Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Blogging Church

I just finished reading "The Blogging Church" by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch. A very good read. I enjoyed the straight-ahead, no frills approach to the writing - very reachable for any audience.

If you are new to the blogging world, this book is a must for you. This book is also required reading for any pastor who is contemplating starting a blog - some great gems for you to consider before you begin.

For those of us who have been blogging for awhile, no incredible breakthroughs, but some great reminders about blogging. It really gave me clarity as to the "why's" of blogging, although I must admit that I am probably a cross between a personal and ministry related blog. While the authors suggest that this is not all bad, I tend to go back and forth to often (which might explain my limited readership?).

One last note - I have resisted the RSS feed for over a year now. I am from the "old school" where I like to visit each page individually. This has been quite easy with Firefox's tab feature - open all blogs I follow in tabs simultaneously and then click through very rapidly. HOWEVER...I am really working on streamlining my use of technology, so a few days ago I subscribed to all of my favorite blogs (24 total) via Google Reader. So far it has saved me a tremendous amount of time!!

Thanks to Bailey and Storch for their work on this book - get it and check it out for yourself. Whether your a newbie in the blog world or a seasoned veteran, you won't be disappointed with this book.


Jo said...

We might be limited but we are great readers. Thanks for all that you share.

Stephen Emlund said...

I just began using Google Reader too, yesterday. I actually had to google 'what is RSS' to figure it all out.

Terry Storch said...

Thank a ton for your review. I am so glad that you found the book beneficial!

Congrats on the move to Google Reader! That is a great move for you.

Michael Goldsmith said...

Thanks for the comments...

Jo - thanks for being a faithful reader!

Steve - thanks for experimenting with Google Reader and joining me in the journey!

Terry - thanks for a great book and for all you are doing through your blog and at LifeChurch!