October – Prepared Christian
This month, the Featured Website of the Month is Prepared Christian. Prepared Christian was the first website that I visited that dealt with preparedness and faith. I have always followed Chris and his articles since. Please take a moment to read Chris’ response to the questions of the month and visit his site.
Summarize the focus and purpose of your website?. – My purpose is really twofold; to show Christians that preparedness is not a sin and that it is, in fact, Biblically sound. I then share my knowledge of preparedness to help my readers become more prepared.
What made you decide to start a website? – I believe God prompted me to start a website. Many Christians, including my wife and I, were taught to trust in God, that He will provide. When my wife and I decided to start preparing, we had a lot of questions, like “is it a sin?”, “should we trust that God will provide?” and many others. When I started Prepared Christian, there were a few websites out there that touched on faith, but none that had it as the main focus. So, I believe God asked me to start Prepared Christian as a way to help answer some of the same questions my wife and I had, and to examine the Scripture that is related to preparedness, as well as to help those people become better informed on preparedness.
For those interested, I wrote an eBook called “Why Should I prepare and is it Biblical?” that you can download here http://preparedchristian.net/why-should-i-prepare-and-is-it-biblical/
How long have you run your website? – October of 2012 marks two years. Of course I had no idea what I was doing and only had a few visitors the first few months.
How much time do you spend dedicated to your website? – Probably 20 or more hours a week and I enjoy every minute of it.
What is one thing you really like about your website? – The visitors. That might sound cheesy, but I mean it! They are the reason I do this. I love it when people comment or send me email. They help add to the knowledge base and are a fantastic resource for other visitors.
What is one thing that you want to change about your website? – The first year, there were things I didn’t like; the look, the way certain things worked, etc. I fixed almost all of those things the second year. My honest answer for what I would change now might sound self-serving, but it’s not meant to be. I would increase the traffic. I think there are a lot of people searching for answers related to preparedness and faith who might find those answers, as well as some encouragement by visiting.
Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows. – I’m not a sports fan. I was never good at them and never got into watching them on TV.
Other than your site, what is your favorite non-preparedness websites to visit? – The Drudge Report and The Prepper Website. I like the layout; links to lots of information without a lot of fluff.
Do you have anything (projects, special posts, redesign) in store for the future of your website? – I am working on my second eBook and a membership site. I’ll be announcing these on my site very soon and including some details.
What were the three books you last read? (Be honest) – The Bible, The Hunger Games and $100 Startup
What would you like to say to readers at the Prepper Website? – Keep preparing, building skills and gaining knowledge and don’t let complacency set in. You never know when you’ll need to rely on your preparations.