I am going to the residual Unicoms gathering for 2016. Effectively the Conference (and my presentation as well) has collapsed and it won't be revived in the future. My ow
n presentation has been superseded by a comprehensive webpage http://www.pluralist.co.uk/learning/ict/cdsforservices.html on using audio CDs in services – the preparation long term, preparation weekly and actually doing the activity on the day. There is much involved.
The collapse is indicative, of course, of the perilous winter state of the Unitarian movement, but comes at a time when publicity is all the more important. Unicoms is communication and comes with a technical edge, and the point about audio CDs is when there is no keyboard player.
About half a dozen to ten people will still be going, and some presentations will still be considered. One of these is using WordPress for church websites. I am interested in this. My own view is that these enhanced blogs are too restrictive for websites and do not allow for the most direct, relevant, design. Pages have to be 'highlighted relevance' and this is only really achieved by coding to order. Menus and choices are vital presentations to give service times, location, and vital ideological information.
You should have a website for all news and information of interest, use a blog for described announcements regarding the website and then advertise on social media with opportunities for further comment.
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