Tuesday, January 5, 2010 • 12:17 am
It’s a few days late but thought some of you might still enjoy this list – especially if you’re newer to the blog community. Tomorrow, I’m going to share a note of gratitude and testament to the impact of blogging that is going to bless and amaze you.
If you’re new to the blog, you can subscribe here.
Surf around, take a peek, share any thoughts, and if you’re a blogger, share the ONE post that you want people to CLICK and READ.
Here’s the 13 most read posts from 2009: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , blogging, wordpress
Thursday, August 6, 2009 • 12:06 am
Yesterday, this blog passed a milestone of sorts. It reached 1,000,000 hits. While I don’t know how many “unique visitors” have visited the blog, all I know is that I’m thankful for those that:
- read & share this blog w/ others
- comment and engage in conversation
- pray for me, my family, & ministry
- contributed to the vision of One Day’s Wages
- and – generally – journeyed with me.
It still amazes me how many folks I’ve randomly met through my travels that walk up and say, “Thanks for your blog.” Well, thank y’all for reading my vomitaceous reflections of this one person seeking understanding in God’s larger narrative.
I started blogging regularly in the summer of 2006 and am thankful for the blog’s wide, diverse, and growing “audience” and community. My blogging covers numerous topics including Christianity, Religion, Justice Issues, Non-Profits, Global Poverty, Technology, Social Media, Culture, Current News, Politics, Humor, and everything in between.
If you haven’t read this already, here are the reasons WHY I BLOG.
People often ask me, “How I blog?”
I have two guiding principle in blogging: Read the rest of this entry »
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Monday, April 20, 2009 • 12:01 am
In light of Seattle being named ‘City of the Year’ by Fast Company magazine (article below), let’s begin a new week with a community building post. A ‘community building’ post is an invitation to get off the sidelilnes and write a comment. Share your answer and a bit of yourself.
Here’s the question:
Where do you currently live? Do you like your current city/town? And if you could live anywhere else in the world (not visit but actually live), where would that be?
My answer: Obviously, I live in Seattle. We are heading towards our 12 year anniversary in Seattle this June. It’s amazing to think that nearly 12 years ago, Minhee and I packed up our station wagon (about 5 months after getting married) and made our way to Seattle – not quite certain what the future would hold. I shared more about why I love Seattle here. Many of you also shared your answers for the world’s most beautiful city.
If I could live anywhere, my choices: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , blogging, city of the year, fast company, seattle, travel
Friday, December 12, 2008 • 1:08 am
This is the 2nd blog “open mic” I’ve hosted here. I hosted the first “open mic” several months ago after randomly feeling inspired to do so and got some interesting stuff.
What is a blog open mic? It’s simply a digital version of an OPEN MIC. The pic above is from an Open Mic we host at Q Cafe on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm for those that want to actually get on a small stage and get your talent on. In the comment section on this post, you can share anything – [well, almost anything]:
Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: technology, blogging, open mic, wordpress
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 • 7:17 am
I want to encourage YOU to start blogging…especially those who email me regularly about what I should blog about. My response: “Hey, you blog about it!”
And not because there’s money, power, and fame in blogging but because it gives you a chance to express your voice and engage in an ever interconnected world. Check out this video. Granted, it sounds like an overdone commerical for WordPress but is also a simple reminder of the influence of blogging. [h/t depraved tyler]
As for why I blog, I’ve shared it on couple occassions before but I’ll share it again. Is blogging time consuming? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: religion, technology, blogging, wordpress
Monday, September 22, 2008 • 11:12 pm
I’ve been encouraged by the number of folks that read my blog. I had no idea that people had nothing better to do. According to the blog’s statistics since its inception in 2006, I’ve written 496 posts, received about 517,300+ hits and 7219 comments, and 33,746 pieces of spam. The blog averages about 900 visitors each day although a good handful are from weirdos that google “beautiful depraved Asian cuties.” What a huge disappointment it must be for them to stumble onto a pastor’s blog!
I want to thank you for reading my blog and I do hope that the blog is a source of encouragement to you in some way or another. I have certainly enjoyed the opportunity to share my vomitaceous thoughts Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: religion, technology, blogging, poverty, wordpress
Thursday, August 21, 2008 • 1:44 am
I enjoy blogging. It’s therapeutic; allows me to be creative; and there are other various reasons why I blog.
The world wide web is a cool thing but every now and then, it gets a little weird. For example, I get my share of random digital holy rebukes from strangers about all kinds of stuff including my least favorite “Just stick to Jesus” emails. While I enjoy hosting dialogues on this blog, I do not enjoy receiving personal angry emails and borderline hate email. Nope. Not at all. And every now and then, we get rocks thrown through our windows that may or may have nothing to do with me. I hope not. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: religion, technology, blogging, my sassy girl
Thursday, July 17, 2008 • 9:01 am
Whew. I can breathe easy now that the salvation of my blog has been confirmed via this Wordle resource that documents the content of your [mostly recent] entries. I am super proud, righteous, and ecstatic to share with you that “C-H-R-I-S-T” plays a big role in my blog despite my harshest critics that think I am a pagan. I’m a Christ follower and I have proof here: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, religion, blogging
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 • 1:44 am
I’ve never done this before but randomly felt inspired to host an OPEN MIC…here on the blog. Don’t be afraid…express yourself.
What is this? It’s simply a digital version of an OPEN MIC. In the comments on this post, you can sharing anything – [well, almost anything]:
Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: entertainment, technology, blogging
Thursday, January 31, 2008 • 2:46 pm
I get varying opinions about my blog including the occasional hate email:
“It sucks. You suck.”
“You’re wasting time and bandwith.”
“You’re a sinister megalomania.”
“Shouldn’t you spend more time praying?” [Ok, I admit...this one hurts.]
And my favorite:
“Dude, you’re one angry asian.”
But on the most part, I’m glad that folks enjoying reading this blog. But the main reason why I blog isn’t to appease the quadrillion readers. It helps my level of sanity to e-journal if you will. And honestly, I’m trying to be as accesible to folks from my faith community, friends, curious inquirers from the blogosphere, fellow [tree huggin', Subaru drivin', granola bar eatin', recycling obsessin'] Seattlites and Northwesterners, and perverts with a fetish for “orientals” that search for “Korean Beauty” on search engines. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: religion, blogging, seattle
Thursday, January 3, 2008 • 2:03 am
This past year was my first full year blogging. After sporadic and pathetic attempts in years past, I took the plunge midway through 2006. It began with a post or two per week and now, I try to post daily Monday-Friday [like a good blog disciple of Scot McKnight]. In fact, I’ve carved out 11.30-Midnight each night for blogging unless circumstances come up. While the blog is accomplishing the below mentioned “purposes,” it has also taken a life of its own…I appreciate those who’ve chosen to journey with me through this venue. If you’re relatively new to the blog, you can subscribe to it here.
In retrospect, I wished I chose to blog faithfully much earlier. It would have been valuable – even now – for myself [and perhaps for others] to see some of my earlier vomitaceous thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »
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