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This is a part of my development as a youth worker. I want to constantly be learning as a youth pastor. It is great that you can read a post and then make a comment on it, and the author of that post will get back to you. I love the youth ministry blogging community and their passion to share information with each other.
Here is my top 5 blogs that I am subscribed to:
Adam Mclane. His website is simply a must read for any youth pastor. He brings new thoughts, and pushes youth ministry where it needs to be.
Seventy 8 Productions. Jeremy has been publishing amazing material on his website seventy 8 productions. He has great resources from how to use social media to blogging. Make sure to check out his new ebook, “Blogging 101”. All you have to do is like is facebook page and it’s yours!
Practical Youth Ministry. Brandon Baker does not steer away from controversy. I love how he constantly pushes the status quo of youth ministry. I am constantly challenged by his website.
Seth Godin. I love Seth Godin’s website. His thoughts on open source publishing are where I wish youth ministry publishing would head towards. His thoughts are so different, that his posts will definitely push you.
Ypulse. I first heard about this website from Marko. This is a website about insights into the Millennial generation. I love these daily updates about the millennial generation.
Why I read a blog:
I am constantly trying to find new blogs, and voices that I can learn from and be challenged by. I am always trying to get my friends into blogging because I believe they have something to bring into the youth ministry world. Here are a few things I look for when checking out a blog.
Great design. I won’t go back to a site constantly if the site looks horrible, or is cluttered. Create a website with wordpress and get a great theme. Simple!
Personal touch. I know you are not a robot, but why do you sound like one? When I read your blog, I want to get to know you. Find your own style and write, and then write some more!
Short and sweet. My rule is to keep it under 400 words (which I broke in this post!). Also, break it up into shorter paragraphs. When people read online they skim. I love posts that lead the eye.
What blogs are you subscribed to?