Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Favorites

When life gets too overwhelming and I start to feel down, I try to practice gratitude to stay positive. So, I make myself focus on the good things that happened in the past week that made me smile.
  • Had a nice lunch with children's illustrator and Twitter buddy Wendy Martin. We've been trying to hook up for a while and life kept getting in the way. We did wait for each other for at least 20 minutes in different parts of the place we were meeting though!
  • Met some great peeps at a Biznik meetup. Got some great encouragement and advice from another very nice graphic designer in the area.
  • Got my first article published on the Biznik site – and it's featured on the home page today!
  • Got another great testimonial from a happy client!
  • Thought like an author and got a book idea for PiBoIdMo from an unpleasant situation.
What good things happened to you this week?
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Create Your Own Newspaper from Your Twitter Lists with

I just discovered You can use one of your Twitter lists (or your whole feed) to create a newspaper of all the stories mentioned from your feed in the last 24 hours. I think it's so cool! I'm following so many different types of people that it's impossible not to miss anything. This way, it's all organized in a newspaper format for me to read every morning. I do miss reading a newspaper. And you can read other people's papers, as well.

I have three papers so far:
"The Redheaded Stepchild Daily" – updates from me and everyone I follow
"Red’s Illustration Inspiration Daily" – updates from my illustration-related tweeps
"Red’s Biz Motivation/Inspiration Daily"updates from my business/entrepreneur tweeps

You are welcome to subscribe to my papers, and create your own! I just had to tell everyone about this cool service!

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Custom-Designed Website Header

I finished another client project! A custom-designed header for a website called Computer Savvy Granny. My client is an older woman who is really technically knowledgeable and gives advice to those that aren't. Check out her site!
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