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Being June is moving

I’ve finally done it.  I created my very own Being June site.  It’s been a long time coming, and from now on I’ll be over at http://www.beingjune.com.

So, dear readers, WordPress tells me there’s a way to take you with me.  On Monday (May 18), I’m gonna flip the virtual switch, so you might get some sort of notification.  Then again, you might not.  Flying blind here.

Anyway, all technicalities aside, I’m super excited about my new “home,” and I’d love for you to join me there.

Have a great weekend.

PSA: WordPress under attack, reblogged from Blogging with Amy

Amy, from Blogging with Amy, just sent out a blast email to alert users that WordPress is under attack.  I’m just passing along word in case this applies to any of you – from what I can tell, this mainly applies to self-hosted WordPress.org users.  Amy offers three ways to protect yourself.

That’s all, folks.  Hope you’re otherwise having a good weekend. 

 

For when we’re trying to ignore the critics

We all have those vulnerable moments.  Maybe we’ve stepped out in faith, maybe we’re out there on that limb and we begin to wonder whether the risk was worth it.  What if they think my haircut/presentation/business idea/blog post is awful?  What if they’re snarking amongst themselves?  

What if no one notices at all…

Seth Godin has a few words of wisdom on that.   Seth’s Blog: “But what do people really think?”.

Have a great weekend.

This post about autism awareness month (April) is written by someone with autism. It gains speed like a freight train and, in a single post, the author raised my awareness like no “awareness month” ever has. Definitely worth a read.

gareeth

It’s that time of year again. April fast approaches and with it the scramble to not so much become aware of autism but to be seen to be aware. Like any condition where being aware of it is “cool” there will be the usual Facebook things. For autism for whatever reason the colour of choice is blue. Like cancer awareness, autism awareness is an industry in and of itself.

You can buy blue accessories to show the world how aware you are. Along with any other number of things that really don’t do much for actual autistics at all. The foundation that shall not be named (I have chosen to treat this especially noxious group much like Voldemort is in the Harry Potter universe) will make a very hefty sum of money in April as will many other groups.  The raise money for autism trend is spreading so you can…

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Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, but I loved this. We all have skills and talents, but when we use them for the betterment of our world and our fellow man, that’s when we truly shine.