I have to say that I am impressed by Coca-Cola’s new anti-obesity ad. It is honest about what consuming their products can do. Yes, it is still an ad and there is very strong product placement. It’s also a very smart move by them. BY being the first major company to come out and say ‘Yes, we are bad for you” they have gained loyalty. People aren’t going to stop drinking soda, but they are now more likely to buy a Coke product than a Pepsi product because Coke has shown that they cared.
The video is also going viral which only increases their reputation. If you haven’t seen it, then check it out.
Blog of the Year
I might be a little slow, but now I get to choose nominees for the 2012 Blog Of the Year Award.
I’ll be honest, there aren’t many I actually read, there are a few blogs I subscribe to and a lot that I casually look at. The ones that get and hold my attention are the ones I will nominate.
A blog I read almost continuously as he always has new and interesting ideas and suggestions on various work at home jobs and business growth. A well laid out blog that I enjoy
Always good for a chuckle or a groan as they bring to light the numerous spelling and grammar errors in the public media. I’m just grateful that I don’t fall under their radar.
Sometimes Humorous, sometimes just sage words of advice. This blog is always an entertaining read as the author blurts about everything.
And now for the rules:
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
and for that I apologize.
I’d like to start by saying THANK YOU to Homepreneurs for nominating me for a 2012 Blog of the Year Award. I will have to sit down and come up with my own list as there are several of you I read on a regular basis that I would like to nominate.
On The Writing Side of Things:
Well I made a mistake and underbid a job by a huge amount. I swear I had checked my numbers a few times. And I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I when I sent my bid off to the customer. I thought they had jumped at it pretty quick, it wasn’t until I looked at it the next day that I realized I had quoted a rate at half of what I would normally charge. Oh well, live and learn. It’s still money, it’s just a lot less than it should have been.
On the Personal Side of Things:
Looks like once again I am playing counselor to people. Here are some basic rules to live by that apply to almost any large regularly gathered group of people. This is geared to a specific group, but it works anywhere;
Things everyone needs to remember about faire:
1. Faire friends are frequently fair friends
2. Faire is high school for adults that never grew up
3. Faire anything is gossip central
4. Faire is full of elitist cliques
5. Faire has a lot of blades, and many of them end up in backs
Your true friends will always prove themselves in the end. Like your closet, you need to clean out your associates occasionally.