Author Archives: Barry Brindisi

I Just Want To Play!

For the past few days, I’ve been tracking a debate about video games, YouTube and YouTube entertainers. As I read the tweets found on Twitter, a question formed in the back of my mind. How can I contribute to the ongoing debate? 

Outside of Minecraft, I rarely play any video games. I am simply not a gamer or I’d have created a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming. How did I get wrapped up in this debate?  Though I’m not a gamer, I follow certain YouTube gaming personalities and I listen to their comments on Twitter.

What can I contribute to this raging debate? For YouTubers, parents and fans, I will point you to this old piece of advice. It’s found in an old letter and its advice is quite solid. How so?   Continue reading

My Dealing With An Online Stalker

In the age of social media, it is becoming easier and easier to reach out and touch someone. Does that phrase sound familiar? It’s a catchphrase created by the marketing geniuses of AT&T. I doubt they had Twitter, Skype and Facebook in mind, though.

Today, the phone is no longer the only way to reach out and talk with someone. Do you have Skype on your computer? I have it and Skype is a great way to see and talk with someone.  It’s a little too easy!

What happened? Did I get a stalker? How about someone looking for love in all the wrong places? I do hope you’re sniffing that bait. Would you like to know what happened? How I dealt with it.  Continue reading

Why Are Your Comments, So Appreciated?

Over the years, I have noticed that YouTubers often ask for two simple things: Please leave a “Like” on this video. Please subscribe to my channel. Why? It is not just to grow a channel.

I can definitely say the same thing for my blog, Inspiration Point. It’s also true for many bloggers, too. Site visitors will come and they will go. If not for site trackers like StatsCounter and Google Analytics, we would never know about your visits.

Why do my YouTube friends ask for “Likes”, subs and comments? How does it relate to blogging? The following statement may sound strange; however, I will explain it. Here’s a hint: It has to do with the first sentence of this paragraph.

An open rebuke is far better than a love that is never expressedHow so?  How can someone clobbering you be better than a hidden like? What does this have to do with growing a blog, like Inspiration Point or a YouTube channel? 
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Say “Merry Christmas”

A week ago, a friend sent a link to an entertaining Christmas song. At first, I chuckled and enjoyed it. I honestly didn’t give it much thought.

This morning, I am considering a good story, on Christmas. It’s Christmas and NOT Xmas. The lovely little Christmas song came to mind. I decided to give “Say Merry Christmas” a second look. I didn’t just revisit the link; I looked up the actual YouTube page. What did I find? Continue reading

Let’s Support Christian YouTubers

Let’s face it. YouTube is one of the fastest growing arenas for entertainment. It is also a great place to find help on a variety of topics. Did you know there are hurting people seeking help, with depression or plain stress? Would you believe that Christians can have a powerful impact through something like a video game? Continue reading

I Took A Break From Blogging I’m BACK!!

flockHave you ever felt overwhelmed and you needed a vacation? I have been there. In fact, I took an extended break from Inspiration Point, for that very reason. It started when I finished writing “Don’t You Worry About a Thing!“.

What happened? What brought this on? Was I suffering from depression? No, I simply became exhausted and here’s my story. I trust you will find it helpful in dealing with your own situation. Continue reading

Don’t You Worry About A Thing!

Worry

Worry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s Note: For a couple of years, I have had this poetic song rising up, in times of anxiety and stress. For me, I enjoy singing; hence, I am calling this poem, a poetic song. You are free to have a different opinion.
Why am I releasing it, now? It just seems the time is right. I hope and pray this tuneful poem will bless those, who read it. If you are a songwriter or singer, then please feel free to make it into an actual song.
Enjoy!
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