Today we are precisely one day from our annual
30 (40) Days of Blogging
Many of you will remember last year’s blog entries, and they were excellent.
We are in the process of making a major change here at Preachers Institute, which we believe will make homiletics resources even easier to use and to make PI a better resource for you, the Orthodox Christian preacher, pastor and priest. As a result, we aren’t posting a page with links to blogs, though we do encourage ALL of you who will be participating go list your blog on our Facebook page – HERE.
If you have always wanted to start a pastoral blog, but weren’t sure
- how to start a blog
- if you actually could blog every day for 40 days,
- about what to blog about,
- whether to blog at all,
- why you should get started now,
this is your best time to start.
Begin with our Ebook “The Orthodox Guide To Pastoral Blogging.” This is available for free to each new ENews subscriber for the next month. If you don’t already have a copy, you can download the Ebook version HERE, the Amazon KINDLE version HERE, or the Paperback print version HERE.
The next step, once you have listed a blog on WordPress.com or some other blogging platform (or set up a blog on your own parish website!), is to let us know about it. Send us the name of your blog and the URL address. Your blog will be listed on our 30 (40) Days of Blogging page, and you’ll get daily traffic from fellow PI bloggers. The fellowship, freedom and support you get will spur you on to the full 40 days. And that is no mean feat, but an excellent accomplishment for any blogger, let alone a beginner.
“But I already have a blog”
Excellent. You are ready to take your blog to the next level, and provide interesting, topical, helpful and pastoral information to your flock and to your other readers. This is the best time of year to begin.
“But I signed up last year”
You may still join this exercise, and we encourage you to do so. Let’s face it, blogging is real pastoral work.
Fr. James Coles, of the Schole blog, and I are often meeting and greeting, and informing each other that we are ‘stealing’ good material from each other’s blogs, and often using that very material for our Sunday sermons. That’s part of the purpose of this exercise – to share good, useful and preachable information.
Yes, there is real value to blogging with us and with all of the other PI bloggers.