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Let’s Have Some Fun with Your Website Today!

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

This month our theme at OurChurch.Com is Love Your Website month. It’s all about making your website more effective, but we’re trying to have some fun with it by mixing in the whole Valentine’s Day / love theme.

Speaking of fun… if you’re not loving your website right now, maybe adding some fun and humor to it could help.

Sometimes I think we Christians take ourselves too seriously, and this is evident on our websites when all the content is super-serious and dare I say boring.

Sure, our mission is important, but God created us to enjoy humor, laughter, games, and fun.

Humor has ways of breaking down barriers and giving us common experiences. This is why so many speakers (and pastors) start their talks and sermons with a joke or funny story.

Research also shows that when it comes to online content, funny content gets the most engagement – it gets more likes, comments and shares than any other kind of content.

So, if you want more visitors to your website, more social media engagement, more links to your site and better search rankings, try mixing in some more humor and fun content.

5 Ways to Infuse Your Website with Fun and Humor

1) Funny videos



2) Funny quotes / images

Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. -G.K. Chesterton

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3) Ask fun questions

They don’t necessarily have to be funny. Just something interesting. Here are 150 questions to spark engagement.

4) Post photos of your people having fun

Last week our church did a chili cook-off and watched the Super Bowl together. It was fun and people enjoyed seeing pictures like this one I posted to Facebook.

5) Share funny stories

The bible is full of funny stories. Jesus often used sarcasm, hyperbole and even poked fun at people at times to make spiritual illustrations. When funny things happen in the context of our ministries and businesses, we can share them when they are appropriate and not embarrassing anyone or hurting anyone’s feelings.

Where can we have fun on our websites?

It’s difficult to have a whole lot of fun with a website that just has a homepage, about page, calendar, and a contact form. Fun and humor require an interactive medium like a blog and/or social media.

This is one of the reasons we strongly recommend churches, schools, ministries and businesses blog, and why blogging is a part of the Christian SEO services we offer.

So, get to it – have some fun today!

Discussion

  • What’s one way you’ve added some fun or humor to your website? Or a way you’ve seen another organization add fun and humor to theirs?

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

2 Comments

  • Love theme. It’s really interesting one. For this whole month I’m also going to post some thing funny in my site. Yes God created us to enjoy humor, laughter, games, and fun.

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