We’re keen that being involved as a #digidisciple in the @bigbible project is a pleasure rather than a pressure, so here’s some guidance about what we’re looking for, and you can decide whether to partake in discussions on “living Biblically in a Digital Age”.
What are we asking our #digidisciple(s) to do?
We are looking for Christians who who would be prepared to blog on a regular basis on The Big Bible Project site, allowing us to share your journey in the digital space(s), from whatever perspective… and let’s have ‘Bigger Bible Conversations’, flooding the online space with positive Christian material.
Can I sign up?
Yes! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never touched a computer before, but are keen to share your journey (the good, the bad, and the ugly) with others as you dip your toe into the digital waters; whether you work with social media for a living and are keen to share your insights and expertise; whether you are a philosophiser/theologian discussing the issues that the digital space has raised; or something else that seems to fit within The Big Bible Project remit, we’d love to hear from you, and be encouraged, inspired and challenged by your insights!
We are all on a journey in the digital space, and can help each other along… as with the Christian faith, there may be no ‘gurus’ or ‘experts’, but some can lead us along the digital space, whilst we can all encourage others. As you can see from The Conversation Prism, there’s many different social networks and no one can be an expert in all of them!
Please do commit to providing blog posts. It’s incredibly problematic if a post is expected and doesn’t appear. Our users have come to expect a new post every morning, and if we’re inconsistent, readers will drop away.
We may ask #digidisciple(s) to participate in other activities, e.g. @EasterJourneys, #BigRead13, but these are requests, not instructions. If you’d prefer to continue writing only about what you’ve suggested, that’s fine.
We have already arranged a number of ‘Tweetups’ (Twitter account not required), where face-to-face discussions of a #digidisciple nature have occurred. We are keen to arrange more, including sessions where we will work collaboratively to produce #digidisciple themed blog posts by the end of the session (others please let us know if you’re doing the same).
So what next?
- Sign up for a WordPress account
- Check out how to upload a post
- Create a Gravatar account, which will be used as your Big Bible avatar.
- Add me to the list of #Digidisciples.
- E-Mail digidisciple[at]archive.bigbible.uk (currently being set up, so email@example.com for now)
- Your name/contact email/Twitter handle (if you have one)
- A sentence describing your “focus”
- How often you will commit to providing a blog post.
- Remind me what a #Digidisciple is again
- How can I help create ‘Bigger Bible conversations’?
- Read #BigBible’s working through ‘31 days to a better blog‘
Please do let us know what would help you become a better #digidisciple.