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Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Abroad says,
Let Bloggers Blog
By C. M. Paul
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Abroad, Apr. 12. In the wake of Vatican calling for a bloggers afternoon session on 2 May 2011, and South Asia Salesians holding meeting with Councillor and Secretary for Social Communications (1-5 May, 2011), I guess it is the right time to promote blogging.
Pls chk the Vatican Bloggers Meet info: http://cmpaul.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/vatican-calls-catholic-bloggers/

This video helps get a hang of BLOG.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI  

The CBCI media secretary Fr George Plathottam SDB has strongly recommended blogging. Let bloggers blog, he says calling for Church media reform. http://www.ucanews.com/2010/10/05/let-bloggers-blog-says-indian-priest/

Matthew Yglesias, one of the pioneers of political blogging, has some good tips for would-be bloggers here. http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2011/04/blogging-as-a-vocation-2/

The Union of Catholic Asain News has launched an experiment to give a human face to news coverage... http://ucanewsblogs.wordpress.com/

Blogging plays to some of our natural advantages in news business and communication and community building...
As Christians we also have a mission we cannot ignore... let our light shine, speak up for the voiceless, for the oppressed and those in fear.
Happily, that mission gives us greater strength as bloggers because the greatest blogs are sincere... and, thought irritating as some aspects of it can be, the sincerity of the people involved in it cannot be doubted for a second.

Of course, some insincere blogs get lots of cheap hits and cause a stir for a while, but no insincere blog ever made it remotely near the top. It never developed affection or had people anticipating with pleasure a new post from it popping into their RSS reader.

If we target things that BOSCOM India (BIS) always has anyway, things that are worth giving a voice to - example the timely assistance by BoscoNet or DBTech India touching lives by bringing hope is an excellent example - here I see no clash between mission and medium.
On the contrary, I see it as an asset in the race for eyeballs, which is a crucial part of the BIS mission isn`t it?
This is how we could show how it works....
1. We get a BLOG (any existing one) folded into the www.donboscoindia.com site as fast as possible. The ideal is to get it working prior to the May 2011 meeting. It can easily be done in the next couple of days...
Oh SORRY, it has to come up to the several layers of national meetings and approval sessions... STOP... it`s not possible.
2. Have a go at my blog www.cmpaul.wordpress.com, for once see it and join it and then participate...
For this you don`t need any meeting, voting or any body`s approval...

If we find this experiment working, then, we could  meet and agree upon a central blog, say -  www.BOSCOMblog.com - where everyone contributes from across the BOSCOM network.

The aim would be to give a PERSONAL take of what`s happening where we are. Pictures and videos, of course! Links to things we have read or liked - all the usual blog basics. This can be divided into any sort of categories we want - by province or subject. In short ``nothing OFFICIAL``.

Really popular subjects (hot topics) may become candidates for setting up a blog on a special interest of their own.

Suggetsion: could PT`s (Chennai) team have the core of this ready to run by the end of the South Asia meet, 5th May?
If we are scared, set up BoscoNet or DBTech India BLOG (not site).
The little stories, success or failure, the heartaches and day dreams... urgent needs of any body etc, or the bureaucratic hassles or how to over come them,
tackling special situations, soliciting advice etc...

4. Specialist blogs like the blog by HM or PP or Philosophy or Theology students or Practical trainees or Salesian Family, whatever could be BLOGged.

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