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    « Truth as Criterion for Christian Belief | Main | Ministerial Temptations :: Buying God's Acceptance »
    Monday
    Jun062011

    8 Ways To Help My Blog

    1. Leave a Comment

    Great blogs are great communities.  Great communities form when there is communication and common passion.  I write about books, theology, technology, media, ministry, church, and culture.  Some of the things I write about are humorous.  Some are serious.  I write about  abstract, philosophical ideas and concrete, practical approaches to the Christian life.  I know there are other people reading my blog who have something important to say, even if it is a word of encouragement like, "nice thoughts" or a brief disagreement, like, "you suck".  I'd prefer the former to the latter.  Let me know you're there.  Be part of creating a community by leaving a comment. 

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    5. Submit Questions and Comments Via Email

    In the left hand column there is a submission form, or click here to send me an email.  I may write something you disagree with, or something you find compelling, or something you'd like to hear more about.  Questions or comments from you can serve as a great springboard for discussion, and if you give me an idea to blog about, with your permission, I'll give you credit for spurring my thinking.

    6. Form a Partnership

    Are you a publisher, content producer, or provider of a important service relating to theology, church, and media?  I like to read.  I like to write reviews.  Contact me if you'd like to discuss a partnership.

    7. Invite Me to Guest Blog

    Do you have a blog?  If you're looking for someone to help create content, invite me to come and post.  Give me a topic or a book to review, a word count, and a little about your readership, and I'd be glad to discuss being part of your blog community.

    8. Hire Me

    I like to write.  Getting paid helps me to put more time in to reading and writing.  Contact me if you're looking for someone to create content, read/edit/respond to a manuscript, or compose supplementary material for something you are working on, such as discussion/study questions.

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    Reader Comments (7)

    hi ben, it's stephanie from baylor -- i was friends with ryan your roommate, {back from high school in longview} and lived across the way. remember, me? anyway, i read your blog from time to time, and enjoy it! i also wanted to let you know that i am reading the tenth parallel that you posted about on facebook, and it is very eye opening, indeed. thank you for commenting about it. hard to get reading in all the time, staying at home with two young children, but i try! thanks for sharing your blog

    June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

    Hi Ben! I read your blog all the time, but I'm not always the best at commenting. I'll try to be better about that!
    I don't know if my audience is quite the same as yours, but you're always welcome as a guest at my blog. If you have anything pertinent to say to the handmade community, let me know! ;)

    June 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen

    Stephanie, Jen, thanks for leaving a comment.

    Steph, of course I remember you! How could I forget?

    And Jen, if you're serious about me posting at your blog, I may indeed have something to say. Send me an email if you'd like to have a conversation about it.

    June 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterBen Simpson

    Ben - Thanks for helping know some of the best ways to be helpful for your blog. I would love to have you as a guest post on my blog. Let me think on it...

    June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Conard

    Andrew:

    You know where to find me.

    June 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterBen Simpson

    Came to your blog while looking around Booksneeze. I have added your blog to my reader. Hope to join in the discussion here on your blog.

    June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

    Thanks Adam. I'm very glad to have you as part of the community.

    June 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterBen Simpson

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