The Christian music scene of today is a mixed bag. There are some extremely gifted songwriters who write very heartfelt, Gospel-focused songs and there are those who write rather more fluffy love songs which could probably be sung to a boy/girl friend [delete as appropriate].
In my opinion, a good hymn should sing of God’s loving grace, promises, sacrifice and might. I do go through phases of listening to different hymns, but this song has been at the top of my playlist for a good couple of years and is beautifully written.
“Confined in attitude or interest to one’s own needs or affairs.”
This is a fair question, and one that can’t be dismissed casually. Blogging is very different from other genres of media in the respect that the blogger expects the “blogees,” if you like, to take an interest in their musings and anecdotes. Not only is the audience expected to take an interest, it is also assumed that they are taking time out of their day specifically to read up on new articles posted by the blogger.
Newspaper and magazine journalists don’t write their pieces in anticipation of readers skipping pages in order to specifically enjoy articles written by that journalist. They’re writing informatively, sharing facts and figures and not a lot else. That’s their job, and they do it very well in this country. A blogger’s objective, on the other hand, is to gain popularity and endear themselves to the hearts of the general public. I’m nowhere near achieving fame for my blog, and I acknowledge that I never will be. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want people to take an interest in what I have to say. If I wanted to report news, I would copy and paste pages from the BBC website. If I wanted to bring outspoken opinions to the table, I would ask Prince Charles for his top tips on how to be publicly controversial. The purpose of me setting up this blog was to share some thoughts and interests of mine with those who know me. I am also hoping to develop flair and verve in my writing in preparation for the English degree which I start next month (September).
This is why I think blogging isn’t intrinsically egocentric; it is only egocentric when used for self-promotion and self-glorification. As with most things, blogging is a tool given to us to use as we choose. We can abuse with that privilege, or we can amuse with it.
This is my first wordpress post. I would love for it to be filled with eloquence and namby pamby soliloquies, but unfortunately the hour hast cometh and gone for a verbal extrvaganza. It’s 2:23 AM according to Windows, which my body clock treats as bed time but that malfunctioning timepiece inside of my head considers the opportune moment to embark on fresh voyages over unchartered waters.
Anyways, it probably is about time to hit the sack. What was originally intended to be a chicken nugget of a post that would get the wordpress ball rolling has turned into a big mac with extra cheese and a large fries. Ah well. Bon appetit!