Blogging – Behind the Scenes

Blogging - Behind the Scenes

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by Susan Spears, Office Manager for Don Ingwerson

Many of you regularly comment on the blog and routinely see the changes that take place as the blog evolves. But many are new to the blog or infrequent visitors, so I wanted to point out some of the ways the blog has developed over time with work from Leona Laurie (our social media expert) and me:

1. To keep you – the reader – interested in the blog, and to help with navigation, there is a moving slider (or set of photos) that was developed by Leona. If you click on the slider photo, you will go directly to the article linked with that photo.

2. We recently put in at the bottom of each blog article a Facebook share button (the little thumbs up button with the word “Like”). This button allows you to share the article in your Facebook page with an easy click of the button!

3. Also at the bottom of each blog article you will find a “Print Friendly” button – for easy sharing of articles with those who aren’t using a computer or would like a hard copy of the article.

4. On the right side of the blog page is Don’s Twitter conversation. His Twitter handle (or ID) is SCalCS. You can directly follow him to see all of his tweets if you have your own Twitter account, or you can check on this Twitter conversation, which gives the latest tweets that he has made. Don has found Twitter to be a great way to develop relationships with reporters, share pertinent articles and blogs, and get new ideas for upcoming blogs!

5. As the Committee is focusing on health in blogging, the blog content has changed. Don writes a blog on Monday that has a health focus, and this blog has usually already been published in a number of other venues before being published here. On Tuesday an assistant committee, or representative from a Christian Science church in Southern California, writes a blog on how they have used Christian Science to promote health. On Wednesday an article from another state Committee on Publication is posted – these also have a health focus. On Thursday most often we post an update on legislative or media activity.

If you need help navigating the website, locating the newsletter (the WatchWords), commenting on the blog, and/or subscribing or sharing the blog, please feel free to call or email the office and ask for me! I look forward to hearing from you.

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.

Comments

  1. Pamela says

    Thanks for the explanation. That makes things crystal clear.
    Love reading all the blogs you post here. This is a good source of information.

  2. Tracy says

    This is terrific! Thanks for all the behind-the-scenes knowledge. A lot of the members of my church don’t use social media very often, so I’ve talked to the Board about having a Tutorial Day where I go over with them how to access this blog, how to share or print articles onto their FB pages or email them to friends, etc. This particular post will be really helpful with my tutorial! Thank you Susan!!

  3. Don Ingwerson says

    It’s great to be on the team with each and everyone of you. Susan thanks for the great blog.

  4. Faith says

    This is a great way to keep Christian Science fresh, relevant , and available to anyone interested. Thanks for the good work!