If You Can Find Me, You Can Read Me

First, I want to thank folks for keeping up with my wandering self as I have  lived so many variations of my social media and blogging life. I am still amazed and humbled that folks read my drivel, so I hope to make the navigation as painless as possible. Now that I have been blogging [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Pastors About the Dangers of Using Social Media

UPDATE 10.11.12: Here is a very thoughtful response from David Hansen as he offers a caution about the letter itself. Thanks David for the graceful push-back and call for even more nuance, Get Out of the Garage. Dear Pastors, Apologies if this post seems less than fully baked, but what I am about to try [Read More…]

Top 200 Church Blogs and Then Some

A few weeks ago, Kent Shaffer’s Church Relevance Blog posted a list of Top 200 Church Blogs. And while I am honored to have cracked the charts at #90 the list, like many others, on first glance, I felt as though the list lacked diversity in many areas: gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. Of course, I did [Read More…]

Tips, Tactics and Best Practices to Improve Your Instagram Life

Like most successful social media platforms, if it isn’t easy to use, it probably won’t make it, but after my Three Reasons You Should Try Instagram post, I figured I shouldn’t direct you into unknown waters without giving a few tips and and practices to help avoid feeling lost. Getting started . . . Getting [Read More…]

Three Reasons You Should Try Instagram

By now most of you have heard of Instagram. Not only did Facebook buy this fledgling company for a bazzillion dollars, but for many folks it has become the social media platform of choice. The reason that I too have gravitated to Instagram might be that my twitter and facebook feeds are getting more and more difficult to track or [Read More…]

The Courage to Blog About Personal Struggles

[Photo By Ian Sane] A few weeks ago, there was an a slight uproar in the football world. In response to the suicide of Junior Saeu and NFL concussion controversies some ex-NFL stars began sharing that they would prefer that their kids not play football. Now blogging is nowhere near as physically damaging to ones body as football, [Read More…]

Anyone Else Want to Give up eMail for Lent?

View original post. Don’t worry, I’m not REALLY going to do it, but boy do I want to. Last year I updated a post pushing back on the idea that one should give up social media for Lent. In that post I basically argue that, unless it is holding you back from somehow connecting to [Read More…]

My 2011 Twitter Year in Review

This is re-posted from www.reyes-chow.com. Next in line for my “year in review” posts . . . Twitter.* My 2011 Blogging Year in Review My 2012 New Year Resolutions As I traveled back through a year full of tweets I was struck by how much I tweet. I know that some folks have unfollowed me because I tweet too [Read More…]

2012 Prayers of the People on Facebook

This post was reposted from www.reyes-chow.com. [Photo By aussiegall] I know that for people of all faiths prayer is an incredibly important part of life, not only for one’s own sense of connecting to God, but also in order to stay connected to the people around them. As social media gets further embedded in our everyday lives, [Read More…]

My 2011 Blogging Year in Review

Re-posted from www.reyes-chow.com. Like so many of us, whenever I get to the end of a calendar year, I am always surprised how quickly the year has gone by. I am not a big journaler of the pen and paper variety, but I have been known to tweet, blog and Facebook on occasion, so these three platforms are [Read More…]