Are you a Christian blogger who writes about how our faith impacts the marketplace? You may be writing from the perspective of an entrepreneur, an employee, a Christian leader, or a consumer.
I’ve been scouring the internet looking for bloggers like you. I believe that there is a strong need for the messages that God has put on our hearts; however, finding you on the internet is no easy task.
Every week I stumble across a really great site only to find that the owner has all but abandoned it. I also find top notch blogs with great messages but nobody is leaving comments and/or they are ranked in the millions for web traffic.
Is Your Christian Marketplace Blog Starving for Readers?
So what is the issue with your blog? If God has placed blogging on your heart won’t he also deliver the readers? Yes, but I think He also wants us to play our full rolls in the process.
One basic reason that many Christian marketplace blogs receive little web traffic is that the blogger does not understand, or is not engaging in, SEO (search engine optimization). There are many great resources available to help you with this.
I provide some basic blogging tips, and point you to helpful posts from the experts on my personal blog. You can also find a wealth of information for free on sites like We Blog Better and Fuel Your Blogging.
Your blog will struggle to gain readership without a solid SEO foundation; however, that’s not what I want to focus on for the purpose of this post.
Is Your Christian Marketplace Blog on Its Own Island?
When Christ sent the disciples off to spread the Gospel He did not send them alone. When Paul was on his missionary journeys he did not go alone. Why do we as bloggers try to send out our message alone?
Many of us who blog about our faith in the marketplace do so as part of our vocation as entrepreneurs, business coaches, authors, etc. It’s natural for us to see others in our niche as our competition, but I would challenge you to look at them as partners instead.
Yes, there will be times when we are directly competing against each other for customers; however, our God is not one of limited resources.
The blogosphere is much different than the marketplace. The most successful blogs are those that reach out and partner with other bloggers in their niche.
Remember the Golden Rule
I saw a comment the other day that read, “Isn’t it amazing how when you look at the Christian living section in a bookstore you find self-help books, but when you look at the business section you find books about helping others.”
I was a little offended by it at first, but then I realized that there is a lot of truth in that comment. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” should be manifested in our blogs. Our readers should see numerous examples of this selfless giving in us.
This brings me to the title of this post. I want to help Christian bloggers who are blogging in this niche. I want to help publicize your blogs and drive traffic to your sites.
Tell Me About Your Christian Marketplace Blog
If you have a blog where you write about being an entrepreneur, an employee, or any other topic relating to the marketplace from a Christian perspective I want to know about your blog.
Please leave a comment to this post including:
- your blog’s name
- a brief description of your blog
- your blog’s web address
Don’t worry. I’m not selling anything. I am just trying to develop a blog community – a network of Christian Marketplace Bloggers.