Welcome to the new site!
1st Aug 2010Posted in: blog View Comments
Welcome to the new site!

Hey everyone… Welcome to my new website, Well, you might also notice that it’s still but the lightexposure will point here for now. Much of this site is still being worked on, but I like the look and I think it has potential for future projects. Future projects I would like to finally see take off.

I’m making this change because I need a fresh start. I’m not sure that I have fully developed my idea but that’s ok. What I really want to do is write more… everyday really. However, I know that sometimes my schedule prevents it. I believe that’s no excuse. I could schedule blog posts for days I know will be more hectic than others. I don’t have to write a novel. I just need to write. Alas, I have a fear. Fear that what I have to say is worthless. Have you ever felt that way? I have a fear of writing something and someone thinking, “what an idiot.” Ever think that?

I love the ending of Robert Mckee’s book, “Story” where he says,

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Keep Story at hand. Use what you learn from it as a guide, until command of its principles becomes as natural as the talent you were born with. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.

Oh, that’s what I want. I want courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure.

So here I go! I’m launching this site with a challenge to myself and a reward to those of you who find yourself getting involved here with me.

This week, I’d like to know your thoughts on what topics you think get talked about to much on social websites, i.e. blogs, twitter, facebook, etc… and what topics don’t get much attention on the web.

My promise is to choose one topic from the comments and blog everyday this week about something you think doesn’t get much attention.

Here are the rules:
1. Since this site is viewed by some of my children, your topics must be family friendly.
2. You can post your ideas once a day.
You can comment as much as you like on things suggested by others or even your own ideas… but, only one post with your ideas will be count.

At the end of the week I’ll throw your name in a bucket for every post you made and draw a name at random. That name will WIN a nice basket from Uganda, Africa.

If I choose your topic for the day, you will get two shots… One for posting and one for having your topic chosen.

I’m just trying to have a little fun and get a bunch of folks over here to my website. I have some great ideas for the future and I don’t want to keep them to myself… and I have no shame bribing folks to read my blog or visit my site.

So there you have it. I’ll post a picture of the basket on my twitter account. If you are not following me on twitter, you can do so at lightexposure or you can find it on facebook.


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  • NirAlon

    Good luck with your new endeavor Johno!

  • Stacirae68

    Ok, along the vein of your first words- what about the topic of “how do I use the gifts God gave me in my work every day if I work a secular job”? I am probably not the person who will cotribute best to this because I am surrounded in Abilene, TX by believers in the work place (thank God!) but I know that for years (and for many others) that was/ is not the case. So how do we maintain integrity of charachter and virtue when getting ahead, being the best and getting to the top is the name of the game for our coworkres? How do we stay in the world and not of it? Any takers?

    (ps, love this site, the concept of what you are doing and your photography very much! Please tell your amazing wife I said hello)

  • Leah

    Johno, I think I'll like visiting this site. And I'll like the basket when it's sitting in my livingroom along with our other African decor. So let's see, I think I would like to see you blog about: How you balance life: wife/children/work/photography. What works well for you?

  • Patty

    I understand that need to write and the frustration with not doing it enough. I'm headed to Canby, Oregon, today for a 4 day writing conference. I make a point to go to at least one a year to learn some craft, meet some people in the industry, and gain encouragement from so many others who – like me – want to honor God with the written word.

  • Patricia

    We are blessed in this life when we are able to “bring the light” I say it this way because I am the daughter of a missionary- and missions is a passion. I love the photos here- and yet feel the pang of the people I knew in my childhood and also see their faces in your work. God is the true source of life for them and for us………….wonderful to see that it can be shown so beautifully and received so that many more may be inspired to pray, help, serve and take the light.

  • lightexposure

    Can't wait to hear about it Patty. Next one you hear about let me know… I'd love to attend something like this.

  • Brendaglindsey

    I loved the Robert McKee quotes from “Story.” I appreciate being challenged to “find the courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure.” Some of the world’s biggest success stories started out failing but had the courage to not only take the risk but also persevere. I enjoyed your beautiful photography. Your new website is appealing both visually and intellectually. I’ll read your book if you read mine.

  • lightexposure

    Thank Nir… One day, I'll do this as well as you do. Your creativity and encouragement has been really valuable to me.

  • Jason

    I like watching you dance. Here's to dazzling the world!

  • Jason

    I like watching you dance. Here's to dazzling the world!

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