Today via email I received notification of a new functionality within LinkedIn that will increase potential to spread the message of Jesus.
LinkedIn has partnered with Twitter. LinkedIn users can now set up their account to have their Tweets update their LinkedIn Status and have a link to their Twitter account show up in their LinkedIn Profile.
This offers another subtle way for Christians to promote their faith based blog and share faith focused tweets with their colleagues and connections.
To set up LinkedIn with Twitter
- Go to the account settings of LinkedIn
- Select Twitter Settings
- Enter your Twitter Account information
- Customize your Settings
Do you see any other evangelism possibilities related to LinkedIn or Twitter?
Read about the parntership – LinkedIn, Twitter announce partnership, San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Having trouble coming up with things to write about? Want to avoid becoming redundant or preachy? Want to keep the blog fresh and appealing to today’s readers?
Plinky is a free web based service that offers writing prompts. Some are silly, others introspective, and others are bizarre. Still, some of them are perfect for sharing your everyday walk with Christ. Sign up and try it. You are under no obligation to use their service but you might find it useful.
Here are some interesting prompts you might find interesting:
Share your thoughts with a Plinky audience, import your answers into your blog, and read other people’s response to the same question.
Have fun and let your light shine!
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One of the biggest reasons why people don’t start a blog is the thought:
“I’m not a writer!”
Fair enough. Some people aren’t writers. BUT if that is your reason, are you giving yourself a fair hearing? Bailey and Storch in their book The Blogging Church say “people are tired of perfection; they’re looking for authenticity.”
Have you considered their point?
More than likely, you will never write perfectly. If you hold yourself to the standard of a book, magazine, or newspaper, you better get yourself…an editorial team. Everything you read in the professional market is previewed and edited multiple times. Blogging doesn’t have to be perfect! It just has to be real. If the ultimate goal is to share the gospel, people need to see your walk with Christ, not a polished dissertation.
You can do this! If you feel inadequate as a writer (don’t worry, I do too!), here is a quick guide to help with grammar, word choice and general style of writing. Grab a copy, and use as needed.
Strunk and White – The Elements of Style
Blessings in your blogging!
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