Make every word count

People often ask me how long a blog article should be. I think 500-800 words is usually a good length, but truthfully, there are expert bloggers who break every rule in the book, and still do great. Some write 2000 word articles while others write two little paragraphs.

This is why I love this quote from Jeff Goins in a video interview he was in with Michael Hyatt. He said,

You don’t need to fill a word count. You just need to make every word count.

That is a solid piece of advice. Don’t ramble. Be intentional with every word. Say what you’ve gotta say.

And leave it at that.

Turn Facebook Page *Notifications* On (#FacebookTip)

A few weeks back I wrote a post called “2 über reasons your church Facebook Page is not enough.” In that post I highlight the fact that Facebook has announced that eventually your church’s Facebook Page will get ZERO organic views. This means that if someone *likes* your Facebook page and even *follows* your page, they still will not see your posts unless you pay Facebook money.

There is a workaround. People who *like* your church’s Facebook Page can choose to be notified when you post something on your page. All you have to do is urge your people to select the *Got Notifications* option on your Facebook Page.

Here’s a screenshot:

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Now they’ll receive a notification every time your church updates its status.

You’re welcome. 🙂

Be positive and encouraging #TwitterTip

I don’t know anybody who likes to feel down in the dumps. People want to feel good about themselves and about the things they’re passionate about. Use Twitter to genuinely encourage others and watch as your followers grow.