Visit: Five Minute Friday
Each week I try to join Five Minute Friday to write for 5 minutes without editing. I have been unable to do this for the past few weeks and I missed it. So today’s word is visit because Five Minute Friday is moving to a self-hosted site fiveminutefriday.com.
Today’s post is still at Kate Mortuang’s if you want to join us.
My first thought went to the shepherds and the Magi who visited baby Jesus.
Then I paused and thought:
What did the shepherds and the Magi do after the visit? (tweet this)
I think that’s a very important question.
They left and TOLD others. That’s what they did.
Then I thought of my writing and my Christian friends who write. I thought of the reading I do when I visit other posts. Do I just visit and leave? Should I be doing more?
I think we need to visit and then go beyond the visit
in order to spread The Good News. (tweet this)
What can we do?
- Like: if we can
- Comment: This boosts the author’s esteem, make the author want to write more, makes us think more about what was written.
- Share: Sharing is telling the world that what we read is important. Share on social media. Link to that blog post in one of your posts. Talk about it in your email updates.
We need to be intentional in spreading the Word of God.
We need to make the choice to take the time and spread His Word that others write. I know It’s one more thing on your list – but I think that is what we need to do.
The shepherds and Magi did it – can we?
Recently I joined an experiment on medium.com. A group of writers are looking to help one another to read each others’ posts, like them with a heart, and comment. In this way we hope to boost our readership on Medium, on our blogs and on our email lists.
I would love for you to join me there: If you scroll down through my posts you will see that the experiment is working. When I was going solo I got 2 likes – now I have over 13 per post.
- Like it by clicking the heart on the left.
- Comment at the bottom with the little caption icon.
- Share it on your social media.
- Highlight the parts you like.
And for Five Minute Friday I will make a more concentrated effort to visit more than 1 or 2 posts. I think I will set aside 30 minutes on Fridays to visit whether I have posted or not. This way I can visit and share.
We will all then get to know each other better but also help spread The Good News just like the shepherds and the Magi.
Will you join me?
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