So much, in fact, that I try to contribute a Mary Minute for each show (been a big fail on that of late, though).
On a recent episode, an interview with American Chesterton Society president Dale Ahlquist on Morning Air was included, and Ahlquist compared Chesterton’s prolific writing with blogging.
He said something to the effect of, “Chesterton was blogging before there were computers.”
I feel so much more justified in my blogging
addiction endeavors. And what a mentor to have, the great G.K. himself.
I have been writing about blogging over at the Catholic Writers Guild blog for almost a year now (swallowing my pride, every single week, at how very unsuited I feel for that role). This week I started a blogging for beginners series with a discussion of how you get started. Whether you’re a member of the Catholic Writers Guild or not, I invite you over to join the discussion.
Hearing the discussion about Chesterton as a blogger-before-there-were-blogs made me think about how much I’ve enjoyed the interactions and relationships I’ve formed thanks to my own blogging, and also how writing has helped me grow in my faith.
Blogging is a bit of
an addiction a passion and I don’t pretend to know or understand it all. I think there’s a great deal of prayerful discernment that has to be part of my online interactions, whether or not I’m addressing topics of faith. Catholic is part of who I am and how I live, after all.
Chesterton didn’t miss a moment to point to the Truth in whatever venue he was writing in or whatever topic he addressed. He’d be quite a blogger today, don’t you think?
Update: I forgot to mention, when I was touting how I’m writing in other places, that yesterday I had another installment of Tech Talk over at CatholicMom.com. This week, some great book apps for kids. (Yes, they ARE for the kids. Or that’s my story anyway.)