Blogging Tips from Tim Challies, #1 Christian Blogger

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

tim-challiesAuthor Frank Viola posted a great interview on his blog with Tim Challies, author of the #1 Christian blog in the world.   One of the questions Frank asked that I found most interesting was:

What do you believe to be the key ingredients that have made your blog so hugely popular?

Tim responded with a lot of great insight, but my biggest take-away was this:

I think my stubborn commitment to daily blogging has made a difference. We are all creatures of habit and people know that if they visit my site at the same time every day, there will always be something new to read or experience. It may not be life-changing but it will at least be new.

Consistency is definitely something I want to work on in my own blogging. I’ve increased the number of times I post each week, but it’s still pretty erratic in terms of the days and time of day that I post.

You can read the full interview with Tim Challies here.

What’d you think of the interview? What were your biggest take-away?

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.


  • For me – blogging has never been about promotion and don't get me wrong, I'm not saying either yourself or Tim are doing this, but because I don't see my blogging that way I don't blog daily. I don't blog regularly either.

    I blog when I feel I have someting to say or share.

    As you may know (because I've said before) I'm not in it for the fame (and again I don't suggest this for you or Tim) but because I believe I can give something back to the world for the Kingdom's sake. I'm in it to hopefully build real relationships with folks (I find this incredibly hard) and to have something deeper than a passing "blog comment relationship".

    I've never read Tim's blog but will attempt to find some time to do so but to b ehonest he's never been on my radar so how exactly do folks decide what or why something is #1? After all, ChurchRelevance decided Tim is #2 – so who's right?

    I could say more but I'll shut up now.

    • Stuart, I dont' know if you read the interview or not, but I don't think Tim is particularly concerned with promoting his blog or gaining personal popularity. The reasons why his blog is one of the most read Christian blogs don't seem to have anything to do with his promoting it. Sometimes things are popular because they're well done.

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