Don’t Make This Mistake With Your Website

Blogging and Writing

There is a website that I have visited a number of times. I won’t tell you which one, but it has content that I’m interested in. I don’t like visiting that website. Why? Each piece […]

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Jessica Jones: Season Three – Review

Comic Book Geek

With the third season of Jessica Jones, the Marvel Netflix chapter comes to an end. How was this final season of these Netflix originals? I have to say that I have found Jessica Jones to […]

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What Kind of Blog Post Titles Get Read Most?

Blogging and Writing

I have been blogging a long time. I have noticed that some of my most popular blog posts have something in common. And this is their titles are in the form of a question. As […]

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Is It Time to Start Blogging?

Blogging and Writing

Have you ever considered starting a blog? You don’t have to be the perfect writer or technology expert to start blogging. Here are some questions to ask: Is there a topic that you are passionate […]

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Free Podcast Hosting

Blogging and Writing

I have a number of podcasts and have hosted them in a variety of ways. This has included paid hosting sites. However, I don’t make (much) money from them so it costs me to go […]

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What I Learned From a Readers’ Survey

Survey

I recently did a survey concerning my various online activities. Certain things were simply confirmed but there were a few surprises. Here are some of the things that I learned. The people who listen to […]

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Set Some Goals For Your Blogging

As I write this, it is nearing the end of the year. It is a time when people are considering resolutions for the new year. Whatever you think about new year’s resolutions, it is always […]

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Top Five Things I Have Learned About Blogging

As I approach fifty years old, I have been doing a number of top five lists. One area of my life that has taken a significant amount of time is blogging. I have been blogging […]

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One of My Favourite WordPress Plugins

Blogging and Writing

I have played around a lot with WordPress plugins. Some of them are more useful than others. We have to be careful with how many plugins we use as they can slow down our site. […]

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What Social Media Should You Focus On?

Social Media

There is a very clear answer to this question. The answer is: Not all of them. There are all sorts of social media platforms out there, some that have proven to be long lasting and […]

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7 Steps to Become a Really Bad Blogger

Blogger

I recently blogged about 7 Steps to Become a Really Bad Apologist. I thought I would so something similar for blogging. Remember this is all tongue in cheek so be careful with how you apply what […]

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How to Not Get Burned Out as a Blogger

Blogger

Blogging can be a lot of fun. But it can also be draining, not just time-wise, but emotionally as well. If you are a blogger, you need to be proactive in keeping yourself healthy and […]

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How Pastors Can Use YouTube

YouTube

One of the most useful online tools for pastors is YouTube. Anyone can make a video, upload it and make it available to millions of viewers. With YouTube owned by Google, it is very easy […]

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5 Things I Love About Blogging

Blogging and Writing

I have been blogging for over ten years. I have had a few breaks of a couple months in there but have stuck with it fairly consistently. The truth is that I enjoy blogging. I […]

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What Do You Need on a Church Website?

Blogging and Writing

It is very important to have a church website. Many of the new people who come to our church, find us through an internet search. There are many options that you can have on a […]

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Create an Editorial Calendar

Editorial Calendar

There is nothing worse for a blogger than to sit down, knowing that it is time to write a blog post, and staring at a blank screen with no ideas. But it doesn’t have to […]

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Pastors and Social Media

Social Media

Should pastors on social media. I know of pastors who take it as an item of pride that they have avoided the pressure to be one social media. While that is fine, I also think […]

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Should You Blog on LinkedIn?

Blogging and Writing

While many people think of LinkedIn as social media, it is also possible to use LinkedIn as a blogging platform. People blogging on subjects related to technology and business have had some success with LinkedIn. […]

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The ABCs of Building a Better Blog

Blog

Many bloggers wish that their blog was doing much better than it is. Well, I want to tell you that having a successful blog is as easy as ABC. Here are the ABCs of building […]

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What to Include in an Email Newsletter

Blogging and Writing

I have previously blogged on why bloggers should start compiling an email list right away. But an email list should be gathered for a reason and not just to have another task to complete. One […]

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Should You Use Facebook Pages or Groups?

Facebook

In addition to your personal Facebook profile, you have the option to set up specialized pages or groups. What’s the difference between them and which one should you use? The basic difference concerns who can […]

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One of the Most Important Things For Christian Bloggers to Know

Christian Bloggers

There are many things that Christian bloggers need to know but there is one thing that I have learned that has really made the difference. Ironically, what I learned is not about what to do, […]

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How to Pick a Niche For Your Blog

Blogging and Writing

While you are free to blog on any and every topic that comes to mind, you may want to reconsider if your are seeking to be a successful blogger. Those who thrive at blogging usually […]

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Setting Blogging Goals

Blogging and Writing

It is always the right time to be setting goals for your online activity, including blogging. The key is to set SMART goals. What are SMART goals? Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely Anything less than […]

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Blogger Interview: Lenny Esposito

Lenny Esposito

As I evaluate and rank a variety of apologetics blogs, Lenny Esposito’s Come Reason is always near the top of the list. Lenny dos a great job of presenting Christianity in a reasonable way, both […]

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Why Bloggers Should Start Their Email List Right Away

Blogging and Writing

If you are intending to take your blogging activity seriously, I recommend that begin building your email list now. I mean, right now. The sooner the better. You might think there is no point yet. […]

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5 Things You Can Do With a Church Facebook Page

Facebook Page

The first thing you need to know is that there is a difference between a Facebook page and a Facebook group. The basic difference is that on a page, only the admin can post but […]

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Three Easy Steps to Improving the SEO of Your Blog

Blogging and Writing

What is SEO? SEO is search engine optimization and it is about taking steps to help search engines find your content. While it is nice that people click on your links when you share on […]

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Interview with Parker J. Cole

Parker J Cole

I’m so thankful for the opportunity to talk to Parker J. Cole. Parker is a writer and podcaster. While many people limit their online activity to blogging, there are plenty of other area to stretch […]

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5 Steps to Starting Your Christian Blog

Blogging and Writing

So you have decided that it’s time to create a Christian blog (Is a Christian Blogging Even a Thing?) But where do you start? What steps do you take to set yourself up for success? […]

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What Blogging Platform Should You Use?

Blogging Platform

I have recently begun to offer blog coaching services to fellow Christian bloggers. I put together an audit offering an evaluation and practical suggestions. Since different people use different blogging platforms, I have set up […]

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5 Day Christian Blogging Challenge: Day 5

Christian Blogging

This is the final part of our Christian blogging challenge. I hope that you have found the suggestions helpful. I would love to hear your feedback. Our final challenge is to reach out to another […]

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5 Day Christian Blogging Challenge: Day 4

Christian Blogging

The ultimate situation for your blog should be to receive the majority of its traffic from search engines. One of the most rewarding experiences is when you have come back from a vacation and have […]

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5 Day Christian Blogging Challenge: Day 3

Christian Blogging

If you are like me, you have an idea of how often you want to post on your blog and then hope some idea will pop in your head for a topic. You might think […]

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5 Day Christian Blogging Challenge: Day 2

Blogging and Writing

Yesterday we looked at the importance of determining your audience. Today we are going to look at another important step that is often overlooked. It is important to set goals for your blog. When I […]

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5 Day Christian Blogging Challenge: Day 1

Christian Blogging

All this week, I’m going to be sharing one tip to help you improve your blogging. Although the focus is on Christian blogging, many of the principles will be relevant to blogging in general. Define […]

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Why Should You Consider Using a Blog Coach?

Blog Coach

A blog coach is someone who helps and guides bloggers to be more effective in their blogging. But why bother with a blog coach? Isn’t enough to write an interesting post and just hit publish? […]

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5 Myths About Church Websites

Blogging and Writing

I have encountered a number of churches that still don’t have a website, despite all the data that indicates it is an important element for connecting with visitors. Some of the reasons that churches have […]

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Blogger Interview: Greg West

Blogging and Writing

Much of my blogging has been in the area of apologetics. That makes me very interested in the other apologetics resources that are available on the internet. One of the best resources that I have […]

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Martin Luther and Blogging

Blogging

With the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg door, I recently read Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand. I was struck by something as I read the story of the […]

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Is Christian Blogging Even a Thing?

Christian Blogging

I have a desire to help people in their Christian blogging. But before doing that, we better decide if such a thing exists. I’m reminded of a conversation with a friend about “Christian music.” He […]

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How to Make the Most of Twitter

Twitter

Twitter can be a great way to promote your blog. While I have not found the same numbers as I do when it comes to Facebook, Twitter should be an important contribution to promoting your […]

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5 Mistakes Bloggers Often Make

Bloggers

Bloggers can have the best intentions and still find that their sought after audience eludes them. It is not enough to publish a few good pieces of content. There are some basic mistakes that are […]

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Top 50 Faith Blogs

Blogging and Writing

I really enjoy blogging and have been doing so for around ten years. My point was never about just getting the numbers, although I’m glad that people do read it. I recently was listed in […]

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5 Good Reasons for Pastors to Blog

Pastors

I almost called this post, “Should Pastors Blog?” but I chose not to because it suggests there is a yes or no answer. The truth is that some pastors should not blog. Perhaps they are […]

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6 Ways Bloggers Can Support Other Bloggers

Bloggers

Blogging can be fun and rewarding. One of the things that I enjoy about blogging is connecting with other bloggers. We are not alone in our desire to produce interesting content for others to read. […]

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6 Mistakes Christian Bloggers Make

Christian Bloggers

I have been blogging for a while, having started my first blog about ten years ago. I enjoy blogging and I’m thankful for the good quality blogs that are out there. Of course there is […]

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Your Church Needs a Website!

Blogging and Writing

Why You Need a Website I’m amazed at how many churches still do not have a website. Perhaps there are some who do not know how to create one or who think it costs a […]

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How to Have a Successful Blog

Blog

I would not consider myself an expert in blogging but I have blogged for ten years and so have learned a thing or two. I would like to share a few ideas about how you […]

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5 Tips For Apologetics Bloggers

Apologetics Bloggers

I have been blogging in some form or another for ten years. Much of that has included apologetics blogging. I enjoy writing apologetics-related blog posts and hopefully I have learned something over the years. Here […]

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Darren Rowse on Blogging as a Stepping Stone

Christian Blogging

Why bother blogging? Beyond the enjoyment of blogging as its own end, blogging can also become a stepping stone to other opportunities. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger speaks to this in this video. Interested in a […]

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Is Apologetics Blogging Dead?

Apologetics Blogging

In recent months I have come across numerous articles, posts and podcasts reflecting on the question, “Is blogging dead?” Obviously blogging cannot be completely dead as I am writing a blog post on the subject. […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 12

Apologetics and Theology

Write a Guest Post for Another Blog You have good things to say. You have studied and learned and want to pass on your knowledge. But how do you do that? You may have your […]

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How to Start a Podcast

Podcast

Have you ever considered starting a podcast? If you are serious about getting a message out, podcasting can be an effective means. Podcasting fits nicely with blogging and social media in presenting what you value. […]

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How the Busiest Person Can Find Time to Blog

Blogging and Writing

I talk to many people who want to blog but find it hard to set the time aside. I understand that. At certain times in my blogging career, I have let it slip. But it […]

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William Zinsser Wrote Well

William Zinsser

I was sad to hear that author William Zinsser had died. Although he was in his nineties, it always unfortunate to lose a person who has had an impact on so many people. The first […]

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Kindle Deals for Writers

Writers

Here are some more Kindle deals that writers might be interested in. I need to remind you that the prices listed are those that were at the time of this post and may change over […]

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What is the Best Blogging Platform?

Blogging and Writing

What type of blogging platform should you use? I am currently working on an eBook on blogging but I thought I would share some thoughts here as well. Specifically about the different blogging platforms that […]

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5 Reasons Why Writers Should Blog

Blogging and Writing

I personally find blogging to be very enjoyable. But what about writers who do not currently blog? Is there any point in starting to blog? I would like to share five reasons why writers should […]

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5 Things to Include in an Apologetics Blog Post

Apologetics

Perhaps one of the best opportunities for apologists these days is that of blogging. You can put out your thoughts and people can read your content for free, no matter where in the world they […]

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2 Types of Blog Posts You Need to Write

Blog

Blogging can be a fulfilling activity for people who enjoy writing. But not all blog posts are the same. Both of the ones I will share are important but it is helpful for you to […]

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How to Promote Your Blog Posts With Facebook

Facebook

A long time ago, when the earth was still cooling, bloggers could set up a Facebook page, post a link and the traffic would just come. It was the golden age. Those days are long […]

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3 Steps on How to Grow Your Blog

Blogging and Writing

Assuming you are blogging regularly with some quality posts, I have a foolproof way of growing your blog. There are only three steps. Read very carefully. Set a goal. Achieve the goal. Repeat. I am […]

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Should Christian Bloggers Monetize Their Blogs?

Blogging and Writing

I recently did a survey of Christian bloggers and the overwhelming majority said they do not monetize their blog. What do I mean by monetizing? That would include things like Google AdSense, Amazon affiliates, other […]

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How I Started Blogging

Blogging and Writing

I invaded the blogosphere (do people still use that word?) in 2006. I had just published my first book (with Stan Porter), Unmasking the Pagan Christ, and discovered that someone (Ian Clary) was reviewing our book. […]

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Don’t Be a Twit on Twitter

Blogging and Writing

Twitter is a fantastic component of social media. Twitter enables us to have contact with famous people in a way that we would not normally. It also allows to respond to events in real time […]

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Don’t Get Lazy With Your Blogging

Blogging

You need to make a decision. Why are you blogging? There are two possible reasons. One is as a diary. It is just a nice way to express what you are feeling. The other is […]

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How to Be a Christian Presence on Facebook

Blogging and Writing

Being a Christian on Facebook and being Christian on Facebook are not the same thing. How can we become a Christian presence on Facebook? It is more complicated than posting as many Christian memes as […]

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Picking Your Nose in the Car and Blogging

Blogging

Admit it. You know you have done it. You are stopped at an intersection or you are driving on the highway and you feel that tingle in your nostril. There is something that needs to […]

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6 Tips for Apologetics Bloggers

Apologetics Bloggers

Many of these tips are relevant to all bloggers, but in this post I am writing specifically for apologetics bloggers. These come from my experience as an apologetics blogger. I enjoy blogging and I hope […]

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5 Reasons Why List Blog Posts are Dangerous

Blogging and Writing

List blog posts (10 reasons why… 7 ways to…) are very popular these days. If you look for advice on how to increase blog traffic, this will be near the top. I can tell you […]

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How Do I Get Followers on Twitter?

Blogging and Writing

Twitter is a great social media vehicle. It can be a lot of fun. While very different from Facebook, it has its own strengths. It is great finding famous people and some not so famous […]

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How to Make Money Blogging

Blogging and Writing

Can you make money blogging? Sure you can. Will you get rich? Not likely. There are some people who make a full-time income blogging but they are a very small percentage of bloggers. Others make […]

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Why Do I Blog? (Part Two)

Blogging and Writing

I recently did a post on Why Do I Blog? In that context, I talked about why I blog about the things happening in my life, as that is my personal blog. It is just as […]

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So You Want to Be a Blogger?

Blogger

I have been blogging for six or seven years now. I don’t do everything perfectly, but I have learned some things through trial and error. If you want to be an effective blogger, this advice […]

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