Why Blog?

Why Blog?

Sometimes people talk about how much we blog.

I do it because I like to write and create. When I was a kid, I would draw. Now, I make things online, either through video or writing.

But it shouldn’t stop there. I think ministers and missionaries should definitely blog. Here are my reasons:

  1. Connect – with donors, others in your field of ministry, others in your country, etc. Your blog is a good way to maintain relationships and build new ones.
  2. Reflect – about what you are doing in ministry. The pace of life is fast. It’s good to take some time to reflect on what’s happening.
  3. Archive – You can use a blog to look back at what you have learned and where you came from. A blog can also serve as an archive for your family, and it can remind you of things you have done together.
  4. Inspire – You can use your blog or writing to inspire others to become missionaries, be more involved in missions, or respond to the call of God on their life.
  5. Resource – you can be a resource for others who are involved in missions and ministry. The things that you have learned will help others who are going on the field or into the ministry for the first time.

BONUS: Hone your writing skills. Good writers write. Writing is probably a part of your ministry. You can use your blog to get better at writing.

Why do you think people should blog? If you have a blog, why do you blog?

This Blog Will Never Make Money

This Blog Will Never Make Money

I will never make money blogging. Although making money would be great, it’s a good thing it’s not the purpose of this blog.

Besides, I just don’t have it in me. Suzie over at abundance highway asks a great question about how many topics should be covered in a blog. It seems that many people who have made lots of money on their blogs say to stick to one topic and write about it constantly.

Those of you who read this know that I deviate often from one consistent topic. I could talk about youth ministry one day. I could talk about missions the next day, and you know I’ll throw something about Mexican culture or global youth ministry into the mix.

These things interest me. They are my life. They are my passion. They are what I feel God has called me to do with my life. It is this mix that makes what we do unique.

So, while thinking about how many topics a blog should cover is something to think about, this blog will probably never only cover one topic, and I’ll probably never make money writing it.

(image by: TracyO on flickr)