My DS Reads My Blog Along with Other People I Actually Know

I found out the other day, via email, that my District Superintendent reads my blog. She commented on the photo of my new daughter. I am on the conference list of blogs and I am finding out more and more that people, fellow clergy, are reading my musings. Also I threw out a reference to this blog in a sermon and now there are some parishioners who are reading this too.


Because of the revelation that people I know actually read what I write a question has been posed in my brain. Should I filter what i write and my thoughts about certain subjects, especially when it comes to the Western North Carolina Conference or the local church?

I have always been willing to be honest and I still think honesty is the best policy. But I will confess that this new found knowledge does change my thoughts about what to blog about. Now questions are popping into my brain. Is this post appropriate? Do I really want people to know this about me? Will this affect my relationship with people at church and my DS? They are there and I cannot ignore them.

Here is my promise, to all three of my readers. I promise I will continue to write about what is on my mind, heart and soul. I promise to do it so openly and honestly. I promise to be as transparent online as I am in person (maybe even more so online).

To my readers who know me personally, thank you for reading. I hope you see me the same after reading these posts as you do in person. This blog started as a Lenten discipline and has morphed into a place where I work through my thoughts, my sermons, my ideas, and my joys. This blog chronicles my adventures as I journey through Revland!

Would you change what you write on your blog if you knew who was reading it? Your friends? Your family? Your boss? Your peers?

One thought on “My DS Reads My Blog Along with Other People I Actually Know

  1. I know that some of my collegues read my blog, and though I still speak my mind, I also attempt to be delicate when the subject calls for it. Honesty is of course a commendable course in all speech – but we must also keep in mind that a blog is PUBLISHED honesty – it is not simply our private musings with our friends at some pub – it is available for the whole internet population to view and read and therefore reflects upon the church in a public way.
    We are ambassadors.


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