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1. Photos of Numbers
Photos of Numbers
I'm hunting every number from 1 to 100. It's great fun, and it's improving my photography skills. My latest find is below, followed by all shots so far in numeric order. I have a few doubles. Your vote in my polls will help me decide which pics to use. Someone has suggested I produce a book tha...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
2. Cartoon Sheep
Cartoon Sheep
A gallery of original, offbeat, surreal sheep (and other) cartoons. Great entertainment for the whole family (except the kids). Cecil the Sheep has been with me for over 20 years. In that time, he and partner Celia have had many exciting experiences. There are dozens of Cecil the Sheep drawings...
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:35
3. Photos of Letters
Photos of Letters
I've had heaps of fun photographing numbers (see link below). Now I'm trying my hand at letters. My latest find is below, followed by all photos to date in, um, alphabetical order. Let me know what you think!
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:31
4. Why You Need A Copywriter
Why You Need A Copywriter
Every communication builds or erodes your brand. There's no middle ground. Rather than TELL you why you need a professional copywriter for your communications, I'm going to SHOW you. With realio trulio photos from the field. Enjoy these blunders. Then visit my website (link below) to make YOUR...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:43:25
5. Google AdWords & AdSense - an introduction
Google AdWords & AdSense - an introduction
Google's informal (infernal?) motto is 'Don't be evil'. Opinions vary as to how well they're doing. Though this benevolent dictator has deemed me terminally evil for one purpose (AdSense), I've lately found I'm not too evil for another (AdWords). Like Dante, therefore, I'm qualified to give som...
Internet - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:50:27
6. Social Media
Social Media
This lens contains questions and answers about blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media (Web 2.0) applications. My clients are getting very interested in this stuff. Rather than repeat myself 100 times, I've created this lens so they (and you) can learn at leisure. At this stage, I'm...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:45:10
7. Fran The Feral Faerie
Fran The Feral Faerie
This is a short treatment for a book I plan to write. It tumbled out of me one day, fast & clear, like a stream. It was great fun to link all the corporate jargon I'd encountered to in my HR career to the ephemeral world of the wee folk. The characters fairly wrote themselves, which is always a...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:43:40
8. Sole Trader Christmas Party
Sole Trader Christmas Party
I work alone from my home office. Running your own business is great, but it can make you a bit paranoid. Last year was tough and, as my only employee, I really carried the can. When December came, I felt a party was needed to reward effort and boost morale.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:01:17
9. My Early Life
My Early Life
This lens is a test bed for some new things I'm trying. It's therefore very much a work in progress. If it works, it could turn out rather special. Meanwhile, please forgive the mess! :) [Here are a few extra lines, to satisfy the new Squidoo requirement for fuller introductions. As a copywri...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:43:26
10. Photos of Portals
Photos of Portals
One door closes, another opens. Or not. When I see an interesting portal, I photograph it. Here are my best portal photos, assembled for you to peruse and ponder. Some are whimsical. Some are fun. And some are even haunting. I hope you enjoy this gallery and warmly welcome your comments.
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:45
11. Trophy Wife
Trophy Wife
As a young man of limited means and charm, I thought I had no hope of marrying a trophy wife. However, Fortune smiled on me one day and I received the chance to pursue and marry the woman of my dreams. This lens contains tips and information to help you source, attract and retain a life partner...
Culture & Society - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:13:22
12. Jeparit
Jeparit
The small country town of Jeparit is a fascinating Australian location, rich in history but dying of thirst. Though Jeparit is the birthplace of Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, Jeparit is suffering chronic and acute stress from lack of rain. Welcome to a striking...
Travel & Places - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
13. Poems by Paul Hassing
Poems by Paul Hassing
Here you'll find a collection of poems I've written over the years. Most were created at times of intense emotion: love, fear, grief, anger - you know the drill! The full spectrum of human emotion, wrought in words. I hope you enjoy them and warmly welcome your comments.
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:45
14. Photos of Yellow
Photos of Yellow
I like yellow, but find it harder to photograph than other colours. This lens is designed help me get better while entertaining you. Once you go walking with a camera and a goal, it's amazing what you find (and where). I hope you enjoy the adventure.
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:14:35
15. Photos of Red
Photos of Red
I like red things. How about you? Buoyed by kind comments from readers of my other photo lenses (links below), I'm tabling my red photos. Here they are, for your utility and pleasure. Check back often, as this hot collation is sure to fire!
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:50:28
16. Photos of Blue
Photos of Blue
I'm very fond of blue. And you? Buoyed by kind comments from readers of my other photo lenses, I've decided to table all my blue shots. Here they are, for your utility and pleasure. Check back often, as this collection is sure to grow!
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
17. Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing
Unearthed during freeway excavations, this well-preserved site is of incalculable archaeological significance to fly fishers and laypeople alike. This lens illustrates a field trip to the site by dilettante Team Leader Paul Hassing and his fearless Research Assistants Graham & Omaha. Battling h...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:12:22
18. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Another Squidoo lens by Paul Hassing. Graham the Jack Russell Terrier (on the right) is a girl doggie. We got the name before we got the dog. But she has adapted well and lives a full, happy life with her daughter Omaha (left).
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:01:19
19. World's Best Muesli
World's Best Muesli
Muesli: it's hard enough to eat; how hard is it to make? Here's a quick small business owner's guide - inspired by the triumphs and travails of Australian foodie Flip Shelton. The story is true. And the muesli is delicious. Let's eat!
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:31
20. Photos of Green
Photos of Green
I'm greatly attracted to green things. How about you? Buoyed by kind comments from readers of my other photo lenses, I'm tabling all my green shots. Here they are, for your utility and pleasure. Check back often, as this verdant collection is sure to grow!
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:32
21. Business Tenders
Business Tenders
Large, lucrative (especially government) tenders can seem the holy grail of business. Get one and you're set. Bidding for tenders, however, is tricky. In addition to the myriad draconian requirements of the fat tender document itself, there are unwritten laws of an even harsher hue. Below are t...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:43
22. Work Life Balance
Work Life Balance
This is another small business owner post from Paul Hassing. Some people hate their work. Some like it, but seek to balance it with life. For others, work and play are one. I imagine the third group is happiest and healthiest, but I'd like to know.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:43
23. Murphy's War
Murphy's War
Another Squidoo lens by Paul Hassing. Murphy's War was a good book and a great film. With Peter O Toole on board, it couldn't be much else. This lens is a quick introduction to the work. See what you think!
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
24. Mission Statements
Mission Statements
Another Squidoo lens by Paul Hassing. I'm a business communications copywriter. Last quarter, two clients asked me to optimise their mission, vision and values (MVV) statements. Here's what I learned from the process.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
25. feedback to the future
feedback to the future
I often say criticism is the surest, shortest path to excellence. I always ask clients for feedback when delivering work, but I only realised on my weekend away that I seldom seek it afterwards via follow up. I now see that I'm doing my clients a disservice. I may even be thwarting income and gro...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
26. Twitter Truths
Twitter Truths
Having clocked two years and 16,000 followers on Twitter, I felt I should report my learnings. At first I thought I'd just cover basic stuff (e.g. who to follow, how to list, behaviours to avoid). Then I realised Twitter 'truths' were far more important than Twitter 'tips'. It seems impossible...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
27. Payment Terms
Payment Terms
When I founded the Empire, payment terms gave me more grief than my quest for clients. It was only my mentors' patient advice that helped me resolve this angst and realise the world of business isn't always fair. In these present interesting times, however, one client has pierced my cocoon of tr...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
28. The Blue Boat
The Blue Boat
When I worked for ad agencies, I heard of a client-wrangling device called 'the blue boat'. Though I never saw it in action, this wicked concept delighted my dark side. Have a read and see what you think ...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:47:37
29. Stop Unsolicited Faxes
Stop Unsolicited Faxes
Pythagoras said, 'In anger we should refrain both from speech and action'. Someone else said, 'Never send a message in anger'. But they never had to struggle from sleep, stumble down the hall and switch their printer to fax mode - just to receive an unsolicited 10% OFF!!! toner cartridge offer.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:31
30. Courtyard Garden
Courtyard Garden
At only 4 m x 6 m, our courtyard garden is tiny. But Nature can cram a lot of drama into a small space! Over the last ten years, I've recorded the trials and triumphs of the many things that have lived in or visited this little corner of the world. From sick fish to dueling insects to sun-warmed...
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:12:04
31. Business Directory Scam
Business Directory Scam
Recently my friend thwarted a costly deceit from a corporate reference book publisher. I tell the tale in case they try the same stunt on your business. [Looks like The System wants me to add another line. Here it is!]
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
32. Copywriting Tips
Copywriting Tips
This lens contains questions and answers on writing, editing and proofreading. My clients have taught me much over the years. And vice versa. I've created this resource so they (and you) can learn at leisure. At this stage, I'm just posting queries and responses as they arise. Down the track, ...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
33. Photos of Words
Photos of Words
Photos of words. That's it. Read on! [Well, I was going to leave it there as a nice, pithy intro. But the Squidoo system has recently taken to demanding more content in this section. So, to stop this highly ranked lens going offline, I'm padding. This is particularly difficult for me, as I'm a c...
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:45:10
34. T-Shirts
T-Shirts
REMO is like CafePress & Zazzle, but with more heart & intellect. It's a fun, easy & lucrative way to design, buy & sell high quality t-shirts & other products. In my first two months, I created around 100 designs & made $47.78. I'm now ranked No. 4 in the system. This lens charts my journey, s...
Entertainment & Media - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:43:41
35. Self Employment
Self Employment
Contrary to TV nirvana, family affairs can be vexed. And when children choose different paths to their parents', the relative thickness of blood doesn't stint its flow. This has been a big issue for my small business. I'm keen to know if you think I'm a spoilt brat or part of a statistically r...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:12:37
36. Improve Your Business
Improve Your Business
However much you love your business, familiarity can deaden your senses to its merits and flaws. To optimise your operation, therefore, the unbiased eyes of first-time visitors are an essential (and inexpensive) tool. Here are some handy lessons from the (very) real world of running a pub/bar/h...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:33
37. Learn to Lead
Learn to Lead
This is a simple, proven guide for those who have been, will be or wish to be promoted. It's been said that if you walk with two people, you should be able to teach one and learn from the other. This dual talent is the hallmark of a leader. But not everyone 'gets' the second part. Seeking help...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:12:37
38. Terms of Business
Terms of Business
When I founded the Empire, payment terms gave me more grief than my quest for clients. It was only my mentors' patient advice that helped me resolve this angst and realise the world of business isn't always fair. In these present interesting times, however, one client has pierced my cocoon of t...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
39. Leverage
Leverage
I'm mighty impressed with my client, Naomi Oakley, from U-NOME Security Services. When she got on national television the other week, she chased up the footage and got her IT boffin to put it front and centre on her website. Though the word 'leverage' has been done to death, this is its true me...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
40. Backup
Backup
I usually spend hours perfecting these lenses, but today I'm not feeling at all well. I've also got some crushing work deadlines. What's more, my brilliant IT guys have prepared my new website ahead of time and they're waiting for my fresh words and pictures. I hope the brevity of this post un...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
41. Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping
I don't use MYOB. I have other software, having seized a one-year-free deal without knowing what it meant. I now pay for updates each year that cost more than the original program. Worse, I chose a version to handle five staff, who all had to go when my No. 1 client ditched me retrospectively. ...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
42. Photo
Photo
A wide range of original, artistic digital photographs captured by Paul Hassing. A description accompanies each image to help you appreciate the world like never before! These varied shots showcase the range and power of the fabulous new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (also known as TZ10).
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
43. Product Recall
Product Recall
Poison pet food. Faulty car brakes. Flammable fans. If a customer found a potentially lethal problem with your product, would you want to know? If so, how badly? One might think such information would be highly prized. But is it?
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
44. iStockphoto
iStockphoto
When I read the quote for my new website, I got a fright. It said something like 'pictures not included'. Last time I worked in a creative studio, clients were charged up to $150 per picture (pic). I needed nine. Fortunately, much has changed in recent years. Enter iStockphoto ...
Internet - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:39
45. Copywriter Confessions
Copywriter Confessions
Council money is ratepayer money; our money. I've found a way to save Australian local councils a total of six million dollars per year, every year, forever. That's six million bucks of extra trees, bike paths, meals on wheels, youth centres, child care places - whatever you like. My plan is sim...
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:02
46. Overworked
Overworked
Easter's coming. I think. Apart from the buns I can't tell. I work six days every week; seven if I can get away with it. This makes each day pretty much like the next. Weekends mean rising at seven instead of six. Public holidays mean my wife's home. Christmas means less traffic. Vacations come ...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:36
47. Speaking English
Speaking English
I owe my existence to migration, so I'm a fan. From potatoes to pine trees, monoculture is neither robust nor interesting. I think Australia is lucky in its multiculturalism. That said, I'd like to talk language.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:44
48. Building a Business Website
Building a Business Website
Today I commissioned a $2500, scorched-earth rebuild of my entire business website. I expected a faint pang of apprehension at this point; now that it's here, I'm downright scared. I've written dozens of sites for clients, but this is different. It's my site, my brand, my business and my money...
Computers & Electronics - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:44
49. Make The Most of Change
Make The Most of Change
As we live these interesting times, it's important to watch what we read, think and do. For our thoughts and deeds greatly impact our business and personal affairs. Don't believe me? Read this true tale!
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:04:44
50. Australian Rules Football
Australian Rules Football
I used to like Australian Rules Football (Aussie Rules Footy) but now I don't. By not liking the game or having a favourite team, I was able to record elements of a grand final event at Collingwood's Victoria Park home ground with dispassion. Fans will know which match this was. Others won't car...
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:02:38
51. Business Tax Deductions
Business Tax Deductions
Another Squidoo lens by Paul Hassing. Over the years, I've peppered my accountant with (mostly outrageous) questions about what I can legally claim against my business income to minimise my tax. My learnings are summarised below.
Business & Work - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:03:37

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