I’m a big fan of reading the work of others, and I read a lot! I try to spend at least a small part of each day making the rounds of our blogroll and my blog bookmark list reading what others have to say. I always find at least one nugget of information that is helpful. Today I thought I’d share a few of the fun and interesting things that I’ve found over the past few weeks. Depending on the response I get to this post, I may make the Friday Blog Round – Up a regular feature.
First let’s start with two from Erich Cambell. He is the author of the Black Duck Blog and the blog “On Links and Needles” which he writes for Stitches Magazine. On the Black Duck Blog, he has a great post about the handshake distance and how it can be used to maximize the impact of your logowear. On Links and Needles has a great post called The Chisel vs. the Silver Bullet which deals with the fact that technology won’t always be the magical cure for all the issues your business faces. Both these posts, and these blogs are well worth reading.
Second, let’s move on to the NNEP blog. If you’re an embroiderer, you really should consider joining the National Network of Embroidery Professionals. EnMart is a supplier member. They’re a great organization, and they offer some great trade shows, seminars and help to their members. Currently they have a cute post on their blog about how the office cats spent a snowy winter day. Those cats are adorable, and I’m right with the one who thinks that a cold winter day is a perfect time for a nap.
Third, let’s continue our pet theme with the Urban Threads blog. They have a great series on their blog called “Crafty Mascots“, where they show pictures of the pets of people who embroider and create other artistic projects. A lot of these pets, o.k. maybe not the iguana, are seriously cute. This blog also features great tutorials and cool designs. Personally, I love their design sensibility, it is unique and I think the designs are a lot of fun.
Finally, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have the 10 sexiest Valentine’s Day Promotional Products. Some of these I might not mind receiving as a Valentine’s Day gift. Others, for instance the Silhouette Girl Flashing Pin, I’m not so sure about. I’m pretty sure I’d feel the same way, even if it were a Silhouette Guy Flashing Pin. There are some things I just don’t need.
Well, that’s a few of the things that stood out to me this week when I made the rounds of the blogosphere. If you know of an embroidery blog that you think we should be reading, please do share the information. You can leave a comment here on the blog, or e-mail me at kristine dot shreve at myenmart dot com and let me know what I should be reading.