I created Devotional Christian in February 2009 mainly to be an aggregator for all the helpful Bible devotionals online. Then I ignored the project for the past nine months, but my neglect did not stop the organic traffic growth. The metrics have show there is a real opportunity to develop this site further.
Last week I began recruiting writers to rapidly expand the site’s content. This weekend I completed the bulk of my redesign using the Thesis Theme for WordPress. I’ve kept the most popular devotional feeds displayed on the homepage with the newsPage plugin. I have also created an email newsletter to begin building a consistent reader base.
Check it out, link to it, and watch for promotions coming soon.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve found four new writers for my children’s ministry blog. This makes 9 active contributors alongside me. The main role of the new writers is to produce new Bible lessons of children. This is the most popular resource on the site. I just wrote a recap of Septembers most popular kids ministry ideas.
It’s an exciting development and that website continues to grow into a more professional project. I’m learning how to manage writers and edit fast growing blog staff. We’ve gone to a pay-per-post method of compensation.
The other big development for Ministry-To-Children is the new Facebook page. It has only been two weeks but over 500 people have became fans. This opens a whole new communication channel for the sites content.