1. Pray

Anytime I sit down to write, I begin by praying: “God, give me the Words you want me to write.” It’s a simple prayer, but an important one. The platform of a writer shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially when you’re writing about faith. This doesn’t mean everything you write needs to be serious or deep, but it doesn’t mean you should take it seriously.

You’ll notice that my writing schedule is not incredibly consistent. Sometimes I post multiple times a week. Other times, I don’t post for a month. This is why. I want this blog to be Holy Spirit led. If my thoughts and words aren’t led by Him, then You most likely won’t see them published here.

2. Write with Wisdom in Mind

Ready for my biggest piece of advice for Christian writers? Here it is: This is not your diary. That sounds harsh, but it’s a very important truth to understand. Personally, I have committed to using this blog as a means to encourage others with the hope of Christ. That means that what I write should contain hope. There is definitely a time and place for vulnerability, but I caution you to exercise wisdom in what you share. It is better to be vague than to cause a brother or sister to stumble in their faith.

3. Be Patient in Posting

This goes hand in hand with Tip #2: Don’t just write something up and press “Publish.” As a writer for Lord, you have a responsibility to your readers. Take your ministry seriously and avoid publishing anything in the heat of the moment or when you are overcome with emotions of any kind. My personal rule is to wait at least a day. That allows for grammatical revision as well as content revision. Sometimes, I will re-read what I wrote and realize that a particular aspect of it does not come across as helpful or glorifying to the Lord, so I chop it.

4. It’s Okay to Revise!

Even after you publish, don’t be afraid to go back and take a look at what you have written. This is particularly important if you’ve received feedback that’s at odds with your purpose of writing.

5. Check Your Pride

Even as you seek to glorify God with your writing, the enemy will come in and try to distract you from that mission. He will draw your eyes to all the comments you get or the stats on your page views. Expect and prepare for this temptation by spending time in the Word and in prayer, asking God to guard your heart from pride of sinful desires. The good news is that the more you are tuned in to the Holy Spirit as a writer, the more readers will see that the words you publish are not your own. They are too powerful, to beautiful, to be from your imperfect mind.

I hope these tips will help you as you seek to honor the Lord with your writing. I’m also curious to know: What advice would you add?

11 thoughts on “5 Tips for Christian Bloggers

  1. Let me start by saying, “I Love Your Post.” Tip number 1 is something that I practice with most of the things I write. Writing has been apart of me since I was in elementary. My Mother is a published author so perhaps I get it honest. I’ve had inspirational pages on Facebook that I curated, as well as, some other blogs. However, I’ve just started my blog here on Word Press.

    My Tip is invest in your craft. If you know that God has called you to be a Christian Blogger then invest the time into it. You have to know your purpose, and never give up on it. One of my favorite perspectives is, “it’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when.” When you know that you are operating under the direction of the Lord then you can stand firmly that you are where you need to be, and in due season you will reap a harvest. So be consistent. Never give up. Trust in the Lord’s direction. Keep pushing.

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  2. The last one is the most deadly! Being a christian blogger for just nearly a year, I can’t help but visit my stats page. And the enemies’ lies starts creeping in, that my blog is not getting attention and nobody’s making time to read. But as months go by, I realize that by writing alone, and be glorifying God in your heart as you write, there is joy and peace. And my mom always tell me how blessed she is to read my works. I just knew that if it can affect even a single person for a single day, I’ve already served beyond the purpose.

    Thanks and God bless you! Continue to write for Him!

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    1. Exactly! While it’s not wrong to want to encourage others with writing, we can’t let that overshadow our desire to first honor the Lord. I find that the most helpful thing to remember is that if God gives me the words, He will bring the people who need to read it. Maybe it’ll just be one or two people; maybe it’ll be thousands. But I remind myself that I’d rather have 1 reader who sees the truth of the gospel than thousands who are in awe of me.

      Thank you for checking out my blog! 🙂

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