On Blogging

I find blogs very curious. Bloggers want badly to understand their own media. “What can all this mean?” But no one has clarity yet. Or if they do, their voices are drowned by a few million other seers. Exhibits A and B:

What Are Blogs For?

Read and respond as Dr. Michael Haykin asks, “What are blogs for?

It is disturbing that far too many Christian blogs are shamelessly pushing self and not seeing the potential for kingdom expansion via the blogosphere. Everything from personal agendas to personal stuff is being pushed. But here, as everywhere else, we must shape our interaction in the public square by humility.

Is The Blogosphere Bust?

Read as Christianity Today muses on the future of the blogosphere.

As weblogs proliferated earlier this decade, Andy Warhol’s famous aphorism was modified to read, “In the future, everyone will be famous to 15 people.” Now it looks like Warhol was right after all: Thanks to widespread blog burnout, everyone will be famous to 15 people for 15 minutes.

HT: Intersect

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2 Responses to On Blogging

  1. Thanks for this post. I particularly like Dr. Haykin’s comment. It’s so easy to write posts about what’s going on in my life and what I’m thinking, etc. because this stuff is easy to write about. Because it’s easy to write about, I can increase the number of posts per day, etc. But this is exactly what Dr. Haykin calls self-promotion.
    I’ve tried lately to steer away from this “personalization” of blogging and have attempted to contribute to the kingdom of God. I don’t intend to say this as “hey, look at me!” ; rather, that this is something that I’ve struggled with and continue to do so everytime I write on my blog.
    It does seem, however, that there are bloggers out there seeking to change the blogging landscape from that of self-promotion to that of contributing to the kingdom of God. May this be true and, if so, continue!

  2. Re “Death of Blogging”… I think I have to agree with ‘IndyChristian’s comment there. **wink**

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