A Blog Makeover is currently underway here at Growing Your Church Blog. It’s been a year too long in getting here. The process is still pretty much in its infancy with the initial reconstruction in design already begun. There’s more coming so look out!
Blogging is an enjoyable but extremely demanding enterprise. It’s like tending a garden. Left too long it soon becomes over-run with weeds that harbour all kinds of interesting creatures from the Eco-system. Some of that happened here. This little garden has been one of my interests that could not receive as much attention as I would have liked due to the increased workload of ministry in the offline world. The offline church world is not as forgiving as a Blog!
New Blog Theme
So the makeover includes a shiny new look that will be getting the finishing touches in the face-lift department. You’ll notice that we are sporting a new theme. You did notice right?
I started dreaming of this revamping of this site a little over a year ago. From then, I knew it was down to a theme from two possible choices. I spent hours checking out both the Thesis and Genesis (by StudioPress) WordPress framework. Finally, Genesis won? I was torn between the two. I wanted something professional yet affordable, and easy enough for me to do as much customization with support. I won’t put here what was the determining factor in making the choice. It’s just one of those things that you know when you know, that its the right choice at the right time. And so far, I’ve done all you’ve seen of the theme to have us back online. The additional face work that is out of my depth will come soon.
Theme Design & Layout
Too many choices in anything is not necessarily a good thing. And this theme allows you to design, re-design, feature and dazzle so much so that I’m dizzy. I had to call in some friends to ask what they thought and what you see is a matter of choice of friends. The jury is still out on whether we should be Black, Blue or plain ole White. Blue is up by a narrow vote. Widgets and whats-its abound. Am I gushing? Well let’s see the final thing come Christmas and we’ll be rocking the final product into the New Year.
Unique Refreshing Content
You have grown accustomed to a candid perspective on issues related to church growth. There’s no shortage of material and resources around here. Time, and what had to take priority caused us some setbacks in this area. That is being addressed. So, be assured that you’ll soon be getting more valuable content to meet your needs. Among the upcoming discussions I’ll be sharing more on the subject of Church websites and Blogs as well.
So thank you for your understanding and I do hope you’ll leave your feedback. And feel free to drop me a line at admin (at) growingyourchurch (dot) com if there’s anything you do not wish to leave in public comments. Thanks for your support and kind suggestions.