About the Blog
The following is from an interview offered to us by Mike Thomas of bloginterviewer.com. The interview can be seen on their site here. I received this from Mike: “During this month we are giving away over $1,000 in prizes to the top 16 rated bloggers for the month of April. To vote you and your readers must come to the blog interview and click on the “Thumbs up” button. The top rated blogs are also showcased on the sidebar of the site for everyone to see.”
Any thumbs up votes would be appreciated!
Life Recycled is intended as natural outflow of thought, questions, humor and discovery as I experience life with God. There are many areas of my life that have been “recycled” by God’s forgiveness, love and faithfulness. Each area becomes a place that is more useful to Him and to others. While there is undoubtedly still a lot of junk in me needing to be recycled, I regularly depend on God’s grace to help me live a changed life. I hope you enjoy the blog and even find some things helpful and useful.
I am a pastor and a “church planter” (one who handles a new church start-up). Blogging has become an important part of my work as a church planter. However, I enjoy it so much it feels like a hobby!
I began blogging Life Recycled as more of personal outlet, not caring whether anyone read it or not. I eventually “found my voice” as they say, and have used it as a connection point for people who are either involved in our new church or just checking it out to see what the “new guy” is like.
I’m relatively new to blogging. I only became serious about Life Recycled about 2 months ago when I downloaded WordPress and began blogging on our own website.
My original blog at Blogger.com only averaged 2 to 3 reads per week. I am now getting 7 to 10 per day and one recent article got more than 300 hits, so it is growing nicely.
My blog does not have income. I have chosen the route of trying to offer things that are helpful on different levels and keeping a more personal and relationship-building approach. Given our venue, this only makes sense.
I try to make Life Recycled appeal to a broad audience. Typically Christians are my repeat guests. I also get non-Christians through humor articles and the occasional just-for-fun stuff we do, like “Weird Word of the Week”. Controversial topics do well, too.
At this point I am still in a sharp learning curve, so I only try to post three times weekly. I spend probably an hour each day on promotion, technical learning, website tweaking and reading other blogs.
My blog has a practical and often humorous approach to very serious matters. My intent is to offer you some practical, applicable help where life and faith intersect in daily life.
If you want to succeed as a blogger, help others. Focus on your readers’ needs. If you are only trying to get readers, followers or customers to your blog then that will bleed through. If you are genuinely seeking to be helpful, you will succeed.