Archive for November, 2011

November 25, 2011

How to Wear Bracelets and Bangles in 2011/2012

by Kat

The trend for bracelets and bangles this year is stacking.  No matter what your preference is in jewelry, stacking bracelets has become a fabulous trend.  This year, while the recession remains at a stand still, is the year to stock up on small (less costly) bracelets. Chunky bracelets are still fun and you will still find them; however, the thinner smaller bracelets are on the rise. 

This photo shows a combination of leather and silver. Pairing together different texture combinations adds depth.  Stacked bracelets can be worn with casual clothes, or you can dress them up.  Leather and chain bracelets are big for 2011/2012. Wrap around leather bracelets are the big hit this year. The more bangles you stack on one arm, the more glamorous you become. There are so many styles and colors to choose from, you could have a different look each day.

Before you run out shopping, visit your jewelry box and pair together a few bangles and bracelets that you already have. You can pair a silver chain with just about anything to dress up your look.  If you do not have a leather bracelet, perhaps you have a wooden one. It’s cost effective to turn what is old into what is new, so stacking bracelets is a thrifty way to stay in style.

November 24, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

by darkjade68

I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to Kate over at Signature a la Mode who recently Awarded The Dark Globe with the Versatile Blogger Award.

And also take this moment to Congratulate the Current Contributors/Authors of our Site, who this Award Collectively Belongs to.

Because we are a Collaborative Artists Site, we will not partake in the Passing on of this Award, however I thought it might be an opportune time to Introduce both our Current Contributors, as well as our Readers, to all that Follow our site.

Our Authors and/or Contributors;

Editor/Writer/Site Creator – DarkJade;

DarkJade Created his First Blog The Written Word back on August 18th, 2011. He Created The Written Word with the Notion of getting himself in the habit of Writing on a Daily Basis, as well as getting feedback from Readers, in hopes to get some Perspective on how his Writing was being Received. The Written Word was, and is, successful in his mind, as now he’s been Writing something every single day since it’s inception, as well as getting enough feedback to feel that he is able to reach at least some audience. Some seven weeks later, he created his Second Blog One Knight (Site), as a place where he could work Specifically on “One Knight” (Story), a Childhood Novel Concept. In Addition to his Story, he also invited several Guest Writer’s, or as he calls them “Writer’s of the Realm”, to add Additional Original Work to the Site. To learn more about DarkJade, you can also read About The Author on his Main Blog, The Written Word.

Photographer – Mark; Mark is a Great Photographer I found over at Mark – Photoblog. He has made some great Contributions already to the Site.

Writer – Quill; I came across Quill on her The Quill Wielder Site. Quill is a very Talented and Spirited Writer, and has made a Great Deal of Contributions to the Site.

Writer – Pdk; This is the Second Blog that Pdk has Worked with me on, as he is also one of my Writers over on my One Knight Site. I Orginally Found Him on his Site Simple Observations Pdk is a very, very, Strong Writer. Just about anything he Writes, is worth taking a look at. He also has made many Contributions already to the Site.

Writer – Taurean; Taurean is a very Down To Earth, Wise and Intuitive Writer I found over at Nothing To Read Here.

Writer – Felicity-Zara Stewart; Felicity of Eat, Sleep, Write, Repeat is an extremely Prolific, and Fascinating Writer. I look forward having her Talent and Passion for Writing on our Crew.

Writer – Pete; Well, come on, we all know Pete, Right? Pete is a Writer I’ve also worked with, as he is also one of my One Knight Site Writers. Pete is most Renowned for his Blog Evolution of Insanity, the Day to Day Life of the More than Common Man, lol. But he’s also recently Flexed his Creative Writing Muscles with both his Twist of Hate Blog, as well as his One Knight Site Contributions, Insanity’s Ascension. The guy is a Writer, through and through, and I am glad to have him in our Crew.

Writer – Maze – Maze inquired about Writing/Posting for the Site, and after looking at his Blog Over The Maze, I’d say he’ll add a nice Flare to our Group of Writers and Photographers. Glad to have em.

Writer – Kymlee – I’ve always been Impressed with Kymlee’s Site, and Music, and she’s agreed to join our Crew of Writers. Glad to have her in our Crew.

Writer – Kate – Kate over at Signature a la Mode has been following The Dark Globe, and expressed an interest in being an Author on the Site. I took a look at her Blog, and it is quite good. Welcome to the Crew Kate.

In case you’re interested in who else is following The Dark Globe, I thought I’d go ahead and supply a list of links to their sites.

Our Followers;

The Wild Pomegranate

Photographical Moments – This Guy has Great Photo’s


Magsx2’s Blog

The Writer in the Woods

Maggies Photography

Lyric SnapShot

The Cosmic Carousel



Manchester LAB




In addition to these Followers Above, Our Collaborators/Authors also follow the site, but their Links are already listed in the Collaborators/Author portion of this post.

Congrats again Contributors for this Award, and Thank You Followers for joining on this Collaborative Artsitic Effort…

We Truly Appreciate it

Oh and, Happy Thanksgiving to those that are partaking in that Holiday.


November 23, 2011

Marketing Tip for Self-Publishers

by quillwielder

Something I’ve found to be a constant for all writers who self-publish is the hardships of marketing. Over on my blog: Quill Wielder I have been thinking about creating a book of short stories to be self-published.

The idea first came when I realised that I had a draw full of short stories that were doing nothing but taking up space. I hadn’t thought about doing anything with them because most publishers won’t even consider publishing a  book of short stories and I’m foremost a novelist.

So I thought to myself: Why not self-publish my short stories? This is a great way to get yourself known in the writing world. People can read your short stories and if they like them they might be more likely to consider buying your novel because they’ve read you before.

After some advice from some of my writing/ blogging friends I’ve decided to release one short story for free and then sell the ebook for $0.99. You can’t feel bad about selling short stories for free or $0.99 when you know they would otherwise be covered in dust. It also helps to remember that I got into the writing game to write and not for the money.

Marketing is the toughest part of being a published writer. I’ve said it before: writing is easy, getting people to buy what you’ve written is the hard part. So this is just an idea for authors to try to get their work more exposure.

Though I don’t know helpful it will be for me as my short stories tend to be about real life and my novels are fantasy, but I guess if people like my style that crosses over no matter what.