In the past two years, I have organized seasonal blogs for Advent and Lent.
At their best, the blogs:
- help us to focus on a season
- draw on the diversity of the church
- have established and strengthened relationships
- have offered a space for new — and often very powerful — writing
- given us a space to share favourite quotes, stories, photographs
- made us sit still for a few minutes each day in the midst of a busy season
- been a good ‘window’ on the SEC
but they also:
- take a lot of co-ordination
- demand a high level of commitment and discipline from the authors
- catch us all of guard sometimes, and send us into a tail spin as we cover our own and each other’s scheduling mistakes
So, my question is this:
Do we want to blog again this year, or has this project run its course?
Several of us who have been involved in the past have been struggling to keep our blogs active lately. I suspect if we are going to do this we need some fresh ideas and new voices (along with some old familiar friends).
Those of you with blogs: please ask around, and send people here with responses. Those of you who know creative types who might be persuaded to write for us, please get in touch by comments or email.
I’m willing to co-ordinate the blog again if there is sufficient interest, but my time for it will be quite limited this year, and I need to hear lots of enthusiastic voices if I am going to commit to the time it takes.
Last year’s blog is here: Love Blooms Bright.