Ephemera: No More Than a Day

From Wikipdeia: Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, bookmarks, catalogues, greeting cards, letters, pamphlets, postcards, posters, prospectuses, stock certificates, tickets and zines.

If I try to think of specific things not meant to last more than a day the mind draws a blank.… Read the rest

Measuring the Broken Bits

From all the many things my Dad used to say about me I ended up believing I am broken in some way. I’ve wondered what it was that is so wrong with me that causes me to have so many problems and become all the things he accused me of being long before I was even in high school.… Read the rest

Hand Drawn Web Design

I made this list for myself a few weeks ago. I love the hand drawn element added to web designs/ site templates. I was doing some myself, posting drawings I had done to my personal blog. I would like to get back to that.

Anyway, here for your viewing pleasure… my list of resources for creating your own hand drawn web template or for adding elements of the hand drawn to what you already have.… Read the rest

The Fun and Frustration of Book Writing

You wouldn’t know it by standing over my shoulder any time but I am trying to write a book. It’s not easy. I already have the general idea for the story, the characters, and even the time to work on it. The problem is converting what made a good short story into a long story. I am a great short story or article writer.… Read the rest

Pretty Simple Site Promotion Ignored

It bugs me when I go to a business or charity type of site and find they have nothing extra to offer me. Not only is it harder and harder to find a real way of contacting anyone online but they are often really skimpy on content too. What are they saving it for? Why not use the free promotion opportunities right in front of them?… Read the rest

She Writes Like Other People Breathe

There are some compliments which really stick in your mind. Yesterday someone wrote about me, saying I write a lot “This girl writes like other people breathe.” I liked it. I’ve been told I’m wise a few times, I always like that one too. Also, people seem to say I’m an independent/ unique thinker and I usually do things my own way.… Read the rest

In My Other Life I’m a Writer

In my other life I’m a freelance writer.

It’s not an easy thing to claim to be a writer. Brady, in his blog Hunting the Muse, did a great job of writing about this feeling. The ever inadequate feeling of being someone who writes versus a writer.

When I was still a kid, a young teen aged human versus a young goat (just in case the thought occurred to you), my Uncle told me no one under the age of 40 could be a real writer.… Read the rest