The competition in blogging is fierce. If you want your blog to be successful, you have to be different, you have to be special. You have to have something that distinguishes you from the pack, that helps you to stand out from the crowd.
What makes your blog different and special isn’t always easy to find, or even define. It usually requires that you go looking for it, or even create it.
Have you defined what makes your blog special yet?
Do you know what makes you stand out? Continue Reading…
We asked you guys to recommend at least twenty church tech blogs, so that we could put together a top 20 list and you guys came through with them. While we had a broad definition for technology, including web development, social media, iOS, and programming, it must be integrated in some part and consistently with ministry or faith.
The list below took stats from their website, social media networks, and Google PageRank to come up with a ranked list of the most influential Church tech blogs. While the formula is proprietary, we would love to discuss any parts of the list.
n aspiring writer/blogger and I like to keep my eyes open for resources that can help me improve my craft. However, it was my lovely wife that gave them the heads up about this book: Every Writer Needs a Tribe: A Practical Guide to Finding (and Writing For) Your Audience by Jeff Goins is free at Amazon’s Kindle Store.
I’ve not read this book, but I have heard a lot of great things about Jeff and what he has to say to writers and bloggers. If you’re interested in blogging as an aspect of your ministry, you should definitely get this book, especially while it’s free!
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“There’s an estimated 7,000 children who work in the Ghana fishing industry. Some of these children are as young as 5 and 6 years old. All of these children are slaves.” – Mercy Project
Today, we celebrate Labor Day by take a day off from our jobs to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. No matter if we’re celebrating at home, at the beach, or in front of a smoky grill (yum!), we’re entering into a tradition that has largely been shaped by Labor Unions. As we enjoy a hot burger and hang out with friends and family, we’re not only celebrating hard work, we’re honoring fair, ethical working practices and the laws that prevent discrimination, abuse, and child labor in our country. Without these laws, the most vulnerable members of society suffer.
Who are the most vulnerable?
As we’re celebrating the systems in our own country that strive to prevent injustices like child trafficking and child labor, we should be mindful of the many child slaves around the world who are unprotected, and the organizations, like Mercy Project, who are working to free them.
Heather Hendric needs your help.
This is her “crazy dream”:
It is fun when you find one or two other church tech blogs that you can add to your RSS feed. But how do you know what are the best ones out there? There currently are no proper ranking lists for church tech blogs. So we decided to have a little adventure and make our own. The first step, how do we rank them?
We wanted to put together a top 20 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity to the project. The formula finds the most popular blogs on the Internet through a series of calculations.
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Tentblogger is the place to find all you need to know about being an awesome blogger for fun or profit.
I remember when John Saddington first launched. It didn’t take long to realize the info he was providing was very valuable.
Fast forward to, today, and you’ll find yourself searching and clicking through many different blog posts to get your footing as a new blogger. There’s so much awesome information!
That’s why I was so excited when he released the Blogging Starter Kit ebook:
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This wouldn’t be any kind of celebration without giving away 10 Standard premium WordPress themes to celebrate 10,000 posts, would it?
I didn’t think so, either.
For all of you bloggers out there, what is your goal?
Some might say to simply write the best content available to people. Others, a little more honest and decidedly greedy may say traffic so that they can get more sponsors. Yet, others would say that the long-term goal is to find the highest point of engagement in your site.
Engagement from your users not only increases the traffic you would get, it provides the feedback of the quality of content, as well as improves brand loyalty for readers if properly engaged.
My suggestion for you is that your goal should be high user engagement and here are some tips on how to improve that.
I can hardly believe it.
It’s so exciting!
ChurchMag is about to publish its 10,000th blog post and we’re going to be doing some serious celebrating as soon as we see the blog odometer roll over to 10,000!