Why? Why? Why? I hear this a lot from many small business owners who have been in business for many years. Yes, most of them have had a successful business for a very long time and always ask this one famous question, “Why do I need a website? My business is doing just fine”. Yes, just fine. And I agree, fine is good, but what about “great” or “awesome”, or even “booming”. I rarely hear a shop owner say his or her business is booming years and years after they first opened their doors. Eventually, the hype dies down and your business is going to need a refreshing new look.
Hello! Long time no writing it would seem. It’s good to be back. As some of you know I took a long break back in 2011 to go back to college and take on a part-time job working in a Pipe Organ Shop. Yes, I said pipe organ shop. No, I don’t build them, but the rest of the crew does. I work as the office manager and push papers, answer phones, and take care of my assistant manager ChowXur (photo coming soon).
I’m currently working on an article about “timeout for kids”. In the beginning I’m trying to compare the newer generations (timeout) to the older generations (mine with spanking). How much better are the two? Which one works better in order to make children behave.
For the last seven days I’ve been taking care of my niece. She’s three and is an out of control child (at least with her mother). I’ve placed her in timeout a few times and it worked like a charm. She sat there for 3 minutes (as many minutes as her age – learned that from Jo on Super Nanny).
I’m so glad it’s finally Friday. It’s not like I have any major plans for the weekend and I’m working for part of the weekend playing catch-up from the two weeks of not being able to work. Yesterday I was playing around with my website and trying to create some really cool looks for photographs. Below I changed one of my photographs I took in May 2010 in Washington, D.C. to have the look of an 1865 photograph of the cannon across from the White House. I love old vintage looking photographs.
As a writer, I understand the need to be immersed in the writing world. But not just the writing world of knowledge and information, I mean the world of other writers. I know there are a lot of writers who have writing buddies. I’ve been searching for a writing buddy for a while now, but haven’t found one who keeps in constant contact. It’s alright though, I still have my good friend that I run things by here and there.
Do you have a writing buddy? (Not one that writes the same novel as you, but one that is a writer who is currently working on their own projects, but also helps you work through your tough spots within your own work.)
How do you help each other?