Link Love 11/16/12
Call Your Fucking Tribe. (Quickie Friday Piece of Ass)
This short video will be the most important thing you do all day.
This is why I do what I do as a copywriter.
This is why the words on your website are so important.
And this is why words are the finest gift–and tool–we could ever hope for.
~Ashley Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project
Some thoughts and musings about making things for the web
[Cordelia note: If you do any sort of online/freelance/creative work whatsoever, you owe it to yourself to read this!]
What Would a $40,000 Raise Feel Like?
How would you feel? What kind of impact would that make on your life? I think most people’s reaction would be a cautious smile until you exit the workplace at which time you may find yourself doing back flips through the parking lot while screaming at the top of your lungs.
I’m not sure exactly what my response would be, but my wife and I are going to find out on March 28th, 2014. We are three and a half years into a debt management program (DMP) eliminating our credit card debt. Our DMP payment is our single largest monthly bill. It’s bigger than even our monthly mortgage payment, and not just by a little bit…
…We are projected to make our last payment on March 28th, 2014. When that last payment is made, we will be free of our credit card debt, and instantly get a $40,000 a year raise. Our available funds will be increased by $2,489 each and every month.
Fight Like Hell
Guess who’s going to be successful?
“This is hard.”
Everything worth doing is hard.
It’s hard for everyone. The only difference is your mentality.
Fight like hell and change or go home and stay the same.
~Joel Runyon at Blog of Impossible Things
When the words won’t come.
Try for fifteen minutes. Fifteen solid, uncomfortable, stare-at-the-whiteness-and-mumble minutes.
Go take care of yourself for fifteen minutes. Eat, drink water, walk, pat the dog.
Try for another fifteen minutes. Endure the buzzing silence and do not saunter into distractions.
Take a half hour to watch comedy and/or exercise briskly and/or make sweet sex. (Bonus points if you manage all three at the same time, although I am informed that two of them go together really easily.)
Try for one more session of fifteen minutes.
If there are still no words, take the day completely off and do absolutely nothing productive. Lay in the backyard and watch clouds. Eat carrot cake. Allow yourself the painful scary time to do absolutely nothing at all.
Try again tomorrow.
~Catherine Caine at Cash & Joy
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