Wednesday, 8 November 2017

What's a Blog?

Blogging Definition

A blog is an online journal, which is housed on a webpage on the internet. A blog is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent blog post at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom. Here is an example.
The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, “blog”, was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used “blog” as both a noun and verb (“to blog”, meaning “to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”) and devised the term “blogger” in connection with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms.
Here are the main blogging terms to be familiar with:
Blog (noun) – an online journal or diary.
Blog (verb) – to write, edit or post a blog post.
Blog post (noun) – the content of a blog (noun)
Blogger (noun) – a person who blogs (verb), keeps or owns a blog (noun).
Blogging (verb) – the act of writing a blog post.
A blog serves to bridge the gap between the demand for information and the supply of information. There is probably a blog for every subject or topic under the sun. Therefore, blogs help to fill the huge gap between the demand and supply of information.
The very first blog post was published on October 7th 1994, by Dave Winer, a software developer in California, credited by the Guardian as having invented the blog.
A new blog is created somewhere in the world every half a second. Since there 86,400 seconds in a day, it means 172,800 blogs are created every day. 172,800 new blogs every single day!
But blogging isn’t necessarily for everyone who blogs.
IMHO, blogging is only for those who are either passionate or disciplined enough about blogging, that they are willing and able to invest time, money and everything else that’s required to improve themselves, and make themselves better at blogging.
Here’s another way to look at it.

Blogging for Money

If blogging is an expensive hobby that drains your resources, then blogging isn’t for you. However, if blogging brings you an income (no matter how small), then you’re probably on the right path to becoming a blogger!
So are you blogger? Check out this amazing article Blogging Isn't For You on Astute Copy Blogging to find out :)

Thursday, 19 March 2015


I wanted to let you know that I have migrated my blog Crushing The Devil to a new website == PEDROOKORO.COM and ASTUTE COPY BLOGGING.

I now typically post 1 or 2 times a week, usually on Tuesday.

"You don’t have to visit my blog to stay up-to-date. Instead, you can get updates via email. Whenever I post fresh content, I will send you an email message. To do so, simply click on this link: and fill out the simple form to subscribe to my email list. I can guarantee you that I will never give your email address to anybody else. And you can unsubscribe at any time.

My focus in this new blog is life in all its fullness. My mission is to help people live life to the full. As a result, I write on personal development, purpose, spiritual warfare, and relationships. And sometimes, I write about stuff that don’t fit neatly into any of these categories.

My goal is to create inspiring, insightful, relevant, and practical content that will empower you to live your ordinary, everyday life in all its fullness! If you want to live your life to the full, then this new blog is for you.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing you over at soon.

With every blessing
Pedro Okoro
Pastor, Blogger, Award-winning Author.

Friday, 26 July 2013

It is well!

Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
Isaiah 3:10 (ESV)

Following the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, those who are SAVED fight from a position of VICTORY instead of fighting for victory. The Bible assures us that we are “more than conquerors”. All we have to do is to enforce the victory won by Jesus on the cross of Calvary.

It is against this background that we must look at our Bible text. It says “Tell the righteous it will be well with them” (NIV). Tell the righteous?? “Who are those?” somebody might ask. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (NIV). In other words, Jesus became sin for us so that those who are SAVED become righteous in Christ. Those who accept Jesus’ sacrificial death are made new. This is confirmed by 2 Corinthians 5: 17 which says “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (NLT).

Positionally, those who have been saved are righteous before God; that is to say, they have right standing with God. This is because when God looks at them He sees what Jesus accomplished on our behalf through His death on the cross of Calvary. We have been made perfect. Yet, experientially, Christians are still in a growth process. They have been made perfect, yet they are being made holy. Put differently: by His death and resurrection, Jesus makes us perfect, yet we are being progressively made holy, cleansed, and set apart daily.

So the question is: Are you saved? Are you born again? If Jesus has redeemed you then you’re God’s righteousness. You are righteous. You have right standing before God, and our Bible text applies to you!
Whatever you may be going through right NOW, God says to tell you: it shall be well with you. Why? Simply because you are now a child of God and you are righteous. If God gave Jesus to die for you when you were not saved, now that you’ve become a part of His Kingdom, He won’t withhold any good thing from you!

Pedro Okoro is a Professional Blogger, Copywriter, Coach, List Grow Strategist and Pastor. He is the founder and CEO of Astute Copy Blogging. He is also an Award-winning and bestselling Author. He is married with two delightful daughters.