The #1 Reason Blogs Die

I have to admit, I’m detracting from my normal flow of written content to share with you a little about my blogging experience. I’ve enjoyed writing REAL Ministry tremendously! It has helped my ministry in great ways. I have clarified my thoughts and hopefully shared with you something of value, that has helped you grow in your ministry.

However, trying to write 4 posts a week can be tough. I’ve been consistent with my writing for 6 months now. I’m starting to discover my voice. I’m starting to understand what makes a good blog post versus a bad one. I’m recognizing the importance of headlines and writing good content.

There are days I think I can’t write any more. There are days when I think I don’t have any original ideas. There are days when I think what I am writing is not that good (which may be true on some days). But, I keep at it. The only way I know to get better at blogging and writing is to keep doing it. So I do.

In this video, Jon Acuff suggests that creating content is the #1 reason blogs die. It can be difficult to keep up. I have an entire Word document dedicated to blog ideas. Even though I have two pages of ideas, I look at those ideas and think, “Wow. That’s not that good of an idea.” Then I sit down and try to write on it. The creativity begins to flow. All of a sudden, an idea has turned into a 500 word post.

If creating content is the #1 reason blogs die, then the #1 reason a blog lives is by mining the fruits of our experience. That’s all REAL Ministry is. It is a reflection on my own leadership experience in my ministry, the good and the ugly of it all. John C. Maxwell says that “Evaluated experience is the best teacher.” REAL Ministry is me evaluating my experience and mining the nuggets of wisdom.

Question: If you are a blogger, how do you continue to come up with new content? What are your struggles in the content creation process?

I hope this video can inspire you to keep on keeping on. It helped me.

And thanks for journeying with me on this blog! I really appreciate your readership.

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John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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