Blogging gives you the audience (if you can build one) to get the word out. You get to pick it. You get to control it.
The most popular Internet Bloggers gossip or talk politics. When I started; very few were interested in tough faith talk. I originally drew a ton of atheist and demonic types. I am not exaggerating. Because I didn’t know what I was doing; I saw a lot of terrible stuff I didn’t choose to see with spam. My sites were attacked. spammed and deleted! Even worse, a pornography site attached itself to my site on more than one occasion. There are people who still hack into my sites to sell drugs or products or whatever else.
A blogger is a person who likes to write and has a passion for a certain topic. That topic had better be a topic that the blogger (or writer) has a passion for! That’s because once you build a following…people will be expecting you to say something regularly…or they won’t come back. The message goes out on the Internet on a “blog.” A Blog is a space or a place with software that allows you to go on and on about your subject.
A blog is different from a website in that it keeps changing. It’s also a chronological date stamped diary so to speak. I went on the Internet to write about faith and discovered the blog, my writing style and most importantly that I love to write about God.
I found initially that there weren’t many faith blogs; there are more now. No one was talking my language (FAITH IN YOUR FACE BOLDNESS) except for a few people. We quickly became friends. My friends were in Australia, California, Singapore and England. My friend from England had a very full schedule and at the end of a year; she quit.
One of my friends began to not only blog in excess; but began to write and publish everywhere that I look. If I could give the Blogger of the Year Award; I’d give it to him. One of my other friends has a gift for meeting people across oceans and if I gave a Most Compassionate Blogger that ever lived; I’d give it to her. Another friends win the Most Diligent Blogger Award and another gets The Most Serious and Sincere Blogger Award. My friend who quit had a heart for God like I don’t always see and it was beautiful.
I started with two blogs and now nine blogs later; I’m still learning.
People leave comments and they won’t always be nice. You have to stay prayed up because every reader won’t say”Bless God” and “Thank you!”
Sometimes people will be angry and a faith blogger has to remember…why they are there. Have I ever missed it? Yes, and it was big and I paid for it.
Faith blogs are fun ; especially while you learn the ropes on the new technology. It can’t be a success unless you build a readership and this can be done by constantly posting new articles or videos. When you make your own videos you are a Vlogger.
Did I leave out the whole year of blogging 12 hours a day? Well, that’s a good way to build readership if you’ve got seven faith Blogs. (I have nine but 2 are inactive)
Bloggers learn a lot of new technology behind the scenes. There are a lot of administrative responsibilities.
Blogs give you the ability to be the Writer, Editor, Producer and Director. This is the New Frontier..Onward!! This is what I always remember:
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 9:8