Sunday, July 26, 2009

Referencing an Article or Discussion at Another Site.


This is part of a series of articles to give posting ideas to future contributors of this site. Click this link to see all articles in this series.


If you are a contributor to this site and have blog posts or discussions on another site that you are proud of, please let us know about it. You may want to describe the post and provide a link. You can also publish the beginning of the post and then provide the link.


Here is an example:


Are Jehovah's Witnesses Really Preaching the Good News Throughout the Earth?

Matthew 24:14 is an important scripture for Jehovah's Witnesses. Here is what it says in their own New World Translation. "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come."



This is the Jehovah's Witness mission. They believe they are fulfilling this scripture. (Some say they have already fulfilled it.) They even point to this as proof that they are the one true religion.



What about the Mormons? Aren't they also doing a worldwide preaching work? How about more mainstream Christianity? Haven't they had far greater success spreading the good news throughout the Earth? (Click here to continue reading.)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Promoting Your Own Blog or Site.


This is part of a series of articles to give posting ideas to future contributors of this site. Click this link to see all articles in this series.



It is fine and even desired for contributors to this site to promote their existing sites, blog or other media about Jehovah's Witnesses. Here is an example.


"Put Me on Your Do Not Call List"


Did you know that Jehovah's Witnesses maintain a do not call list? You can request to be placed on it. This should drastically reduce or even eliminate visits from Jehovah's Witnesses. I support the right of Jehovah's Witnesses to carry on their preaching work. However, I believe it is only reasonable for individuals to be able to opt out of these visits. Please see my blog "Put Me on Your Do Not Call List" for more information.

Posting a Video


This is part of a series of articles to give posting ideas to future contributors of this site. Click this link to see all articles in this series.



Here is an excellent Watchtower Comments video that discusses questions about the Jehovah's Witnesses blood policy.




Embedding videos into Blogger is relatively easy. It's simply a matter of copying the embed code and pasting it into the post editor. See also this Blogger help topic.

Linking to Other Sites and Articles


This is part of a series of articles to give posting ideas to future contributors to this site. Click this link to see all articles in this series.


Here is a list of "quick links" about Jehovah's Witnesses:


Who was the First President of the Watchtower Society? Many Jehovah's Witnesses would be very surprised to discover that it was not Charles Taze Russell, as is commonly believed.

Watchtower quotes on vaccinations

Major anit-cult campaign in autumn? This discussion was part of the inspiration for starting this blog.


Making links like this is not difficult. While in the Blogger post editor, simply highlight the text that you want to use for the link. Then click the insert link tab at the top. A pop up window will appear that allows you to paste or type the url you want to use. See also this Blogger help topic.

First Post


Well, this community blog only has a community of one, so far. Several people have told me that they thought this was a good idea, but no one has yet volunteered to become a contributor. I'm optimistic that this will change. I felt it was important to actually start this blog so that discussions of it won't be merely theoretical.


I intend to start a series of posts that will demonstrate the kind of posts that would be appropriate for this kind of blog. I want to give people ideas of how they can contribute.


Brilliant writing is useful, of course, but not necessary. I'm also looking for contributors who will be willing to embed content from other sites, link to articles of interest or write reviews of books and websites that are relevant to the Jehovah's Witness experience. I would also like to see personal stories and posts with the contributor's artwork or music. It's fine to use this site to self promote other sites or blogs about Jehovah's Witnesses.


For this post I will demonstrate the posting of a document from Scribd. This document is just a long list of links sorted by category. If you wish, you can download this document for future reference. Please feel free to embed it on your own site. This link describes the process of embedding this kind of document.


Links About Jehovah's Witnesses


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