What does it mean to have an online persona?
Is it simply a narcissistic groping for identity? Or is it a genuine avenue through which to build community and witness to the meaning in life found in and through following Jesus Christ?
I have just spent the last week in a Mission, Media and Ministry Course with John Harrison and had time to reflect on a year of blogging on behalf of my congregation.
Recently I have been posting sermons (e.g. here) and have had many hits on the site through links to the text this week. Whilst creating traffic it has raised questions:
"Is this the most effective way to blog on behalf of a congregation?" and
"At what point does my own persona take over to the extent I should just create my own blog?"
Next week I am going to raise the topic with the Kairos Church Council, but I have realised that it is time to rethink how I am doing what I am doing and to get others more involved? Finding answers to these questions is about discovering how to be faithful in the 21st century.
Any tips for this novice blogger as I approach the meeting?