When I was a little girl, I used to listen to “The Mamas and the Papas” for hours, starting and re-starting the record player, especially the songs sung by Mama Cass. She had a rich alto voice I loved, and I tried desperately to sound like her when singing into my deodorant microphone. As I grew older, I found my own voice hiding just underneath my paltry imitation and found that it actually suited me better. I thought that was my first and last taste of lousy impressions, but when I began writing my first novel, I found I hadn’t left my childhood days far behind.
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who repeatedly went to jail to demonstrate an enduring attachment to democratic values, was elected as Czechoslovakia’s first non-Communist president in more than four decades on December 30, 1989. When I arrived in March the country was having their various personal intrest elections and just witnessing democracy in action was amazing. I vividly remember one particular sign that was promoting a party that when translated revealed the words “Friends of Beer”.
I didn’t expect this video to have any kind of an impact on me but it did. Now, I try to create little moments with the people I love and care about because I realize now that anything can change a person’s life or at least make it memorable for someone. Since inspiration can come from anywhere, you need to always be prepared when it comes. Just remember that when you are inspired by something, to make the best of it, you must do something to make some sort of a change in order for it to have an effect on your life. Don’t just ignore it. Embrace it.
I’ve found that my blog (and it’s accompanying monthly printed newsletter that’s basically the “best of” the blog entries from the previous month) seems to increase my perceived credibility and my approachability. And to get new clients and customers in the door, perceived credibility and approachability is what you need. To keep them, you will need actual credibility and good communication, so hopefully you have both.
Go karting – There are indoor and outdoor go karting tracks through the country and they provide a great platform for the groom and his friends to race against each other to see which one of you has the best driving skills.
Blogs are one of the most popular innovations that came up since the domination of the internet, and have even evolved into a career or business for some people. But can you do it too? Can you start a business online in Ireland with blogging? If they can, you should be able to do so as well. You just have to know what it takes. You might have maintained your own boats but you know quite well paid blogs are very different. Technically, the underlying mechanisms that make them work are what are making all the money. So what about them, where can you get a hold of them and how do they work?
Do consider what you will be using your home office furniture for. Are you a home based accountant and need a lot of storage room for files and paperwork? Or are you a freelance writer and do all your work on the computer? Do you need a comfortable chair because you spend hours sitting on it? Do you have a bad back and require a custom made chair? Will you be having clients over? Do you need proper chairs or a sofa for visitors in your home office? If you write down the answers to these questions, your shopping will be a lot easier because you will know exactly what you want.
Trust. Providing genuine and useful information on your blog means that visitors will come to trust you which will build your credibility. As long as you give good quality recommendations of products, including your own, then that credibility can only increase. Also, your blog could end up as an authority site.