I’ve made quite a few online connections this past year.  Too many to keep up with to be honest.  So how about we take all of these newfound relationships to the next level? If you came here through the Net and would like to connect with me outside of this blog, here’s a few different ways I’d suggest that you do that.

#1) Subscribe to my RSS feed. It’s the best way to receive every post via your RSS reader, iGoogle homepage, or even by e-mail.

#2 Follow me on Twitter. If you fancy knowing what I’m doing in my day-to-day life, sign up to receive status updates in 140-character-or-less.

#3 Be my friend on Facebook. It’s where all the cool kids hang out (grin).  I’m on MySpace, but I never sign on anymore.  All my love is for Facebook.

#4 Meet me in person. Don’t worry.  I won’t be waiting with roses or anything like that!  I’m a pretty laid back, normal guy that just likes making connections with people.  If you are ever in the Rapid City, SD region and want to visit over coffee, I’m totally up for it; just shoot me an e-mail.

#5 Flip through the pages of our family site. I take lots of video and pics of our family and share the best of these moments here.  If you’ve only met me, you’re missing out on the “fabulousness” that is the whole of the Shoup family!  I’m the father to four beautiful girls and husband to my best friend, Deanna.

#6 Stop by some of my other sites. I’m a self-admitted web-junkie and can be found all over the Net.  Visit our student ministry site at elevationgeneration.org to see what’s happening at our church.

If you are involved in student ministry, you may be interested in one of the youth ministry network blogs I post at: GP4Y.com (Foursquare’s Great Plains district youth workers) and RapidCityYouth.com (South Dakota’s Black Hills regional youth worker network).  They are sister sites; both are similar and only differ in the local events/news content posted.

A BIG hat tip for this post! This post is a total rip-off from blogging/social media genius/guru Adam McLane.  Since we’re still new friends, I’m hoping he won’t be too much of a hater for the “little guy” ripping him off (smile).  In all honesty, though, if you’re looking for a new, original, creative, smart, honest, and raw blog to follow, Adam McLane’s where it’s at.  Good stuff!


Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District

  • How could I be a hater? I’m all about sharing ideas. Not like I don’t steal stuff from you!

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