Tech and the Small Church - Blogging


This is a series of blogs on how small churches can use technology to help their ministries.

Blogging

Blogging, years ago, was nothing more than a online dairy of peoples lives and experiences. However, it quickly became a powerful tool in the hands of a blogger. News agencies saw credibility in some, quoting them as sources for stories. Politicians realized that they would influence millions of people through the power of the blog. So what can you do with it?

#1 - Determine who you are writing to. Your family? Your church? Your community? Who?
#2 - Keep your posts short, to the point and use images or photos.
#3 - Read A LOT of other blogs like yours and notice how they do it.
#4 - Don't write it if you mind seeing it on the front page of your local newspaper.
#5 - Enjoy it. Write what is going on in your heart right now. For example: I'm blogging a series on Tech and the Small Church. That probably doesn't rock anyone world, but it's what is on my heart right now.

Where can you host a blog? I use blogger. But there are a number of fine host sites out there you can find.

Also for those of you with iPhones. There is an app that allows you to blog from your Iphone. Check out blogpress.

Also you can keep track of your blog, how many people visit it, what part of the world they are from, most popular posts, etc with statcounter.

1 comment:

Terry Reed said...

I agree...blogging is a great way to share what's on your heart. I reacently started blogging on all things related to small churches. I don't have many followers yet, but the message is out there. Keep up the good work!

Terry Reed
treed92@yahoo.com
smallchurchtools.com