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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I like a challenge, but I found this one harder than most. I was tagged by Paul on his “The Generous Husband” blog with the challenge to describe my “blogging motivation, philosophy and experience in exactly 10 words.”

If you read here much you know that brevity is not my long suit. My recent “Balance vs. Compromise” post weighed in at a dizzying 1500 words. And yet here I am faced with summarizing in a meager ten words this thing I spend hours doing every week. Exactly ten words. Impossible.

Or so I thought. But the more I considered it, the more I realized the value of this kind of challenge. Trying to boil it all down to a ten word statement has forced me to find the essence of it all. I started out pursuing all kinds of flowery, inspiring, eloquent statements, but they all ended up sounding shallow and trite.

So, casting aside all that, here is what I landed on:

Marriage was God’s idea. Do it how he designed it.

It’s not pretty, but I think it accurately hits at the heart of my blog. Do you agree?

And I am hereby tagging Kathleen of Project M and Stu of The Marry Blogger to create their own ten-word summaries. Trust me, it’s harder than it looks. Good luck!


Kathleen Quiring | Project M said...

You know what? I actually think your 10-word statement is pretty awesome. If you get right down to it, that's what you're trying to get across here.

I think this is a cool exercise in thinking about our philosophies, too. I'll have to stretch my language muscles a little before I take on this challenge. Thanks!

Scott said...

Thanks for the endorsement, Kathleen. In the end I'm pretty happy with it too.

Good luck on your own pursuit of ten words.

stu@themarryblogger said...

Scott -

Thanks for the nod...I like what you landed on certainly. This will be a great excercise! I appreciate the challenge.

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