Last Week’s Links for 2011-08-08

  • My #twitter age is 4 years 130 days 14 hours 22 minutes 10 seconds. Find out yours at http://twitter.seocoder.org/ #twittertime #
  • Not trying to get political, but that's a lot of $$$$: A visualization of US debt stacked in 100 dollar bills http://bit.ly/pYCX4T #
  • I've written the first 1,841 words of "Tweeting Church." I'm trying to write 1,612/day, so I'm ahead! 48,159 to go. #TweetingChurch #
  • If your church doesn't know where to go next with technology, I can be your virtual tech director: http://t.co/PfwuC0F #
  • Didn't really like the facebook one; let's see about this one: Get Google+Tweet http://bit.ly/nIHKkI #
  • Question of the week: Who has your favorite logo and why? #
  • Good one! rt @cbridges1973: Where's the arrow in the logo? Like God's Word, when it's revealed, u never see it the same. http://t.co/7ZIPNQG #
  • In case you missed it: Question of the week: Who has your favorite logo and why? #
  • More on website planning: Website Planning Guide http://bit.ly/oxmw38 #
  • My wife asked if there was enough on twitter & the church to write #TweetingChurch #PodcastingChurch didn't get hard until 17,000 words in. #
  • Oh, how right they were in 1982: STUDY SAYS TECHNOLOGY COULD TRANSFORM SOCIETY – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/o4hN15 #
  • Up to 3443 words in #Tweeting Church. That's the introduction and most of a chapter on what Twitter is and isn't. #
  • The storm just hit the TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. international headquarters…i.e. my house. Might be good to write to. #TweetingChurch #
  • Fun cartoon tutorial: Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon In Adobe Illustrator http://bit.ly/ro22Ss #
  • Day 3 of writing #TweetingChurch I ran right past my goal of hitting 4,800 words. I'm at 5,289. I keep coming up with chapter ideas. Yes! #
  • Writing really is like exercise. Day 1 was a struggle to hit 1600 words. Day 2 was harder. Day 3 it just flowed. I wrote about 2000 today #
  • I'm not a form guy, but some of these might help you: Useful Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel Templates http://bit.ly/oIYtT4 #
  • RT: @ChurchTechToday First church management software iPad App is released http://t.co/AAaJ1fR @iconcmo #churchtech #
  • Great call with @DrBradHenson ; looks like I'll be heading his way to help his people podcast. How can I help your church reach more people? #
  • You know I like wordpress themes: 35 Best Minimal WordPress Themes http://bit.ly/nVEXwf #
  • If you don't want your followers as targeted as I want mine: Top 237 Twitter Users Who Will Follow You Back http://bit.ly/okTbSG #
  • Sometimes I wonder what would happen if Christians didn't denounce false prophets, but were so genuine themselves, that it was obvious. #
  • Wow! This is cool. rt @obidawsn Free Freschetta at http://www.freefreschetta.com/ . Right now, they're doing crazy stuff live. #freepizza #
  • Day 4 writing #TweetingChurch I'm up to 6922 words. 522 ahead of schedule. 43078 to go or 26078 to equal #PodcastingChurch #
  • I'm more building a business: Building a job vs. building a business http://bit.ly/qQI5ZQ #
  • There are still two copies of #PodcastingChurch at Jo-Beth. Lexington peeps pick one up. #fb http://t.co/OkGlRTI #
  • From time to time I remind myself that if I try I might fail it if I don't, I already have. #
  • Some cool ideas here: Motion Design Reel on Vimeo http://bit.ly/qTgFGT #
  • People are dying without Jesus and Christians argue about useless details. If you want to argue, ask how to help instead. #
  • A couple of these actually helped me a lot: 8 Free or Low-Cost Twitter Timesaving Tools http://bit.ly/rifwfQ #
  • I liked a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/K48-Li7lIfA?a The Gospel In Four Minutes #
  • Day 5 done. 8,682 words down. My goal was 8000, so I'm 682 ahead. 41,318 words to go in #TweetingChurch #
  • #FollowFriday @MichaelHyatt @2morrowknight @smashingmag @adamsconsulting @shadesofjoe @MarriedSpice @obidawsn @cbridges1973 @DeannaAF #
  • As a video guy, I try and use one whenever possible; here's why for stills: Why You Need a Tripod http://bit.ly/rdGk6J #
  • Just found out there's a TEDxLexington (@TEDxLEX). I'd love to speak at it, but don't know if I can. It's right before Podcamp Cincinnati. #
  • Very cool ways to do common things faster: TNW Lifehacks http://tnw.co/oUFicu #
  • I know I get a lot out of conferences, but these help, too: 8 Ways to Maximize a Church Conference Experience http://bit.ly/nVfEU0 #
  • Build Your Own Video Camera Table Dolly for Under $20 with PVC Pipes http://lifehac.kr/nkrl61 #
  • 10,470 down. That's 800ish words ahead of schedule. This is really coming along. I hate the minutia of this, but need to stay accountable #
  • It's a amazing how excited I get after a decade of vision from my pastor, I'm glad it's vision weekend. Bring it @PeteHise! #
  • We live in extreme days and we have to have an extreme love for people. #xtreme #
  • The best messages aren't been to be applauded; they're meant to be applied. #
  • What if we dare to trust Jesus to do the impossible! #
  • Audacious faith isn't faith in yourself and your abilities; it's faith in the maker of everything. He has a plan even in my inability. #
  • Churches. Are you more concerned with who you're trying to reach or who you're trying to keep? #
  • I so need to upgrade to Lion: Top 10 Secret Features in Mac OS X Lion http://lifehac.kr/p5VhKa #
  • Wow! I've sold Podcasting Church in 3 countries on Kindle. I know one is the UK; my royalties tell me that one other was outside the US. #fb #
  • Soon my circles will be complete: How to Migrate Your Facebook Account and Data to Google+ http://lifehac.kr/p3xket #
  • Another dispatch from Paul at TrinityDigitalMedia.com – http://eepurl.com/e8nmA #
  • See? Creativity isn't that hard? Stimulate Creativity with the SCAMPER Mnemonic http://lifehac.kr/rrXYao #
  • Guilty! Weekends are the hardest to find time. Rt @johny_mo @PodcastinChurch is working on his new book. #TweetingChurch yfrog.com/gzf3mdvj #
  • I have a 35 year old friend who's dying of cancer. I'm audaciously praying that she is 100% healed. It's crazy, but I'm praying. #Rosemary #
  • The beginning of anything is exciting; it's the middle where things are hard before you crest the hill and momentum starts to build. Finish. #
  • No, innovation is movement not locked gears. Rt @steveymacjr: Government logo fail of the day http://t.co/tjott2e #
  • Creative and fun, oh and geeky too: Jedi Gang Fight http://bit.ly/pUBySo #
  • Thanks for not being annoyed my friends. Day 7: 1648 more words for a total of 11739. I love how quickly it's coming. #TweetingChurch #
  • I really need to try this again: Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup & Streaming Machine with FreeNAS http://lifehac.kr/nisGqx #

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.