Yesterday I wrote about blogging in seminary. It is probably the most honest Seminary Etiquette I have written so far and it’s the 10th one also! Crazy that it’s even seen post 10. To me, that’s a big accomplishment. I guess you readers are enjoying it because some of you keep asking what the next one is.
But the reason it’s so honest is because I actually started another blog when I first got to seminary. I thought I had to write about what I was learning and being bold on the internet and just being what I thought was awesome. But after writing for a couple of months, I realized I just was not enjoying it. Because you can track how many views and shares your blog gets, the numbers showed that nobody was enjoying it either.
After reading through some of them, I can understand why. There’s this mentality you can get when in seminary that causes you to think you’re better than everyone else. That you have all the answers just because you took a semester or two of New Testament study. And I was that guy.
After several months of not posting anything new, I got rid of the blog formerly known as Hero Chronicles. Doesn’t really help that the name for it sounded like it was created by a 10-year-old in Superman footie-pajamas and talked about LEGO figurines fighting each other.
But the thing is: I actually like writing. I enjoyed it! So I didn’t stop. I just kept piling up all these writings but never really shared them. After a year or so, I decided to give blogging another shot. Mainly because I had just finished reading Jon Acuff’s Quitter and Start and thought I might as well give it another go.
And this, my friends and fellow bloggers, is when The Seminarian started. It’s been over 6 months now and I have absolutely enjoyed sharing posts every week and reading different posts from you guys.
And that’s why I wanted to say: Thank You. Whether you commented something super humbling, liked a post, shared it on Facebook, told your grandma about it; I really appreciate it. You, the reader, encourage me every week to keep writing (along with my super supporting wife who is incredibly gorgeous).
I know I won’t exactly be known for my writing. And that’s okay. I’m just glad to be interacting with people all over and some even find my sarcasm filled posts hilarious enough to make it through the day.
Here’s to more!