What Types of Content Are ‘Off Limits’ on Your Blog?

Despite how awesome I think blogs are I find them to be seriously lacking when it comes to communicating certain things. It’s not necessarily the fault of the medium since other forms of communication aren’t perfect either!

So here’s a topic worth some thought this weekend as you think of things to write about:

What types of content (if any) do you feel unable to write about via your blog?

Love to see what people come up with.

Have a great weekend everyone!

  • http://www.tillhecomes.org/blog Jeremy Myers

    Serious research items, such as papers that require long, detailed analysis and footnotes.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ugh. yup.

  • http://blogussion.com Derek Jensen

    Well sometimes writing is hard in order to tell the idea. Thank goodness for video and audio.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      agreed!

  • http://newbloghosting.com Peter P

    Pooping.

    And other bodily functions.

    I love talking about them but it just doesn’t seem right on my blog!

    • Brandon

      Haha!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      omg!

    • http://karlrivera.com Karl

      LOL! Agreed.

  • http://www.andyallen.com Andy Allen

    1-Most things that I find funny….

    2-A lot of things my kids say…because they’re usually quoting SNL, Modern Family or The Office, so it seems inappropriate for humans their ages to be saying such things…at this point I refer back to #1

    3-Anything to do with blogging/wordpress/standard theme…that’s why I follow TentBlogger

    4-To a certain degree, questions or doubts about faith, church and ministry. Mostly because my professional career is ministry so if I’m too public with concerns or criticisms or uncertainties…my employability then becomes questionable…rock, meet hard place.

    5-Turtle Doves….just don’t know much about them

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i lol’d at #3.

      turtle doves… what about french hens?

      • http://www.andyallen.com Andy Allen

        Doves have that whole Christian connection tho…just trying to remain consistent with the faith theme in my blogging….but the French need Jesus too…so I’m assuming their hen’s might as well.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          ahhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Brandon

    I blog about whatever is on my mind… I don’t really have anything that I could never write about.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      no filters?

  • http://everydaysnapshots.com Dave Anthold

    As an Elder at my church, I can’t talk about some of the things that surround the decisions we make or even the thought process. It’s a legal thing.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah. that makes perfect sense.

  • http://missionsuntold.com/ Jordan Monson

    Blog posts have to draw in readers, so they suffer in some of the same ways that print does. They sometimes have to sensationalize an issue to “trap” readers. For example, I’m thinking about writing a post on the stereotypes about missionaries, and the title I am thinking of using is, “Are All Eastern Europeans Pickpockets?” I’ll go on to show that we understand that it’s not ok to have stereotypes about people-groups, but often with faith it’s different.

    It’s not so informative as it is captivating. In a way that’s a limitation.

    Also, anything that requires more than 1,000 words can’t be covered unless you want to sacrifice traffic. That separates it from other media.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      really? more than 1,000 words? a lot of my biggest posts here are more than 1,000 words? or is that just for you?

  • Larry Yarborough

    Outing uninformed, ugly comments from folks at church. Anne Lamott says you can sanitize it somewhat by changing gender & age … but our people would either know who it said it or waste time obsessing over who said it rather than moving past the person to the issue.
    LY

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah. agreed here.

  • http://www.saintdepraved.com Simon L Smith

    I am trying to present a theological defense of Infant Salvation. It is an emotional – and very detailed/nuanced – topic that is more difficult that I thought it would be.

    Right now I am simply trying to organize the individual topics into logical days/flows.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      wow… how did this series come out?

  • http://magictiny.blogspot.com Tony

    I steer clear of sex, drugs, theology and politics – the 1st two because I don’t feel comfortable writing about them, the 2nd two because I don’t feel that I should foister my opinions on people

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      tony,

      fair enough! politics… ugh. i’m just not a political person!

  • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

    While no content is strictly off-limits, there are a few things I tend to avoid:

    1. Generally most things work related (out of respect for my employers)
    2. Theology I strenuously disagree with. It’s always better to be known what you’re for than what you’re against.
    3. Needless controversy that’s only benefit would be to generate traffic. Not cool with that kind of stuff.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      this is a good list to live by!