Hello, May. How did you get here so quickly? Over two months without blogging here and these pages are feeling a little unloved.
“But if you’re not on your blog, what have yo been doing for the past two months?!” I hear you ask in shock.
Well, let me tell you a little story in the language of Instagram – Hashtags.
Well, January has come to and end and it’s been a blogging roller coaster. For those of you who have been playing along, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and thanks for all of your comments and shares. To wrap up the month, here are the top five posts as voted by you – plus a few of my favourites thrown in the mix.
SURPRISE! This is a hilarious guest post from Lindsey Talerico-Hedren one half of the force behind January Blog and also the organiser of NetSquared Auckland. I wasn’t expecting half-naked photos of Marky Mark… you’ve been warned.
There’s a new movie out right now called “Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg, the other actors don’t really matter because, let’s be honest: Mark is going to steal the show. I haven’t seen it yet since Hollywood’s list of premièring countries doesn’t include New Zealand in the top 40; so we have to wait to see every movie but the Hobbit weeks-months after it’s released in the U.S. But as soon as it comes out, you bet I’ll be there Gold Class.
This is a guest post from Jackie Ostile, a fellow January Blog a Day blogger based in Washington. You can find her posts at “Constant State of Frolicking.” Oh, yeah – this blog just went international.
For years my twin sister harassed, begged, bugged, bothered, whined for me to get into rock climbing. And for years I ignored her. I would rather spend my time at the mall, reading the latest celebrity websites (I still do!), or on a treadmill at the gym. Anything that included getting dirty, not just sweaty, and that involved bugs was out of the question. No. Thank. You.
Growing up, this is how I learned to remember how to spell ‘dessert’ vs ‘desert’ – ‘dessert’ has two s’s because you always want more. How very true.
This Christmas, I received something special. Something I’d been wanting for a long time. A waffle maker. And with that, my collection of kitchenware was complete.
Today, I learned what a ‘mood board’ is. Turns out it’s just an inspiration board with a new name… I also discovered I have a bunch of stock photo credits that expire in two days.
Today’s January Blog a Day theme is “create a mood board.” To be honest, I was thinking of one of those ‘how-do-you-feel’ flip books that people have on their desks to warn or welcome their workmates. It turns out it’s something completely different. It also turns out that I had no idea what to do for today and I fear I’m faced with a mix of blogger’s fatigue/blogger’s block.
It’s no secret that the beautiful people we see on the front cover of magazines have been retouched, but Cameron Russell shares that there’s even more going on than we may realise.
I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. -Derek Zoolander
…and there is.
Technology is taking us on a super-sized adventure, but what happens to those who don’t have the superpowers to keep up?
[SPOILER] There’s a scene in the Incredibles where Syndrome unveils his plan to offer everyone the chance to have superpowers with his inventions – with the aim of turning the world upside down.
But on the other hand, if everyone’s super, maybe we’d simply forget just how super things really were. How much would we take for granted? How much would we just assume was the for everyone else?
Maybe we’d forget that what we have is pretty amazing and instead sit on our couches dreaming that we had more…
So, you’re keen explorer of the digital world. You work with different online tools to solve different problems, and you love it. What’s more, you want to share your knowledge with others AND want to make a positive difference… do I have an opportunity for you!
Whether it’s social media, online collaboration, blogs, e-newsletters, video conferencing, building communities or creating something completely new – the knowledge you have can help others.
I’m not a poet, but I’ve learned to appreciate it.
In my thirty years, I’ve tried a lot – and failed a lot. It’s one of those things about life is that you often learn the most when you make mistakes. Sometimes, you get back on your feet and try again, or other times you choose your battles and resign yourself to the knowledge that you’re probably never going to be a professional stuntman (dreams of an 8 year old, crushed).