When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog-gapingvoid.com-and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person?Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:-Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.-If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.-Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There’s no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one.-The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.After learning MacLeod’s forty keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world. Scroll down to see how you can win your own copy of Ignore Everyone and 39 Keys to Creativity.
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Princess whose romance gripped Sweden dies . . .Dreams do come true and happily ever after is worth waiting for. . .
The history of emoticons, an essay by Tom McCormack
Inner peace can be achieved, through a 2, 20, 20 minute guided relaxation. calm.com
Rain makes everything better (mostly for my friends in dryer climates)
A dog that snores like Donald Duck:
Rock on Nana:
Seal Pups are not quitters!
Best Friends today but their future is uncertain.
Some days this is just what I need… juvenile but funny.
♥~ Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words:
How the world has changed: St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013. Amazing.
And the smile was on the face of the Shark
Doesn’t this baby panther just melt your heart? Hard to imagine that someday he could grow up and eat your while family.
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If You Ever Feel Dumb…Remember Sometimes Sloths Grab Their Own Arms Thinking They’re Tree Branches Then Fall To Their Death. . . (I live to share these things with you)
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