Back from Paternity Leave

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I am back from paternity leave and am considering resuming posting here at Thoughts of Resurrection. However, when I checked my stats of views over the past few months, I found something interesting.

In the month of January, I made no posts to the blog and the average page views per day was only down 16% from the average of the entire year of 2010 when I sought to post 5 days a week.

So, I ask myself – is it worth the time to post on a regular basis? Clearly it is not all about the page views and who might connect with this content. There is value in me spending time to pull together my thoughts and put them down.

What do you think? Would you enjoy more posts here at Thoughts of Resurrection? What kind of content would you find valuable?

How to Find the Value of Your Church’s Facebook Page

I continue to consider what is the best way to measure the effectiveness of the Facebook Page for Resurrection Online in the church. Ultimately, effectiveness would be living out the purpose of our church – to build a Christian community where non religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. I hope that Resurrection Online will be a part of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

One tool that I found to be interesting was the Social Page Evaluator. (Thanks to SmartBlog for Social Media for the tip.) Based on this tool, the Resurrection Online Facebook Page has an annual page value of $1,667 based on the last 30 days of engagement.

While it may be a bit arbitrary when compared to the metric of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, it does provide a clear number that can increase or decrease over time.

How do you find the value in your church’s facebook page?