My Dear Blog Fans

I wanted to apologize to you for my blog lately. I won’t bore you with the details, I’ll just tell you that it’s Google’s fault! (seriously, it is!)

All you know is that you haven’t heard from me in a while. But I have been blogging… they just weren’t sent out. The quick explanation is that my blog feed is sent by Google (who took over Feedburner) and they made some switch sometime after the blog about my son, and then you guys experienced silence until this morning (Wednesday).

My faithful web guy Troy went in last night and retweaked it and we THINK that it is working now.

If you’re inbox is like mine, you received the last THREE blogs this morning (Wed). (And now you know all the dark secrets about me and Lori! Those who read the last of those three blogs know what I’m talking about. We had a great time by the way. Good wings!) So hopefully this blog I’m writing now will send out to my email subscribers Thurs.

Anyway… if that works, we’re over the hump and I’ll try to continue to send you good youth culture highlights, media insight, parenting tips, youth worker helps, and just plain fun stuff!

Hey… here’s an idea (speaking of fun stuff). First five people to reply (just hit reply- it goes to me) to my EMAIL FEED of this blog (which should send out the same time as my feed Wed morning), I’ll send them a copy of my most recent book CONNECT (actually… any one of my books in print. Name it.). In other words… when this blog sends out Thursday morning, I’m rewarding the first 5 people that reply to this blog in their email’s inbox (hoping that it indeed works again!)

How’s that for a test!  🙂  (a test to see who’s still reading at this point in this very boring blog!)  🙂

I’ll post the winner in the comments.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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5 Responses to My Dear Blog Fans

  1. Matt Horne says:

    Umm… I see it… but I don’t get blogs via email. I use google reader.

  2. I know, I know. In a way this contest seems unfair to the people who get the blogs via RSS or Google reader, etc. But… if you think about it… EVERY other contest I’ve done, you guys (Google reader, etc.) know about it right away… and by the time the email people get it, the winner is over.

    So for once… the email people get a chance!

    (and… if you really want, you can sign up for the email too!) 🙂

  3. Paul Loeffler says:

    Glad to have you back. Actually, haven’t been able to read your blog for a week, so I didn’t notice the problem. However, I’m glad you’ve got it fixed. Congrats on 20 years. Hopefully you’ll get some response from your email folks soon.

  4. Hey… it went out this morning too! Cool! My web guy Troy is a genius!

    Yes, some of you noticed that it seems that the blog is a day late. But here’s how it works. I write it… then it goes out via email the next morning. So the email people will always be reading what I wrote the previous day.

    Okay… give me a moment to look for some winners!


    1. Danielle Athanas
    2. Pete Hardesty
    3. Jeannie Coffman
    4. Deborah Quimby
    5. Andy Leonard

    Wow… all these emails came in within two to three minutes! And my inbox is FULL of a bunch of others! Thanks for playing!

    I’ll email those 5 people and have you tell me which book you want.