One Year Ago

It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since we lost our son James… and 5 years since I wrote the following… [Read more…]

Solve a Problem for Your Readers – #31DBBBDay16

A WORTHY DAILY GOAL

Darren Rowse’s daily blogging goal is to solve at least one problem that might apply to multiple readers. [Read more…]

Find a Blogging Buddy – #31DBBBDay15

Blogging can be a solitary occupation. But it’s no fun if you’re trying to do it ALL alone. Having a blogging buddy, or a group of blogging friends can make it easier in so many ways.

WHY DO YOU NEED A BLOGGING BUDDY?

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Update a Key Page on Your Blog – #31DBBBDay14

Even if your blog is relatively new, but especially if you’ve been blogging for a while, you may have broken links, or material that is dated or factually incorrect. It is important to check all of your pages and posts regularly, but today I will focus on three… [Read more…]

How a Trip to the Mall Will Improve Your Blog – #31DBBBDay13

Today’s challenge is a little different, and will get you away from your computer and out into the “real” world. It will certainly be easier for some than for others. Easy if you live in a city or large town… not so easy for some of us who live out in the country, and go to town once a week — and it isn’t to go shopping!

Sometimes our best ideas come when we’re in a different environment. So… [Read more…]

How to Create an Editorial Calendar – #31DBBBDay12


WHY HAVE AN EDITORIAL CALENDAR?

Planning ahead with an editorial calendar will:

– take the pressure off idea generation
– help you create momentum
– give your blog cohesiveness rather than random bits of content

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Brainstorming to Come Up with Post Ideas – #31DBBBDay11

If you have already set aside a time to write on a regular basis, you’re ‘way ahead of the average blogger. But don’t wait till you sit down to blog, to decide what you’re going to write. Even if you are the spontaneous type who can do that, you’ll still find that brainstorming ahead of time will ease the pressure to produce something NOW.

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How to Find a Steady Flow of Ideas for Blog Posts – #31DBBBDay10

Are you feeling dry and burnt out? Do you struggle to find things to write about?

Do you wonder how so many big name bloggers manage to keep putting out great content on a regular basis?

Here’s a tip:

“What you put in is what you put out.”

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How Find Readers for Your Blog – #31DBBBDay9

Whether you are starting up a brand new blog, changing the focus of your blog, or wanting to grow your existing blog, you will want more readers. But how do you find readers?

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

1) Who are you trying to reach?
2) Where are they gathering already?
3) How can I participate in those places? [Read more…]

Be Still

Relax on sand beachBe still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God
I am the Lord that healeth thee
In Thee O Lord, I put my trust.

I thought it would be a simple matter, to find a video of the lovely, short hymn, Be Still and Know that I am God.

I was wrong. [Read more…]