Blogging and Blog Tips

Pictures that Caught My Eye

17 April 2014

I haven’t done this for a while, but sometimes I like to browse through posts and see which pictures catch my eye. When it comes to blogs, pictures are very important and should be the norm rather than the exception.  That doesn’t mean you should turn your blog into a photo gallery, but it does […]

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The Ultimate Master Blog Tips Post!

19 November 2013

We’ve posted a lot of tips for bloggers here in the past – so it’s time for a review! Now some of these are pretty “old” – but there are still things to learn from them.  Note I haven’t included a few of the posts that really don’t apply anymore. Who am I? Missionary blog […]

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Blogging in a “Closed Country”? (and other security tips)

28 March 2013

I realized it’s been a while since I posted about this, so here are some brief thoughts to consider. Everyone needs to be cautious about what they post.  Your information can be abused and misused.  Do think about your family, your future, and other people that you mention in your posts.  This will vary depending […]

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What Happened to Facebook? – Missionary Blog Tips #18

18 September 2012

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a tip for my fellow bloggers out there.  All right, let’s admit it – it’s been more than 2 years.  So it’s about time. And tip #18 is…. Don’t just put it on Facebook. In other words, blog.  That’s all. Why would I want to do that? […]

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Prize Roundup – More on those posts…

22 October 2010

Well, the prizes are mostly on the way to the winners (some are still being packaged up, and I’m still waiting for an address or two).  But I just wanted to end with some thoughts about the whole thing. I already commented on how many countries were represented – that’s great!  Those who entered represented […]

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The Sneeze Page – Missionary Blog Tips #17

20 August 2010

Someone new is going to visit your blog today.  What are they going to see?  We’ve talked before about one of the basics – having a summary page so that people can get an overview of who you are and what you’re doing. But sometimes that’s not enough – what if someone wants to really […]

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They’re NOT at Your Blog – Missionary Blog Tip #16

19 March 2010

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying no one is reading your posts.  Lots of people are!  The point is, a lot of those people aren’t actually visiting your blog page.  They’re simply reading your blog through a news reader.Reading missionary blogs in Google ReaderI know that 90% of the time, I’m reading your […]

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Blogs are Powerful – what will you do with that power in 2010?

12 January 2010

Every once in a while I post key tips for bloggers here.  You can see the full list of tips here. But it’s the beginning of a new year, and you might be wondering where to go with your blog in the months ahead.  Sure, you have a potentially huge audience, many people who might […]

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Tell A Story – Missionary Blog Tip #15

7 November 2009

It’s real simple.  Tell a story in your post. It’s surprising how little this is done, when it could be done.  So often people have a way of telling the cold hard facts rather than telling an interesting story.  Heroes, villians, challenges, drama – we live it everyday – let’s write about it! I just […]

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Why so many use Feedburner – Missionary Blog Tip #14

28 July 2009

One of our earliest tips – waaaay back in 2005 – was to make sure you have a functioning, visible, accessible, news feed.  Though the vast majority of missionary bloggers now have functioning feeds, it’s amazing how many still don’t have a visible, easy to find, working link or button to their feed. One of […]

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