Church Blogs II Poll

February 6, 2007 by

The Blogging Church came out this month. Does your church or church leadership blog?A little more than a year ago we asked about church blogging. Since the book The Blogging Church: Sharing the Story of Your Church Through Blogs by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch came out last month we thought we’d revisit that poll and see how the numbers have changed.

The result? Blogging is definitely increasing in usage. 31% of your churches are blogging, up from 21% last year. There are still 52% who haven’t jumped on the blog-wagon yet, but that’s down from 66% last year. More folks have also tried it with mixed results: 10% have a blog that hasn’t been received well (double last year’s 5%) and 5% have given up a blog (up from 4% last year). And this time around only 3% didn’t know what a blog was, down from 5% in the previous poll. So the blogging is definitely spreading and hopefully doing some good.

This week we’re asking what lessons can be learned from the church Super Bowl controversy. Sorry, Super Bowl™.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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3 Responses to “Church Blogs II Poll”

  • Margaret
    February 6, 2007

    I just posted a new site for bloggers in Virginia Beach VA- not much response so far. Not sure if the word “blog” is the local vocabulary. Our current church, in a mainline denomination, is undergoing tremendous upheaval and controversy, the congregation is unsettled, and some have started to leave. A new church may emerge from this, thus was born, and out of that,, as a way to process some of the frustration and dissatisfaction. Again, too soon to tell if this will be effective. But is my inspiration and motivation for forging new territory in communication!

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  • LMH
    February 6, 2007

    The United Methodist Church has just launched its new web presence. One new feature is 7 Villages, which encourages individuals, groups and ministries to blog, exchange ideas, share needs, etc.

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  • Andy Rowell
    February 13, 2007

    Kevin, I saw your list at Leadership Journal about the best blogs for church leaders. I have added my own at this post:

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