Nathan W. Bingham
Connecting in a Hyper-Connected World

Should Every Christian Have A Blog?

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Are blogs dead? Do blogs still matter? According to American entrepreneur Seth Godin, no they’re not and yes they are. Here is what Godin says is so powerful about blogging:

“Blogging is free. It doesn’t matter if anybody reads it. What matters is the humility that comes from writing it. What matters is the meta-cognition of thinking about what you’re going to say. How do you explain yourself to the few employees – or your cat – or whoever is going to look at it? How do you force yourself to describe – in three paragraphs – why you did something? How do you respond out loud? If you’re good at it [blogging], some people are going to read it. If you’re not good at it, and you stick with it, you’ll get good at it…”

After reading that quote (and then watching Godin’s passion in saying it) I began to ask myself, “Should every Christian have a blog?

Blogging forces you to think…

As Godin says, blogging forces you to think. Depending what you blog about it can force you to think about why you did something, why you are about to do something, or what you believe about something. Then the juices really get flowing when you have to think about how you are going to communicate it all in a post clearly.

Christians should be thinkers…

Of all the people on the earth, Christians should be the best thinkers. Sadly, often we are not. Here are several ways blogging could help you as a Christian to rekindle your thinking:

So, should every Christian have a blog? In short, no.

But whether you blog or not, every Christian should think.

You could always reap the benefit of blogging without the hassles of technology and its public nature by simply grabbing a Moleskine and begin journalling your thoughts in there.

Do you have a blog? Do you journal? Has it helped you as a Christian? Have you found benefits I’ve not included above? Leave a comment, discuss it on Facebook, or send me on a tweet on Twitter.

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