Guest Appearance

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been toying with an idea.  An idea I think is brilliant, yet I didn’t know how to approach it, how to go about implementing it, and most importantly, if anybody else would buy into it.  Overall it seems to work out for most people so why not me?  Sir Elton John and Eminem pulled it off at the 2006 Grammy’s.  Former United States’ presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were able to do it in 2010 after an earthquake pummeled Haiti.  And on April Fool’s Day 1997, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek made it work as well.  Continue reading


Creative Capture Blogging Award Acceptance

Nothing is more thrilling than being awarded for something you’ve done.  Whether it’s because you earned a straight A report card, won a championship game, or are simply recognized for a job well done; awards by their very nature are, how should I put this; awesome!  Not only are they awesome but they have an incredible knack for rejuvenating, inspiring, and most importantly, motivating the nominee to continue their good deeds.  And after sifting through my inbox this morning, I learned I was nominated for yet another award, this one totally and unequivocally unexpected.  This morning I received the Creative Capture Blogging Award by Just Ramblin’ Pier. Continue reading

2011 Blogging Year in Review

Just when I thought WordPress was the coolest thing since me the magic bullet blender thing I gave my wife this Christmas, I recently found it was even cooler than I thought!  What makes them cooler than I thought you ask?  The fact they provided me (along with the other 348,000+ WordPressers) with a 2011 year in review report, that’s what!

Here is an excerpt of my 2011 review.

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

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Candle Lighter Award Acceptance

To say I am confounded by the myriad number of awards I’ve received this week would be an understatement.  Arindam at Being Arindam, my most frequent visitor, was kind enough to nominate me for the Candle Lighter Award a couple of days ago.

This award is for those bloggers whose words light the way through the blogosphere.  It originated for blogs “…that bring light to the world [and offer] inspiration, hope, optimism, good advice, faith filled assurances, and even humor.” Continue reading

7 x 7 Link Award Acceptance

On December 8th, 2011, I accepted my very first blog award, the Liebster Award, courtesy of Arindam at Being Arindam.  The moment was thrilling, exhilarating, and nothing short of pure awesomeness.  On the morning of December 28th, 2011, I was informed I was again nominated for an award.  This time, the 7 x 7 Link Award courtesy of Melissa at Play 101. Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award Acceptance

While diligently at work a couple of days ago I received an e-mail.  “What marketing company so graciously decided to adorn me with their electronic propaganda this morning?“, I initially thought.  To my pleasant surprise, it was a WordPress notification e-mail from a blogging buddy of mine named Arindam.  We all get them when someone subscribes, comments, or “likes” our posts, along with various other notifications we’ve set up in our profiles; you know what I’m talking about. Continue reading