Hi, my name is Laura and I have not blogged in
three four days. And last night I composed this blog while sitting next to my mom – who doesn’t read my blog and completely missed NaBloPoMo this year – on the couch at my sister’s house in New Jersey, and there’s a baby coo-ing, laughing, and desperately needs his awesome auntie to play with him. Today, Sunday, is my nephew’s first birthday. Last year I spent the last half of NaBloPoMo writing blog posts on my sister’s couch while we waited for my nephew to arrive, and it’s kind of surreal that now, a year later, we’re here and our family has this amazing, gorgeous baby boy in our life. Wow.
So before I get back to some much needed and awesome family time, here are some informative and fun stuff that’s been floating around the Internet this week.
Four Blog posts about Facebook Trends, Millennials, Failing, and Whining
Some Observations About 2011′s Most Shared Articles On Facebook by Tac Anderson on NewCommBiz
Read this because: You’re dying to know which celebrity or famous cat dominated conversations on Facebook this past year.
Spoiler Alert: It’s neither, but you’ll feel better about visiting this website every single day.
Understanding What It Means to Be a Millennial by Mike Krass
Read this because: You can’t get enough of the conversation about how the millennials are all hipsters who dream of entrepreneurship. Mike does a great job of taking the conversation one-step further and throwing the responsibility back on us – now that we want to be entrepreneurial, what steps are we doing to make that happen?
When Death Feels Like A Good Option by Ben Huh
Read this because: The best way to learn about success is through failure, and, as Ben Huh, the founder and CEO of Cheezburger Network, says, “Failure is an option, and a real risk. Failure and risk something entrepreneurs understand well, and learn to manage. However, death isn’t an option, it’s an inevitability. And before I die, I want to take as many swings at the fence as I can.”
Great advice for entrepreneurs, pre-entrepreneurs, and anyone.
Startups Are Hard. So Work More, Cry Less, And Quit All The Whining by Michael Arrington on Uncrunched
Read this because: We all like to whine and be that person at the party who stayed up until dawn working on a great project, hasn’t taken a vacation in three years, and is working too much – but all while doing something we’re passionate about, something that’s great. Whining is a ‘badge of honor’ in some circles and we need to get over ourselves and just stop.
Bonus: This reality check may make you shut up and become a better person.
And Two More for Fun
Clothes for your nerd boyfriend – Because you want the man in your life to look like the men who shaped modern hipsterism – like Jim Henson, Gene Kelly, the crew from Spinal Tap, Frasier Crane, Bob Marley, and Mathew Broderick.
The 25 Funniest Autocorrects OF DYAC’s First Year – In case you haven’t seen this already.
Just shared this with my parents. My dad said, “I’m so glad I don’t have an iPhone.” And my mom said, “That’s good. Will you send that to me?”
Consider these two things my gift to you.
Photo Credit: jencu
P.S. The cute kid reading the paper isn’t my nephew.