10 Signs You Are Failing As A Church Blogger

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The idea of creating a list of do's and dont's is not very appealing. Honestly, the very thought of parroting something that has already been said online is actually revolting for me. My heart does not reach for any old bloggers, but for the church to do blogging well. Instead, I'd like to share with you some of my own experiences with church blogging as well as the views of others. I actually crowdsourced the first half of this list, asking for their thoughts and some of them shared their own. ... Continue Reading

How About Online Marketing for Your Church? [Infographic]

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I have a crazy idea for you, have you thought about online marketing for your church? This very idea for some pastors and ministry leaders is plain heresy. I have had numerous conversations with people of this mindset, they are negative and most will not move on their stance even when given a rational argument. Nearly all end with the other end yelling and arguing instead of dialoguing. For those that may buy into this, my initial challenge to them is to create great content. Yet, the #1 thing ... Continue Reading

What to Do About the Changes to Google Authorship

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A few weeks ago it was announced that Google is removing profile photos and Google+ Circle count from their search results. There are a number of different speculations that are floating around as to why Google has done this, as it really takes a big bite out of the power of Google Authorship — aka: more click-throughs. While Google has not officially (as of yet) said why they are doing this, here are the two prevailing reasons being tossed about online: ... Continue Reading

11 Essential Ingredients Your Blog Post Needs [Infographic]

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Just to be clear. Do not add raw eggs to your blog post — even though there are raw eggs pictured in this blog post's featured image (above). As far as adding a little spice, that really has more to do with your personal taste, but I digress... In the infographic below, there are 11 essential ingredients every blog post needs. Even if you've been blogging for a long time, I encourage you to take a close look at these ingredients. It is easy to stuck in a blogging rut and overlook some of ... Continue Reading

What Makes The Perfect Blog Post? [Infographic]

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Blogging is as much a science (think SEO) as an art form. It means that you need to be creative in your content, but structured in your delivery. What this also means is that everyone has ideas on what it means to post a "perfect" blog post, much as the infographic below shares. I'm going to highlight the infographic below with what I think is valuable for churches, but I want to be clear here. Bloggers who say they have the perfect blog post are probably lying. And if they are not lying, they ... Continue Reading

5 Things to Check Before You Press Publish [Infographic]

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You may have just created the best blog article your church has ever seen. It's going to bring so many people into your church and ultimately souls will be won for Christ right? Even better, they will probably see on your website the youth camp, a marriage conference, or small groups and sign up for them too. Must be time to hit publish, right? Not yet. Below is a quick infographic checklist you should go over before hitting send on that article for the whole world to see. Why? Maximize the ... Continue Reading

My Best Blogging Setup Yet!

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When I first started blogging, I had no predispositions about my blogging setup at all. I was more worried about sounding boring, having terrible graphics, or not getting enough content out to my viewers. Fast forward to today, over six years later, and I certainly have an opinion. For those of you working on a 13-inch laptop sitting on your lap while at Starbucks or someone else working on a Surface Pro that has to sit on a flat surface, or even someone that is using their home computer, let me ... Continue Reading

Top Church Tech Blogs [2014]

ChurchMag 2014 Top Church Tech Blogs

We asked for submissions so that we could put together a new list of ChurchMag's 30 Top Church Tech Blogs and you guys did not disappoint. With over 40 submissions, this is the most diverse and strongest list we have had yet (the 2012 list). The stats have been compiled and the results are in. My tip to you: network with these people, add them to your RSS list, subscribe to the curated Twitter list (via @ChurchMag), and engage with them on their content. ... Continue Reading

SEO Matters: Start a Blog

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If you're a blogger, chances are you know a little something about SEO. Creating and curating great content should be your number one goal, but SEO does matter. But do nonprofits, churches and ministries take SEO serious enough? Here are a few stats to put this question into perspective: ... Continue Reading

How to Develop a Solid Blog Outreach Strategy [Infographic]

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If you are a blogger for yourself or your church, you might have started for a couple of reasons. You decided you want to do it because everyone else has and some of them have even found some serious success. Others are simply using it as a marketing tool to increase number of eyes on your church or yourself. And then theere is the person or group that simply wants to share their story, what they are doing for their community, and how God is impacting lives. Here is the kicker: None of those ... Continue Reading