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Email is still the killer app for engagement.  

If you show up in someone inbox consistently (with permission), you are relevant.

If you’re writing emails to your list – newsletters, promotional notices, anything with a call to action, you really need to get a good handle on writing amazing subject lines.

Here’s 5 ways to think about copywriting your email subject lines so that people open them consistently and immediately when showing up in their inbox.

 

Do you have any other tips or insights on how to get your emails opened? Share your ideas below.

Check it out, kind of a zeitgeist for Christian culture perhaps, this is the list of the seven most popular Bible verses being shared over YouVersion.

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If you don’t have the YouVersion Holy Bible app on your mobile phone yet, you should download it and start exploring today.

How many of these Bible verses are you familiar with?

Timothy Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

focus-follow-one-course-until-successfulOne of the foundations of what we do when we try to be strategic:

*FOCUS = Follow One Course Until Successful*

Get rid of all those distractions and stay focused on the task at hand.

Some people think it is best to diversify and keep pursuing tons of stuff at once. But if you look at the successful people in any given industry, you’ll typically find that they have figured out how to be ultra laser-FOCUSED on just a couple of things (if not just one!) at a time.

*Thoughts on this? Let me know what is the one or two things (ONLY) that are at the top of your focus list.*

horizontal-infographic These days we are inundated with options regarding social media platforms.

One of the mistakes newbies make is to think they all accomplish similar things and are used by everyone in general.

Knowing what each platform has a sweet spot for allows you to engage appropriately and spend your time wisely as you invest in various social media communities.

Here’s my latest take on some of the social media platforms being widely used today in 2014-2015: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Flickr, Reddit, YouTube and others.
Social Media Home - Vertical

What would you add? What would you modify? I love hearing feedback and input on this kind of stuff. Please leave a comment below!

One of the most common questions that I get, is–“How do I get more traffic and followers of my blog and content?”

One of the first suggestions is: go guest-blog for others, like crazy! –AND make sure it is your best content.

That response is usually, immediately followed by puzzled looks and defensive arguments, with the inquisitors trying to guide my recommendations for things to do on THEIR sites, rather than on others’. …But they’ve got it all wrong.

I’ve always looked for other voices, to share on one of my blogs. It’s boring, if you keep hearing from the same voice, day-in and day-out. Variety is the spice of life! And you can really learn things from a diversity of perspectives.

But when the idea of guest-blog posting–for my blog, or another’s–comes up, sometimes people don’t “get it.” They think that there’s no “WIIFM (What’s In It For Me),” for them. Once you try to explain the benefits, 50% of them will “get it” (as you see the light bulb go on, above their heads).

For the other 50%–don’t take it just from me! Here’s a sample of posts that make the case for why you should be guest-blogging. And I’d invite you to do it here on this site, as the “first, next step!” 😉

More Reasons Why You Should Consider Guest Blogging For Me:

  1. Guest Posts Can Help Grow Your Blog
  2. 5 Benefits of Having Guest Writers on Your Blog
  3. Build Your Social Network
  4. Discover Business Opportunities
  5. The Indirect SEO Benefits of Guest Posting
  6. Get Quality Traffic
  7. Identifying Quality Content
  8. Develop Rapport and Credibility

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Kenny Jahng —  2014/05/27 — Leave a comment

 

Tim Keller Redeemer Presbyterian Church