For all of you avid Tweeters (which all of you should be!), here’s info on how to turn off/manage the new email notifications that Twitter rolled out this week
- My favorite part – being able to see when people favorite one of your tweets (though it doesn’t account for “read later” which I do for any tweet that has a link in it – I only favorite tweets that are link-less)
- My least favorite part – people being able to see when I favorited their tweets. Makes me think twice about favoriting any tweet. Anyone else feel that or is it just me? They’ve turned “favorite” into a lame “like” button. I used “favorite” more as a “read later” not as a like button. For example: I favorited a student’s tweet of “My dad sucks. #iwish I had a better one” because it was so heartbreakingly poignant. Do I really want that guy getting a notification that I “liked” that tweet?
This article by Jon Acuff articulates well something that is the source of a lot of bad marriages – husbands selfishly pursuing their hobbies, dreams, TV-watching at the expense of their family. Or more specifically – being selfish at the wrong time:
“sometimes, when we focus on our dreams, or try to brainstorm ideas, our wives cry in the kitchen.
When you’re a husband or a dad, your time doesn’t just belong to you.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t be selfish with your time. Not at all. You just have to know when you can be, which is why I encourage you to be selfish at 5AM.
If you’re willing to find your time at the beginning of your day or the end, chances are you can tweak your schedule a little and be a little selfish.”
Wow. Russell Brand the evangelist. The foul-mouthed, raunchy husband of Katy Perry describes his new quest to popularize the pursuit of God.
- By no means a Christian (he prays and meditates)
- But a surprisingly articulate Russell Brand shares how fame (and other pursuits, “buying of brands”) does not satisfy.
- His goal- to provoke people to aspire to greater things/seek God.
- The video gets really good around minute 12
“What is fame? “ashes in my mouth
Someone once told me that all desire is a desire to be at one with God and a substitute form
So perhaps we can draw attention not to the shadow on the wall but to the source of light itself
We should try to examine the things we are using to try to make us happy – this pursuit of celebrity, of status, of wealth
Perhaps if we could popularize (through the techniques of consumerism and branding), a different idea, a different narrative, perhaps the world would change”
No greater love – Ephesians 5:25 in action - a heartbreaking story of a Joplin man’s bravery (from MSNBC)
Great insight into the legacy of Oprah
“Oprah, the prophetess of post-Judeo-Christian America who brought us big hug spirituality — love yourself, save yourself — leaves the daily stage today to run her media empire.”
Though I’ve stopped by over the years, I’ve just started subscribing to Take Your Vitamin Z’s blog. A great curator of content, those last three links are via Z.
If you’ve never made the wonderful discover of subscribing (free!) to blogs, I HIGHLY recommend it. I think one of the best ways to develop as a leader is by subscribing to and reading blogs. You won’t grow as a leader if you’re not being exposed to new ideas and great leaders. And there’s no quicker way than to read great blogs. Here’s how.