Birdy Diamond here, your Roving Robin Reporter. I have been tasked by the lovely Sarah to flutter around the web and bring back news of some of the neat & nifty things we birds (& the occasional bloke) are doing, so we don’t miss anything. (Or at least a lot less than we otherwise might.)
This week, what with Valentine’s Day upon us and all, I thought I’d have an emphasis on posts that talk about loving yourself, in one way or another.
After all, if you don’t love yourself, how can you possibly love anyone else???
The #Customerlovin’ is flying fast & furious!
Awesome posts, interviews, and what have you:
- Day 1 – Let the Loving Begin – LaVonne Ellis
- Day 2 – It’s the Small Things that Count – Jonathan Wondrusch
- Day 3 – Why you should go the extra mile. And further. – Colin Beveridge
- Day 4 - An Open Letter, From Those You Would Woo – Tori Deaux
- Day 5 – Interview – Melissa Dinwiddie – LaVonne Ellis
- Day 6 – What’s Love Got to Do With It? – Sandi Amorim
- Day 7 – Love Is About Making The Effort – LaVonne Ellis
- Holly of CottageCopy is offering a fantabulous sale on in-depth website reviews in honor of Valentine’s Day hollyday traditions & CustomerLove.
- Curious about color for web-based applications? Check out this free-for-addy recording of a class by held Wendy Cholbi of WendyCholbi.com & Amy of Antemortem Arts.
- Are you an artist, looking to get yourself published? Participate in the February creative challenge over at Gaal Creative for a chance to win a very kyool Artist Trading Card “Aspire”.
- And for those of you in the realms of cold & snow at the mo’, remember to “Slap your Car!” before driving. Your furry neighbors will thank you.
Take a Break
“We are dreamers and we made it happen.” — Egyptian protest leader. And here’s my ode to dreamers everywhere.”
- Discovered this awesome guest post from Michael Nobbs about growing into your artistry from the small things on Susannah Conway.com via the ever-awesome Febeku. (and the fact that there was an avian in the tweet certainly didn’t hurt. )
Psst. RT @michaelnobbs: A BIG thank you to @photobird for inviting me round for tea (and to write a guest post) http://bt.io/Gg1Q
- Okay, fabricholics, guard your wallets and come take a look at these beauties over on Spoonflower! Skaja Wills gave me the lead to this print-on-demand fabric site, and I am so glad (tho’ nervous, being one of those fabricholic-types myself!) she did.
Come check out the awesome fabrics in their themed contests!
- And for those of you who want to take a more active role in your creative goodness, check out the guest posting opp offered by Anne Gaal of GaalCreative. Submission guidelines.
- The digital mag “Split Quarterly” is looking for submissions for their next issue. The theme is ‘Spill’. The deadline is March 1st. The details are here. via AmySeyBrown
@ToriDeaux – @williehewes it’s impossible not to laugh when the first tweet your eyes land on in the morning is “Welcome to planet boob.”
- The “Stray Cat Cafe” is in Virgina, but the menu is so wondrously themed that it’s a fun read even if you can’t get there. (Thnx to Ingrid King of “The Conscious Cat” for the lead.)
- A new spin on “the dog ate my homework!”.
@susanjohnstone – RT @GreggBraden: “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” Lucretius
- Karen Rivers writes about the good & the not so good in her life, and how the one can often hide the other, unless we are shown what’s really going on.
- Kathryn Hunter has started a new feature on her site “The Social Caterpillar”. Each week, she interviews another person who has overcome their own shyness and moved forward.
Her first two interviews:
- @devacoach – @amyseybrown I’m very thoughtful while I kick your butt with love! #customerlove hehehe!
- @ToriDeaux @clairetompkins Ha! Discipline and Me.. not often used in the same sentence #customerlove
- @susantblake – Yeah, Muses don’t like having to repeat themselves. #customerlove
- @365DaysofGenius- “Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.” –Anna Freud
- @365DaysofGenius – “A genius is someone who naturally sits slightly outside the normal main stream of their discipline.” by @britesprite http://dld.bz/DCyV
- @susantblake RT @christybower: @delisacarnegie Sounds like you and I are alike–hermits unite (alone, of course)! #customerlove -6:50 PM Feb 8th, 2011
- @zografispaula – There’s always more time, right until the moment there isn’t, & then you don’t have to worry about anything at all. from @williehewes -YES!
- @intuitivebridge – And if you think my writing is relevant and fabulous, just imagine what it’s like to be a client of mine.
- @m_j3 – A person with no expectations receives no disappointments, but lacks vision and purpose.
- @pamelaiwilson – Even the terrible, horrible, no good projects eventually come to an end. Thankfully! (And no, it’s not your project. Don’t worry.)
Take Care of You
- It can mean grounding yourself. ( Anodea Judith, PhD, author of Waking the Global Heart, found on the Sequoia Records website)
- It can mean remembering to trust yourself as you explore the very large place the Internetz have become. (Bridget Pilloud)
- It can mean knowing how to celebrate your special day, whether a birthday or a Tuesday. (Daisy the Curly Cat)
There’s more out there of course.
There’s always more.
But for now, I must away, to search out new goodies & delights for next time.
- If you have anything you’d like me to include in upcoming editions, please let me know.
- If you have questions or comments on things you’ve seen here or that you’d like to see in upcoming editions, let me know those too.
Until next time!
Birdy Diamond, Roving Robin Reporter (and Paranormal Diva! )
Chirp, chirp! :>
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