Everywhere you look on the web, people say email marketing is everything for bloggers and online marketers. This one aspect of having a blog or business is critical to its success.
It allows you to stay in touch with your audience. It gives you permission to access their email inbox. Without their permission, you’re breaking the law.
When I began this adventure of blogging back in 2009, I had no idea where I wanted to go with it. I knew it would be fun, but I didn’t realize I could change people’s lives through my writing.
Last year, someone came up to me and told me they found something I had written. Now, this wasn’t something on my blog, but something I had given them in one of the bible studies I had led. Tears in her eyes, she said, “Jason, you have no idea what you wrote meant to me. I was having a rough day, and your words were just what I needed.”
As a blogger, I love when I get to look back at what I’ve accomplished in a given year. This past year, I’ve written nearly 120 blog posts. That’s a lot of writing. In fact, it’s so much that I could have written a 75,000-word book. That’s the size of a regular 350-page novel. WOW!
Now that 2016 has come and gone and 2017 is fresh and new, I wanted to take a look back at some of the best blog posts/podcasts episodes I’ve written/recorded last year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I pray you are enjoying a wonderful and fun Christmas holiday with your loved ones and are looking forward to a brand New Year. As I did last year, I am going to take this week off between Christmas and New Years. I will resume blogging on Monday, January 2, 2017
If you’re an author, speaker, business or blogger you’re website is your homebase. The reality, most websites sink without a ripple. Maybe you feel your website has run aground, and you ask, what can I do?
When I began blogging on WordPress.com in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. Over the years, I’ve learned, gotten better and have dramatically changed my direction of blogging in the last 12 months. I knew I needed a shift in focus and needed a website that would win.
What if I told you there is a better way to kick off your day? We all wake up in the morning. We all have our rituals. If you’re like me, you’ll hit the snooze button one more time or avoid putting that to-do list together. There is a better way to feel more alive and I’ll show you how.
Do you feel like the image above? If you’re like me, I am not a morning person. Just ask my wife, Kari. In-fact I don’t like them at all. But we all have to wake up and begin our day at some point. Yet, creating a morning routine is daunting to some and near impossible to others.
This post is dedicated to my wife, Kari. I love you and am excited to be celebrating 4 years of marriage to you–my best friend. Happy Anniversary – on June 9th – Thank you for making me the happiest man on earth.
If you’re married, remember the moment you either walked down the aisle, or like me, waited at the altar for your Bride? It’s an exhilarating feeling knowing your life is about to be forever changed. The music and fanfare, but all you care about is the person on the other side of the aisle. But what happens after it all wears off and life settles in.
This Thursday will be four years since Kari and I tied the knot. The weeks of planning and waiting, the day finally arrived. Yet, when I think back to simpler days, where I only had myself to worry about, it sounds like a good idea.
Safety concerns are everywhere these days. People are wanting to steal your identity and use your credit cards by selling them to the highest bidder. It is quite frightening when you go to login to your email or bank account only to find you’ve been locked out because of a hacker. It can cause serious damage and ruin a life of happy credit scores.
I remember opening up my online portal for my bank only to find a major purchase made. I didn’t know where it came from. Had no idea of the company name in the POS box. After my wife and I did some digging, we found it was our error for a car repair we made weeks before.
In the wake of murder, sex and language on television, parents are fighting what seems to be a losing battle for the minds of their children. Then along comes Jeff Franklin and Candice Cameron-Burre in the revival of the popular 90’s TV show, Full House.
Kari and I sat down to watch Fuller House—yes it’s heavily handed in nostalgia—and it was refreshing. The language was very mild and there are mild suggestive themes. That being said, the show premise is based on family, through the tough times and everyday life, helping each other along.
I love change. It’s what keeps me moving forward, knowing that something better is on the horizon. This is the reason I’ve redesigned my blog. I know something great is coming.
Over the past couple years I’ve played with several designs, but the overall look was tried by thousands of other bloggers and it didn’t serve my vision as I had hoped. Also, my branding at J. B. Sisam has outgrown WordPress.com.