Maybe some of you have lost your way and need to reevaluate your purpose and motives for blogging, or maybe some of you have thought about blogging but you don't know how or what to blog about especially as a believer - I have just the right post for you. Something that will inspire you to greatness.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you should know that I’m new to blogging in so many ways and I am still learning new things. For many months, I felt the loneliness in the blogger-sphere and wanted to give up. But I found inspiration, encouragement, friendship and got some gentle corrections and very good tips from many of you. I’m still not really good at writing, my funny accent causes me to spell thing the way I pronounce them, but I’m making progress. I actually wanted to say that I make my living from talking (after all, 12 years as a radio host and 21 years as a pastor is a good excuse), but I realized that it was a poorer excuse. So, I guess the accent ‘thing’ did work en? 🙂
In any event, I really enjoy blogging. I enjoy meeting new people, reading, learning new things, and participating in uplifting discussions. But I still have lots of room for improvement. That’s why I am resurrecting this old post because it reminds me why I blog and how I can improve my work. But before that, I want to take the time to say thanks to all of you for coming along side of me on this journey.
May the Lord bless all of us in our endeavors to make Him famous!
I urge you to prayerfully consider these 15 blogging tips from John Newton. This is an article that Tony Reinke wrote many years ago and it is packed with valuable coaching tips on how to blog to edify your readers. There are 15 tips, but I will post 5 for the next 3 days. I strongly suggest going through at least five a day so that it is more profitable to you. If you want it all right away, you can find it here.
So, Here we go… the first five blogging tips from John Newton…
“I think you would likewise find advantage in using your pen more: write short notes upon the Scriptures you read, or transcribe the labors of others; make extracts from your favorite authors, especially those who, besides a fund of spiritual and evangelical matter, have a happy talent of expressing their thoughts in a clear and lively manner: you would find a continued exercise in this way would be greatly useful to form your own style, and help your delivery and memory” (2:76–77).