Winning / Selling Slogans

Slogan = Motto = Catchphrase = Tagline

Tinkering with the old Triple Threat Investigation Agency logo got me checking out logo-oriented sites.  I found one where you enter words and pick symbols, and—voilà—it speedily designs a few . . . at a cost, of course.

I haven’t attained the right mix/look yet, so no purchase has been made.  Not sure if that will happen, either.  For now, I’m going to continue playing around to see if I can create my own eye-catching and memorable logo.

While on said site, it requested I enter a slogan.  . . . A slogan?  A phrase that expresses the objective(s) or essence of a business.  A marketing—selling—component.  <bleep>  Why didn’t I think of that?!  <LOL>

Regardless of the business, a straightforward (clear) slogan has to capture the mission, commitment/guarantee, and brand.  It should be appealing and unforgettable, and short and sweet (five words tops, it’s been said).  Easy-peasy?  Hell no.

More searching ensued and I came across a blurb about “slogan generators”.  There are a few free ones.  Tried a couple.  Oof.  Maybe one has to go with a paid service, because the free ones weren’t offering anything remotely good (to be fair and kind, I won’t provide names).

Dick, shamus, gumshoe were synonyms for private investigator back when.  I have to admit, I kind of like them (but then I love those old B&W movies with the cheesy dialog).  Do they resonate with today’s readers?  Probably not, but—to use JJ’s favorite phrase—never say never.

Here are some.  Please, do feel free to provide input; I’d very much welcome it.

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Not bad, not great, but a decent start.  . . . Better pull on the ol’ creativity cap and think some more.

To Breathe or Not to Breathe

That is not the question, but a must.  <LOL>  Managed to catch a nasty cold, which is evolving into a cough.  Breathing is a challenge.  I’m walking around smelling like essence de Vicks, with mind in automaton mode, and body parts screaming for analgesic cream and chiro sessions.

Still, somehow, I’m managing to get blogging/writing things done.  Working here and there on the fourth in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, “HA-HA-HA-HA”.  Have taken a step to finding a new cover designer, but have a way to go.  Haven’t yet formatted “Forever Poi” (had hoped that someone else would long ago have done it, as requested numerous times but, alas, has not).  That’s okay.  Sometimes it’s a good thing when something doesn’t work out.  Know what I mean?

My first official post of 2019 is a tribute to the name of my blog in that it’s a “grab-bag” of thoughts and plans, yet much ado about nothing . . . though perhaps not as comedic, if at all (I am sick, after all).  <sniffle, snort, snuffle>  [Hmm, there’s a poem in that.]wpredboxuse3

On the posting roster is sharing 25 unknown facts about myself.  Maybe this’ll be of little interest to readers, but it’ll serve as a useful personal purge.  Expect that shortly.

Am definitely keeping an eye open for new pics for my blog and Facebook page.  Taking those little baby steps I used to write about back when.  Better to reach that final destination painstakingly slowly—and safely—than take a few [painful] headers along the way.

. . . Is it just me or does this first week of January feel like it should be the last one?  Time soared like a hawk pursuing prey, then suddenly slowed like syrup poured at a mid-December Montana picnic.  Can you spell y-a-w-n?

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Say, here’s something not yet done.  What would you, fellow bloggers and writers, and followers, like to see on this blog?  Continued writing/editing advice?  More frequent reviews (than once every four months)?  Excerpts from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency mystery series?  Personal thoughtszzzzzzzz?  <LOL>  I’m open to suggestions so, please, suggest away!

On that note, my friends, my cold and I bid you <achoo> adieu.  Stay healthy; be well.

Hump Day

Silly name, Hump Day.  Get it.  Still silly.

So the tour’s over . . . and I’ve no more daily tour-update posts.  Back to the regular routine of posting Wednesdays and weekends.

Two takeaways: find a new cover designer to give the Triple Threat Investigation Agency books a new [appealing] look and not call Cash “Aloha Shirt Man”.  <LOL>  Okay, okay, there were a few more takeaways and I’m most grateful for them.  Thank you again, everyone.

On that note, I bid you a lovely Hump Day.  May it be a pleasant and positive one!

Aloha!

Hula for Present Blog Post

 

 

Thank you !!!

Yesterday was the last day of the Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? book-blog tour (although it was a “didn’t happen”, but that’s fine).  What fun . . . and eye-opening.  I have some “must-dos” for January.  <LOL>

Thank you to all those amazing bloggers and reviewers who had the gals from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency trio (JJ, Rey, and Linda) and me drop by –  and a huge hug of gratitude to Jina S. Bazzar, who organized everything!

Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!

Day 16 (Dec 16): https://swiftcoffee.blog

Yesterday, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? (the second Triple Threat Investigation Agency series featuring private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda) was featured on Dora’s comfy-cozy blog, https://swiftcoffee.blog.

This fairly new-to-the-scenes doctor (as in recently graduated) loves books—and often reviews them with a hot drink in hand.  “A coffee always gives an excuse to make myself a little time to write a quick review about the book I’ve recently read.  I like the idea that my readers could have the same experience reading them!”

A self- professed literary omnivore, Dora reads [reviews] all types of books as long as the quality is there; the only ones she doesn’t touch are children’s books and audiobooks.  There’s also a neat rating system; you’ll have to visit her blog, though, to find out more.

(. . . Another wholehearted thank-you to Dora for the wonderful review and upfront feedback.)

Day 15 (Dec 15): www.edenisebillups.com

Yesterday, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? (the second Triple Threat Investigation Agency series featuring private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda) was showcased on E. Denise Billups’ awesome blog, www.edenisebillups.com.

Denise is a dancer, writer, and blogger (among other things), who believes: “Knowledge is a powerful thing, and I’ve always believed sharing might improve someone else’s life”.  I really like that.  We need more sharing in the world—teaching, guiding, supporting one another.

She’s into vegan living (hurrah!) and reviewing books, as well as writing her own.  I had the pleasure of reviewing Kalorama Road not that long ago.  This contemporary, paranormal suspense novel it will keep you riveted.

I urge you to check out her awesome blog at www.edenisebillups.com.

Day 14 (Dec 14): www.misshoneybug.wordpress.com

Yesterday, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? (the second Triple Threat Investigation Agency series featuring private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda) was highlighted on Alicia’s cute blog, www.misshoneybug.wordpress.com.  How can you not smile when you’re told: “So far, my posts are freshly baked with love on the same day they go out”.

She readily admits that, being new to blogging, she finds it bit intimidating.  I get that—I still do.  Alicia also advises that while she reads for entertainment purposes, she also does so to expand her mind.  I like that, just as I like the fact that she’s “open to new ideas and new writers and most definitely not wedded to any particular genre or range of authors”.  You have to admire that candor, just as you do this: “I believe books are like people, you wouldn’t like someone calling you a 1-star person right? unless it is on your forehead and the teacher gave it to you.”   <LOL>

One last thing—because you really should visit her blog—is that Alicia’s into handcrafts and making art, as well.  Drop by soon!

 

Pulled into a Rest Stop

Good morning.

Another “no show” occurred re the Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? e-book blog tour.  That’s okay.  Things happen.

Three more days to go.  It was fun.  The gals from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency were/are thrilled (as I am, which goes without saying).

To those that had us visit, I/we can’t say thanks enough.

Here’s to a splendid weekend, everyone.  God bless.

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Dec 12 (Dec 12): www.booksanddachshunds.wordpress.com

Yesterday, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? (the second Triple Threat Investigation Agency series featuring private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda) was highlighted on Kristina’s lovely blog, www.booksanddachshunds.wordpress.com.

Kristina, who [also] hails from Canada, used to blog solely about “bookish stuff”, but has expanded now that she has beau Alex in her life.  She’s expanded to include blogging and video games, and whatever else tickles her fancy.  Alex, as an FYI, has joined in the fun and posts twice a week.

Our blogger is “owned” by two dachshunds—smooth dapples—Kafei and Sheik.  As an FYI, these cute little poochies are my favorite breed!  (God willing, one day I’ll be able to cease drooling and fawning over those I meet on the street because I’ll have a dachshund of my own.)

I love that she’s so dedicated that she provides days and time for postings.  <LOL>  Please check out her winning blog featuring books, blogging and more!

 

Day 11 (Dec 11): www.sophrilreads.com

Yesterday, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? (the second Triple Threat Investigation Agency series featuring private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda) was showcased on Mary’s cozy blog, www.sophrilreads.com.

Mary escapes into books (primarily Young Adult and Fantasy) with tea in hand.  A reviewer, she advises that “I am new to this so please be patient”.  Honesty is a refreshing thing.

If you enjoy reading book reviews, do visit her nicely, neatly-arranged blog (I feel a need to do some serious “spring cleaning” with mine when I view hers): they’re well-written, clear-cut, and wonderfully candid.

Thank you Mary!