No New Podcast Episode this Week

As you might have noticed (emphasis on might) I did not post a new podcast episode yesterday. This is the first time since I started podcasting back in May that I’ve missed a week, which if you’d allow me to congratulate myself I think is a rather impressive accomplishment. Yesterday I had a lot of work to do at all three of my jobs. One of my new tenants moved in, I attended part of a planning meeting and also a pool party with the FSU Navigators, and my job at The Marketing Institute was as busy as ever. Plus my new roommate moved in and I wanted to help him get situated with whatever remaining time I had.

I invite you to listen to a past episode. My favorite one so far is episode ten, entitled The Healing Process.

UPDATE: No new podcast on the 22nd or the 29th. Same old story: too busy. But next Monday is Memorial Day and I promise I will have a new episode that day.

My Personal Landing Page: A New Way to Introduce Myself Online

I really dig my new personal landing page that I whipped up over at whois.andrewledwith.com. I intend to use it as a way to introduce myself to people via the web. If I ever get around to having some calling cards printed I might include this page’s address on those cards (or possibly a short domain that points to this page).

Personal Landing Page

Even though my blog is my primary web property it’s not exactly a great way to find out who I am and what I’m all about in a hurry. The first content you see on my blog is whatever I’ve been writing recently. Yeah, the About Me page is just a click away, but even that page is about me in relation to the blog. This is much more general. Plus, I think this new page is a lot more striking than my intentionally minimalistic blog.

I made this page using The Personal Page, a great template developed by Naz Hamid. This is the first time in a while that I’ve made a website without using WordPress. I’m pretty sure the first person I saw using this template was Chris Bowler. The photo is by Bryan Zhang. I’ve been getting a lot of mileage out of this shot, using it on my new Nav prayer card and several places on the web.

Let me know what you think of my new personal page.

Engagement Safari

Watch on Vimeo: Safari Engagement

Lionel Worthington, star of the Campus Safari videos, was part of his most important project yet last week. This time he was playing a role in a real-life engagement story. It was a classic bait-and-switch. Sara, the actress who played Annie in the second Campus Safari video, was asked to rush out to a park in Tallahassee to shoot another video. This time she was to play an adult and would need to be dressed up for the part. Shaun, the man who is now her fiancé, was there waiting for her.

To really sell the scheme Bryan, the director, sent Sara a fake script. He and Zack were at the park shooting this little intro, I presume in order to keep her truly unaware until the moment she saw Shaun. Well done, men. And again, congratulations to Shaun and Sara!

In which Bryan is Awkward

Awkward BryanNow that I own BryanZhang.com I’ve decided to put it to good use. Well, calling this use “good” might be a bit of a stretch.

For whatever reason, there seem to be a lot of awkward photos of Bryan floating around the web. My buddy Patrick suggested I start a website featuring a collection of these images. So I created a new Tumblr and started The Many Awkward Faces of Bryan (creating the site took all of about 10 minutes). Each post asks the visitor to provide their own photo caption. I refuse to take sole responsibility for this nonsense, so I’ve authorized several people to be contributors. We’re also taking submissions from the public.

From a geek perspective, I think the best part of this little website is that it’s on a subdomain. Meaning, if and when Bryan chooses to start using BryanZhang.com for his own purposes we could keep this site active without it interfering with his real website (though I’d password protect it and rename it so he’d actually be taken seriously as a professional). Or, you know, I could just trash the whole thing if he wants.

You can get notification of new posts by email, RSS, or Twitter via @AwkwardBryan. (This is the other part the geek in me enjoys. The creation of this Twitter account makes the name of Bryan’s actual Twitter account — @realbryanzhang — make more sense.)

Updated “Serving with The Navigators” Page

My website includes a page dedicated to my ministry with The Navigators at Florida State University: jaledwith.com/navigators. I want to draw attention to it today because I’ve updated its body text with what my role will be during the Fall 2011 semester.

Check out jaledwith.com/navigators and let me know what you think.