Crafting a good question for the blogosphere

john mark reynoldsJohn Mark Reynolds advises on crafting a good question for the blogosphere:

1. Don’t ask questions to which you know the answer.

2. Don’t write about things you know little about.

3. Do read books or online material related to your question.

John Mark has been a great inspiration behind whats going on here and we have had some hilarious moments over the past 2 days.

At my session yesterday, I also suggested asking good questions on your blogs. I suggested the woman at the well in John 4, as a proto-blogger, used the question “Could this be the Christ?” to gain interest in coming out to see Jesus. Although its also possible she knew the answer and therefore may have failed Number 1 of Reynolds Laws of Well-Crafted Questionsthat he has just delivered to us.

Funny to see my blog post from earlier today on the Blog World live feed screen behind him as he speaks. Why is it there? I think because there hasn’t been very much blogging going on here at Blog World, not as much as one would expect from a BLOGGING convention.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Bene D says:

    So Andrew, how many were registered for GodBlogCon? There is a dearth of posts except the obligatory ones from sponsors.
    This is not a rhetorical question and I don’t know the answer.;^)

  • andrew says:

    not sure but i think the numbers for the entire blog world were less than predicted (1000?) but thats not a negative thing necessarily because everyone who was there was a player – a real geek fest –
    there wasnt much blogging because the schedule was hectic and everyone was having a great time.
    also there were a lot of software geeks and they might not be avid bloggers.

  • Bene D says:

    Thanks Andrew, I figured there was no harm in asking – I asked over at the GodBlogCon blog but the question didn’t make it online.

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