Posted June 28th, 2010 by E. Goodman
I knew it was over when I quit reading my own blog.
Seriously. Missions, Misunderstood was so theoretical, so boring, so tedious to read, that I actually quit reading what I was writing. Those of you who have stuck with it must be gluttons for punishment. Either that or you’re just too lazy to change your RSS feed reader settings. Either way, I’m going to pull a Domino’s Pizza mea culpa and say, “We used to put out some real crap around here, but we’re changing our recipe now, and we think you’ll really like it.”
For starters, my “anonymity” has kept me from being able to write about personal experiences. You know, the interesting stuff that people might want to read. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down to write about a personal adventure/experience/life lesson but reconsidered in deference to my alter-ego. From here on out, I’m going to worry less about keeping my identity secret and more about writing good posts. Or, at least decent posts.
Somewhere along the way, I seem to have lost a certain amount of snark. Not that the world needs another Johnathan Acuff, but a healthy dose of wit can make for some fun reading. And we all know that what missions needs is a little more sass. After all, if people wanted to read heart-warming missionary stories, they’d visit the site of a major missions organization, wouldn’t they?
This blog is still about being a missionary and understanding missions. Only now it will be more so.
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