Fight For Your Right… to Play
Normally, gentle readers, I would have a snappy, cheeky intro to kick off your weekend. This week, however, I have something far too important to share with you to make quips. This week’s kickoff to TGIF is 100% quip-free.
Here at Jugnoo, we’re big believers in the potential that young people possess, and we support any organization that helps them realize it to the fullest – which is why we partnered with Toronto’s Remix Project during Social Mix 2012, and why we’re so proud to be a part of another great initiative: Right to Play’s Global Youth Summit.
We, along with The Remix Project, are helping send two fantastic youth delegates, Beyo and Beza, to this event, and you’ll be able to follow their journey through our custom Global Youth Summit Social Hub. They’ll be blogging, tweeting and taking beautiful photos as they learn about public policy, and global action planning – all within the context of sports and leadership. In other words, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of tomorrow’s leaders as they head out on the adventure of a lifetime.
Follow their exclusive hashtag, #RightToPlayGYS, check in on their daily blog, or stop by our Facebook page for regular updates as they share their experiences and insights during this incredible initiative.
Photos Best Left Unposted, Redux
After all that seriousness, let’s head back to true Friday tone. Remember Matt’s wrestling uniform? My unfortunate mid-90′s hair? Please gaze upon this photo of Andrew Jenkins, Team Jugnoo, in a jaunty Cosby sweater, sporting a hairstyle he calls the ‘Ted Danson‘. I call it ‘The Onion Loaf’. Thanks for sharing, Andrew! And readers? You’re welcome.
What We Found Online: 100 Words Wins a Cat, Helen Cries With Joy
I am also proud to present an amazing new tool that will basically solve all of your blogging issues. No – scratch that. Just one.
Now, I have to admit that when we have Jugnoo users who say “I’d like to blog, sure… but how do I find the inspiration, the motivation, to produce an engaging blog?”, even a professional such as myself can come up a little dry. How do you tell people that sometimes I simply look at the ceiling, ask the Gods of the Internet to deliver me from writer’s block, and then eventually take a break with a hearty game of in-browser Pong. Never on company hours. Don’t judge me.
Enter Written? Kitten!, a website that generate a new photograph of a cat (the official animal of the internet) every time you hit 100 words.
If you ever wanted to dangle an appropriate carrot in front of this particular blogger, the promise of constantly refreshing feline photographs as I up my word count is a pretty good one.
On behalf of bloggers everywhere that are bereft of motivation, I thank you, Written? Kitten. You provided just the solution to a problem that has tortured me (and, I’m sure, many others) for a very long time.