Darren Rowse, the Problogger, has written an interesting post about how to keep blogging when it feels like nobody is reading your blog. Darren speaks of his time as a pastor learning to preach by speaking to a room full of empty pews.
As a fellow pastor I know that feeling well, and as an aspiring problogger I’m feeling it even more often. However, for me the eye openner came when I started to read the comments to Daren’s post. There just seemed to be so many pastors and other church leaders there.
Of course, I know a lot of pastors are now using a blog as part of their ministry, as I do. They post sermons and church news for the benefit of their congregation and others. However, these were not just pastors posting on church themes. No, these were pastors and ex-pastors who now post for many other reasons.
I often attend the ordination services for new pastors in my denomination, and am always interested to discover just how many become pastors out of a professional science background, as I did. Well, here’s another interesting question – how many professional bloggers enter the “profession” after a career as a minister or pastor?
Any more want to come out of the closet (or is it vestry)?