Not a Booksneeze blogger

I came across this service, Booksneeze, the other day. It looked like a great idea. They send out books to bloggers, the bloggers review the book, publish a review and copy it to a site such as Amazon, and then get to do what they want with the book. Thinking this would be a great…

The importance of formatting

One of the problems that I see many church websites have is their lack of formatting – or when there is formatting, the lack of appropriate formatting. Writing for the web is very different to writing for print, so there’s a few formatting hints that you can use to make your posts (and pages) easier…

My Favourite Blogging Tools

There are a plethora of blogging tools available. Some are good, some are bad. These are the tools that I used for my blog.

Keepin’ it fresh

I have had this website since 2006. I have posts on this website since 2007. That’s a fair time to be blogging. Now, admittedly, I haven’t been a regular poster. I have around 250 posts published (at the time this post was published), which is an average of under a post a week. So I’m…

How I use my website

I though that with the new layout, new posting regime and such, I would post a bit about how I plan to use my blog over the next six months – and possibly into the future. Essentially, there will be three types of posts: daily posts, feature posts, and other. Daily Posts The post a…

What I do when I can’t think of what to write

Writing a post every day can be pretty tough. When I can’t think of what to write on my blog, there’s a number of places that I go to get inspiration. Daily Post. The Daily Post issued the challenge to write a blog post every day of 2011. They support this by posting a prompt…

Lessons learnt so far

Inspired by Jeff Hester’s blog, I thought I’d write about the lessons that I’ve learned during my blogging every day so far this year. People judge a post by its title It’s surprising how important a title is to hook people in. From the last couple of weeks, here’s the dates that have spikes. January…

Back to the beginning

My first post on this blog was way back in March, 2007, and it was entitled The Importance of Something Different, but I have a feeling that I had some posts created a bit earlier than that. Hmm… My Website first appeared in June 2004, and was an HTML effort promoting me as a musician….

New Directions

Well, today marks the day that applications for the World Council of Churches Youth Internships close. I actually got mine in Friday night (if I remember correctly), but all the same, now starts the waiting game. I’m not actually sure when I’ll find out about it, and I’m in the odd situation of wanting to…