Saturday, October 15, 2011

Catholic LIfeguard

The Little Way welcomes Catholic Lifeguard to the blog roll.  Rebecca discovered this blog for me and I just love how the author provides very simple phrases that pack some very powerful messages.  Check out this Catholic warrior's blog.

As for that Patheos thingy, I'm not too sure about that.  I have a problem with Catholics getting paid to blog, unless of course they're donating it all to charity.  Maybe it's because I always have a thousand grammatical mistakes and typos but I don't see how blogging is work, first of all, and second, why anyone thinks that by sharing their pearls of wisdom, (which are hopefully inspired by the Holy Spirit and thus belong to Him), they deserve to be compensated.

I've been asked a few times to join other sites that feature multiple authors and while I'm grateful for the invitation, I prefer to do it my way.  What you see is what you get, and I take full ownership for it.

Have a glorious feast day.


  1. Priests get paid.
    Catholic authors get paid.

    I believe that it is fine for bloggers to be compensated for blogging because they are offering their time and effort for, as you said, HIM.

  2. To each his own Joseph but as you see, I respectfully disagree. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to blog so I don't see it as something for which I should or would want to get compensated. Blogging is voluntary, just the same as many of the services I would do for my church are voluntary and are done for Him. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but it would be very wrong for me personally.

  3. Well, I suppose that if blogging is one's full time job, then would it really be much different than getting paid to be a Catholic author or columnist? If it's a hobby like it is for you and me, then I agree that we shouldn't get payed. But if it's full time, then perhaps it's different.

  4. That's the difference I see Daniel. And I don't see how blogging could be considered a full-time job because I don't see what's so hard about it. Perhaps if I were better at it I'd feel differently.

  5. Thank you for introducing me to the blog Catholic Lifeguard. I've been mesmerized and have put it on my blogroll as well!

  6. Yes, she's a good Catholic girl and her blog was a great discovery.

  7. Joyce, first the bloggers are not paid very much. They are in essence magazine writers. It's just that this is an on-line type of magazine. The writing there is mostly not informal, by-the-seat-of-one's-pants blogs. They are mostly full fledged written articles, and some are of the highest quality. You wouldn't expect professional writers to write for free.

    By the way, I'm on there every day. It's one of the few sites I can access from work, and when I have some time to kill I'm on it. If you see a comment from "Manny" there with my avatar, that's me! :)

    I liked the Catholic Lifeguard site. Thanks.

  8. Manny, to each his own. If you enjoy that website, by all means, continue to do so. But it's clearly not my cup of tea. I didn't even realize the writers were paid until one of them mentioned it. Sorry to have miss your gems but I'm not a fan of any of the writers there, so I will have to wait for the re-runs ;)


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