Today, some people do not attend a physical church and most practically live online, scrounging through the internet. Therefore, it is vital the churches, and even the Christians become online evangelists and share their knowledge with the online community. The best tip and trick to help you take on this journey is by starting a Christian blog.
As a Christian blogger, you may have faith in a bunch of things and would want to propagate to the world. However, if you are new to Christian blogging, you may feel overwhelmed by the topics you ought to write about.
So, to help you get started, here in this article, we will share some Christian blog writing tips with you, followed by some blog post ideas to help you get started. So, let us get started and address both the subjects one by one.
However, before we get to that, there is a certain responsibility that you may assume as a Christian blogger. So, what is your responsibility as a Christian Blogger?
Responsibilities of a Christian Blogger
So, when you are a Christian blogger, some things that you need to be mindful of our theology, humility, and integrity. So, when you create posts for your blogs, you are not doing it strictly for making money.
Instead, your intent should be to create blogs with the objective of sharing the knowledge of Christ with people around the world.
There is immense responsibility on your shoulders when you share your ideology with them. These things would not mean much for regular bloggers, but for a Christian blogger, these things are pivotal because if your teachings or words make someone stumble, your accountability is to the Almighty.
So, now that we have addressed that let us get to some writing tips for your Christian blog.
1. Know your reason for writing a Christian blog
‘Of course, this may seem very elementary, but it can be a fundamental step before you start your Christian blog. Your reason to start a blog can help you evaluate your success from the blog,’ comments Jessica, an associate with TFTH.
We agree with Jessica on this. So, start by listing down three reasons for starting this blog. Also, please keep the common reasons out of this list – ‘God wishes to share our testimony of how Christ has changed our lives and brought peace, joy, grace, and freedom to us.’
It is not because it is not true, it is a 100 percent fact, and God truly wants you to share your testimony with the world, but that should not be the only reason for your writing. If you aspire to write this blog continually, you need a more personal and specific reason.
Your objective of writing will help decide how successful you and your blog will be. In Christian blogging, statistics and numbers alone do not determine success. What you write should tie back to your goals and reasons to get into Christian blogging.
So, let us round this to the main question – what you wish to achieve with this blog? Now that you understand its importance, write down three main reasons and get started.
2. Understand who is and isn’t your audience
Just as the location is for real estate, the audience is for communication. Hence, for your Christian blog to get the popularity it deserves, you ought to know who you are writing for and how does your blog help them.
Because of the scattered nature of social media, following this rule has become even more daunting than ever. We live in a world wherein it is socially okay for you to share your half-eaten meal.
So, it would not be wrong to say that we have quite lost the art of communication with intent. Hence, you ought to country the exclusivity cost.
If you write for the pastors, you end up speaking about many of the neighbour’s heads. So, when you target one stratum of people, you exclude others.
Thus, you need to know your niche and then pray and think about who you want to reach with your blog.
3. Be careful with the platform you select
‘Typically, the Christian bloggers use WordPress as a platform to share their knowledge. It is primarily because WordPress is a free platform. Of course, free is a great way to start, but you should opt for a self-published WordPress website to boost your ministry. The free one will pose many limitations in your growth and for monetization.
Also, if you have already started a free website, consider migrating to a self-hosted platform to boost your chances of success,’ comments Jane, an associate with TopAssignmentExperts.
4. Know the art of storytelling
Blogging is a type of storytelling. So, if you aspire to be a successful Christian blogger and ensure that your message gets through well, you need to be really good at storytelling. Make adequate time to get better at your writing skills continually, and you will be able to engage more people.
5. Determine your place in the conversation
As a Christian blogger, anytime you put across your thoughts in a blog, you need to ask yourself three questions:
- Do I really need to say this?
- Has someone else said it before me?
- Should I be the one saying this in the current day and time?
Though these are hugely important questions for anyone who takes up the role of a public communicator, what makes it complex for the online Christian bloggers is an umpteen number of voices already existing in the Christian blogosphere.
So, determining when you should enter this conversation requires pastoral sensitivity, boldness, and due caution.
6. Be consistent
For your blog to succeed, you need to have a publishing schedule that you are comfortable with. So, you may choose to write once a week or once a month, but you have to be consistent at it. Our advice is to either opt for a once-a-week schedule, once two days schedule, or a daily schedule. Whatever you choose, make sure you are comfortable with what you choose.
Also, it would help if you had a time when your post goes live. However, if something urgent should reach your audience immediately, do not be afraid to put it across in real-time. Lastly, consistency should also be in your writing tone.
Thus, it is vital to update your blog regularly so your readers are well-informed when to expect a new post from you. If you end up sporadic or unreliable, people won’t be loyal to you. More so, you will lose out on your chances of having frequent readers engaging with your Christian blog. It is not difficult to have a content plan.
In fact, it is pretty straightforward. Plan all the content you wish to post in the week and do all the research in advance. Also, check the analytics to see when your readers are most active on your blog.
7. Share your gaps in the knowledge with your audience
When you write a Christian blog, what are some of your worries and fears? It may be the fear of putting across your beliefs and faith without knowing how you may be received. In some cases, you may have started your blog, but not enough people are reading it, and it might put you in a dilemma, and you might end up questioning your faith in God and your ability as a writer.
Some of you may not be very tech-friendly and might need help before you start your Christian blog. Whatever it is, be honest about your fears with people. Let them know what you feel your limitations are so they are more cooperative with you.
8. Provide value in your posts
‘People will be interested in your Christian blogs, only if your blog offers some value to the readers. Bear in mind; your audience wishes to read what you have to say only if it impacts their life in some way or the other.
So if you provide them with valuable information, there is a higher chance that they will engage with your blog,’ suggests Daniel, an associate with EduworldUSA.
Well, we agree with what Daniel just said, and even you will see if your readers value it, they will be more interested in engaging with you.
So it is a win-win for both of you as you and they are both better served. Over time, you will see how this results in a long-lasting relationship that your readers have with your blog.
9. Focus on some frequently asked questions
Do you receive a bunch of questions from the visitors on your website, the members, or the new readers? Are there some questions that you repeatedly see on social media?
If yes, make a comprehensive list of these questions, and simultaneously go beyond elementary questions, and instead focus on questions that trouble the readers.
Answer questions related to the Bible and what to do when your child is an atheist or common moral dilemma. For instance, kids often ask about white lies and whether they count as sin or not, especially if you aim not to hurt someone’s feelings.
10. Recommend Christian Books and Artists
In your blog, provide recommendations for some good books or artists that your readers should know about. You can even speak about some of your personal favorites. For instance, if your favorite Christian rock band just released an album, you can let your readers know about the same. So, if they are interested, they, too, can check the same out. You can even share your Spotify playlist with them.
Alternatively, if you read some inspirational book of late, you can let your readers know about it. You can even give a detailed review for people to tell them how impactful it has been on you.
Of course, with music and books, you can easily put across a list of the best ten or best five, which your readers will love. It is also a great way to boost conversation amongst the readers.
To have a couple of lists on your blog, you can even seek recommendations from your members, staff, and volunteers. You can even recruit a few people to do the reviews for your website predominantly.
Post Ideas for Your Christian Blog
Some of the blog post ideas that can help you get started are listed below:
- Your life verse
- Favorite Christian podcasts
- Share how God has provided for you?
- Talk about your Christmas traditions
- Blog about your church
- Blog about your first time doing something
- Signs God wants you to be a blogger
- Taming The Tongue
- How to share your faith with others
- How to go from glory to glory
- Tips to improve communication with your partner
- Popular names of God and their meaning
- Lessons you learn from Bible
- Lies that do not let you succeed
- Tips to be nice to your enemy
- Top lessons to learn from the bees
- How to accept your partner’s family as your own
- Breaking fear issues
- Cues that God is changing your course
- Bible verses about strength and courage
- Some prayers from Bible you must memorize
- Some habits of a courageous man
- Some habits of a courageous woman
- Tips for praying for your future life partner
- Submitting to leadership
- Encouraging words to say to your partner
- Hard truths to have a successful marriage
- Life lessons from your own successful marriage
- Understanding why God is making you wait
- How to make kids sit through church
- Bible Study Review
- Victories I have walked in
- Share how God always watches for you and your family
- How to deal with pride
- How do you study the Bible
- What does it mean to be a servant?
- Share the Christian blogs you follow
- Talk about your family
- What charities or ministries do you support
- Talk about the car you drive
- Share your prayer request
- Tips to spiritually clean your house
- Blog about future Christian events you are going to
- Who is your favorite Christian music artist
- Talk about the Christian related mobile apps to use
- Discuss your favorite TV show and why
- Share your mission statement, if you have one
- Create a devotional for 30 days and vlog it
- Teach a truth from a Psalm that you love
- Share your Bucket list