Being new to blogging (I went public with my blog on June 1, 2011), I have a great interest in what makes a good post.
Obviously, a good post has to be well-written and pertinent to whatever is taking place in your life. If it doesn’t fit “where you are,” it can be very well done but it won’t resonate with you.
After examining my most read post in September, I see two areas that seem to make the post read by a lot of people. Obviously, many of you shared the post with your friends, thus helping to make it the most read of any of my posts in September. If you would like to read or reread the post, you can find it here. http://waylonbailey.com/2011/09/the-most-important-question-for-tough-times/
The post has to do with tough times and what you can do to make it through tough times.
The first area that makes this post popular is the subject of tough times. We all experience difficult times. It might be something small, such as a difficult co-worker or it might be large like the serious illness of a child. Whatever it is, we all experience tough times. That makes this post something that will be opened by more people.
The second aspect is that the post describes how I see the most important response that you can make in tough times. It is one succinct line. Most people are looking to make tough times better–that is the most important response that you can make. Looking for a positive response helps us to feel that we are doing all within our power to overcome the situation.
One other factor may be involved as well. It was published on September 13, 2011, two days after the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I didn’t have that in mind when I published the post. I simply felt that we all need to consider how to bring some kind of good to our tough times.
Would you share this post with your friends? I hope to extend my ministry across the internet. I would appreciate your helping me do so. BTW, what do you think makes for a good post? I would love to read your ideas.
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