“Blogging is so 20th century!”

Thus exclaimed a young colleague in a meeting of clergy. What? Am I yet again an old fuddy duddy luddite, always behind the latest trends?

Well, probably so. I was way behind in entering the blogosphere, and now I’m told it’s so yesterday.

She doesn’t want to read a long explanation of anything–just some tweet-length calls to action!

I can appreciate that. Some of us spend way too much time thinking or meeting or planning instead of actually doing something.

Sure enough, in early 2010: Blogging is Out

But that’s probably outdated, too. A Twitter feed really is a good way to keep up with a fast moving story. You get a general impression, but not necessarily up to journalistic standards.

Don’t we need it all? Tweet, post, blog, essay, article, in-depth reporting, systematic thinking, doctoral studies . . . and daily activities, social interaction, conversations, encounters, service, action, experience . . . It all works together to save us from ourselves.

Alone, we are one. Together, the connections continue to mulitply. Then alone again, we are changed.

What do you think?


  1. karinacinerina · September 14, 2011

    So, since I am over 30 but am too annoyed by Twitter and Facebook but also too impatient for a full blog, is that why I like the “microblogging” of Tumblr? Short and long posts, followed like Twitter, but with depth and content?
    Dang diddly no one told me blogging was out. : )
    I miss my monthly magazines, replaced by weeklies.

  2. Sarah · September 17, 2011

    I love your weblog, particularly the photos, do you take them yourself? Located in The UK we’re also blessed with a massive wide variety of flora, the most spectacular of which are in all likelihood the spring flora. May I use a few of the pics with my own weblog? I would back-link any photos back here naturally. Claire Rivera

    • Kathleen · September 30, 2011

      My husband Jon Montgomery or I, Kathleen Ellis, have taken most of the photos unles we are in them! Yes, you may use them with a back-link. Thanks!

  3. Destination Infinity · September 21, 2011

    Blogging is slowly becoming like professional magazines. It might not be so popular as a social network, but it is a valuable tool to share thoughts, gain insights and represent concepts. It is much better than the meaningless laughter evoking photos and videos in FB.

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