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    Q&A: How To Write A Blog About God!

     

    Hi Nicole and Project Inspired writers. I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH! You’re doing such an awesome job uplifting our beloved God!  My question is a little different. I’ve been wanting to create my own blog for some time now, but I don’t know where to begin! I want my blog to be reflective of my personality but still glorifying to God. Could you could give me some advice about how to start? Any ideas about what to write, what not to write, how to get topics, and things like that would be really helpful. Thanks!

    I’d like to thank you for the wonderful compliments about Project Inspired! All of the writers here are passionate about using our writing gifts to glorify God. We’re excited that you also want to write about our beloved God! Here are a few tips to help you get started:

    • Pray first! Before you begin to write any article, ask The Holy Spirit to guide you. God will reveal to you what it is that you should write about to help meet the needs of your readers.
    • Brainstorm. Think about what it is that you actually want to share with your readers. Choose specific topics for each post so that you don’t overwhelm your audience. For example, you could choose to discuss God’s love, how important it is to be obedient to God, what it means to be a Christian, etc. There’s no limit to what you can write about as long as it is Biblically sound. However, make sure that each post is limited to one specific topic.
    • Choose a catchy title. Your title is the first thing that readers see and it’s what catches their attention. Your title will often help readers decide if they’ll continue reading or not. Make sure that you make a strong first impression with a great title.
    • Write honestly and with passion. Write about things that you’re most passionate about. Choose topics that you like to write about. For example, if your writing voice is stronger when you write about certain aspects of God verses other attributes, then try focusing on those areas to start. As your blog grows, you might consider broadening your areas to keep your readers engaged.
    • Try not to be too preachy. It’s important to share the Gospel with your readers; however it’s equally important to say it with love. People will respond better to articles that teach and share the Gospel in a positive way. But you should never “water down” the Gospel. You shouldn’t change what God says just to get people to read your blog. Repeat what God says, just do it in a loving manner.
    • Remember to educate YOURSELF first. If you’re trying to teach your peers about God, make sure that you’re sharing accurate information. We never want to accidentally lead someone astray. If you have any questions or if you’re unsure about something that you’d like to write about, try asking your parents, pastor, or bible study teacher for clarity first.
    • Be sure to update your blog regularly. Your goal is to get readers to come back to your blog often, so be sure to add new articles as frequently as you can.
    • Promote your blog! Once you’ve written your blog, be sure to promote it. Tell everyone that you know about it! Send emails to family and friends. You might even want to add a signature line with a link to your blog in all of your outgoing emails. Try promoting your blog using social media such as Facebook and/or Twitter. Business cards are also inexpensive ways to promote your blog.

    Good luck with starting your new blog. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

    Aysha Ives
    Aysha Ives loves God with her whole heart and has a desire to help hurting people. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, she combines her education and experience with her love for God to help people live whole and fulfilled lives. Aysha is an Author, Mental Health Provider, Youth Church Teacher, and the mother of one gifted little boy whom she absolutely adores. Aysha is honored to be able to share her love of God with Project Inspired readers. Aysha is also the author of God Cares About Your Stuff: How To Believe For Tomorrow When Things Look Utterly, Completely, And Totally Impossible Today, released February 2013- Available at Amazon.

    24 COMMENTS

    1. I have a blog and a Facebook site. I average about 8400 daily regular readers a DAY.
      My advice is you only teach, write what you do. Meaning your life should be a living picture sermon. Don’t tell people not to lie but you’re doing it. 🙂

      Network with others. But do it in a Christian way. I wouldn’t come to Nicole’s page every day just to advertise and spam up her website and Facebook, that’s annoying, but I would talk, email, seek out advice from her if I needed. I would encourage her, email her and tell her how great she is doing, love on her. Remember, we all in this together! We Christians!!

      When you blog, you need to read other blogs and COMMENT. Leave comments. I mean real comments not just “oh that was good’ but more real interaction. By your answers you will get people over to your page. SO make sure your comments are good enough to catch people’s eyes so they’ll come over.

      Leave links.website. Don’t forget that.

      Last but not least, it’s not about the numbers. It’s easier said than done. But let God work through your site, your writing, your page. Let Him decide. If He thinks you can handle 10,000 people great, if it’s 5, that’s okay too….

      WRITE even if it’s for an audience of ONE.

    2. Hi! There is a great “blogging” website that I use. It’s called Tumblr! Some of my friends got me hooked on it about a year ago. You can post pictures, share music, and more importantly write whatever you like! Oh, and you can follow people too! I follow some great Christian Inspired blogs! Good luck, girl! I hope this was helpful info! 🙂

      • wow that is such a cute and sweet blog, I read all of your entries and I love them! it’s so important to keep sharing your personal experiences, so people have a relationship with YOU. Does that make sense? I love your blog! Share it on your FB!

    3. If you’re looking for somewhere simple to start, I’d suggest using Blogger, powered by Google! 🙂 It’s linked to a Gmail account, and it’s free and easy to use!
      I have one I post on occasionally, if anyone wants to check it out.(http://remade7.blogspot.com/) What I write is free for you to question and consider, so I have a “Share” page if anyone wants to send me their thoughts! 🙂

    4. Thank you soooo much for this great advice!! I have always loved to write stuff—but for some reason I am always embarrassed when it comes to showing people. But anyways, I am definitely going to try to do this and set up a blog 🙂

    5. I recently started a blog. I never thought I would, but I decided to. It’s more my personal thoughts and ramblings, to get my thoughts out between me and God, but if anyone wants to check it out its anongodgirl.wordpress.com

    6. I have a blog. It’s not really about God, but I don’t hide my faith. It’s more about my inspirations and what I’m thinking about. I’ve had it for a year and I only have four followers. I read other blogs with hundreds of followers and comments and I get discouraged a lot. I have to tell myself over and over that I just need to keep persevering. It’s melodyinink.blogspot.com. I’d appreciate it if someone checked it out and commented on what they think. 🙂 Thanks.

      • I checked out your blog, I LOVE IT! It actually inspired me to write my own very personal mini-blogs on the site called “Note from Nicole” that I will start right away! thanks so much girl for the inspiration, you are amazing. And keep using your writing talent, because people will listen!

    7. I’ve had a tumblr about my faith for over a year now. it’s my main blog and it’s really the only one I update (other than a goofy one I have). it’s small and I only have about 130 followers, but I know that each and every one of them loves God and me as a sister in Christ because they constantly are sending me uplifting messages and such

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