Getting this edition of “The Good Stuff” out a little late this Sunday. Hope all you Moms out there had a great Mother’s Day. As one of my good friends said, “Can you believe we only get one day a year for this!” Ha ha true story. And with that I leave you with a few quotes from one of my favorite mothers, Erma Bombeck:
“When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”
“Never have more children than you have car windows.”
“Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, “A house guest,” you’re wrong because I have just described my kids.”
And this last one I will dedicate to my own Mom. My husband learned quickly that whatever box you open at Christmas is most definitely not what you received.
“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
Anyway, onto the real purpose of this post. Here is “The Good Stuff” I found around the web this week:
Creating a Language for the Web
Do you tweet? Did she friend you? Did he like your status? Ten years ago those sentences would have been the result of some bizarre language barrier issue. Today, well that is just social media jargon.
Hand Free Mama
*Sigh* I wish this post didn’t hit quite so close to home for me. I think much like other addictions deciding to go cold turkey is probably going to back fire. Consider just picking one or two rules you are going to follow to control your smartphone habit. For example, I will not be on the phone when I drop off or pick up my kids from school. You know I want to be totally available when they give me one word answers to my questions about their day
On the Vaunted City Subway Map, Mistakes and Phantom Blocks
This is just interesting, random knowledge.
10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy
Oh David Ogilvy, the original Mad Man. I never get tired of reading his guidance on writing, marketing and advertising. You know someone truly understood and shaped their industry when their words still ring true not only decades later, but through a information revolution. My favorite is number nine.
How To Make Money Online
Speaking of the information revolution, few people understand it as well as Seth Godin. There are few that understand the modern marketing industry at the level that Seth Godin does. You may not always agree with him, but not only can he make a solid argument to his points, he continues to prove them.
The Creative Benefits of Exploring the Uncomfortable
How often do you go out of your comfort zone?