Thursday, March 18, 2004

bruised but

A blog break = no abuse from nameless punters … no emails to wade thru … no complex and ethical decisions about what to blog and what not to blog … no feeling like I am a baby in the matrix energy factory, with nameless people sucking me dry.


I have really enjoyed the break and have been very tempted to keep enjoying it. I found out one of the people who emailed on my stuff was a person I had helped in cyber and that was more bruising that finding out it had happened in the first place.

But then, a blog break = no meeting you … no expansion of my world … no interesting comments that open my mind … less public processing of God in my life …

OK, OK, so I will return … I will need a few more days for the bruising to die away and to put in place some lessons learnt.

At this stage I am working on 2 blogs: a publishable blog and a conversational blog.

One, the publishable blog, you can take what you want and use it to power your matrix.

The other, the conversational blog, well, if you are willing to sign up to tread carefully, speak clearly and take nothing with you, then I can throw you the keys to the front door of the conversational space. I keep your “email” promise on file and if you flog my stuff, I throw away your keys, or worse throw you to the lawyers. Sort of like a private dinner party where we all work together to enhance the conversation. We give energy and in exchange we go away richer.

You get the keys by requesting so in my publishable blog, which remains pretty much its usual self, just a bit lighter at times cos the real oil is in the conversational space where I can trust ya.

What do you think?

Posted by steve at 05:39 PM


  1. If you’d be willing to cut an extra set of keys for me, I’d love to drop by.

    Comment by Lisa — March 18, 2004 @ 7:19 pm

  2. Steve, this sounds like good idea – even though the necessity is disappointing, I’m glad you’re willing to give it a go. I’ve enjoyed catching up on your posts for a while now (after hearing you speak at Kingdom Builders, my class at BCNZ, and at Graceway) so I was afraid there would be a big hole on my favourites list! Your comments connect really closely to my studies and so I’m thinking a lot about the kind of stuff you write about – so if I’m fortunate enough to get my hands on a set of keys, I will be a more “conversational” and less passive participant!

    Comment by Christina — March 18, 2004 @ 9:06 pm

  3. Nice, maintains security for you and your personal intellectual property as well as keeping conversation open but secure. Perhaps a little less naive (sad to say but necessary)??

    Comment by Andrew — March 18, 2004 @ 9:39 pm

  4. Sounds like a good compromise… My keyring has a space awaiting…

    Comment by Janet — March 18, 2004 @ 9:54 pm

  5. just emailed you steve, then i read this – doh!
    but count me in, please.

    Comment by si smith — March 19, 2004 @ 12:09 am

  6. send me a key?

    Comment by maggi — March 19, 2004 @ 2:19 am

  7. yes, I’d also love a key if you have had enough cut. Pleased to know you will continue to write this nourishing blog.

    Comment by finker — March 19, 2004 @ 6:33 am

  8. Cool idea. The side of me that has had stuff stolen and republished, even under another name or resold is skeptical. For some reason Christians seem to have a hard time understanding what the common space where we post means. Internet = public domain for too many people.

    I think you are taking a good step in educating people though.

    Comment by Jordon Cooper — March 19, 2004 @ 4:25 pm

  9. please send me a key

    Comment by bob c — March 19, 2004 @ 4:54 pm

  10. I go to another level of understanding just looking through the key hole! Please let me in, I have missed it.

    Comment by Liz — March 19, 2004 @ 5:12 pm

  11. Send me a key Please!!

    Comment by Alan — March 20, 2004 @ 1:11 am

  12. I too have missed you and would like to go “through the looking glass” – thanks for finding a compromise. your voice is important.

    Comment by Heidi — March 20, 2004 @ 9:30 am

  13. Please send me a key, your stuff makes a lot of sense and I want to keep on learning.

    Comment by gary manders — March 20, 2004 @ 1:28 pm

  14. i don’t like it – maybe i’m alone. i prefer the notion of gift – that what we write and our art is made available. you have your creative commons which i love and must get round to signing up to myself. this feels too retreating to me. take it as a complement when people ‘borrow’ your stuff. that’s what its for. you have a book on the way next year – that will be still sell! in fact because of your blog it will sell a whole lot better. i don’t like blogs i visit where i am forced to login to talk. i have several friends that have them and i have never yet signed in….

    Comment by jonnybaker — March 20, 2004 @ 8:41 pm

  15. Please, a key for me too please. I’ve also been bruised in the blogging world and hope your bruises heal soon.

    Comment by Jan — March 21, 2004 @ 2:04 am

  16. welcome back, I look forward to hearing more


    Comment by rochelle — March 21, 2004 @ 4:09 pm

  17. Jonny
    I would love to do what you suggest. Like you, I believe that internet profile increases written profile.
    But not all publishers agree. Until they change, I am stuck with needed to do different things in different spaces and to run different rules over the same piece of writing.

    Comment by steve — March 21, 2004 @ 10:08 pm

  18. hi steve..
    knock knock…
    tis me…
    can I come in??

    Comment by Larraine — March 21, 2004 @ 11:09 pm

  19. a key would be cool 🙂

    Comment by gareth — March 23, 2004 @ 12:04 pm

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