Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Universe in a Year

Tens of millions of stars... searchable constellations...
Get ready for the Photopic Sky Survey!

Nick Risinger spent a year travelling with his cameras (and his father), photographing the starscape. "I worked my way through the sky, frame by frame, night after night."

The result? An interactive, zoomable image of the entire night sky.
37,000 images, laced together: our universe like never before.
"Frame by frame, night after night."
If Nick can capture the entire sky in a year, what can you do?

As well as totally blowing your mind (and freaking you out...), doesn't it make you feel like anything is possible???

Keep kicking ass!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Feel Good Words

Have you checked out Free Rice?
It's the addictive online vocabulary game that makes you feel good!

For every answer you get right, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme to end hunger. Super cool!

Started: 2007
The current total? 91 255 368 390

Click to play...
Show off your vocab...
Learn new words...
Watch your donations grow... 

Win-win-win-win  - love that! :)

If you haven't been played before, woohoo - I get to introduce you*!
If you haven't played for a while, check out the new subjects - there's art, math, languages... brilliant!

You can boost the daily total right now! Go! 

*Apologies in advance to your WIP!

 Keep kicking ass!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

You can quote me on that!

There it was.

A line from my blog, smiling out of a Twitter post at me. I got quoted!!!!

Here it is:

"Everything is possible. Stop talking about it. Start doing it"           ~ @JoleneStockman

People write for different reasons; to get rich, to get famous, to be able to work in their pyjamas, or just to get the shrieking voices out of their head...     I write because I want to make a difference*.

I love the idea that pieces of me are heading out into the world, bouncing around and sending out ripples... So for me, being quoted? Having someone (thank you Tony Riches!) enjoy my words enough to repeat them? Pfffoooar. That's AMAZING. That's a little piece of me out in the world. Yay!

So, how about you? Why do you write?

*...of course, I'm not denying the shrieking voices or the joy of a life in pyjamas... and I'm not turning down any of the other good stuff either... Making a difference is just my toe-tingliest intention!

Keep kicking ass!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Oh Why A-Z?

Looking for a way to kick-start your blogging? The A-Z challenge:

  • Lights a fire. Nothing like a daily deadline to keep you moving!
  • Lasers your focus. Suddenly the world starts filling with potential blog fodder ("Ooh, there's my X!" "Woohoo, W sorted!"
  • Helps you let go. Posts don't have to be perfect: just enthusiastic, spell-checked and you.

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by, commenting, and following :)
I posted more in April than I have posted... ever...! I love being a (more active) part of the blogosphere! You guys ROCK!

How was A-Z for me?

I've met some incredible people. Sweet, supportive, super smart :)
I've read some amazing blogs. Brave, honest, laugh-out-loud.
I've been inspired :)

Thank you to the organizers - I can't even imagine how much time you guys put in! Bring on A-Z 2012, it will come around quickly!

I'm especially stoked that I got such a great reaction to my posts World Domination and Zip It & Zoom. They are the closest to my book "Total Blueprint for World Domination". I love getting people excited about their world!

PS My most popular posts? Pooh and Ice Cream. Best we not think too hard about that :)

Keep kicking ass!