A rule of thumb

I keep my numbers down. It means that I don’t like getting overwhelmed with big numbers. I don’t care if big is beautiful, it’s not my type of beauty, that’s it. I like what I can manage. So if I can’t take it because it’s a big number, I don’t go there.

My rabbi told me once if you can’t pronounce it don’t use it. I’d apply this to numbers rather than language, because I never shy off complicate words to pronounce if it’s the right word that will express what I wanted to say. But I’d definitely apply it to numbers: I am so bad at maths, that if I can’t count until that number, I won’t go there.

What it means, in terms of social media, is that I like keeping my numbers in a range I can manage. That number is generally one-hundred-fifty. It’s called the Dunbar’s number.

What’s your limit?

Carve out your own little corner of the web

It’s called a splash page, I called it a “hub” because I think this is more what it is.

hub |həb|
the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate.
• a place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network : the kitchen was the hub of family life.

It’s been developed by aboutdotme to allow us to build online a simple identity, and I have to say I really like it. So many scattered contributions in the big ocean of the world wide web can be accessed from that page: check mine out!

What’s for dinner?

Once you’ve decided to start a home based business, you have to remember that you also have a home based family, that will eventually let you know that you forgot to prepare dinner.

what s for dinner? tweet
tweet by @Otir

Thanks to Twitter, I often get quick ideas to cover up for my lack of skills in the housekeeping department. Yesterday, my friend from Le Hamburger et le Croissant suggested a delicious receipe for a soup with lens. I ended up preparing an omelette with cheese…

I am not the best at following advices. But I am good at giving them!

It’s in the title

So my son asked me why I had called this new business Angel Wings Web and not something better. I told him that people liked the name, first, and that I was waiting for his better suggestion, which never came.

Of course, to him, this sounds  a little lame, especially that my first business is called Angel Wings Snacks!

But, I am not trying to be original! I am trying to be true to myself: I like the name, I like that it starts with the word angel, and I like to think of it as being my umbrella, at the same time as it bears some good vibe.

So yes, I am not original. But what do you think? do you like the name? would have you called it something different?

A new business is born today

I created Angel Wings Web today. Tomorrow I will certainly work from home because we are going to be snowed in. Oh wait, that’s not an issue, my office is at home, and unless I lose power, I can work online! That’s the beauty of it.

My other business, Angel Wings Snacks, will have to wait until I am dug out…

Wish me luck!