8 Ways To Help My Blog
Monday, June 6, 2011 at 12:00PM
Ben Simpson in Life, Writing, blog, blogging, services, work

1. Leave a Comment

Great blogs are great communities.  Great communities form when there is communication and common passion.  I write about books, theology, technology, media, ministry, church, and culture.  Some of the things I write about are humorous.  Some are serious.  I write about  abstract, philosophical ideas and concrete, practical approaches to the Christian life.  I know there are other people reading my blog who have something important to say, even if it is a word of encouragement like, "nice thoughts" or a brief disagreement, like, "you suck".  I'd prefer the former to the latter.  Let me know you're there.  Be part of creating a community by leaving a comment. 

2. Connect With Me On Twitter/Facebook

I like to connect with readers/leaders.  Twitter and Facebook have been great for that reason.

Find me on Twitter.

There are two ways to connect with me on Facebook.  Add me as a friend, or become a fan of my page that is dedicated to my writing.

3. Subscribe Via RSS

Click here to subscribe to my blog.  RSS (really simple syndication) enables you to receive blog updates via email or through a blog reader, like Google Reader.

4. Share The Blog With Others

If you read something here that you find interesting or of value, share it with others.  Link to the GOOD stuff (I'm serious about this).  Link to the posting from your blog, share the link on Facebook, or put it on Twitter.  Boost the signal.

5. Submit Questions and Comments Via Email

In the left hand column there is a submission form, or click here to send me an email.  I may write something you disagree with, or something you find compelling, or something you'd like to hear more about.  Questions or comments from you can serve as a great springboard for discussion, and if you give me an idea to blog about, with your permission, I'll give you credit for spurring my thinking.

6. Form a Partnership

Are you a publisher, content producer, or provider of a important service relating to theology, church, and media?  I like to read.  I like to write reviews.  Contact me if you'd like to discuss a partnership.

7. Invite Me to Guest Blog

Do you have a blog?  If you're looking for someone to help create content, invite me to come and post.  Give me a topic or a book to review, a word count, and a little about your readership, and I'd be glad to discuss being part of your blog community.

8. Hire Me

I like to write.  Getting paid helps me to put more time in to reading and writing.  Contact me if you're looking for someone to create content, read/edit/respond to a manuscript, or compose supplementary material for something you are working on, such as discussion/study questions.

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