Category: Web Design

What a weird week this is. There is something to complain about around every corner. I’m having a hell of a week myself but didn’t want to steal SEOMoz.org’s Rand Fishkin’s Seven Short, Out-Of-Character Rants thunder, or add my own to his, because every other word out of my mouth is not in the dictionary. I was so determined to not use the word “rant” or “complain” or “bitch” in my post title, that I grabbed my trusty Thesaurus toRead more…

Jennifer Laycock has sent word that she has been issued an apology. An Update on the “Pigsteria” and the Mother’s Milk Bank Fundraiser I have received an apology from Steve Murphy, the CEO of the National Pork Board and we are currently working toward a resolution. I asked Jen how’s she’s doing with all this and she reports to be doing “great” and is totally focused on what’s really important. Her children.

If I was a farmer making a living off my hogs, and I learned that the organization that represents my way of supporting myself and family finds that a breastfeeding t-shirt slogan is a threat, you can bet your sweet pork barrel politics that I’d resign my membership faster than it takes to microwave bacon. Represent my interests and protect my integrity. That’s what my membership fees are for. As a farmer who is used to getting her hands dirtyRead more…

I’ve always wondered how people who travel around the world speaking at conferences get any work done. One week trip to a conference, for me, means major shuffling of project timelines, as well as huge disruptions to the family routine. This is more likely due to my being a sole proprietor with a home office, and living in a blended family environment where my kids have two houses, 4 parents, and I have a step-son part-time. I also have thisRead more…

My immediate reaction to the announcement yesterday that Time Magazine chose “You” for their “Person of the Year” award was they tossed in the towel and gave up looking. They typically select someone in a leadership role who has caused a major shift somewhere. I can see how Web 2.0 and the usage of YouTube, MySpace and SecondLife also cause a shift in consciousness on a grand scale. But, is this all “you” want? Is occupying our time with make-believeRead more…

For about 20 years or more I’ve detested this holiday. There’s several reasons why. Mostly it was because this holiday, and the Christmas one, are so filled with stress that I only wanted to avoid it all. Family gatherings can be strange things. I didn’t have the patience or tolerance for it all. I rarely hear women admit it, but the idea of making a gigantic meal just so that all the men can fall asleep in front of footballRead more…

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