Collaboration Propels Christian Web Trends to #1 Church Blog

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

Last week 60+ other bloggers and I started the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog project here at Christian Web Trends.  Each day week day we’ve been reading a discussing a lesson from Darren Rowse’s e-book of the same name.

The participation and discussion during the first week surpassed my wildest expectations.  Not only have the bloggers participating been posting their thoughts on each day’s assignment and lesson, but they’ve been discussing each others comments.  They’ve also been going to each other’s blogs and commenting leading many participants to report experiencing more traffic and comments than they’ve ever had before.

All of this has propelled Christian Web Trends to be ranked by as the #1 blog in the church category…

and #2 blog in the Christianity category.

How cool is that?

Congrats, mad props, and all credit to the awesome participants in the 31 Days project!

What’s even more awesome is you’ll notice that Synaptic Light, the blog of Phillip Gibb whose been participating in the 31 Days project and wrote today’s Day 6 post, went from #34 to #8 in the church category.  Congrats Phillip!

While the ranking are fun, what’s more important is that this demonstrates two important principles I blogged about earlier today on

  1. Good blogs are motivated by serving their readers above self interest.
  2. The more you server your readers, the more likely they are to return, comment regularly, and share your posts with others.

So, bloggers, keep on serving one another and adding value to your readers!

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.


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