Top Posts of 2012

Each year, I try to share with you the top posts that had the most views for that year. I challenge you to go back and read them or if you missed them the first time, here is your chance to check them out. Also, leave me your thoughts as well so that your voice can be heard. So, without further ado, here are the top posts that my viewers viewed this year. Freebie Friday: Photo Scavenger Hunt List Bible Study: The Millennial Reign of Christ 4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation Top 10 Student Ministry Organizations to … Continue reading Top Posts of 2012

Enter for a chance to win #Going Social by Terrace Crawford

Terrace Crawford is a good friend of mine. We have connected through social networking, and have built a relationship that way. Terrace is one of the best bloggers and profiles to follow on twitter. He knows what is going on and what is working with social media, and what is not working. He recently wrote a book entitled, “#Going Social.” The book released yesterday, and I encourage you to order it. I actually am still waiting on my copy to come in the mail, but I am convinced that he will not disappoint with this read. You can enter for a chance … Continue reading Enter for a chance to win #Going Social by Terrace Crawford

Student Blog [by a student] that you need to check out

I had the opportunity to speak in St. Augustine, FL during my vacation last week. I spoke to the student ministry of “Turning Point @ Calvary.” They were a great group of students, and I loved being able to be a part of their student ministry. I was able to build some relationships while there with some of their students. One of those students is Brandon Gilliland. This kid is a world changer for as young as he is. Brandon leads worship in the praise band at Turning Point. He also blogs regularly! It is somewhat unheard of that a … Continue reading Student Blog [by a student] that you need to check out

Guest Post: 4 Insights I gleaned from building my own platform

“This is a guest post by Michael Hyatt. Michael is the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. he is an avid blogger at michaelhyatt.com This is his personal blog. It is focused on “intentional leadership.” He writes on leadership, productivity, publishing, social media, and, on occasion, stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories.” “Last week, I spoke at the Catalyst Conference in Irvine, California on the topic of my new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, May 22). As part of my introduction, … Continue reading Guest Post: 4 Insights I gleaned from building my own platform

5 Reasons you need to blog

Blogging is a great way to share ideas and get your thoughts out on the web for others to see and read. I personally think that blogging is bigger than it has ever been. Several years ago, I created a blog that I thought was legit and awesome, but it went nowhere. I tried to interact with others on the blog, and I tried to keep it updated regularly. I tried to blog as much as possible. It still went nowhere. Today with the social sharing sites that we have, it is much easier to get your blog out there. … Continue reading 5 Reasons you need to blog

Guest Post: 10 ways to generate more blog traffic

Michael Hyatt is the chairman of Thomas Nelson publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world. If you click on the link, it will take you to his personal blog which you MUST check out. It is incredible. If you want thoughts on leadership, social media, technology, or blogging, he is a great guy to reference. I have been doing a lot of his reading lately, and he has blown me away lately with some of his posts. I have been so impressed with his thoughts on these subjects that I decided to share some of his stuff this … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 ways to generate more blog traffic

Guest Post: How many blog posts should you write each week?

Looking to increase your blog traffic? Here are some helpful hints for all of you bloggers out there. This is a post that I stumbled upon entitled, “How many posts should you write each week” by Ali Luke. “How many posts should you write each week” by Ali Luke “When I started blogging, four years ago, many experts advised posting daily – to increase traffic and keep readers hooked. And many popular blogs do post every day (at least on weekdays). Should you post every day, though? Probably not. Why? Because: If you write two posts each week instead of five (or … Continue reading Guest Post: How many blog posts should you write each week?