John Lemmon was the fourth and final ministry philosophy presentation at One Day in Melbourne, that of blogging in a Christian context.
In summary, in a powerful, enlightening, humours and buoyant presentation, aided by power-point, John took the delegates through his journey along with graphs illustrating his blogger statistical data and page readership.
His idea was to centre his blog on bible teaching. His aim was to avoid preaching or seminary lectures, rather straight bible teaching going from one passage to the next. His blog statistical history illustrated highs and lows of readership along with pages read.
John Lemmon then developed his philosophy of blogging demonstrating his specific model and although free, it has been so successful he sometimes wished he could have advertised his e-books. But from this successful Blog he has now with friends involved in emergency services another blog for this very specific enterprise.
He is presenting this same seminar at the young writers conference on 12 August on the Sunshine Coast as 85% of the young writers have some sort of a bog situation up and running.
Mark, Phil, Noel, Alexander, David at One Day in Melbourne
A selection of 4 slides from John Lemmon's 38 slide presentation to One Day in Melbourne
Initial facts and figures
Statistics for online faith useage
Mission for the blog
My target audience
Aira, Irenie, Susan and Ruth at One Day in Melbourne
Bog readership is phenomenal. John Lemmon presented not only a philosophy of blogging in a Christian context, he illustrated by his own experiences of seven years - warts and all outcomes – highs and lows – the pitfalls and the things that have worked for him.
Clearly his diligent research has been a hallmark of his Blog - and in the question time at One Day in Melbourne - it was obvious those into blogging were conversant with much of what John spoke and this proved to be helpful to everyone in the room.
Thankyou John Lemmon for speaking at One Day in Melbourne.
Teagan, Susan and Ruth at One Day in Melbourne
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
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