Most of the time when someone says they are a Christian blogger it is assumed that they blog solely about their faith. But what if your blog isn't based on your faith? Can you still consider yourself a Christian blogger? Of course you can! Being a Christian blogger is much more than what you write about. It's how you conduct yourself and your blog. It's how you interact with readers and other bloggers. It's you giving control of your blog to the Lord. Giving something completely over to the Lord is not always the easiest thing to do. It is in our nature as humans to want to control everything we have, including our blogs.
So here are some tips on how you can give your blog to the Lord, even if you don't blog about your faith:
- Pray for your blog - I know I mention this a lot but prayer is such a prayer thing. If you where going to go through a life changing moment, you would pray to the Lord for the right outcome. Guess what, God answers every prayer - large or small. It doesn't matter what the prayer is about - buying a house or writing a blog post - consult the Lord in all the you do. We are told to "pray without ceasing" in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
- Love Your Enemies - Luke 6:35 tells us "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil." The Internet is huge and you are bound to encounter people who want to use you, have hateful comments, and seem to attack you in the social media realm. React in the Christian way - with love.
- Don't Covet Other Bloggers - It's so easy to want what other bloggers have - their traffic, their readership, their amount of comments, their design, their friendships, etc. Remember the 10 Commandments? We are told to not covet our neighbors' house in Exodus 20:17. While it is good to set goals and base those goals on other peoples' success, don't get stuck in the trap of resenting the fact that others have what you don't.
Of course these are just a few ways and they don't just apply if your blog isn't faith related. Regardless of the type of blog you publish these 3 points should be implentented anyways.
If you have a blog that isn't faith based how have you turned your blog over to the Lord?