In an age when podcasting is exploding and TikTok is turning authors into overnight sensations, blogging can seem so 2019. It’s tempting to chase the newest social media channel (we see you, lemon8) or pivot to...Continue Reading
Rent, mortgages, groceries and utility bills are common household expenses. This mama doles out monthly money for all these expenses and then some. With three athletic and always-hungry sons, the monthly grocery bill sometimes eclipses the...Continue Reading
“Build your platform,” they say. “Start a blog,” they say. “Attract followers,” they say. “Increase the numbers,” they say.
To use a trite phrase, it’s easier said than done.
A few years ago, when the dream to write began to stir in my heart, I toyed with the idea of starting a blog. And although I could envision the final product, I had no idea...Continue Reading
The euphoric moment we realize we are called to write can come crashing down when the other aspects of writing in today’s environment collide with our dream. The message that we carry can change people’s lives,...Continue Reading
Picture your potential reader. She’s scrolling social media posts on her phone, quickly skimming her emails, and maybe listening to music or having a conversation. Her attention is scattered, so what’s going to make her stop...Continue Reading
As a Christian blogger, do you remember the first time when you felt God's call to start blogging and writing for His glory? Did He give you a specific word or a message, or perhaps He...Continue Reading
I remember my heart racing with excitement when I published my first blog post, and then the sting of disappointment when I saw in the analytics that I had just a couple of readers per day....Continue Reading
Excitedly, I set my cup of coffee down, put on my blue-light glasses, turned on instrumental music and prepared to write a blog post. However, despite my “perfect” conditions, the little blinking black cursor seemed to...Continue Reading
If you identify as a creative of any type, chances are that you’ve reached a point where you’ve struggled with the ominous “mental block.” But what do you do when things are going...Continue Reading