Wednesday Haterade, Friday Edition: Why I “Hate” @michaeldperkins

randomlychad  —  July 15, 2011 — 15 Comments

I know what you’re thinking: it’s Friday. Why is he running a Wednesday Haterade piece on a Friday? I mean that’s like doing a Twitter #FollowFriday (hereinafter, “#FF”–no cracks from the peanut gallery) on a Thursday. It.Does.Not.Compute.

I get you, I really do.

But…

Here’s the deal:

I recently became acquainted with Michael Perkins online. And when I say recently, I mean, like, this week. Literally.

I mean I’m sure I’d seen his name around the blogosphere before, as we haunt frequent many of the same blogs. Anywho…

Out of the blue, he contacts me, asking if he can redesign my blog. Gratis. (Side note: please don’t ask him to do any pro bono work, ’cause that would be douchey. He sought me out. He’s trying to build his portfolio right now. And I am the blessed recipient of his time, talent, and skill).

Since momma didn’t raise no dummies, I jumped at the chance!

And so, because of this kickin’ new uber-cool design that RandomlyChad is sportin’, I thought I’d send a little “hate” Michael’s way.

Without further ado:

The six four reasons I “hate” Michael Perkins:

1) The man understands the value of free, and as such picked bloggers–such as myself–to do redesigns. He’s not only honing his web design skills, but also building a portfolio. It’s really a win-win. Surely this is deserving of at least a little “hate,” right? No? Read on:

2) Thomas Nelson gave him a copy of Ian Morgan Cron’s well-regarded memoir, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, & Me, to give away. Requirements to win: tweet about the giveaway, leave a comment, and you’re entered. Michael used Random.Org to select his winner. And like Jim Carrey, as Fletcher Reede, in Liar, Liar said: “It was me.” That’s right: I won.

Michael, I “hate” you for adding to my voluminous stack of books “to be read.” 😉 And as if that’s not enough:

3) Michael is a pastor. And in the midst of helping people connect with God at Natchitoches Church of the Nazarene, (I believe that’s pronounced “nacho toe cheese,” which if true, is really gross) he manages to do some husbanding, dadding, and blogging as well. In fact, he’s celebrating his two-year blogging anniversary today. Yet another reason to “hate” him, right? No? Read on:

4) To supplement his pastoral salary, Michael recently launched a one-man web design firm, Epic Elephant. Talk about hustle! The man was up into the wee hours working on my blog! Crazy! But I guess you have to be a little crazy to hang around me (even virtually).

Anyway, if you’re wondering about the elephant in the (chat) room–it’s Michael! I kid, I kid! He’s a design giant as far as I’m concerned. Because of him, I’m going to get more traffic, have less bounce (blogging is so unlike hair in this regard), and thus will have to (yet again) step up my game! So I “hate” him.

(Ok, so not really. Michael’s pretty darn cool!)

But how about you? Tell me how you “hate” Michael Perkins.

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  • I hate Michael Perkins because he's so darn inspiring when it comes to pursuing what God calls us to do! I freakin' hate that!

    • You know, I got that vibe, too. And I'm with you in your “hate.” I mean I felt so inspired I blogged about the man! Darn Michael! 😉

  • Cindy Holman

    This is great, Chad! I know Michael from online too -- and I am a lucky recipient of his blog designing skills too! Michael always takes time to write back to my comments and is pretty regular about commenting on my blog too -- and I know he must have hundreds that he reads 🙂

    • Thank-you, Cindy! I know what you mean: I don't know how he does it--but he does.He's good peoples.

  • I hate him cause he breaks everything down to simple language 🙂

    • Yeah, there's that--I mean who wants to understand what God's up to, and what He wants to do in our lives? 😉

  • Funny hate 🙂

    • Forsooth, 'tis the point, dear sir. 😉

  • Great post -- kudos to both Michael and Chad! I love the updated look of your blog Chad, Michael did a super job!

    • Thanks very much, Tor! Loved your T.V. shopping video--showed it to friends at church; they howled.

  • I hate M-Perk because he is so in love with Ranch dressing. He probably gets to eat it like everyday. Punk!

    • Duly noted! Ranch dressing is indeed like Bleu cheese's poor stepchild. ;)And “M-Perk” is a pretty cool nickname! Sounds like a hip, trendy coffee shop.

  • Youre completely right with this piece