I highly recommend this post about the unfinished business of our lives and fulfilling the calling of Christ.
The call to the disciples was never Follow me to power, or Follow me to prosperity, or Follow me to the revolution, or Follow me to achieve your full potential. It was simply Follow me.
(Doug McKelvey, On These Our Works Being Works We Will Not Finish)
A good article on some of the things that make web writing insipid and inspiration to do better: Reviving Anorexic Web Writing by Amber Simmons (2007)
I came across an interesting little post about how to write (and edit) a blog post which is fairly realistic about how the process really happens. I’m not quite as rigorous on the editing now that I’m trying to put something out each day.
Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. See how far you get. The more words usually mean a higher degree of personal interest. Stop when it suits you.
How to Write a Blog Post by Michael Lopp (Rands)
This article about one of Facebook’s recent experiments made me seriously reconsider whether I am willing to continue using the social network when they are researching how to target people in their weakest moments: Welcome to the Next Phase of the Facebook Backlash.
Profound words from an advocate for the mentally disabled
To be fully human is really to discover who I am. And who am I? I’m a member of the huge human family, where we’re all brothers and sisters wherever we come from, whatever our culture, whatever our religion. We were born in weakness. We will grow. And we will die. So the story of each one of us is a story of accepting that we are fragile.