One of the criticisms that has been leveled at ministers who blog is they spend time blogging that could be better spent working for their respective churches. People ask me on a regular basis “How do people find the time to blog as much as they do?” My honest answer is I’m not sure.
Museum 2.0 estimates how much time it takes for people to engage in certain web 2.0 activities, including Facebook, Twitter and blogging. Nina says it takes 1-5 hours a week if people are mere participants — commenting on blogs every once in a while or doing a Facebook page. For the bloggers out there, she says it takes 5-10 hours a week to run a blog.
So it’s confession time. How long do estimate you spend online doing things like blogging, commenting on blogs, reading blogs and/or doing things like Facebook and Twitter?
And help me out by providing an answer for the people who ask me how you do it. How do you view your blogging? Is it part of your church ministry? Do you do it during “working” hours? Is blogging affecting your work at your church? Are there ethical issues related to blogging and holding a full time ministry position?
And I want some real honesty here. Some of you put a lot of thought and research into what you write. I know that takes time. If you feel you need to, anonymous comments will be accepted, but I’d like it more if people were open about how much time they spent on blogs and the like.