Ahhh, Spring is here! One of my favorite times of the year. Not only am I a spring baby, but spring is always representation of birth & renewal. Why do you think everyone goes spring cleaning? I've already been doing this online! If you were here last month, the website was very different. It was time for a brand new change! Brighter colors, more cartoons & lots more writing!
One of the many things I've done was change out all my backgrounds on my Blogspot & Twitter. While I enjoyed dark backgrounds with bright colors, I realized it wasn't fun for everyone to read. So instead I switched most of my designs to blue skies & rainbows, which represent me quite nicely, as I love to fly & I love all the colors of the rainbow!
On twitter & here, I've also changed my Avatar. Pink Goggles, a scarf & my cat against blue skies. Here's a sample of the back of my business card that I've ordered. What's with the huge thought bubble? No, my mind isn't drawing a blank (at least not ALL of the time!) For whomever I meet, I can personalize this thought bubble. I've gotten great feedback from some of my other business cards which had a speech bubble. It was a great way to be personable with those I met.
Usually, if you go to a business networking event or something and hand out your business card, they'll tuck it away. Then, a few weeks later they'll say "hmm, where did I meet this person again? Why is this important?" Having something personalized like "Great to meet you at __________ networking event!" or "So nice to talk to you about _____" I've gotten more contacts by doing this. Simple Freelance tip of the day!
So you've seen my updates, but I think it's time to turn this website into something REALLY awesome! I've been thinking of taking all of my articles that I've ever written, and illustrating them into comic book form. A good example of someone who does this is The Oatmeal. The site is inspiring because it's one guy who not only does designs & illustrations, he also inspires people with his facts, stories, and keeps it interesting by being funny.
I'd like to do this with all of my older articles and the new ones I've been brewing up in my head. Articles such as:
What the Praying Mantis has taught me
Why Muse is my Muse
The Pilot Alphabet Song
7 types of intelligences
I'd rather be Flying
and so much more!
So that's the update for April 3rd! As always remember to
Enjoy the Chaos & Stay Tooned!