Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

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You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder's collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There are no words. There are NO WORDS!! What do you do? You're a writer/author/blogger and words are your currency. You can't live without words. And yet there are no ... Continue Reading

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post [Infographic]

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The joys of blogging can also be some of the biggest pains. My first month of writing posts I found myself feverishly writing down everything I could put on the web. By month three, I was slowing down. But month six, I was wondering why I was not getting traffic and if maybe it was me. (Hint: it was) Many bloggers have a passion that pursued them to blog. Even us at ChurchMag are under the banner of Christian nerds and geeks. But passion alone will not make a blog a success. This is not another ... Continue Reading

5 Ways To Get More Guest Posts On Your Blog

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There is no doubt that guest posting is one of the best ways to get great content for your blog with minimal effort. In fact, many times, the quality can rival your own. I have been on both sides of guest blogging, writing for others and receiving guest posts on my own blog. In fact, when I first wanted to write for ChurchMag, I had asked if I could get post on here for free. This article is not to debate if guest posting is helpful for you (it is), what you should expect from guest posting ... Continue Reading

Corporate Digital Marketing: Hitting the True Goal

Corporate Digital Marketing - Hitting the True Goal

Some would say that the goal of digital marketing is website traffic, social media likes, reshares and engagement, or just a general improvement of brand. While these are all good things and stuff that should be sought by any digital marketer regardless of your company's dealings, for churches and ministries, this is not the ultimate goal. The focus up to this point has been how to do digital marketing corporately, as opposed to individually and noting the differences that come with it. What we ... Continue Reading

The Genius of the Flying Spider

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According to a post on a tech blog in the UK, rather scary looking flying spiders are due to invade the UK this year! As I live in the UK, this doesn't sound like a good thing. However, this post, like so many on the web (ha ha), wasn't all it was claiming to be and it's all a bit of genius! ... Continue Reading

5 Things A Blog Editor Needs To Focus On

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Earlier this month, I wrote on how churches should consider hiring a blogging editor instead of a blogger. I recognize that many church leaders may know the qualities a church blogger should have, but might not know some of the key differences between that position and a church blogging editor. I would like to help you with that. Do note that all people have different talents and strengths and my own experience is one that is unique in itself, so this is not an exhaustive list. On top of that, ... Continue Reading

Your Church Needs A Blog Editor

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Numerous times churches and ministries have asked me, how do we get a blog running. Through the formal consulting process, we would look at their needs, goals, resources, and approaches that have already been made. More times than not, I have told them that they needed to hire someone. This could be a person that is fully dedicated to blogging, other times it was a full-time job as a blogger, social media manager, online marketer, and IT person for the whole church. Yet, in the time I have been ... Continue Reading

4 Reasons to Kiss RSS Goodbye

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It might sound strange for a blogger, but I’m giving up on RSS. With over 75 blogs in a Feedly queue that publish new content regularly there is just too much to keep track of. This is part of a larger effort to streamline workflows and create some margin in my life. As a family man with two jobs and many side projects, I could use a little margin. How about you? Here’s the reasoning for dropping RSS in favor of Twitter: ... Continue Reading

The Power of the Power Nap [Infographic]

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Tired? Need a nap? I hate that feeling, especially when I am busy and need to get  a lot done, but instead of fighting off the Zzz's with more coffee and louder music, perhaps it would be wiser to hit the pillow for a few and have a power nap? Take a look at this infographic and tell me what you think: ... Continue Reading

Feeding the Digital Sheep: Consistent Church Blog Content

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One of my favorite parts of my day is checking my RSS feed. When GoogleReader died, I wept. I seriously enjoy reading my RSS feed, and I really enjoy sharing good content with my friends and family. Thus, when I began to create a new website for my church, I also decided that we need a new approach to blogging. Personally, I've decided to limit my writing to ChurchMag and my church blog, but I only work part-time at my church. Cranking out two or three blog posts a month is about all I can ... Continue Reading