On Ash Wednesday I made a last minute decision to give up blogging (and primarily the reading of blogs) for Lent. I made this decision because I was feeling super busy at that time, and I thought that blogging was the least valuable thing I did that consumed a lot of time which I could get rid of.
I find many in our society spend a lot of time entertaining themselves either through fictional stories (primarily movies) or the lives of celebrities. I generally think that I would rather spend my time getting to know my neighbours and hearing the stories of friends.
Shortly after Lent began I read two books in a week. I don’t normally read so much. Anyhow, it made me realise that reading blogs is really just like reading short stories, or novels one chapter at a time. Reading really isn’t bad, and blogs are the thoughts of real people, with whom I can have some (if only minimal) interaction.
So I really don’t think blog reading is a bad thing. It can take up too much of my time. That is true, but in moderation it is good. So, hopefully I can be part of the blogger world in moderation.