Ten reasons why he was the first and the greatest blogger for Social Transformation of all time.


Not sure who “he” is? Well I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue it was Saint Paul. Oh sure some of you will want to suggest that it was Aristotle, or Plato, or some other B.C. dude or dudette that has gone down in history as being pretty influential with the written word and I’m willing to hear your argument and have a lively discussion about it; but you’ll still be wrong.

So why is Saint Paul the correct answer? Lets have a look at the 10 reasons:

Number One: Paul blogged for life and he lived to blog. Blogs after all are calls to action and Social Transformation blogs are about changing peoples opinions so they can see life and its purpose from your point of view. Admit it; would any blogger be bothering if he or she didn’t want to convince you about something they feel strongly about? Would they be a social activist if they didn’t spend virtually all their time making one heck of a great argument? I would suggest Paul’s argument was about as significant as it got.

Number Two: Really great bloggers are controversial and post around topics that are revolutionary and out of the main stream. Paul certainly was all of these. He blogged about life choices that in fact had little to do with life and instead were about an afterlife.

Number Three: The best Bloggers aren’t subtle. They make their point and provide a compelling case to support it. Certainly getting knocked off your horse by a bolt of lightning is pretty compelling stuff but to argue that someone you never met was indeed the son of God, well that’s anything but subtle.

Number Four: Bloggers cover a wide variety of topics. Some of you might argue Paul just posted about Jesus or His father but in fact Paul covered virtually every topic that was considered important and of interest during his blogging career including diet, sex, travel, wine, nation building, war, career paths, politics, and oh yea religion.

Number Five: Social Transformation Blogs are about Philanthropy: As early as chapter fifteen in his blog to the Romans Paul urges his readers “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves”. That’s about as philanthropically clear as it gets.

Number Six: Bloggers aim to reach a wide audience.  I think it is safe to say that the Romans were one heck of a large audience; maybe the largest in the world at the time and then there were those Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and Hebrews just for good measure; and as if that wasn’t a big enough audience Paul today is still blogging in absentia to about three billion followers. Take that Perezhilton….

Number Seven: Bloggers live for comments. Paul was forever responding to the feedback he received from the first posts he published and he didn’t do it virtually; he actually went and stayed with the people who left a comment. I would love to get some comments; then I can come and stay with you.

Number eight: Great blogs reference other bloggers. Saint Paul was forever talking about the writings of those twelve other bloggers he got lumped in with and even that Timothy and Titus guy. One thing about Paul;he knew how to find and share the best messages.

Number nine: Great bloggers get a lot of shares: I’ll just refer back to that three billion number.

And number Ten: If your going to blog make it good news. If anyone wants to argue that Paul’s blog didn’t have the very best Good News then for Heavens sake I’m at a loss for words.

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