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Christian Bloggers need to be refreshed! Sign up for a  retreat focused on Christian bloggers, whether you blog about your faith or not.  Course materials will be delivered via email. It starts April 26th! But if you sign up now, you can receive 40% off the retreat cost! To sign up, click here. The course material is appropriate for beginners and also for those who are looking to inject … [Read more...]

Thursday Thoughts: How do I Start a Blog? {Plus an offer for a wannabe blogger}

Thursday Thoughts on eMinistry

Hello Readers! Here's one of the most common questions I receive: "I want to be a blogger! How do I start?" Ok all the questions aren't worded that way; but its some variation of where and how does one start blogging. I want to cut through any information overload and get to the heart of the matter. WHY DO YOU WANT TO BLOG? There's no right answer. Whether its to start a business from … [Read more...]

Are your goals “S.M.A.R.T.”?

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It's February! (Most) New Year's Resolutions are written. Some are already gathering dust! Now that you know where you're headed, it’s time to figure out how to get there. Research proves that people who put their goals in writing accomplish more than those who don't. Modern day researchers may feel they discovered this, but the Scriptures contain references to writing revelations down. Habakkuk … [Read more...]

Planners & Planning {with a coupon for you!}

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How do you keep your calendar? Are you someone who has a whiteboard? Or a physical planner? Or do you keep everything on your smart phone? I tend to do all of the above. Well I don't have a whiteboard - but I do have a magnetic notepad hung on the fridge. And I try to put appointments into my phone - the nice thing about this is that if I can remember to set the alerts, then the alerts … [Read more...]

Twitter Chats: What, Why and How

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What are Twitter Chats? For today's Tech Tuesday, I wanted to discuss a fun way to stay engaged with your blog's community:  Twitter Chats.  These go by many names (i.e. tweet party, tweet chats, twitter party, etc) but the idea is that at a pre-determined time, your readers log into Twitter to participate in a discussion related to your blog or a topic of your choosing. All tweets in the … [Read more...]

Create a Contact Page for Your Blog {31 Days to a More Reader Friendly Blog}

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Blogs are all about community. Your contact page gives your readers one more way to communicate and connect with you. In order to create a reader friendly blog, you need a good contact page. Make it easy to find. Don't hide your contact information. Make it easy to find. If someone wants to contact you, like your newsletter email sign up form, don't make them search for it. Set … [Read more...]

A Few Blog Design Tips {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

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Welcome to day 7 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog Series! We haven't avoided the topic of design, it is important. We placed it later in the series because we like to stick to the thought that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. But in reality, there are a few things that you can do to your blog which appeal to readers. The result? A more reader-friendly blog. Rather than … [Read more...]

Recommended Blogging Resources

must have resources for bloggers

We receive this question often, "What blogging resources do you recommend?" There are so many blogging resources out there, and as a busy mom blogger, you might want to see what other bloggers use in order to make your decisions regarding which theme to choose, books to read, eCourses to take, etc. A few months ago, we put together a list of blogging resources we have used, are using, and can … [Read more...]

How to Put 125×125 Ad Slots on Your Site {Tech Tuesday}

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How to Put 125x125 Ad Slots on Your Site Welcome to another Tech Tuesday! I have been flooded by requests about how to do this process so Leigh Ann and I decided it was time to do a tutorial! You will want to put 125x125 ad slots on your site if you plan on advertising for others or using affiliate marketing. This is also where you would put blog buttons, series banners, and really, anything … [Read more...]

Optimize Your Site for SEO {Make Each Post SEO Ready} & Fellowship Friday!

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This post is part of our How to Optimize Your Site for SEO series. Explore the series to learn about all things SEO (Totally lost? You can start with “what is seo?“) Welcome to our next step! Are you ready to optimize your site for SEO today? So far we have learned about SEO by answering the question "What is SEO?", we have learned how to give search engines your information, we setup Wordpress … [Read more...]