Call Out For Young Bloggers

“Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.” – Michael Conniff

I would like to put out a call for all young bloggers. Your topic is not important, writing style will not be criticized.

I remember those early days of my blogging. Sometimes I wondered if anyone would ever read anything I posted. So, I would write sporadically. Maybe, once in awhile, I would get a “Like” and even one time someone reblogged a post of mine. I was over the moon for days.

I am thankful for all those who have shared their blogging tips that has helped me along the way. Like, one blogger shared with me how to use “Categories” and “Tags”. It has made a world of difference with my blog.

Then there is also the excitement in those early days for someone to decide to “Follow”. Once more, I would be elated! I still get excited when someone decides to “Follow”!

Now, I want to return the favor! Here’s is what I am looking for:

  • Less than 100 follows
  • Two years or less since the blog started

If you fit this category I would like to hear from you. Or, if you know someone that fits the criteria, please bring them to my attention.

I want to bring a spotlight to these young bloggers. Write about their blog and try to reblog a post from their blog.

So dear reader, I want to hear from you! Your help in bringing young bloggers to my attention is greatly appreciated

The Progression of a Blogger

“You are your biggest obstacle, but you are also the change that you seek.”
― Freequill


It is coming around to that time of the year where media will be doing their “year in review” newscast. They will be broadcasting them till ad nauseam.

That brings around this post and my thoughts of my progression of this blog. I remember my first post, now deleted, was something totally stupid like, “it is spring out”. I really did not know how to start, I had an idea, but, no idea how to go about it. I did not give any thought about a format and for the longest time I would change the template of the blog. My subject matter also changed about two years ago to the present topic of “Mental Health”.

Things went slower than a slug. My writing wasn’t consistent for there were long stretches of idle time. When I did write I did not know about the two powerful tools contain with “Category” and “Tags”. I learned just over two years ago.

I can remember how excited I would become just receiving a like or a follow. For each I would click on them to see who they were. I made it a habit to read their “About” page, something I still continue to do to this day. For those who are new I would invite you to read “My Code of Honor“.

I have begun to filter my Categories and Tags. I was shocked how many times I would put everything under their own Category. I have learned that one Category can cover a multitude of many thoughts, such as, “Mental Health”.

I am still not sure what the maximum number of tags a blog should have. I just try to use the ones that are totally relevant in the post.

My writing has grown over the years, it has taken time, but I find it comes with greater ease and fluidity.

So dear reader I will close with a quote!

“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.”Brian Clark

They Still Reap Dividends

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“The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.”

Jason Calacanis

I am not a leading authority when it comes to blogging for a keep learning new traits with it. Yet I find that many things about it are always gaining dividends. Here are a few:

  • Interaction – You cannot go wrong when it comes to interacting with other bloggers. It does not hurt to even interact with bloggers who you do not follow.
  • Tags- The tags you use when writing your blog post is effective.  This blogger has learned something new about tags. I learned about that you can follow tags. It is found on the left side of the reader. Type any tag that you may be interested in. A list of blog sites will appear in your reader. I found this is a great way to find other blogs for myself to read. Recently I read a blog post and clicked on “Like”. That simple act saw a dividend of a new follow for my blog.
  • Rhythm of Writing – I have noticed that every blogger has a rhythm of writing in their blog posts. If you read many blogs you will find that each blogger has a rhythm.  You can recognize this if you read enough of a blogger’s post.
  • Categories – I have come to realize that the less categories you use the better. Over doing it within the categories can cause confusion with those who a reading a post or doing a subject, tag, etc., search.

So dear reader these little actions on writing a post still pays dividends!

Update On Blog Changes

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You may notice that the blog has changed.  It is not yet finished, but it is starting to look like the blog I had envisioned.

There are now multiple categories where a post may belong to a certain category. At this present time there are some that have no posts at all.

This format allows me to write on multiple subjects.  There is now a Home Page, however, it needs some help.  Not all posts will appeal to everyone, this format was easier than to start a new blog from scratch.

The one category that I am most excited about is The Guest Post. I will be inviting others to write a guest post, something that I am sure will be a favorite for you, the reader.

Check back often to keep abreast about what is happening with Rethinking Scripture!

Have Patience

work in progressYou will notice that there are changes in the look of this blog. At the moment categories are empty, so have patience as I work to create a blog that can be informative to the reader.

I owe a great big “Thank You” to Vee over at https://millenniallifecrisis.org/ for sending me a tutorial on how to create all of the new categories in the main menu.  If you have never looked in at Vee’s blog, take a look at her blog you will be amazed at what you find.

I will be working diligently to bring to you, the reader, posts that may find something in common with.

So, come back often as there will be changes to this blog almost daily!