Sunday, September 27, 2009

Website & Services Update!

Well, I found some time this weekend to make a few changes to my website over at MinisterButler.com and I still have a few things I plan on getting accomplished either this evening or sometime during the next week. So far though the three biggest additions to my site include the following:

#1. I have, as I said I would, changed the Services page and removed my previous methods of communication in exchange for a web based version of a chat client I've used for years, called IRC. Using this feature will not only allow people to chat with me personally but with each other. Community is one of the strongest things we can built as people and that is one of my goals in addition to ministry and counseling.

#2. I've also finally added a contact page. I was putting it off because it meant that I would have to make another set of IM accounts to add to my growing list of online identities. However, I took the time today to create those accounts and have also put up an E-Mail address for people to use should they wish to write me. I'm holding off on a snail mail address though until the need for one actually presents itself, at which time, I shall obtain a PO Box.

#3. Even though I have decided to do the bulk of my online work for free, I have also decided to allow people to make donations should they wish too. I believe this to be a great alternative to charging regularly for anything because it gives a great deal of freedom to the individual on deciding how much if any they'd like to give. As of now, the only way to do this is via Pay Pal and I have set up the links appropriately.

I would also like to take a moment to pass along an update to those who don't know, that I have started a daily devotional via my FaceBook account called Spirit Walk Devotional. This is something I've been planning on doing for a while but only just recently got around to. It's based loosely on the "Our Daily Bread" series and so far, it's been a treat to write. I don't write it seven days a week, just Mon - Fri mornings. This way, my weekends are free for other tasks like website updates, more involved writings, and updating my blog.

In the future, I plan on integrating the devotional into my website, but that will have to wait for another time. Right now, if you would like to view my devotional, you'll have to add me as a friend on facebook. Just do a user search for MinisterButler (all one word) and you'll be set.

It's a slow process but I'll get everything the way I want it eventually. Right now, I'm pretty satisfied with the basics and don't really need anything beyond that. We'll see how it keeps shaping up though! Be blessed and take care!

1 comment:

  1. dennis michael brownNovember 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    i found you on myspace, by chance, and was taken aback. i deleted my account months ago and for some reason just started to browse people. i've been up all night. it's 9:30 am. i contemplated activating a new account to contact you before i found this link. i have only touched on your writings, but, i am comforted by your being.

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