Blogging and your soul

Well known Episcopal commentator, Doug LeBlanc reflects on an essay by Buddhist blogger EJ Eskow about the challenge of balancing blog-inspired activism with Buddhist disciplines. LeBlanc mention[s] Eskow’s essay by way of confession. “Blogging is not my default setting as a writer, and I’m not sure I’ve ever found a relaxed, unguarded voice in this medium. Blogging has sometimes made it too easy to lapse from noting irony to indulging unkind sarcasm.”

How do I blog without losing something important in my soul? For now, this is my answer: I must blog less, and do more long-view writing that generates joy — both in my life and, I hope, in the lives of my readers.

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