Tips on blogging about the gospel

In my last column I discussed getting over our fears in sharing the gospel. I want to address another method of sharing the gospel this week. During general conference, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency, discussed how much easier it is to share the gospel these days through electronic media. The most popular and common electronic resources include blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

This week, let’s talk about blogging and some techniques that can be effective in sharing the gospel through your blog. First, for those unfamiliar with blogging, a blog is basically an online journal. But I think they have evolved over the years into something much more interactive.

Businesses use blogs in addition to their websites to keep customers updated on products and services. Crafters and artists use blogs to showcase their work and share techniques. There’s a blog for just about any topic or business. Blog visitors are able to leave comments, therefore making a blog interactive.

Blogs are generally free and easy to start. The two major blog publishers are Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) and Wordpress (http://www.wordpress.com). In as little as five minutes, you can start a blog and began sharing the gospel around the world. Whether you want to start a blog for the purpose of sharing the gospel or want to incorporate gospel sharing in an existing blog, let me share a few suggestions.

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