I haven’t done one of these in a few weeks so I had to significantly trim down from the original huge list I have been steadily bookmarking since the last one. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading:
Mark Driscoll recently complained on Twitter about how bloggers don’t do anything meaningful but just sit around and pontificate. I can only assume it is response to a lot of his critics. Aside from the irony that he is a blogger and pontificated his judgement of bloggers through a micro-blogging site, he is flat-out wrong. Rage Against the Minivan gave the best response I saw, including this list of things she has personally been a part of doing through her blog:
We build schools in Haiti.
We fund-raise for birthing centers.
We lobby for children’s rights.
We match waiting kids with adoptive families.
We recruit sponsors for impoverished children.
We fund adoptions of special-needs kids.
. . . and these are just the projects that I’ve personally been involved in. I know a lot of bloggers, and there is no way I could even begin to quantify the kind of “get stuff done” things they are behind. Make no mistake about it, BLOGGERS ARE GETTING THINGS DONE.