July 1: Great or greatest – Bloggers Blogs.
What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?
I am not a huge follower of blogs, even though all the fundamental courses available suggest the key to being a great blogger is immersion in other blogs.
That’s not to suggest I don’t have the eye for a great blog or great blog post. The kinds of posts I read, and blogs I return to, is mostly influenced by my own writing. What I mean by that is, the topics I write about and perspectives I write from are most attractive to me. I am interested to read in bloggers who share the same worldview.
My worldview is a Christian one. My worldview is influenced by the teachings of Scriptures. My worldview is influenced by teachings on the teachings of Scripture. Epistemologically, my goal is to have my thoughts conform to the thoughts of the Divine as revealed in the Scriptures.
I am thus interested in bloggers and blogs whose thinking and the expression of their thinking is expressions of that Christian worldview.
In my short career as a blogger, I have been most interested in the contributions of “Susanna, a retired midwife who enjoyed a satisfying career now getting my love of story writing out there.”
Susanna’s blog can be found here. Like me, she seeks to write daily, responding to the daily prompt. Unlike me, she doesn’t appear to have missed a day – at least for as long as I have been attempting to respond to the daily prompt.
The Daily Prompt
There are at least two types of daily prompts that I am attempting to respond to.
The first is part of an ebook called 365 Writing Prompts. As the name suggests, it is a day to day morsel of thought.
The second is the living The Daily Post brought to us by “the friendly editors at WordPress.com” Each day this blog posts a daily prompt and encourages its followers to create a pingback to the daily prompt post. This cross-posts to The Daily Post’s daily prompt post.
This cross-post publishing is the avenue I use to explore other bloggers response to the daily prompt, and how I discovered Susanna.