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Observations on Bicycle Book Publisher and a Career Consultant

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Back in the 1980s. Maybe even in the late 70s a book came out calledWhat Color is your Parachute? I think it is now in it's 30th edition or something. I ran across my old copy of the book, and was reminded of the story about its publication. 
The interesting thing about this book is not that it was rejected many times before
being picked up for publication. We all know those stories. Wouldn't you have loved to be the editor that rejected Fodor's travel guides saying something like "Travel guides never sell." 
No, the interesting thing about this story is who finally published the book - a little company called Ten Speed Press. It was based in San Francisco and it published books about bicycles. That was it's whole catalog. That was its "brand." 
Of course, they took on the project for some reason I can't remember now, and the rest is history to use a tired yet accurate cliche. It became the best selling book of all time on Job search and made both t…

What Kind of Writer Are You: Planner, Pioneer or Pathfinder

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If there is one common link between most writing teachers, it is the absolute belief in the one and only, absolute best way to write. Unfortunately, the other common link is that none of them agree on what that is.

Just look at plotting. Snowflakes, wagon wheels, heroes journeys, mountains to be climbed, formulas
to be followed. Act one, Act two, Act three, or is it five acts? I forget, and I've taught many of these myself. Most of them are useful. They are taught because they work. Just not all the time, and not for all people.

No, I'm not going to talk about plot. What I'm going talk about is something bigger than a single facet for writing. I'm going to talk about personality styles.

First, I'm oversimplifying. That cannot be helped. Do not think these are completely distinct. Within each category there will be overlaps. Some of us represent one style at one time and another at other times. I tend to be a planner for nonfiction writing and a pioneer or pathfinder f…

Add Flash Twitter Follow Me Buttons to Blogger Blogs / Websites

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Twitter is a social networking sites popular in the world of bloggers to promote their blogs. So here I am very cool Twitter Blogger widget, now it shows me how to add flash buttons to your twitter blogs and websites. These are the widgets based on Flash animations and have some nice effects.These buttons can help Twitter Flash Spice up your blogs, Webssites and can help you gain more followers on Twitter. These are designed and developed by twitterflash.net. I'm taking all the 15 types of one-click install to your blog.




How to Install Flash Animated Twitter Follow Me Widget To Blogger / Blog / Websites





Now let's start adding it...

Step 1. Login to Your Blogger Account.Go to your Blogger Dashboard.Click on Layout tab from left pane and click on Add a Gadget link.


Step 2. After click on Add a Gadget link A pop-up box will open now
with many gadget list, Choose HTML/JavaScript from the gadget options by clicking the blue plus sign for that gadget.



Step 3. Select 'HTML/Javascri…

Random Post Widget With Thumbnails For Blogger

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Random Posts Widget For Blogger is great widget. Posts Widget for Blogger is random most popular flash which is useful to increase traffic. make the visitor stay on your site longer and to increase page views posts.Each time updates page of your blog posts widget random change. It can be shown in the sidebar of your blog with or without thumnails.Really this is the jewel of the flash really should show up on his blog.


How To Install This Widget On Blogger :-


Customize the Options given in Widget form
Finally click On "Add To Blogger" Button











How to Add Awesome Random Post widget to blogger With Thumbnails


Now let's start adding it...


Step 1. Login to Your Blogger Account.Go to your Blogger Dashboard.Click on Layout tab from left pane and click on Add a Gadget link.






Step 2. After click on Add a Gadget link A pop-up box will open now


with many gadget list, Choose HTML/JavaScript from the gadget options by clicking the blue plus sign for that gadget.






Step 3. Select 'HTML/Java…

How to change mouse cursor in blogger blog to animated cursors

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How to change mouse cursor in blogger blog to animated cursors.One of the best way to add extra fun to your blog is, changing mouse cursor on your blog. Changing the mouse cursor in blogger or blogspot blogs is very easy.This tutorial will help you to change the mouse cursor of your blog to animated cursors.Many bloggers are asking such kind of questions but there is no tutorial available on the internet.I created this post because there are a blogger friend who asked how to change the pointer / cursor on the blogger. This you can do to decorate the look of blog.


Live Demo
I take the cursor image from http://www.cursors-4u.com and http://rw-designer.com you can change it anytime depends on your festive moods.


How to Install mouse cursor in blogger blog to animated cursors
How to add HTML-CSS-Javascript Codes to your Blog ?

This is very simple and easy you only follow below steps and add this widget in your blog.

Step 1 Log-in to your Blogger account.

Step 2 Backup your Template.



Step 3 Clic…

Numbered Page Navigation For Blogger New Script

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Today we will see how to add a nice page number navigation hack blogger. The default navigation links (i.e Older Posts) is not the friendly visitor if you are having a lot of jobs and bloggers readers.Few has some problems with the above script navigation page. Now here is a completely new script and work for numbered page navigation (i.e. Panigation) for Blogger. The paging widget for blogger it easy for the visitor. It is a must have for any new blogs.This new script allows you to add numbered page navigation to blogger/ blogspot blog with page numbers starting(1, 2, 3, 4 ….) like those of a book.


Add Numbered Page Navigation Widget With DIfferent Styles For Blogger / Blogspot




Page navigation widget for blogger is most popular widget, and most bloggers are using this. because these players are only provided in the wordpress blogs hosted or blogs.But now his trick has been made ​​available to bloggers is also here that I am giving this Page Navigation Widget with different styles and o…

The One and Only Absolute Rule for Writers

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I end up mentoring a lot of new and beginning writers. Frequently, they approach me about some "rule" for writing - no passive voice, no head hopping, floating body parts, and the list goes on. I can nearly always find exceptions to each of these "rules." That makes them suggestions or guidelines and not rules. Even the "rules" of spelling, punctuation and grammar can be artfully ignored. Consider the work of James Joyce and e.e. cummings.

However, their is one absolute rule for writers. Ready to jot this down? It's very profound, very subtle, very esoteric. It is not something you might think of yourself. Ready?

Writers Must WriteI told you it was profound. I remember being at a writer's conference several years ago where the keynote speaker began by looking out over the audience and saying, "Why aren't you all home writing?" 
It was a good question. Writer's today have a lot of non-writing things to do. Marketing, personal appeara…

Animated Recent posts for Blogger with Thumbnails - Simple Spy

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Animated recent post is a fantastic way to present headlines updates to your readers.The effect of smooth scrolling attract readers and generate more clicks to your site.This gadget displays your most recent posts and includes a small thumbnail, but has the added bonus of using an animated effect that moves smoothly through the posts.There are a lot of great tutorials discussing on how to add Animated Recent posts for blogger with thumbnails and Simple Spy, but most of the tutorials I've found are not really suitable for a beginner.


Live Demo
How to Install Animated Recent posts for blogger with thumbnails and Simple Spy

Now let's start adding it...


Step 1. Login to Your Blogger Account.Go to your Blogger Dashboard.Click on Layout tab from left pane and click on Add a Gadget link.





Step 2. After click on Add a Gadget link A pop-up box will open now

with many gadget list, Choose HTML/JavaScript from the gadget options by clicking the blue plus sign for that gadget.




Step 3. Select &…