You may have seen this article:
Barbra Streisand has one. So do writer Dave Barry and the Speaker of the House, not to mention tens of thousands of regular, everyday Americans.
But a church with a blog?
That is indeed the story at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Hoffman Estates, where volunteer webmaster Ginny Gibbs has been running a church-focused blog for about a year now.
Yes, this article is about little old Holy Innocents’ website and blog! So if you have found your way to this page via the article, welcome. If you’re a parishioner, yay us!
Not mentioned in the article is, “why do we have a blog?” It’s partly because blogs are a way of tracking events and having a kind of chronological narrative on a website – which meshes well with the way we go through the cycle of the liturgical year.
Mostly, though, it’s because it was harder to maintain the website using a well-known commercial web product, and your webmistress was familiar with Movable Type blogging software.
Innocents: A Blog is not the only Episcopal weblog out there (AKMA is a well known example), but it’s nice to be noticed.
A printable version of this article is here.