Today you see the new Catholic Web Solutions design. This re-design is part of our vision of creating a multichannel online brand for my community, the Sisters of Notre Dame in Chardon, Ohio. Last week I wrote about the four new SND blogs we launched in the past few months as part of the plan. With this re-design, Catholic Web Solutions becomes more easily identified with them.
I have also posted a new page on this blog called “Vocations.” Right now it has links to the recent survey results and webinar I did in partnership with Christian Brothers Services on Using Websites, Social Media and Online Promotions to Support Vocation Ministries. I plan to offer more resources on this page in the future. You may wish to check it out.
This week, I would like to hear from you. But before you comment, if you do not have an “avatar,” an image that goes with your name, please go to Gravatar, a site that provides globally recognizable avatars. Get your free Gravatar today. Basically, the Gravatar is the image (photo) that you wish to associate with your email address so that when you make a comment on blogs and web forums that are avatar enabled, that image/photo will appear. It is very nice to see the photos of the people commenting. It makes you appear much more “sociable.”
Now, we are ready to hear from you. Please comment on the new CWS design and the idea of a multichannel brand for an organization. Also, I have two questions for you.
1) If you are already active online (website, blog and/or social media such as Facebook and Twitter), what is your greatest challenge?
2) If you are not active online, what is holding you back?
Your response to either of these questions will be appreciated by me and the other readers. We can learn much from each other if we share our insights and experiences. Let’s hear from you. Thank you.