Monday, August 17, 2009

Under Construction: My Words

If you've just stumbled upon this blog you'll have to excuse its unfinished look. Ever indecisive, I'm still deciding on some key details--like what exactly I'd like to focus my writing on, how much time I want to devote to this pursuit, and whether the blogging world really needs another voice in the mix. This is the second or third blog I've started with the general idea I want to talk about homemaking and cooking, but I keep changing the look and feel and specific direction. This latest incarnation, Egg and Twig, seems to me to be right at home with all the lovely "nest" blogs already out there, like Fresh Nest Design and Craftynest (see sidebar links). Except that my blog is the pesky little sibling hoping to be included in the big kids' game. :)

A witty poster from Despair.com reads, "Blogging: Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few." I don't mind the audience of "so few," if any, as much as I mind the idea of wasting words.

The Bible makes it clear we are accountable for our words. Proverbs 17:27-28 says that a wise man uses words with restraint, Proverbs 18:20-21 says that the tongue has the power of life and death, and Proverbs 25:11-12 compares words aptly spoken to apples of gold in settings of silver. Finally, Philippians 4:8 says,"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

My hope is that I can find a way to talk about homemaking, cooking, craftiness, and other domestic foibles in a way that is edifying, even though lighthearted. And that I can do that NOT at the expense of every day life, as I know blogging to be a time-eating monster from past experience.

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