One of the things I like about blogging is the accountability that comes with the community. Sure, if you stop interacting, or don’t interact, of course there is no accountability. However, for someone who participates in the community within the blog ‘o sphere, there is a give-and-take that encourages us to lift ourselves, and each other, up. Whether the blog is about crafting, cooking, Steampunk jewelry, Dragon*con, or Christianity, the family of bloggers is a positive one!
Recently, I was reading an opinion on accountability online in which the writer listed, in Part I, the reasons he did NOT believe in Christian accountability. In Part 2, the author wrote about what he would have the community do instead of “accountability”.
I truly appreciated his opinion, and agree with it. At first glance, it looks like semantics. However, upon reflection, you see that this is more than words. The difference is in the point of view. The current connotation of accountability is somewhat negative, and while the author doesn’t mention this at all, his alternative to accountability, advocacy, is a positive popular buzzword. One which I can relate to.
Advocacy implies working together, to lift someone up, and this can be directed by focusing on and having:
- Individual behavior (rather than Corporate)
- Levels of Transparency
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