I've kind of avoided a lot of websites like myspace, youtube, facebook, and blogging (until recently) for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons are, is it really going to stick around, is there anything good there, or just a bunch of time wasting drivel, am I going to have to worry about bad stuff all the time. Ok, so some of the other reasons are I'm an extremely busy homeschooling mother of 5 kids under the age of 12, who is involved in my church, my extended family, and would like to have a reasonably clean house most of the time and live on one income(my husbands), and I really enjoy digital scrapbooking in my free time. I just don't have time to spend exploring every website community out there, so I just don't try to do it all.
A couple of weeks ago I was almost convinced to join facebook. I don't quite remember the reason why, but I did sign up, except I never have clicked on the link to verify that I signed up, I've just been to busy to get back to that particular email. I do love blogging now that I have rediscovered how much I enjoy learning, and thinking, and writing to improve that learning process. Like most people, I want to be remembered and to pass on my knowledge to future generations as well. As I have gotten into blogging I have learned (again) that there are many amazing and talented people out there who are constantly contributing wonderful things to the internet community. Some of my favorite blogs to I read - when I get the chance - are
Everyday Food Storage
Diapers and Divinity
The Happy Housewife
The Lazy Organizer
of course, this isn't all the blogs that I read, and I'm always finding more, but I'll save for another day.
I had an aaahhh moment about youtube today.
I didn't forget -- this post was inspired by article I read on Meridian Magazine "Church Videos for Blogs and Websites" By Larry Richman. It contains a list of website with uplifting, inspirational videos that depict the LDS church in a postive light. Of course, I haven't had a chance to watch hardly any of them, but I'll set a goal to watch 1 video a day, and this is why:
Please share this list with others. Feel free to embed these videos in your blogs and Web sites. When you watch these videos, be sure to rate them and leave a comment. That will help positive videos about the Church to show up higher than negative ones!
AAAAHHHHH! One thing that I can do to help fulfill the mission on the church is to increase the popularity of good, so that good can outshine the bad. I'm off to sign up for a youtube account so that I can rate video's and help to my part in spreading joy!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." incorrectly attributed to (Edmund Burke)
10 minutes later
WOW, that was easy, and I can sign in using my google account so that makes it even simpler! Here is the first video that I watched on, rated, and commented on.
Gordon B. Hinckley - Lessons I Learned as a Boy