Category: Internet


Hello, again

It’s interesting to reflect on how much the Internet has changed in only a few years.

Back in the mid-1990’s, I set up my very first website, and a few years later registered the jodiemcneill.com domain name.

There was a time when a personal website was the main way that a person would have a presence on the World Wide Web.

Fast forward to the present era, and Facebook has really become the web-within-the-Web for so many people.

Perhaps this is the reason that I’ve not posted on this website for several years.

Nonetheless, it still seems worthwhile to have this website going, not only for the fact that it provides an interesting archive of my contributions to the online world over a few decades.

One thing is clear, however: the site is really a little out of date.

God willing, I’ll get a newer photo up soon, and probably try and blow away some of the cobwebs in the WordPress installation, including, maybe, a newer theme.

So, watch this space.

We are on the cusp of a coming relationship crisis.

Since people can download podcasts from great Bible teachers, and since people can access great libraries of theological books and articles at their digital fingertips, it is more important than ever that our small groups enable people to connect with each other as a context for enjoying and understanding their connection with God.

People need people more than ever.

Find out my solution by reading today’s blog here at sydneyanglicans.net

Subscribe to my iTunes podcast

I’ve finally got around to hooking up with iTunes to produce a podcast.

To listen to my latest Bible talks and ministry training, subscribe to my Podcast at iTunes. It’s free!

Or, you can subscribe using the URL www.jodiemcneill.com/podcast if you use a different method.

Special thanks to MightySeek for providing the excellent podPress WordPress plugin that makes all this podcasting work so seamlessly.

Big changes at jodiemcneill.com

Over the holidays I’ve been busily nerding away on a major overhaul of my website.

It’s been nearly three years since I updated my installation of WordPress from 2.0.5 to the latest 2.9 release, and it’s only months away from the ten-year anniversary of jodiemcneill.com.

However, with this major update to the core ‘engine’ of my website, it was necessary for me to change the appearance of the website, given the fact that the template I previously used was not compatible with some of the features of the latest version of WordPress.

So, one thing led to another, and the result is that many new features have been added, plus some nice improvements in appearance and functionality.

For those who get excited about these kinds of things, here are some of the changes:

  • Added an RSS feed of my weekly ‘Modern Ministry’ blog at sydneyanglicans.net in the sidebar
  • Added a funky Flash word cloud of my popular categories
  • Installed a new Twitter widget that displays my latest Tweets
  • Re-organised my categories into ten top-level categories
  • Removed the event calendar
  • Added a large option of icons to enable the easy sharing of my posts with social networking sites
  • Updated my list of links, including an ‘Affiliations’ list
  • Created a Picasa account, and have provided access to my albums from the ‘Photos’ page (and a fancy ‘Latest Photos’ sidebar widget)
  • Enabled automatic tweeting of new posts

If you’re reading this on a FaceBook note or by an RSS feed, then drop by jodiemcneill.com and check it out.

What do you think of the changes? Any other suggestions for improvements? Let me know in the comments.

I’ve been trying to hold off, but for no longer. This weekend I signed up for Twitter, the latest trend in online social networking.

My blog on this new Internet phenomenon is now live at sydneyanglicans.net. Have a read, and join in the discussion.

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