Even though it is just June… the wickedly cool Youth Specialties Blog has come up with a list of the top Youth Ministry Blogs out there in cyberspace. There are more and more YMBlogs out there now and I would consider us all friends…even though most of us have never met. Several of them are new to me and I wanted to pass the list along to those of you that may not have YS Blog on your “things to read” list.
*side note on tracking info about your blog: I love looking at the data from my blog. I use Google Analytics and it gives a ton of stuff that I use and a whole bunch of stuff that I have to get my friend David Summers to explain…but my favorite is the humbling “Map Overview”.
The “Map Overview” gives me a peek at the locations of those that click on my Blog. It kind of brings to light exactly how small the world really has become. Other quick looks at unique visitors and what content is drawing the most interest is the bomb. You may want to check it out if you are looking for ways to track your info.
I am glad that YS spent some time stalking some of the best blogs out there and helped compile a list like this…it cuts my time down considerably when I can just add these blogs to my Google reader. Top Drawer my friends. I don’t think of it as a competition thing and I don’t even need the info broken into other categories…just the pooling of resources is great. Good things happen when we challenge one another to do a better job at sharing our faith and living it out right in front of our students. It can get overwhelming though, I even got cheesed recently when I read something on Jeremy Zach‘s blog, it made me mad and I was about to write a comment or send him a note on Facebook when I realized that I agreed with him…whew! Near miss there. I realized that I needed to take a break and go kiss my kids. Keep up the good work and keep spreading the good news around. DVS