11:19 AM GMT
Can I just be honest?
I know I have mentioned before that some people post things that are hurtful or surprisingly insensitive…well I am sorry but I am just seeing too much of it from people I never thought I would.
But those people need not worry, I’m not going to try and show you the error of your ways; I’m just going to go ahead and delete my blog.
It’s been fun, Tumblr, it really has!
10:33 PM GMT
Well lookeee here -
It’s almost my 3,000th post.
How shall I celebrate such a landmark?
7:58 AM GMT
Another sunrise, another morning where it’s up to me, the Aussies and a handful of sleep-eluded Statesiders to keep my Dash alive until midday.
Let’s go, team.
12:55 PM GMT
As my activity on here decreases (along, rather predictably, with my followers), I am finding that I am no longer tied to this community with the same dependency I once was…
What does this mean? Well, perhaps I may not need to virtually burn this crevice of my life and all its words after all.
The point of my decision to delete my blog was based on a realisation that I was becoming overly-fixated with Tumblr and the friendship of those within this somewhat close-knit network.
In recent weeks, my postings have become more sparse, and not through conscious effort; simply because the other facets of my life have prevented hours of trawling through all the content you all share.
Chances are most of you have stopped reading by now, and the ones who haven’t are the comparative handful of my subscribers who take time to talk with me regularly.
I know, I know - it sounds like I am flaking out after so much stern talk of erasing myself from the face of Tumblr…vowing it was going to happen.
Thing is, the issue that willed me to make such a decision is bringing itself to order and becoming less and less of a problem…
It will mean less posts and certainly less ‘followers’ (I dislike that term greatly), because if a blogger isn’t around every minute of every day some readers get hungry and bored and impatient, as if you are their performing monkey…
But maybe I will stick around after all.
All 3 of you still here may now cheer if you wish.
11:32 PM GMT
New Year is when it’s going to happen I think.
6:21 PM GMT
May I just say that you are all so beautiful.
I mean, I look around on here and all I seem to see while I’m scrolling down that Dash is beautiful hearts matched up to beautiful faces.
And I mention hearts first because they’re more important than any external features.
Seeing all this beauty around me?
Well, that makes my heart very happy.
Keep up the good work, lovely ones. :)
4:22 PM GMT
Writing Challenge Post#12
Set by: stopsmelltheroses
Words: Ocean, love, whisper, sky-blue, adventure
Word Limit: None
July has never felt so serene. Fairytale coastline paves the way for an adventure that none of us will ever forget. The weather is perfect for the occasion, as dainty cotton clouds erased from a canvas of sky-blue loom over an ocean lapsing onto shores reserved only for the most venturing of spirits. An isolated spot, tucked into a crevice where a whisper won’t escape; this is where they sit, a handful of people who before today have never crossed physical paths, and yet already share a love that far surpasses any connection they feel with those in their respective towns.
Waters kiss the sand, almost unbreakable hugs are shared, and this group, brought together by successes of technology, settle down with nature itself to develop in person what began with machine.
This….this is how I visualise a Tumblr meet-up if I ever attend/arrange one.
11:24 PM GMT
I’m putting together a separate page where you can see all my Writing Challenge entries!
It’s been so refreshing and so much fun doing it, so I might leave it open as an ongoing thing; something that you can get involved with anytime!
The original post is waaaayyyy back here.
Thanks again, and keep ‘em coming! Any I don’t answer tonight will be done tomorrow, so be sure to check back! :)
9:54 AM GMT
I hereby declare the following:
- I am a little bugged by this Summer break on account of me having not had a proper break yet. With this pattern looking set to continue this slightly irritates me. I am weary, drained of focus and energy and I need some me-time, but apparently cannot have it. Yet.
- In better news, I soon start rehearsals for the next show I have been cast in. This I greatly look forward to.
- I currently have a couple of songs in production, both of which are coming along nicely. This makes me smile and provides temporary relief from the chaos that seems to envelope every inch of space outside my bedroom door.
- I want to be back on the Youth Retreat. Those young guys had such a great time, and I feel so much closer to many of them.
- To my newest friends on here - Hello! I know I may seem something of a spectre, and that is partially true, as I find my interest in Tumblr as a site dwindling, though it’s inhabitants not so. Any prayer requests, any requests full stop, or even just a friendly chit-chat are always welcome, and I will always reply as soon as I can.
- God is teaching me some tricky lessons right now, but they are necessary ones and as such I won’t shun them, or begrudge the Lord in any way. I need this.
Finally, can I just reiterate how incredibly beautiful you all are? And for once I don’t just mean the ‘on the inside, wonderful people’ beautiful…but in appearance. I scroll down through my list of ‘followers’ (a term I don’t like attaching to those who read my blog), and I can’t help but see gorgeous face after pretty complexion - you are all so attractive on the outside, with your various colour eyes, hair of all lengths and colours, platted, curly and flowing, short and extravagant..and those smiles; those stunning grins and dimples…you’re all physically and facially blessed, no doubt… and then to cap it all off, it is matched by your glowing personas!
Current / future spouses ought to consider themselves very fortunate. I do just for having a little square snapshot of y’all at the side of my screen. :)
Have a smashing day, friends, and God keep you and provide you with all that you need this Sabbath!
10:24 PM GMT
I’ve got to stop loving the outside world from the inside of my room.
You may not have noticed, but I’m not posting as much these days, nor am I spending my every free hour trawling through the content of my Dash.
I am swiftly realising that I cannot live out my life through this blog. There is a world out there with people who I can physically get out there and help, instead of just saying a few well-chosen words that might pick them up if they’re having a down day.
Don’t get me wrong, I love talking and sharing with all of you, but I honestly don’t think I genuinely help people on here as much as if say, I was actually visiting somebody in their home or on the street and witnessing to them in that manner.
Am I saying I want rid of this thing and you lovely lot?
Of course not.
That would be ridiculous, as I have met many people on here who have had, and who continue to have a profound impact and influence on my life and who are a constant source of encouragement, challenge and motivation to grow in Christ…not to mention being upheld in prayer…it’s a wonderful and life-affirming thing to know that when I wake up in bed each morning, that someone somewhere might have just prayed for little old me and my life.
What I am saying is that my life
should not must not be based here, within the confines of cyberspace. The strands of fellowship and affection between us may be real, but while we sit here in our internet Christian club sporadically building each other up in the Lord for upwards of 6 hours a day, there are literally billions of people out there who need teaching about the Gospel, and who are in desperate need of the best kind of love that we, as Christians, have the advantage of being able to offer -
The love of Christ.
So, what to take from this?
I am going to be around these parts a little less often,
but in no way does that change the fact I am here for each and every one of you as a brother in Christ and more simply, as a friend.
There are other ways to reach me (which are actually more convenient) which you only need ask for and I will gladly pass on to you…
But I need to lessen the intake of irrelevant reblogs, people ranting excessively about things which could actually be helped undoubtedly by spending time before God in prayer and in His presence rather than name-dropping and resorting to harsh words, couples snuggling on sofas, cats and people in attractive outfits on beaches…I need more of the outside world that I’ve been trying to love from inside the four walls of my room.
May the peace, blessings and love of Christ linger within you and produce a light impenetrable as we take our faith out to the lost who need it.
11:29 PM GMT
5:58 PM GMT
I’m going skiing in Switzerland until Sunday 15th, so I won’t be around until after that my friends! I’m looking forward to a holiday, especially one in the snow!
Until Friday I’ll still be about on Skype, Twitter and Facebook but Tumblr not so much, as I’m always compelled to write lots and the hours will pass unproductively! :)
I’m sure you’ll all appreciate the peace and quiet anyhow. :)