It’s a dangerous thing to step outside your door. For once you place your feet upon the road; you never know where it will take you. Though I have not visited anyplace nearly fantastic as Rivendale or Gondor; I can certainly agree with that wise old hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
If you missed it, the above is a partial quote from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Like Bilbo and Frodo, I’ve been on a journey for the past few months. Like Bilbo, I am far from dead. Where have I been to? Let’s put it this way. It certainly wasn’t to Mordor or anything like that. Continue reading
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
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 expressed. How 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?
I honestly didn’t give it much thought.
A week ago, a friend sent a link to an entertaining Christmas song. At first, I chuckled and enjoyed it.
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 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
Have 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