Vessels for the Master’s Use {376/612}


March 31

Daily Proverb

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child,

but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 22:15


Daily Bible Reading:

2 Samuel 19

Psalm 38

1 & 2 Corinthians


Inspiring Hymns #376

  Glory to His Name

Down at the cross where my Saviour died, down where for cleansing from sin I cried, there to my heart was the blood applied;  Glory to His name.

I am so wondrously saved from sin, Jesus so sweetly abides within, there at the cross where He took me in;  Glory to His name.

Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin, I am so glad I have entered in;  there Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;  Glory to His name.

Come to this fountain so rich and sweet;  cast thy poor soul at the Saviour’s feet;  plunge in today, and be made complete;  Glory to His name.

Chorus:  Glory to His name, Glory to His name;  There to my heart was the blood applied;  Glory to His name.

Words:  Rev. E. A. Hoffman

Music:  Rev. J. H. Stockton

Copyright 1951

Singspiration, Inc.

Vessels for the Master’s Use {375/612}


March 30

Daily Proverb

The mouth of strange women is a deep pit;

he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall therein.

Proverbs 22:14


Daily Bible Reading:

2 Samuel 18

Psalm 38

1 & 2 Corinthians


Inspiring Hymns #375

  Take My Life, and Let It Be

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee;  Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love, at the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee;  Take my voice, and let me sing, always, only, for my King, always, only, for my King.

Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold;  Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise, let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my will, and make it Thine, it shall be no longer mine;  Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne, it shall be Thy royal throne.

Words:  Frances R. Havergal

Music:  C. H. A. Malan

Copyright 1951

Singspiration, Inc.

LIST OF ALL LISTS – Part 8 {social media}

LIST OF ALL LISTS – Part 8 {social media}

Twitter Direct Campaign #1  — (drum roll, please) — FINAL LIST of SUPPORTERS.  It started with the first 1000 Twitter followers.  Of the first 1000, there were 838 MUTUAL FOLLOWERS.  The next level was the RESPONDERS, just over 400.  Then the ENGAGERS, somewhere around 200, and the TWEETERS numbered 130.


If it sounds complicated, it is, but it worked!  Once I got started, I just didn’t want to stop.  The goals were written on April 23, 2014.  The only one that changed was the beginning number was somewhat larger than the original (500).  After that it just kept flowing.

***The first post was published May 17, 2014.

The best piece of this ‘project’ is getting to know people through social media.  The people who made it to the SUPPORTER group, are there because 1) they love using Twitter, and 2) they are friendly.

That is not to say that people who did not make it are not good users of social media or unfriendly.  I have made friends with a number of people who didn’t make the list, with whom I continue to Tweet.  The lists each had specific criteria, and were not done scientifically but did provide enough of a guideline for consistency, so that the most interactive people made the SUPPORTER list.

Without further ado, I give you my list of 49 SUPPORTERS (in alphabetical order):

  1. Amy Sward
  2. Amy VonBorstel
  3. Andrea Buczynski
  4. Andy Lee
  5. Annette Monts Falls
  6. CJ Peterson
  7. DJ Mynatt
  8. Denelle Swaim
  9. Diane Stortz
  10. Dr. Clem’s Blessed Widow
  11. Elaine Stock
  12. Emily Wickham
  13. Florence
  14. Gerilynn35
  15. Grace Thorson
  16. Happy Writer – CEHart
  17. Iona Morrison
  18. Jackie Ludwig
  19. Jamie S. Harper
  20. Jane Evans
  21. Jim Jonas
  22. Joan Hall
  23. joanie
  24. Julie Garmon
  25. Karen King
  26. Karen Wiser
  27. Kate Breslin
  28. Kathleen Caron
  29. Kelly Anne Liberto
  30. Kent Hill
  31. Lana L. Higginbotham
  32. Linda Brendle
  33. Linda Wink
  34. Marianne Evans
  35. Mary Hamilton
  36. Mary Manners
  37. Megan Besing
  38. Mindi Huebner
  39. Nancy Haddock
  40. Pam Thorson
  41. Rayanne Sinclair
  42. Ruth Carter
  43. Ruth Wallace
  44. Sammy Gikonyo
  45. Susan L. Tuttle
  46. Susie Cantrell
  47. TIm Parsons
  48. Tric Kearney
  49. Wendy Macdonald

****To find these folks on Twitter, go to my SUPPORTER list (it’s public).  Feel free to subscribe.  These are your friends too!

Looking back at the last level of the campaign:

The breakdown at the TWEETER level is as follows:  (totals 138 — a couple extra snuck in)

  • AUTHORS             52
  • BLOGGERS          34
  • TWEETERS           31
  • PUBLISHERS         3
  • INFLUENCERS      7

***To see the published lists for the above go to LIST OF ALL LISTS – part 7 and follow each link.

The breakdown at the SUPPORTER level is as follows:  (totals 49)

  • AUTHORS               21
  • BLOGGERS             13
  • TWEETERS             12

The categories have changed since this began.  As I look began Twitter Direct Tweet Campaign #2 the categories were reduced to AUTHORS, BLOGGERS, TWEETERS, PHOTOGRAPHY (a mixed list of followers and not followers), INFLUENCERS, PUBLISHERS, and NATURE LOVERS, the first three being the biggest.

The WRITING category was eliminated.  Those people are now either AUTHORS or BLOGGERS.  Congratulations to those of you who have become published authors in the past year!!   The BUSINESS category was eliminated.  Those people are BLOGGERS if they have a website, TWEETERS if not.

The AUTHOR group started off with 264 people in it.  There were 161 in the WRITERS/WRITING group.  The BLOGGER group had 138 people in it.  There were 116 JUST TWEETERS.  We started with 15 PHOTO/GENEALOGISTS and 17 NATURE LOVERS, 13 BUSINESSES, 15 SOCIAL MEDIA (that group interestingly did not respond well), and 75 INFLUENCERS (also interesting).

Percentage of beginning group that made this SUPPORTER list:

  • AUTHORS:     7.9%
  • BLOGGERS    9.4%
  • TWEETERS   10.3%
  • NATURE LOVERS  17.6%

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.  As I said earlier, this was not a scientifically done campaign.  And I will refrain from writing any conclusions, as that was not the purpose.

The overall percentage of SUPPORTERS from the original group of MUTUAL FOLLOWERS is 49/838, which is 5.8%.  Makes me wonder why we gather such large numbers of followers?

TWITTER DIRECT TWEET CAMPAIGN #2 is under way.  It is for my mutual followers up to 1500.  Of course the numbers change as people unfollow.  The total number of people is 613 currently.  The 3rd campaign will be 1500 – 2000.

The end goal is to compile the categories from the three groups, as well as the end groups of SUPPORTERS.  We’ll see who gives up first — Twitter or me!

So if you’re not on the list, please don’t feel badly, just keep tweeting me and sending me your tweets.  If you haven’t gotten a #SHOUTOUT it may be I haven’t gotten to you yet — you’re on the list!

If you are on the LIST of SUPPORTERS — CONGRATULATIONS!!! and a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!  I count you as my most valuable tweeters!  And if you miss the many shoutouts you can send one my way and I’ll do my best to respond.  I will do my best to tweet your stuff from the SUPPORTER list feed.

For a complete list of links to previous posts in this series go to the LIST OF ALL LISTS page.  Happy Tweeting!!