Hi fellow bloggers!
Thank you for tuning in to the first ever Blessed Transgressions link-up. If it wasn’t for gatherings like these, BT may have never got off the ground and running! I used linkups when this magazine first began as the primary way to find and message other Christians asking them to contribute their articles. Now, over a year later, I’m ready to join in the fun!
Purpose of the Linkup
Not only will this be another place to share your stories and wisdom, but I will also be using it as a way to share great blogging tips and products I’ve discovered. I know many of you ladies (and gentlemen!) are into blogging for the long haul, so I hope the information I provide becomes helpful. That being said, some recommended products may contain affiliate links, or come directly from my own business, Risen Upon Thee.
Also, if you have a blogging tip or product you’d love to feature in this linkup, please contact me! I would love to share your knowledge with everyone else, so we can all grow and help one another. I’ll also share a bit about your blog, testimony and mission online if you would like! Applicable to both contributors and non-contributors.
Please share only Christian related or homemaking posts here. Any links not in line with these topics will be removed. You are welcome to engage with the posts of other bloggers, but it is not required. If you would like to feature this linkup on your blog, use the button below! 🙂
Please link the button to: https://blessedtransgressions.org/category/thankful-grateful-linkup
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Now, without further delay… one of my top blogging tips!
The Power of Landing Pages
I’m convinced that it’s not enough to just collect subscribers. We as blog owners need to know what they are primarily seeking as well, so we don’t lose some of them a few weeks or months down the line. Instead of sending out special emails from time to time to find out what they are thinking, we can use a method called Landing Pages.
Landing pages are blog pages that only promote one objective, and have nothing else on them, like sidebars, footers, or other potentially distracting information. Depending on how your blog or email list is structured, you can easily create a landing page. One of the best ways to do it is through a third party email service, like MailChimp. It’s what I use for Blessed Transgressions, and how I make my subscriber landing page, which looks like this:
As you can see, there is nothing on it but the subscribe form! This keeps visitors focused on my one objective and greatly increases my chance of gaining a subscriber. Not only that, but I can also gather important information. For my purposes, I ask them how they found me and what kind of articles they like, but you could ask anything else!
If you’d like to learn how to set this up, read this guide I wrote at Risen Upon Thee. MailChimp allows you to create a free account up to 2,000 subscribers, so I’d certainly advise you check them out if you aren’t using them already!
Check out my Blogging Resources page for free and paid services I always recommend. Also, if you need more help organizing the tasks and posting schedule for your blog, check out the Ultimate Blogging Binder.