- Use compelling content--stories from your own life or retold Bible stories with life application.
- Insert scripture with or without Bible address. God's word does not return to Him void.
- Use good grammar and spelling. Nothing stops my reading faster than poor writing.
- Avoid purple prose (adverbs). Use active verbs (Try not to use helper verbs like "is, was, were, have, had, has, to be, would, could, should. . .")
- Use pictures. The Internet offers many free graphics and photos. I use Plus! Image or my own photos.
- Keep posts short. Aim for less than 300 words. No more than 500 words.
- Engage your readers by asking questions or opinions.
- Read and comment on other blogs. Link to other blogs or websites.
- Use labels that are likely to be used in searches (i.e. God's love, God's grace, Jesus loves me, Bible story titles)
- Choose topics that appeal to readers. A good example today is how to find joy in a troubled world.
- Use Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and Linked In to publicize your posts.
- Use compassion when responding to comments on your blog.
Monday, October 10, 2011
As Christians we want our writing to shine as a beacon into our world. That means if we have a blog ministry, we want it to be the best. Here are twelve ways to provide your readers with God glorifying copy: