I am the author/moderator at JoshuaRivers.net and BaptistEducation.org. I have also written the book, "Founded Upon a Rock," which teaches about the philosophy of education from a Baptist perspective. I am also involved in web design/development.
Wow! You have given me a lot to think about regarding my Twitter usage. I have about 100 less followers than I follow, but I know I follow a several that only follow a select few (like Cliff :). I generally follow most people that follow me (I check their bio first). I'll probably be more selective now.
4 weeks ago on 305 How To Increase Your Twitter Followers, Scientifically
I have been using Stitcher for listening to podcasts. I may go and try the Apple app. Thanks, Cliff and Erik.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 304 – Michael Stelzner says… “Podcasting, Bar Nothing In Our Study, Is The Hottest Thing In 2013. Period!” – And So Much More!
Thanks for this article, Dave. It comes a great time! I'm going to the EntreLeadership 1-day event in a couple weeks, so I've been looking for some advice and tips about preparing for an event like this. I'm actually going to be sharing things I find on my next podcast episode. I'll definitely link back to this!
My latest conversation: Lessons from Joseph the Dreamer
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Get Rid of Your Networking Fear Once And For All
Thanks for the tips! Here's an addition: I've used photoxpress.com. They have both free and premium pictures available.
2 months ago on 120 – How and Where to Find Images for Your WordPress Site
I wish I can say I've never done this. I'm still guilty sometimes. I teach a Bible class in a Christian school, and I sometimes allow the students to turn things in late or I change the due date. There's sometimes legitimate reasons, but sometimes there's not, and I'm just allowing laziness and non-confintationalism (if that's a word) go unchecked.
Thanks for the reminder and encouragement!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Discover How To Hold People Accountable
Congrats and good luck! I'm embarking on a similar journey myself, as far as starting a business and taking my blog in a slightly different direction. I look forward to your updates and hope you can follow mine. I'm sure we can help each other.
4 months, 1 week ago on The Beginning of The End
@CascadeVDesigns I should have just horded this so I can give the best service for clients! MWAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding - glad to share it! I get so many great resources and ideas here, I just had to share it right away.
5 months ago on 106 – How to Teach Someone WordPress
I accidentally came across a great resource for Wordpress, especially in light of one of your recent episodes. I signed up for Google Analytics and installed the Google Analyticator plugin in. At the bottom of the plugin page was an ad for an e-book: "A Better Wordpress for Clients" by @troydean. It required a subscription, so I went through the process and got the e-book. It totally blew me away! It's about 84 pages, and I read it all yesterday.
He shows how to make a stripped down version of the dashboard for the client to use, leaving only the menu options they need. He also shows how to change the branding so it is personalized for each client. There's a free plugin to help with this: "White Label CMS." He also has a premium plugin that has a video users manual ("WP Video User Manual"). He also goes ahead and introduces some SEO basics. Through all of it, he shares how he teaches his clients when he hands the site over to them.
I thought I would pass this on. It is definitely worth the time and effort to sign up (http://www.videousermanuals.com/ and scroll to the bottom of the page).
I have to agree about the iPhone app. I've been using it for a few months, and it has been very handy (hmmm....hand-held device that's handy...). I don't use it for major publishing, but it's great for tweaking or getting it started when I'm away from my computer. Thanks, Dustin!
6 months, 1 week ago on 102 - WordPress Custom Post Types
Thanks again for being able to share my tools with your audiance. Afterwards, you suggested Work Flowy, and I've started using that, too. Seems to be pretty good.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 097 – Software for Everyday WordPress Users Part 2
Very good points, Jon. I don't think I'm in the 3%. Maybe 4%. I have goals, but not necessarily written down. I have arbitrary deadlines many times, so the motivation is not as strong. Politicians also have many smaller deadlines along the way that help keep the motivation going.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Politicians Succeed More
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7 months, 2 weeks ago on 096 – How to Migrate Data within WordPress
@dhartzler10 @JoshuaWRivers @warnerchad Both. Most of mine are "primitive" compared to some mentioned on the show, but it may help others that are just starting.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on 095 – Software for Everyday WordPress Users
@dhartzler10 @warnerchad I'll sign up for that :)
@Jon Henry I would say that the responsibility ultimately lies with the student. No one can force someone to truly change. We may be able to force them to conform to rules and procedures, but it needs to be an inward change. The teacher, mentor, etc. can and should use their influence and ability to help the students to make the changes. Teach them specific ways of implementing them, create accountability to aid them during the process, etc.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Education is Not Power
This is so true! I am a firm believer in educating yourself. But at the same time, we need to make sure that we are taking the time to absorb the new information and work at applying it in our lives somehow. Some knowledge may be applied simply by sharing it with others and helping them. Some may be applied by making changes in our lives (habits, schedules, etc.).
@CarolDublin I may joke around and get sarcastic, but The Matrix is serious stuff! I had the series about dreams on my mind when I watched part of this movie (again), and the ideas just started coming.
I have had to leave my dream world because I wasn't going anywhere...fast. I had to realize where I was, accept it, then start preparing to fulfill my purpose and calling. It's been a slow process because I tend to learn the hard way. But I can definitely see progress!
Thanks for stopping by!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on You're Living in a Dream World
@kevinsview It certainly takes a lot of prayer to get and stay on the right path. One thing I have noticed is that God does use many things in our past to shape us for the future. The things in our past may not be His doing (i.e. we mess up and/or go our own way), but He is able to use us when we commit our life to Him.
My latest conversation: You're Living in a Dream World
8 months, 2 weeks ago on What's Your Dream?
@Aaron Nelson I understand completely! Our dreams can be pushed behind other things as "life happens." I never really had well-defined dreams growing up (even into my 20's). But I have started to look back and I can see different pieces scattered throughout. I'm seeing that there have been some patterns, and some bridges to new areas. I love seeing my life more as a whole than days that are scattered. Following God, I know that all those pieces are vital to what He has in store!
@CarolDublin That's the beauty of finding and grasping principles: they apply in many, if not all, areas of our life! This is a "new" concept for me to work on. I'm usually the one to hurry up and get the work done and then turn it in right away. For me, it was usually pride, arrogance, and ego that led me to act this way: "Surely I wouldn't have anything wrong!"
My latest conversation: Top 5 Posts for August, 2012
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Over-deliver on-time