Evernote Is My Favorite Long Form Writing App

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For all things simple, including my ChurchMag​ infographic articles, quick opinion pieces, and inspirational video posts, I simply use the WordPress​ native app. Easy, and so distraction free, that anything else would be silly. But I have been getting into longer form articles (read 700+ words) as well as ebooks (9,000+ words) which require something more. Microsoft Word is not cloud-oriented (I don't have Office 365) and WordPress has been known to lose too many documents if you take too long ... Continue Reading

UnProgrammed: 04 My One Blogging Hack

My One Blogging Hack

I'm not a life hack kind of guy typically, but this blogging hack is my slip of a strategy to not only get great content out to you, but also to keep going when I am super busy in life. So that one hour I did today has already been started when I had the idea half-baked... ... Continue Reading

Know Where to Share [Infographic]

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When I did social media and digital consulting for churches, one of my favorite things to experience when we first were creating their digital strategy was the different types of mediums they were already creating as well as allow them to dream what they want to do beyond their current adventures in communication. I always started with their strengths in a strategy and push them to see what else they could do. So if the church and staff are great at photography, videography, blogging, or ... Continue Reading

We Are Taking Submissions for 2015’s Top Church Tech Blogs!

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We are officially assembling the fourth annual ChurchMag Top 30 Church Tech Blogs list. We wanted to put together a top 30 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity to the project. The formula finds the most popular Church tech blogs on the Internet through an array of data points including social media followers, blog traffic, and RSS feeds. While we rework the algorithm to update it from 12 months ago, we would love to hear your recommendations. We ... Continue Reading

Becoming a Writer and Blogger [Podcast #57]

CM Podcast - Becoming a Writer and Blogger

ChurchMag Staff Writer Rachel Blom has been writing for ChurchMag since 2012, but she's been writing and blogging for much longer. Rachel Blom joins the #cmagcast crew to talk about her journey as a writer and blogger and what it takes to becoming a writer. Enjoy: ... Continue Reading

Collaborative Blogging Is…

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I had run my own blog for nearly eight years before I decided to hang up my hat last year and sign on fully with ChurchMag. But it was not something that I just wanted to do, it was a transition that happened out of necessity. Blogging has become something that is nearly therapeutic for me. I have ideas bouncing around in my brain that need an outlet which I have put towards blog articles. But what I noticed with ChurchMag is that the ability to collaborate instilled a sense of community and ... Continue Reading

Listed #23 of Top 300 Christian Blogs for Ministry

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The 12th edition of the Church Relevance Top 300 Christian Blogs for Ministry was released a few weeks ago. You'll find solid, long standing blogs, as well as new blogs and resources that have risen further or landed on this EPIC list for the first time. I highly recommend you give the list a look. This year, ChurchMag is honored to find ourselves several spots higher than last year, at #23. I would like to tell you that we had some kind of grand master plan and because of that, we moved up on ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: Analysis

By The Numbers - Analysis

Yesterday we looked at the By the Numbers research project that I have been slaving away at and for those that enjoy the tl;dr style of recapping: I don't want to base my social media and web recommendations for churches based off of opinion or individual experiences, so I am compiling data so the Church can do better online ministry. Today we will look at the analysis outcomes for solid data to be presented. You won't get all the data unless you purchase the eBook, but I did want to share ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: Observations

By The Numbers - Observations

The project design has been constructed, the seemingly endless amount of data has been mined, and I am beginning to crunch the numbers. And let me say, I have found some great points after looking at over 250 social media accounts and 100 websites for churches. The simple fact of the matter is, there is no set standard, but there are a lot of churches producing great content. Even as I write these words knowing that the series is coming to a close and my latest eBook has been released on ... Continue Reading

Does Your Blog Article Have To Have A Point?

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We have a new series that has launched called Minecraft Theology which is a new way of blogging that we are trying out, but for more reasons than we initially thought. As I shared in the first video, we are exploring how to do blogging, YouTube, and gaming all in one big series that takes Minecraft as a vlog tool, but turns it into a place where we can get personal about content. But the part which has hit me in the recent episode I recorded is not the type of medium we use by doing recording ... Continue Reading