Recently I have been reading some blogs which claim to be sharing Christian thoughts, beliefs, and moral values, but instead of feeling inspired to seek deeper and get to know our Lord more intimately, I have been left feeling offended, shocked and often annoyed. This has got me thinking, and so today I have a few questions for you all… If you have the time (and the inclination) feel free to leave your answers or thoughts in the comment section below.
Why do you blog?
I blog because I love to share God’s word. I have been so blessed by the things that I have learnt on this journey of intense seeking and studying and so I want to share it with whoever wants to read about it. I will not force my opinion on others, and I will always substantiate what I am saying with Biblical proof (Bible verses). I don’t want fame and fortune, I just want to share what I have learnt, and hope that is blesses others as much as I have been blessed.
Have you ever been offended or annoyed by a [Christian] blog’s content?
(I’ve already answered this one)
What do you look for in a blog?
I mainly focus on content. I do not like a lot of ads. I know it might sound superficial, but that is just my opinion. It slows the loading of a page, and for someone who gets distracted easily millions of ads are never a good idea. However, that being said, I have found a few blogs that have many ads and I still visit them often, why? they have great content.
What kind of writing style are you drawn to?
I am drawn to either humorous writing (I’m a big fan of dry humor), or something I feel I can learn from – informative and clearly explained. I realize I do not write with very much humor…I am not sure why this is exactly, but I think it is mostly because as much as I enjoy being entertained while reading, I prefer being challenged and made to think. Basically I would rather learn than laugh (not in all areas of life mind you…).
Would you return to a blog if there were never responses to your comments, or is it something more than that, that makes you keep going back?
I always go back to check the blogs I comment on, and I always like reading the author’s response to my comments, it shows appreciation for the person who has taken the time to comment, and creates a sense of ‘cyber-relationship’. If there are no response comments, but the content is really good I will probably keep going back to read, but I probably won’t comment very often.
What are your thoughts about all of this?