Blogging 201: Generating Content They’ll Love

March 6th at 11:00 AM Pacific Building off of the success of Blogging 101, I’ve scheduled the next logical step… Blogging 201! Blogging 101 was all about getting started, having an initial plan to make blogging a habit, getting your blog set-up, and stuff like that. Blogging 201 is about writing, editing, and publishing the…… Continue reading Blogging 201: Generating Content They’ll Love

5 Things to Do With a Brand New WordPress Site

So, you want to get started in blogging? Awesome. If your intended audience is over the age of 18 you are going to want to use WordPress. (Under 18? Use Tumblr.) Also, if you are just getting started I’d recommend spending the first 12 months of blogging on a WordPress.com blog. You’ll have way less…… Continue reading 5 Things to Do With a Brand New WordPress Site

Fall in love with your content

Every day I read all sorts of blogs. I follow hundreds of blogs with Google Reader and I’m constantly following links on Twitter and Facebook to various people’s blogs. And I’ve gotten used to the mediocrity of most stuff out there. There are very few people writing about what they love. But there are a…… Continue reading Fall in love with your content

Learn from me next Saturday in Chicago

Here’s the deal. I am scheduled to teach two classes next Saturday in Chicago. But as of right now… no one has signed up! I’ve got plenty of people interested as watchers on Skillshare but no one has ponied up the money to attend the class. If I don’t get 4-5 people by Monday at midnight…… Continue reading Learn from me next Saturday in Chicago

Blog economics of hate

The easiest way to draw traffic to your site all you have to do is hate on people. My definition of flaming content online: To bad mouth purely for the sake of creating traffic, link baiting, retweeting, Facebooking, and otherwise bad-mouthing a person, organization, company, or news item for a purely selfish reason. (Read here…… Continue reading Blog economics of hate

From RSS to Today

Is RSS dying? Quick answer: No But RSS (Really Simple Syndication) has a lot more to compete with in 2010 than it did in 2005 when it took off. In 2005, the advent of aggregators like Bloglines, Google reader, and even the über popularity of my.yahoo.com made RSS the best way to grow your reach…… Continue reading From RSS to Today

How to write consistently for your blog

I’ve written a series of articles for Immerse Journal describing a digital ministry philosophy for youth workers. The first article, called “Be Consistent” brought a lot of questions because I spent all 800 words talking about “why” to be consistent and it left many struggling readers with a burning question, “How can I be more…… Continue reading How to write consistently for your blog