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Adventure

Started this discussion. Last reply by André Flett Dec 24, 2010. 15 Replies

I am looking for real answers, not stories here. What is your adventure? I live in Northern Wisconsin. I don't hunt. I enjoy fly fishing, but the bass clubs and walleye clubs aren't my thing. I don't…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Lukasavige Nov 22, 2010. 2 Replies

So, here's the deal. I have a podcast, thefishwalkpodcast.com, and it is a ministry outreach. I own the name and pay for the site. It has a small audiance of about 55 downloads a week. I have an idea…Continue

 

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Camden Ross replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Wordpress Tempera Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"I have yet to pay money for a theme. All the sites I've built have been built using free templates or child themes from free themes. Don't feel as though you have to go a paid route, but instead pick something that works good for you, and…"
Nov 11
Tom Ballard replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Genesis Theme question in the group Wordpress websites
"Thanks. Lot's of great stuff for me to read up on."
Nov 3
Andy Tabisz replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Genesis Theme question in the group Wordpress websites
"Hi Tom - I think what you're saying is that you have a new comment that now shows under your older post?  If that's the case you can go into Wordpress/Genesis and choose what types of comments should appear under it.  If I…"
Nov 3
Troy Stavros replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Genesis Theme question in the group Wordpress websites
"Tom, Those are "pingbacks".  Here is an explanation:http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/ Troy"
Nov 3
Don Current replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Genesis Theme question in the group Wordpress websites
"That is what is called a ping or a trackback and is managed by the comment system within Wordpress. It is most useful when other websites create a link to an article you have written, but it is not necessarily a bad thing within your own website.…"
Nov 3
Tom Ballard added a discussion to the group Wordpress websites
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Genesis Theme question

Hi everyone.One thing I've failed at is linking to other articles on my site, TruckingPodcast.com. Now that I have a small base of content, I'm trying to do that a little more often.Question. When I link to an older post, I get a notice that I have a new comment. The comment is my link. Is that supposed to happen? What do I do with the comment?Thanks in advance,TomSee More
Nov 3
Tom Ballard replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Wordpress Tempera Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"Thanks Curtis. I'm running with it."
Oct 27
Joshua Rivers replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Wordpress Tempera Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"Don't feel bad about using a free theme. The important thing is that the theme does what you want it to, either as it is or with some modification."
Oct 20
Curtis McHale replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Wordpress Tempera Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"I have only ever been happy with the code from  WordPress theme shops (as a 6 year veteran WordPress eCommerce developer). 1. Array.is 2. The Theme Foundry 3. Cr3ativ Now Tempera is on the WordPress.org theme repository and has been…"
Oct 16
Craig Bradshaw replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Platform University Membership in the group Wordpress websites
"Tom,  I quit too, just could not use the content at that time.  I still get emails, but I have't been charged.  Are you sure you are being charged?"
Oct 15

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Jeff Long replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Wordpress Tempera Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"Thanks for sharing Tom. My wife loves the 100daysofrealfood.com site. I agree that Genesis child themes are for every situation. They have gone a design direction that I don't like for many of my client sites. Even though I like their themes…"
Oct 9
Tom Ballard added a discussion to the group Wordpress websites
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Wordpress Tempera Theme

Hi Again.I have two sites up and running now. Both are on Genesis framework. I am building a new site with a partner and I have to admit, I am really considering using the Tempera theme, free in WordPress. I can't find anything in a Genesis child theme that comes close to the features, and we can really maximize these features. I am about 97 percent convinced to just run with Tempera and Yoast SEO.Also,…See More
Oct 9
Tom Ballard replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Platform University Membership in the group Wordpress websites
"Follow-up. I posted here and the problem was solved later in the evening. I have been on the road for a few days, so I couldn't reply until now. Thanks"
Oct 9
Kent Sanders replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Platform University Membership in the group Wordpress websites
"Tom, I joined PU last year for a few months then, like you, decided it wasn't totally for me. I was doing too much other training at the same time. I don't recall having any trouble quitting, and I have no doubt they would stand by the 30…"
Oct 6
Julie Hinton replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Platform University Membership in the group Wordpress websites
"Let us know.  I'm in the same spot. "
Oct 6
Tom Ballard replied to Tom Ballard's discussion Platform University Membership in the group Wordpress websites
"I'll try the tweet. Thanks"
Oct 6

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I listen to 48 days podcasts while working as an over-the-road truck driver. I have tried a few other jobs, but trucking is a passion and I will stay connected with the industry as a career choice. I hope to build an internet presence and 48 days has a great community of people willing to share some of the things I need to learn.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I work for a small, family owned livestock company in Wisconsin. I deliver livestock throughout the mid-west. I also do some barn work, customer service and a little bit of buying and selling of livestock. I usually work 3 1/2 days a week so I have free time to build an internet ministry.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I love the job I have and I plan on staying here for years. I would also like to start a website/podcast combining the Christian faith and trucking. I bought 2 domain names and I am just starting on the website.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
# years ago I had all of the answers. Now, the economy injured our financial portfolio, my wife's recent bout with a nasty cancer makes us take life in smaller bites. You still make long term goals, but you have to get the most out of every day.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I love people and tend to be a natural leader. I leave an impression. I
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://truckingpodcast.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
Jesus Freak Trucker Radio is a weekly, Christ centered podcast focusing on the trucking industry.

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huge student loan debt.

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 5:25am 2 Comments

This is a rare treat. I have a morning at home on a week day. Monday through Friday usually finds me on the road. I could get used to this.
I just finished Dan's blog post about student loan debt. WOW. I never went to collage. I'm not proud of it, but it's a fact. I may get there some day but it's not a burning desire. I was born in 1960 and when I got out of the Navy in 1982 I had mouths to feed. Being the child of a blue collar family in the blue collar part of town I knew 2 things were…
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At 7:19am on May 15, 2012, Camden Ross said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks for joining Strengthen My Spiritual Life. I feel honored that you have joined our group and look forward to hearing/reading more about how I can help you.

As the 'leader', or launcher of Strengthen My Spiritual Life, I'd love it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a short survey (linked here) to let me know how I can best help you out on our shared journey together, and/or jump into the group by commenting on discussions and/or creating your own and sharing your thoughts, feelings, and reactions as they relate to anything spiritual in our lives.

Thanks again for joining us in Strengthen My Spiritual Life!

~Cam

At 10:27pm on November 29, 2010, Brandy Woldstad said…
Congrats on being the featured discussion this week.
At 10:27pm on November 27, 2010, Chuck Bowen said…
Hey there Tom -

So glad you're with us in my 'Growing Coaches' group! I'm delighted to see you joining the ranks of successful coaches. Be sure to dive into the discussions and let us know your questions and greatest needs.

I see your passion is to develop multiple income streams. What is your current interest in coaching for profit?

If / when you want more in-depth guidance, you might also check out our professional coaches group within Free Agent Academy (www.FreeAgentAcademy.com).
At 6:59am on November 27, 2010, Justin Lukasavige said…
Thanks for starting a great discussion on adventure, Tom! I'm going to highlight it on the home page for you this week.

I've fished Rice Lake, by the way. Had a lot of fun there!
At 5:07am on October 14, 2010, Jennie Arnold said…
Hey, Tom! My husband (also Tom) is also a trucker! He's burned out from all the very early morning hours of getting up and working for someone else; however, there is a fear that he can't get past when it comes to actually leaving that job and us doing something for ourselves to generate income. We keep praying about it but he's afraid that as the family provider, he worries about not having a steady income each week. How do we get past this?
At 11:02am on October 7, 2010, James Dibben said…
Thanks for reaching out to me through email, Tom. I look forward to getting to know you better!
At 3:41pm on October 6, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Hello Tom,

Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.

If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place.

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

One other thing…I want to offer you a gift. You can download my FR EE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com
At 7:26am on October 6, 2010, Brandy Woldstad said…
Hi Tom,
Welcome to 48days. I hope you find this site to be as valuable as I have.

It sounds like you have some exciting plans. Good luck.

Have a great day.
Brandy
At 5:47am on October 4, 2010,
Group Leader
Rob Clinton
said…
Tom, just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.

One group I highly recommend is in the Coaching Compass.

Also, come out check out the group 180 Service Station. We have some great career and life transitional discussions going on.

And as part of my welcome to you, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below:
180 Weekly Inspiration

To your new and continued success!

~Rob Clinton

180 Career Coaching
This is your guide to re-entering the workplace… With PURPOSE!
www.180coach.com

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
At 3:07am on October 3, 2010, GREGG PECHMANN said…
Welcome Tom!

Just wanted to say hello and welcome you to this great website. You will not find a better group of people to help you get to a higher place of excellence.
I hope to interact with you in some of the groups.

Do you want peace in your life?

Join in and get inspired to become financially free with “Subscribe to Gregg’s Blog.....” and get common sense financial tips by joining The “Got Peace?” Newsletter on the right hand side of www.pechmanncoaching.com

Please let me know how I can help in anyway!

In His Peace,

Gregg Pechmann
www.pechmanncoaching.com
 
 
 

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