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New Setup for This Blog!

January 21, 2012

Pardon our dust

Things look different here, eh? Blogging has changed over the years, and I’ve been experiencing WordPress envy. I’m proud to roll out the biggest change since moving this blog from Blogger to TypePad in the summer of ’93: Blog One Another now runs on my own server, on WordPress, woot woot!

Why am I excited? Because everything has changed underneath. I plopped down some money for a hosting service (Dreamhost) and a WordPress theme (Standard Theme), and spent a chunk of time moving everything over from TypePad. You’ll experience a number of improvements, including:

  • Speed: Pages load quickly. And I mean super-fast!
  • Comment avatars: Just sign up at Gravatar, and your smiling face will make your comments more fun!
  • Comment threading: Now more than a single level of replies! The threads of conversation will be clearer going forward.
  • Comment subscriptions: No more need to check back manually! Just click the checkbox when you add a comment, and you’ll be notified when anyone adds something new.
  • Easy sharing: Buttons float along the left side of each post. This makes it easy to share a post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

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Third Culture Kids (TCK) book

I didn't know there was a book!

I did a little soul-searching recently. I decided I could make the purpose and focus of this blog clearer. And it’s tied to my background as a Third Culture Kid (TCK).

…On the one hand, this is just a personal spiritual blog. There’s nothing necessarily focused about that.

…But on the other hand, this is my personal spiritual blog! What you get at Blog One Another is what I’m seeing and experiencing, that I want to pass on to you. So I had to ask myself, “What’s so unique about my perspective?”

A Third Culture Kid lives in two worlds

Answer: I’m a TCK, a Third Culture Kid — I grew up in Japan, as an American. I’m used to being the child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. It colors everything about how I see culture, belonging, and what to do when cultures clash. I found myself sketching these ideas on a whiteboard: Continue Reading…

time travel

1.21 gigawatts?!

Back… back… back in time! Unless you go way back on Blog One Another, this will all be new.

It’s common for bloggers to wrap up the year with a “best of” summary. But that doesn’t work for me this year, since I only recently came back from a one-year hiatus. So instead, let’s stretch back to 2003. I give you classic posts from my first year of blogging!

Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing Blog One Another with others! I’m looking forward to what the new year brings. (2012, that is.)

Photo by Team Tanenbaum (license)

I’m Back

September 25, 2011

I had a powerful time with God this morning. He wants me to start blogging again.

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I’ll be starting a “blog one another” monthly email newsletter. Sign up to receive it! You can also be notified when I’ve posted anything new — which will be helpful for many of you.

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7 Link Challenge

July 15, 2010

Seven things about blog one another… my answers to a fun idea on ProBlogger

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Folks going through “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” are here to review my blog and give me feedback.

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Refocusing this blog

May 16, 2010

I want “blog one another” to be a place where you can reexamine Jesus, especially in light of our changing culture.

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I share two recent comments on my blog that I find particularly insightful.

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I look back on what I blogged in 2009 — and what I didn’t blog.

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