I published the first post on this blog five years ago. At that time I was using blogger.com as the platform and was thinking about using it as a tool to communicate with the congregation for whom I cared. A lot has changed since then, but some things have stayed the same:
- I hope that people in the community and congregation where I serve will be able to read this blog to know me a bit better.
- Writing helps me process things
- I am humbled that there are people that actually want to read what I have to write.
- There is an ebb and flow to my blogging.
Looking ahead, what kind of posts would you most enjoy?
I use WordPress.com to blog because it is free and it is open source. It is also the softward that is used to run all the blogs hosted at cor.org. I switched from Blogger a couple years ago because I wanted a little more of an independent feel and appreciated that WordPress can be used as a simple content management system. In other words, it could be used by any church to start a free, simple and well designed website. I continue to appreciate the innovation from WordPress and steady new updates. Thinking about getting started in WordPress? Check out this video.
What platform do you use to blog and why do you like it?
One of the projects that I have worked on in 2008 was equipping others to blog, primarily co-workers at Resurrection. I have posted some of the resources that I created on the Resources page. I recently was tipped off by, WordPress.com FAQ Screencasts that screencasts have been created which are very helpful in figuring out the ins and outs of WordPress.com. You can view the getting started video or find all of their screencasts here…
Have you been thinking about starting a blog but just need a little extra encouragement? Send me an email with “blog” in the subject line and I will send along some encouragement and direction.