Who was John Holdeman?
This new article was challenging because I had no starting point...until my wife and a sister-in-law brainstormed to provide the name "Holdeman".
Low and behold, "John Holdeman Began the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite" has joined my set of "Mennonite"-related articles at Suite 101.
As a matter of course, I also publicized this on my DeHaan Services blog. "A New Article on Mennonites: John Holdeman" does not add much to the discussion, unfortunately.
- Be open to readers' suggestions. Many blogs deliberately ask leading questions to wrap up the article. This encourages interaction and participation.
- Thank your reader for suggestions and feedback. In fact, I had replied very quickly, admitting that I could not find what he requested. Then I thanked him again (by e-mail) with a link to the new article.
- Proof-read the article's title. After re-working the title several times, it ended as "...in Christ, Mennonite Church". Only my third proof-reading saved me from leaving that as my title.