I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the relationship between transparency and money making and how a number of professional bloggers handle this relationship.
I’ve seen a number of successful secular bloggers that either consistently share how they are making money and/or even how much they are making monthly and annually. Perhaps by doing so they are gaining more trust with their audience and really “practicing what they preach” in terms of authenticity, transparency, and the like.
I don’t see any bloggers in the evangelical space sharing that type of information.
What do you think? Would it be more helpful if more christian bloggers opened up their numbers to the world? Is this a place that makes you hesitant? (I hearken back to my Presbyterian days where everyone in the congregation knew how much the Pastor was making…)