5 Blog Comments Turned into Full-fledged Posts

 

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In a previous post, I suggested that you could turn some of the most outstanding comments on your blog into full-fledged posts.  The idea is that turning outstanding comments on your blog to full-fledged posts will open up the comments for more visibility, further discussion and more impact and penetration.

To show that I have already walked the talk, please allow me to briefly share 5 of my readers’ comments that were turned into full-blown posts on this blog. (Clicking on the highlighted titles will lead you to the full version of the post).

#1. Racial Discrimination in Southern Africa: A True Life Experience

This particular post captured the true-life story of one of my blog readers who experienced racial discrimination in Southern Africa. It was her  personal response to an earlier post of mine, namely Racism in the US Vs tribalism in Nigeria.

In the reader’s words,

“Discrimination is something that really pricks me because I have experienced it. For the life of me, I just cannot understand why people choose to look down on other people because of intangible attributes/features.

“The funny thing is that you don’t have to go as far as America to witness and feel the effect of racism. Come down to the southern part of Africa, you would see and feel it yourself. It’s more transparent in South Africa and Namibia than in other Southern African countries.”

#2. Prejudice Comes in Different Forms – A Reader’s Perspective

Racial injustice.

As the discussion on racial discrimination continued on the blog, another reader introduced a different perspective saying,

“…Being prejudiced comes in many forms and it isn’t just restricted to those who have a different skin-colour – although that is one of the more obvious forms. …All of us are prejudiced in some ways; it could be education, upbringing, intelligence, success or failure and a host of other “particulars”.

But does that mean racism is justified? The answer is No!

As the reader further expatiated, “Racial prejudice is wrong in all of it’s various forms but I fear it is a condition of the human heart regardless of our skin-colour, regardless of our education or upbringing or success or failure…

“We all are creations of our Creator, made in His image and we [are in] error if we think otherwise. And most importantly, we all need the saving Grace that God in His wisdom holds over to us, namely the acceptance and saving shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, to make us new.”

#3. Conversations With Atheists 2

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This post captured some of the most interesting conversations I have had with some atheists on this blog. One of them claimed nature has helped his understanding of life more than the ‘man in the sky.” But he would not acknowledge that the man in the sky, so-called, is the Architect of the Universe, the One whom it was that put the natural world in place.

“God is out of touch with the world” claimed another so-called atheist. To that I responded, “It is even more appropriate to say that it is the people of the world that are losing touch of God. All men, including you, need to get know God better.” How can someone who doesn’t exist lose touch?

Yet another self-professed atheist got carried away during one of our conversations and he kept saying, God is wicked, God doesn’t love humans, God enjoys to see people suffer, etc. Really? I couldn’t hold back asking him, “How can the God you say doesn’t exist be wicked and loveless?

All these led me to surmise that many atheists are living in self-denial when they say that God doesn’t exist, because deep in their hearts they know that they are wrong.

#4. Pornography: Setting Up Defences In Our Daily Lives And Taking Them Seriously

viewing pornography

In this post, I shared the comment of a reader, who in a very frank manner, identified with the pervasive personal struggle against lust and pornography, as well as the ways to overcome them.

According to this reader, we must all understand that pornography has harmful effects on our lives, careers and family. Therefore, it should not be accepted as a normal thing in our daily living.

To deal with addiction to pornography decisively, the reader recommends that we must identify the things that trigger the desire in us and set up adequate defences against them.

Worthy of mention, is the readers suggestions that “we need to spend quality time with GOD every day, not as a to-do-list or a good christian checklist. But because God wants a relationship with us, and how do we have a relationship with anyone we never spend time with?”

#5. Being a Loving Leader Does Not Mean You Shouldn’t Hold Your Team Accountable

Being a loving leader

As a leader, you should love your team members, even when things do not go according to plan.

As one author observed, ”If you are leading anything of significance then you will regularly run into many uncertainties, obstacles, and failures. And it is the way you deal with these situations, how you handle things going wrong, that truly defines your leadership.”

And when things do go wrong, you as the leader should build a shared understanding of the root-cause of the problem through what the reader called “exploration conversations” without demoralising any member of your team.

“This approach doesn’t preclude a leader from holding people accountable for their actions. In fact, it is the opposite. If you don’t hold people accountable then you aren’t really being a loving leader.”

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You have read some of the blog comments on this site that I turned into full-fledged posts. You can click on the embedded links to read the complete posts.

Have you ever turned a reader’s comment into a full-fledged post on your blog? Feel free to leave a feedback or reaction in the comment section below.


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8 thoughts on “5 Blog Comments Turned into Full-fledged Posts

  1. Freedomborn 16/11/2018 / 12:53 am

    Thank you for sharing these Comments Victor it shows your focus is also on others not just on yourself but as we know and it is also confirmed in Scripture when we put our Carnal Flesh to death by the Spirit we are no longer in Bondage to it’s control over us and this is also in reference to Racial discrimination or any other form of discrimination.

    God created everybody not just those whose pigmentation shows what is an acceptable colour to some people but we all have the same pigmentation anyway, it’s our DNA that determines the colour that is shown in our skin, as we can see with Babies who have Parents from two different Nationalities.

    Jesus has set us free from the Slavery of all Sinfulness which includes Satan’s evil Temptations as he puts us to the Test. This means we are now able to choose to walk in His Righteousness and when we do we are empowered to do so which puts our Carnal Flesh to death, Goodness and Evil cannot co-exist, they can’t be in Unity, so Satan takes off.

    Being prejudiced Victor towards others for any reason as some do including some who are called Christians is showing lack of Godly Love and is motivated by the Carnal Flesh, of course we do not agree with the evil people do and say regardless of their Nationality, God doesn’t and we are to warn others of danger and rebuke or correct in Love and for Love those who would cause harm by their words or actions.

    But God tells us that we are to Love even those who consider and treat us as their enemies and we are to do good to them just as God does. Will they accept what He offers in Love and what we do too, most don’t but we have done what God has asked us to do and this will bring His Peace and Joy and His assurance of our Fellowship with Him just as all obedience to Him does and it also shows when we obey Him that we Love and Trust Him too, yes He is indeed our God of Love… He Loved us first even knowing that our Sin would cause Jesus His much Loved Son, to suffer and die so we could be set free and be in Eternal Fellowship with Him.

    Christian Love Victor Now and Always – Anne.

    P.S I could never willingly say goodbye to you Victor, I value your Blogging Friendship too much but surprisingly this time my Comment was not limited by Cookie blocking but perhaps inadvertently I have clicked on the Cookie Policy showing my agreement when I was trying to join up with you before.

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    • VictorsCorner 16/11/2018 / 5:39 am

      Thank you reading and commenting Anne. Of course I would never want to lose your blogging friendship. As for cookies, if you feel you have accepted wrongly, then you can clear your cache. That should get them off your system. Thanks as always.

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  2. Jennifer Pompaski 17/11/2018 / 7:24 am

    Vic this is a great idea. I’ll definitely give it a shot because there are lots of comments on my blog i marvel at! Let’s see how it goes!

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    • VictorsCorner 17/11/2018 / 8:38 am

      That’s good Jennifer. It’s worth it to give it a try. I know you will have a pleasant experience. Thank you

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  3. God's Warrior 25/12/2018 / 4:54 pm

    I think this is a great idea Victor. I’ve actually done that once myself when it comes to my post on Humility vs Pride.

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