One of the things that I see a lot of bloggers do is get stuck in a single type of blogging style.
Most blogs fall into a few different blogging styles:
- Informational - These blogs are usually the type of blogs that go into details of certain Bible verses, or Biblical topics such as Biblical Prolegomena, Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Biblical Cosmology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and of course the ever popular Eschatology. The vast majority of blogs that I see posted here at ChristianBlog.Com tend to fall into this blogging style.
- Entertaining - These blogs are usually based around current happenings, such as political news, disasters happening somewhere around the world, some famous person doing something, and the like. These are probably the second most common types of blogs posted here at ChristianBlog.Com, but are few and far between.
- Diary - These blogs are usually about something that has happened in someone's live. A special event, or a sad or unfortunate event, that leads the person to want to write about it. There use to be a time when diary style blogs, throughout the world of blogging, were the most common type of blogs. For reasons unknown, here at ChristianBlog.Com at least, diary style blogs are rarely seen anymore. This is unfortunate. Many of us use real life events when we are talking to others about Jesus Christ, be it co-workers, random people we meet, or unsaved family members. One-on-one witnessing usually is heavily dependent upon real life events, so why Christian bloggers have chosen to move away from this style of blogging has had me perplexed for many years.
- Tips - These type of blogs range from people sharing about tips on how to do things, to gift ideas, to reviews on Christian software / mobile apps, and all those kind of "top 10" style of blogs that seem to permeate the internet. Here at ChristianBlog.Com these type of blogs, that are crazy popular on almost every other blogging website, are all but non-existent. This too is unfortunate because there are so many neat things out there for us, as Christians, that we may not know about, but others do.
As we move into a new year, be it this year, or even years ahead, I would just like to encourage everybody to try to get out of your rut of blogging in a specific style. Try something new. Venture out. Expand your thought train. Allow your readers to read something new and fresh from you.