What’s the Point of Blogging?


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

The focus of ChurchMag is Church and technology. It covers many different angles, as you can see by our vast category selection. The web, creative, IT, mobile, code and more. That’s our focus.

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?

Guest Posting

For the majority of the ChurchMag authors, this was the realization:

I can write on my own blog, reach 11 people and pay for hostingor 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.

Will you join us?

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Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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  1. says

    Why do I blog? Because of the writer inside of me that needs to stretch out and write. Unfortunately the writer inside keeps getting drowned out by the job, the secondary job/project(which is hopefully wrapping soon), and making time for my family, friends, and church.

    Not that I can’t carve out 20 minutes a day to just write, but then I get stuck in a cycle of writer’s block because I haven’t been writing regularly. . .and the cycle continues.

  2. says

    I’d love to join y’all. I co-wrote a tech blog (www.geekfori.com) for awhile, but the workload wasn’t sustainable while trying to keep my own blog (www.SomeWiseGuy.com) consistent and focused. I stopped writing tech stuff a few months ago and it would be great to have a channel like ChurchMag to write for once in awhile.

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