My top five rules for blogging

I have been meaning to post this since reading Ben’s reflections on blogging. I’ve noticed that a lot of people I know start blogs (and I get really excited). And then the blog dies. After about a week. Mine didn’t. So here are my tips.

  1. Blog regularly
  2. Don’t blog for comments
  3. If you want hits, write lists
  4. If you need to write about stupid stuff in order to keep writing, then write about stupid stuff.
  5. If you want regular readers comment regularly elsewhere.

I’m going to turn this into a little series and expand on each idea during the week. In the meantime, share your tips in the comments.

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

11 thoughts on “My top five rules for blogging”

  1. Maybe 6. should be, more truthfully, stay true to yourself. And to me, just blogging for the sake of blogging isn't what I'm about. But for some, it will work.

    1. Blogging for the sake of blogging will work for everyone who wants to blog regularly.

      If you wait until you have something profound to share you'll say it to an audience of nobody. Or at least only to people who added you to their list of subscriptions and then forgot about you.

      Blogging for the sake of blogging is absolutely the best way to build momentum and to build an audience.

      1. But I agree, it's a question of the reason you blog to begin with – do you want an audience or want to record your thoughts.

        And whether you want to blog habitually or sporadically…

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