under pressure

dom dom dom do do dom dom,
dom dom dom do do dom dom,
dom dom dom do do dom dom,
dom dom dom do do dom dom,
plink plink

The musically literate will have recognised the opening to the Queen / David Bowie song Under Pressure. That is how I feel today following the visit of over 100 extra people to the blog yesterday as a result of the pages being mentioned on the BUGB E-news sweep (see yesterday for link). I feel that I need to raise the standard of blog entries (or at the very least not let the standard drop). And so I am under pressure (plink plink).

Of course some of you will be thinking that it shouldn’t be too difficult to raise the standard of the blog entries, given the starting level, and that may be fair comment. But feeling the pressure (pushing down on me) is mainly because I am not sure what a raised standard looks like (except for the obvious – see picture) or how to achieve it. What one person may think is good may make someone else groan. Or what one person finds helpful may annoy the pants of another (hopefully you will not be ‘sans pants’ today).

So I have reached the conclusion that rather than seek to try to please everyone I will try just to please one person. I blog for my own benefit rather than anyone else’s, since it helps me reflect on my life as a follower of Jesus, but I will try to blog for a readership of one – Jesus. I will try to blog along the following lines: ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – blog about these things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from Jesus, or seen in others – put it on your blog.’

If I can do that there is no pressure. I can chill (ice, ice baby)*.

*I am very sorry for that last comment, I consider Vanilla Ice’s version to be close to sacrilege, but I could not resist!

DESCRIPTION: Pastor slumped on the pulpit with dazed expression CAPTION: THE TITLE OF THIS WEEK'S SERMON IS "I JUST SPENT ALL WEEK WORKING ON A SERMON AND I GOT NOTHING"

Cartoon is used by permission and is Copyright Gospel Communications International, Inc – www.reverendfun.com

2 thoughts on “under pressure”

  1. >Don't change to try to please your extra readers (yes I'm one of them) – we will only return if we like what we see. I did, I'm back, and I will be again.If it's any consolation e-sweep impact tends to last 24 hours before normality returns.

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