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It is killing me.

You know, I would write every day, if I just knew what to write about.

Thinking of effective, shareable content can really be hard.  So, what ways are you using to create better content?

Here is an article talking about “10 Addictive Types of Content”

Here are a few that really stood out to me as content that could be very effective for a church:

Mega Lists
Everyone loves lists.  Your church could feature lists on a number of different topics.  “Our Top 10 Favorite Bible Stories for Kids,” just being one example.

Expert Interviews
This would be a great opportunity to use video content.  People want to learn things, this would give them a great opportunity to do so.

Infographics
You can make almost any information into a attention grabbing infographic.  People love infographics!  And, it’s more visual content that can connect the dots between what you are saying and what it means for your church.

Here are some ideas for what I think could be very addictive, traffic-driving, content:
-Feature member testimonies on your blog
-Introduce new members on Twitter or in your blog (creates a greater sense of community)
-Ask visitors to write up an explanation of their first time experience in your church.  It could surprise  you.

I encourage you to check out the article for yourself and determine which of these you could utilize in your church blog or twitter.  Also, what kinds of addictive content have you found that is not on this list?  I would love to know!

Social media is the new trend.  Is your church on board?
I think many churches are behind where they could be in terms of social media.
Social media is huge, it is worldwide.
Look at this info graphic from Advertising Age:
Infographic: Generational Media Usage by Time of Day | Ad Age Stat – Advertising Age.

Look at how great a reach social media has.  There is someone you can reach at any time of the day using social media.

I recently went to a church that has their own social media page for their church members.  On it you can find people you met at church, get connected to a small group, volunteer, chat, submit and receive prayer requests and engage in your church community throughout the week.  This is awesome.

Is your church taking advantage of the scope of social media?

You could have:
-a facebook page all about your church and you could make events so people can send invites to their friends
-a twitter with your church updates
-a church blog about events, baptisms, changes, the sermon series

There are huge opportunities out there for growth via social media.  Why not take advantage?