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What I’ve learned from one year of blogging…& 3 reasons everyone should blog

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my blog. Wow. I fully expected my third post to be “Forget it. Blogging is stupid. Just follow me on Twitter.”

Anyhow, my blog continues. To mark this not-at-all-historic 1 year anniversary, I thought I would write a note to 2010 Josh on why blogging is worth his time.

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4 random things to ponder this week

I spent the majority of last week at a conference in Phoenix. “But, Josh, why didn’t you post about the conference while you were in Phoenix?” Answer: because the post “sitting at a conference in Phoenix learning about stuff” can be translated “I am away from my house. Please try to rob me now.” Anyhow, I did learn lots of cool stuff. I thought you might benefit from some of the information; so, here are 4 points to ponder this week: 1. Quote: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” 2. Ken Dychtwald gave a great speech. Here are a couple highlights: Quote regarding longer life expectancies: “2/3 of people who have ever lived beyond the age of 65 are alive today.” Wow. Quote regarding the growing influence of women: “73% of high school valedictorians in 2010 were girls.” Quote regarding the changing view of retirement: “80% of baby boomers plan on working (part time or otherwise) during retirement.” 3. Sky Mall is awesome.

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Spring Cleaning Your Virtual World – 10 Tips

Admittedly, I’m not really one of those “Spring cleaning” kind of people. I’m more of a Spring-shove-a-bunch-of-stuff-in-a-closet type of person. However, this year I decided that my e-world was getting chaotic…chaotic to the point of collapsing in upon itself like a dying star. So, I decided to institute an annual “E-Spring cleaning” day in order to stave off a literal collapse of my virtual world. These 10 things created so much peace in my life that I-lacking a less nerdy outlet-decided to share them on my little blog. Do this stuff. You will be more peaceful. Or not. But probably.

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Walmart Prices 9 Months Ago vs. Walmart Prices Now

With all the talk in the news about food prices going up, I decided to run my own little inflation test. If you follow my blog, you’ve probably guessed where this is going: a spreadsheet’s a’comin. Back in June of 2010 I compared the prices of various items at different stores. You can find those comparisons here: Walmart vs. United Supermarkets Walmart vs. Sams Walmart vs. Target vs. United Supermarkets

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Vote for me in the “Top 25 Daddy Bloggers” poll

I recently discovered that there is a “Top 25 Daddy Bloggers” poll going on out here in the internet. I was honored to be included….and by “honored to be included”, I of course mean that I honored myself by entering myself in the poll. Anyhow, please take a second to vote for me in the poll here: http://www.circleofmoms.com/blogger/life-josh You don’t have to register or enter any contact info. All you have to do is click the little “thumbs up” button. Apologies to all of you who dislike my blog. There is no “thumbs down” button for you to click on. I’ll be sure to let you know if I enter myself in a “Worst 25 Daddy Bloggers” poll. Vote early. Vote often. Thanks! **Edit: Looks like you are allowed to vote once per day until the 5th. So, vote early and not so often.**  View the current top 25 here: http://www.circleofmoms.com/top25/daddy-blogs

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P90x – How I loathe you

So, my wife and I decided to give this P90x thing a try. We finished day 3 yesterday. I think I can safely file this decision in the “overly optimistic” category (like the time I said “yes” to dodge ball with middle schoolers…but that’s another story). Here’s my brief synopsis of the experience thus far:

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