Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lorenna McKennit

I love her music, thought I'd share.

I'm sure that you could find Lorenna McKennit on internet radio stations if you want to hear more.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Article Find...

Here is an article I found.. as a beginner it seems to have a lot of great info-
55 Quick SEO Tips Even Your Mother Would Love

plus more on internet advertising...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Choosing a Logo!

Ok this is a fun one, but I will definatly need input!

I was trying to create a logo for myself and well... everything I try doesn't feel quite right. It's got to be memorable something easily recognizable. Take a look at these:

You look at these and know what they are all about... How do you make a logo with that kind of impression? Is it colors?  Style? Application? Anyone?

...more on corporate identity design...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Personal Note

Lately I haven't been getting a lot of sleep and what little I do get it isn't that great... bug surprise when you are a student! So I tried sleeping with head phones on... well depending on the music I got some super interesting dreams - but no restful sleep as was my goal.

So I am looking into those special clock sound maker things, the ones that are like clinically proven to help you sleep. As a student there isn't a huge budget for things like that but I did find this sound therapy system from Sound Oasis for $49.99.

I found this too about them....Sleep Deprivation May Spur Serious Mental Problems, Study Finds...so that's my problem! LOL!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Suggested Reading - The Best Romantic Novel

I love to read just about anything under the sun and recently I have been on a romantic novels kick. I have read books like Eat Pray Love, The Notebook and other such travel novels... yes even around my busy schedule and studying I have been able to continue my treasured reading habits.

So a classmate of mine saw me reading 'Eat. Pray. Love' and asked if I had read a book called 'Overland' which she claimed to be the best romantic novel that she had ever read. She continued to give me a nearly blow by blow recap of this book she insisted that I read.

Apparently it is about a nearly finished med student, who on the last day of his final exams receives a letter from his fiance that she is calling it off and traveling to Nepal. He, not willing to give up on their relationship, drops everything and decides to go after her half way around the world, and while on this trip they both learn and experience some amazing things.

The author, Mark Levy, based his travel novel on his own life experiences... that I learned on his website www.overlandthebook.com as I investigated where I could get this book! She made it sound amazing and after reading the synopsis on the website I can't wait to read it myself!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Website

The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This isn't always easy, but keep in mind the product or message you are wanting to get out there. GoDaddy has a tool where you can put in your ideas and it gives choices and other similar options until you find the right one.

Pick a Web Host. A web host is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet.

Now that you have your domain name, and you have decided upon a web host the fun really begins. The designing of your web page. The fine-tuning can come after you've figured out how to get a basic web page onto your site. One of the most highly-regarded paid WYSIWYG ("What You See Is What You Get") web editors is Dreamweaver. If you prefer a free WYSIWYG web editor then a good one to try out is KompoZer.

Although you should have been doing this next step throughout the process, now is more important than ever! TEST YOUR WEBSITE!!

From here adding things like credit card and/or PayPal capabilities can be added and tweaked... but this is a basic crash course on making your own website. If anyone has tips or advice please comment!!!

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