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May
23

How to Minister to Others with Your Blog

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Blogging is so popular nowadays that you may already be contemplating using this platform to spread the gospel or simply help other people. Can you use the tool for outreach? Perhaps we need to review the reasons people blog.  For some people, blogging is a full time job, while others do it for fun.  For Christian, the motivation should be the urge to say something.

There is a lot to say on the blogosphere. Many ills are happening in the world and taking the fight online is the best strategy. Assuming you have a blog ready, we have some ideas on how to use it for ministry.  If you do not have an idea what a Christian blog is, here is an example of one. Now let us look at the ideas.

Build a Niche

There are millions of blogs already, so you must occupy a distinctive niche to garner significant readership. Unless your skills match those of Garrison Keillor or Peter Ustinov, you must avoid a broad view of issues. Have you determined who your target readers are?  You could be targeting the youth, unbelievers, or young believers and so on. Have their mental picture and probably do an assessment before doing your first post.

Be Transparent

It is very difficult to minister to others when you are not transparent. When it comes to blogging, it should not be lost to you that humans thrive on connection with others. Write posts that demonstrate how one can overcome tests, adversity and so on. Share your struggles, outlining how you won the battles. I once shared to readers how I used to focus entirely on how to amass wealth and overlooked God. I explained how God did not place too much value on my worldly successes. He valued me with or without money, cars and apartments. From the feedback I got, it is apparent this is something many people encounter. Share your testimony on your blog; you never know how many people you will touch.

Be Diverse In Your Posts

It is very surprising that some people think Christians live abnormal lives. In your blog posts, do not strive to promote this misconception by writing about bible verses 24/7. Let people see you are also a human being so that they can be ready to connect. When people visit your blog, they should see that you love football, pets, road trips, and you are a firm believer of the Word. Let your topics elicit a sense of reality even as you give your audience a regular dose of the Gospel.

Use Blogging Tools Maximally

As enthusiastic as you are about blogging, you will agree or eventually find out that updating your blog regularly is a tough call. Your ministry can suffer if bad habits set in, but we do not want to go into that topic for now. It does not have to get to that point where blogging for ministry is no longer fun. You need tools to make blogging easier and more fun. An added advantage is that you are guaranteed of good results.

When you encounter a mental block, turn to BuzzSumo. This tool will brainstorm for you and provide exciting ministry topic ideas. As you seek to increase readership, you can embed social buttons on your blog. Readers can share or retweet whatever impresses them.  Do you want to discover what other bloggers are doing to drive traffic to their sites? Use a keyword research tool such as SEMRush and see your blogging improve. The quality of a blog in a way depends on the web host so you need to be keen here too.

Blogging and social media are changing the way people minister to others. A blog has a comments section where the blogger can interact with readers and get feedback. There is no limit to what you can do with technology to spread the word of God so reach out to as many souls using the tips shared here.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trey Donaldson is an SEO specialist that blogs about everything from keyword research, to local SEO and link building strategies.

Comments

  1. Lynn says:

    It is critical to know why you are blogging. I have a post on my blog explaining the journey that led me to start the blog. I sometimes reread it myself to make sure I am staying on track.
    Blessings,
    Lynn

  2. CWAHM says:

    I agree, Lynn! It’s so easy to lose sight of why we are blogging, especially as the years roll by.

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