Have you been reading the Compassion Bloggers about their trip to El Salvador? If you’re still wondering if Compassion could really make a difference in a child’s life for just $38 a month, watch this video. It’s long, so follow these directions (courtesy of Bryan Allain):
1. Press play to start the video streaming and then pause it.
2. Come back a minute later and start playing the video at the 3:45 mark.
3. Watch the video for the next 6 minutes and let your heart be moved.
Catalyst 2009 Compassion Moment from Catalyst on Vimeo.
You can sponsor a child today. Also, we’re all invited to a live video chat from El Salvador with the Compassion Bloggers TONIGHT, (Wednesday, November 11) at 9 p.m. CST at http://www.livestream.com/compassion.
On a lighter, way less important note, have you seen the commercials for Windows 7? The ones where people are saying that the new system was their idea? I love the way, in their memory, each person looks much more attractive than they do in real life. Because, come on, who doesn’t do that?
Do you get this Twitter thing?
For the past 18 months, I’ve been blogging and using Facebook and Twitter. I’ve also been researching social media for my job, reading so many articles and how-to guides that at one point this past summer, my brain really felt like it might explode.
In that year and a half, I’ve read how-to manuals, to-do lists, top 10 mistakes you’re making, top 20 things you must do if you don’t want to look like a jerk, top 4,000 you need to follow on Twitter and more. I’ve read helpful articles, boring articles, funny articles and redundant articles.
But the most helpful thing I’ve read lately? Allison Worthington’s e-book, Smart Girls’ Guide to Twitter. It’s thorough and easy to read, and written in Alli’s “girlfriend speak” instead of “techie speak.” Allison is the founder of Blissfully Domestic, she blogs at Mrs. Fussypants and is a self-proclaimed Twitter-aholic. Her book is 140 pages long (would you expect anything less?) and costs $19.95. Click here for more details. (Disclosure: If you order the book from this link, I will earn a commission.)
I won’t say that I’m an expert on Twitter now. Um, no. (You can follow me @givingupperfect and see for yourself.) But I’m learning, and this book has made it a lot easier to sort through all the info clutter and figure out some simple steps to get better.
Last but not least, it’s time for another Giving Up on Perfect carnival! Next Friday (November 20), we’ll be Giving Up on a Perfect Thanksgiving. (Stay tuned for a button. I’ll try to get it up later today.)
Have you ever forgotten to thaw out the turkey? Made the pumpkin pie without the most important ingredient: sugar? Had to break up a huge family fight over a football game? Or, how about this: do you have any Thanksgiving traditions in your family? What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? And do you get up super early the next day to shop?
I want to know all about your beautifully imperfect Thanksgivings – good, bad, beautiful, ugly and everything in between. Link up your post next Friday. And don’t forget to comment – you don’t want to miss this giveaway!
That’s my long list of stuff. What’s up with you today?
Hey good morning! I am home with my kiddos today and haven't showered in 2 days and have worked out twice. So, my smelly self is what's going on with me today.
Oh my. That was too much.
Anyway, I love that catalyst moment and have several friends who were there to see it in person and came back talking about it. Awesome.
And yes, have been following the compassion bloggers, of course. :)
I even got a letter from our compassion child yesterday! Neat timing our God has there!
And I totally need to read Alli's e-book. I am completely twitter… um… well, I know HOW to do it, but not exactly what I'm doing. Maybe they'll have a class at Blissdom?
Can't wait for your turkey carnival!
Ugh. Twitter. The source of great frustration for me. I might have to check out that book. We'll see . . .
Can I use a former post for your Thankgiving carnival? ;)
I don't think I've seen that commercial… could you post a link to it? (if it's online, of course:)
Turkey time- the one holiday when this girl shines!!!
OK, I am going to write a tutorial to making the perfect turkey, and I'll let you know when it's ready. I am talking turkey perfection. I don't like to brag (unless I lost another pound or a dress size) but THIS is such an easy way to make your turkey moist and yummy, and it's SO SIMPLE!!!!!!!!
OK, I'll buy a turkey Friday and get the thing rolling over the weekend. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gobble gobble!! (well, I can't gobble like I used too, but I can eat it sensibly… lol)
Okay, Compassion is amazing. I was completely sucked in reading about Pioneer Woman's husband and the trip he took his girls on. Such a wonderful organization.
As for Twitter — I don't get it. I don't claim to get it. I don't see how it useful. I don't know how it can help people make money. Call me an idiot, but this girl just can't wrap her brain about it.
And Alli's book is probably amazing — just like her!
I'll totally join in the Turkey Carnival. I've got a couple good stories to share. :)
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year because I make the dinner for my entire family. My mother is completely in the dark to a couple of things: 1) You don't have to cook a bird for 6 straight hours and 2) I put the turkey in oven and go shopping! Yes I do go shopping on Thanksgiving Day and it is still special because I spend time with my sisters and get a great deal in the process. It's like the Macy's day parade for everyone else. We will sit down to a near perfect meal and enjoy each others company. Every year something will go wrong but we usually end up laughing about that at the dinner table. One year I decided my oven could handle baking all 4 casseroles at the same time in 35 min. That would be the year we filled up on turkey, noodles, and rolls while the casseroles were still finishing in the oven; they were done by dessert though! :o) I love this time of year because much like my oven warms up my whole house, thanksgiving warms my whole heart. Many blessings to you all this Thanksgiving and I hope you have the very best of holidays!!