When I started my blog, I had no intention of starting to blog – I just felt endlessly frustrated from how far away Christianity was getting from the Bible.So, I blogged the first few months, just writing whatever came to mind.
Then my wife suggested I go ahead and take it public, which I did. It took about 4 days to get my original blog posts online. I think I then went into my first series’.
What should you blog about? That’s ultimately up to you. But if you like this blog, then here’s some suggestions…
- Use Evernote to start clipping articles that you want to research. Much of the source of this blog has been responses to eBooks I’ve found online, and articles I found I just had to address. I used to print the articles to PDF, but quickly found I’d lose track of them, and sometimes searching for those took hours. It would have been a lot easier if I’d found Evernote 5 years ago! Some articles I might have been able to write in advance, and then deal with the comment wars! I probably have close to a thousand articles I’ve never been able to read, simply because I didn’t know which one it was.
- Get source materials on Apologetics. Evidence That Demands a Verdict is a major source for much of my early articles and arguments. When I branched out to actually begin confronting cults, I actually began to develop my own arguments and voice! I did the Word Faith articles before I found the Justin Peters videos – but thanks to Damon Whitsell, I found the Peters videos just as I was finishing that series up, if I remember correctly.
- Read SermonAudio news. This will provide a lot of actual source material for good rants, Be warned – for a while all the articles on SermonAudio kept dealing with subjects that Christians should not be talking about, reading, or thinking about. Be prayerful as you consult that site. They haven’t done it in a while, but be warned that they have.
- Pick topics you know you have to address. One of my favorites was the Atheism articles. I got a LOT of good exchanges out of that, and actually scored some “thinking points” with some of the atheists. A couple were obnoxious, but one or two left this web site feeling a little unsure of themselves. But when I resolved to take this live, I knew I’d be addressing Roman Catholicism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Messianic Judaism, Church of Christ, and Ecumenism. Write your list!
- What’s your burden? I’ve written a lot in five years, but certain subjects I keep coming back to! The Bible remains the focal point of my ministry, and salvation. Really, in my eyes, almost everything I’ve written falls into one or two of these categories!
The process of developing ideas for your blog can be done easily with a few simple steps! Really, for a Fundamentalist, there’s no real reason for anyone to say, “I have nothing to blog about!”