So check this out. It’s time to vote for for some of your favorite SkörInc artists at the CCM Reader’s Choice Awards. Now here’s the thing. There’s a bunch of SkörInc artists listed in there, but I wanted to make sure it was easy for you and get the list of all the artists we have the honor of working with. Sound good? Here goes.
- Best Band: MercyMe
- Best Duo Or Group: Shane & Shane
- Best Male Artist: Phil Wickham
- Best Female Artist: Natalie Grant
- Best New Artist: Joy Whitlock / Addison Road
- Best Worship Artist: Brenton Brown
- Best Songwriter: Brenton Brown
- Best Tour: Revolve Tour Featuring Natalie Grant / Winter Jam 08 Featuring MercyMe
Seems pretty simple right? There’s a lot of great artists to chose from, but quite honestly, the coolest and best are listed above. So go there now and vote for your favorite SkörInc artists, and watch for the winners to be announced in May. Spread the word and let’s show folks the power of ‘blogging well’. Sound good?
Alright folks, check it out. Please give a big fat ‘welcome’ to SkörInc’s newest friends Shane & Shane or more affectionately called ‘The Shanes‘. Most of you knew this was coming, and were involved in the ‘Preview‘. We appreciate all you input and have filed away some of the suggestions to add later (read: when we figure out how).
And while you’re here… Favorite Shane & Shane song or record? Go.
So, check it out. If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, I don’t know what will.
Today I marked everything off, put everything in it’s place and am officially organized. See all those spaces? They all mean something. They all will might keep me from going crazy and help me not to forget things. Now, I know what your thinking. ”It’s almost full already”. Well, I thought the same thing when I got it all done and I guess I will just have to reorganize things when I get to that point. But for now, pure awesomeness in the form of an organized office.
What’s your favorite thing in your office?
So, as most of you know it’s been getting pretty crazy around these parts, and I have been trying my hardest to stay organized. In fact, as it stands right now, SkörInc has nine, yes, nine pending projects. That’s a lot for Randy to do, and a lot for me to write down. Well tonight I decided to step up my organization a little more and it comes with a funny story.
I went to Home Depot because William told me that I would be able to get a massive piece of white board for cheap. William was right. This bad-boy only cost me thirteen bucks. Not bad eh? With the clips to hold it on, I was out the door for just under twenty-three dollars. Thanks to my smart friend William. Here’s the funny thing. As most of you know, or have heard, Tennessee is cold right now. Like, really cold. Like in the teens cold. Well, I brought this thing to my car and quickly realized there was no way this was going to fit inside my car. See, we have a little car and this thing is four feet by eight feet of pure awesomeness. Pure awesomeness that will now need to be tied to the top of my car.
I ran back inside Home Depot to ask for some twine and came back out and starting tying it down. Now, I’m no boy scout or anything like that so by the time I was done I had about fifteen knots wrapped around every handle on my car holding this thing down to the roof…. and it was still loose. There was only one option and it was to hold my hand out the window while I drove home making sure this thing didn’t fly off the top of my car. As if I could hold it if it decided to.
Well, remember when I said it was cold? Well it’s eighteen degrees right now, and it never got above twenty-two today, so it wasn’t much warmer driving home. By the time I got home I literally couldn’t feel my hand and it was bright red and purple. I couldn’t even open the door with that hand when I got home. Kristin saw my hand and told me to stick it under some warm water, then for some reason I almost threw up. Not sure if it’s related, but my hand, even now, four hours later, still aches. But I have my sweet white board. Tomorrow… I write on it.
Tomorrow marks a pretty cool day for MercyMe and for SkörInc. Probably more of a cool day for SkörInc than for MercyMe, but either way. Tomorrow marks the day that MercyMe posted it’s first blog post working with SkörInc.
It’s been a long year. It’s been a growing year. And I’ve amazed at the involvement and progress the guys in MercyMe have made in their web presence. I’m excited to see the strides we are going to make this next year. And let me tell you… there are some big plans. It’s going to be awesome.
Anyway, Happy Birthday S.L.O.B. and thanks to this community here that helped make an amazing year.
So, I touched on this yesterday, but I wanted to give you all the opportunity to grab this here widget for your blog. Isn’t it pretty? Now here’s the thing. With all the new Christian music blogs popping up we really wanted to show folks what sets SkörInc apart from other blogs.
Now most of you might not really notice a huge difference, but what we really want to do is showcase how these artists are ‘blogging well’ and tell others about them. So, here it is. A way to let you readers know which blogs are ‘SkörInc supported’. The next step is making that list as long as possible. Getting the word out about SkörInc artists and what makes them different.
Now Chris over at LightVox.com was kind enough to get this thing working for us, so once you have taken the widget from here and put it on your blog, head over to LightVox.com and say hello. Sound good?
If some of you have issues embedding the widget, just let me know in the comments and hopefully someone smarter than me will answer you. Thanks so much for all your support. Let’s make 2009 massive.
We figured since SkörInc is a web company, we should, you know… have a web site. Originally we had something really basic and just wanted to tell people the idea behind SkörInc. We made a one page site that did just that. It was plain and basic.
Well recently we have been getting more interest and more questions so we decided to step it up a little. We’re not giving any more information out, but there are some fancy moving parts to make it more interesting. Pretty cool huh? Moving parts + pretty pictures = more interesting web site.
No seriously though, head over to the brand new, but still kind of the same SkörInc.com. Make sure to click the links and sign up on the SkörInc email list, and follow us on Twitter to know when we will be doing fun things with one of the bands pictured above. Go Now.
Alright folks, this has been a crazy week for SkörInc and I’d like to introduce you to one of the reasons for the craziness. I’d like to announce SkörInc’s newest member/client/partner/friend what ever you want to call it, Dan Evans. Most of you will remember Dan from that show on NBC, The Biggest Loser, but now Dan is rockin’ the country scene and doing pretty well.
It’s exciting for me to brach out of what we are used to and try some new things in a different ‘arena’ of music. Also Randy busted out some pretty amazing little things on Dan’s site, and there’s tons of plans for the future.
So I know I ask this every time and I always appreciate the support, but I need this little community here to go give Dan a big SkörInc welcome, and spread the word like crazy…. and for all you country fans, check out Dan’s stuff, I think you’ll like it.
As 2008 quickly comes to a close, I have started thinking about this year and all the craziness that has come with it. Both for me personally and SkörInc. In fact, this time last year SkörInc didn’t even exist, nor was it even a solid idea. Today, what seemed like a random idea a year or so ago has turned into something that I can barely wrap my brain around, and am still trying to figure out.
Last night I started thinking about all the different blogs we have started this year and how much the blogging platform has gained ground this year as a whole. Now, I know blogs have been around for a long time, and I’m not saying that this whole blog thing is something new, but I am still calling 2008 ‘The Year Of The Blog’ and I need your help with some research. Cool?
Next was a blog for Connersvine, on January 15th, which included taking on more than just a blog and creating a full blog based website.
Next was Fee’s Blog on January 23rd. Again another very basic blog, with challenges and struggles, but has turned into another complete blog based site.
Next on the list was Phil Wickham’s blog, officially launched February 10th, though I had created him a basic blog all the way back in June of 2007.
From there we launched Daniel Renstrom’s blog on March 25th, where we tried out some new things including Flickr photos in the sidebar, and a photo background design.
Natalie Grant was next, launching on April 7th. Natalie came out of the gates swinging and had a lot of traffic and interaction right from the start. It was a surprise but a good one.
Next was Joy Whitlock’s blog, launched on September 15th, which pushed us again to do something new with the design and a whole blog based, interactive site.
As the year gets closer to an end, more recently we launched The Katinas site on November 1st, along with their Missions site and then two days ago Brenton Brown’s blog. What’s crazy is we are still working on some more that will launch before the end of the year… but you will have to wait for those.
So as you can see it’s been a busy year for us and I think for blogging as a whole. Don’t you? Now here’s the part where I need your help. I know that blogs have been around forever and I know that it’s nothing new in the computer world, but I’d like to know when your favorite musician’s blog was started. It’s easy to find out. Just go to their blog and go all the way back to the first post. Look at the date and come back here and comment on who it is, and when it started. Sounds easy enough right? It would be cool if it was specifically Christian music, but doesn’t need to be. I’m guessing a lot of these showed up within the last year. What about you?
Alright everyone, let’s give a big, fat welcome to SkörInc’s newest blogging buddy, Brenton Brown. Now some of you may be asking yourself, who’s Brenton Brown? If you are, you can read a little more about him here. But if you are involved in any sort of corporate worship leading or singing you have heard of Brenton Brown.
Now, I’m super excited about this blog for a couple reasons. One. I like his accent. He’s hard to understand on the phone, but that makes it all the more fun. Two. I love his random sense of humor. Not many people can get away with some of the stuff he does, but to me it’s brilliant acts of funny. This will absolutely be a blog that you will want to subscribe to and visit often.
Help spread the word and let’s give a big internet welcome to Mr. Brenton Brown.