I hope everyone is enjoying the new Fellowship of Christian Bloggers website! We are working hard to build this into the best online community for Christian Bloggers!
Since we moved to the new website and reopened member applications just a few weeks ago, we already have 19 new blogs! Praise God, he is working to grow this ministry!
What do you think of the new look? Please help me give a HUGE thanks to one of our newest members and designer extraordinaire Leslie Jenkins for all of the work she has done! Leslie is a fellow Christian blogger and owner of From a Daughter Designs. She has done some design work for me in the past and she always delivers impressive work!
Have you looked at the member directory in the past couple days? It now shows your blogs Google Page Rank, Global Alexa Rank, and the number of pages indexed by Google! (I’m hoping to add some other metrics soon!) Yes I know, blogging to encourage others and glorify God is way more important than just the numbers, but these do help us understand how well were doing to get our posts out there so others can see and read them. Numbers aren’t the most important thing, but they do matter. All of these numbers for your blog are updated daily then each site is ranked and the top 50 blogs on the FOCB are awarded a special ‘Top 50 Blog’ Badge!
Speaking of badges, have you seen then new Member Badge? Thanks again Leslie! I know that everyone just had to update their FOCB badge recently when we moved to the new site and I do hate to ask you all to do it again. If you have your badge linked to us, it will have changed automatically. If you would rather keep the old image, that’s fine with me too. If it’s not too much to ask, I would like for everyone to update their code just one more time. When you login to focbonline.com and go to your profile, you will see a specific code that includes an image link for your blog. This is a special code that will display the Member badge on your site, but if you reach the Top 50, it will automatically change your member badge to a special Top 50 badge!
Do you accept Guest Bloggers on your blog? If so, be sure to check the box on your profile. This will add a "Guest Bloggers Welcome" button to your listing in the member directory!
What would you like to see added to the FOCB? What features, resources, posts, etc would help you in your efforts to spread the Gospel online? Let us know and we will add it to the to-do list for FOCB!
Notice I keep saying ‘we’. I may have taken over the FOCB, but there is no way I can do this alone. First and foremost, I am nothing without the knowledge and talents God has given me. He deserves all of the praise and glory! God has also blessed us with a wonderful team that is working hard behind the scenes to make this community a success. Big thanks to our admins; Jan Christiansen, Carolyn Roth, Valarie Wyatt, Mark Luker, Idella Luster, Lori Ettel, Joe Siccardi, & Rachel Stephenson!
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Thank you all and God Bless!