35 POST IDEAS FOR THE CHRISTIAN BLOGGER
Yesterday, I saw a post that was done by my dearest friend, Tammy Dunlap. Tammy is a Christian blogger and she dispenses inspiration and what she calls “sonshine” on grandmamarymartha.blogspot.com. Her post addressed ways we can deal with writer’s block and I found it full of helpful tips. The article was titled Eight Great Points to Ponder When the Writer’s Well has Run Dry.
From it, I got the inspiration to do a similar post, this time an assemblage of areas Christian bloggers can draw topics from. These have been presented as ideas, not topics. As a result, each number below can yield a wide range of topics. I’ve tried to suggest some of such topics for each idea but that is just like scratching the surface. Some bloggers have built their niche against just one of these ideas and still have a lot to share after going at it for many years.
It goes without saying that this list is far from exhaustive. And while the list may be helpful for stimulating our thoughts, I would not advise arbitrarily picking from it or anywhere else to write if we actually hope to speak on God’s behalf. We need to pray and be led by the Holy Spirit in our writing, both in choosing a topic and fleshing it out. When we do that, God is able to use our writing to meet the needs of our readers in amazing ways. Then we can say, “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” – Psalm 118:23 (KJV)
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35 POST IDEAS FOR THE CHRISTIAN BLOGGER
1. God: His names, nature/personality, ability, promises, commands. This can include Jesus (His names, earthly ministry, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension) plus the Holy Spirit (His names and ministry). Christian festivals like Christmas and Easter fall here.
2. Profiles and other posts on Bible characters, bringing out lessons for today’s Christian
(Illustration: 7 Lessons on How Not to Live: The Story of Abner – I)
3. Testimonies: stories of God’s intervention resulting in conversion, healing, provision, etc.
4. Christian character: living out the fruit of the Spirit, ten commandments, etc.
5. Christian apologetics: defending the faith, answering the skeptics, distinguishing Christianity from other religions
6. The Bible: x-raying different parts of the bible, providing exegeses for different portions, esp hard to understand passages
7. The gospel: simply presenting the good news of salvation through Jesus and leading the targets through the sinner’s prayer, strategies for effective evangelism both face to face and through mediated communication (using television, radio, films, the social media, etc.), how to minister the gospel to different groups: family members, friends, co-workers, business associates, strangers ….
8. Endtime: discussing signs of the times, fulfillment of Biblical prophecy about the endtime, how to prepare for the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus …
9. Political and cultural debates: persecution of Christians, legalisation of marijuana, same sex marriage, exclusion of prayer in schools, godliness in public affairs
(Illustration: Dear American Believer, Do Not Waste Your Indian Summer!)
10. Doctrinal issues: x-raying the controversies and offering Scriptural support for positions on baptism, sanctification, speaking in tongues, tithing, etc. Expositions on wrong doctrines are sorely needed in these times
11. Parenting: motherhood, fatherhood, adoption, foster parenting, home schooling, etc. providing the how-tos, challenges and solutions to them … , issues to do with one’s children be they babies, toddlers, adolescents or adults
12. Relationships: romantic relationships outside marriage, mentoring, relationships between siblings, friends, colleagues, etc.
13. Marriage: joys, trials, lessons from it, how to make it work, how to make it thrilling, etc.
(Illustration: 5 Insights on Loving God Gained From My Marriage)
14. For singles: There is so much to say to those who have never married, the divorced and widowed. E.g. encouragement (in waiting for partners or living single if they have so chosen), exhortation on self worth, dealing with pain, rejection, loneliness, harassment, etc
15. Serving God: ministry at different levels and positions of service (spiritual offices) in churches and beyond, gifts of the Spirit and the anointing, how to recognise your call, how to discharge it effectively, benefits and challenges of serving God, failings of Christian ministers, activities of Christian charities and other organisations (besides churches) serving God in our communities and nations of the world
16. The body of Christ/Churches: Christian unity, falling away of churches, false churches (cults, heretical churches), problems and rifts within churches, disenchantment with churches, love and edification through churches, church involvement in social welfare activities, e.g care for the homeless, disaster relief
17. Encouragement for Christians: handling hardship, ill health, grief, loss of different kinds, delayed expectations …
(Illustration: 5 Things to Remember When You’re Giving But Seem Not to be Receiving
18. Training in spititual disciplines and spiritual growth: how to study the bible, how to pray and conduct spiritual warfare, etc.
19. Reviews of books, movies, exhibitions with a faith theme
20. Gardening and landscaping
21. Interior decoration: including DIY crafts for this
22. Fashion: hair, clothes, shoes, jewelry and other accessories
23. Food: recipes, health benefits of certain foods …
24. Money matters: how to make and spend money, saving tips…
25. Career advice: Those retired from or still engaged in teaching, nursing, etc. can find a lot to share here on how to enter certain fields, how to excel in them, how to maintain one’s faith and find fulfilment on the job….
26. Health: prevention, cure, management of different diseases, how different foods, exercise programmes and habits can enhance health and vice versa
27. Family: importance of family, family memories, traditions/activities, dysfunction, blending, dealing with the extended family, relating with in-laws, etc.
28. Quotes: compilations of witty and inspiring quotes coined by the blogger or by others with particular themes
(Illustration: 10 Witty Quotes about God)
29. Product recommendations and shopping guides: for gifts, bible study and other spiritual or educational resources, cooking utensils, home care appliances, fashion and body care products, etc.
30. The word of God to us today: Is prophecy still relevant? How can one hear from God? How do we recognise a true word of God? Other topics include abuse of prophecy, x-raying some notable prophecies in contemporary times
31. Recreational activities, hobbies and travel
32. Fiction: flash fiction or longer pieces that address a wide variety of issues and situations like parenting, marriage, unemployment ….
33. Poetry: different kinds of poems addressing different issues of faith like God’s love, His faithfulness, worship, repentance, petitions ….
(Illustration: Live in Hope – Poem)
34. Crisp humour: Humour can be injected into most anything we post, but here I’m referring to snappy stuff that are funny. Examples include jokes, quotes, cartoons and memes.
35. All things blogging: how to set up blogs on different platforms, necessary plugins, training, finding one’s niche, keeping the focus on God, publicising blog posts (how to do that effectively on different social media), how best to handle feedback (positive and negative), how to grow one’s blog, how to monetize, how to juggle jobs, parenting, etc. with blogging, one’s blooging failures and triumphs, ….
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Dear Father in heaven, I commit my writing into Your hands. I pray that my blog will be an avenue through which people will be inspired, enlightened and uplifted via Your word. I don’t want to struggle for inspiration nor write my own thoughts. Always direct me to share what will bless my readers in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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