Before I started my blog, I did a lot of reading and research on blogging. I wanted to be prepared, to avoid beginner’s mistakes (I made my share of those anyway by the way).
One of the advices I constantly came across on all big blogging blogs was this one:
If you want to build traffic, you have to post every day.
Being stubborn, I decided right away that every weekday would work just fine for me, because the weekend is family time for me.
And in all honesty it has worked well.
For the first year of my blog, I did post almost every single workday and my stats were constantly improving. But then I started a second blog and I got a book contract and life in general happened, so I started to post less. The last few months I’ve averaged about three posts a week. Continue Reading…
One of the best parts about the WordPress Standard Theme is the simple and yet powerful navigation bar that contains whatever you want. It has the capacity to contain eight preset social media icons or any custom buttons you want to include, the automated category navigation, or any endless number of custom navigation links that you create. At the same time, it would cool to make our website on all platforms (desktop, mobile) into an application looking format, simply by adjusting the location of the navigation bar.
Have you ever had an idea as you were trying to fall asleep?
Or how about waiting in line at the grocery store?
Brilliance while sitting in traffic?
How do you capture them?
8BIT, the geniuses behind Standard Theme, have developed and designed a beautiful solution.
The best of the best make writing mistakes.
A lot of things can lead to it.
You can proofread to your hearts content, but if you don’t know the rules of grammar, you’re doomed to break them.
Here are some solid grammar tips:
It seems like every Tom, Jane and Harry jr., their neighbor and their dog has a blog nowadays. Yet the statistics show a more diverse picture than that.
Here are some interesting stats about the state of blogging in the year 2012:
- the majority of bloggers is male: 60% versus 40% women
- WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform
- in the US alone are an estimated 31 million bloggers
- only 8% of bloggers earns enough money to support a family
- more than 81% never make $100 from blogging Continue Reading…
One of the best parts about ChurchMag is the community of people that have come together around this concept that we can be nerds, have geek fun, talk about our faith as it integrates with technology, and equip others to do better ministry with the little tidbits of info that we find across the Internet. To promote this concept of networking within the community, we came out with a list of the Top 20 Church Tech Blogs to feature some of the best blogs doing it well.
Within this process of making the list, I came across some interesting data that you should know about. While there is no further research that has been done beyond the many hours of creating the formula and finding the results of the survey, there are some bold stats that you should be aware of:
When you go through these ten tips, be sure to read the explanation below each of them.
There’s certainly some good stuff in here and even though I’ve read most of these tips at one time or another, it’s always a good reminder. It’s easy to get locked-in and trapped into the daily grind of blogging.
Check these out:
If you have a blog, you should know very well what your blogging niche is. Preferably before you actually start blogging, but it can also be corrected along the way fortunately.
A blogging niche can be defined as the topic or topics on which you are going to write about. But for many bloggers, the problem is that they haven’t defined their blogging niche all that well. The result is that they don’t do well and don’t manage to stand out from the crowd.
There are three mistakes that are often made when it comes to defining a blogging niche:
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Hеrе аrе ѕіx wаyѕ you can achieve this gоаl: