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A brief update of things past and things to come

Sorry, for the brief hiatus with no warning. As you might have figured out, I’m off spending time with family and haven’t been at a computer much to type, read, or otherwise. I’m in Minnesota for the week, with limited internet access, which means I might throw up a couple post, but don’t expect much.

I arrived in Minnesota just in time to wish my beautiful baby niece a happy 2.5 hour birthday! Take a moment and give a happy birth greeting to baby Taya.

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas greetings to everyone, sorry I haven’t written much about these holidays and their meanings, but hopefully you’ve been too busy enjoying them to miss anything.

I’ll try and do a brief year in review next week as I have time. For now, enjoy your time with family, friends, and the final days of 2006.

Looking forward to this week…

Again, a rather un-profound post.
It looks to be another busy week ahead, so I want to prepare you for the disappointment and heartache you might feel from not hearing more from me as far as thoughtful commentary on life goes.

Here’s some of the short, but hopefully interesting post you can be expecting this week:

  • Notes on the book To Own a Dragon and/or Colossians Remixed
  • Notes on applying GTD (getting things done) to my work and life
  • Notes on how to be a better teacher and motivator
  • sweet advertisements I’ve seen recently
  • commentary on life

That’s about all from these parts.

April 9th, Weekly Update podcast

The latest and greatest from Trying to Follow, now in podcast form. This 15 minute update fills you in on this week’s blog post and let’s you know if you want to spend time checking more of it out.

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(775) 370-6924

my thoughts on the site currently

I’ve gone a good three months without spending too much time boring you with self-evaluation of how the site is going and things of that nature, so now the time has come again. Here is a list of things I’d like to share in no particular order.

  • Last month we were averaging well over 100 page views a day and nearly that many unique visitors. This is a definite increase and sign of new readership. Also, there are about 20+ current subscribers via email and RSS (according to feedburner) which is also a great increase.
  • According to my new stats tracker these are most popular posts this month:
    Most Popular Pages (by visits)
      Blog Page/Post Visits Comments
      Jesus and Immigrants: The Gosp… 108 0
      Journal of Christian Nursing I… 92 6
      5 Steps to Record a Skype Call… 78 1
      About ariah fine. 77 0
      free-will vs. predestination: … 57 2
  • As you can see my “About Ariah Fine” Page is one of the most popular, which made me realize I should probably spruce it up a little bit. I’ve added a few things but there’ll be more to come.
  • For the one or two people who don’t visit the site (use rss or email) I’ve added a little audio intro message on the sidebar, a myStatus section, a feature article spot, and one or two other things.
  • We officially have a Podcast Hotline that you can call and leave messages on (or if your interested, call and I’ll podcast with you). I’d LOVE to get some messages from those folks that read my blog, but I don’t know you at all. Please call and leave a message (don’t worry I won’t answer): (775) 370-6924 [first person to leave a message get’s a free t-shirt]
  • You’d be impressed by some of the google searches that this site shows up on the front page for:
    “geez magazine” Chicago
    Justice Clothing
    Radiant Magazine
    stores with sweatshops
    would take nothing for my journey now, maya angelou summaries
  • I think I’m getting ready to fix up the top banner on here to something more personal and significant.
  • Comments on my post have been lacking, which makes me anxious to try and write something fairly controversial. any ideas?
  • I’m unsure whether people are currently enjoying the one post a day thing, or if you would rather I write more?

That’s all I can think of at the moment, but I’m sure there is more that’ll come later.

Weekly Audio Summary

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This is the first of what I hope will be a regular weekly audio summary. I know there are a number of people out there who are more interested in listening to things rather then reading them. I’m going to try and sum up the things that I have written throughout the week in a short and concise audio summary. I’ll point out the comments that have been made a give a little of my reaction to them. Basically it’s just a chance to update our audio subscribers to what’s happening on the blog.