Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Email Offers Laughs, Wisdom

WAYS OF LOVE -- Clay Aiken's sophomore CD, "A Thousand Different Ways," is the perfect accompaniment for this Valentine season. Graphic design by Claystruck.

Clay 'Smiles' in Postscript

Email Offers Laughs, Wisdom

Occasionally I share the link to my journal with family members, and one in particular delights in sending me cartoons related to this part-time avocation of blogging. Many of these email gifts could be assigned to the trials and tribulations of the OFC/Blogspot communities, but some will just make you grin and roll your eyes.

Thanks to all this email diligence, today's space will provide a respite from my computer's normally long-winded prose. Hope you enjoy!

Sounds like the OFC in "wonky times"!

Tan Kian Ann is a professional blogger based in Singapore. Though parts of his Professional Blogger's Poem do not apply to fan club journals, other points -- choosing your niche or style ... writing from your heart ... using your own voice ... publishing good content -- are definitely food for thought.

The Professional Blogger's Poem

Hate your job? Start a blog.
Pick a good niche, whichever one you wish.
Learn how to write, with all your might.
Use your own voice, blogs give you that choice.
Write from your heart, and it’ll be an art.
Post everyday, posts build your pay.
It may not be now, but it’ll happen somehow.
Publish good content, your readers will comment.
Avoid link farms, they’ll only cause harm.
Feed the spiders, treat them as insiders.
Spend some time on SEO, top rankings boost your ego.
Make some pingbacks, they’ll raise your paychecks.
Don’t you ever fear, you can be a Blogopreneur!

Bloggers Inspire Cartoon Laughs

A variety of topics are covered in these visuals -- from comments, or lack thereof, and the new vlogosphere to the fact that everyone, no matter what age, seems to be blogging. And if not, apparently there is a "home" for them.

Philosophy 101: Words of Wisdom

A few months ago, I saved this thought-provoking gem from the blog of AikenPrincess and promptly shared it throughout Cyberspace. I think each of these points could be a unit in Philosophy 101.


1. Faith is the ability to not panic.
2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.
3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.
4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.
9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
10. Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging.

PHOTO POSTCRIPT: Featured in this clickable "postlude" are some smiles from Clay Aiken's Joyful Not a Tour 06 and fall CD launch. Visual artists represented include Amazing_CA, photos by Karen Eh, 1; West Point concert photo by Scrpkym, 2; Grand Rapids concert photo by Fivegoldens, 3; West Point concert photo by Denise Bernadette, 4; and Clayquebec1, 's 'When I See You Smile' graphic, 5.

Hopefully, the cartoons, philosophy, and photo postscript kept the promise for plenty of chuckles and even some inner jogging. Here is a clickable of the lead design by Claystruck:

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken will appear on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday, Feb. 1, to speak about the world-wide relief organization.

According to Yahoo Answers, Yahoo and UNICEF have joined forces to save children's lives. At the Yahoo site, you can view three short videos of Clay and answer his question: What can we do to get more Americans committed to supporting programs that help children?

Graphic designers Artz11 and MNmeesh honor Special Ambassador Aiken and the week's events in their latest UNICEF blends, both of which are clickable:

Have an awesome week, Clay Nation!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hehehe oh dear that email thing was funny but there was good wisdom thanks for making me laugh and thanks for your words of wisdom