Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Auer Agency

PRESS RELEASE
October 18, 2008

Meghan Wier, Writing for the Web is pleased to announce an new media partnership with Auer Agency, Sports Marketing and Design located in Charlotte, NC.

Auer Agency delivers graphic design, marketing / advertising solutions and custom apparel design services. Primarily a sports marketing company, the Auer Agency can do everything from designing a jersey for your cycling team, a brochure promoting your sporting event or a logo for a new product or service, Auer Agency can help you realize the possibilities.


Meghan Wier
Author -- Writer -- Web Consultant

Monday, October 27, 2008

News

A couple quick notes -- in an effort to make Confessions of an Introvert an absolutely FABULOUS book, the publisher has made the decision to move the release date back to Feb 2009. (Polishing and perfection take time people...)

I am admittedly disappointed that the release date won't be until next year... but I also understand. And hopefully the extra time will make the book a huge success.

Also on the subject of books: Wendy Gelberg has just published her book: The Successful Introvert, and despite not being able to get my book out before the x-mas holiday... Wendy was generous enough to consider me successful enough to quote throughout. Congrats to Wendy and I hope that you all get the chance to buy Wendy's book. It will make a great stocking stuffer!

-Meg

Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Website!

I am very excited to announce the launch of my newly designed and super snazzy website. This piece of art and technology married together in perfect harmony is credited to the genius of Fred Sexton of Charlotte Web Design company Mouse and Man.... shear genius I tell you.


Please check out meghanwier.com and send me your feedback. - Meg


Meghan Wier
Author -- Writer -- Web Consultant

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cycles: Staying busy, Catching up

It seems I always write about catching up, or being busy. It seems I am on that pattern: catch up, then get so busy I get behind, then catch up again. I suppose it is not a bad place to be. "Busy" indicates there is stuff to do. "Catching up" indicates being busy with things to do. I am sure that there was a time which I was bored, but I can't remember when that was. I can't remember a lot of things since I have been so busy.

I have a short list of accomplishments for the week. I got the car cleaned. I spent time with family, nuclear and extended. I wrote for several clients if not for myself. I booked a flight to Boulder in December where I were certainly not be able to catch up on any work, but I will most definitely be busy.

It seems that it is becoming necessary to admit that I am expecting. Expecting and expecting to be busy. I have become increasing busy with consuming food and as I write this I am eating my 10pm yogurt and big old bowl of fried potato snack. As you can guess this is what is making it necessary to point out that which is becoming obvious by my ballooning bump. On the up side the motherhood-induced insomnia was very lucrative last time in the form of increased productivity, (decreased quality of work, but increased amount of work accomplished...) <>

Speaking of which...

I am looking forward to my upcoming book launch - currently scheduled for December 1. I am anxious and eager to see this happen.

I have had the pleasure of working with the very talented Camine Pappas who owns C and Company - a business devoted to marketing home builders. I have been reading her blog and am most impressed. If only all the builders around the world listened to her, the world would be a better place -- and we would all live in awesome homes with meditation rooms and natural sunlight.

It seems that it is time to turn in for the evening. I have updated my Facebook about 10 times today and uploaded my contact database to Plaxo. I am getting caught up and procrastinating at the same time and since I am no longer staying busy with billable work -- I best get caught up with my sleep.



Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Rule of Threes

(Content borrowed from the useful, if not always entirely accurate Wikipedia)

The rule of three is a principle in English writing that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, (Should be!!) more satisfying, (definitely!) or more effective than other numbers of things...There were three musketeers, three little pigs, three billy goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the three bears, and Three Stooges.

A series of three is often used to create a progression in which the tension (I see a lot of that!) is created, then built up, and finally released.

Should be an awesome family vacation next summer as our family grows and grows and grows!


  • Three is the first odd prime number and the second smallest prime.
  • Three is both the first Fermat prime (22n + 1) and the first Mersenne prime (22 − 1), as well as the first lucky prime.
  • Three is the second Sophie Germain prime, the second Mersenne prime exponent, the second factorial prime (2! + 1), the second Lucas prime, the second Stern prime.
  • Three is the first unique prime due to the properties of its reciprocal.
  • Three is the aliquot sum of one number, the square number 4 and is the base of the 3-aliquot tree.
  • Three is the third Heegner number.
  • Three is the second triangular number and it is the only prime triangular number.
  • Three is the only prime which is one less than a perfect square. Any other number which is n2 − 1 for some integer n is not prime, since it is (n − 1)(n + 1). This is true for 3 as well, but in its case one of the factors is 1.
  • Three non-collinear points determine a plane and a circle.
  • Three is the fourth Fibonacci number and the third that is unique.
  • In the Perrin sequence, 3 is both the zeroth and third Perrin numbers.
  • Three is the fourth open meandric number.
  • Vulgar fractions with 3 in the denominator have a single digit repeating sequences in their decimal expansions, (.000..., .333..., .666...)
  • A natural number is divisible by three if the sum of its digits in base 10 is divisible by 3. For example, the number 21 is divisible by three (3 times 7) and the sum of its digits is 2 + 1 = 3. Because of this, the reverse of any number that is divisible by three (or indeed, any permutation of its digits) is also divisible by three. For instance, 1368 and its reverse 8631 are both divisible by three (and so are 1386, 3168, 3186, 3618, etc..).
  • A triangle is the most durable shape possible, the only "perfect" figure which if all endpoints have hinges will never change its shape unless the sides themselves are bent.
  • 3 is the only integer between e and π.
  • Three of the five regular polyhedra have triangular faces — the tetrahedron, the octahedron, and the icosahedron.
  • Three of the five regular polyhedra have vertices where three faces meet — the tetrahedron, the hexahedron (cube), and the dodecahedron.
  • Three different types of polygons comprise the faces of the five regular polyhedra — the triangle, the quadrilateral, and the pentagon.
  • There are only three distinct 4×4 panmagic squares.
  • Only three tetrahedral numbers are also perfect squares.

THREE.

Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Wells Fargo Wagon is a Coming Now...(?)

Stupid stupid musical theatre classes. I can't get this one out of my head. If you are living here in Charlotte this week... you know what I am talking about. If not... no worries, you need not stress about it--just enjoy the catchy tune and the interesting interpretation by what is clearly a bunch of theatre and film students with too much time on their hands.

Back to the point:

Is our money safe?

Will my friends have jobs?

Will the economy ever recover?

Here in Charlotte, we have been fairly insulated from the ups and downs of the housing market fall-out. That was until the mortgage crisis started closing banks. Charlotte has a disproportional number of people employed by banks. And while that has been good until now, I think that the next few months will be interesting. Feels a little like when Kodak started letting people go in Rochester.

All the more reason to be a professional blogger!

I have been working with Charlotte Smith on launching her new blog about dealing with weight and weight loss issues. Needless to say I am considering what I eat more and more these days. Charlotte is a life coach with a practical approach to helping people deal with emotional eating and life-long weight problems. She is, no doubt, a genius in her ability to get people to fully understand their food addictions and build healthy relationships with food.

Just the thought of that makes me crave potato chips and that yummy bacon dip sitting in my fridge. ---Lucky for me Charlotte would have no issue with that. She would just say "are you hungry?" and ask how I feel after eating that delicious snack. Of course I will probably feel bloated and icky and then just thinking about all that will be enough for me to make a nice salad for dinner instead. Bummer. Being a professional blogger has its pros: i.e. not being significantly affected by bank buy-outs and take-overs, and its cons: obsessing over radon mitigation, tooth enamel and wondering if I am really "hungry."

Other than that it was a absolutely BEAUTIFUL day in Charlotte with temps in the 80's and the sun filling the enormous Carolina sky. Can't beat that for October. Life is good.

(glad all my money in the stock market was gone during the last big drop.... none to lose, none to lose.)

-Meg
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www.meghanwier.com


Meghan Wier
Author Writer Web Consultant