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:
- Who is your audience? Who are you writing for?
- What is your theme? What is your feel? – your blog is an extension of you
- How often are you going to blog? – set guidelines
- 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!