40 Day Social Media Fast Audio Journal Part 2

This is part 2 of the audio journal I kept during the 40 days I was fasting from social media. Part 1 is here. Part 3 will follow in a couple more days.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

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40 Day Social Media Fast Audio Journal Part 1

This is part 1 of the audio journal I kept during the 40 days I was fasting from social media. Part 2 and part 3 will follow in upcoming days.

I am participating in the Summer of Podcasts again this year. Listen for the code word to enter to win some great prizes. Follow the contest: @podcastmadness

Please consider supporting the podcast by either sponsoring a show or purchasing an ad in the sidebar.

Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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40 Day Social Media Fast


On April 24th, 2010 I will be embarking on a 40 day social media fast.

So what will this entail? Here’s a run-down:

  • No Twitter
  • No Facebook
  • No recording podcasts (including Compassion365)
  • No commenting blog posts
  • No calling podcast voice mail
  • No forums
  • Limited email

Why, exactly am I doing this?

I feel like there’s something missing in my life. Social media is filling that void and I don’t like the fruit being produced.

Also, I need a personal revival. This is a way for me to dedicate more time prayer and devotions.

I will be journaling this fast

At the end I hope to provide 40 daily audio updates. At the end of each day I will record a brief audio journal entry. It will not be available until the 40 days are over. As much as I would like to share the experience online, I fear that doing it during the fast would tempt me to fall back into my regular routine.

What about Compassion365?

I really feel like God is calling me to do this now and not in another 200 or so days. I’ve emailed the CNMG and asked someone to step up and coordinate the podcasts for the next 40 days. This is the hardest thing for me. My pride is scratching at the back of my brain telling me that I cannot stop. Unfortunately, for 40 days I cannot participate.

In the end I hope this will give me a clear vision

I’ve struggled for years with why I continue to podcast and my presence online. I need God to speak to me in a way that I haven’t experienced in a long time. Hopefully in the end I will have a clear vision of what God wants me to do in the social media space and purposefully re-engage in a way that will be more balanced and profitable to the kingdom of God.

See you on the other side!

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Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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Interview – Ryk E. Spoor author of Grand Central Arena and Threshold Pt. 2

This week features part 2 of my conversation with Ryk E. Spoor author of the upcoming novels Grand Central Arena (May 2010) and Threshold (June 2010) both through Baen Books.

Ryk has previously published 3 other books with Baen: Boundary, Digital Knight and Mountain Magic.

Ryk will be doing a two book signings for the release of these books at Flights of Fantasy in Albany, NY one on April 13th, 2010 and another on May 25th, 2010.

You can also connect with Ryk on Facebook.

Listen to part 1 of the interview.

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Jesus Geek is a weekly Christian technology podcast with news, how-tos and a little bit of spiritual know-how hosted by John Wilkerson. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.

Jesus Geek is a member of the Tech Podcast Network, Christian New Media Group and CleanCasts.com. It is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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