Before beginning a blog determining your blog’s purpose is one of the most important things you need to do. For some it’s easy to decide and for others it’s no easy task. But for everyone it should involve some prayer. Before deciding on your blog’s purpose, ask yourself these questions:
- What topics do you enjoy?
- What topics do you not enjoy?
- Do you feel led to build a community?
- What is your passion?
- Do you feel you can honor God with your chosen topic or purpose?
- Why are you blogging? As a ministry, as a business, or just for fun?
If you enjoy participating in the women’s ministry at your church, you might enjoy running a blog with the purpose of encouraging Christian women. If you love creating Sunday School lessons your blogs purpose could be to help other Sunday School teachers develop their lessons.
Whatever purpose you decide on, it should be something you feel comfortable writing about. If you’re unable create posts on the topic then what’s the point in having the blog? I’ve often heard it said that if you can’t come up with 10 blog posts before starting you shouldn’t start a blog.
No matter what, don’t forget to pray about your blog’s purpose before starting and remember you can always change your mind later. It’s your blog and God’s will for you might change along the way.