Bad blogging is nothing new. WordPress is not immune to this either. I suppose that is part of the gimmick. Anyone can blog. Anyone can spout off about something they heard about. Anyone can post on anything and Google will crawl for it, especially if a blog post refers to a major news happening. 1,000,000 blogs were reported on WordPress in February, 19,000,000 posts, 1,300,000,000 words. So you can bet a big chunk of that just makes readers dumber.
Ready for a good example of a bad blog? Here you go:
A Sunday blog post that added commentary to the shooting death of Pastor Fred Winters just may take the bad blogging cake. I Googled about the incident to see what bloggers were saying about the shooting and I found a post by Hoo Hoo Nick. It was a disgraceful article that probably does not belong even with the majority of bad blogging posts that are sucking the life out of the blogosphere. Hoo Hoo Nick gave a disgusting red herring spin on the tragedy, saying that the event “surprisingly” proves that the Bible is “just another book.” Oh yeah, adding that “churchgoers are speculating whether Winters is going to heaven or hell.”
I just had to comment. Hoo Hoo Nick chidingly suggests that Winters really believed that his Bible could stop bullets. Yeah, seriously.
Pastor Winters certainly did believe the Scriptures. He died a preacher of the one thing that actually can reconcile God and man. He died a preacher of the Bible, a godly man. The leather binding and pages are not what Bible-believing Christians hope in! They hope in what it says.
Anyway, I asked Hoo Hoo to withdraw his post, asking how he could possibly poke fun at Pastor Winters for what he did to try to stop the bullets. I wonder what Hoo Hoo thinks of the Pompeii victims of Vesuvius? Just moments before they were killed, many ducked for cover, while others curled into the fetal position. Pastor Winters just had his Bible. Folks, do not trivialize his death with stupid posts trying to poke fun at his belief in biblical authority. He was a pastor, a husband, and a father, and he served FBC Maryville for nearly twenty-two years.
Hoo Hoo’s post is still online. I will not link to it because it really is a bad blog. I just thought I would take a moment to address something that every Christian blogger needs to think about. Is your blogging worth the data in the history cache that your readers will get when they visit your blog? Is your blogging Christ honoring? Does your blogging make readers dumber? Does your blogging say something that actually needs to be said?
You do not have to be as good as Phil Johnson. Gosh, not even as good as Drew. Just blog trying for excellence. I will read that stuff.