Saturday, June 23, 2007

I have overdosed on the internet

Okay, so I used to only check my email. It was a beautiful thing. I would go on, listen to the little hums and blips of my dial-up connection, log into my account (I used Juno back in the day. Remember Juno?), check my mail and be done with it. All was right with the world. Somewhere between then (circa 1999) and now the internet has spun out of control and it has become just a little daunting. first I got into blogging and I had to link to everyone and have them link to me. Much of my day was spent figuring out how to drive traffic to my site so that people could hear (or read) my unique voice in the blogosphere. Since "content drives readership," though much of my blog has been relegated to videos I find on youtube or the occasional random piece of clip art. That's not enough though, because now I'm also balancing myspace and facebook, trying to mangae my top 8, poke, tag, and write on walls all while actually getting some work done. So here's the deal. For the next couple of weeks, while we prepare for our new website to launch (www.clovishills.com), I will be revamping, downsizing and stepping away from the wacky world of social networking. When I come back (hopefully the new site launches the beginning of July) I will have a blog geared toward Clovis Hills peeps. Hopefullly it'll be a place where people can get to know some of our musicians and me a little bit better so they feel like they know us when they walk in the church rather than just seeing us on stage. I'll be posting with my boss on a regular basis (it'll be in my schedule, probably 2-3 times a week) and while it will still have room for the random stuff that happens in my life, it will be mostly focused on worship. I think that's the stuff I want to talk about; what worship is, who I am as a worship leader and regular joe and who some of the volunteers are that make this thing go. I'm hoping to include video, more photos and a few surprises here and there. So I'll see you in a couple of weeks! Before I leave though, let me leave you with this little video that may help you better understand how I've been feeling. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Shalene said...

Ok. Paul, I've overdosed as well I think, but in a good way, if there is such a thing. Anyway, check out my blog(s) (Yes, I have more than one.) I would love to be listed as one of your friends as well. My main blog is more of a women's blog, but it's become less gender specific as time has gone on. http://msp31woman.blogspot.com, http://freedomofthespirit.blogspot.com, http://hopeforthefamily.blogspot.com, and my website is http://prv31woman.org (the latter is definitely a woman's site, but perhaps your wife would enjoy it.)

Shalene said...

Hi Paul, ok, where's the new blog geared towards Clovis Hills "peeps" as you put it? The new website has launched!! I'll be checking in to see what you've come up with in the near future.

Micah said...

where's the new blog?!

Shalene said...

Hello??? Still no new news?? The site has been launched now for awhile. I'm gonna have to give you a hard time about this tonight when I see you at practice. :) Blessings, Paul!