I published 5 posts during the month of November. This was no surprise to me after I had published a little note saying that I was taking that week off to work on some extra projects. That week extended to the whole month.
Truth is I needed to slow down for a bit. I was spending a ton of time working on projects and being gone, and I was losing precious time with my family. And I it was quite a bit of work and hours on top of my regular church work.
And then when my schedule got less crazy, I aimed to go to bed when my daughter went to bed, which is usually about 9:15ish. I found it refreshing as I got a ton of sleep. I almost decided to not go back to blogging until January, but I figured why wait.
While I was on hiatus I thought about the blog and how it was turning into a mass of random posts. Some of them didn’t even pertain to creative ministry, or media, or church. There were some posts about productivity, and although it’s certainly important to have good time management to practice creative ministry, it’s not the main topic of this blog. More importantly, some of the posts were just random jabbing about nonsensical stuff.
No worries! This is about to change. I read this article from John Saddington from a few years back in which he suggests that most blogs should have 5 to 8 categories. I took that seriously and thought about this blog and how it was running to all sorts of places. Currently I have 28 categories!!!! Seriously, that’s just way too many. It got to the point where I had a category called Cool Pictures, which apparently was one of the most used one, but funny enough I don’t remember ever using it :)
And although as of this year John Sadddington dissed categories and went basically categoryless, he still thinks categories help younger blogs. Categoryless might work for his blog, but it’s not for everyone. He’s been blogging for over 10 years and has a massive subscribed readership, so he plays in a different kind of ballpark than me and makes his own rules.
So what are these categories that I’m grouping the content in? I’m glad you ask: Continue Reading…