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5 Ways To Be Inspired With Ideas As A Christian Blogger

I had just finished reading a post by Fractured Faith Blog inspiring people to blog. And one point made in the post discusses how many people struggle to write because they feel like they have no ideas.

Which made me want to share some things that have helped me stay inspired. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not all of these suggestions are specifically for Christian bloggers.ย 

I hope this inspires you.


Keep A Notebook On You Or Closely Nearbyย 

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This may not help you come up with the idea itself, but it will help keep the idea once you have it.ย 

I can’t tell you the number of times I will have an idea and I do not write it down on a notepad or use the document app on my phone to jot the idea down. And then, of course, I forget it.

Write the title of a post idea, if you know the title, and/or at least write down the main thought for the post.

TRICK: Sometimes I will be ready to drift off to sleep and I will have an idea. One trick I read to help you remember the next morning is to spell out the word or idea with your finger. Move your finger in the motion of the word and spell out each letter, it has helped me recall ideas the night before.

Read, Listen, Respondย 

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You need to get engaged.

-Read other Christian bloggers. See what you enjoy from their posts, not to copy them, mind you. But did they write on something you could elaborate on? Did they briefly touch on an idea you feel strongly about?

-Read Christian books.- Did something stand out to you from a book you recently read? I’m not saying copy what was said. But give a brief summary and then dive into your options and thoughts on the issue/topic talked about.

-Participate In Writing Prompts-ย It’s okay if you need help or guidance. The point is not to sit back and wait.

-Listen to Christian music-ย Or whatever else helps inspire you. What inspires you? Can you talk about it? Does it make you analyze your relationship with Christ? These are all ideas.

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– Engage In Conversation- It does not only have to be in the blogging community. But I have found a number of ideas were inspired simply because I talked to people about scripture, about what God has been doing, and what I’ve been struggling with.

-What stirs you in this world? – There is a lot of hypocrisy among believers. The body is broken. We are accountable. Just like since the beginning of time believers want to mix wordly things in. These are all topics. What makes you passionate? What makes you convicted? How is God speaking to you?

The point is to get you moving, get your heart on fire. BUT do not accuse others of their sin without being aware of your own sins. This is often why I strive to say WE instead of YOU. I have no right to accuse others in my posts when I myself struggle with things of this world. Maybe not the same as others, but I still fall short.

Power And Unlimited Topics Of Scriptureย 

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The Bible offers you a lot of opportunities to cover all sorts of things.

A Devotional- You can dedicate a scripture weekly to focus on, or monthly, daily, whatever. Pick a scripture and connect it to a lesson, promise, or story of God.

Topics-Just think of anything God wants His people to follow, Christ and all His teachings, and don’t even get started on the prophets. The amount of things you can talk about honestly is pretty limitless because you can talk about the same topic in multiple ways. Context, symbolism, applying to life, and connecting to our personal walk with Christ.

What Speaks To You– Many readers are interested in scriptures to focus on and to cling to. Fear, doubt, faith, hope, and more these are just a FEW topics you can focus on in scripture and help others be equipped with. As well get more personal and share scriptures, in particular, you cling to, and maybe open up as to why.

Bible Stories/ People/ History– You can cover the Bible in all its entirety or discuss parts of it. Be it, like your favorite scriptures, the stories or people that stand out to you the most.

Bible Tool-ย Or maybe you aren’t sure of a scripture to talk about? I use the website http://www.biblehub.com (completely free to use) it has an assortment of translations for every single scripture. It has a search box you can type a word or phrase in and you will then get scriptures with that word. In addition, it has a lot more to offer than just scripture, if you’re curious to look around.ย 

Writing Consistently

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This may sound odd, some people want an idea before writing. But one thing I noticed in the beginning of 2017 when I started writing consistently was I went from struggling to write one idea per week June 2016-March 2017, to when I was writing about three or more posts per week, I was getting more inspired with ideas.

I think part of it was I pushed myself to think outside the “limits” of what I was giving myself. We can be good at selling ourselves mediocre ideas, and limits without trying for better quality, and consistency. Like eating healthy or working out a few times a week.

It takes endurance, determination, willingness, desire, and to not give up when you fall. Get right back up again.

Consider having a journal, or something you can write in daily if posting is too much on a regular basis. Try sentences. Write rambles. Write your thoughts. What bothers you, and what is on your heart. This may inspire poetry, or writing your own illustrations.

Your Struggles, Testimonies

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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. People want honesty. They do not want perfection. They don’t want to hear what they should do while you appear faultless to a T.

People need connection, and God deserves glory.

So be willing to get personal, maybe not excessively detailed, but personal. If people do not believe you, then they won’t have a reason from your blog post to draw closer to Christ. As a Christian writer/blogger, we need to help people see WHY WE are connected to Christ.ย 

Remember that accountability I talked about?

If we don’t care, why should others? If all we do is lecture and inform, even if it is about scripture and Bible history, it will not draw others.ย 

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Christ is love. He has always been. We need to show that love and understanding. We can’t help others grow if we are ignoring them on the side of the street, while they are wounded, like the good Samaritan.

You don’t like when people act high and mighty? Most readers don’t either. Watch your tone, best as you can, sympathize, empathize, and be willing to expose your weakness.ย 

And if you are fake towards others, people eventually will notice, if not right from the start.

It is about being genuine, and not being afraid to be genuine, even if not every single person accepts that.ย 


If you are interested in more Christian Blogger posts I have a page now that makes it easier to find these posts.

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I hope you enjoyed these ideas, and if you have any suggestions or want to share with others what has helped you as a blogger please leave a comment below.ย 
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112 thoughts on “5 Ways To Be Inspired With Ideas As A Christian Blogger

  1. Oh, these are good ideas! I try to post consistently-ish (not very good at it yet) so twice a week is what I’m shooting for (can you tell I’m a little lazy? Ha ha!)
    But it’s a great idea to write a little every day, even if you don’t blog. I love to write in my stories almost every day becuase it feels really good. It’s like getting out all my frustrations and hurting in a way that I can share with others. I am a writer, even if I am terribly lazy!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Pssh better than how I am some days. No worries! It really is about finding that pace. Writers write, so as long as you writing in some form you are a writer, more than just a thinker/dreamer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Amazing!!! Outstanding, post, T.R. I like when you said, “So be willing to get personal, maybe not excessively detailed, but personal.” because that’s something I definitely want to do but I’m not one for opening up about my personal struggles. (Something, I’m going to have to pray on).

    I also like when you said, “Watch your tone, best as you can, sympathize, empathize, and be willing to expose your weakness. ” Sometimes, we as Christians can become like the Pharisees that it will actually turn people away from Christ instead of towards Him. So, I definitely agree with watching your tone in regards to how you write your blog post.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I know you have talked about how you want to get more personal. You can always do baby steps. Just a share a little bit, before you decide to share more. And that’s okay too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Missed you too! Things were very difficult; my dog was very ill and passed away. I am getting back into the swings of things as I had little time for grief because I was taking so many classes. I am now working to find my inner peace and come to terms with it all; focusing on transferring schools, resting, and reflecting. How have you been? I am so sorry I didn’t get back to you; sadly, I do not use my Gmail for this account hardly ever. I hope you are doing amazing! Blessings! Xoxo

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      2. No worries, I checked my email too and I didn’t see the message I thought I sent you. It was just an email I either wrote or had been thinking of sending to check up on you. That’s all.

        I’m so sorry these past few months have been rough. Classes definitely are distracting, but not always in a good way, and can be stressful.

        I”m okay. I’m at a point where doubt, worries, and stress like to tempt my heart. A lot of fears are trying to invite themselves in. So I too am working on changing my perspective, and trusting God’s hand through all of this. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Peace be upon you!!!

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    1. Ah, thanks!!! I love the idea of bloggie kitchen, that’s another symbolism of my blog’s meaning, which I thought of way later. It shows in my tagline, “Let’s sit down and chat.”

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  3. These ideas are absolutely wonderful! I definitely agree with the consistency and honesty points that you made – it completely pays off to just keep blogging, because staying active in the community really does something for inspiration. On the topic of honesty, I really enjoy reading posts from the bloggers who are willing to share what their lives truly are – not just the best, happiest moments. The beautiful thing about blogging is that we’re able to connect with people from all walks of life, which then helps us all to learn from each other.

    I’ve never easily taken to writing about the difficulties I face through posts on my blog, because I strive for my content to be inspiring both to myself and every reader. However, the more I’ve been willing to share about how I’m truly feeling, it brings me so much peace to know that there are others who are facing very similar things. It creates a connection normal life can’t.

    Thank you for always sharing posts that truly help this WordPress community, girlie!

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    1. Maggie, seriously, you’re too sweet! Thanks for your encouragement. I’ve found by opening up about the things I struggle with, those have been some of the most inspirational because I always work or am convicted, praise His name, to give things over to God, to see Him and how His hand is active, even when I am struggling. And then I can share/update everyone on what is happening. I want to give Him the praise when the waters have risen, and I want people to see the struggle because a walk with Christ NOT easy, and it is not cotton candy and fluffy clouds all the time. We all will struggle and have trials. It is about how we endure and come out of it. Angry or grateful? Joyful or bitter?

      I want to be an example โค as best as I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome! Yes, most definitely. Sharing what we’re going through, our feelings about it, and how we feel after He’s brought us through it afterward is a very real testimony – because then people are able to see that our strength comes from Him!

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  4. These are really good ideasโ€” I’m noting all of them! These are very helpful, T.R! Thank you so much for sharing and I really hope to improve having a notebook beside me so I can jot down every idea that comes in my mind! ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. Wow so many great tools and ideas to use! I am VERY new to this blogging journey (I just posted my first blog, yay!). When I was thinking of what to write about for the first blog, I spent time in God’s presence. During intimacy with God, He downloads things into us! He will give us dreams, visions (and ideas!). I’m so excited for this journey!

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    1. Absolutely!!! I totally agree with you ๐Ÿ™‚ Way to go!! God gives us so much when we give Him our time and focus. He is incredible!!

      On my second blog, I have a page dedicated to the posts I’ve written about blogging. If you are looking for new resources, tips, and more. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know if I referenced that page or not in the post.

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      1. Great, thanks!! Also, I am looking to connect with a christian blogging community. Would you happen to know of where I can go or even where to begin looking?

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      2. Do I know where you can find awesome Christian bloggers? ๐Ÿ˜‰ so, I just posted a community spotlight on Inside Cup, and there are SO MANY Christian bloggers I’ve met in this community.

        Each month I highlight different posts that have spoken to me and the bloggers who wrote them. If you want, the post is here https://nobledevotionblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/community-spotlight-june-18/

        All you really need to do is start finding Christian bloggers by putting in some search words in your Reader, and then reading the posts, commenting, follow the bloggers you enjoy, and you will begin to meet some of these amazing bloggers! But the post I have should help you out too.

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    1. And that totally works too! God has inspired on the spot so many times. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m thankful for it. And I know what it is like to struggle. I hope others can take something from the suggestions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That’s so awesome you want to inspire others ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad these tips came in handy for you. I know when I started out two years ago I needed some help, which is why I want to help other bloggers. Keep going, and do not give up!

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  6. So good! I appreciate the practical and great advice, especially the tip about writing the idea with your finger at night. I have so much creativity as Iโ€™m falling asleep and so often lose it! Thank you for sharing. Bless you.

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  7. Love your post. It’s been a year since I started my blog but the feeling of being insignificant and blank always overthrow me. I dread of making grammatical errors and since my vocab is still not up to the mark, I find it very difficult to start again… Thanks for inspiring us with ur post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! It can be hard, but we just have to keep our heads up. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Something I use to help with grammar is a program called Grammarly. You can use it for free. You can buy a better version of it, but the free one is really nice.

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  8. Awesome post! Definitely one thing I`m always learning as I do my own blog is that creativity or inspiration usually comes to me when I go to God. The more I`m spending time with Him the more I`m inspired to write or create anything!

    Then on top of that I also get inspiration when I step out in faith and just do something. So if I just write for five minutes just because I know it`s something God has gifted me with instead of being scared if my words make sense or not I usually end up writing for hours. The inspiration always comes when we are doing something rather than just waiting in a corner hoping to be inspired.

    Thanks for another good post!

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    1. Amen!!! I agree! Sometimes writing even for a little bit because He has put something on my heart has inspired so many things. I’m thankful for Him. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks so much for your post! I have notepads scattered all over the house, car, and beside my bed. You never know when the Holy Spirit will hit you with a good idea. Your other suggestions are also wonderful. As a new blogger for just one month, I am so excited to share all that God is sharing with me. I am excited to get up in the morning and put the ideas down in some form. I also have to schedule the writing time, so that I don’t get caught up in it, and forget to do my accounting job, which I also love, and what pays the bills!

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      1. No problem! I’ve covered how to customize your blog in WordPress. I’ve talked about websites where you can get free resources. Tons of stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s all on the page for Peeking Beneath.

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  10. Thanks, T.R. The one thing that really resonated with me was “writing consistently.” I started out publishing once or twice a week. It was challenging, so I already felt a bit uncomfortable. There were times when I really struggled to find an idea that I thought would attract readers, and that was a problem for me because rather than writing from the heart I was looking for something gimmicky. After just a couple of months I really felt that I should post every weekday. This took me WAY out of my comfort zone. But forcing myself to write at least five days a week made me draw from what I had inside instead of trying to PULL things in.

    Doing a lot of reading of the Word and books in my area of interest has also been key. For a while I read only my Bible and then I was looking for blog ideas more than trying to feed my spirit. But reading to fill up our own spiritual tanks has got to be a priority.

    Thanks for you blog advice posts. I’ll keep reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. It takes time to find what works for us as a bloggers and to see where God wants us to be, and what to share with others. God will let us and guide us and we have to make sure we are willing to put everything into His hands. ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you are turning to the Bible for the right reasons now, but how awesome that God gives us amazing inspiration!

      If you are interested, I have a page now will all of my blogging help for Christian bloggers. I can send you the link if you would like to see if any of those posts might fit your interests.

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      1. Thank you so much! Yes, I write blogging tips on Peeking Beneath, and about once a month have a Christian Blogging topic on Inside Cup.
        Blessings!
        Christian Blogging Help -https://nobledevotionblog.wordpress.com/christian-blogging-help/

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