Tips on blogging…

The following are a selection from a post on BigBible and in the Baptist Times  appearing today. As you can see, the sequence is not complete. For the list of 11 tips, and the background to them visit the full pots at Big Bible

1. Focus Choose what your blog is about, and stick to it. This does not have to absolutely rigid, since occasionally a story will catch your eye – but people should know what to find on your blog.

2.If in doubt, don’t.  If you don’t have anything worthwhile to write today, then wait until tomorrow – your readers will thank you for it.

3.Brevity is beautiful – a post which fills up more than one computer screen will have to be exceptionally good if people are going to read it to the end.

6.Online is public You may not think that anyone in your church will read what you write, but they may…and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it anyway.

8.Advertise If you believe that what you have written is worth reading, then let people know about it through means such as Facebook and Twitter. They don’t have to follow it up, so you are not imposing on them. If, on the other hand, you do not think it is worth reading – then why publish it anyway?

9.Timing – the key times of day for people to read items online are at lunchtime and early evening. Think of posting at those times.

10.Peccator Fortiter – a motto of Luther’s which means ‘sin boldly’ – and is an injunction to all of us to “have a go”.  The online world will be more blessed by Christians contributing and sometimes getting it wrong, than by them not contributing at all.

Like any other distilled experience – these are the product of  experience and error.  Feel free to add to the list…