The Future of Christianity, Post-VHS

Hi faithful visitors! I know this isn’t a video — but if you’d please take a few moments to read this, I’d really appreciate it!

Well, it’s been almost 3 months since I started Christianity, Post-VHS, and so far it has been a very interesting project. We’ve averaged around 100 page views per day and about 50 of those have been from unique visitors to the postvhs home page. As far as traffic goes, that’s quite successful for being in our third month. I think it’s been a worthwhile endeavor thus far, but I also think that it’s time for an evaluation, and I’d love to involve you — since you apparently find postvhs worth visiting!

I’m just going to throw out a few ideas and you can let me know what you think of them, or if you have any ideas of how to flesh them out.

1. Conversations. I really like the fact that this has been almost exclusively youtube/vimeo videos, and this site is very clear in its purpose. Yet, I’d like to continue to encourage discussions of important theological, social, and ecclesiastical issues through some means. I’m hoping to somehow integrate the aspect of a continuing discussion into this site.

2. Themes. I’ve been considering having daily themes (i.e. Monday is humor day, Tuesday is epic fail day, etc.) So far it’s been all random, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I suppose it doesn’t all have to be super organized, but I’d like to continue to provide a good variety and perhaps putting myself in more of a box could help.

3. Helpers. I’m really hoping to get more help on the finding videos side of things. Anyone have any ideas on how to motivate people to help more?

4. Forums. I’d really like to get livejc.com going. It was a project that I started a long time ago, and I just recently re-uploaded the forum software. I’m just trying to figure out what the best way the two sites can be integrated or cooperate.

5. Giveaways. Do you guys enjoy them? I had less than 20 entries in the last giveaway. I’m hoping to get more publicity out of them.

Finally, it’s important that you all realize that I am getting married to Angela the love of my life on July 10th and therefore I will be taking a break from posting. I am very proud of the fact that I haven’t missed a day of posting, yet, but that is going to change — and for good reason. She is far more important to me than this blog! Our honeymoon lasts until July 25th so don’t expect anything until then.

Please post your comments on my proposed ideas and feel free to add your own thoughts!

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