I’ve been doing this blog for quite some time now. Maybe not as long as some of course, and certainly not as successfully as many, but I’ve been doing it long enough to realize a few things that I’d like to share now.
First, since I started this blog in October of 2011, I’ve found that my original intention for the blog has changed and the blog has become something quite different, and I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not. Along the way, I’ve also noticed that when ever I write what I might call a “serious” post, my viewership that day crashes. Lesson learned: Academic isn’t what people want to read here.
I’ve also noticed that when I do something that is short, inspirational and has a nice picture, viewership soars. Lesson learned: keep it short and hopeful. Finally I’ve learned that if I keep a post short and hopeful, I can get away with a little bit of teaching by ending it with a thought-provoking question…
As I write this, thinking about these things, my mind is telling me that I’m about to get serious and kind of long, so I’ll come straight to my point before I lose you (hopefully):
There is something that I really need to share with you, which I believe to be very, very important, but it is serious. Why should I bother to write about it when all I will do is crash my viewership and be speaking only to myself? Yes, I’m kind of thinking aloud here so please bear with me for a moment. How can I present this topic in a series of short, hopeful and, maybe even inspiring to some, manner without watering down the importance of it?
I don’t know, but I’m going to try!
The subject is what causes a church to grow, and what causes a church to shrink and die. Gee, in today’s world I’d say that is kind of important!
I’ll start my quest tomorrow and I guess we’ll just see how it goes. I hope you’ll give it a try. If I bore you, let me apologize in advance, and please don’t hesitate to tell me about it!