Here’s a tough one and it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a bit:
Can you be both a “good steward” and a “good blogger” at the same time?
Some more thoughts after the jump.
What makes a “good” steward? What makes a “good” blog and/or blogger? I, like many of you, have probably contemplated this at least once in your life. Perhaps not at the same time, but maybe.
And let me clarify: I’m specifically talking about time for the “good steward” part. Am I being a good steward of my time in all aspects of my life? With my family? With my job? With my ministries outside my 9-5? With my passions and gifts that God has given me?
And for the “good” blogging part, I’m talking about traffic and stats. Not because those are what I’m necessarily aiming for but because those metrics are what makes a “good” blog “good” in the world.
Do you see what I’m getting at? We have opposing paradigms here: My Christian “duty” to be a good steward with my time (and everything else) and the secular world that declares your blog sucks if you don’t have good traffic patterns.
Can the chasm be jumped or married?
Sure. I think so. I know a number of Christian bloggers who have world class stats. Are they being “good” stewards…? I dunno. I would hope so.