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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bitch, please!

I've found another new fave. I can't get enough of this site! The sense of humor incorporated throughout keeps me laughing, and laughing, and laughing. Out loud.

And then JJB comes into my office and asks me to shut the door, because really, is anything really THAT funny?

Bitch, please! Check it out NOW.

-jes

Friday, July 22, 2005

Better Than You Think

Recently I have been doing some design work for pay and it has been nice. The funny thing is that growing up I never thought I was very good at drawing or design. Over the years I had people tell me that I had a good eye for design and eventually I started to realize that maybe I do.

I watched a movie once where this girl found herself locked in a basement. While in the basement she happened upon a violin and was able to play it by ear immediately. Eventually she played it in High School and ended up getting a scholarship to a great school for her playing ability.

I actually drew this in PowerPoint and edited it very little in "MS Picture It!"

http://www.postednote.com/images/yogahu1.jpg

It was never really used for anything and it's not super great, but I enjoyed the process trying out new shades of color and trying to illustrate something despite my very limited drawing expertise.

So what is my point? My point is that you may need to unlock your inner design child by branching out and trying some design of your own. I started with Microsoft Word and started creating "Word Art". I then moved on to PowerPoint and only recently have I played with Photoshop 7.0.

I used to get frustrated because I wasn't good at something and other people were better. Now I realize that the reason they are better is because they worked hard at it, or they were naturally gifted. For those of us that weren't gifted, we have to work hard and in the end you might find that you are better than you think.

Friday, July 08, 2005

I'm a little distressed that I haven't discovered this blog before. Working in the legal field, I am well acquainted with law-office drama. Thankfully, I work for a corporation and am no longer involved in the drama. However, I do have friends still suffering in firms, and occasionally I live vicariously through them.

A young woman moved from NY to TX with her boyfriend. She was working for a firm, and while she somewhat masked it for her site, I have no fears about being obvious and revealing which firm she worked for to everyone.

In the fall she will begin law school; but in the meantime she is working as a temp and chronicling her life as such.

The blog, while new, is a great read. Visit her here: KIM PLAINTIVE.

-jes

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Not amused with your Muse?

I have to write. It's in me. There's no escaping that itch. I'm one of the lucky ones, or cursed ones (depending on your perspective), in that I always have something to write about.
But what if you don't? What happens when you can't quite scratch that writing itch? Have no fear. I've come across a few sites that may provide that tickle of spritus to breathe life into your blog.
What to write:
What not to write:
Some of the links above are intended for grade school teachers. Who cares? Make the topic work for you. Good luck!

The Tease

A great marketing strategy, the tease, has been implented over at:

http://apartyhappening.blogspot.com

However, I had to cite this blog today with the TEASEBLOG citation because a good tease cannot be left up for more than 3 days unless it is stated in said Tease that the new post will not be posted for "x" number of days.

Could you imagine if a grocery store advertised that it was going to have steak on sale... eventually! People would go to the store repeatedly hoping to get this quality meat at a discounted price only to find NO MEAT AT ALL! Livid, they would march right to the manager and lodge a complaint. Soon there would be protestors and quite possibly riots.

This is why the Blog Patrol is here. We don't want your blog to start a riot in the blogosphere. Unsatisfied readers can be angry readers and angry readers leave hurtful comments. We at the Blog Patrol don't want that and so when we leave a blogger a citation it is merely for their own good.

At the Blog Patrol - we're bloggers too.

eddo