The Canadian Weblog Awards Says Goodbye: So Long, and Thanks for All the Love

The Canadian Weblog Awards Says Goodbye: So Long, and Thanks for All the Love

The 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards, whose winners were announced on December 15th, marked five whole years since their inception. FIVE YEARS. That amazes me every time I think of it.

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I Designed Myself New Business Cards

I'm getting new business cards! 

I say this like it's some kind of surprise to me, but it's not, because I designed these bad boys.

I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up at the end of January and the beginning of February, and I'm speaking at Mom 2.0 at the end of April, so I thought I'd spiff them up a bit.

Because most of my work exists online, so I get crazy excited about being able to hold what I make in my hands and smell the freshly printed paper. It's such a delicious little thrill.


I ordered these from MOO, because their quality is fantastic. If you want to order business cards or other printables, use this link to get 10% off your MOO order.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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The Possibility of Naked Emperors

If I don't write it down, whatever it is either isn't real, or it's at least not important. This is a lie, but it lets me hide from big thoughts for a while.

I think my solid thoughts by writing words down. My thoughts float loose and chaotic – they're seeds and whispers with no connective tissue – if I don't do the math with structured language. I don't know what's going to happen when I start, and I'm as surprised as anyone when I get to the end.

Oh, so THAT'S what I was thinking! I think.

Sometimes, those thoughts land on the page like a delicious, revelatory meal I want to have again and again, and at other times they land as proverbial millstones around my neck. I always assume they will be millstones. It's like peeking around corners when you suspect that there is an intruder in your house.

It's like everything is a simile or a metaphor, and you don't want to look at any of it in case they turn out to be naked emperors. 

January is such a terrible time to be this human being in the cold North. It's all lions and tigers and bears until spring.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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