This never happens to jeff noel (knock on wood), but if it ever happens to you…
Quotista.com is Twitter for quotes
Quotista.com is a social networking site for quote lovers. The idea behind Quotista is to both share and discover interesting content through quotes. If you see a good quote in your home feed from an user with similar interest to yours, you’d be motivated to also read the book or article. Instead of directly linking to a long article on Twitter, you highlight the most relevant part with Quotista browser bookmarklet and share the Quotista link instead.
Quotista emphasises the social experience of quoting – you can follow other users, requote and comment quotes. Quotista is tightly integrated with Facebook and Twitter, using those you can create an account and in the future share your quotations automatically to those networks. If someone comments or likes your quote on Facebook the comment also appears in your quote feed on Quotista.
Quotista was founded during a Garage48.org boot camp event in Estonia in August 2010. The team behind it sees it as a cool quote collection to browse but also as a tool for writers. Next time you’re writing a blog post or creating another Powerpoint presentation, go to Quotista, according to them there really should be a quote for every occasion. Since all the quotes are crowd sourced then most of the quotes are a bit different from your ordinary “50 000 quotes about life” collections. Currently the most popular topics are quotes on inspiration and startups.
* Collect and organise your favourite quotes from any source:
* Blogs and websites
* Real life
* Follow other Quotistas to discover great new content.
* Requote and one click quote share to Facebook and Twitter.
* Use our browser bookmarklet to share web quotes with an ease.
Founder Jaana emailed me recently and I finally registered today. You can use Facebook or Twitter to register for free. Amazing social platform for quote lovers.
Was I having a midlife crisis moment a few days ago while sitting in the pew at Church, listening to our inspiring Priest?
Nope. It was a midlife celebration moment. It filled me with joy and went something like this:
Lately, I’ve been questioning the percentage of time I write about serious and deep stuff on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
That’s when the revelation came.
My ability to think deeply and profoundly is either innate or highly developed. My ability to laugh is similar. But reading my entries, you’d think I was just a serious person only.
And then something else happened. The realization that I can turn on a dime and go completely comical.
And then this thought. How many can turn on a dime and go deep and profound?
Finally, the question of is one better than the other? No. It’s not about better. It’s about balance.
And, it’s about preparation. Mid Life is something that can be planned for and joyful.
Being serious, profound and deep, is a world-class way to be ready for mid life.
Mid Life learning:
“We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from avantage – and indeed perhaps more”. — Pearl S. Buck
Maybe. Maybe not. What do you think? Many mid life adults are too busy to even contemplate this kind of thinking. I know full well the medicinal affects of a busy schedule. It can be used as a shield to protect us from painful truths.
“In youth we learn; in age we understand”. — Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
Mid Life learning? Maybe. Maybe not.
Mid Life Crisis Choices?
Yes. There are choices all day, every day. Like yesterday, when I posted about the person making snide remarks. My patience was quickly evaporating by the lack of what I would call “personal respect”.
There was a mid life crisis moment of choice – take the high road or take the low road.
So all I can hope to do is make good mid life crisis choices when I’m faced with the high road or the low road. Always take the high road. It’s uphill and more work. But the view is spectacular.
Mid Life Fanatic. Why yes, yes I am.
Why wouldn’t anyone want to be a mid life fanatic? Actually, why wouldn’t anyone want to be fanatical about life? Period.
Fanatical. Defined as excessive enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is just another word for attitude. Attitude is up to you. No one else. Period.
We get one chance to have enthusiasm. It’s the time between our birth and our death.
Ya with me? Seriously. Are you with me? Carpe diem 🙂