There are many reasons to blog.
Some like a way to share Internet fun and maybe even preserve their web treasures. Others are trying to “build a platform” and “monetize” their space while some just simply love to write. There are so many reasons to blog, but what I would like to know is:
Why do you blog?
I remember how I felt over two years ago when I first submitted a post to be published on ChurchMag. As I look back on the road I’ve traveled, I’ve learn that the reasons you blog often evolves over time. So your answer to this question today, may be different than tomorrow, and that’s okay. For most people, however, I believe one of the top reasons or elements as a motivator for blogging always remains:
To be heard.
Change the ___________.
Ultimately, especially in Christian circles, we blog because we want to change the world for the better. We want to add value to someone else. Share information, challenge and inspire. Maybe even make someone laugh. It’s all wrapped together, but that’s the bottom line for many.
What do you want to change?
Church Web / Creative / Tech / Mobile / Code
In an attempt to get a feel for what kind of topics being covered on Church Tech around the web, I quickly found many Christian’s blogging about Church and technology with a small reach. This is the crossroad I was standing at a few years ago. If I really wanted to make a difference, if I really wanted to be heard, I needed a larger platform. Whether it was to aid the Church or get my name out in the open for people to see, I needed a bigger soap box.
How are people going to know you’re awesome if no one sees you?
That’s when I started writing for ChurchMag. And that’s when I began to feel like I was making a difference. Besides, do you know how hard you have to work to get this large of an audience? Why not borrow some else’s platform?
For the majority of the ChurchMag authors, this was the realization:
I can write on my own blog, reach 11 people and pay for hosting, or reach thousands and make a few bucks on the side.
It’s a no brainer, really.
Now, I’m not saying you should shut down your own blog and come write for ChurchMag. What I am say, is you should come write for ChurchMag. A number of my writers either write about other topics on their personal blog or write Church tech centric content on their own blog and regularly drop posts here, because ChurchMag is a phenomenal platform and passionate community.
If you want to be heard. If you want to reach someone. If you want to make a difference. Consider joining us in this endeavor called, ChurchMag.
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