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Free ebook: Why Every Christian Leader Must Blog
Blogger Rodlie Ortiz is offering a free ebook to all those who follow his blog. In his book Why Every Leader Must Blog: 7 Reasons To Start Now & 11 Tips To Get You Started, his contention is an established one – that what we sit down to consider, think around, and write about, we understand and remember far better. That's why you used to write essays at school and college, remember? It's one reason why people keep journals or diaries, or even take notes during sermons.
Best social media tip ever: don't multi-task, set time blocks
The social media monster is out to get you! How to beat him: - Don't multi-task. Do each thing in time blocks. Then desist completely till its next time block. One at a time: Twitter, Facebook, emails, creative stuff, other responsibilities. - Sometimes even switch off – don't be like the girl at 0:18 in the frieze on the bronze statue at the magnificent rebuilt London St Pancras station.
Jess Ennis: good picture choices tell a story, online or in print
Britain has fallen in love. The object of our affection? Jessica Ennis, UK's heptathlon gold medal winner. Before each Olympic games, UK chooses someone to be 'the face of the Olympics'. Their picture becomes a tangible shorthand that sums up our Olympic team and hopes. Picture choice is vital, both online and offline.
Consider Wordpress for your next web project
If you are considering starting a new website including church site or blog, put WordPress near the top of your list of options. It is a CMS (Content Management System) website creator, and is no longer just a blog tool. Large static websites can be built with it, for example the 1000s of pages of the PowertoChange outreach site. It powers 20-25% of all new websites coming online.
Use images always, everywhere, they enhance text and readability
We are wired for visual imagery. An image can express – in a fraction of a second – a mood, a truth, or just an enticement to keep reading a text article. Use them constantly! Creative commons (i.e. broadly free to use) images can be found through an advanced image search at Google or Flickr. There are also many other sources of free photos, graphics and icons, including Bible images.
Creative ideas for blogging, writing or speaking [infographic]
If you are a blogger, writer, speaker or storyteller, you may sometimes get stuck for ideas and inspiration. Copyblogger’s infographic could help you...
How people use the Web: the Forrester Ladder concept
There are multiple ways that different people use social media and the Web in general. Be aware that people are very different in their personality types, needs, demographic and online behavior.
True Woman: How to Live with, and Love, Your Mother-In-Law
I once heard someone say that the relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is the most fragile of all human relationships.
True Woman: How to Live with, and Love, Your Daughter-In-Law
Ruth and Naomi faced difficult circumstances and yet they loved each other well, respected each other, and were blessed because they decided that God’s standards for relationships applied to the way they treated each other.
True Woman: Joplin, Hookups, Romance Novels, and More
The CNN Belief Blog featured an article by Dannah Gresh on May 31 titled “My Take: There’s Nothing Brief About a Hookup.” Last time I checked, there were 758 comments!