Friday, October 15

I appreciate Rick Brady's encouraging post yesterday linking to my site. I think it's the first time anyone has said I write with "acumen." Too kind.

In the month or so since we each started our blogs, I've quickly come to respect Rick for his maturity and depth of insight. His grasp of such a wide variety of issues and his ability to find perspective are remarkable. More than anything, his humility in seeking to do far more than just generate traffic has been exemplary; indeed, I'm sure many of us low-traffic bloggers have found his posts regarding the roles of those in the blogosphere to be quite useful. And with all Rick has on his plate, I feel foolish complaining about not having enough time to blog.

I always feel a little awkward responding to compliments with more compliments because I'm afraid mine sound disingenuous, but please know that I write this sincerely.

Interesting post from Matt Crash yesterday. He hints at a forthcoming series, and I'm curious to see where this is going:

"The Church should not be an interest group. Yet when the civil war takes shape, we'll be caught in the middle. Who do we support? Rudy Guliani or Bill Frist? Rick Santorum or John McCain?"

I wish I had enough time to read all of the wise postings every day in the blogosphere, as there are surely many of them. There are a lot of good thoughts out there (and maybe a few not-so-good ones), and the value of this true marketplace of ideas is immeasurable.

Note the verse at in the heading of this site. I believe its concept applies to all manners of a genuine search for truth, and the blogosphere is a compelling illustration of this.

I submit that the blogosphere may never know a more exciting time than right now.

I'm not sure what shape the 'sphere will take over the coming years, and I'm not suggesting things are headed downhill. Over the past few years the blogging realm has boomed into something exciting and influential and, more surprising than anything, something amazingly well ordered.

It should be utter chaos, but genuine coherence and a remarkably refined code of ethics have emerged from the primordial soup of the Web.

I hate to be pessimistic, but I don't see how this can continue once people figure out how to make serious money off blogging. Thoughts?


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