Blogging Topics & Ideas {Welcome Home Wednesday}

Blog Topics & Ideas {Welcome Home Wednesday Homemaking Link Up on Raising Arrows}First of all, I would never try to talk you into writing a blog.  There is a lot of responsibility that comes with blogging, and none of it should be taken lightly.  If you are interested in blogging, or feel the Lord calling you toward it, please read my Christian Mom’s Guide to Blogging!

Christian Mom's Guide to Blogging

Today’s Welcome Home Wednesday is going to give you some ideas for what to blog about and how to make your blogging better.

First and foremost, if you decide to blog, know WHY you are doing it.  What journey has the Lord put you on that NEEDS to be shared with others.

For instance, Brandy from Cast Your Worries started writing to help other Christians combat worry.  She writes from experience.  She writes with heart.  (By the way, her post last week on A New Food Disorder was a very good read!)

When you write, think about who you want to reach.  Reach them in ways that are practical and helpful.

Consider a series like 31 Days of Organizing & Decluttering Your Home from Women with Intention.  This is often a GREAT way to motivate YOURSELF to get certain projects accomplished!

Or try a weekly spotlight on a topic like First Comes Love‘s My Daughter’s Modest Monday (which also happens to be the #1 clicked post from last week) or Yes, They’re All OursMarriage Monday.  This will give your blog consistency.  You know on Monday, you write on this topic, on Tuesday, you write on this topic, and so on and so forth.

Why not try branching out into the vlogging world (my autocorrect wants to make that say FLOGGING, not VLOGGING – some of you might feel they ARE the same thing! ;) )  Stacy at Stacy Makes Cents shared a video last week on how to make kefir.  The really great thing about video is that your audience gets to see you in your home environment, and hear your voice – like Stacy’s super fun Southern drawl – LOVE it!

No matter what types of posts you choose to write, there is one thing I would highly encourage you to do:  Have good photos and graphics.

Even without Pinterest being HUGE in the online world, beautiful photos and graphics can make or break a post.  Readers are visual and want to see what you are talking about, but they don’t want to look at yucky, dark, grainy photos or loud, busy graphics.

Years ago, I used Photoshop for my photos and graphics, but since then, I’ve found PicMonkey!  This online photo editing service is FREE and really easy to use!  However, I know I don’t use it to its full potential, so I was thrilled to see a brand new ebook come out to help you become a pro at creating amazing graphics!

Monkey See, Monkey Do PicMonkey Tutorial ebook!

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Now, it’s your turn! Link up as many as 3 posts from your blog and enjoy the other links left here!  {If reading via email, please click over to see the links and leave yours!}

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  1. Great thoughts and links about blogging. Representing the Lord well is just as important online as in “real” life. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy your blog – you give the Lord Jesus the glory! Thanks for the practical tips as well – these are good food for thought in considering changes to my blog.

  2. I love your blog Amy!! Always try to keep up with reading it…which doesn’t happen all the time (lol..five kiddos here), but when I do get a chance to read a post I am always inspired :) Thanks for hosting, Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  3. Thanks for the practical blogging tips! I love learning from you! I don’t take the time to comment very often, but I appreciate the opportunity to link up here each week! And Thanks So Much for the shout out! I always feel like I’m a day late and a dollar short when it comes to blogging (and life!) ;) So, I was just so blessed to be mentioned here as an example of doing something “right!” :) Thanks again!

  4. Don’t just write a lot of content. You should always research and finding the material for your blog.

    Post your articles everywhere online.This will help get you can. Don’t limit the mediums of outlets that you use. You want to access all your viewers in one powerful maneuver. Use every outlet available on the internet to draw more attention to your disposal.

    One key aspect of the things you must remember with your blog is to enjoy the experience! Blog Posting can quickly become tiresome when you are not passionate about your topic. Find what you enjoy writing about and have fun. If you are enjoying what you are running a blog about, others will get caught up in your enthusiasm as well.

    Again, running a blog has become ubiquitous. While the reasons a blog is created may vary, the primary intent is to broadcast a message to an intended audience. Use the helpful advice and tips you have read in this article to assist you in creating a blog that targets your intended audience.