In the past couple of weeks, I encouraged my local Rotary group to ditch the idea of the old e-mail newsletter and start a blog. Why? It’s a quick way of getting information out to the members, multiple people can post, it’s easy to post pictures or the slides of our weekly guest speaker, there is a permanent record of information that serves as an archive. It was easy to set up, it’s easy to update and it’s incredibly inexpensive (we are a Dutch community, after all).
I’ve been frustrated as a leader in my local community theater. We have some very nice people who manage our cob-web site, but it’s a hassle trying to get the site updated and changed. There is always a delay in getting things done. It’s easy to have an "oh, just forget it" mentality when it comes to ideas because it’s too big of a pain in the butt getting things changed and then you always have to deal with the matter of how much it may cost you. So, I inquired about putting up a blog and moving our domain name over to typepad.
Our web master was very nice about letting us switch the domain over to a blog, but then added in the e-mail "I don’t know anything about blogs."
As my friend Mike always says, "I hear the train a comin’". You better jump on board or get off the tracks. As another bard once sang "the times they are a changin’"!