Month in Review – April ’11

Ben —  May 1, 2011 — 13 Comments

Dave Ramsey calls paying off debts smallest to largest as the “snowball effect,” in which you see debts slowly getting paid off, you start getting more excited and more motivated to keep paying more debts off with fire-focus. This “snowball effect,” can turn the opposite way as well.


…it’s been a continuation of March, and I can’t even begin to say how difficult it has been to post anything on here. It’s not that I’ve not had much to say, it’s just that I have felt it almost impossible to finish any coherent thoughts. I would sit to write, and then get distracted.  It didn’t help that Kim was away doing the Orange Conference, because by the end of the day I was completely exhausted.

Woe is me.

It happens, but I hope as a “creative” it doesn’t last much longer, my goal list is suffering because of it.

Here we go:

Goals accomplished, month #4

1) Publish at least 3 well-written posts a week.

Negative, ghostrider. For the month of April, I published a total of 9, and 1 of them was just a re-post from my lovely bride, so I don’t think that really counts. 8. A total of 8. Woop dee freakin do.

7) BE a guest poster

Yes! Dustin added another tax exemption to his family, so in being a true e-brother I jumped at the opportunity to guest post for him. Thanks man!

9) Have 100 subscribers

39 in feedburner and counting. Only 4 added this month, but I think that had something to do with the amount of posts (8). Still going in a positive direction. Saweetness.

Added Goals

I’m just going to concentrate on writing again, I’ll get to the goals a bit later.

Top 5 Posts of April:
Some new shout-outs:

Kevin over at Dad Life and his personal site, constantly make me laugh. This might be because we share a quirky-ness, and twisted humor that very few people share.

Not sure why I haven’t mentioned Keith in my monthly shout-outs, but this guy is solid. An awesome inspiration for “creatives” like me. He writes over at

Tom “Shef” Shefchounas over at Coach Shef is super. I mean, this guy is the real deal when it comes to people to listen to about Middle School ministry. Plus, he’s a pretty awesome guy to serve with.

The Daily Walk has become a daily blog I read, Mr. Adam writes over there and engages with his community via twitter, as well as this blog and his own. An awesome dude to get to know, for sure.

Last but not least, I have to give a shout out to my lovely bride of over 11 years, Kim over at Mended Soul. Hopefully the comments everybody gave on her last post will push her to write a bit more. Her story is like that of nobody. She’s kickawesome. Oh yeah, and her 30th birthday is tomorrow 🙂 Go ahead and give her a quick Happy Birthday on twitter – @KimCheeYall

April. You came, you went. Glad to see you go.

May? You and I have a lot to talk about, I can’t wait to share.

How did y’all do in April?

13 responses to Month in Review – April ’11

  1. Awesome stats! I did really well for April.

    Here’s my post about it:

  2. You’re welcome, bro man. Keep at it. You’re doin’ some good stuff!

  3. Amazingly enough, I posted a bit more in April, finished a 757 page book, and completed another Christian Life School of Theology class. I celebrated my son’s 17th birthday. I’m not sure how, because I haven’t aged a bit. 🙂

    Some months are harder to get through than others. May is going to be awesome for you, Ben!

  4. Dude, you are doing an excellent job. Keep at it man.

    This last month has been stupid busy. Still trying to get into a routine.

  5. Dude, you are like a crack-cocaine seller. You give us some good stuff, it gets us all fired up and then you disappear with the goods. You leave us shivering and sweaty and cold turkey. Bring the goods man… bring the goods!

    *whoa, this gotta be the most bizarre comparison ever. Just came to mind. Sorry about the drug connection thing-a-ma-gig!

  6. Ben I love how you share your goals. I have found that often times people are incredibly willing to help you achieve them. A couple years ago I posted a list of goals and it was great to talk to people who wanted to help me accomplish them.

    • Love how people in the blogosphere are so willing to help out. It’s dope, especially the ones who take personal time and go the extra step to help you out.

      Are you still cranking out any goals? Any new ones?

  7. Glad to know I’m not the only one who struggled last month. Thanks for putting quality stuff out here.

  8. Cannot wait to read some more of your stuff Ben. Always good bro! Keep on pursuing those goals! Thanks for sharing.

    Here is the link to min over at my site:

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