Blogging, MySpace and Worship Leader Friends

Img_1258The power of blogging and MySpace cannot be underestimated.  Let me give you a slice of how this all works.

I am attending the Saddleback Worship Conference and FestivalBobby, a fellow blogger who I met at re:create conference this year, rode down with me and helped get me and our Redding crew a place to stay.  Speaking of re:create conference, Randy Elrod led a new workshop and it was great to see our blog father in action stretching our thinking as he always does.  While here, I ran into Brian.  He came up to me, stretched out his hand and said something like, "Rich, you don’t know me, but I read your blog."  This was happening as my friend Dave and I were talking about the very subject of blogging.  Dave and I met on the phone six months ago via a mutual friend. 

The next day, Victor comes to Saddleback and has lunch with Bobby and I.  Victor is a fellow worship-leader-blogger dude.  And, his shirt matched mine which was not planned at all. (The picture at top is Victor, Bobby and yours truly). To top the day off, my new friend Dave took us to an incredible Italian restaurant with his team and I sat to worship leader and musician Terrence who upon seeing my business card said, "Hey, we are MySpace friends."  Terrence and I had some dialog on MySpace six months prior and by "chance" met.

This is just a taste of what blogging has done to my life.  I have had people pray with me, debate, encourage and challenge me.  Blogging has been a way to build community, network and influence.  I love it. So, if you are a lurker out there on my blog, comment and show yourself!  One day we might actually bump into each other.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

60 comments

  1. I’ll get the ball rolling. Hopefully you’ll get some new people to comment on this one.

  2. I’ll get the ball rolling. Hopefully you’ll get some new people to comment on this one.

  3. I’ll get the ball rolling. Hopefully you’ll get some new people to comment on this one.

  4. I’ll get the ball rolling. Hopefully you’ll get some new people to comment on this one.

  5. miss you, man. wish i could be there in sunny ca with you. peace.

  6. miss you, man. wish i could be there in sunny ca with you. peace.

  7. miss you, man. wish i could be there in sunny ca with you. peace.

  8. miss you, man. wish i could be there in sunny ca with you. peace.

  9. I miss you! Funny picture.

  10. I miss you! Funny picture.

  11. I miss you! Funny picture.

  12. I miss you! Funny picture.

  13. when you do happen to bump into each other just don’t wear the same shirt or you’ll never hear the end of it. =)
    Thanks for hanging yesterday.

  14. when you do happen to bump into each other just don’t wear the same shirt or you’ll never hear the end of it. =)
    Thanks for hanging yesterday.

  15. when you do happen to bump into each other just don’t wear the same shirt or you’ll never hear the end of it. =)
    Thanks for hanging yesterday.

  16. when you do happen to bump into each other just don’t wear the same shirt or you’ll never hear the end of it. =)
    Thanks for hanging yesterday.

  17. Man, wish I were there –
    Have you run into my buddy, Curtis Geary from FBC, Brunswick?

  18. Man, wish I were there –
    Have you run into my buddy, Curtis Geary from FBC, Brunswick?

  19. Man, wish I were there –
    Have you run into my buddy, Curtis Geary from FBC, Brunswick?

  20. Man, wish I were there –
    Have you run into my buddy, Curtis Geary from FBC, Brunswick?

  21. That’s so funny. I’m still working on getting some sort of a reputation through blogging because I still have like no subscribers. Even thought I’m on the other side of the country, maybe someday we’ll run into each other.. try not to forget my name!

  22. That’s so funny. I’m still working on getting some sort of a reputation through blogging because I still have like no subscribers. Even thought I’m on the other side of the country, maybe someday we’ll run into each other.. try not to forget my name!

  23. That’s so funny. I’m still working on getting some sort of a reputation through blogging because I still have like no subscribers. Even thought I’m on the other side of the country, maybe someday we’ll run into each other.. try not to forget my name!

  24. That’s so funny. I’m still working on getting some sort of a reputation through blogging because I still have like no subscribers. Even thought I’m on the other side of the country, maybe someday we’ll run into each other.. try not to forget my name!

  25. ugh… I’m lookin at your link right now, on my page… and I don’t see mine here man – hook me up! please.
    And I am bummed that we didn’t meet! Maybe at recreate this year?

  26. ugh… I’m lookin at your link right now, on my page… and I don’t see mine here man – hook me up! please.
    And I am bummed that we didn’t meet! Maybe at recreate this year?

  27. ugh… I’m lookin at your link right now, on my page… and I don’t see mine here man – hook me up! please.
    And I am bummed that we didn’t meet! Maybe at recreate this year?

  28. ugh… I’m lookin at your link right now, on my page… and I don’t see mine here man – hook me up! please.
    And I am bummed that we didn’t meet! Maybe at recreate this year?

  29. Alex,
    you are linked up dude…link love in action!

    recreate would be a blast…go for it

    RK

  30. Alex,
    you are linked up dude…link love in action!

    recreate would be a blast…go for it

    RK

  31. Alex,
    you are linked up dude…link love in action!

    recreate would be a blast…go for it

    RK

  32. Alex,
    you are linked up dude…link love in action!

    recreate would be a blast…go for it

    RK

  33. Oh yeah! Sean, I DO subscribe to you. I just made sure and did it again. So, the rest of you get Sean on your reader…

  34. Oh yeah! Sean, I DO subscribe to you. I just made sure and did it again. So, the rest of you get Sean on your reader…

  35. Oh yeah! Sean, I DO subscribe to you. I just made sure and did it again. So, the rest of you get Sean on your reader…

  36. Oh yeah! Sean, I DO subscribe to you. I just made sure and did it again. So, the rest of you get Sean on your reader…

  37. Hey Rich–it was great to meet you in person! Kinda cool how the internet makes our Christian world even smaller than it seemed before.
    God bless!

  38. Hey Rich–it was great to meet you in person! Kinda cool how the internet makes our Christian world even smaller than it seemed before.
    God bless!

  39. Hey Rich–it was great to meet you in person! Kinda cool how the internet makes our Christian world even smaller than it seemed before.
    God bless!

  40. Hey Rich–it was great to meet you in person! Kinda cool how the internet makes our Christian world even smaller than it seemed before.
    God bless!

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