I have decided that with the turn of the year, it is time for a new direction with regard to my web presence–if you can call 39 hits a month a “presence.” Let me explain.
The other day I ran into an acquaintance who had come across my web site. “You have quite a self-involved thing going there,” he said. Self-involved? Yuck. He may have meant it as a compliment, but it was the very last thing I wanted to hear about my site.
Then it hit me. The name of the web site is JASON BARMER DOT COM! I’ve always cringed a little at the self-touting title. It screams, “Hey, come over here and listen to what I’ve got to say!”
For a couple of years now, I have wanted to launch a site that didn’t give the impression that it was about me. My writings sometimes contain experiences I’ve had, but I’ve wanted this to be a place to practice the exploration of ideas.
I’m setting a new course. I’m not going to write on sports events or on what I did last weekend, unless it’s part of a larger discussion. I’m streamlining my purpose here as follows:
To reflect and query on life with Christ, in His world, from the perspective of someone who needs transformation through Him.
I hope to have others as “guest writers” to add variety, but every article will fit into the purpose.
I’ll write about the title, but for now John 9 will give some insight. Happy New Year, and welcome to mudshoteyes.com!