During my time in advertising, most of my effort in print was spent trying to come up with the “hook”; that catchy headline that would grab the potential customer. It’s really all in the headline, when it comes to print, be it billboards, magazines, newspapers or, now, web banners. You can get away with pigs leaning… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Blogging
Today. Right here. In honor of my 500th blog post, I thought to check out the number 500 in the world around us. Some interesting things shake out about this fantastic, yet often ignored, milestone. It appears that the number 500 is not beloved by the movie, TV or music fields. To wit: – Only… Read more »
I had a good blog post planned for today, but I’m still tuckered out from the three sets of tennis earlier (5-7, 7-5 and 5-7 tie-breaker in the third). I think I used to be younger. Tomorrow for youse guyz!
Coming up with new ideas for my blogs isn’t easy. After nearly five years and nearly 500 posts, inspiration is tough to come by. That’s where my daily walks come in. Turning “off” the brain during the walk allows all manner of creative thought to bubble up. I will usually come up with the headline… Read more »
A special emergency Sunday edition of the blog for a big mea culpa! So there I am, cleaning the shower doors and mirrors when I am saved from my least favorite thing in the world (cleaning) by the sound of an email. Now, normally, an email isn’t enough to get me to jump up and… Read more »
I had a surprise opportunity to visit with an old college friend (as in passage of time and not age, for if we meant age, then that must mean me, too and I’m not entertaining that discussion yet). He slipped into my neck of the woods for a little bit and I squeezed in about… Read more »
Time for my annual trip to spend Christmas week with my best friend and her family out in North Las Vegas (well off the strip). During my vacation, I usually stop blogging. That’s not because of limited internet access so much as limited time access. She and her husband tend to keep me pretty busy… Read more »
…don’t blog. Occasionally, there’s just nothing to blog about. Work progresses on finalizing What Now?, the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy. Other than that, life is quiet. So…it’s a blog-free day. See you all tomorrow!
Not much, really. But that’s going to change starting…now! After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed. More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I… Read more »
Except on rare occasions, I don’t blog on the weekend. The same goes for writing. I treat my writing like a job: work at it during the week and take the weekend to relax, do chores and visit family and friends. Which is not to say I stop “writing”; I just don’t do it on… Read more »