Why You Should Begin A Blog

Today is my six year anniversary of when I first began ChrisStevensLive.com. This has been a crazy ride of reflection, transformation, and growth for me. My posts have evolved as I try to find my “niche” in the blogging world. But I really want to encourage you to join me in sharing your thoughts with the world.

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Maybe it has crossed your mind before. My guess is that you quickly dismissed it because you didn’t think anyone cared about what you had to say. I had many of the same thoughts. Here are a few reasons why you need to write:

1) Expertise. You are an expert at something. It may not be the thing that will draw in thousands of readers, but your thoughts could potentially be the catalyst that sparks new ideas for someone else.

2) Clarify Your Thoughts. Nothing irons out the wrinkles on your logic more than putting your thoughts down on paper or a computer screen. Disciplining yourself to be reflective is something that will take you farther faster as an individual and as a leader.

3) Potential Future Ventures. Who knows where it could lead. Look down the road five years. Maybe you could write a book. Maybe you’ll be getting requests to speak. Until you begin to go public with your thoughts, you will never discover the possibilities that are waiting for you on the other side of hitting that “publishing” button.

Don’t worry about what your blog looks like at first. Just start to write. That one step alone will generate some excitement. Let’s make a commitment together to let the world hear our voice in 2014. I use WordPress as my blogging platform. It’s totally free to get started and they have some really amazing themes to choose your blog’s design.

I purged my archives a few months ago to clean out the stuff that was just embarrassing to look back on. Here is the earliest blog post I could find: What Should Church Look Like?

So what do you say? Are you in? Leave a comment in the section below and let me know if you’re on board. I’d love to know if you want to start or if you’re resolving to write regularly this year, as I am.

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About Chris Stevens

I'm an Elementary Principal, husband, father of three, and an imperfect follower of Christ. I have eight years experience at the Jr-Sr High level and 14 years experience speaking at various churches.
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3 Responses to Why You Should Begin A Blog

  1. bernasvibe says:

    Great advice & I totally co-sign!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Chris for the encourage. I think I am gonna start a blog as well for the new. I enjoy you blogs! They are interesing, encouraging and educational! Happy new year to you!

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