Getting Your Christian Blog Started – 10 Tips
Book stores are filled with a wide array of Christian books. Great books that help us to grow our faith and stand firm in our walk with God. I say so many Christian authors who have given their time and skill to encourage the world spiritually. There are many believers out there who may not have thought of writing a book but have so much to share. I encourage you to share through blogging. It is a great way to meet the needs of the masses. It is quite fine to leave the lengthy volumes to the expert authors, but do not neglect your desire to share your faith and beliefs. If you do decide to spread your love for God using blogging as a media, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Choose the right blogging platform for you. If you are starting your first blog go with a free platform like blogger.com. It is very dependable and one of the pioneers in blogging platforms. The paid blog platforms I would recommend would be wordpress.com and typepad.com.
Include an RSS feed button. Make sure to include a way for your readers to subscribe to your blog through RSS feed. It will inform them when you have posted something new. A good source to set this up is feedburner.com
Email your posts to friends and family. I have found that this is the best way to get some quick, loyal readers.
Submit to article directories. This will bring good readers to your blog that have an interest in what you write. You will need to include a link to your site. EzineArticles is my favorite of all the article directories.
Keep it simple. There is no need to overwhelm your readers with theology and apologetics (unless that is the type of readership you are going after).
Lend a helping hand. Follow-up with the comments left on your site and see if you can help people with this mode of communication.
Inspire, inspire, inspire. Inspire your readers as your goal is to win some to Christ.
Use mostly God's word over your own. Do not get too carried away with your own ideas and opinions. Let the word of God do all the talking.
Offer prayer. Offer to pray for people. You can probably do this through a form or simply encourage them to email you their prayers.
Be patient. Most of all be patient. Do not pose God on anyone. People will eventually appreciate your intentions.
This is a slow process and does not come with much recognition or praise from anyone but God. Hopefully you can live with that.