Welcome to the new Pine Grove Missionary Church Blog. Many people new to a blog often ask “what is a blog?” One definition of a blog is the following from Wikipedia. The definition is long, but it’s useful.
‘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”. A person who posts these entries is called a “blogger”. A blog comprises text, hypertext, 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 Washington, D.C.’s political goings-on. Some blogs discuss personal experiences.’
Ok, everybody got it. So this is where we all begin our journey. If you are here, it is probably because you clicked on the link in our new Pine Grove Website. Thus by adding this blog to our Website, we have created a website within a website.
“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 that “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.
Hear is an example: The members and young people of Pine Grove went on an outing to the circus on Sunday. Pastor Solomon said that they all had a wild, fun, crazy time at the circus and followed that by an outing to the Golden Coral Restaurant- blog it! 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 keeps your members and those who want to support your church or business updated.
If there is some special spiritual insight you would like to share with your organization 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 much you are collecting 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.
Do you have a product or service that you need more support for? Blog about it and tell your audience more about how your company and its services 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 Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Blog and Website