Author Sherri Sand regularly includes scripture references in her devotional blog posts. She asked me whether there is a WordPress plugin that will automatically search her posts for scripture references and display the text of the Bible verses in a pop-up box.
Sure enough, there is! It’s called ESV CrossRef (or just CrossRef, once it’s installed on your site).
Read on to learn how it works and how it looks. read more >
I’ve been teaching workshops at writers’ conferences on creative ways authors can use Pinterest. So I thought I’d follow my own advice and explore how to repurpose my blog posts on Pinterest.
I’ve been planning this idea for close to a year, and after considering several options, I decided to emulate what Joan Stewart, aka, The Publicity Hound, does on her Pinterest board, “50 Tips for Free Publicity.” If it works for Joan, why reinvent the wheel?
Read on to learn my 10-step strategy, and then try it for yourself. read more >
Last week when we showed you how to upload a cover photo for your Facebook event, we gave you a sneak peek of a cover photo created with a free, easy-to-use online tool called Canva.
With Canva you can create Facebook cover photos, blog graphics, and more that look like they were created by a professional graphic designer. No need to spend hours tinkering around in complicated photo editing tools. Canva’s templates, backgrounds, fonts, and images take the hard work out of designing.
Today we’re going to walk through creating a Facebook cover photo using Canva. Let’s get started! read more >
By Grace Fox
Technology isn’t exactly my bent. It’s no wonder, then, that it bends me out of shape when it doesn’t cooperate for me or when I don’t understand it.
Laura Christianson’s expertise is changing that. Thanks to Blogging Bistro, technology is losing its intimidation factor and becoming my friend.
When Laura and I began discussing plans for my new website, I knew what I wanted but not necessarily what I needed. She filled in those gaps for me. read more >
The key to a Facebook event cover photo that looks great and attracts attendees is using the optimal size photo.
This illustrated step-by-step tutorial walks you through creating a cover photo that will make you event stand out.
First, log into Facebook and navigate to the Events app. You’ll find the app at https://www.facebook.com/InsertYourPageURL/events.
Next, create your event by clicking on the “+Create Event” button in the upper right corner, below the blue navigation bar. read more >
Everyone’s looking for the secret to writing blog posts that cause readers to swoon, to declare that your blog is the best thing since sliced bread, and any other cliches you can insert into this space.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no secret. Crafting excellent blog posts takes time, commitment, and an insatiable desire to learn — and to share what you’re learning with others.
Today’s infographic provides helpful tips about how to craft killer posts that’ll keep your readers coming back for more. First, a brief overview of the infographic… read more >