“The bridge between a dream and reality is work.” – Jay Leto, Actor When I began blogging about two years ago, I really knew nothing about it. I was that clueless employee who asked a co-worker, “So…how does this Twitter thing work?” My goal from the beginning was to try and reach 1,000 followers, and […]Read more "Join the “Big 1,000” Blogging Party!"
Every writer takes off with a glorious destination in mind, and at some point every writer will crash and burn. Whether you’re still flying high and dreaming of book signings and making the New York Times Bestseller List, or whether you’ve survived a crash or two, gazing at the “dream wreckage” and considering […]Read more "L – Are You a “Lost” Blogger?"
Congratulations to Lori MacLaughlin – Winner of the Star Wars Giveaway! Each spring, The Artistic Christian features a giveaway. This year, in honor of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I decided to host a Star Wars Giveaway. On May 4, 2015, writers from across the blogosphere sent in their submissions, competing […]Read more "“Star Wars” Giveaway – Winner Announced!"
A long time ago, In a galaxy far, far away… Writers gathered from across the world, For a “Star Wars” Challenge and Giveaway… _____________________________________ Spring is here, which means it’s time for a giveaway here at The Artistic Christian! The details are simple: between now and midnight (CST) on May 4, 2015, simply post a […]Read more "3 Days Left to Enter the Star Wars Giveaway!"
“He who toils in the harvest field of prayer should occasionally pause awhile and refresh himself with a meal of meditation.” Charles Spurgeon We’ve closed the book on the April 2015 A to Z Challenge, and today is dedicated to reflecting on the journey. This has been a hectic month which has brought […]Read more "Reflections on… Reflection"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
“Lives cannot be changed from the outside, but only from within. Thus art and literature can be instrumental in changing lives.” Susan Sanderson As a young lady, Susan Sanderson found herself standing in the local library, gazing at the countless books on the shelves and dreaming of becoming a writer one day. “One of my […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Susan Sanderson"
“True inspiration overrides all fears.” Bernie Siegel I was so honored to be nominated by Pearl Girl at INFJ Ramblings for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! This award is given to blogs who have inspired at least one reader out there, and this encouragement came at a perfect time. As I reflected […]Read more "My 7 Most Inspiring Moments"
Boy, I hate that dress. Not too long ago this statement wouldn’t even have made sense, but now visiting Twitter and looking up “#thedress” leads you to millions of blog posts, photos, and comments about this recent social media trend. Even Hollywood actors and well-known musicians have started jumping onto this bandwagon. Now it seems […]Read more "“The Dress” and Writing Trends"
If I had to name my biggest frustration with blogging up to this point, it would be that I have yet to launch a really successful contest. According to more experienced bloggers, hosting a contest is a wonderful way to generate traffic for your blog and expand your writing network. I can testify to the […]Read more "Help Needed: Running a Successful Blogging Contest"