Welcome to the new Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Blog. Many people new to a blog often ask “what is a blog?” Lets try the following definition. Let’s try this helpful explanation.
‘A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. The term blog is a shortened form of weblog or web log. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called “blogging”. Individual articles on a blog are called “blog posts,” “posts” or “entries”(for example this whole article is called a blog post). A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger”. A blog comprises text, images, and links (to other web pages and to video, audio and other files). Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. Often blogs focus on a particular “area of interest”, such as church activities, or what’s is going on internally within a organization. Some blogs discuss personal experiences.’
Ok, everybody got it. “So Why Do We Need a Blog Anyway?” The answer exist in understanding the basic difference between a blog and a website.
Websites are essential because they give extensive and comprehensive information about an organization. It gives the complete information about an organization and it defines for the viewer what that organization is, what it provides the public with, and it also speaks to the character of the group. A Website gives the viewer stationary (fixed in place) information that he or she can access anytime.
On the other hand, Blogs, as a rule, are great for immediate and up to the minute information about the organization. In geek terms we call this “Real Time” updating. The information on a blog is called “Dynamic” because it changes regularly and is replaced with new information while maintaining older blog post. The blog has become the place that you build your following for your organization.
Here is an example: let’s say the members of the church took the young people of the church on an outing to the circus. Let us also assume that everyone had a wild, fun, crazy time at the circus followed by a great dinner at the Golden Coral Restaurant to close out a great day- blog about it! (share the information).
Tell all the members who could not be in attendance what a terrific, fun and safe time, the kids all had. This can motivate additional support for the next field trip. However, even more important, it helps your members and those who want to support the church stay updated.
If there is some special spiritual insight you would like to share with your Church members and the world on a regular bases-blog it.
When there are changes to rules, regulations, or procedures-you should blog that information regularly and often.
When you are running a fund raiser, let your audience know how things are going on a day to day, moment to moment basis (here comes that new term again) “In Real Time.” If you are falling behind on the fundraiser, your blog is where you marshal the troops and ask for more help immediately.
This also highlights one of the most important aspects of a blog. Your blog is where you build your audience and your support for all the activities of your church, company or group. The blog is where you build your audience of loyal followers by keeping them informed.
Do you have an event or an ongoing sale that you need more support for? Blog about it and tell your audience more about how your organization can be of help to the viewer.
In closing, we suggest that you bookmark this blog and our website. There will be many adjustments to the structure of this blog as we build it to make it more user friendly, so be patient. Please feel free to comment about anything you see or read.
Thanks again for visiting the New Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Blog.