Thursday, October 25, 2012

Busy Bee

I haven't written anything for a while because I've been stupid busy. I would like to take this opportunity to plug one of the things I've been busy with: opening an Etsy store called The EmBoss. I have always enjoyed making personalized hand-embossed greeting cards for special occasions and holidays. It's a nice creative release and people really seem to appreciate them.

It turns out to be quite difficult to convey a complex idea with a few simple shapes. Over the years I've managed to get it down to a fine art and I think I can consistently produce attractive, elegant, minimalist cards. So I thought I'd see if other people liked them to.

Right now I've got 8 designs, covering weddings, baby showers, birthdays and blanks greetings cards for no reason at all, but I will be increasing this as I get more ideas and more time to implement them. Take a look at my store. For the next little while I'm having a grand opening free shipping sale; just use the coupon code GRANDOPENING

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Friendly Reminder

I see a lot of people complaining on the Facebox about how underappreciated they feel; "I always doing nice things for other people, but no one ever does nice things for me." It's possible that there is a small group of people who are on the receiving end of all of everyone else's good deeds and so these complaints are warranted. However, I suspect the real explanation is a lot simpler than that: it's a lot easier to notice the nice thing you did for someone else than to notice the nice thing someone else did for you. Next time you're feeling underappreciated, try to remember this. The point is,

  1. keep doing nice things for people but don't expect them to notice and,
  2. try harder to notice nice things people have done for you (and when you do, express your gratitude overtly).