Hi Folks

In a past note I talked about setting up and maintaining a church blog using Google's Blogger. My reasoninf for that was WordPress and I just couldn't get it together. Blogger seemed to be easier for me. Recently on the Blog I have discovered how to put a slideshow on it.  I am so excited about it. One thing it does is it runs continually independent from the rest of the blog activity. It has been a great tool to let folks know of church events and books that I have placed in our church libraries. It is, at the moment shown on the upper right hand side of the blog and is a constant reminder of whatever I put on there.  I will probably separate events from the library information at some point, but for now it works well the way it is. At our church I have a couple of digital frames in a display case. One frame is for historical pictures that I have put together and the other is basically the same slideshow on the blog. Your welcome to check out our blog at www.spfbc.blogspot.com. Let me know what you think. A library blog is a great way to promote your church as well as your library. Many times the only cost is your time and creative talent.

Nancy

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Tags: Blog, Books, Church, Events, Library, Promotion, pictures, slideshow

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Comment by Nancy C. Hinshaw on July 29, 2014 at 8:15pm

Thanks for your input.

Comment by Nancy C. Hinshaw on July 29, 2014 at 8:12pm

I use Google Chrome and I went on the site to check it out and it was all in the margins. I have someone else doing the bulletin while I am traveling so I will look into it when I get back. 

I don't know how to fix the problem since it seems to be alright on the blogger editor.

Comment by Debbie on July 28, 2014 at 9:21am

I would love to blog! I like yours but I had the same problems as Buford and I'm using Google Chrome. A lot of the writing goes off the page. This may not be what you are asking for but Bulletin is misspelled. I will look some more and sign up for new posts if I can. 

Comment by Buford Carter on June 19, 2014 at 10:23am

Note that the fbrlibrary WordPress blog is fluid, in that it flows to fit the display size. Helpful for people with small screens.

Comment by Mary Odom on June 18, 2014 at 7:28am

For an example of a church library blog using Wordpress, go to First Baptist Church, Raytown Missouri's site:

http://fbrlibrary.wordpress.com/

We do not use a slideshow, but keep the content fresh using the "Library Blog" tab.

Comment by Buford Carter on June 8, 2014 at 8:15pm

I took a quick look at the blog but I had a problem. I'm using Firefox viewer and the blog displayed oversize so it required a lot of horizontal scrolling to view. I tried with Chrome viewer which displayed more but still required scrolling.

I didn't find the slide show in the upper right hand corner but at the bottom. I'll try to get back for another look when I have more time. I think a blog is a great idea. Keep up your good work.

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