Blogging as a tool for spiritual formation?

Blogging is similar to journalling in that a “third eye” or third person view of the self is being articulated. While the writer initially forms a picture of the self, this is then further reflected upon by a community of readers. This communal reflection serves as a corrective or guide in the process of self-understanding and awareness. While the possibility of blogging being an exercise in spiritual formation exists, a lot depends on the intent of the blog, its content and the community of reflective readers. A blog could be used for marketing purposes, and directed to an audience of potential customers; or it can be used for a person reflecting on life. In this latter form, a community of believers can provide input and clarity to the formation or “seeing” of a truer self.

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