For a while, I wondered why I even blogged, even though I don’t do it on a regular basis. But last night, as I was writing a 10-page paper for one of my classes, I realized that I had blogged about a few things that were relevant to my paper. So, since it was my work, it was original, and fairly well-written, all I had to do was a little bit of copy-paste from my blog to my paper and–boom–I had an extra three to four pages. So, the lesson learned: make blog posts of a high enough quality that you can use them to make contributions to papers for class.
Matt Cleaver has written since 2004 on youth ministry, theology, and the church. His blog was ranked by Youth Specialties as a Top 20 Youth Ministry Blog. Click here for Matt's list of the Best Youth Ministry Books.