I’ve been getting more and more questions about blogging each week – mainly from people in our church. So being the amazing blog guru that I am (hear the sarcasm?), I think I’m going to try an organize a once a month (or something like that) blog session. My ultimate dream would be that the session would be more of a community resource, but it will probably start with mainly church people.

Here’s some ideas for sessions running through my head:

  • What is a Blog? How do I start one? WordPress.com Blogs & Self Hosted Blogs.
  • Themes & Design.
  • Using Photos & Videos on your blog.
  • Using Plugins & Widgets on your blog.
  • Networking, Blogroll (geez I hate that word), Commenting, Blog Etiquette.
  • RSS Basics, Feedburner, Google Reader, Stats, Etc.

That’s all I’ve really thought of so far (that’s like 6 months worth of sessions!). What would you add to that list? What have I left out? What would you want covered in a blog session? Would you go to something like this?

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

5 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great idea. There’s tons of “how to blog” stuff out there, but not necessarily from a church perspective.

    I’d do a post on commenting sooner rather than later. Probably commenting, getting an RSS reader and starting a blog yourself are the big, quick ways to get involved.

    Problogger is a site I like a lot:

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/blogging-for-beginners-2/

    Billy Chias last blog post..A Little Alone Time Does Wonders

  2. yeah good idea. i think the etiquette thing would be good and the whole idea of it being a conversation that we share. i really like it when people comment and i get to hear different perspectives.

    James McLeans last blog post..I don’t really know what I’m doing

  3. alex

    Billy – yeah pro blogger is a great resource – I’ve learned tons over there. The complaint that I hear most is that a lot of people just aren’t literate enough to follow online tutorials, they need to see it in action.

    James – yup, I’m thinking that the whole community thing should be one of the first sessions.

  4. Ok, I know we have chatted about it…but on blog record… a class for those of us that started blogging on the vanilla .com wordpress… that want to turn it into a site that can do more than just post wordpress blog entries.. I want the bling…

    Thats if Blog Bling! Like CommentLuv, the best bling in the blog biz.. ok I’ll stop now.

    Amies last blog post..Slam Saturday

  5. I guess I really don’t have the time.

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