Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Business Card Tips
Some good ideas I received in my in-box the other day.
TODAYS TIP OF THE DAY
How many places can you find to give out your
business cards this week?
~ When you do a business transaction in town:
doctor, cleaners, store clerk, bank, etc
~ When you are asked to give your address or zip code
~ When you hand money to anyone to pay for a product
or service, add a card
~ In all your outgoing mail and bills
~ Always ask for a card n return :)
~ In FREE LUNCH drawing boxes
~ With every product you sell
~ To every person at your events or parties
~ Put your on magnets and stick to bathroom
stalls and on cars
~ In books you check out of the library
~ Write a note on the back offering them a
discount if they call you
~ On bulletin boards
~ To other business associates
-posted by Nobius 11:47 PM # Comments (2)
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
It Is Our Light
"It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?'" --Nelson Mandella
"It don't really matter. I guess you'll find out for yourself." --Guns 'N Roses
I've enjoyed the tracks I've heard from GNR's long delayed album so far. I'm okay with the band having a totally different line up as well. When it comes to bands, good tuneage is all that really matters.
The Calliope Nerve weblog is up with new content. Check it out, tell friends, submit work. And I'm now seven pages into the next issue of the zine. Good vibes there.
Have some nice plans for the Old Muse including make the site a resource for writers, editors, readers, and publishers alike.
Here's a neat publisher: Cloudkeeper Press. They'll print your chap for a fee.
My brother and I are going to try to acquire some distressed comic and book collections and sell them through the online store. Just like with my house, now is a good time to be a buyer.
Can't get over how much stress is out there right now. You can cut the tension with a knife at work and quite frankly I'm sick of it. The problems of millionaires aren't my problems and government bail outs suck. Here's an idea, everybody take a deep breath, turn off the twenty four hour news cycle, and relax.
It's what I'm doing this weekend. I'm taking a well deserved four day weekend. First one in two years.
-posted by Nobius 9:56 PM # Comments (0)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"Only the strongest egos escape the trap of perfectionism. To solve problems successfully, you must believe you can, must feel capable enough to improvise. Yet too many adults have been schooled away from their ability to experiment freely." -- Marsha Sinetar
Got this one for a dollar plus shipping on Amazon Marketplace:
Now is the time to acquire inventory for my book business. Selling books is my future.
Muse Thing: The Calliope Nerve Weblog is now up in beta version. Add it to your RSS reader or bookmark it. It'll be rolling out in full swing shortly and I have coming work from several Calliope Nerve magazine contributors including Gary Beck and David McLean.
I'm looking for more submissions and I'm also three pages into the next issue of the print magazine.
These are just some of the things making my muse move.
-posted by Nobius 7:24 AM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Calliope Nerve 17: A Crash Course In Brain Surgery
"The words are cutting deep inside my brain." --Budgie
The newest issue of Calliope Nerve is now available and featuring an interview with small press maverick Jason Behrends of What to Wear During An Orange Alert as well as works from an impressive line up of writers including J.D. Nelson, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Jim Benz, David McLean, Ariel Lee, Christian Ward, Felino Soriano, Puma Perl, Sergio Ortiz, and John Grey. Our thanks goes out to the contributors for this issue.
Due to recent finances, we are only offering free printed copies to contributors, if you are a contributor and would like a copy, please contact us. Otherwise printed copies are available for three dollars by check, money order, concealed cash, or for $3.30 per issue via pay pal. Email nobius (AT) gmail.com for details. Digital copies are always free of charge.
You can support Calliope by purchasing your Amazon.com products via my personal weblog White Rabbit -*Black Hole* or by purchasing products available at our on-line store. Donations to sell at the store are always welcome.
Speaking of weblogs, Calliope will be launching it's first site including original content in the near future. (More details soon.) Submission guidelines for both the zine and the blog remain the same.
We'd like to kick off the site with Thirty Days of Calliope. In other words, thirty or more original pieces to be published over a month's time. And we have several major projects in the works that will run under the Calliope Nerve banner.
If you enjoy this issue, spread the word. Also we are always up for flyer/advertising/link trades and the likes.
Have a great week. Keep the faith, keeep poetry. God is ink.
Peace, love, death metal,
-posted by Nobius 9:58 PM # Comments (2)
Monday, November 03, 2008
Proof of Life
"No such luck here at the end of the world." --Warren Ellis
This post's title and the quote come from that genuinely wicked British chap Warren Ellis.
I voted Libertarian, but I'm sure by the time I return home from work tonight Obama will be President Elect.
-posted by Nobius 9:26 AM # Comments (0)