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Currently, I only need 87 more comments in order to reach 1,000 comments on my blog. I started this blog shortly after I got married, moved to St Louis and started my job at New City Fellowship. I’ve moved host sites a couple of times before settling on WordPress, but all the comments from the past sites still remain. Here are a few of my favorite comment discussions from the past:
Here’s my first comment-fishing question: What kind of worship leading conversations need to be featured on this blog?
It was 5 years ago that I first started my blog on blogger. I had planned on doing some kind of vast retrospective on all the things I’ve learned in the past 5 years, a list of my favorite posts, reader polls, special contests, etc. Then I forgot. In music ministry it can be pretty hard to keep up with all the strings of thought that run through your brain. Maybe I will do all this stuff later, but for now, I have too much work to be messing around on wordpress all day.
I took the plunge and signed up for Twitter this week. I am still learning how to use it effectively. It’s a simple concept, but I would love any advice from Twitter users about how to integrate it with Facebook, wordpress, and myspace.
Meanwhile, I’m starting to feel overwhelmed with social networking fatigue. This morning, I was thinking about social networking in light of the story of the “Tower of Babel.” It’s as if we are building this amazing system of communication that has the potential of connecting everyone on the planet. But, it seems like the bigger it gets the more confusing it is and the more we actually fail to communicate. Lately, email is not successfully communicating. Facebook is also loosing it’s effectiveness. Blogs seem to be neglected by their authors. I feel like the more I reach for the masses, the more I seem to loose the effectiveness of my message.
A more traditional, geographic system of community reaches fewer people, but each interaction is more meaningful. Sarah and I have been enjoying the opportunities to show hospitality that owning a home provides. Having face-to-face interactions gives me so much more satisfaction as well as genuine concern for my neighbor. So with that being said, I want to encourage everyone who reads this to have a very Happy Halloween! Turn off your computer and knock on your neighbor’s door and do some good old-fashioned social networking.
(Then when your done, post pics on Facebook, tweet about what your favorite candy is, and blog about your favorite Halloween memories.)