My Life as a Dog

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bow Ties, They're Back!


Bow ties, they're back! And I couldn't be happier. Back in my high school days I was a fan of the bow tie. They were kind of hard to find back then. I remember being quite envious of a friend who had a collection that he got handed down from his grandfather. For a short while in the 80's they became a little easier to find. And then suddenly they fell out of favor again. I've held onto every bow tie I ever bought. So up until this last year I've had around 10. During the last few decades I never felt like wearing one. I've been pleased lately to see them in all the fashion blogs and not only that but you can actually find a great selection in stores around town. Those shown above are ones that I've added to my collection within the last year. This trend might be gone in another flash but I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts. 

Oh and BTW if you do not tie your own bow tie, shame on you! :) If you need help learning I'd be more than willing!




Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Power of Social Media


I have this little website for my photography business/hobby. It's called Borup Photography. Mostly I think family and friends have visited it to see whatever new photos I have been posting. Well apparently one of my friends pinned a photo via Pinterest that I took of my niece's hair when she got married last December. Since she initially pinned it, 23 other people have now pinned it and as a result my photography website started getting some serious traffic. You can see from the graph below that I went from very low numbers probably to sky-rocketing into the thousands. While the initial excite of that photo has worn off, my site visitor numbers are still up. It's just so crazy to me what one little photo can do. How on earth can I duplicate that?!

The Famous Hairdo Photo

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Find Your Greatness


If you've been watching the Olympics, you might have seen this Nike commercial. I love the message of it. Maybe we are not all designed to be Olympic athletes but we all have greatness in us. Greatness that allows us to surpass our own beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of doing. Find your greatness!