Weekly Round Up: The Stations of The Kings Cross Edition

Here’s the round up of what we’ve caught online:

Blogging On The Go #DigiLit

Ok.

So we’re all leading busier and busier lives, and I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it harder and harder to arrange for moments of inspiration, and times sat at the computer to happen at the same time.

So here are our quick top tips for blogging on the go (sorry for people who don’t have iPhones):

The Blogger app:
If you have a blog hosted by google, then is a must have app. Easy to use, quick to set up. You can work on your blog as and when you get the chance.

WordPress app:
If you have a WordPress website, then give this a go. There’s a little setting up needed if you have a self hosted WordPress site, and the UI isn’t great, but can be good for writing drafts at least.

Notepad:
By this, I mean an actual notepad. Great for scribbling drawings, and ideas down. Or you could get a smart phone and just write ideas on its note pad app… (One day I’ll get into the habit of using Evernote, to synch my notes online.)

Posterous:
Write email. Send. Done.

Twitter app:
Need I say more.

Record yourself!
Have something to say, but they’re getting confused between your head and your hands?

Or maybe you just want to rant? Have you considered recording yourself? If you have a smart phone / computer with a webcam you’ll probably find its easier then you think to upload a video onto YouTube.

Alternatively, if you don’t like sharing your face with the world, but like your voice, try checking out audioboo.

Top Tips For Blogging on The Go: Get Out and Focus

Don’t write a lot.
The blogging platform Tumblr, and a number of WordPress themes have some great ways of presenting a little bit of text. Don’t think because you don’t have a lot to say, it’s not worth sharing.

Get out.
Sometimes it’s good to get to help you focus. This post was mostly written on the iphone notepad app, whilst enjoying the sunshine in the local graveyard. (Closet nicest patch green space to me, see the picture for my view.) Granted I’ll tidy this up at home, but the grand majority of the work is done.

Sometimes getting away from distractions can get the mind focused… Now where’s my Bible app…

Originally posted on The Big Bible

Introducing “The Dads Corner”

Well…

In approx 6 months time, Team Church Sofa will increase by one. Not sure how much posting the little one will do straight away, but I’m planning on using the baby to give me access to other possibly darker parts of the church.

You know the ones; places like the creche, toddlers groups, and the black space that exists between parents who’ve had no sleep… yet seem to pay attention during the sermon…

So. We’re kicking off our new weekly* feature known as “The Dads Corner”, with a simple question.

  • If you’re a Dad. What was the most stupid thing you did when your wife / partner / better half was pregnant?
  • If you’re a Mum. What was the most stupid thing the dad to be did?
  • If you’re neither, then what was the most stupid thing you’ve ever seen anyone do around a pregnant woman?

If you’re feeling brave, feel free to check out The Gonna Be Dad Blog

 

* Might be weekly… Might be monthly…

Weekly Round Up: The Real #hungergames Edition

Well its a nice day out there, if you fancy taking a break from the March sun, here’s this weeks round up:

 

*blatant plug of the week

Something New From Scripture Union

Personally I’m a fan of the iPhone app I use, but if you can delve into physical copy of some Bible notes, this really does look a like a clean, well designed book. Well I say something new, I mean that there’s something new-look from the Scripture Union. Not heard of them? Well they basically do everything possible to help people connect with the Bible. One thing that they do is make Bible notes, and they’ve just relaunched their reading notes aimed at the 20 – 30 age bracket.

You can check out a preview of the April edition online.

Further information available here.

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