I love making to do lists, especially in the beginning of a new year. It’s easy to become excited about the new goals and ideas that come from the possibilities of a new beginning. What’s not easy to do though is to create a “stop doing” list.
A stop doing list is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a list of things that you’ll stop doing in the New Year. When used properly, it can be quite powerful in making you more productive. What makes it powerful? By stop doing certain things that aren’t working, you can provide capacity and time to do more of things that are working.
So how did your church do this year? No, I’m not talking about attendance or giving, I’m talking about your church’s social media. Wait, you do know how your church did, right? If not, don’t worry it’s not too late to conduct a social media year-end review.
In the next few weeks, our church’s social media team will sit down to determine how we did on social media this past year. It will be a fun challenge to revisit some of our best and worst moments and figure out how we can serve better in the next year. I love this kind of stuff.
Conducting your own social media year-end review is not that hard. You just need to gather the right information and ask the right questions. Curious how to conduct one? Well, if you want to begin to truly understand last year and begin planning for the New Year, I’ve laid out what the key ingredients are of a social media year-end review.
Report: Top brands find much more engagement on Instagram than Twitter
I couldn’t agree more with this report. Instagram has become my favorite social networks just for the fact the engagement level for our church is off the charts compared to Twitter.
Are you ready for the New Year? If you’re like me, you’ve already begun goal setting and dreaming about what’s going to happen in the New Year. Personally, it’s one of the most exciting times of the year. I love planning and strategizing for the New Year.
Of course, you can have the right strategy, but you need the right tools to carry out those strategies. In this PDF, you’ll find all the tools (a total of 37) that I use to run my website and my digital world. These tools are essential to my success and making sure that everything that I do is on track with my goals.
Introverts and social media are not exactly two things that you would expect to see together, would you? By nature, introverts and social media seem like complete opposites; I would know. Why? Well, because I’m an introvert.
When I say, “I’m an introvert,” I mean that I could go days without seeing anyone (except for my family) and, for the most part, be content. I have a close circle of friends and that’s the way I like it. So why would somebody like me, who’s an introvert, work in a job that requires me to be social? I mean, part of my job is to oversee the “social” media for our church. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it?
Actually the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve come to realize that social media and introverts are a pretty good match. In fact, I think a lot introverts would love social media if they understood that they can play by their own rules and use social media to fit their personality, not the other way around.
23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media
As I wrote earlier this week, images are becoming more important than text. Here’s a great list tools to help you create images for your church.
The online world never stays the same. It’s a constantly evolving space that requires a continuous rethinking of priorities and strategies. What your church planned to do on the web three years ago probably won’t be relevant in today’s world.
I believe we’re on the cusp of some pretty big changes when it comes to churches and the online world. Some of these changes will be easy and readily accepted, whereas others will be painful and not accepted by everyone. However, I think there are five significant trends that will impact your church now and in the future. Some these trends you can see now, while others may take some time for you to see. Regardless, though, these changes are coming and you need to be ready.