Inspirational Saying today

“If opportunity does not knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle


What We’re Reading This Week




Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
On Sale July 29 – Available to Pre-Order

“From the author of The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway comes a mysterious and timeless new novel. It centers on a old and young man trying to communicate with one another, but not doing so very effectively. The Gone-Away World was the talk of the store when it came out, so Harkaway already has some eager readers awaiting the release of Tigerman.


Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood
On Sale August 14 – Available to Pre-Order

“So good! The last book in the series, so there is a lot of action and someone is going to die. We’ll finally get to figure out about that prophecy too, I’m so excited! These are my favorite sisters in a book.” [Editor’s Note: Ta’Necia was excited. I mean, really excited about this book.]


Station Elevenby Emily St. John…

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Multi-level Marketing Advice For Novices And Pros Alike

Polar North Marketing

 Marketing Learn to listen carefully

Multi-level markets can be difficult in the beginning if you do not know what you are doing. This is one reason this guide is essential to your success. Use these things to your advantage and in the end you’ll do great with it all.

Understand that most things that seem to good to be true usually are. if someone is offering you the chance to become a millionaire overnight, do not allow this to separate you from your money. The reality is that they will become rich from taking advantage of people like you.

Learn to listen carefully. Thinking about your next sale or comment when someone talks to you isn’t listening. In fact, doing this can cause you to miss important information. Try only focusing on the other person and their words. This can help you better understand their needs so that you can boost…

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The Beginners Guide To Using Email Marketing

Witkin Marketing Solutions

marketing It is likely that you have been the recipient of marketing emails previously.

It is likely that you have been the recipient of marketing emails previously. Email marketing is good for marketing to customers that may be interested in your business as well as ones that are already customers. If you would like to use email marketing, continue reading for some useful tips.

Always check your email messages for any spelling or grammatical mistakes before you send them. The content of your emails, from subject to footer, must be typo-free and properly written. Test your email layout by sending it to yourself first; that is a sure way to be certain everything is displayed perfectly. Ensure that every link is working, as well.

Provide subscribers with a way out. Place an “unsubscribe” link in your emails or on your website to allow them to remove themselves from your list. You…

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Pencil to paper

For a while now I’ve felt a strong need to go back to the drawing board as such and start sketching again.

I used to LOVE sketching and would spend hours sitting in a quiet spot drawing and taking in the beauty of my Welsh surroundings but since life got so busy I stopped sketching altogether and I’m sad about that.

I particularly loved sketching the intricate details found in wild flowers and fern leaves, the irregular patterns of mossy stone walls and the spaces created between a big strong tree and it’s branches. I’d go out on warm sunny days, with a full picnic basket in one hand and a sketchbook and pencils in the other and spend the day at peace with my thoughts and a pencil.

I’m not entirely sure where to start or what to draw at the moment, but one thing’s for certain, I’ll be…

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In this final instalment of ‘Tube Month‘ I am going to look at two cases of the tube in electronic form.

Mini Metro is a game currently in development by Dinosaur Polo Club. You might wonder why I have included a game on an ‘art & design’ blog but, based on the tube map, a combination of simple graphics and a fun objective turn the app from just a game to interactive art.

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Users must connect the stations by different coloured lines to transport passengers to their destination.

You can play and download the alpha version here.

There are white model trains at souvenir vendors in London to paint or ‘graffiti’ yourself (without breaking the law). An alternative if you aren’t prepared to pay for a model is to go on and spray, or ‘bomb’, virtually.

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I simply left a tag, but some users have gone…

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