If you are not quite sure what post I’m referring to, if you want, you can check out 5 Things We Need To Stop Doing To Other Bloggers . I’ve gone over the post again, edited and revised so if you had some issues with wording yesterday, hopefully, it sounds better today 🙂
Two months ago on Peeking Beneath I had a few posts that focused on things we shouldn’t do as a blogger, somewhat similar to this post, and some commenters were concerned I was having a rough time because of what I wrote.
Not all posts I write reflect my mood. I know most do, but not all do. 🙂
If I see a need, a possible discussion that is not taking place, I am encouraged to write about it.
I think talking about the negative stuff is often hard. I originally had examples but I did not want to put people on the spot. So I try to speak vaguely, and then I don’t think I am always clear.
When I write about Christian Blogging, especially recently, I think I’ve had more posts that have been focused on the negativity, things we shouldn’t do or work on not doing. I don’t mean for these things to be discouraging. I don’t mean for anyone to feel like I’m pointing fingers while on my high horse. This is why I try to include we because I’m part of it too.
When discussing topics in Christian Blogging it is always related to some experiences and discussions other bloggers have talked about. Especially dealing with the “what not to do” posts, I know there are a number of Christian Bloggers who may not have any of the issues I bring up. Those posts aren’t really for you 🙂
There are a number of Christian bloggers I’m thinking of right now, and you all are already on the meat.
The “what not to do” posts are for Christian bloggers who are on the milk. Just beginning, starting out, and confused by the world telling them they need to advertise themselves, they need to be focused on numbers, it’s about money, etc. I’ve seen a lot of newer Christian bloggers come to my blog, ask questions (on the blog or email), and be very self-focused. To be a servant when starting out is almost out the window, and they haven’t realized it. I don’t think many new Christian bloggers realize how easy it is to be self-focused. I’ve had a number of Christian bloggers share they realized this only afterward of being made aware.
There is a lot of stuff that happens behind the scenes I don’t talk about. But much of this relates to why I direct certain topics in Christian blogging. To give an idea, many questions I get asked deal with gaining traffic and making money. I’m probably a disappointment when I share it took over a year for me to have over 100 followers because God had a lot of work to do with me and guide me on how to write for Him first before I focused on reaching others. Currently, I don’t make money off blogging.
I stress we focus on others before we focus on ourselves for a reason. It is not to criticize others or assume the worst.
I see it happen a lot, and it needs to be discussed. I also encourage any of you if you see something that looks off or should be clarified please let me know. 🙂 If you’ve been around my blog a bit, I’m all for clarity. I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong, when I can do better, and when I can clarify. I’m all for it 🙂
Now that I made a page I can guide Christian Bloggers to with a list of posts that can help them, I hope this encourages them. (The page is found at the bottom of this post if you want to see all Christian Blogging related topics.) I hope to get the basic negative stuff out of the way so I can focus on more uplifting ways.
Sometimes being blunt is one of the only ways to get someone’s attention because the honey doesn’t work, and a splash of cold water is the best wake-up call.
I hope that helps explain a little bit better if anyone was curious or wondered.
And I’m thankful for edification and feedback to continue to work on being more clear and focusing on topics people are interested in learning more about.
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