Flash back to last Wednesday. I’m working on my workshop proposal for MinistryTECH and I think of a related blog conversation earlier this year. Jim Walton’s blog, Church Tech Matters, was at the heart of that conversation (posts, comments, and links to other blogs). So I go to Church Tech Matters to refresh myself on the conversation and I find nothing but an error message where Jim’s blog ought to be. No posts, no comments, no blog at all. Oh no! So I wait and keep hitting F5 on my browser hoping to see it all return so I can finish my little project. The error messages keep changing, which tells me that Jim must be aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Then I start seeing posts from Jim about what happened and what he and Mary are doing to restore everything. I feel bad for Jim, but mainly I just want the blog to be back! (How selfish is that?)
I couldn’t finish my workshop proposal for Terrell because Jim’s blog was down. Is this not a weird world in which we live? Thankfully, Jim and Mary have fully restored everything now so I can get back to my proposal and Terrell won’t have to wait much longer. Thanks Jim for your tireless efforts to restore it because Church Tech Matters really does matter!
Clif, I thought I was the only one sweating my blog being down, I had no idea!I didn’t realize the value of my posts, for me personally, until last week, when I faced the reality of possibly losing it all. On one hand, I tried to convince myself it wasn’t a big deal, I’ll just start over. But the reality was, that blog is a big part of me and who I am and how I have grown and changed over the last few years. There was a point last week where it freaked me out to think of losing it all.It’s very cool to hear that there is value there for you and others. I didn’t start out doing it with that in mind but God has brought far more people than I ever imagined to read what I write and to start conversations that are apparently looked back on and used to help even more people in other ways.Thank you for your encouragement.