Dec
14
2011

Our New Design, and Our Invitation to You

Family, Children, Love and Jesus

If you didn’t notice, we have a new design! We have been working on it for a few weeks now (Chris used to be a web developer). The design is crisp and fresh, and has some functionality that is quite helpful. Every year that goes by, we feel we become better and better at blogging. We’ve learned a lot over the years!

If you don’t blog, you may just be a reader. And that’s fine! There are more readers than writers in the world. But if you are a writer, you should get with the 21st century and start a blog. No more excuses! And we’re going to make it real easy on you to get into blogging. Read on to the end.

Before even starting a blog, you should really think about your unique selling proposition. You should ask yourself, “What do I love to talk about?” and then make that your mission.

For the most part, our blog content is pretty much the same in this redesign. We didn’t sift through any articles and change actual content. However, there was a repositioning of certain items, and that had everything to do with our thesis and USP.

  1. Our subtitle changed to “Family, Children, Love and Jesus.” This is what we love to talk about, and so this is our focus.
  2. We give front-and-center attention to our resources on the front page. This does two things. First, it makes us the revenue we need to keep this blog running. Second, our books dig deeper into the thesis of this blog, providing depth that a blog just isn’t able to do.
  3. We now have “categories,” the red-bar of topics that we group our theme in. We used to dump all we wrote into one “family life” category, but we now branch out into more specific categories like the ones above.

Ultimately, we are writing for an audience, and that audience is you. This redesign is meant to focus on you, and we do that by sharpening our thesis and making sure we stick with our USP.

Chances are good that you share in our thesis of Family, Children, Love and Jesus. This is where the drum rolls and we ask you the pointed question to close the sale:

Would you like to be a guest writer for JeubFamily.com?

We ask only two things of you. (1) You share in our thesis of Family, Children, Love and Jesus, and (2) you are a writer. We would love to include your thoughts on our blog for our readers. We have had some marvelous guests on this site in the last year, but I would like to see more. You and your ideas will most richly bless the visitors here.

Visit our Guest Writers Guidelines and inquire about the possibility. We’d love to have you join us in our little corner of the blogging revolution. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Christine

    Wonderful! I’m very new to your blog but I have read a few articles…I used to blog as well but it took up too much time. I often wonder about returning to it or starting fresh (I Iove writing!) but I think I’ll wait until my little ones are all a bit older. Also my husband wasn’t involved or interested in my blog.

    I think your subtitle should read: Loving Jesus, Family and Children (However the change is just fine :)  I love your homeschooling picture!Blessings to you

    • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

      Don’t let blogging get in the way of raising your children, that’s for sure. Wendy would definitely agree with you!

  • http://thepassionatehomeschooler.blogspot.com Pam

    The new look is fresh and awesome. Great job. Keep up the good ministry.

  • Jennifer Mull

    I definitely like to write… writing is next to breathing. 😉  I do have a blog, but haven’t kept up with it in a long time… it is harder when you don’t get a lot of feedback, and I rarely did… I never had the time to learn all the ins and outs of blogging…. then Facebook came along, and like Tammie said, I found more of my time going towards Facebook, which also gave more immediate feedback… I love your blog, not only because of your great articles, but also because I find myself a place to post my own comments…. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160853318 Tammie Page Ewert

      No doubt. I dislike that I dont get alot of feedback either. Sometimes it isnt even the feedback itself though .. I suppose it would just be knowing someone even read it. Not saying that I mind writing, I just dont know that others like what I write, so I dont do it often anymore.

      • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

        Google Analytics helps you figure out how many readers you have from how many commentators. We get about 1000 visitors every day, but you can tell how many actually comment.