Friday, March 13, 2009

Have you joined Magpie? I canceled my account :(


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I keep hearing how great Magpie is and how you can make tons of money on Twitter with them, but I have yet to actually find a member who has made a cent yet, and I've asked about 400 people so far!

I did join a while back, and I had my account set so Magpie would post 1 ad for every 10 tweets I made. About a month and 2,000 posts later, I still had yet to see a Magpie add posted, and when I asked them why, they told me that the adds they post are topic related, and that I had yet to tweet on a topic they had an ad for! Well, I use twitter to talk about everything under the sun with my online friends and my tweets vary from music to movies to the weather to food to travel to video games to pets to cars to crafts to art to sewing to cooking to gardening to writing to authors to books and every other thing I talk about, so I had to wonder what kind of ads they were going to post if my topics of conversation did not match any ads they had available.

Well, I canceled my Magpie account about a month ago, because I decided the only topics I hadn't covered with diets, prescription drugs, and sex, and I came to the conclusion that if those are the only topics I'm not talking about, than those must be the only ads they had, and I didn't want them on my twitter account anyways.

The way I figure, if I'm talking about a million and one topics and they don't have an ad that covers a single one of them, than I don't need their ads on my account at all. If they had had ads that matched my topics of conversation, I would not have canceled my account, but I just don't like having accounts I don't use, and it was a waste for me to keep my account with them if they were never going to post any ads on my twitter anyways.



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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of The Lensography Index


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Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of "The Lensography Index" on Squidoo. It's now reached just under 200 lensographies, but I know there are a lot more out there that I've missed. Check this list, and if your lensography is not on it, please leave a link to it in the comment box, so that I can add it to the list. If you've more than one, leave links to all of them, and I'll add them all. If you haven't made a lensography yet, make one and than let me know so I can add it. Thanks! ~EK

If your lensography isn't listed already, be sure to stop by, and leave a comment with the link to your lensography, so that I can add it to the list: http://www.squidoo.com/Lensographies






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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stunned at the Church's request for all it's members to cancle their AOL and Time Warner accounts!


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Will they do it? Will members actually cancel their accounts and boycott Warner Brothers like the Church has asked? I know the Orthodox LDS members will but it's doubtful that the new "Mormon" converts will.

Female new converts can't even grow out their hair, stop wearing pants, stop wearing bathing suits, and quit their jobs, like the Church requires it's female members to do, how should they be expected to give up TV and internet as well?

They do realize of course that if they ask people to boycott these companies that that means also boycotting Warner Brothers which means boycotting Harry Potter movies and such cartoons as Bugs Bunny as well, right? Is the Church prepared to tell us to take on a full boycott or are they going to pussyfoot around and tell us we can pick and choose which Warner companies to boycott. I'm guessing they didn't think of that as they haven't mentioned it yet.

As for me? I've never liked AOL to begin with and canceled my accounts years ago. I'm not canceling my Road Runner account, as I really see no reason to. The Church's demand for boycott is silly at best, given their reason (a TV show showing the inside of one of the temples on national TV) besides, I'm too busy with a REAL boycott, one that actually matters: boycotting P&G

So, will you be canceling all affiliation with Warner Brothers, including to cancel AOL, Time Warner, Road Runner, and stop watching Warner Brothers movies and TV shows? Personally I think the Church is making a fool of itself with this boycott and will lose members as a result. (To many Harry Potter and Bugs Bunny fans in the Church, and too many folks who will choose TV over Church).

I don't think this is going to win them any prizes either, not considering their reason for the boycott (a TV show showing the inside of one of the temples on national TV).



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Saturday, March 07, 2009

A question for fellow artists (and any other creative person too!)


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I just read this question on a forum:

    "Something I ask myself is out of the thousands and millions of images on the internet or in galleries or art shows why would somebody stop and look at my artwork?"

That's an interesting thought. Why do people stop and look at your work? Do you ever ask? Do they ever say?

I know for me, the most common reason said, is the colors I use. Everyone is looking at art, and they see all the natural colors and than they see my art and they do a double take and than ask me, "What medium is this?" or "What in the world do you use to make your colors stand out like that?" or "Your colors pop off the page! How did you do that?"

My answer always stuns them too, because they are expecting me to tell them some big secret or the name of some expensive brand that makes odd colors, and I just pull out my $5 box of Crayola crayons and tell them I made it with crayons. Crayola Big Box gives me 120 colors to choose from and about half of those are very unnatural neon day-glow shades, and those are the ones I use the most.

So, yeah, I know why people stop and look at my art, because I use such extremely unnatural and alarmingly bright colors, so unlike any other artist is doing, that they can't help but stop and look, and than ask how I did it.

Do you know why people stop and look at your art? If you don't, you should find out, because it'll help you to create more art to make more people stop and look. Once they stop and look, your chances of making a sale are that much better.

This would apply to anything too, not just art. For writers, just reword it, Why do people read my work? ect.




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Thursday, March 05, 2009

My Brother's Art


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My brother has a Zazzle gallery now, be sure to check out his stuff






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