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If I should come to you speaking in an unknown language, how would that help you? But if I bring you a revelation or some special knowledge or prophecy or teaching, that will be helpful. (1 Corinthians 14:6, NLT)
A survey of 1,000 bloggers by Blogging.com found that 81% of writers make $100 or less from their blogs.
That stat dispels the common misconception that every blogger blogs for money.
In fact, when digital business expert Jeff Bullas and technology information giant Lifewire list the top reasons that writers start blogging, they include “Share information I know,” or “Make a difference in my field.” An effective blogger brings together people around a topic by sharing her heard-earned knowledge and insight.
In his first letter to the Christ-followers in Corinth, Paul painted a picture to describe how this information exchange works best. Believers, he said, have been given individual spiritual gifts. These gifts are not to be used merely to benefit that one individual – enticing though that may be. Instead, a spiritual gift is most productive when it’s shared with others, helps, them, and builds them up.
In the same way, the blogger who has been gifted with knowledge or insight about a subject matter – or has acquired it – has a unique opportunity.
Your blog can help you make money, find new job, express thoughts and opinions, be creative, and establish authority in a niche. Those can be good things.
But your blog has even a greater purpose: to help others.
Your blog’s best purpose is to help others.
Thank you for giving me special insight and experience. You’ve called me to share that knowledge with others. Allow me the grace to do so and to trust that you will use that information to strengthen my readers.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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