The reader base of this blog is quite varied. Most people (I assume) know me in ‘real life’, but many of you just stumbled upon a post somehow or follow me on Instagram. However you found this, I’m glad you did, and I appreciate your readership immensely. Writing blog posts wouldn’t be fun if I didn’t think anyone would read them!

So, let me get to the point: I want to grow this blog. Last year 2,068 people visited the blog. Now, that’s great, and that’s no small number. But there are greater things. I want to use this blog to launch into a career of writing at some point, and 2,068 people aren’t going to make my debut novel or nonfiction piece a New York Times bestseller. Plus, my blog is part of the springboard for #voice4millions, and more blog traffic will mean more traction for the campaign. All of that in mind, here is my goal for this year:

The GOAL: I want 5,000 people to visit the blog in 2017.

That’s huge and I know it won’t be easy. But I really believe that we can do this. How? Well… Around 200 people visit the blog at least monthly. Let’s say each of you went to your Facebook and posted a link to your favorite post here. Then let’s say five people clicked and came here. Then, if they liked the post, they might decide to share with their Facebook friends. If five people clicked for each of those shares, then, just as quick as that, 5,000 people have visited the blog! And that could happen in as little time as a week!

Now, I understand that not all of you have a Facebook account, and I thought up a plan for you guys that you have probably already predicted: Email! So, here are two ways to share this blog with your friends.

Share with Your Friends on Facebook

If you’d like to share this blog on your Facebook and lead friends here, I made a few example posts for you. The first one links to a recent post about my conversation with Muslims.

Levi Pierpont is a teen writer and Jesus-seeker who talks about lots of things like religion, politics, reading, and life in general. Here’s a post he wrote sharing his story of meeting two Muslim women and having a discussion with them. https://levipierpont.com/islam

Or, if you’d like to share another post, one giving 50 discussion questions, here’s something you could post on Facebook:

Share fifty things about yourself in five minutes. (1) Click here: https://levipierpont.com/50 (2) Copy-paste the list of questions and come back, (3) then comment your answers!

And here is yet another post you could share with your friends, this one an informational piece about Buddhism.

Buddhism is growing popularity in the U.S., and many people believe that meditation and other Buddhist ideas are incredibly helpful. But what are Christians to think? Levi Pierpont answers this question on his blog, levipierpont.com, in this post titled “4 Noble Truths Every Christian Should Know About Buddhism.” https://levipierpont.com/buddhism

Or, if you’re a canded over canned type person, just recommend a post with your own words like a normal person.

Share with Your Friends Over Email

If you’d like to email a link to some of your friends, here are some idears.

Hello, friend. Now and then I read blog posts from a teen writer named Levi Pierpont. He blogs at levipierpont.com and recently wrote a post sharing his story of a discussion with two Muslim women about politics, religion, terrorism. Here’s the link to it: https://levipierpont.com/islam. Let me know what you think!

Or, if you’d like to generate a discussion, try this one.

Here is a list of questions I thought it’d be fun to answer and talk about. Copy-paste the list from this blog post (https://levipierpont.com/50) and send your answers, then I’ll give mine! 🙂

And lastly, a note you could email a friend about my post on Buddhism:

This is a canned message that Levi at levipierpont.com wanted me to send you. Lmk what you think of the post he mentions.

Buddhism is growing popularity in the U.S., and many people believe that meditation and other Buddhist ideas are incredibly helpful. But what are Christians to think? Levi Pierpont answers this question on his blog, levipierpont.com, in this post titled “4 Noble Truths Every Christian Should Know About Buddhism.” https://levipierpont.com/buddhism

I thought that last one was particularly entertaining, please use it.


 

There you go! Now, we’ll just have to see if this works. Send me a note using this contact form if you recommend friends to visit via Facebook, email, or any other means, and I’ll get back to you in a week and give you the stats on how it went. Thanks!

 

 

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