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6 Tips for Writing Blog Posts That Get Read

The world is full of great leaders with great ideas who will remain somewhat unknown because they just don't know how to package their ideas for market. Since this is the age of blogging in which everyone is in the publishing business, it's imperative for anyone who wants to be a thought leader and influencer to know how to craft a basic blog post that grabs and moves readers. As an editor, I filter through a ton of material each week in search of content I believe Pastors …

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One Minute In the Life of the Internet

With all this data being created every minute of the day, how is the gospel being heard? What do we need to do to connect with people and share the story of Jesus in a way that gets attention and draws people to Jesus in the right way? Infographic by DOMO. …

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The Basics of Blogging and Online Publishing

Blogging is such a weird word. We never used it until people started keeping "logs" on the "web" of their life called "weblog" and for some reason, we dropped the "we" and were left with the art of blogging. And in a sense, it has changed everything. How? Because now, everyone is a publisher. Every business, every church, and every institution is now a publisher, and those who publish with the most gusto win. It's the age where people with few connections and little …

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A Brief History of Blogging

Blogging is obviously close to my heart, but blogging is also a very misunderstood artform. Some see it merely as a journal, others as a gossip stream. I loved Cameron Chapman's brief history of blogging over at Web Designer Depot and wanted to pass it along for the education of my readers... …

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7 Business Skills You Need If You’re Blogging for Income

Blogging is a business, so in addition to good writing and a basic grasp of technical things, you need a certain set of skills if you're ever going to earn an income from blogging. Consider what Richard Branson said about his own career in publishing: I wanted to be an editor or a journalist… but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. ~Richard Branson Source: Copyblogger So what exactly are the business and entrepreneurial skills …

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10 Vital Questions for Diagnosing Your Blog's Health

Blogging has been around for a while now - over a decade depending on how you define blogging. But over that decade, blogging has evolved and changed by leaps and bounds. If you monitor the blogging industry, you'll notice that it's in a constant state of change as new tools and apps replace old ones and as new methodologies emerge. In other words, you don't have it all figured out yet, and neither do I. Reaching success as a blogger requires constant evaluation and …

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16 Websites Every Social Media Enthusiast Should Know About

I received an email from a young guy who is eagerly hoping to jump into the realm of social media for marketing purposes. In my reply to him, I offered some of the links I would want to know about if I were just starting out and I wanted to pass these links along here for my readers. There are a diversity of positions and approaches represented, but it's a well-rounded list of sites that continually offer something like a well-balanced course offering in social media. And …

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Darren Rowse on 7 Emotions that Trigger Reader Action

As bloggers, many of us are interested in getting our readers active in different ways (commenting, linking to our posts, sharing them on Twitter, buying our products, and so on), so writing in a way that connects with readers’ emotions is something we might want to think about. Of course this is open to abuse and can do damage to both our readers and our own reputation if it’s used in manipulative ways, so tread with care! Let’s examine seven emotions and how they might be …

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Thinking Beyond Blogging: The Future Of Digital Publishing

Will blogging continue to exist? Absolutely. And that is a great thing. I love great bloggers such as Tim Ferriss, Jonathan Fields, and Chris Guillebeau (although I would argue they are all digital publishers as they combine video, text, and more…but that is a whole other topic). But, the way I see it is sort of like blogging is the father. And now there are all kinds of kids growing into their own with their own personalities, etiquette, experiences, and more with their own …

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Let’s Talk About Life In Ministry

Introducing: Life In Ministry. BrandonACox.com is changing. Over the past few years, I've been blogging here about life, family, and ministry. I've also been blogging about design, creativity, media, and communications. It's become increasingly difficult to determine the proper balance between such diverse subjects. So... BrandonACox.com will become my personal portfolio, business, and professional site. I'll offer ministry website design packages and business …

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