Last week I read two great articles (here and here) relating to this slow blogging “trend” and it’s been rolling around in my brain ever since.
Lately I’ve found myself slowly unfollowing blogs that over-produce sponsored posts. Our world is saturated in consumerism and reading those posts leaves me drained instead of encouraged. I’d much rather spend my (hopefully limited) screen time reading posts that encourage their readers and inviting them to join in the conversation. To talk about things that matter – like honesty, humility, and pursuing joy in the rough or mundane days. Authors that push me towards Christ rather than towards the newest trinket I just “have to have”.
There’s plenty of space on the internet for trinkets and all the things your money can buy.
But this space on the internet is for me and for you.
I promise to share my stories.
The sweet moments and the not-so-pretty ones.
To encourage you.
To point you to Christ.
I promise to produce authentic content.
This might not mean posting every day (or even every other day) but it does mean posting what matters most.
To leave the advertising to the corporations.
But to support brands that are producing authentic content.
So, why do you write?
What do you think about “slow blogging”?