So there’s been much made over the weekend about “top bloggers ” For example here. Whether this has been set off by the Christian New Media Awards or not, I don’t know. It can be a little disappointing to not be included – or worse still, not even noticed, but that then begs the question of what are you blogging for anyway. Is it to be popular? To feel important? To big ourselves up? It is lovely to receive recognition. Who doesn’t like that?
But for me blogging is preaching. Not telling everyone what they should be doing, but exploring God’s word and what it means for us in our lives today. So without trying to sound pious and up myself, blogging is about God – and it’s about me. About thinking my way round a bible passage (for that’s what I’ve decided to generally base my blogs on), and also very much about keeping myself sane. Because a preacher is what I am, and if I can’t physically preach, I do it this way.
So blogging isn’t about numbers or glory -well perhaps a little bit 😉