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Blogging for the Soul and Making a Difference
11/30/2016 5:44:00 PM by: Andy Lee

Imagine attending a class at a writers conference where you could wear your stretchy/comfy pants and slippers. Chocolate, popcorn, hot chocolate, and coffee are served, and you’ve been invited to let your hair down, if you have hair to let down.

Wouldn’t that be a great conference, and an awesome class to attend? Well, dream no more, my friends, because these types of classes are offered at the Florida Christian Writers Conference during our “after hours” sessions.

Blogging for the Soul and Making an Impact is one of those classes. I’m especially excited to teach a class wearing my yoga pants and popping Lindt truffles, my favorite. I will bring a huge bag to share—all flavors, milk, dark, extra dark, and white chocolate.

But I digress. We’ll be doing so much more than eating chocolate and talking about the day. This is what we’ll be learning in Blogging for the Soul and Making an Impact.

  • The 2016/2017 blogging trends.
  • Essential elements and where to place them for greatest response.
  • How to give value to your blog.
  • Ways to grow e-mail lists and drive traffic to the site.

But most importantly, we’ll discuss why we blog in the first place and how not to lose our souls in the process. There are hundreds of millions of blog posts written everyday. How can our blogs be heard in this ocean of voices? What can we do to make our site a place where readers want to come when they have so many options to choose from? What will make our blogs stand out from the rest? In Blogging for the Soul and Making an Impact, we will discuss these questions, brainstorm ideas for our blogs and encourage one another.

That’s what writers conferences are all about anyway. Networking, learning, and stepping into our calling as ministers of the Good News. We Christian bloggers are missionaries on the web. 

 

What’ a blogging question you would like answered in a class like this? Leave a comment!

 

Andy Lee is an award-winning writer, blogger, Bible teacher, and author of two books, A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called (Leafwood 2016), and The Book of Ruth Key Word Bible Study: A 31-Day Journey to Hope and Promise (AMG 2015). She is the managing editor of the FCWC blog, the president of the Wilmington Word Weavers, and mom to three grown kids, one son-in-law, and a kitty named Hank. Andy digs into the ancient languages under our Bible translations for fresh insight on her Facebook Live broadcast, Bite of Bread, aired at 8:20 ET Monday through Friday. And after eight years of blogging she continues to minister faith inspiration and fresh “Bread” on her blog, Daily Grace at www.wordsbyandylee.com.

 

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