With the recent changes we have seen in our mission I think creating a blog has been one of the things I have found myself enjoying the most. I love having the creative outlet, and I love using it to share my testimony and relate it to stories I enjoy telling. While I am by no means a perfect blogger, I thought it might be helpful to include a few things I have found to help me as I think about blog posts. This screenjelly goes over some blogs I noticed and have found helpful.
The attached document I mentioned is below.
o Include media
§ pictures, videos, presentations, etc . . .
· Add links
o Mormon.org profile
o Chat with the missionaries
o Lds.org . . . etc.
o Other gospel oriented blogs
· Explain doctrine and beliefs
o Show how Gospel is applied in your life.
o What’s Going On - Naps
§ Talks about personal experiences with the gospel - finding answers to prayers
§ Simplifies things for people who are unfamiliar with beliefs
§ Question box; What has the prophet told us?, Original Sin, Book of Mormon . . .
§ Helps to dispel rumors
§ Links to chat with the missionaries J
§ -Rejoice in what you can’t do Applies a gospel principle without a scripture
§ -A thought Applies a scripture to her life
· Apply interests to the gospel
§ Elder Andrew Howden’s Reflections - High School Musical 4: Prophets and Apostles!
· Experiences with music tied in with the gospel
§ Missionary Musings - Running through the mud of life
· Jeeps, mud, and repentance
§ Applies the things around her to the gospel.
· Metaphor with the solar system
· Current events
§ Homosexuality and Elder Packers talk.
· Conversion stories, your own and others;
o Treasuring light - Knute Klavenes: Building the Temple Converted Him
§ Story of man who has helped to build several temples.
o Elder Seth Spencer - Teaching Experiences with Cassia
· How to find blogs
o People search
§ Look for people with blogs
· Blog Examples;