The Number One Reason to Have a Twitter Account

I can remember the moment when I first signed up for a Twitter account.

It was December of 2009 and I was attending the Do It With Drupal conference in New Orleans, LA and one of the speakers was talking about keeping up with event details and postings via Twitter.  They encouraged us to sign up if we had not yet created an account and I did it.

At first it seemed a bit silly, but after a few days, I was starting to get the hang of it. 

Now that it is 4.5 years later, I wouldn't say that I'm a pro at Twitter, but I have a much better grasp of how to use it and how to get a better experience from the tool.

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How to Find Free Books on Nearly Any Topic

I have often heard it said that Readers are Leaders and Leaders are Readers.

I agree with the statement and I have seen how reading has helped me in the process of developing leadership skills.

With this being said, it may be cost-prohibitive or inconvenient to order or pick up as many books as you would like on various topics, and that is the place that I found myself until recently.

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Checklist for This Week

If you were to ask my wife, she would tell you that I'm a huge fan of checklists and lists in general.

I make checklists for my work projects.  I make checklists for planning a trip.  I made checklists when planning services as a worship leader.  I even make checklists for going to the grocery store.

Since I'm in the mood for making checklists, I figured that I would make a checklist of 10 things I would like to do this week and if you want to jump in, feel free.

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Saying Goodbye to LSU and My Hometown

I was born and raised in Baton Rouge.  

It's the only place that I have ever lived and it's the place where I went to school from preschool through graduate school.

I have also been a huge fan of LSU and, after becoming a Tiger in undergrad and starting to work at LSU as a student worker, I have never left.

My professional career began in the same department where I worked as a student and now, after more than a decade of walking up the stairs to the third floor of the building, I am preparing in a few weeks to pack up my things and drive them away.

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7 Useful Things to Do With Evernote

It is no secret that I am a fan of technology and productivity.  If there is a website, software program, or app that can make my regular tasks easier, I'm up for it.

One of my favorite programs is Evernote.

If you haven't used it before, you're seriously missing out on something that could help you to remember and access important things every day.

I use Evernote in a number of ways, but in this post, I'll just share 7 useful things that you can do with it.

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Don’t Just Sit There

Not long ago, I purchased a pedometer to get an idea of how many steps I take during the course of a day.

It was pretty eye-opening.

There are some studies out that show how many steps the average person takes in a day and then how many an active person takes.

Some Japanese doctors stated that if you're trying to lose weight, you should take somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 steps, which is around 5 miles a day.

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Seven Steps To Launch Your Professional Blog or Website

Since I set up websites for businesses, organizations, and individuals on a regular basis, I know that the technical aspects of setting up a self-hosted WordPress blog or website can seem overwhelming.

If you expect to build a following or to have more flexibility in the look and feel of your site, then it is necessary to take a step past simply creating a "free" blog using Blogger or WordPress.com.

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The Top 7 Apps I Use Every Day

Life was drastically different before the world of smartphones. I'm not going to say that it was better or worse, but it was different.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I believe there are some great benefits to having a smartphone in today's society and I find that I am generally more productive when I use my favorite 7 apps.

If you haven't used these before, I would encourage you to check them out…they are all FREE!

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