Weekend Ketchup #3 (Or is it #4? I skipped one)

Jul 31

The Ketchups are my newly revived, mostly-weekly ritual, a fret-free way to assure that I post once a week, even if it’s not pure awesome-sauce. If you’d like to play along, just add your ketchup (or a link to it) in the condiment section below.

Whoa. This week? I got stuff DONE! Go me!

We have a new About page! I’m still scared to go and re-read it just yet, but I thought it was pretty rockin’ when I wrote it.

And writing about myself? I hate it so much that I avoided it by logged into LinkedIn and updated my contacts there – something I’d not done in 2 years. And I seriously hate LinkedIn, because it’s so formal and there are so many blanks in my resume and and and…. well. You get the picture. But my About-Page avoidance wasn’t quite severe enough to make me update Facebook.

The bonus good in all of this? I publically whined about anxiety attacks triggered by writing about myself (whether on an about page, a bio, or when filling out profiles) and guess what? Lots of other people feel that way too, and we’re not freaks! (Well, not for THAT reason, anyway!)

Then, I launched a THING!

See that new badge in the sidebar, the one that says “This Way To The Menagerie”?  That’s a promo that was supposed to run for two weeks, minimum… but I was overwhelmed by the response and had to close it in about 36 hours.  (You all rock, by the way!)

And as with all launches, I learned stuff (which I’m still writing up as a post). Also, the sales page will, I think, become the template for Circus sales pages, because it rocked and I was seriously proud of it.

I’m also just about done with a better display method for the individual totems, and 3 more are almost ready for delivery. So THAT rocks, too.

Next Week? I have Jury duty.

Blech. Authority figures. Rules. Uncomfortable seats.  Uncertainty about where I’ll have to go, which means asking Mr. Spouse to hang around until it’s sorted out and I know if I need a ride somewhere.  I’ve served on a jury once, so no lectures…  I get it. I’ll go.  If needed I’ll serve. And I will survive! But I don’t have to like the process!

Stuff You Should Go Check Out:

I have a new have a new bloggy crush, Donna of Unemployed Entrepreneur. This is the post that reeled me in: Views From The Crackhouse.  And on those days that we Quirkipreneurs are feeling all ashamed and hopeless? We should go re-read it.  It’s not all inspirational – it’s just REAL.

And this video? Makes me smile every time. I’m not a Cosplayer. I’ve never been to DragonCon, or any Con, for that matter (other than some boring retail conventions years ago). But I love this . And I am so tempted to start a CosPlay For Geezers movement.


Finally, check out the Bad Art resources I found through  @tzaddi on Twitter: Mighty UglyBad Art Night So go.  Make some bad art. Proudly.

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  1. I’ve always considered LinkedIn the place for career-networking, and Facebook (though it can be used for business) the place for socializing. On the one hand, LinkedIn is more “Look at the work I’ve done in the past,” and on the other hand, Facebook is more “Look at the places I visited last night…”