Why I Blog

toblogornottoblog Well, there is a much longer answer as to why I started blogging here… But why do I still blog?

It’s funny… Every now and then I will hear of other youth ministry types offer an opinion that blogging is dead and wonder why I’m still in the game.  And then comes this opinion from Natalia Cecire

Thinking in public is a difficult habit to get into, though, because public is the place where we’re supposed to not screw up, and thinking on the fly inevitably involves screwing up. Blogging with any regularity in essence means committing oneself to making one’s intellectual fallibility visible to the world and to the unforgiving memory of the Google cache.

This is particularly a problem for academics, who are, after all, professional thinkers; we have a culture of making it look easy, and of concealing as much as possible "the raw material of poetry in all its rawness.”

I think we have fooled ourselves into believing that leadership comes from a practiced, strategized, managed public expression like a speech or a book. I personally am more interested into understanding how you got to what you are thinking about and considering. Therefore, I blog about and post up the very same.

I’ve grown in an awareness of my own editorial voice… There is a value that we work harder on the inclusion of youth into the mission of parish life, that we must collaborate and empower parents more, and that we must lead teams/ tribes of other adults.  If you know this voice already, it’s because you have been reading and catching the progression of thought…  Not as an end-product but as a process.

Let’s all do more of that, please.  Fear less about being correct and right; but do be concerned about really being caught not thinking.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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