Here are my top ten articles for this year according to the total number of views--a good mix that embraces church and ministry, Scripture, prayer, personal, and writing themes. Have a quick scan below. Did you miss any of these? Is your favourite listed? Surprisingly, #1 this year is also my all-time most popular post! … Continue reading The Best of 2015 from April Yamasaki
Links updated August 2020 If you're looking for free photos for your own website, keep reading for the five best free photo sites with a brief description, a sample photo from each, and a few more resource links at the end of this article. Photos add interest, but if you use a photo without permission you might … Continue reading Free Photos and Scripture that Will Encourage and Inspire
After I read Lior Zoref's Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything, I decided to try his method with a question of my own, only it wasn't quite the Mindsharing success that Lior experienced over and over in his book. When I asked my Facebook friends "What do you think my next e-book should be?" I … Continue reading Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better
Some time ago, I was invited to do a readers' survey that was supposed to take just a few minutes and turned out to be 52 questions long! I immediately lost interest, and thought to myself, if I ever do a readers' survey, I'll make it short and won't ask unnecessarily nosy questions like how … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Make This Website Even Better
Have you ever thought of writing as an act of faith? It takes faith: To have an idea and start putting it into words even before you understand all that it means; To keep on writing without knowing if any of it will ever make sense to anyone else; To spend hours alone at your desk … Continue reading Writing and Other Acts of Faith
Five weeks ago, I posted Why Writers Should Stop Blogging, and decided to take my own advice by cutting back on blogging from three times a week to just once or twice. Just as I had hoped, this more flexible approach to blogging has felt freeing, and I've been able to use some of the extra time for other writing and starting my newest project on creativity.
Because writers should be writing. And because in many cases, blogging isn't writing. Or at least it's not the kind of sustained writing that I'm looking for at this point.
Recommended links include a prayer, a question about scholars and the church, why my soul is glad to have feminists around me, seven ways to beat writer's block, and resources from Bible Gateway.