Personalizing sites tells visitors a great deal about who they’re supporting. Follow my lead… shoppers want to know whose behind that computer screen – they want to trust you.
This Friday I want to share my blind husband’s award speech, which has been circulating mostly on self-help and therapy web sites for its inspirational message.
Later this month I’ll head across the state and hope the judge sees things in my favor.
It’s that time of year again. With the holidays approaching, people are eating up bandwidth and ripping through gas hitting the stores for the best possible deals. Instead, I’ll be at home baking for the masses.
There are more than 4,200 bloggers writing about water today as part of Blog Action Day 2010, many of whom are bringing attention to the filth other countries find in their drinking water, and how there’s a dire need abroad for clean, potable water. I have opted to take a different approach, by writing about what’s close to my heart (and often on my mind) when it comes to the most basic of necessities.
There are plenty of people out there who either don’t get it, or just don’t care. Unfortunately, those of us who grew up learning old-school have to wonder how so many think our actions or inactions don’t affect others.
While this is a professional blog, from time to time I feel the need to support worthy causes. Of course, I’m biased toward a particular project – my blind husband’s first feature film.
When I first bought a laptop I envisioned the freedom of working from anywhere, including 30,000 feet above the ground. I had three spare batteries, and fantasized about all the work I could get done on 3- to 5-hour flights. And yet…how many times the past ten years have I even bothered booting up while flying? About a dozen.
This week I was accused of being a surrogate for my blind husband’s work.
What we can do is limited only by our drive to succeed. Despite all the feel-good stories – most popularly told to us via YouTube videos – we, as humans, still tend to make excuses for not even taking a chance. When I’m met with naysaying about a blind guy’s own efforts to direct a feature film, I’m utterly confused. Nothing is impossible.
What’s better than helping a blind guy realize his dream? Helping him and winning something cool – like a $25 Starbucks gift card.