May was blogging month here at OurChurch.Com, and we’ve decided to continue our focus on blogging into June. That means we’re continuing to offer the following opportunities:
- Special deal on web hosting
- Become a better blogger in 31 days
- An opportunity to promote your blog
Plus a word about some changes coming to Christian Web Trends.
First, let me say that for years we’ve kept announcements related to our web services separate from the blog. But hey, it’s blogging month, so I thought I’d experiment with putting this in the blog.
1) Special Deal on Bronze & Ad-Free Option
While there are several sites that offer free blogging services, to maximize the benefits of blogging, it’s best to have your blog hosted at the same domain name as your site. With a Bronze account, you have the option of either using the blog module that’s built into our NE1 web builder or you can install WordPress, the best blogging software in the world. This month only you can upgrade to a year of our Bronze Hosting Package and the Ad-Free Option together for only $129, a $40 savings. Even if you don’t blog, it’s a great deal that can help you take your site to the next level. If you’re interested in ordering a new hosting account or upgrading you can order here.
2) 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Continues
For the last 24 weekdays, a group of us bloggers have been reading a lesson and doing an assignment designed to take our blogs a step forward. I think just about everyone involved would say it’s been a great experience. We’ve been learning a lot and building some great friendships. I’ve heard from several people who didn’t sign up or buy the e-book but have still learned a lot by reading along. So, even if you’re just hearing about this for the first time, feel free to jump in read along and discuss the lessons. Don’t be shy. 🙂
3) An Opportunity to Promote Your Blog
If you host your blog in an OurChurch.Com web hosting account, we want to help you promote it. Just post some info and a link in this forum topic. If you’ve got other creative ways we can help promote your blog, post that in the forum as well.
4) Changes Coming to Christian Web Trends
I’ve been dying to make some changes here to Christian Web Trends for a while. We’re going to be redesigning blog to make it look a lot better and a lot less cluttered.
We also want to hear from you about what you like about CWT and what you’d like to see changed. Specifically, we’d like to know what we can do to help more of our members engage here. We host more than 14,000 websites, but only a very small percentage of the people who manage websites at OCC comment or even read Christian Web Trends on a regular basis. We’d like to hear your ideas on how we can change that. We’ll be asking for your review/feedback in a post later this month, but we love to hear your opinions and ideas any time… even now… in the comments of this post.
So, what do you think of putting this announcement in the blog? Good idea? Bad idea?