ChurchMag, a blog that tags itself as “The #1 Resource for Church Technology + Creativity,” released its 2014 list of the Top 30 Church Tech Blogs according to their proprietary rating system. The system is briefly described on their website. To my surprise and delight, Catholic Web Solutions came in at #13! I was informed via Twitter. Congratulations to all who made the list.
Two things surprised me:
1) I do not consider Catholic Web Solutions a “tech blog,” but a ministry blog focused on helping parishes, religious communities and catholic organizations create websites and social media that advance their mission. However, I do share best practices, tools and resources that I find helpful as wll as my critiques of how the Church at large is doing in the digital communications world (not that great, but improving). Thank you to the person who nominated me.
2) As far as I can tell, Catholic Web Solutions and CatholicTechTalk are the only two explicitly “catholic” blogs on the list. The other twenty-eight are church (mostly Christian) blogs which cover different niches. They offer content and resources for using the various visual arts, social media, audio, video and all other means of digital communication for church. A quick review indicates that these blogs exhibit a lot of technical creativity and energy around their topics. Two comments about this:
- I am wondering why there aren’t more Catholic tech blogs on this list.
- It is good to find blogs dedicated to church use of technology and I will be following some of them. At the moment, most of my “tech” content is drawn from internet marketing gurus and blogs which address social media best practices in general which I then apply to ministry sites.
I am grateful that Catholic Web Solutions was nominated and would love to hear if you follow any other church tech blogs that we could nominate for the next list.
Here is a link to the article and the list: http://churchm.ag/top-church-tech-blogs/#comment-183993