Every time I turn around I’m seeing more and more people flocking to the blogging world. Most people assume that having a blog must be a good thing. Here’s the deal. Blogging is not good. It’s also not bad. In and of itself, blogging has absolutely no moral status. It simply is.
Blogging can be a job… it can be a hobby. It can be a ministry… it can also be an idol. It can be a great thing for your family… or it can distract you from the most important people in your life. It can help you be more intentional about how you spend your time… it can suck away all your time and energy so that you do little else. It can help you connect with like-minded people and develop online relationships… it can pull you so far into those superficial relationships that you lose touch with the people closest to you. It can bring out the best in you… it can bring out the worst in you.
Blogging can bring you closer to God and the person He intends for you to become… or it can give you a million distractions that keep you from even noticing that you aren’t growing in your walk with Him.
In your life, any of those things might apply. It could be that in one season of your life, blogging does only good things, while at another season it morphs into the bad things.
All I really want to say here is that blogging isn’t always the right thing for everybody all the time. If you’re a blogger or are considering starting a blog, take another look at that list. Where does your own blogging fall within that? If you are a believer, do you think that the hours you spend blogging (and managing all the social media involved) are going to be part of the “Well done, good and faithful servant” or will it be part of what is burned away as useless?
Be intentional about where you put your time, energy and heart.