Add Your Church Tech Blog To Our Top 30 Search

Add Your Church Tech Blog To Our Top 30 Search

About ten months ago, I went on a crazy mission to come up with the perfect formula for ranking blogs that was nearly 100% statistically based and came up with a formula that used pageviews, social media stats, and RSS feed numbers and came up with this post for ChurchMag. This year, we want to bump up this number to a Top 30 Church Tech Blogs and so we need your submissions! We wanted to put together a top 30 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity ... Continue Reading

All About Quotes and Accents

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I've know there's a difference between “curly quotes” or “inverted quotes” and "straight quotes." I figured that know one knows, cares or it really matters; but when it comes right down to it, I've never paid it much mind as I never took the time to figure out how to use them. Or how about a hyphen, en dash or em dash. Do you know the difference? Does anyone care? Do you know how to type proper quotes and accents? I've got you covered: ... Continue Reading

Infographic Inception: An Infographic About Infographics

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A couple of years ago, no one had ever heard of infographics. Now, they're a very effective way of communicating info...and of drawing traffic to your site. The infographic below shows some interesting and some curious facts on the effectiveness of using infographics (why on earth is an infographic on beards and trustworthiness so popular?), but for me the biggest take away is that posts with infographics are tweeted almost 600 times as often as traditional posts. That's big. ... Continue Reading

Giveaway: 3 Premium WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse

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Our friends from ThemeFuse have some exciting news to share 3 WordPress themes with you! Do you currently use WordPress to run your blog? If so, then today is your lucky day! The winners of this giveaway are going to be given free access to download one WordPress them of their selection, courtesy of ThemeFuse! Did I mention it’s 100% free? Today, we are giving out 3 vouchers to 3 fortunate winners! Read on to find out how you can enter our giveaway and get one for yourself! So what do ... Continue Reading

How to Make an Effective Infographic

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Infographics are big and rightly so. The stats show they can draw a lot of traffic to your site and get information across effectively. But making making them isn’t so easy. The info below gives solid advice on how to make an effective infographic, especially with a team. ... Continue Reading

Focused Blogging: Why Are You Offering a Partial RSS Feed?

I’m a big RSS fan. It’s the only way I can follow the 100+ sites that I do, getting email notifications of all of these would drive me nuts and send my email inbox into overload. What bugs me, however, is that some sites only offer a partial RSS feed, meaning they show the first paragraph or so and then you have to click through to the actual site to read the rest (I don’t get that). [Editor's Note: This is why the ChurchMag RSS feed isn't truncated.] ... Continue Reading

Focused Blogging: Stop Obsessing Over Blog Comments

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There are a few statistics bloggers seem to be obsessed about: page views, new visitors, views per visit, time on site and the number of comments. Now even though the obsession with the first four can border on unhealthy at times, they are legit indicators of how your blog is doing. But personally, I don’t get the obsession with the number of comments. ... Continue Reading

Nate Hayer, The Atlantic, And Why ChurchMag Pays Its Authors

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If you haven't read Nate Thayer's blog post, A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013, you should. For those who don't know (as myself prior to reading this), Nate Thayer “is an award winning freelance investigative journalist and correspondent with 25 years of foreign reporting experience, with a focus on Asia, and a specialization in modern Cambodian political history, a noted expertize on the Khmer Rouge, and a current focus on North Korea.” Nate was approached about a piece he had ... Continue Reading

To Post or Not to Post?

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How do you decide what you should be posting on your blog and when you should be posting? I'm always struggling with this when it comes to ChurchMag. I hope this infographic/flowchart that covers blog posts, social media and email newsletters helps: ... Continue Reading