Today I wrote a post over at The Real Dealio titled “Occupy Wall Street Alternatives.”
What is this all about?
Well, The Real Dealio is started a week ago with my friend Branden as a creative way to tell stories. The awesome twist to these stories is that they have to include mention of a handful of the Nashville daily deals we all receive in our inboxes. From Groupon to LivingSocial, from laser hair treatments to sushi, anything’s fair game. A different person has written the post each day this week, so there’s already a mixture of creative writing styles.
Head on over to The Real Dealio and check out the week’s posts. You won’t be disappointed!
- Want to regularly read my blog but forget to check the site?
- Not utilize a feed reader like Google Reader?
- Want to save yourself some clicks to get to my site?
If so, you’re lucky day has arrived! I have finally added a feature to this blog where you can get my posts delivered to your email whenever I write something new. So if that appeals to you, hooray. If not, no harm done.
Check out the Prefer Email? section in the top right corner of peachy perspective. Click the link and add your email address. You’ll receive automated emails under the name “peachy perspective” on the same day I write a new post. Be sure to check your email after you sign up to verify your address. If you don’t do that, you won’t get the emails. You can also still leave comments on the blog by clicking on the post’s title, which will link you directly back to peachyperspective.wordpress.com.
Let me know if you have any problems with it.
Wow, I have been MIA from the blog for over a week. Thanks to some of my faithful readers for pointing this out to me on multiple occasions. I am so sorry to disappoint and cause tears. Now, dry those tears so that you can read this blog post (and the next because I am splitting the current happenings into separate posts).
Fear is the enemy of hope. – Dave Ramsey
The past couple of weeks have been super busy for me. If you’ve yet to become a part of the Dave Ramsey world, I’ll catch you up to speed. Last Thursday night, Dave hosted a FREE event called Town Hall for Hope from LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma City. The event was simulcast in over 6,000 locations across the country and broadcast live and commercial-free on Fox Business Network and hundreds of radio stations. It is one of – if not the – largest webcasts in history. Learn more about the event here.
Though it was a one-night event, it took a TON of work and planning to get ready for it. Everyone who worked on it did it all in about six weeks. That basically means that we were very busy. It’s good to be busy instead of bored, especially when you’re busy doing work that matters! It was fun to be a part of it all.
If you missed the event, there will be ways to get this info very soon. Keep checking the website this week or contact me if you’re interested in watching the event.
“Hope doesn’t come from Washington; real hope comes from the nail-scarred hands.”—Dave Ramsey
If only I thought of it first, I could make millions by just throwing paint on a canvas.
I created the fun drawing above with the cool jacksonpollock.org tool. Just drag your mouse around the page and you’ll create a masterpiece!
Our web team leader at work felt the need to send me, Katie, Dayna, Lydia, and Emilee an Elf Yourself e-card. Click on the image above or watch it here.
Making these cards will keep me occupied from now until Christmas. Watch your inbox.
There’s this super-cool tool out now over at Wordle.net. You can plug in any block of text or a website, and it takes all of the words and arranges them in a cool, artsy format. The difference in the sizes of the words depends on how many times that word was mentioned in your block of text. So I had to plug in good ol’ Peachy Perspective, and this is what I got:
My blogging friend and fellow MTSU grad Melanie over at Life is a Marathon recently awarded Peachy Perspective this award! I would like to thank:
- The Academy, of course. I think in this case, it’s Melanie.
- My parents, friends, and family who actually read this blog
- The various Lampo people who dived into the blogging craze about 2 years ago (and are now basically non-existent bloggers) and got me started blogging.
I want to pass along this Excellent Blog award to some of my favorites:
We supposedly like to travel, recycle, play co-ed sports, eat expensive sandwhiches, and go to Wrigley Field. I know I sure do. What’s wrong with that?
Nothing. It just means I’m white. At least that’s what the author of Stuff White People Like thinks.
A friend sent me the link to this fairly new blog. It was started at the beginning on this year and already has over 3.5 million hits. You’re probably going to start laughing, so don’t eat or drink while reading the posts.
While reading multiple coworkers’ blogs, one day a lightbulb went off in my head. “Why am I not doing this? I totally can!” So I started Peachy Perspective about a year ago. But why did I start and why do I make it a priority now?
Make connections with others. Conversations. Feedback and interaction. There have been so many face-to-face conversations I have been a part of regarding what I or someone else posted. If it weren’t for these conversations, I wouldn’t have talked with certain people about the ideas and topics we’ve discussed. Blogging bridges some gaps and has given me great opportunities to get to know some people beyond just a generic, surface relationship.
Remember and reflect on life. There is a story for everything and every day, no matter how mundane the day or the circumstance may seem. Who wants to go through a week, a month, a year, or a life and not remember anything, even the daily activities that make a difference over the long haul? Reflecting and remembering helps us all to learn and progress.
Sharpen my writing skills. I’ve always liked to write; it’s how I’m wired. Writing at work is great. I am thankful I have flexibility and am encouraged to let my creative juices flow. Writing outside of work – writing what I want to when I want to – is beneficial, too. Reading a variety of blogs also helps me sharpen my writing and thinking skills, too, so thanks to yall that have made it to my Google Reader.
Share my life with others I don’t talk with every day who might be interested in what’s going on. Blogging is so cool and really helps people stay connected like that. That is why I encourage so many people to start a blog. Everyone has interesting stories, experiences, and pictures to share that I might not otherwise know about. So go start (or revive) your blog today!
Why do you blog or not blog?