The youth ministry world has seen a decline in the quantity and quality of youth ministry blogs. I don’t have any research to back that statement up, but as a person who spends his life blogging the world of youth ministry I can say that I find it harder and harder to find great blog posts about youth ministry. The known bloggers have gotten better, and there are plenty of youth groups who have a blog as their groups website. But by and large I find it harder and harder to find the middle of the road youth worker who is just blogging about day-to-day challenges.
The flip side is that I see a huge increase in the number of Facebook users and Twitter users in the youth ministry world.
– Does this represent a change from the personal website to mass microblogging?
– Is it that blogging, as a fad, is fading?
– Is it that I’m just stuck up and I don’t see some new bloggers out there who are doing a great job?
– Or has Twitter provided a more immediate outlet for youth workers to connect? Is it just faster and easier?