Thrilled to talk with Brian Bailey earlier today, who co-authored The Blogging Church with Terry Storch. Hear him talk about the back story behind the book, comparing writing a book with the instant-publishing of blogging, and the extra chapter he would write if he had the time *grin*.
Overall the book is an excellent mix of why and how. Tips and discussion topics I found most interesting include: Don’t bury the good stuff; Who is the blog for; the ten steps to a bad blog; pros and cons of comments; what problem are you trying to solve; what is the return on ministry; share the why behind the what; and, should my church become a blogging church.
Other book mentions this week:
Bob Hyatt— “But in reading through this, it’s actually a nice mix of a philosophy of blogging, interviews with prominant ministry-types who blog, and good technical and tips and tricks for getting up and running as well as doing it right/avoiding common mistakes.”
Mark Oestreicher — “… the book is a good onramp for pastors and ministries considering how blogging may or may not be helpful to their ministry. in fact, i think the biggest strength of the book is that it directly addresses most, if not all, the questions churches and ministry leaders would raise when considering a blog.”
Also see this interview excerpt with Brian, “How to’s of Blogging for Churches” by Cindy Solomon in Christian Advance.