10 Things Christian Bloggers Wished the Rest of the Universe Could Understand

The following was inspired by Dr. Dennis Culbreth and Alan Rogers, men who are obsessed with posting enumerated lists on Facebook.

The Audience

If you are reading this – evidently you are – it is probably because you are on some form of social media, like Facebook or Twitter. it is also possible you received an email notification as a subscriber, or you were forwarded a message from a friend who said, “You’ve GOT to read this!”

On the other hand, you may be a blogger who was surfing recent posts from followed sites or “suggestions”form WordPress (or some other inferior blogging platform). Those of you in this group – the bloggers – will understand what I’m about to write; the rest need help.

The following list will be less of a shocker than an affirmation of what Christian (and some pagan) bloggers already believe about themselves or others within their “community.” Therefore, the following list is meant more for the casual Facebook reader, the neglected child with a school project due, and the wife or husband whose eyes roll more often than a bowling ball.

10 Things Christian Bloggers Wished the Rest of the Universe Could Understand

1. The ability to write is a gift from God; the ability to write well takes work. Every post, if it’s worth posting, should be well-written. A poorly-written post is a poor reflection on the message we have to share. Therefore, don’t get upset if we spend 3 hours crafting a 500-word work of art.

2. Blogging is a form of worship. I know, it may sound crazy, but blogging can be a very legitimate means of giving praise and honor to God. Christian bloggers regularly speak of the goodness of God, praise Him in the midst of struggles, and challenge others to trust Jesus. Christian bloggers LOVE to praise God through computer screens all over the world!

3.  Christian bloggers are internet missionaries! You don’t have to travel the world to teach people with the Good News; you can do it from your kitchen! That’s right with a simple blog piece one person can instantly share relevant Truth in over 100 countries! Last time I counted, I’ve had readers in 126.

4.  Everything is fodder for a blog post. That’s right, everything from one’s recent trip to the mall to one’s battle with cancer – it’s all worth writing about, especially to the one who sees God’s hand working everywhere.

5.  Household chores will take care of themselves. Families of bloggers are usually the most stressed of housekeepers, but this need not be. Worse come to worse, dirty dishes, un-walked pets, and un-made meals can be used as writing topics (see point 4).

6.  Blogging is reporting. All bloggers wish the world would give us more respect. I mean, seriously, we deserve Press credentials! If you write a well-written blog you should be allowed into all political events, meetings, and all concerts for free. As for me, I think every blogger is a potential food and restaurant critic – we should eat for free.

7.  Christian bloggers don’t have selective hearing; we have selected focus. When I’m at the computer, don’t assume I hear anything you say. When I’m writing I’m in the “zone,” so voices outside the “zone” are muted. If you want my attention, offer food or show legitimate interest in what I’m writing.  Otherwise, don’t assume I heard you tell me to pay that bill.

8.  Donations are always welcome. Just because we Christian bloggers love doing what we do, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t accept money. Money buys better computers, custom themes, and comfortable desk chairs.

9.  The Christian blogging “community” is a real thing with real people. Honestly, some of my best friends are bloggers I’ve met online. Several of us have met in person, prayed with each other, and shared in genuine Christian fellowship and worship. Bloggers love bloggers 🙂

10.  Christian bloggers come in all virtual shapes and sizes. Not every Christian is alike, and neither are our blogs. We are all unique and bring our own perspectives to the discussion of life. Don’t read just one.

So, what are your thoughts? Any points you’d like to share with the universe?

Kicked out of the house and in need of wifi, the blogger will do anything to maintain his habit of changing the world one post at a time.

Kicked out of the house and in need of wifi, the Christian blogger will do anything to maintain his habit: changing the world one post at a time.

 

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19 responses to “10 Things Christian Bloggers Wished the Rest of the Universe Could Understand

  1. Amen. I once felt that God wanted me to talk for him -what I discovered was he wanted me to write for him. -I never hear anything when I’m writing except maybe the music in the background (sometimes). Everything else is answered without thought, attention or clarity. So, don’t take these muttered words with absolute.
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  2. And that’s an amen from me too.

  3. 1, 2, 3, 7, 9. Triple likes for those!

  4. HA, indeed! This is terrific. I’ll add two more: 1. when it says I’ve had 10,000 views (that’s overall since I started…) that 10,000 potential seeds for Jesus’ message that have been planted! 2. writing is a way of meditating on God’s word, at least for me. Putting it on paper, (er…keyboard) keeps me focused, makes me think. Thanks for this post!

  5. Chris Jordan

    I know we’ve never met in person, but I have enjoyed getting to know you via the online Christian blogging community. I have enjoyed collaborating with you on the Proverbial Thought blog, and hope to one day meet you in person. God bless you as you faithfully sow seeds of His Word online. See Isaiah 55 – His Word will not return void, but will make a difference in people’s lives for eternity! Amen…

  6. Amen, we are One Accord! 😍

  7. rinarosetugade

    Amen 🙂

  8. I LOVE this. Amen and amen. We CAN change the world, one person at a time one blog post at a time. God bless you today!!!

  9. I agree with all those points. Well done. Christian blogging is a labor of love.

  10. Rebecca

    Love it! I never thought of it that way before, but I totally agree with your perspective on the Christian blogger. I’m new to the blogging scene and just want to be of a blessing to others while glorifying God in the process. I’m definitely saving your article for future encouragement !

  11. Fantastic! You said it all and with humour too!

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