Originally I posted a link to Total leadership blog where Pastor Tad Thompson asked this question and received a number of great comments, unfortunately that blog no longer exists. However the conversation was continued by Rich Tatum on his blog and it is still available and well worth reading.
Rich Tatum at his blog continues the conversation in a big way! He points out the importance of ‘why’. He suggests that Pastors and leaders might want to read around the blogosphere for a while and get some idea of ‘why’ they might want to join in. Then he proceeds to post a number of good reasons why a leader might want to consider blogging. Here are a couple of poignant quotes from his article:
I like to think of Paul the Apostle as the original proto-blogger. His missives dealt with current events, addressed failings in the Church, provided solutions, commented on trends and dangerous ideas. He “blogged” from prison, he blogged on the road, he blogged with the help of a peripheral writing device: an amanuensis.
Blogging, in some ways, is like an interest-bearing savings account. As long as your ideas are only spoken, they’re being spent as soon as you generate them — just like spending your entire paycheck the very week you get it. But if you can “bank” some of those thoughts, they’ll go to work for you on your behalf, influencing more than just the handful within earshot. And like money in the bank, your blog-published ideas compound their influence week after week after week.
Wow Rich, that last one was nearly poetic! A great post with some good comments.