My Most Popular Post for September

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.

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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2 Responses

  1. Pastor, in looking at todays posting about “My Most Popular Post in September” it makes me think of how everyone experiences difficulities and how some search scripture for answers and some search to the world or their own understanding. I am guilty of looking in the wrong places and following un-Godly advice. That brings me to answer your question, what makes a good post? My answer to that question is making people and christiqan followers stronger in knowing how to apply scripture to daily living and overcoming difficuilities. I know my answer sounds very similar to the directions you’ve already given but some experience a roadblock of sorts when it comes to putting directions scripture gives us to good use in todays world. Thanks for whaty ou do.

  2. Thanks for reading and thanks for your response. I’ve noticed through the years exactly what you have said. Many people have difficulty taking the teaching of Scripture and applying it to what’s happening with them. For this reason, I have attempted in my preaching to work on helping people apply the Scripture to their lives. This difficulty (which is what we all have to some extent) means that we must read devotionals and expositions of Scripture which help us apply the Bible to our present situation.

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