Our Most Read Blog Posts of 2019

As has become our tradition, in our first post of the new year we’re taking a look at what our web site visitors were actually reading on the Inspire blog. Below are our most-read blog posts of 2019 (according to the number of pageviews reported by Google Analytics). This list doesn’t include “News and Announcement” posts.


#10 – Making the Time to Write

In this post from September 2019, Heather Popish looked at how we often procrastinate when it comes to actually writing and how to set aside time to write.


#9 – What Inspires You to Inspire Others?

In this post from May 2015, writer Denise Rezsonya discussed how faith in God and prayer should be the foundations for our writing and our desire to serve Him through our writing.

(=#7 in 2018)


#8 – Why Every Writer Needs a Writing Coach

In this January 2016 interview, bestselling & award-winning author, Sandra Byrd offered valuable insight and encouragement to writers who may be considering teaming up with a writing coach.

(#6 in 2018)


#7 – Let My Words Be Few

In this post from May 2019, Heather Popish discussed honoring God with positive words in our writing and the challenges we face honoring God in social media as well.


#6 – How to Write for Chicken Soup for the Soul

In this interview published in September 2016, author Heidi Gaul shared her personal tips for writers seeking to have their stories accepted for publication by Chicken Soup for the Soul.

(#3 in 2018)


#5 – Insider Submission Tips from Focus on the Family’s Sheila Seifert

In this June 2017 post, Sheila Seifert, Focus on the Family’s director of parenting content, helped writers prepare for submitting articles to increase their chances for being considered for publication in the various FOTF magazines.

(#4 in 2018)


#4 – It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Four Tips for Writing Great Opening Sentences

In this April 2018 post, Ian Feavearyear discussed how to hook your readers with powerful and engaging opening sentences . . . and what to avoid. (With apologies to Charles Schultz)

(#13 in 2018)


#3 – The Joy of the Lord

This short post from November 2016, emphasized the role and power of the joy of the Lord in our lives.

(=#7 in 2018)


#2 – The Holy Call of Writing: Are You Called to Write?

In this post from August 2013, author Jim Denney discussed how to know if you are called to write.

(#2 in 2018)


#1 – 7 Steps to Writing Great Book Reviews

This post from March 2015 was written by Inspire’s founder, Elizabeth Thompson, and provided seven steps for writing a great book review.

As in 2017 & 2018, this was by far our most viewed blog post (with nearly as many visits as #2-#4 added together).


In case you’re wondering what the next 10 most-read posts of 2019 were:

#11 – How to Flesh Out Your Characters – 12/13/2018 – Jasmine Schmidt

#12 – Four Ways to Make Sure You DON’T Get Published – 01/29/2019 – Robynne Elizabeth Miller

#13 – An Unusual Path to Publication – 06/30/2016 – Kim Fredrickson

#14 – Everything Memoir: An Interview with Susy Flory – 04/30/2019

#15 – Writing 101: Point of View Basics – 06/14/2019 – Ian Feavearyear

#16 – You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Not There – 03/28/2018 – Ian Feavearyear

#17 – Becoming a Better Writer is a Journey – 07/18/2019 – Karen Foster

#18 – Six Pitfalls to Finishing Your Book – 01/21/2019 – Karen Schubert

#19 – How to Convert Your Manuscript from Word to Kindle Format in 5 Easy Steps (Part 3) – 03/09/2018 – Ian Feavearyear

#20 – A Word for the Weary: Preparing to Submit Your Devotions to The Upper Room – 05/04/2017 – Karen Foster

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  1. The Inspire blogs are a wonderful resource for writers. I’ve learned about our craft, and inspired by fellow writers on this often solitary journey. I so appreciate the efforts of everyone who contribute these posts, and for Ian our mastermind behind the website.

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