Daily Blog Email
Social media is like a black hole. It’s this mysterious gravitational force that absorbs everything around it at a frightening speed. Because of this, it can be really scary to start a blog or be very active on social media. We fear looking foolish, being criticized, and more.
I write about social media on here quite a bit, and I do it because it really does fit the scope of this blog. When I started this blog in May 2014, just over three years ago now, my goal was to help pastors better understand Millennials, reach unbelieving Millennials, and equip Milllennials for gospel ministry. Learning how to use social media is a big part of that, which is why I spend a lot of blog posts exploring it.
But, now that I’m out of school and have some free time on my hands, I’m beginning a new side project that I hope will equip Christians to engage in the digital space with confidence so that we can make the gospel known in this online world even more widely than it is now.
This blog is not going anywhere anytime soon. I am going to continue posting here, hopefully more often than I have been the last month or so. I have been a bit MIA due to graduating school, going on vacation, etc. I am finishing up the manuscript for the book along the lines of this blog, so more on that later!
I believe God has gifted us all in a variety of ways. He has gifted many of us with the ability to communicate with effectiveness and clarity. One of the ways we can use this gift is in the digital space (blogging, social media, etc.).
Many Christians are active in the digital space creating content that points people to Jesus. Some of us are only on social media, some of us blog a lot, but don’t hang out on social platforms much, and a good number of us are blogging and posting to social media often.
At LifeWay, my job is to work with about 15-20 authors and help them connect with their audiences online. I’m not in book marketing, really, meaning I am not helping authors market books.
Obviously I hope the authors I help can sell their books, but that’s not the focus of my work.
My job is focused on helping authors serve their readers online with the gifts God has given them. Ultimately, my prayer is that I serve the Church in her mission of making disciples by equipping gifted authors to proclaim the gospel online.
But I want to do that for more than just 15-20 authors because I love it so much.
For the last year, I have had a super secret social media insider scoop email that has only been available to the 15-16 authors I coach and people associated with them.
But now I want to make that available to anyone who wants it.
The first section includes some weekly introductory thoughts from me about any changes in social media policy or technology in the last week, and often any personal life updates I want to share with my authors.
I see the authors I work with as brothers and sisters in Christ, co-laboring in Great Commission work, before I see them as “business associates” or whatever. So, I often share about personal life happenings when it’s appropriate.
The second section is made up of three links of articles related to creating digital content that I think are helpful and have read throughout the last week. The topics vary and can include tips about using Facebook Live, strategies for titling blog posts, or mistakes to avoid on Twitter.
The third and final section is a list of trending events, upcoming holidays, or other timely items that may be used as fuel for timely blog or social media content. This section is important because timely content is helpful for many readers, but it can sometimes be difficult to pay attention to all of the timely events or happenings that may be worthy of a blog post.
There is absolutely no pressure to sign up for this weekly email. I just get a lot of questions from readers and friends of the blog about social media trends or strategy tips, so I thought I would make the once-super-secret social media strategy email available to everyone.
Opening up Content Made Simple to everyone is the just the first step of a bigger project coming soon.
Those who sign up for Content Made Simple will hear about the new project first!
So, if you’re interested, you can sign up by clicking here or filling out this form: