Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Positive Post Tuesday post. Not because I haven’t been positive, but because I just keep forgetting. Well, yesterday I heard someone talking on the radio and they challenged everyone listening to not say anything negative on their Facebook status and it reminded me about this whole talking positive thing. For those of you that don’t know, it’s easy. All you have to do is write something positive on your blog and link to it in the comments.
So where to start. It’s been insanely busy these past few months and from my end that’s a totally positive thing. Finishing out the year with Billy was great. I still talk to those guys regularly and it’s awesome to go from one organization of good people to another organization of good people and there’s no weirdness or feeling of abandonment or anything like that. Just smooth transitions and we’re all still friends. The MercyMe tour is off to the races and it seems like it’s going well. It’s awesome to be out with the Fee guys too, though we still need to get our flag football on before they leave.
Another amazingly positive thing is the way Kristin and the boys have handled this whole last few months. I don’t know how she does it but somehow Kristin keeps on top of all the home stuff while I’m out running around like a maniac. I don’t know many other people that could handle that and she does it gracefully.
So in a nutshell, I guess this Positive Post Tuesday is about work, friends and family. Now let’s hear yours. Write about something or someone on your blog and throw the link in the comments.
Not only is this an epic worship song, but this entire record is amazing. I’ve been excited about this record coming out for about six months now, and today is the first step toward it’s release. If you haven’t already, stop what you are doing and go download it from iTunes right now.
On top of releasing this song the boys in Fee have put together a little Twitter giveaway over on their blog, where you can enter to win an autographed pre-release copy of the record before it comes out in October. Not a bad deal.
So here we go. Step one: Go download the song “Glory To God Forever” from iTunes and leave a review on the iTunes page. Step two: Head over to Fee’s blog, and check out the Twitter Giveaway and follow them on Twitter for a chance to win the pre-release of Hope Rising.
Sounds like a pretty Positive Post Tuesday to me. Don’t you think?
Welcome to Tuesday. Most of you already know about Positive Post Tuesday, and most of you have already been involved in it to some level. Well, I’ve been thinking more and more about taking it to the next level and I wanted to start with some different things. Originally we were using the Mr. Linky thing and that seemed to go okay for a while, but they have changed up their format and I think we can really start stepping it up. First up, I’ve created a Twitter account specifically for Positive Post Tuesday. Here’s how that will work. Instead of writing on your blog and posting the link to the Mr. Linky on my blog, you will now just Tweet your link as a reply to @positivepost. Also make sure to finish out your Tweet with #ppt. What I will do is then re-Tweet your link from the Positive Post Twitter Account. Make sense? This is the first of several changes that I’ll be making to Positive Post Tuesday, so make sure to spread the word and lets make this bigger than ever.
Now, if you’re here and haven’t heard of Positive Post Tuesday allow me to explain. It’s pretty simple. Write something nice (or positive) on your blog, Facebook, Myspace, Live Journal, or whatever other online documenting system you may have and share the positivity. Sounds easy right?
So that’s the start of this little campaign I’m calling ‘Be Nice’. I’m glad you all are a part of it. Spread the word, tell your friends, and let’s start being nice.
Yep, it’s not Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be positive right? To be quite honest, I have been unbelievably slammed with work and travel that it completely slipped my mind on Monday to prepare and then yesterday I was running around all day and didn’t have a chance to sit down and think up something to write. Now here’s the thing. I’ve been crazy busy and the more I started thinking about that, the more I realized that in this particular time in our country and our economy, being busy is a really positive thing.
Now, I don’t want this to come across as something arrogant or ‘look at me’ or anything like that, because that’s the last thing I feel. I just have started to realize that in these tough times to start a business under a year ago and be this busy is a really cool thing. I am completely humbled everyday that I get to do what I am doing and work with the people that I get to work with and see it actually shaping things in the industry.
So today, on the first, and probably only, Positive Post Wednesday I just wanted us all to realize that even as bad as things get here in America, we are still far better off than most of the rest of the world and that’s a pretty positive thing.
Let’s hear what you’ve got.
You know how this works and since I was late and messed up the whole “Tuesday” thing, I will host this one. I know there are some of you out there that wrote yesterday and I’d still love for you to add your name to the list. Sound good? Ready? Go.
It’s Tuesday. Well as most of you know, I’m up early and getting ready to catch a plane to California for a couple days. Really I will only be there for one day and then it’s the long haul back. And as many of you may disagree with me, that in itself is sort of a positive thing to me. I’m headed out there to help Kristin’s dad load up some of his things and bring them from the house he’s selling out there to his house out here, and I realized that I have never really told you about him on here. So here goes.
When Kristin and I met her dad was a pretty intimidating guy. He didn’t say much and I could tell the idea of a long haired guy with earrings and tattoos starting to date his daughter was not high on his ‘favorite things to do’ list. The first little bit of us getting to know each other was just that. Getting to know each other. I started to learn about his interests and he started to learn mine. Then when I started talking marriage his only question was “do you have a job?”. Fair enough. At that point I think there was still a little skepticism, but his openness to me and what Kristin wanted was stronger than his justified fear of me screwing things up pretty bad. After a couple years of still getting to know each other and living life as a family, I threw him another curve ball and told him that not only was I going to quit my comfortable, county job answering 911, but I was going to move his daughter and (at the time) two grandkids across the country to ‘work for a band’. He still managed to not point a gun at me or anything like that. Rather he supported what we thought was right and moved out to be next to us a year later.
All that to say, I’ve thrown him some pretty crazy things over the years and he’s dealt with them all in stride. That impresses me more than I could say and makes me even more happy that we have all boys. He’s a great father-in-law and amazing grandpa. I couldn’t have asked for better. So as I spend the next few days in the truck with Kristin’s dad, I thought I’d introduce you to him. And who knows, by the end of the trip he might have a blog and be on Twitter.
So, as most of you know today is Positive Post Tuesday. The rules are simple. Write something nice on your blog and join the party. This week Raquel is hosting the party at her place so head over there and join in. It’s time to make this thing massive so everyone needs to get involved. Ready? Go.
They say that nothing good comes without a little hard work. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but I suppose there’s something to that. Today, being Positive Post Tuesday, I thought I’d feature that hard work as something that I am genuinely trying to learn to appreciate. Don’t get me wrong, I like things to be easy like everyone else, but the more I am learning, the more I am realizing that the hard work and the struggle that we face in life is something that we need to succeed.
I’m think I’m a little bit of a paranoid, worrying person by nature, and that has come in to play more over this past year. I’m constantly struggling with the ‘what-ifs’ and worrying that what I am doing isn’t good enough. And up until very recently this has been an unbelievably negative thing. The more I dive into work and the challenges that come with that, the more I need to force myself to put aside those thoughts and work through it…. And when I can do that, I start to realize that the struggle and the fight makes the work all the more rewarding.
Today’s Positive Post Tuesday is simply to embrace the struggles and the challenges that we all face every day and start ti view them as a positive thing. To look at the hard times as growing times and learn to love what comes out of it. I’m not sure if any of this makes sense, but it’s something that’s been on my mind for a while and something I am really trying to learn. And as far as I can tell… learning is always a positive thing.
Welcome to Tuesday. Today’s Positive Post Tuesday is being hosted over at my internet friend Gene’s blog. For those of you that don’t know what this is all about feel free to go here and read how this whole thing started, then head over to Gene’s Blog to be a part of the day.
This is Kristin. Most of you know her in some way or another, and yes, she has been the subject of more than one Positive Post Tuesday, and most likely will be the subject of many more in the future. And since she never would on her own, I’m going to brag about her a little. Kristin completely blows me away more and more the longer we are married. We are quickly approaching our nine year anniversary and every day I am taken back by how awesome she is.
Most recently she has randomly started working for a promoter from home giving away cruises, (yeah, I know) and has had to completely adapt to a new way of structuring her day. She’s making calls and organizing things like crazy and still has the energy to deal with the kids and keep the house functioning. Yep, blows me away.
Another things she has started doing, is organizing our grocery shopping and house stuff. She’s gotten into making cleaning products like laundry soap and the cleaner that you clean counter tops with (whatever that’s called). And here’s the thing with that stuff. It’s better for us chemically and a heck of a lot cheaper. Both things I am down with.
All this to say, I am completely taken back by the woman that decided to marry me. Almost nine years and I couldn’t be happier, and hopefully she feels the same. She’s the best wife and mom I could imagine for me and the kids, and I’m humbled every day she puts up with me.
Welcome to Tuesday. Hopefully you’ve read the new ‘rules’ and are ready to get started.
This week I wanted to write about someone I have never met, but has continually supported me and what I have been doing on this blog. Gene Pensiero has been involved in this blog in one way or another for a long time. I don’t know how many times he has posted a Positive Post Tuesday on his blog, but it’s got to be close to as many times as I have on here. His name has popped up on here since the beginning and he continues to encourage. In fact, it seems like every time I turn around Gene is doing something to encourage someone, and more often than not he’s reaching out to me to offer support across the web.
In a world plagued with negativity and challenge, it’s amazing to see someone reaching out and truly showing authentic concern for something that he is involved in. Gene‘s a refreshing guy to ‘know’ online and I hope to buy him coffee one day in person.
Alright, now it’s your turn. Today’s Positive Post Tuesday is hosted over at Luke Mundy’s Blog, so make sure to write something nice and head over there to add yourself to the list. My hope with spreading this thing around is that we can literally take over Tuesdays with a positive voice on the internet. Let’s continue to make this thing as big as we possibly can.
Head to Luke’s Blog now to be a part of the fun.
I’ve wanted to ‘step up’ Positive Post Tuesday for a while now and haven’t really had the time or the energy to figure out how. Then last week I talked to Luke Mundy and came up with a pretty simple solution. Here’s the thing. I know it’s Monday, but I wanted to give you all a fair enough warning as to what was going on so we could keep this thing going and take it to the next level.
The idea is basically this. I want to give you all the opportunity to host Positive Post Tuesday on your own site for a week. What’s that mean? That means that every week Positive Post Tuesday will be held at a different location on the world wide web-sphere. Sounds simple enough right? All you need to do to participate is shoot me an email to email@example.com/brodyharper.com sometime between Saturday morning and Monday night requesting to host Positive Post Tuesday. The first email I get will be the host for that week and along with my Positive Post I will link to the Host’s blog. The host’s blog will then need to have the Mr. Linky thing ready to go at the bottom of their post where we can all add to.
I’m excited about keeping this going and getting more and more readers/writers involved in the process of being positive online. It’s one day a week we can all hop down off our soapboxes and spread some love.
Who’s with me?