If You Want to Start a Blog

When I was at the Exponential Conference this week, I went to a seminar with bloggers. Generally speaking, I didn’t walk away with a whole lot to think about; however, they did have some good thoughts for those who may want to start blogging. So – if that’s you, here are some things you may want to consider.

  • Be cautious with sharing personal information.
  • Beware of using your blog as a way of escape when ministry gets difficult.
  • Don’t just post your sermon from Sunday. “Blogs that suck the worst are written by pastors who like to preach.”
  • When getting started, send out emails to your friends when you post something new.
  • Don’t get sucked into checking your “stats” too frequently.
  • Use Feedburner.
  • Check out twitter for mobile posting.

Ask these questions before you get started:

  1. Who is your audience? Who are you writing for?
  2. What is your theme? What is your feel? – your blog is an extension of you
  3. How often are you going to blog? – set guidelines
  4. How much time are you willing to invest? – it can be very habit forming

Scott Hodges, Chris Elrod and Todd Rhodes facilitated the conversation. Thanks guys!

I would suggest using blogger.com – you can get started in less than 10 minutes!

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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