2 Brents for Sunday Night

Brent # 1 – In Worship

Brent asked today,

What do you think is valuable about this blog?”

What would give it more value?”

Here’s my reply:

Brent,

You have a very quirky sense of humor. There’s always something random popping up on your blog. That’s great! Authenticity is key. Whatever you blog about – make it you. You do this now and I value that about your blog.

As for adding more value – I like blogs that link other blogs. I like reading a post and then clicking on a pingback to see what someone else said about that post. Pingbacks are more powerful than comments because they carry the conversation across multiple blogs. I would say write content that is so compelling someone else has to write a whole post and link back to you rather than simply leave a comment. Also writing commentary on your blog about someone else’s post adds value.  Just linking a cool post and saying, “Go check this out” doesn’t add a lot of value, but adding your perspective and commentary on the issue adds value. This post you did linking to Collide Magazine is a good example.

Then again one thing you are great at on your blog is starting discussion. You tend to get many comments on your posts. Since you are good at that, focusing on writing posts that get commented on a lot should probably be a higher priority than writing posts that get linked a lot.

Bottom line: look at what you do best and do more of that.

Brent # 2 – in the Trench

Or I guess I should say out of the trench. Brent Minter from Worship Trench has started his own blog called, “Worshiply.” It’s a pretty new blog so head over and show him some love. (By “show some love” I mean comment on one of his posts – or better yet write your own post about his and link him up.)

Here is a great video Brent made:

6 Responses to “2 Brents for Sunday Night”


  1. 1 brent(inWorship) August 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Wow, Billy, great thoughts, confirmations and challenges. I appreciate the community you have hear and I appreciate what you bring to my side of the world as well. I’ll do me best to keep people like you reading!

  2. 2 Brent August 11, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Thanks Billy. I also appreciate the clarification on “showing some love.”

  3. 3 WorshipCity August 11, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Ha that’s great. I remember that video from Brent #2! I wondered why he went the Schecter/POD route 🙂 I wanted to figure out how to do that not because I thought it might be distracting but because I’m lazy and broke! HAHA.

  4. 4 jordan August 12, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Yes, Brent works right next door and though he has dead deer on his wall which very much angers my 8 year old, neo-PETA activist, daughter and thrills my son, he is cool. His blog will have a different feel than the “lifehacker/ultra practical tools” feel of worshiptrench.

    Check it out. We’ll post up the new simpler routing system available with the new POD soon.

    Jordan Fowler
    http://www.worshiptrench.com
    crawl in. get dirty. serve the body.

  5. 5 Tyler August 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Good thoughts on the pinkbacks and linking. I totally agree man.


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