I hope you include tech skills on your planning list for this summer. Do you need to learn something new? Is it time to update your website?
September is assessment month… and the fifth anniversary of eQuipping for eMinistry! If you would like me to look at your blog this month, I will be happy to give you my assessment. I can only guarantee an assessment for the first twenty Campus Crusade for Christ staff blogs. If I receive requests beyond that, I may or may not be able to get to them, so send an email to e4e at cru dot org with a link to your blog as soon as you read this.
You have a lot of possibilities for a signup form for your MailChimp subscribers. I also have links to show you how to set up your forms.
In addition to focusing on ministry and eMinistry, this particular post fits in with all of the four different emphases in the You-Can-Too series: setting up your database and website, and communicating through social media and MailChimp.
Most blogging platforms make it fairly easy to give your blog the look of a web page. Your simplest solution is to at least have an “About” Page.
I’m sure you’re aware of the growing collaborative nature of the internet (see this Wikipedia explanation of Web 2.0). Many ministry sites are leaving behind passive web sites and moving ahead to involve others in ministry using the internet. If you want to change the world using volunteers and/or disciples who are freely contributing to a project, whether or not you plan to use technology to do it, then I recommend you watch this excellent thirteen-minute Ted talk by Clay Shirky, an expert on the social and economic effects of technology.