This is the eleventh year of blogging for me here at RKblog.com, so it is always nice to be appreciated. This is the fourth time and third year in a row that RKblog.com has been selected by the editors of Worship Leader Magazine as a Best of the Best Blog. The conversation we have here does matter and I am thankful for the many years of support and engagement by you, my readers. This truly is not as much a personal recognition of achievment. In my opinion, it is the community lived out here because of RKblog.com that is celebrated. Why? Without a tribe, a website means little. You make this all worth it!
There is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and many techniques to draw people to click to our blogs. But, how do you have a conversation that actually influences and reaches the right people? It is one thing to attract traffic to your blog or social media. You can get people’s attention once. However, that could do more harm than not if your desire is to actually influence thinking. Is your message worth a discussion or simply a click?
You voted by your clicks to this site about what posts were popular in 2009. Here it is! You voted by your clicks to this site about what posts were popular in 2009. Here it is! 10 More Statements That Will Help You Fail As A Christian Old Fashioned stuff works: church picnics, board games & community Worship Mythbusters: Ten things that damage a worship ministry and hamper worship in a church 10 statements that will help you FAIL as a Christian CONFESSIONAL VIDEO: Worship Team verses the Tech/Audio Team!! Worship Mythbusters: Artists are not true leaders in the church A fruitful 14 years… Sunridge and Greg Sidders Our “Christian” friends verses Jesus: would we be willing to lose them to befriend sinners? SUMMERHOUSE: Will Temecula City Council cave in to the misinformed? Futurecasting: 5 predictions for 2010 about church worship Any you thought I should have put on this list?
Social Media seems to be a broad term now for any way we connect using IM, Twitter.com, Facebook.com and so forth. I enjoy the platform of blogging because I get to interact with real people about things I care about. Twitter, Facebook and other modes are enjoyable to me as well for that very reason. Here is how it works for me right now, subject to change. Twitter: I get to find out about the news, and with those closest to me, I get to be involved in praying for their lives. Twitter opens up the world and tightens the circle of people I already know. For some reason, people are interesting in the micro-blogging of my life. By the way, you can follow me here at @rkweblog. Facebook: I connect with family, old friends, and interact with people at my church. My personal Facebook seems to be a place to share affinities with mostly. Our church has a fan page. (Sunridge Church Fan Page). IM: people who read my blog or who I have met may choose to chat with me (either Facebook or AIM, etc.) and it can go from anything like questions back and forth with worship leaders or pastors to discussing a project with a ministry volunteer. (My AIM, MSN, Yahoo) Blogging: This blog has been an amazing place for important…
I am announcing a new series here at the RKWeblog! I want to highlight some impressive up and coming bloggers who will knock your socks off! Their ranking will be up there someday, but I found them before you did. Church Audio & Sound is the creation of the young, sometimes-edgy-but-always-helpful audio engineer Jeremy Blasongame. Jeremy has been a volunteer at our church for many years, went to England for sound school and today is serving as our volunteer audio leader at Sunridge Church while working at a professional recording studio. His insights are fresh and he is keen at problem-solving not just on audio issues but writes about leadership and ministry as well.
There is an article in the UK Gaurdian talking about new curriculim for primary school kids that will replace teaching WWII with Twitter and Wikipedia. Imagine, you can now learn about ABCs while you Twitter from your phone. This sounds useful for kids aged 6. NOT! I love blogging, Twitter and such but there has to be some limit. Right? Your thoughts, please!
This is the 800th post on the Rich Kirkpatrick’s Weblog since my launch in 2005. I want to thank you for reading, but more so for interacting with me and the issues presented here. Since Google took over Feedburner, I have lost 1/3rd of my RSS readers. So, please keep subscribing, commenting and keeping it real here. Go ahead and leave a shout out, if the moment so moves you to! 🙂
Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/ to read some interesting facts. Yes, fellow bloggers and blog readers…this is pretty cool. On the Whitehouse website you can see Barack Obama already up with his official portrait.
Happy New Year: Thanks for being a part of my social media community and engaging in some meaningful dialogue
Happy New Year to my friends, family and readers of RKWL! What a whirlwind 2008 has been as the first year in our new southern California life as a family. From 2008 the following is a snapshot… Kids finish first time being homeschooled for the 2007-08 and enter public schooling. So far so good. Both kids get braces. Ouch. Ouch. We sell our house of five years we owned in Redding, CA for a decent price in this economy. Miracle. I become even more geeky. We have router issues at home now. My wife starts a business, or two. I pass my 4oth year in 2008! Ouch. Blogging favorites like Worship Mythbusters and a new blog at Tehilla Music started. I performed the wedding for my good friend Zach Tanksley. My daughter entered High School, and now leads worship with me. We are “post minivan” now as a family. 😉 Cigars are nice. Ahhh. iPhones are nice, too. 20th year in ministry passed me by. Wow. New friends. Missing old friends. A quiet small family Christmas. Need for long sleeves reduced to half. New sandals, anyone? For 2009? Let’s roll…
I have done the painful process of moving my blog from a Typepad account to a self-hosted WordPress blog. So, it will take a bit of time to get my template designed, links all repaired and photos replaced. What blogging platform do you use for blogging?