Godbit Rides Again - What's Next?
9 comments | Posted: 11 February 14 in General, by Matt Heerema
Just under nine years ago, a new resource and community site for church Web designers came online. Godbit.com connected a group of young (and old), passionate, skilled, bright-eyed Web designers and “god botherers” over the course of the next several years, spurring a new level of excellence and craftsmanship in church Web design.
Through this site I was introduced to many friends, colleagues, and eventual collaborators, coworkers, and even a few employees.
Then, as all things do, especially on the Web, the momentum died out slowly. The founders had been put in positions of greater responsibility and “busyness”, and the site eventually shut down.
Recently I was handed the keys to the site. If for nothing else than to keep it alive as an archive, for historic, sentimental, and perhaps even technical utility. I will keep this site alive for that purpose, as long as I am able.
I have a small idea of continuing to post new content, primarily as a reference to cool tools, tech, and projects out there in the area of church Web design and development, just as an exercise, even if no one reads it.
I would love to know if anyone out there feels a need for a (re)new(ed) resource site of this type. There are several sites that have popped up over the last couple years for this same purpose, perhaps Godbit could be a sort of aggregator of that content, and a meeting point for those interested in it.
What would you like to see happen with this site? Have you felt a need for this sort of resource and community, and have simply lacked time to create it?
If we build it, will they come?
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