Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Methodist Tradition: Blogging

UMC.org just posted the 10 commandments of social media.

John Wesley and brother Charles were prolific "bloggers". No one knows for sure how many pages were written by John because many of his words were destroyed by fire and others were lost. We know that Charles wrote approximately 5,500 hymns!

The real blogger of the family was mother, Susanna Wesley. Susanna led a tough life, educating kids (as one of 25 kids, she knew about large families) and managing a home on a forever tight budget. Never-the-less, she found time to operate a large Sunday Afternoon Sunday School and to write and to write. Commandment I of the 10 commandments of social media is: Thou Shalt Blog (like crazy).

Susanna would have surely enjoyed social media. Unfortunately, a number of Susanna's works were also lost to fire. It is my hope that the Google Library Project will win court approval on November 9. Too much rich history and knowledge from the past has already been lost.

in reference to: Church and Technology MyCom Articles | UMCom.org (view on Google Sidewiki)

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