Do you read all these Christian lifestyle blogs, parenting blogs or ministry blogs and think it’s something you could never do? I hear ya! I felt the same way at one time!
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I would see all these amazing bloggers and think “Wow…that’s a lot of work! I don’t think I have the talent for it!”
Or maybe you think blogging is just a waste of time!
Maybe when you think of blogging, the images you conjure up are probably similar to a teenager writing in their diary. You know, the usual, cliched kind of “today tanked because I missed my bus and then…” sort of thing!
Benefits of Blogging
The reality, however, is that blogging is an incredibly dynamic hobby/business, that can yield tremendous benefits for both your personal and your work life.
Of course, blogging can even become a full-time career path in and of itself, if the content of your writings is well-received enough by your niche market.
Here are just a few of the ways in which blogging can change your life and your ministry or business!
Blogging is an incredibly dynamic hobby/business, that can yield tremendous benefits for both your personal and your work life.Click To Tweet
Develop Your Personal Brand
When it comes to your professional or ministry life, the “brand” that you cultivate for yourself will be of the utmost importance!
You want people to easily identify you, your product, ministry or service!
Blogging can help dramatically in this regard, by giving you a platform with which you can address topics important to your niche market, engage with your audience, share your know-how, and do what you can in order to craft your brand via your own words.
In ministry many times you ARE the brand! You share your own personal stories, struggles, and victories and your audience comes to identify with you!
In business, your blog can help identify you as a subject matter expert! You can be that go-to person for problem solving! Customers want a business that can help them solve a problem or meet a need! Identifying your avatar (your ideal audience) can help you meet those needs!
In this way, blogging can be a major component of an identity management process that can help to improve your professional prospects across the board.
Benefits of Personal Blogging
One of the major benefits of blogging as it relates strictly to your personal life is the extent to which it enables you to more or less have a “conversation” with yourself.
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Have you ever heard instructors in some particular discipline say something along the lines of “if you want to learn this stuff really well, try to teach it to someone else”? The basic idea behind this rule is that in order to communicate an idea clearly, you must first become very comfortable and familiar with it yourself.
Blogging can behave in much the same way.
Perhaps you’ve had some ups and downs in your personal fitness journey, and you aren’t really sure of what’s gone wrong. So you decide to write a blog post sharing your struggle and mulling over your experiences. This is where Christian Lifestyle blogging comes in! It is a great way to explore and find your niche, while sharing aspects from various parts of life!
Maybe you have a struggle with your faith! Blogging allows you to share that struggle and not only help someone else who may be going through the same, but you can also sometimes find the answer God is trying to convey to you just by “talking” it out! That has happened to me many a time!
Blogging also allows your audience to comment on your posts and maybe share some wisdom with you when they have gone through similar struggles!
Blogging can be a great tool for consolidating your thoughts and discovering more about God and yourself!
Blogging can be a great tool for consolidating your thoughts and discovering more about God and yourself!Click To Tweet
Blogging Allows You to Experience a Sense of Community
Say what you like, but we humans are naturally social creatures, and we basically want to participate in groups that reflect our interests.
These days, some of the biggest platforms for discussion exist on the internet.
Blogging on a topic that interests you can, therefore, be an effective way of exploring those interests, joining in with a wider discussion, and connecting with others who are engaged with the same topics.
For those of us who blog on faith-related topics, we form a sisterhood with our fellow bloggers and our audience that we may not find elsewhere.
Many times, our followers are isolated. They may not have fellow believers in their lives to share in their faith. They may not have people in their lives they can go to for prayer.
Your blog can provide that community for them, as well as reaching people for Christ in places all over the world who may not be able to hear the Word in their own communities!
Blogging breaks down walls and bridges the miles to reach people for Christ! That, to me, is the most important and most compelling reason to start a Christian blogging journey!
For some blogging resources, visit our Resources for Christian Women Page
Now it’s time to Link Up!
Worth Beyond Rubies Weekly Wednesday
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This is a brand new link up and will be held every week. Because it is new, it may take a few weeks for people to find it and for links to add up so please share and encourage others to post their links!!
1.) FOLLOW YOUR HOST VIA THEIR BLOG AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS (Not Mandatory but very much appreciated!)
2.) LEAVE 1-2 OF YOUR MOST RECENT CHRISTIAN LIVING POSTS ONLY. ANY DIY, CRAFTS, RECIPES, ETC. WILL BE DELETED. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DELETE POSTS THAT DON’T ALIGN WITH THE THEME
3.) VISIT 1-2 OTHER LINKS AND LEAVE A MEANINGFUL COMMENT! PLEASE DON’T LINK AND RUN!
4.) ALL LINKS ARE RANDOMLY SORTED – FEEL FREE TO LINK AS EARLY OR AS LATE AS YOU’D LIKE. THE PLAYING FIELD IS EVEN!
5) JOIN US EACH WEEK FOR A NEW LINK UP!
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