Before starting a blog it's important for Christian workers to think about 'security' issues. Ask yourself this question: Will publishing my details on the Web jeopardise the security of my ministry, my organisation's ministry or the lives of those with whom I am associated? If the answer is 'yes', you might consider having an anonymous blog where you don't put anything online through which you can be linked or traced to your individual situation.
Paul Morriss, from Wycliffe Bible Translators, shares his top tips for those starting out in blogging:
- Be yourself, don't be a mouthpiece for your organisation.
- Be sensible, everything you say will be archived forever and available to everyone in the world.
- Write regularly.
- Link to others, even those you disagree with.
- Be open and honest.
- Respond to comments.
- Read a few relevant blogs before you write, this is a new medium and not like anything else.
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