Sunday, March 30, 2008

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Welcome to the Blogosphere VRCC Kitchen Class-ers! :-) For my regular readers who aren't in this class, bear with me. I just wanted to take a moment to re-explain what I want ya'll to do this week with the blogs and such. It's not hard! It promises to be quite entertaining in fact!

First off, blogs are posted online. They're meant to be read. They're meant to communicate thoughts & ideas. They're here and they're numerous, and they're a great way to connect with people.

The first part of your "assignment" is connections. I want ya'll to connect with one of our VRCC (or post-VRCC) bloggers. That means using one of the links on the right side of my blog to navigate to other blogs. Please don't read just the most recent entry! I use my blog as a pensieve (Harry Potter reference alert) to siphon off random thoughts, so sometimes my entries are deep; sometimes they're totally superficial and about my day. Most bloggers are like that. Read the first page of entries, or at least scan them. Find an entry that you enjoy, that speaks to you, that makes you laugh, and click on the comment button on the bottom of the entry and comment. You might need to sign in. Be bold. Get a sign in. It's free! :-) Come back ready to tell us which blogger you enjoyed and what you commented on. Just to help (so you know the best links to click on):

30...Really??? is Kelly S.
A Bored TX Mommy Shares Her HSO's is LaRae.
Perpetual Timothy is a preacher I went to HU with.
The A-Team is Jody and Janell.
The Book of Phylemon is Paul... The Mort Game is his too.
The PEAK Brothers is a blog that Paul, Alan, Eric, and Kent share (but don't update... lol).
The Swan Speaks is Eric.
The Swayne Diaries is Larissa.
Wade's Ranting is Wade S.
What Does That Mean is Mario.

I'm going to go ahead and ask forgiveness for any of you who I'm linked to who are shocked that you're part of the class, but know it's to build connections and not to embarrass you or anything weird.

The second part is secrets. The connection is a small part of what I want us to discuss in class. The main focus of what we'll be discussing will come from the link on the right to PostSecret. PostSecret was started by a man named Frank Warren. He left postcards around the country asking people to send him their secrets on postcards. He requested that they be creative and said they could be fun, serious, scary, anything. He posts a new batch of secrets every week on Sunday. In fact, he has best selling books of these secrets that you can find at most any bookstore, and people tend to leave their secrets tucked in the pages of these books! I'd like you to look at this week's secrets. As of this moment, I haven't even read the secrets this week, so I have no idea what is in store for you! As a quick disclaimer, some of these secrets can be a little PG 13 or higher, and I have no control on whether or not some are a little more risque than others, so bear with me here!

1. Pick your favorite secret from the site to discuss next week. It could be one that really speaks to you, makes you think, reminds you of someone, etc.

2. Think of what role secrets play in our lives. Have you had a secret that has gotten in the way of your relationship, your connection, with someone else? with God? Is there room for secrets in our relationship with God? What is a secret you have or had in the past that you can share? I'm not asking for anything deep and dark, but if you want to share one, you're welcome to do so. Just come ready to talk about secrets.

I know it's asking a lot for ya'll to do "homework!" Just think of it as directed web surfing. :-) Can't wait to hear what ya'll have to say!


  1. You're assignment is for people to goof -off?

  2. Cool blog. I've just declared this to be the month of Ape-ril. I found your monkey post here when searching for Skrull blogs, of all things.