Take 2: #ThursdayTheologyBlogs Blog Hop

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Hello, fellow bloggers! I can’t believe it’s already been a week since our first #ThursdayTheologyBlogs Blog Hop! I was expecting between 5 & 10 bloggers to post, and we ended the weekend with 20 blog posts linked up! Praise the Lord for sending each of you!!!!

I am hoping we can double that number this weekend by sharing the opportunity, and by my answering the questions I got last week a little better here for everyone to see.

  • What is the #ThursdayTheologyBlogs Blog Hop?
    • I love the hash tag parties for bloggers on Twitter. I couldn’t find one to join on Thursdays. So, I thought I would create one that was on the topic closest to my heart. God’s love. Now, I like words that work together in rhyme or alliteration, so I started with the “Th” in Thursday and tried out words. While Theology is a stretch for many of us, I think it works for ALL of us based on the first definition I found in the merriam-webster online dictionary:
      • the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially :  the study of God and of God’s relation to the world
  • Whatcan be shared in the #ThursdayTheologyBlogs?
    • First and foremost blog posts. Words that you have written. We’re not looking for a million memes shared. We’re not looking for advertising, MLM, or wordless posts. Your link-up should be a blog post.
    • Anything about God.
      • Read a fiction book that talked about God/religion that spoke to you? Want to share what you learned, or simply the book, with others? That’s absolutely encouraged!
      • Have you prepared an in-depth study on the use of (a crown of) thorns throughout all scripture? Absolutely share!
      • Do you lead worship in your church and you write about Christian artists/songs? They’re welcome here!
      • Did you see God in the picture you took while hiking to clear your head from the day you weren’t sure you’d survive? Yeah, that counts as theology too.
      • Are you catching on here? This isn’t a blog hop for people with degrees in theology. It’s a blog hop for people seeking God, people in love with God, people studying to know God on a deeper level…it’s for you!
  • Who is hosting this blog hop? Are the posts being shared in more than one place?
    • Right now the #ThursdayTheologyBlogs is being hosted by www.carrieanntripp.com who would love to consider taking on a co-host or two. If you are interested, please use the CONTACT form on my ABOUT ME page in the tabs above.
    • I am trying to share posts on Twitter as often as possible without being obnoxious over the weekend. Individuals participating in the hop are STRONGLY encouraged to do the same. I’m a huge fan of pay it forward and believe as Christians we should strive to do the least expected, but we should do what we wish (or even dream) someone else would do for us. If the minimum requirement is 2, why not do 5?
    • Last weeks blog hop was seen more than 167 times. So, while I don’t know what you specifically got out of it, I do know that the linky was viewed at least that many times.
    • I also know at least one other participant was generous about sharing other posts on social media! Woot woot!
    • If we would all use the #ThursdayTheologyBlogs hash tag on Thursday on Twitter, we would get more traffic. Use the hash tag, RT every other #ThursdayTheologyBlogs hash tag you see throughout the day, and we will all get more exposure. When I’m the only one using the hash tag, it appears spammy instead of like a group effort.
  • How long will this blog hop run?
    • As long as people participate and God allows me, or someone else, to keep up with it. Right now I have it scheduled through the end of April. A two month trial run, I guess you could say. The dream goal in that time is to get up to 100 links per week on average. Although I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I think God can more than double my measly dream goal.

 

So, now it’s up to us. Add your posts to the linky, folks! Share it with your blogging buddies so they can play too! Let’s go over the rules real quick like.

  1. Follow your host’s blog via e-mail.
  2. Share one or more blog post in the linky as long as you plan to meet the next expectation.
  3. Read and comment on at least 2 posts before you in the list. It would also be great if you would consider sharing them via Twitter, G+, Facebook, etc.
  4. Share your post on Twitter using the hashtag #ThursdayTheologyBlogs and retweet any other posts with the same hash tag. Consider thanking those who RT your post!
  5. Encourage others to share their posts here! I have added like buttons to the posts here. We might try to come up with a small prize for the person’s link that receives the most likes! 😀

 

I truly hope the Lord speaks to each and every person through something they find here this weekend!!!! Please leave me a note if you find something that speaks to you! Have a blessed weekend!

 



 

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8 comments

  • Thanks for hosting again, Carrie! I enjoyed being a part of this last week and it’s so encouraging to connect with others and read their encouraging posts. Have a blessed day. ~ Rachel

    • Thanks for coming back to play again this week, Rachel! I haven’t got to check Twitter yet today, but don’t forget to link your post there with the hash tag. We will all RT you, and you can RT us!

  • Thank you so much for hosting and for the invite to join this blog hop!! I was so excited, as this is my first time participating in anything like this! I just started sharing my blog a couple weeks ago! I cannot wait to sit down this evening and read through the other blogs!!

    • Maranda,

      I’m soooo excited you are joining us! I’ll have to catch up on reading tonight after work, too. I hope you have an enjoyable experience here and meet many new friends!

      Make sure you share your post on Twitter with the hash tag so we can all RT you. Make sure you take time to RT all of us too!

      Welcome to the group!!!

  • Thanks for hosting another great one!

    Blessings to you and yours.

  • Thanks so very much, I appreciate your invite. This is a good thing. One can put down 1000, two can put down 10000. God Bless and much success with this endeavor.