This Thanksgiving season, I will offer you the Top 10 Websites I am thankful for. With a list as random as I am, I hope you enjoy.
In no particular order:
I am a sucker for good research – especially when it’s done by someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I like to get my “investigation” on but, mostly prefer it when the professionals hand over well-researched data.
Since I write so many different marketing pieces, statistics are my life-blood. I love captivating statistics that reveal the truth about humanity!
Okay, so you may be noticing a trend for statistics…but Barna is even more special because his research regarding church life, spirituality and unbelievers directly impacts the Kingdom! Kudos to you, George Barna. Kudos to you.
Anything I have learned about social media, other than that of personal experience, was learned from the good folks at Mashable. I lift my turkey sandwich to you.
I will admit to getting sucked into the vortex that is Facebook. Late at night when the house lights are low, you will see the glow of a self-admitted Facebook enthusiast, soaking up hundreds of photos uploaded by friends and family.
In case you haven’t dipped your feet into the blogosphere, I recommend trying out WordPress as your blog host. I find it very user-friendly and completely fulfilling of my blogging needs.
I applaud the folks like Brad Abare and Joshua Cody that make Church Marketing Sucks the success that it is. Covering topics like church branding, websites and advertising, @CMSucks is well worth discovering.
While I’m not a huge fan of daily routine updates (i.e. I’m brushing my teeth), I love to find interesting articles, facts, news, ministry updates and event notifications through Twitter. Feel free to follow me @kristenparkhrst.
I use this website so often! With a passion for writing and having my physical Thesaurus buried in the closet with all my other college textbooks, I go to Thesaurus.com on a regular basis to spruce up my writing. And yes, it is better than the Word Thesaurus…
As Marketing Coordinator, I am always seeking ways to broaden my “professional scope.” Marketing Profs has a plethora of marketing resources. Articles offer insight into marketing across a variety of mediums, from social networking to SEO, email marketing to brand management. Although there is a fee for accessing some of their content, they have a free weekly email I enjoy subscribing to – check it out here if you’re interested.