Christian blogging is HARD.
Blogging in general isn’t easy, but Christian blogging especially can be really challenging. There’s so many different elements to it, difficult topics, and can be too close to home or really difficult to write – and then you have to worry about citing every Bible reference, making sure nothing conflicts with the Truth, proving your point in a clear and concise way that people can understand. And, of course, there are always going to be people who don’t agree with your views or don’t get it.
If blogging is so hard, then why do we do it? Because we have a voice that needs to be heard and a story that needs to be told. If you’re getting uninspired or discouraged with Christian blogging, think about who you’re doing this for. Spoiler alert: The whole purpose of this is to honor God and share his message.
So, I’ve put together a list of tools for Christian bloggers that will help make that blogging journey a little bit easier! So, let’s get right into it! (These aren’t in any particular order, and this post is not sponsored.)
» The Message Bible
The Message Bible is one of my absolute favorite Bibles ever – it shows the Bible in modern, easy-to-understand language. Every word is crisp, clear, and understandable. I just got a copy for Easter, and I’ve already gotten three post ideas from it! Every verse is really inspiring, not only for Christian blogging but for coming closer to God as well. I highly recommend this Bible!
» A Student Bible
Student Bibles like the NIV Student Bible provide insights, devotionals, notes, explain topics and messages, provide reading plans and guidance, and more. Every insight aids the ordinary reader in understanding the Bible, and this really helps with making devotionals and blog posts. Also, like The Message Bible, I’m frequently inspired by the insights and notes every time I read a Student Bible.
» Instrumental Worship Music
I just recently tried listening to instrumental worship/prayer music while writing this post, and it felt like every word I wrote was for the Lord! It really focused me, put me in the zone, and helped me relax and trust in my Savior. 10/10 recommended! Listening to worship music while writing your blog posts is a really great tool to help keep you inspired, concentrated, and calm.
» Daily Devotionals
Daily devotionals help you connect and live your life for Jesus. These powerful passages can be read in the morning, evening, or right before you write a blog post. I really love my Jesus Calling For Kids and Jesus Always For Kids by Sara Young devotionals, and I also really love Fearless Faith by Melanie Shankle. A lot of the different topics in my daily devotionals inspire this blog’s devotionals! And, usually there’s Bible verses quoted in daily devotional books, so you can find new and inspiring verses.
Grammarly is a fantastic writing tool that helps make your words clearer, better, and correct. Way smarter than spell-check, customized to your writing voice, situation, and audience, Grammarly is the perfect tool to help take your writing to the next level. And the best part, it’s free! You can purchase a Premium membership, except the free version works just fine minus some features.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post and find the tips and tools helpful. I’m so glad to be back from my hiatus and looking forward to an awesome May full of posts! Have a fantastic day!
Do you use any of these tools? What’s the hardest part about Christian blogging for you? What’s your favorite tool featured here?