So I haven't written about my faith recently, but it's no secret on what I believe in. I talk about it on my about me and have posts dedicated to it on this blog. I am definitely a Christian blogger, but it isn't the only thing that I focus on.
While having a Skype date with a friend, we talked a lot about our faith and how it has affected our blogging. One thing that we both concluded was that it is hard to find other Christian bloggers out there. Or even if they are out there, they probably don't write about it on their blogs, at least not enough.
Sometimes I'll come across Christian blogs that are solely Christian blogs or are written by older people for an older audience. Now these two things aren't bad. Don't get me wrong. But as a young, college-aged adult living in an age where Christianity is looking much different to my generation as far as music, pop culture, and even ways of living out our faith, it's hard to see so many lifestyle bloggers like myself either not have a religious affiliation or don't blog about it.
I understand that people have different comfort levels and many other aspects like that, but where are my Christian bloggers at?
You know that feeling when you find out you have something in common with someone? How much more satisfying is that feeling when that person shares the same or similar values as you?
That's how I feel when I meet a Christian blogger who is similar to myself--a young adult, lifestyle blogger who also happens to share her faith on her blog.
Struggles of a Christian Blogger:
1. Not finding enough people close in age/niche that share your faith
2. Never being too sure if you should publish your faith-based post or if it will be too controversial
3. Wanting to talk more about your faith on your blog but unsure of how people will respond
4. Trying not to seem like the corny greeting card Christian or the holier-than-thou Christian
5. Wanting to share your struggles with your faith (whether with another blogger or on your blog) but don't know anyone/someone you trust enough to confide in.
I'm going to explain that last one a little bit more and preface that you probably know some people in real life that you can talk to, but there is something about being able to talk with someone who is similar to you in that you both share your life and thoughts online for the world to see, so they have a different perspective and viewpoint than a non-blogger in your life.
And when I talk about Christian bloggers, I'm talking about bloggers that describe themselves as Christian, but aren't necessarily writing about it all the time. Twenty-something lifestyle bloggers with a Christian faith are what I'm looking for. However, if you're not twenty-something or not a lifestyle blogger but have a Christian faith, please share your blog with me! I'd love to check you out!
If you're a Christian blogger (you don't have to primarily write about it), can you relate? And can you leave your links so I can check out your blog and some of your faith posts? If you don't blog about your faith, other than it not fitting into your blog niche (i.e. you're a fashion blogger), why do you not write about it?
If you're not a Christian at all, do you ever read faith-based posts? What do you think of them?