6 Writers 6 Interviews

Interviews

As a publication on Medium, Koinonia has grown to over 90 writers in a few short months. We are excited to see what God is doing to get His Word out there.

Through this interview series, we want to share with you a little snapshot into the lives of our writers. Here is a collection of 6 of our writers’ interviews:

What This Poet Believes is Crucial to Mental Health — An interview with Christina Ward

 

 

 

 

How This Writer Gets Inspiration From Interrupted Times — An interview with Marcia Laycock

 

 

Why This Writer Likes to Go in the Opposite Direction — An interview with Trip Kimball

 

 

 

 

How Historical Travel Becomes Story Ideas for This Writer — An interview with Diane Tatum

 

 

 

 

How the Celebrations of This Writer are of a More Whimsical Nature — An interview with M. M. Sierra Moir

 

 

 

How this Writer is Eclectically Interested and Eclectically Involved — An interview with Steph Beth Nickel

 

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the world of “real life” writers.

 

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8 Writers 8 Interviews

Interviews

As a publication on Medium, Koinonia has grown to over 75 writers in a few short months. We are excited to see what God is doing to get His Word out there.

Through this interview series, we want to share with you a little snapshot into the lives of our writers. Here is a collection of the first 8 interviews:

 

How This Writer Follows a Motto to Write: An Interview with Colin Pearce

 

 

 

 

How a Writer Gets His Inspiration From Songs: An Interview with Brandon Abbott

 

How a Writer Feels Blessed After Being Lifted Out of The Trash Heap: An Interview with Bett Harris

 

 

 

How a Writer Manipulates Words Instead of People: An Interview with Mishael Witty

 

 

 

 

How a Writer Sees Lessons in Everything: An Interview with Ida Adams

 

 

 

 

What Makes This Writer Absolutely Unique: An Interview with Mukkove Johnson

 

 

 

How Writing Helped an Author Work Through Problems: An Interview with Jack Heimbigner

 

 

 

How an Introvert Writes about Hope and Learns About Life: An Interview with Mary Hood

 


I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the world of “real life” writers.

 

 

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Stretches for Writers to Relieve Back, Shoulder and Arm Pain

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Stretches for Writers to Relieve Back, Shoulder and Arm Pain

 

Sitting at a computer all day can be exhausting for a writer…both mentally and physically.

 

 

Check out this post on Medium for stretches to relieve pain.

 

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Exercises & Stretches to Make you a Better Writer

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Exercises & Stretches to Make you a Better Writer

Do’s and Don’ts for an ergonomic workspace

 

Are you looking for simple exercises and stretches that you can do right at your desk?

Check out this post on Medium.

 

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5 Ways to Monetize a Blog Post

How to Monetize a Blog Post: 5 Proven Ways by Karon Thackston

One of the most-common questions when it comes to blog posts is “How can I make money blogging?”

Let me offer you some suggestions about how to monetize a blog post with these 5 proven ways.

As a note, there are lots of other ways to make money blogging if you branch off into your own services or products. But — for now — I’m talking strictly about the actual post doing all the heavy lifting to generate income.

  1. Running Ads — Whether you choose something like Google AdSense or advertiser sponsorships with custom ads, you can sell space on your blog. Any type of ad that would produce a significant amount of income will require that your blog have some pretty decent traffic stats. However, even if you are still building traffic to your site, you can begin now to incorporate AdSense ads so you have a good foundation when you do reach larger traffic numbers.
  2.  Relationship Referrals — They don’t have to be blatant ads (banners, sidebar, pop-ups, etc.). You can do what I call relationship referrals. These would be set up with the product or brand beforehand.

 

This is sort of a drive-by ad much like what people do in TV shows and movies. You know, when you see Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible drinking a Pepsi while the camera zooms in for a close-up of his hands as he’s typing on his Mac laptop.

You don’t actually sell anything. The advertiser is paying for a certain level of exposure on your blog every month. People see a picture in the blog post of you using the product or they read about how you love your Mac, or you just bought a new Mac, etc.

By showing your relationship with the product, you’re positioning it as something you endorse.

Click here to read the rest of Karon Thackston’s post

 

 


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Persuasive Writing for Blogs & Websites Depends on These Words

Persuasive Writing for Blogs & Websites Depends on These Words by Karon Thackston

What makes persuasive copywriting persuasive? Have you ever thought about that? To a lot of people, persuasion equals hype. But it doesn’t have to.

You can see what I mean here. Which one do you find more persuasive?

 

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How to Quadruple Your Blog Subscribers With One Proven Change

How to Quadruple Your Blog Subscribers With One Proven Change by Karon Thackston

An exceptional balance of tech and talk. That’s how I’d describe Cindy Bidar because she is a hardcore techy who can also write with creative flair. Not only have we been online and offline friends for years (maybe 10?), we’ve also worked together for about that long. I know Cindy and what she’s capable of. I respect the advice she offers. So, when I wanted to present more articles on making the most of your blog posts, it had to include a discussion from Cindy on freebies, funnels and increased opt-ins/subscribers.

Pay. Close. Attention.

When is the last time you looked at the conversion rate on your blog?

Like most small business owners, you’re likely using your blog to drive awareness about your company. It sits at the very top of your content marketing funnel, and you hope that visitors will be so impressed with your expertise and the info you share that they’ll be eager to opt in for more.

Well, maybe.

According to email marketing company Sumo, the average opt-in form sees a 1.95% conversion rate. Different form placements, such as pop-ups or notification bars or scroll mats, can see slightly better results, but if you’re getting a 4.77% conversion on average, you’re in an elite crowd. Well done!

But even 4.77% isn’t really a celebration-worthy number. You can do better, and the way to do it is through content upgrades.

Simply put, a content upgrade is an opt-in offer that appears on and is hyper-relevant to a specific blog post. Most times, it gives readers an opportunity to learn more about the topic by downloading additional information or resources. Just like your other freebies, content upgrades help to grow your mailing list and lead to a targeted follow-up email sequence that provides value to your subscribers.

In other words, it’s the next step in your content marketing funnel, but with a powerful twist.

In fact, Sumo reports conversion rates as high as 20% for a well-planned content upgrade. I can attest to that. I have one that converts at just over 20%. Not bad, huh?

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