Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i need a talent!

i decided that i need a talent.
i mean i have a couple, but nothing that is really helpful or anything.
I have no idea what it could be.

I wish I could sew so I could make my dream handbags, but I dont know how to! I want to draw and design stuff, but I suck at drawing. I want to design websites, but I dont know how to either. i want to make jewelry, but that is so hard!

i could probably learn, but i have no time!

I guess my talent is writing.... but I feel like I need to get something published in order for it to be "real".

I'm a writer, what's your excuse? Pictures, Images and Photos

im a writer Pictures, Images and Photos
(ok im not a mother... but the rest is relevant!)

OH! so my other talent (because i just remembered this! duh) is going to the dog shelter and socializing them and giving them love. I mean I am pretty good at it, I've gotten two dogs adopted that way from just spending time with them.... So.. i guess you can call that a talent right?!

I want to design some sort of notebook or something funky for a giveaway, maybe I will... that would be cool! I need to do a giveaway for my wonderful bloggie readers!

Can someone give me advice on how you go about giveaways?! Like how do you pick the winner?


What is your talent?



OceanDreams said...

I need to do a giveaway as well, so let me know what you come up with! My problem with talent is that I want to do too much and I need the motivation! You should write and become like Carrie Bradshaw the II, he he and write to your heart's content!

KekeLynn said...

I haven't done a giveaway yet, but I don't make anything cool like that either!

I wish you did make dream handbags though because I know you would give us bloggy peeps a discount!! =]

Lana said...

blogging is 'real' writing i think. just because it's free doesn't mean that people don't appreciate a well-crafted post :)

also, i'm planning on doing a giveaway soon and the method i was going to use would be to draw names out of a hat. you leave a comment on the post that you're interested in the giveaway and that gets you an entry, if you post and link to it on your blog that gets you a second entry. it seems to be about the fairest way i could think of to do things.

The Novelista Barista said...

oh true! that sounds fair. thanks!

Sonja said...

I agree with Lana! You're a creative writer and thats a talent! You can change peoples lives that way :)

The Novelista Barista said...

awe really! i hope so..

The Girl of Make Believe said...

I agree with Sonja, you certainly put a smile on my face every day :)

I write, I make cards, I've made a few websites for friends...but my main talent is 'always being right' haha. I joke.

Confessionelle said...

I think we are in the same boat. I wish I could draw, but I suck at it as well. I wish I could sew and know how to put clothing together because I have such great ideas and love to be creative. Maybe one day... :-D

I hope you have a wonderful day!! :-)

radiogael said...

Hey you.

First of all, I agree completely with lana and sonja. I think blogging is just as 'real' and skilful as any other form of writing.

Secondly, you work really hard, and clearly have a hectic life, so blogging is probably the most appropriate form of writing for you at the moment. You can collect stories and ideas, collate them and write about them in short form. Then when you have enough experience from your collective short writing, you can use all of what has accumulated to write a longer piece or whatever. That's what I'm doing.

Blogging sharpens your writing instincts and allows you to play with whatever forms you need to experiment with until you find what your really good at. Think of it as your notes that will someday make up a small part of your great work.


Miss Mercedes said...

This reminds me of a Napolean Dynamite (cuz I watched that stupid movie last night) quote:

"You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills."


I think you should choose a winner in a creative way (because this blog is so creative). a question and ask for comments. You choose say the three you like best and then let the bloggers vote (I say one vote per blogger to keep it fair...). That would be fun and would ensure the winner is someone who reads here consistently...

Anonymous said...

Whenever someone asked me about a talent, I simply said "I'm a writer." That's seemingly all I have. No musical skills, no artistics skills, nothing. I am a writer, through and through.

I guess I don't think that's a bad talent to have either.

Jill Pilgrim said...

My talents are limited to my uncanny ability to cry on command. And scowl whenever a camera is pointed in my direction. Skill, I tell you!

The Novelista Barista said...

LOL jill nice!

Elizabeth Marie said...

HA Jill!

Woman you ARE talented. Writing is a talent, "published" or not. And socializing dogs?! Are you kidding me, speaking to my heart! You saved their lives!!!

Giveaways...I always do stuff I love, that reflects me and my little bloggy.

nicopolitan said...

aside: Have I de-lurked myself yet? Hi, I'm Nico. :)


My talent: I'm a musician. Kind of a cop-out to that question, admittedly.

But for giveaways: What I usually see are comment based giveaways. You post the contest as a blog entry, and say you'll pick a random commenter to win, and then use to get a random number and associate that with the comments on that blog post (1 = 1st comment, 2 = second comment, and so on).

And of course, I'm giving you tips because I want to win that notebook myself. :)

The Novelista Barista said...

Hi Nico!!! awesome! being a musician is awesome :)
and thanks for the tips... now i have to go make one!!!

The Novelista Barista said...

@amindinmotown totally right.... im just afraid my writing isnt as good as some!

The Novelista Barista said...

Where can I get something published??

A "cheery" disposition said...

You have a great blog! And that quote I am a mother, a writer, a blogger... I love that! expect for the fact that I am not a mother either.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

Hello there, I haven't done a giveaway YET, I will. Soon. Promise. But lately, I've noticed that everybody's using this to pick the winner.. I haven't used it, but you might want to check it out. And yes, blogging is a talent ^^

The Novelista Barista said...

thanks ambar!

Lyr said...

I really like that last “quote” or whatever you call it. You should make an HTML for it so people can put it on their blog!!! My talent… I guess you could say is writing and photography?!?! Love writing though, always makes me feel better! :)

I have been wondering the same thing about giveaways. I have no idea how you do them… sorry, I’m not help!

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