CCC Theoblogian Makes Wired

Campus Crusade blogger McRyanMac complains about and hits the big time. In a single post, he gets mentioned on Wired News and Blogger Forum. Well done! I have spoken to Campus Crusade leaders in the past about blogging and have not succeeded in converting any of them. They are usually interested in BIG TIME Mass Media one to many broadcasting rather than little-puny many to many narrowcasting that goes underground. Maybe this post and this CCC bloggers site will make them notice.

Try this at home: Type “blogger stinks” into Google search engine and see McRyanMac’s 15 minutes of fame.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • tony sheng says:

    I just noticed the other day a blog from a Nav staffer too….
    Maybe they are noticing too…

  • Hey, being a blogging novice (I started in March), I have already begun to notice the problems with Blogger. I keep seeing that many of my favorite blogs are “Typepad.” Point me in the right direction, oh brave ones.

  • Adele says:

    i just signed up last night on typepad. 30 days free and only $49.95 for a year (2 months free if you pay the annual rate) is a great deal!

  • rob says:

    I’m not sure I understand what you mean. You’ve talked to CCC leadership and they don’t like blogging?
    If so, you’re barking up the wrong tree. I’m using blogs a lot…personally, for resource ministry, and we just did a huge interent ministry conference in Budapest using a free blogger blog as the conference website.
    At our US Staff Conference this summer, I plan to do a blogging seminar.

  • andrew jones says:

    Rob – this GOOD NEWS!
    funny you mention Budapest, because when I was in Budapest on one of my trips, I was encouraging some in the Hungarian team to blog. This was 2 or 3 years ago. One of them wanted to start a radio talkback program. i suggested he start a conversation through a blog, or a few conversations, and then watch them grow into something. But at the time, ideas of TV broadcasting and thousands of radio listeners seemed too attractive.
    Hey – so glad you guys are going in this direction

  • rob says:

    We’re trying! Though I’m a releative newbie to blogging (last summer) I’ve really been pouring into it and learning what we can and can’t do. I’ve been experimenting a lot and finding good and bad applications of blogs.
    I’m interensted in the community aspect and the fast, quick website concept.
    BTW, thanks for the post to the Orangejack Blogging University. I’ve gotta update that thing!

  • djchuang says:

    I met some Crusade staff people recently, and many of them fit your description. Concerns voiced include: authority, copyrights, legal issues, harrassment.
    That’s the thing about stereotypes and overgeneralizations – it’s true for (at least) a sizeable segment of the whole, sometimes majority, sometimes not. Just not descriptive of every single person in the whole.

  • andrew says:

    true – and CCC is a HUGE organization. that CCC bloggers site i mentioned has ( if i remember) almost 1000 sites

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