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1. Why should I register on The High Calling?
Our free registration allows you to engage in community in various ways. You can:
- Receive inspirational devotional materials delivered right to your inbox when you subscribe to "Daily Reflections" and "Weekly Calling".
- Move beyond the inbox. If you’ve been receiving the email newsletters, you can leave comments as a registered user (member) and have conversations with thoughtful Christians on the topics you care about.
- Easily engage in conversation. Registered users who are logged into the site don’t have to enter captcha information for each comment.
- Participate in real-time. Registered users who are logged in to the site receive automatic comment approval. No delay for comment approval and (hopefully) no spam filters. Real-time conversation.
- Promote your Twitter profile so others can find and follow you there.
- Set privacy options for your user profile.
2. Why should I join The High Calling Blogs network?
The High Calling Blogs network was created for bloggers. You have the opportunity to increase visibility for your blog, gain recognition for your writing and engage in community. Here are just a few examples:
- Member posts are published* on The High Calling Members page.
- You can participate in group-writing projects where your posts are included on The High Calling site.
- You have the opportunity to have your links shared by The High Calling on other social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
- You can find (and be found by) like-minded bloggers.
- You can engage with the community around topics that are of interest to you: Work, faith, family and culture.
3. How do I include my blog URL?
Once you’ve registered on The High Calling, login to the site and go to the “My Account” tab. When your user profile loads, click on the “Edit” tab, then click on the “Profile” tab. Enter your site’s URL and the Site Feed URL. Be sure to select a category (work, faith, family, culture).
4. Why aren’t my blog posts showing up on the Members page?
There could be a couple of explanations. Member posts are driven by RSS feeds so that the newest posts are always displayed. If your post isn’t showing up now, it’s possible that your post was previously displayed and has now been superseded by a more recent post from another blogger.
If your post has never shown up, please log in to your account and make sure that your profile includes your Blog Feed’s RSS URL.
Still scratching your head? Contact us and we’ll see if there’s a glitch on our end.
5. Why should I load The High Calling badge onto my blog?
The High Calling badge lends credibility because you’re identifying your blog with our 1000+member blog network. You also have the opportunity to increase the sense of community on your blog when network bloggers visit your site, see the badge and find camaraderie. Also, if we feature your blog post or ask you to write an original article here at The High Calling, we request that a badge be present on your blog.
6. How do I load The High Calling badge on my blog?
7. How can I write for The High Calling?
Because we have such a limited staff, we do not accept writing submissions. Our Content Editors actively visit member blogs within their categories. The best way to be noticed is to write well about your chosen category (faith, work, family, culture) on your own blog. You can also leave thoughtful comments on posts on The High Calling and on network member blogs.
8. What if I’m asked to write for The High Calling?
We want to hear your stories, the ones that only you can tell. Why insist on stories? Heath & Heath note, "Stories have the amazing dual power to simulate and inspire." This often leads a listener to action. Our tagline is "conversations about work, life, and God." In the end, we hope our readers will be inspired to act.
9. Can I reprint material from The High Calling?
Yes. Our content is available through the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Here is an example of the standard attribution we require from people who are reprinting material under this Creative Commons license.
© 2001 - 2011 H. E. Butt Foundation. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from Laity Lodge and TheHighCalling.org. Article by Mark Russell. (or appropriate writer’s name.)
Please note, if you republish on a website, you must include a link back to the original article.
10. Can I use the images?
Unfortunately, no. We don't own the rights for reprinting images used on our site. If you’re interested in pursuing rights, you could ask the rights holder for permission. Information about image rights holders is at the bottom of each post.
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