Friday, February 10, 2006

10 Things a Blog Can Do that your Bulletin Can’t

This article by Diana Macalintal first appeared in Today’s Parish, vol. 38, no. 1, January 2006.

  1. Get updated daily, even hourly.
  2. Be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
  3. Allow parishioners to publicly comment and share ideas.
  4. Give quieter parishioners a way to speak up and ask questions.
  5. Provide photos, audio, and videos of parish events.
  6. Respect the environment by eliminating paper waste.
  7. Let young people share podcasts of their own daily reflections.
  8. Take a parish survey.
  9. Immediately link readers to other online resources.
  10. Connect parishioners according to their own schedule.