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Stairway to Heaven

November 12, 2008 — 2 Comments

There is a new app for the i-phone called ocarina. Here it is being played with a guitar to Stairway. It is really lame and super cool all at the same time.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfrONZjakRY[/youtube]

Ok so the moment we have all been waiting for is here. It is time for the ultimate link love recovery contest.

Why:

Simple. I moved my site from CECWorship recently and noticed that because it was on wordpress.com it came with a share of problems trying to move RSS over. Most of my readers were not using the feedburner feed and I could not transfer them over so I went from 125 readers to 10. Not much community like that. Then on top of all that my technorati rating went down to 0 (yes I am a stat ho and proud of it). So I want to get the community back to where it was quick because I have some great stuff I will be writing about soon.

Rules:

This will be an # entry based contest all plugged into random.org. so that means You get your name in hat once or twice depending on what you do. This is a bloggers contest.

There are 3 tiers if you will.

  • 1 entry if: you change your link on your blogroll, already have changed it, or add my to your blogroll (of course I will add you to mine if it isn’t already.
  • 2 entries if:  you do the above plus subscribe to my new feed
  • Big daddy!: If you do all the above and also do a small (or long) post announcing my sites move and that you like me (ha ha) you automatically get put into a different contest for grand prize only.

So once you have done any of these or already have before contest started post in the comments on this post what tier: 1, 2, big daddy you have accomplished and a link to your site. MAKE SURE YOUR LINK IS ATTACHED TO AN EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU FOR YOUR ADDRESS.

Prizes!:

Thanks to my friends at Integrity Music I have some amazing giveaways!

for stage 1 and 2: 4 winners will be chosen at random to recieve everything listed below!

Lincoln CD/digital songbook pack (Today is the Day)
Kathryn CD/digital songbook pack (I Belong)
Hillsong (This Is Our God) digital songbook.

For the Big Daddy Prize chosen at random for those in that category only:

Receive all of what the stage 1 and 2 winners get plus….
Joy Whitlock CD (God and A Girl)
Paul Baloche – Music Theory Made Easy DVD

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This contest ends Friday Nov 7th. Winners will be announced Mon Nov 10th

There it is folks…spread the word…yeah there are amazing prizes and fun to be had, but most of all I get to build up the community I had plus get ot meet some new people or have some new reads enriching my life.
Just to let you know also to encourage RSS subscribing. If you thought my old blog was cool it’s about to get way awesomer (yes that is a word today).

If I have missed something or something makes no sense to you and is like in Klingon let me know.

note: if you already get integrity materials (fred mckinnon) feel free to do all the above anyway you just are not in the running for the prizes.

So I want to make sure everybody who was following me comes back and relinks to me, but I also want to have the word spread that I have moved.

I have a ton of CD’/DVD’s to give away that I can use for contests.

Any ideas how to best use these to get the word out about the move and get people to change info and tell new people?

thoughts?

Domain Dilemma: Psuedo poll

September 11, 2008 — 24 Comments

I’ve been skirting around this issue for a while and It’s official. I am moving this to another site. I am going self hosted with wordpress so I can do more with it.

It will still be my personal rant a community site, but I want to add to it design resources for the church and some other things.

I have narrowed it down to 2 domain names. Both have teir strengths and weaknesses.

starbreather.com – Louie giglio said something that hit me. We worship a star breathing God. I love that. It just shows how small we are. I havent used this for anything so some it may not associate with me.

klampert.com – its my last name, but most seem to be confused how to spell it.

So this is serious this time…not just blowing smoke. I’m moving with a way cooler blog. where should I go and why?

There are a bunch of people I talk with in blog world who need prayer. Some have been mentioned before but I need you to lift them up again.

Stef – Diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I have his family’s picture on my fridge and pray for them all the time. He is in the hospital right now.

Wade – Worship leader at Elevation church. I don’t know him but I do read his blog and his newborn twins are really sick right now.

Alex – a blog buddy who’s daughter is going through a difficult leg injury and they are moving through a ime of great uncertanty with other “life” things.

James – My friend has been through a ton lately. Mom passed away, dad had a stroke and wife got in a car accident.

Lori – Dealing with a difficult adoption and some major personal issues.

Let me know if you got them covered!