Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Week of Four Posts: Part 3

Keeping Priorities

I've noticed in my hobby of blog perusing that some people spend a ton of time on the little empire that is their blog. Admittedly a wonderful outlet for creativity, writing and even business, blogs have incredible potential. But like all things, excess and misuse can swing the pendulum in the opposite direction.


In an effort to remember and stay focused in the blog land of Utopia, I wanted to set a few guidelines to better keep our priorities straight here at Tegen Central. In no particular order they are:

  • Be genuine. No post should ever be written trying to be someone we are not. This was the sole purpose of the two previous posts...to reset with honest, real talk about God's good lessons to us and to convey our absolute dependence on Him.
  • Keep real life first. Never should writing a blog post come before face-to-face conversations or life's demands. 
  • Keep the horse before the cart. We won't do things just to have a funny story to blog about or set out to do things just for the purpose of blogging. We won't constantly wear a camera trying to catch every moment for a blog or even books. We will live, and captured moments will be icing on the cake.
  • Refuse to blog God out. Our life source is our maker. But in our humanness, it is easy to let so-and-so's latest story or our latest blog post hold our attention instead of the keeper of all eternity. We will have quality time spent talking to God and learning truth from His word before wandering online.
  • Speak Truth. We will unashamedly point all who read here to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  
  • Share our story. With pictures, stories and, when appropriate, transparency, we will share the comings and goings of our family. 
  • Be mindful of others. We will share stories always mindful of others' privacy and feelings.
  • Get rest. By looking at the time stamp you will see this is my weakest link.
So glad to get these parameters up and to use them in the future. As a rule follower, I appreciate a good boundary marker and these will be ours from here on out. 

In the next day or so it will be our joy to share something that is almost too precious for words. Check back tomorrow evening, way before the time it is now, and we will hope to share something VERY good...in whatever words we can muster.

1 comment:

Martin LaBar said...

That's a good plan. Good guidelines, for what (I think) you are trying to do.