Our first installment of Tip Tuesday covered how and why you should blog. Today, we want to highlight how one of our clients is using blogging to make life easier.

First Congregational Church in Parkersburg, Iowa is in the process of undergoing renovations in their sanctuary. This means two things. First, the sanctuary may be in a different set up than normal on certain Sundays, causing some confusion. Second, members are excited and want to be brought into the renovations. By giving weekly blog post updates, parishoners can see a bit of the work in process, helping them to buy into this change. Second, they will be prepared for any inconvenience the renovations may cause when Sunday morning rolls around.

First Congregational Renovations

First Congregational Parkersburg Renovations

In order to make sure that the blog posts are seen, First Congregational (affectionately known as Congo locally), posts on Facebook and Twitter when a new post is up, as well as utilizing email to automatically notify those who have signed up when a new blog post is up.

Congo has used both MailChimp (for automatic emails of new posts) and Hootsuite (to post to both Facebook and Twitter at the same time) to streamline this process.

In the coming weeks, we will be discussing MailChip and Hootsuite and how to utilize them for your business. In the meantime, check out Congo’s blog and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

Way to go Congo! We can’t wait to see the finished sanctuary!