12 Days of Christmas, #6: Southern Gospel Bloggers
Since I never post on Sundays, here’s day six to make up for it.
If I had the power to give anyone any Christmas gift, my sixth would go to all the Southern Gospel bloggers. It seems like bloggers in general, and for some reason Southern Gospel bloggers in particular, tend to be a pretty cynical and overcritical bunch. Album reviews tend to point out the flaws and mistakes, discrepancies and errors of those in the industry tend to be overemphasized, and emotional moments tend to be reduced to detached prose.
I have seen this as a general trend, and I’ve tried to be different, but sometimes I, too, have been too critical. So this is as much for me as for other bloggers.
If I could give all Southern Gospel bloggers a gift, I would give us more optimism, more goodwill, and more simple appreciation of the best music in the world.
We are the fortunate few who have the privilege of writing about the best music in the world. Thousands of people read what we have to say every day. Though every one of us can point to someone who is more qualified than we are, each of us have (by some method or another) become among the fortunate few who get to write about Southern Gospel music. In the upcoming year, let’s take better advantage of this opportunity and use this privilege and platform wisely, with more goodwill and optimism.