To be … or not to be…

Just when I get introduced to a good blogger, he goes away.

But I sure understand his reasons.

Modern liberals and conservatives continue to control the discussion. Those of us who think otherwise are marginalized because we refuse to accept the power and influence of those who are members of the extremes.

I get that completely. And I play that game. Not with my content, I hope… but with my headlines and tags. I am not going to lie.

I know my normal “stuff” doesn’t get read. It doesn’t get “hits.” I don’t have angst. I grew up in a fundamentalist atmosphere, turned into somewhat of a moderate, moving from a die-heard conservative to a raging “moderate,” and that stuff is just plain BORING.

People want shrill.

And my blog the other day about Hobby Lobby proved my point. I got huge numbers on my “hits.” I got ONE person commenting. And when there wasn’t a fight to be had, even that dried up.

I hope Bevere comes back. His next post said he might.

But I sure understand his frustration.

And, quite frankly, I think I’ve reached a point where I’m just plain out of words. I have no desire to be shrill. I just want to lift up Jesus, not as a conservative or a liberal, but just let Jesus shine and do my dead level best to walk in faithfulness to what I see of him in Scriptures.

So, I go off to do that.

And maybe I will find more words to share. But I’m pretty sure they won’t be shrill. And if they make both “sides” mad… even better.

But I think I’ve just run out of words.

One thought on “To be … or not to be…

  1. Great point but my blog has the opposite reaction. My most impassioned political ones rarely garner hits but the ones I write about music or random observations about life get more hits. Maybe my friends don’t think I’m that deep? I’m not allowed to be deep? Still, I love your blog ..both deep and shallow…Keep writing what you feel and express yourself to your way..and the truth will find it’s audience. Catering a blog to get hits and comments means selling your self to the lowest bidder..and you trade a bit of your self if you do that…

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