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Daze Go By


Well, I have had a cold for a couple of days, but it has all blurred into one day of sleeping and waking up to eat. I’m a believer that if you get sick to take the time off, rest, and get better much faster.

Anywho, during this sleeping and all that jazz, I’ve realized something that I’ve realized for awhile. I love video games and gaming, but part of me is getting bored with them. It’s not that it robs me of time, or keeps me from doing other things, but they are just getting to be the same ole thing. Now when doped up on meds, I can easily sit and play the games, but I think my focus on them is over.

I think I feel like there are too many other things to do so I can’t waist my time on them. If that’s a blog, working on music, reading, exercising, spending time with my wife, etc. I’m not done with video games, but they are becoming far less interesting to me at this time in my life.

I just find that funny. So, maybe my time away from them will produce more blogs, more pictures, more stories, more songs, more life.
I will still game on occasion and if you are a gamer make sure to add me on PS3: boomerang82.

Also, if a guy can be stranded on an island, or in the woods, and just eat the bare minimum, what keeps me from eating that? I know they don’t have the same amount of energy, but it makes me wonder what is the minimum amount of calories I can function well within a day is. Not to lose weight, just curious as to why I have the desire to eat so much food, and what I could do without and still function the same.

Just my thoughts from being in a daze for over 24 hours.

I have been doing covers of songs in my bathroom since September 2008. I saw no one else was doing it on youtube and thought it was unique enough it might catch folks attention as something different.

Ellen has announced a contest for folks “Singing in the bathroom” and I feel that I have a great chance to win this since I’ve been doing it before she announced this competition.

Anywho, I’m the number one google search result for “Bathroom Covers” and have fun with my covers. If you would PLEASE help me out by watching this, going to the VIDEO and rating and commenting, I would appreciate it a TON! If I get on the show I will be sure to shout out the reasons I got there were because of the encouragement of friends and folks who have stuck with me through all of my weird ideas.

Whitewater Falls


This is a picture of the Lower White Water falls from the outlook and there are more if you just click the picture. In one of the images you can also see the plane that crashed there back in the 70s from another hiker who told us the story. There are also some pics from the upper whitewater falls as well. Hope you enjoy and if you get a chance go up and hike on a weekend afternoon.

Live

Kitten cam will be ending soon, and we have made a lot of friendships and met lots of cool people on ustream.
So, the folks that do well on ustream have a purpose, some reason they live stream.
After the kittens are gone, what will I do with it.
Jason @ Coffeecupnews suggested I really wake up and do the live 3am stream where I do stuff or try to answer questions.
Giveaways work really well.

It’s build up a lot of folks we’ve connected with and want to keep doing occasional shows and have fun with it.

What would you live stream?

People are so acquainted with my bathroom maybe I will live stream other parts of my house.
“3amjosh in the Kitchen” or dining room, living room, spare bedroom, attic, front porch, roof, etc.
I’m sure I will come up with something silly that no one cares to watch, but you never know! I never thought kittens would draw over 125,000 views in several weeks.

3amJosh in a Year

3amJosh Happy Feet
So i’ve been doing this 3amjosh thing for just a year. That includes, twitter, this blog, livestreaming, youtube, and all that jazz. So, for a first year I have some pretty good stats! This is really just for me to keep a record but might be interesting to see some cool things that have happened.

-362 Twitpics taken.
-7,362 Twitter Updates that’s approximately 1, 030, 680 Characters!
-20,476 3amjosh.com views with the busiest day being 1,103 views.
-Over 580,000 Google search results for “3amjosh” That number has changed anywhere from 480,000 to as high as 890,000. Not
sure how that works. That messes with my head.
-47 Youtube Videos Made with a total of 38, 583 views on just my 3amjosh videos
-Featured on TechCrunch Here The 12seconds.tv video is me.
-A blog posted on Chris Pirillos site Here
-A ustream channel that has gotten over 125,000 views, featured on the ustream iPhone app, blogged about on jezebel.com and more sites that I can’t think of right now.
-Won a PS3 from Com.puter.tv, a skateboard from 12seconds.tv, a t-shirt from Pimpmynews.com, French Press from Coffeecupnews.org, and other things.

So, that is a general summary of some stats just in this past year. I’ve had fun being creative, trying things like Coffee and Cereal, singing in the bathroom, and who knows what’s next. I will try more things that won’t work, try things that do, but I won’t stop even if something doesn’t work. As long as I am having fun and being creative I will keep twittering, vloging, singing, streaming, pic posting, and all that fun stuff.

This is all just for fun for me and I know my stats aren’t even close to other folks out there, but for my first year with all of it, it’s cool for me, and that’s all that matters!

What are your stats within your first year or years? I would love to see them, so maybe we can make this a blogging game. Blog your stats from your online activity and post a link in the comments here if you’d like, or simply @ reply me on twitter to see your post.

Free is Good

This has been a week of free.

Free IHOP short stack. Free sub from Quiznos @ http://www.millionsubs.com (register quick)
Also heard that Jack in the Box had 2 free tacos, but I didn’t want to chance what that would do to me.
Last week I ordered my free sample of the Starbucks Viva, instant coffee, that you had to order quick because they ran out so fast. The @starbucks partner on twitter said they estimated they gave away 4 free samples every second.
Free movie rental on Monday from Redbox, also got an e-mail for a free coupon rental from DVDxpress.

Free is a huge draw, especially if it’s already something established that people want.

I spent $4.30 for my wife and I total. We bought 4 pieces of bacon to split and I had a cup of coffee. Also add the tip in there. Brilliant marketing from IHOP. I would never have gone to IHOP other than to get a free short stack, and I think that’s about the only time I do, but when I do, I always buy something else.

Is there something you can do to draw some traffic or attention to what you do by offering it for free, for a limited time? I am sure lot’s of folks will continue to check out quiznos after they have their free sub because it’s good. I have heard folks say they have never been there. If the Starbucks Viva is any good I can guarantee I will have a few packs lying around for when I’m in a rush and want some coffee.

I have some things I will be giving away for free. Things people want… Not sure how I will do it. Don’t really care about the traffic, but it’s fun to give stuff away.

More things I think that should be free. Once or twice a year that I would never try otherwise.

Dry Cleaning- I have “Dry Clean Only” but I don’t do that. Give me a free shot at it and I’ll probably buy into it.
Oil Change- I would probably become a loyal customer to a company that gave a free oil change.
Bike Tuning- I have a mountain bike in desperate need. If someone would give a free one I would continue to do it.
Goodwill item- I imagine if goodwill offered something for free to show people what they have, they would get a lot of interest
(They get it all for free anyway, use it to bring in more business)

That’s all I can think of now… Anything for free that would be interest of you and might convince you to try out something you never have before?

#Orange09

So, as a former intern at Bigstuf and enjoying all the information brought by Reggie and the laughs that Lanny would always create, I’m excited to see the ideas and new things that come out of Orange Conference this year. So, here are the break-outs I’ll be checking out and why:

Breakout A: Orange-ology: The Teen Years- Part 1… Why? I work with students who I’m helping to lead people in worship and I could use having some more insight on students
Breakout B: OrangeOlogy: The Teen years- Part 2… Why? Same reasons as above 😀
Breakout C: INFLUENCE: Moblizing the Next Generation… Why? This is what I do and I want to know how to do it better. We have 26 students in various worship bands that lead worship for middle and high schoolers and have led worship for over 8,000 at our 15th year anniversary. I want them to be awesome at what they do!
Breakout D: MESSAGE: The Art of Producing a Sunday Experience… Why? Looking for ways to better connect our students during worship.

So there you go. I’m excited about meeting a lot of folks I have connected with in twitter in real life, and excited to see how God will bring the team I am a part of closer together.

Ustream.tv Pwns

So, kitten cam has gotten nearly 100,000 views in 5 weeks and has really messed with my head. Anywho, just yesterday ustream.tv was giving me some sort of crazy connection error and wouldn’t let me connect with any browser on any computer to stream. My first thought was it was our internet filter, SafeEyes, that was causing some issue and just blocking it randomly, but it seemed to be a widespread event with other ustream cams to be down as well.

So I sent out a tweet:
@3amjosh Something is wrong with @ustreamtv @ustreamtvsupport Won’t let me broadcast on any browser. Kitten cam viewers not happy! Help!

and within a minute or two I received this @ reply
@ustreamsupport: @3amjosh what happens when you try?, DM me your number and I can help troubleshoot

So I sent a DM with my number and within 1-2 minutes I was on with tech support for ustream.tv! No waiting while listening to horrible music, sent out a tweet, gave them my number and in minutes I was on the phone with an extremely helpful ustream support guy, who even has been a fan of kittens cam and wanted to get it back up and running A.S.A.P.

It was some sort of bug in the ustream.tv system that was messing up a lot of the streams but they fixed it within 20-30 minutes and all of the viewers were happy again.

It’s a new age of customer service. To be able to send out a cry for help and be helped out kindly and quickly is huge! Is your company online looking to see what folks are saying about you? It seems if your not, you might have some customers who when in distress might switch services. Get someone from your computer scanning twitter now!

When I Am Weak

I am strong.

If you know me or hang out with me, you know I have a hard time being wrong, and although most the time I am wrong, I will fight till the end to prove I’m right.

This is where I am at tonight.

Wrong.

I wanted badly to feed off of controversy I see online and things I might disagree with and sought out my vengeance or my “right” in scripture and was put in a humbling place.

So, for now, I’m saying I’m wrong. I was wondering though.

What if I boasted my weaknesses all the time? It says if I must boast, to boast my weaknesses.

So, what are my weaknesses…….