Twitter

This weekend marks my 10TH Anniversary on Twitter. I created my account just before 9 PM EDT on August 17TH 2009 (a Monday), and I posted my first tweet as follows:

Yeah. That’s right. I’m on Twitter now. I surrender to the hottest web site in the universe.

As all of my friends at the time were ranting and raving about how great Facebook was – I ignored them and I went to Twitter instead. Unlike nearly everyone I know who started on Facebook and then discovered Twitter – I was on Twitter for over 3½ years before I finally caved-in to peer pressure, created a Facebook account, and began posting over there. This blog – created on Myspace and continued here on WordPress – was actually resurrected on Facebook before returning here on WordPress in January 2018.

So back to Twitter where I’ve been for 10 continuous years – longer than any other form of social media. Last weekend I posted my 8,000TH tweet, so that’s an average of 800 tweets per year, or more than 2 per day. I tweet less nowadays, and I’m far more careful about what I tweet compared to 10 years ago. Actually I use Twitter mostly to promote this blog. With every new blog post published a tweet is automatically generated to the #Twitterverse.

Want to see what I’m tweeting about ?  You don’t have to look far. If you’re reading this blog post online at revchrismday.com – then simply glance over to the right-hand side of your computer or device screen. You’ll see the last 5 tweets I’ve posted. If you’re already on Twitter then you can follow me @ChrisMDay.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Social Media RoundUp

It’s Thursday. It’s 3 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) here in South Florida U.S.A. I’m hopefully sound asleep right now. I wrote this last night just before I went to bed, and I set it to publish at this time.

It’s time to kickoff another weekend of blogging here at CountUp Ministries. My blogging weekends typically begin early on Thursday mornings, and they end on Monday nights with my new Top 10 personal hit music chart.

This blog continues to expand worldwide, so I thought it would be a good idea to update you on my ongoing social media activities.

I’m barely on Facebook. I don’t even promote it anymore. I’m only on there because I still have a few friends who are still on there. I don’t post material on there anymore. I only “like” or “love” or “haha” or “wow” or comment on my friends’ posts. I left Facebook after almost 5 years because there’s just too much fake news, nonsense, profanity, hatred, and racism over there. People say things over there that they would never say in public.

In a couple of months I’ll be observing my 10TH anniversary on Twitter. I’m @ChrisMDay (that’s my real name), and to date I’ve posted over 7,800 tweets. That’s an average of about 2 per day over the past 10 years. If you’re reading this blog post at http://www.revchrismday.com then you can always check out my last 5 tweets over on the right-hand column (just scroll down a little bit). Coming up on Sunday June 09TH starting at 9 PM EDT I’ll be live-tweeting during the K-LOVE Fan Awards broadcast on TBN.

I’m on Flickr, and I’ve been on there for the past 8 years. I’ve been actively posting a lot of vacation photos on there recently – in fact over 225 new photos over the past 6 months. I caption all of my photos too. They mean a lot to me. They bring back a lot of good memories away from home. They are the “best of the best”, and they represent less than half of all of the photos that I take at any given location. You can always check out my last 5 photos over on the right-hand column (just below my tweets). There’s also a link there to access my entire Flickr site.

Finally I’m here on WordPress. I came here towards the end of 2007 after a short stint on Myspace (where my blog was born). I disappeared for about 7 years (defecting to Twitter and Facebook), but then I returned at the start of last year (2018). This now serves as my official web site, and it’s the home page of my online ministry.

Not every blog post you read on here will be about my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, but most of them will be. He is the center of my life. I am His servant. My ministry’s mission statement is “sharing God’s Good News through His music”. I hope to do that and glorify God at all times.

I’ll never get political on social media. I’ll never get political in real life – away from technology. Some of my viewpoints are rather extreme on both ends of the political spectrum (left and right), and they are mine to keep to myself. I’ll continue to vote for those politicians who I believe share the majority of my political viewpoints.

I’ll continue to tweet, post photos, and blog along this fantastic journey. As a reader / viewer I’m happy to have you here to walk alongside me !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Welcome To The Weekend !

It’s 3 AM on this Thursday the 23RD day of May of 2019. That’s 3 AM here in South Florida U.S.A., so 8 AM in the U.K., 9 AM in South Africa, and 7 PM in New Zealand. Welcome aboard wherever you’re reading this from.

I kickoff most new weekends of blogging on Thursday at 3 AM my time, and this weekend is no different. It’s a holiday weekend here in the States – Memorial Day Weekend. Monday is Memorial Day where we honor those military personnel who died while serving their country in a time of war. I’ll have a special tribute to our fallen heroes this Monday here on my blog. That pushes my new Top 10 personal hit music chart back a day to Tuesday. So I’ve got 5 new blog posts for you this weekend in lieu of the usual 4 – starting with this one.

I’m staying in during this long holiday weekend – not going anywhere – staying out of traffic. It’ll be a sunny, dry, and hot weekend here in South Florida, so I just want to relax and enjoy my air conditioning. I’ll do my usual Bible study on Saturday, and I’ll hopefully finish writing my next sermon that I’ll preach titled “Pray & Believe”. I also want to get started on my next sermon after that. We’ll see where God takes me this weekend. Sometimes I think I know exactly what I wish to write, and then God leads me in an entirely different direction. That’s the Holy Spirit at work. I just want to go where He guides me.

I just ate a pear a few minutes ago, and it was absolutely delicious. I then Googled the health benefits of eating pears, and I found this article. I really need to buy and eat more pears. I need all of those health benefits. The results of my recent ultrasound are in. My liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and right kidney were all checked-out. There were 3 “impressions” or anomalies, but nothing to be overly concerned about. My liver is normal size, and it measures 13 centimeters in length. The “impression” there was a “minimal diffuse fatty liver”. If I improve my diet, exercise more, and lose a little weight then the fat can go away. More pears !

I’ve been eating smaller lunches at my desk at work, and then after that I’ve been using the 2ND-half of my lunch hour by walking it off – basically walking around the exterior grounds of my building. My Fitbit likes that. I’ve been walking about 0.6 to 0.7 miles in a nice casual walk after eating. Nothing too strenuous. In fact once I break a sweat I walk back inside. Today my walk after eating was 15 minutes – 3 minutes “peak”, 8 minutes “cardio”, and 4 minutes “fat burn”. My average heart rate was 130 BPM, and it peaked at 145 BPM. More exercise !

I think that most of you will agree with me that blogging peaked about 15 years ago during the mid-2000s (post-AOL and pre-Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). I started this blog in 2007 towards the end of my first year of salvation to begin a dialog online about the God I know. There’s a lot of hatred on social media today. It’s one of the main reasons why I returned to the WordPress community 16 months ago to get back into full-time blogging again. Many of you reading this blog host your own blogs. I know that because I visit them on a regular basis. Some of your blogs surely glorify our God. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. Never be discouraged that you’re not getting enough visits, or likes, or comments. Keep blogging and writing about your life. Keep expanding God’s Kingdom – one blog post at a time.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 10 Hits – Week 118

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 19TH 2019:

  1. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [# 1 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [2 / 13TH]
  3. “Born Again” – Austin French [3 / 12TH]
  4. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [5 / 13TH]
  5. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [4 / 13TH]
  6. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [6 / 7TH]
  7. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [8 / 6TH]
  8. “Scars” – I AM THEY [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [9 / 6TH]
  10. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns

It’s the 118TH week of this 3RD era of my personal hit music chart – and Mack Brock scores his debut solo hit on my chart with “Greater Things” – the track that kicked-off a night of positive, encouraging, and inspirational music at the Hertz Arena in Estero Florida. After Mack Brock – Amanda Lindsey Cook rocked the house – and then Hillsong UNITED took over from there for the next 2 hours and 20 minutes. It was an awesome concert that surely glorified God. I believe that lives were saved on that glorious night.

Tonight marks my 26TH anniversary online. Early in the morning (after Midnight) on May 21ST 1993 (a Friday) in Melbourne Florida I went online as “Captain Airwaves” on my own MS-DOS based electronic bulletin board system – MANx CAT BBS. It was hosted on my new 486SX / 25 desktop computer system at the time. It quickly became one of the most popular bulletin board systems for message posting within the local Melbourne / Palm Bay / Cocoa Beach telephone calling area, and it was the place to meet, greet, and chat with such legendary characters collectively known as the MANxsters. We were part of the original social media of Melbourne Florida !

That BBS led to its World Wide Web spinoff – MANx On The Net – and that led to my longtime web site – MASSIVESMASH.COM – which hosted the 14+ year 2ND era of my personal hit music chart. After the web site ran its course I ventured over to Myspace (that didn’t last long), and then WordPress (2007), Twitter (2009), Facebook (2013), and then back here to WordPress (last year).

It’s been a crazy ride online over these past 26 years, and I’m still having the time of my life, so let’s keep this going. Let’s keep moving forward on this fantastic journey towards God’s bright light at His golden gates.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 5 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, and a special blog post on Tuesday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday March 21ST 1999:

  1. “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
  2. “Slide” – Goo Goo Dolls
  3. “We Like To Party” – Vengaboys
  4. “C’est La Vie” – B*Witched
  5. “That Don’t Impress Me Much” – Shania Twain

I looked at my chart that was online exactly 20 years ago this weekend – back when I was the proud owner of my original dot-com web site (that was actually worth a lot of money at the time). And then the bubble burst in 2000.

My web site was actually an affiliate of the once-proud CDNow web site – once a billion dollar music store company on the web. CDNow swallowed-up smaller music companies during the late-1990s. And then the bubble burst in 2000.

What a wild and crazy time it was back during the infancy of the World Wide Web. Much of our younger generation today don’t know what the web is, but they sure know how to work an app on a smart phone or a tablet. I’m still on the web, and as history repeats itself – I’ve got my own dot-com web site again. (This blog is at http://www.revchrismday.com.)

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go outside and have some fun in the sun !

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Behind The Scenes

Happy Thursday my friends !  It’s the start of an all-new blog weekend. I generally post new blogs on Thursday mornings, Friday nights, Sunday afternoons, and Monday nights (U.S. East Coast time). My Friday, Sunday, and Monday blogs all have the same respective format and structure each weekend – while my Thursday blog is a free-for-all where I blog about whatever comes to me in the moment. I usually have no idea what I’ll blog about on my Thursday blog until I actually get going with my fingers on the keyboard. (Yes – I still do most of my online activity via a traditional desktop computer system with a keyboard and a mouse – an hp Pavilion in fact. I’ve been using a series of hp Pavilions going back to the 1990s.)

I don’t get political online (or offline for that matter). I don’t discuss politics with anyone really. I have my own personal opinions and viewpoints on just about everything, and some of them are quite radical – on both ends of the political spectrum. Some are rather centrist. I’m really all over the place. I left Facebook after nearly 5 years because it got too political over there. Now I still lurk on Facebook because many of my friends from afar only utilize Facebook, and I wish to stay in-touch with them on all things non-political. I’ve recently come very close to expressing my viewpoint on a few key political issues on Facebook and Twitter, as it’s just so easy to do so – to be pulled-in to a discussion. Once I realized what I did I quietly backed myself out of the discussion. I’d rather talk about fun things on social media – like food and travel.

I spend most of my social media time here on WordPress (for blogging), Twitter (for tweeting), and Flickr (for photokeeping). I’ve been on WordPress since 2007, Twitter since 2009, and Flickr since 2011. I promote my blog on Twitter, and I promote my tweets here on WordPress. I also promote my photos here on WordPress. Collectively my WordPress, Twitter, and Flickr make-up my online ministry – CountUp Ministries. This blog serves as the flagship of CountUp Ministries at http://www.revchrismday.com.

When I’m at home I spend much of my time online, but when I’m not online I’m watching some of my favorite television shows, and I’m spending time with my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ reading and studying His Word and writing sermons based on what I’ve read and studied. I usually get the call to preach a full sermon about once per month, so I’m always ready with at least one – preferably two sermons that are ready to go. I’ve got my next two sermons already written, so I’ll probably start working on a new sermon this weekend. (Unless I get the call to preach this Sunday. If that’s the case then I’ll select one of my two sermons, enhance it, finalize it, and rehearse it.)

Well there’s a little “Behind The Scenes” action for you. I didn’t know how this blog post would go, but there it is. That’s how I write my Thursday blog. It’s really spontaneous. I’ll be back tomorrow night with my regular weekly Friday night blog – a venture back in time via the music soundtrack of my life. We’ll check-out Sunday March 05TH 1989.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Social Media Roundup

Happy Thursday my friends !  It’s the start of a new weekend here at “Saturday Night Retro”, as weekends always begin on Thursdays. This is a HUGE weekend of blogging for me with 5 new blogs instead of the usual 4. Remember I don’t blog on Saturdays, as that’s my day of rest and personal time with God.

When I’m not blogging you can catch me on some of my other social media platforms:

Facebook – I’ve been there since the end of March of 2013. I was one of the last of my friends to join Facebook. When I abandoned WordPress I took my blog over there. At first my blog was very popular, but then as we entered the 2016 election season here in the U.S. it was overshadowed by the type of material that has pretty much taken over Facebook – politically-charged opinions and memes, fake news, and Internet hoaxes. I no longer post new material over there, but I do like, love, haha, wow, and comment other people’s non-political posts occasionally.

Twitter – I just celebrated my 9TH anniversary over there. I was on Twitter before nearly all of my friends were on Twitter. I’m @ChrisMDay, and I’ve tweeted 7,398 times since the very start. You don’t even have to go to Twitter to read my most recent tweets. Check them out on the web edition of this blog over on the right-hand column.

Flickr – I’ve been there for the past 7½ years, and that’s where I “Instagram”. (I’ve actually never signed-up for an Instagram site.) There are over a couple thousand captioned photos there for your viewing pleasure – most of them taken while on various vacations around the world. You can check out my Photostream (most recent photos added) or my Albums (photos grouped together by location or subject). On the web edition of this blog over on the right-hand column you can view the last 3 photos added just below the last 10 tweets.

Myspace – No – I’m not on Myspace anymore. I was there briefly for about 6 months in 2007. That’s where this blog was born. I posted 310+ blog entries on Myspace before I moved on up to WordPress. Myspace is still around, but all of those early blog entries are long gone.

WordPress – And so here we are. I was very active on here from the end of 2007 through 2008 and 2009. After that initial “surge” (1,300+ blog entries posted) the activity simmered down quite a bit as I discovered and immersed myself into the wonderful world of tweeting in 140 characters or less. This site was completely inactive for over 5 years. After my Facebook reign ended at the end of 2017 I decided to stop blogging completely. Yeah that didn’t last. On January 15TH 2018 I quietly resurrected this blog on this site. It’s been worth it. This is my 104TH blog entry since that new beginning. I’m enjoying writing each new blog entry, and I have an all-new audience now. I’ve also discovered at least 25 new blogs (from those of you reading this) that are similar to mine that I enjoy checking out. Keep up the great work with your blogs, and I’ll keep the blogs coming over here.

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