So… something interesting I was reading about in an article by Collin Hansen in Tabletalk Magazine:
Who provides accountability to a blogger?
I have a few accountability partners in real life who I meet with semi-regularly. They ask me things like, “How have you been doing with preaching the gospel to yourself this week?” and “Have you been practicing Sabbath rest and recreation?”.
The reason I have accountability partners is that just “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
And I can totally tell the difference in my relationship with God when I haven’t met with anyone for awhile.
But what about accountability in the blogosphere?
It hadn’t occurred to me how dangerously disconnected blogs can be from the body.
About a fourth of my readers here at STILL GROWING are people I know in real life, so they’ve been good enough to let me know when I post crap that poisons the body (yep… I totally do that sometimes), but what if I didn’t have those people holding me accountable?
What if they got tired of reading my stuff or felt like they couldn’t approach me with rebuke?
Who would hold me accountable for the things I write?
What do you think? Should Christian bloggers find accountability partners, or is there enough accountability built into the blogospere purely because of its public nature?