I was at a conference last week titled “Blessings and Burdens: Practical Approaches and Postures for the Use of Social Media in Ministry,” presented by Bruce Reyes-Chow. (You can view and download the slides, which include links to various resources, here.)
Many of you who subscribe to this LifeLines blog are rather new to blogging. You’re not sure what “blogs” are, or why you need them, or how to engage with them. So when Bruce showed this video to the class, I thought, “Cool. I want to share this with my subscribers.” (The good people at Common Craft put together this video, as well as many other short, helpful, “in plain English” videos. Check them out!)
The tagline for my blog (and my business) is “helping you share your story.” Those five words are what this blog is all about. My story is that I help other people share their stories—in books, on business cards, through fundraising letters, on their own blogs or websites, however that story-telling will be most appropriate and most effective. Throughout the process, I’m both discovering and living out my part in God’s larger story.
As this little video says, there are millions of stories to share. And many of them are worth sharing! But people often need help with the sharing.
I like being in a position where I can provide that help.
What do you think? Did this little video help? Which questions did it answer for you? Which questions remain unanswered?a