blogging from iPod touch

Just testing out my new iblogger application for my iPod touch.Yes, I finally splashed out and bought an iPod, after all these years of not justifying the expense of a glorified music player. iPhone was out of my budget but the iPod touch graduated from a music player to something far more useful and so…

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Swissing Up your blog with Swiss Miss

Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss was sitting in front of me at The Feast. She is a web design guru with a huge following among designers and geeks. It was really nice to meet her but I have to say that her blog is sooooooo much better looking than mine which now appears SCRUFFY…

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Joining ProBlogger Community

“The vision I have for ProBlogger.com is for it to be a private forum where bloggers can come to collaborate, network and learn together about how to improve their blogs.” Darren Rowse My friend Darren of Problogger is kicking off a community dimension of his great blog. Join today to become a founding member and…

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The 5 Blogs I Visited Most During My Blog Fast

During my blog fast of almost two months, these were the 5 Christian blogs I visited the most. Highly recommended!!!!! 1. Christianity Today LiveBlog – a gutsy, up-to-date, wide sweeping blog to keep you updated with what’s going on in Christendom. 2. Internet monk, the blog of Michael Spencer is superb and worth following. 3.…

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TallSkinnyKiwi BLOGIVERSARY, and I am taking a break.

Tallskinnykiwi is 8 Years old today. Well, it was actually June 3, 2001 when I shifted from Andrews Tea Salon (1997) to Tallskinnykiwi, but whose counting? Thanks to everyone who has been receiving my feeds and popping over occasionally to this blog to see what’s going on. Normally I do something special on these blogiversarys,…

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New York Times: They LOVE Me there!

Talk about David and the Web Goliaths. Look at me on the New York Times! When I first discovered the internet in the mid 90’s, the New York Times was my website of choice. Reading it for free, from my little cyber cafe in San Francisco, was an absolute blast. When I went on the…

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Female Christian Bloggers

I just had a peek at the top ten UK Christian female bloggers in the previous post and noticed a few things: – half of these blogs are PINK! – most of them deal with theology – most are creative in the comments section – one uses French language and a few of them have…

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Social Media Sabbaticals

[photo by andrew jones to make you say “I need a sabbatical!] UPDATED [Oct 13] with huge apology to my friend Rhett Smith who blogged some excellent thoughts on social media breaks and boundaries. ORIGINAL: Marcus Goodyear is taking a social media sabbatical, the Pyromaniacs are taking the month off and Darren Rowse of Problogger…

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Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere

“blogs are a global phenomenon that has hit the mainstream.” Technorati, State of the Blogosphere I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago at Blog World Expo and one of the highlights for me was the State of the Blogosphere presented by Technorati representatives. The whole session is up on their site. Totally worth…

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10 Commandments of Blogging

HT: Clerical Whispers shares the story behind the 10 commandments of blogging loosely developed at the Godblogs event in England which was hosted by the Evangelical Alliance. The commandments were given in a “tongue-in-cheek” manner, a bit like my “Blogger’s Prayer” back in 2002, but they are pretty good nonetheless. The 10 Commandments of Blogging:…

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Blog Manners

UPdate: OOPS! This site I was talking about [below] took me by surprise and I thought a mindless political blogger was using my feed in a blasphemous manner. This is not the case. Sorry. I should have taken the time to actually read the blog in question and also I failed to extend grace and…

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Blog World Going Well

Lovin’ it!! Having a great time in a session on corporate sponsorship right now. Before this was Wade Tonkin of Christian Affiliate Marketers who did a session for Godblogcon called How to Support Your Blog ( . . and stay saved). I am about to run over to hear Roger Overton from A-Team blog do…

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Standalone Bloggers

“The future of the new media, in my opinion, is moving away from personal sites toward online collectives that are focused on particular interests,” Joe Carter Ted Olsen at Christianity Today contemplates the future of standalone bloggers, mentioning three of them [including me]. His post is a kind reference to Joe Carter’s recent thoughts on…

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Neue Media – Aaron Linne on Blogging

Good article on blogging by Aaron Linne from LifeWay. Although it might be a thinly disguised advertisement for Lifechurch and Lifeway, the look and feel of this ultra-cool e-zine is superb and worth a look. To read “Neue Media”, go to this premiere issue of Neue Quarterly, page 47, and then hit full screen. Enjoy.…

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You Might Be A Faith-Blogger IF . . .

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy, I was just thinking up some ideas for my session at GodblogCon in a few weeks when I teach on the missional church in the internet age. You might be a faith blogger, I was thinking . . IF . . . – if you sit in the back…

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Google Insights for Search

Its another wicked cool tool from Google. Their insight for search tool lets you see word searches over time and within geographical regions. The search term “emerging church” for example, has been declining in use since its peak in early 2007 and South Africans come out on top as the top users of this term.…

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Roundtable for bloggers and church 2.0 geeks.

We are planning a roundtable next March in Austin, Texas during SXSW for some leading thinkers who want to see the blogosphere used wisely and effectively for mission. I will be there, Darren Rowse of Problogger said he will be there, and already a few others. Could you help me by recommending someone who should…

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Offending Blogs: Should they Stay or Should They Go?

"Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm" . . . said Paul to Timothy, without fully appreciating the legal ramifications of such a potentially slanderous statement should Alexander object and take action. A BIG conversation going on over the last few days regarding two men who are both occasional commenters here, Ken Silva and Richard…

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