For my fellow Bloggers January 18, 2008Posted by Amanda in The Job Maze.
Tags: blog, blogging, job hunt
I saw this today and it made me laugh… HARD!
Contrary to popular beliefs, very few people are actually able to blog for money. WordPress actually does not allow it, unless you pay for their “professional” hosting. However, I have found that blogging provides a great example of writing skills. I can actually credit my blog for helping me land a job! It provided me with a way to show examples of my work without having to carry around a bulky portfolio.
Have you blogged today?
Nanowrimo – Best month of the year November 1, 2007Posted by Amanda in New Squeaks.
Tags: blogging, Nanowrimo
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In addition to having the best weather of the year (in my opinion) November is also National Novel Writing Month or in other words NaNoWriMo.
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
When I was in high school, several of my friends got me started with Nanowrimo and I have participated every year since. It’s a great opportunity for people who have always wanted to write a story but never seem to know when to start. It also is a short time frame and the emphasis is on quantity not quality. This is to encourage a rough draft. And the best rough drafts occur when someone just pours the story onto the paper, not worrying about what may be strange or unfounded.
Unfortunately, I’ve never reached that ever illusive goal of 50,000 words. This year will be different. Please excuse me if my blog posts suffer, and rest assured that my writing is going towards a worthy cause.
If you would like more information or would be interested in participating in Nanowrimo please visit NANOWRIMO.ORG
A Balancing Act July 4, 2007Posted by Amanda in Cheesy Whiskers, New Squeaks.
Tags: Balance, blogging, Business Week, Generation Y
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A recent article in the Career Section of Business week talked about what Generation Y is looking for as we break free from our college bonds, and I think it can be summed up in one word: BALANCE. This is certainly a concept that has been in the forefront of my mind recently as developing a more balanced lifestyle is my goal for the 2nd half of 2007. Nearly everyone needs a good balance between work and play and being well rounded is stressed to college students today ( I don’t mean your waist line).
So in an attempt to be more balanced here, I will be adding a few articles that are related to being a balanced individual, as well as a good business person. These will be located in the brand new “Cheesy Whiskers” category of articles.
My other categories have also been renamed( and it’s about time too) so I will quickly run through them
A Better Mouse Trap: Articles on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Business Tails: Information for Companies and Managers
Clear Tracks: Advertising Campaigns that have made their mark
Mouse Clicks: Interesting websites and links I’ve found
New Squeaks: General News and Updates
The Job Maze: Posts for the job hunter
Happy 4th to everyone