As you may have noticed, I've refurbished this blog with a fresh coat of paint and a new name! The new name is a better reflection of where I'm at and what I'd like to do here, which is to mercilessly influence you to think exactly like me, of course. ...
Most of you reading this may not be aware that November is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. Freelance writer Chris Baty started the project in July 1999 and since the launch it has grown to 323,039 participants this year. Without me, only 323,038 would have been involved–a certain disappointment. The challenge looks like this:... Continue Reading →
If you enjoy writing, you also have a very special gift. That gift is the ability to come up with a lot of reasons not to write. These reasons can be very useful for someone who actually doesn't enjoy writing and just needs a reason not to do it. Here are a few so that... Continue Reading →
About twice a year, I get inspired to write an "As Of Late" post, though this is the first time I've titled it as such. This post is that sort of thing, so if you are looking for that N.T. Wright book summary I promised to continue working on, you should move on, but come... Continue Reading →
I'm usually of the mind that writers block is a result of a not doing enough reading. However, there are also times when you have a million thoughts floating around your mental stratosphere but you can't nail one thing down. So I decided it is time for a plan to defeat writer's block. Lately I've... Continue Reading →
A friend came to me yesterday asking advice on how to start a blog. After explaining how qualified I was to answer his question, I gently patted him on the back and said, "Have a seat" (I figured that patronizing him would make him listen more carefully). I've maintained a blog for about nine years,... Continue Reading →
For those not familiar with Seth Godin, he's an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Godin's ideas on innovation, excellence, and marketing have strong implications whether you are a business leader, church leader, or simply a"cog in the wheel" as an employee somewhere. I highly recommend his book, Linchpin, as a resource for thinking, leading... Continue Reading →
You should have a blog. Whoever you are, and regardless of your writing skill or how many people you think would read it. Why? Because of three words: communication, reflection, and participation. Writing gives us an opportunity to practice communicating effectively, and many of us need that practice. Think of how many times you have... Continue Reading →
I have been maintaining a blog since 2001, when a friend purchased jasonbarmer.com for me. Since that time, I've posted with a wide variety of frequency, whether once a week, or once a quarter. Lately, I've been on a once a month rotation and have wondered why my posts have been so sparse. It didn't... Continue Reading →
Krista's post from Tuesday is terrific. Check it out HERE. I'm highly biased, but I think it is a great piece.