Tips… Helpful hints… Who doesn’t turn to the Internet for a little advice these days? But I’m starting to suspect the demand for know-how is greater than the information online that’s actually… oh… not so obvious that a street-savvy Pomeranian couldn’t figure it out.
Or write it.
Like an article I read recently on Yahoo HotJobs. In “What the Boss’ Body Language Says,” author Pat Mayfield lets us know that the boss MIGHT NOT LIKE YOU if s/he:
- In groups, avoids you, sits with others, or does not introduce you.
- Does not look at you; has a cold, glaring, staring, or glazed-over look.
- Raises one eyebrow as if in disbelief or doubt.
- Jaw muscles are clenched, and temple or neck veins throb.
- Smile is stiff and forced.
- Points or wags his or her finger aggressively.
That an angry, finger-waving, forced-smiling, vein-throbbing, glaring, staring, doubting, ducking manager-type MIGHT NOT be sending you flowers and chockies along with your next paycheck? GOSH, but it’s so SUBTLE! Thank goodness we had this article!
(I was actually surprised “Gives you the pink-slip” wasn’t on the list.)
Of course, I’m also not a nationally-published advice columnist, or self-employed business consultant, so what do I know?
Which got me thinking. Perhaps I’m just not taking advantage of an important writing market. So I’ve compiled a list of possible topics that I feel might make a real splash on the internet how-to feature circuit. They include:
“Protecting Yourself from Home Invasion: Ten Steps to Locking the Door.”So what do you all think? Am I headed for a bright and shiny future in the-- ?
“Why I Started Surfing at the Ocean: A Learning Experience.”
“How to Increase Your SEO by 100%-- If You Currently Have No Website.”
"Teach Yourself the Kazoo in Just Five Minutes a Day."
“He’s Just Not That Into You: Why That Restraining Order Really DOES Affect Your Relationship.”
Oh... sorry. Gotta go. My Pomeranian needs to use the computer; deadline, you know.
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