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  1. Jack Matthews

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    With the proliferation of computers and the internet, blogging has become pretty popular. I don't have time for maintaining a blog myself, and actually, the mental exercise of keeping up with a message board like this as part of my outside reading time is plenty for me, but I've found some interesting stuff in the blogosphere. A lot of Christians are using them, in fact, some of the political changes in the SBC at the last convention were attributed to the fact that many people read them and that influenced the votes.

    I've also seen pastors and church staff use them as a means of communicating with members during the week. I've shared some examples with my pastor, and he likes the idea. So we may have a church communication exchange blog in the near future.

    Anyone here have experience with it?
     
  2. El_Guero

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    Yes, I have experience with blogging. I don't know that there is much to a blog. It is online journaling.
     
  3. Karen

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    I read some of them a lot. There are a couple like challies.com that also act as portals to other blogs in a very systematic way.

    There are certainly some blogging superstars that can get 200 responses to a post on whatever, while other blogs just as thoughtful get none or 1.
    However, this is partly due to the fact that many bloggers require a responder to be registered as a blogger on their individual system.
    Hard to remember several more sets of passwords, so I just don't bother with trying to respond.
     
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    I really enjoy it. Although I have been running behind these last few days, I try to update my blog at least 3-4 times a week... some entries are light, funny, stuff, some are deeper things... basically what comes out of my mind when I am writing it!!!!! OK, not too deep if it comes from my mind!!!

    I also know that Tatertot, and pastorSBC1303 have blogs... I have them on my blogroll... Check them out also.
    Mine is www.tinytim.wordpress.com
    Taters is www.mrstater72.wordpress.com
    and pastor's is www.pastorsbc1303.wordpress.com

    Happy blogging!!!
     
  5. TaterTot

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    Lagardo has a good one as well. http://birchtreepastor.wordpress.com

    I like reading blogs, and often thats how I keep up with things going in Baptist life and with personal friends. As for churches, I think it could be beneficial as well. Our church doesnt have a blog, but we do have a once-a-week e-newsletter that does essentially the same thing.
     
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    Right now about ten youth and youth workers in our church are using Yahoo360 blogs to share information. Their blogs are set for "friends" only to keep it somewhat private after hearing of difficulties encountered by young people on some other sites.

    One of our seminary students did an internship with missionaries in Africa this summer and used his blog to keep the church informed of activities while he was gone. It gave those of us who supported him in prayer the opportunity to know specific needs.

    Another young lady kept us informed through her blog while the youth group took a week long trip. We were able to quickly hear of their experiences along the way -- to rejoice when a student made a dedication to the ministry, days before their return.

    Although their blogs have only been in place a couple of months, it has proven to be a good tool at this point.

    How have others put them to use?
     
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  9. UnchartedSpirit

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    well, theres the fun of a parent finally having access to their childs thoughts, peferrably in the 'silent teen' years, but now there is another medium of communication, wich for means another way i'm going to be abused, so I'd rather EMP the whole system
     
  10. Waremock

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    looking for a place to BLOG??

    For those who are looking for a safe place to Blog--here is a Christian area to Blog and read others blogs.

    http://www.geeksforchrist.com/index.php?ind=blog

    Under menu Blog you click on create blog and blog away! :type:
    You can make it private or public.
     
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    My blog has been up and running for a grand total of one week in the last three months due to server issues. I can't wait until it's up again so I can transfer the information to a new one.
     

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