7 Tips for Christian Bloggers

There are a whole slew of in-depth tutorials and tips for blogging. The advanced ones include SEO, social media, eBooks, mailing lists, etc. But I haven’t reached that stage of blogging, yet. So far I have found success implementing the following basic concepts…

  1. State Your Purpose
    • What is your, ‘Why?’ What drives you to put out post after post? This is your purpose. People like knowing your MO. A specific blog mission statement or broad vision statement is a great way to not only be transparent with your readers, but keep you on track with your goal. You can find my purpose, as an example, on the About Page.
  2. Keep It Real
    • Be true to yourself and be honest. If you want people to follow you, give them something authentic and unique. God made us individuals for a reason.
  3. Find Your Crowd
    • Not everyone is going to like your stuff. If you truly believe the Word of God and proclaim your faith openly on the internet, there are going to be those who don’t like what you say. Hell, there will even be Christians who don’t like how you say it. But if you post enough, you will find a crowd of like-spirited people. It is worth noting that finding your crowd doesn’t mean throwing out some posts and waiting for the readers to bite. It means going out to other blogs, reading the work of others, liking, and commenting. Engage bloggers who you find common ground with.
  4. Post Regularly
    • Find a blogging schedule that works for you and keep putting out fresh content on a regular basis. For example, I try to publish a thoughtful post once a week and a motivational post twice a week. But the bulk of my blogging time is spent on Tip 3.
  5. Use Google
    • Using the multitudes of resources available for bloggers is a necessity for maintaining and growing a blog. Even though I am so pleased you are reading this from my little patch of the internet, I strongly encourage you to seek additional information so you can reach your blogging goals. All the information in the world is at your fingertips. If you have a blogging question, ask Google.
  6. Make It Pretty
    • Marketing 101 lol. It doesn’t matter what you blog about, if your blog looks ratched most won’t stick around. Blogging is an art and as such, take some time to focus on the aesthetics and web design. If you’re not sure how to enhance the visual appearance of your blog refer to Tip 5.
  7. Remember the Lord
    • For Christians, God is a pretty big deal. I listed this last but it plays a role in every facet of Christian blogging. Keep praying, read your Bible, and do right. And it wouldn’t hurt to ask: What Would Jesus Blog? 😉

That’s a concise little list of things that have worked for me. I’m still relatively new to all of this and would love to read about your experiences as a Christian blogger. What works for you? What doesn’t? What do you find to be especially challenging?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

*Rae

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93 thoughts on “7 Tips for Christian Bloggers

  1. As a Christian blogger, I found it important to identify Who do I work for? I work for God! Also it was important for me to have a clear mission statement which is ” introduce people to Jesus”. Although I don’t have a “set” schedule when I write, I believe it is important to connect with your readers at least 3 times per week, preferably more, if the writing is good. Encourage comments as you have here. I make every effort to reply to every comment. Thank you for sharing your walk of faith!

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  2. Thanks for the tips, Rae. I will take a look at my About page as a result and make sure my mission is apparent. As far as schedule goes, I post when God inspires me to do so. So far it has been more than once daily. I know when I am recovered from my cancer, I will have to set a more relaxed schedule.. Right now, I have all day, every day to enjoy this forum.

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  3. Wow – thank you all! Although I blog more in Afrikaans, my Christian-heart was longing for more faith-words, but afraid to loose my best blogging friends (some atheist and non-believers) I was afraid to upset them. Lose-ing what?
    There will be new horisons and new friends, talking the same language than me, And only this will bring deep fulfilment. Finally.

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  4. G. says:

    Thank you for sharing this, it really made me look over my blog in my mind, to see how I am doing according to your sensible list here… I am still so new at this! Every little bit of advice is welcome!!
    Thanks again 🙂

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  5. Jacque' says:

    The wife and I really love this blog and appreciate the creative incite you provide. We would like to encourage you to keep writing and never abandon this blog. If you ever decide you’d like a mobile app version of your blog, we would love to help. I appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.

    Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.
    -Jacque’

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  6. Thanks, Jacque’! I do not plan on abandoning the blog. It’s one of the few things I sincerely enjoy. Plus I feel it is my calling. Thanks so much for your offer! To be honest, I am not sure what a mobile app version of my blog would look like outside of the default mobile option WordPress provides.
    *Raea

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  7. Jacque' says:

    Hi Rae,
    The default mobile option that WordPress provides is pretty cool, but it does not use its full potential. Through the wordpress mobile option, you still have to enter the address on the phone you are using, I create apps that allow you to view the bloggers site simply by touching an icon.

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  8. This was great advice. I focus on most now that I am arranging my schedule to focus more on what I was called to do with my blog. The one thing I can say I need to seriously get better at is tip 3. Not only to find my crowd but to fellowship through the Internet avenue God has given us. Church for me is beyond the four walls of a building. Thank you for sharing such great information.

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  9. Thank you so much! I just posted my first blog yesterday and I’m a little nervous. But I always have faith in the Lord! I know that he will help me come up with great ideas. I wrote about the Christmas story, and I hope that people will read it and they will come to know Christ! I am only 11 years old, but I know that together, we can make a difference!

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  10. Extremely practical pointers !!
    Thanks significantly. It really is a great sensation when i’m reading a post like your own.
    I’m so glad I found your blog, your writing is genuinely wonderful. Not every person creates for the same reason, yet your own is truly impressive.
    Wonderful ideas as well as terrific post general!
    Thanks for sharing

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  11. Unidentified Believer says:

    Great tips! I have just started blogging and I have yet to draw a crowd. However, as you have stated, I will trust that God will work on my blog and will do what he will. After all, what we do is not for us as individuals but for the glory of God. God Bless!\

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  12. I’m so happy that I found your blog! As a new blogger, I have to remind myself to remain true to my original objective and passion. Thank you for liking my blog post, it was the footprint that I needed to lead me to this page xxx

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  13. Thanks! The best way to build a following is truly the step that involves going out and interacting with other bloggers. I’m sure God will lead you in the right direction, though.

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  14. Connie, Congrats on your new, exciting adventure into blogging. It’s rough at first because blogging is the hardest platform to build a following but don’t give up. Blessings! *Rae

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  15. Thanks for this post. I need all the help I can get. I actually haven’t thought enough about the purpose for my blog. Maybe I just want to feel smart. Horrible reason, lol.

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  16. Number 1 and I’m dead. I can’t decide what my blog will be about, persay. It started as a family blog and has evolved to a personal blog that sometimes includes posts about my family, GAH. Anyway, thanks for the tips, I figure if I just keep writing something will happen!

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  17. You’re a new blogger? Well congrats to this new and exciting journey! I’m still learning a lot. I wish you well in your endeavors! 🙂

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  18. Hello Rae and thank you for popping onto my little planet. I am encouraged by your boldness and commitment – well done, God said He will honor you for honoring Him.
    I am a ‘new boy on the blog’ just some 80 days old and find it quite the most amazing medium through which to display our God-given talents.
    Let us pray that we will both go forward to much success and enjoyment whilst posting our words, that give Him glory and uplift many.
    Shalom
    Peter

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  19. Wonderful post Rae, I used to struggle with publishing middle ground post to please everybody but I have learnt to be real, and share my faith. I’m a versatile blogger but I’ve learnt to not the fear of losing followers hinder me from sharing about my faith. And you are right, when we are real and honest, we will find honest followers. Thanks a lot, you have a follower now💝

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  20. Maddox says:

    I recent started a blog titled http://www.scarsandapologies.com

    I want to share a few things I’ve been through in light of how God brought me through it. My posts are a series of principles and insights about certain areas in my life. I want to help people understand that “it does get better” but only with God. This is a very vague and quick summary lol. But…I do appreciate finding your blog. I would appreciate it back if you could glance at my blog. I would love your advice. Again, its fairly new. So its a bit empty, but it’s coming along.

    One of my goals is to make the blog as receptive as possible. I don’t want to throw the bible in anyones face. I want to introduce it like it was introduced with me: with love.

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  21. Great tips for Christian bloggers. For me, I follow most of your tips and I blog not just from the heart but also from God’s Word.

    Personally, it’s not all about the number of people who follow me or the statistics, but how I want to make an impact on the world through Christ.

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  22. Thanks so much for this Rae.
    When i started my blog http://www.stewardwealth.wordpress.com, i had the idea of bringing people together as writers on the blog though it has failed so far as most of the writers have not posted since and the blog has since then become a personal blog which by the reason of this piece am going to fully turn to. this has so much encouraged and challenged me especiaally points 1, 2, 3,4 and 6. Thanks so much for this, may God bless you….. am expecting more of stuffs like this

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