Entry #1 (Creative Title, eh?!)
It has taken me almost one month exactly to get this blog up and running. It’s not that I had technological challenges or writer’s block that dragged out this launching process, instead it was that I needed to take the time to truly understand as much as I could about the blogging realm to make sure that this was something that I really, truly wanted to get into.
Here’s what I learned, and as a result, here’s what you can also hold me accountable to and expect of this blog:
1. The Importance of a Name
There are 2 significant things you can learn about this blog from its domain name: childrensministryideas.ca.
The first thing you can glean is that this blog is all about ideas and resources for Children’s Ministry. Whether an idea for Children’s Ministry is bad or good, a success or a failure, possible or seemingly out of reach, there is something we can all learn from sharing our ideas and resources for Children’s Ministry.
The second thing that is made quite obvious about this blog from a close examination of its domain name is that it is Canadian.
As pure as 100% maple syrup!
Sure you’ll read posts referring to Children’s Ministry resources and opportunities world-wide, but it will be shared from the Canadian context which is, in my opinion, undeniably lacking in the Children’s Ministry realm.
2. Be Consistent
Whether I was listening to a seminar, reading an online article or talking with a fellow blogger, they all said the same thing – be consistent in how often you post. Most of them then followed up with the suggestion of posting 2-3 times per week.
So my commitment to you?! 2 posts per week.
(I think I just heard my calendar begin to cry at the thought of one more weekly commitment…)
3. Good Blogs have a Defined Purpose
I desire this blog to be a conversation between Children’s Ministry pastors, leaders and volunteers on Children’s Ministry ideas and resources. Consider my role in this blog to be an instigator of sorts – the one who sparks the idea, if you will. This blog will only find purpose, and therefore longevity, if you – its readers – share the idea. So subscribe to the RSS feed and begin to share your ideas for Children’s Ministry!