Ah, small businesses. We all love to support them and help their businesses to become a success. We see them as friendlier and more personal than a big company. Everyone loves an underdog, right?
Instaprint recently carried out a small business survey. The results are interesting, so take a look!
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Everyone loves and hates Monopoly. I remember wanting to play it but also getting so annoyed and bored with how long it takes. How about a themed version for a bit of fun?
I went to a bar launch a few weeks ago and I loved that they had a big ice ball in one of the whiskey cocktails. This death star ice mould is perfect and I’m actually tempted to buy myself a couple!
Lighters are always useful, whether you smoke or not for lighting candles or a manly fire. Or something like that.
Again with the Star Wars theme – light up chop sticks?
These virtual reality headsets look like loads of fun! I’d love to try one out and I bet any guy would, too.
Winter is coming has to be one of the most said phrases on Game of Thrones. Apart from ‘A Lannister always pays his debts’. Love this chopping board!
What ideas do you have for geeky men?
I know what you’re thinking – I said I was going to cancel the box.
Well, I DID CANCEL IT. But I guess they took the payment before I stopped the direct debit, because I had this box delivered to me over the weekend.
So let’s blog it.
The leaflet with the descriptions on doesn’t say anything about the individual products, which is annoying as if you don’t know what they’re from, it’s hard to talk about it!
That’s one of the annoying things about SuperLoot, it’s so inconsistent with the leaflet. Sometimes it’s coloured, sometimes it’s a black and white photocopy. Some have descriptions, some don’t. So yeah, I’ve cancelled this now but thought I would show it anyway!
Let’s see the goods then:
- A Drax the Destroywer quote t-shirt.
- Darkside skittles.
- A Guardians of the Galaxy tape keyring.
- Dr Who cards.
- A Superman figure.
- A wind-up and walk Star Wars figure.
Haha, okay. I know I’ve been saying this for months, but I am going to cancel this subscription as soon as I’ve finished this post! I love getting a fun box of treats, but if I’m honest, I have nothing to do with it after I’ve posted so it’s not really worth £17.99!
Let’s see what was in this box:
- LMAO Mug. I actually already own on of these that says LOL!
- A ZX Spectrum in keyboard form. I dunno wha that is.
- A Tron car. Also don’t know.
- A DOOM T-shirt. Which I love because even though this is not the point, my favourite word is doom.
- Some SWEETS el viagra es con receta.
So this box wasn’t as good as last months. Last months box made me want to keep on getting it! But I need to stop this madness now haha.
A couple of weeks ago, Instagram made an announcement that it would be changing the way it displays photos on your timeline. Currently, Instagram displays posts in chronological order. In the announcement, they say that the average user misses around 70% of their feed, so to make sure users don’t miss out on the content they like to see the most, they’ll be displaying posts the order that it thinks you want to see the most, based on how you interact on Instagram. This can be based on your relationship with someone, or who you interacts on certain posts.
It’s been rumoured that these changes will happen tomorrow. All today, all I’ve seen in my feed is people asking their followers to ‘turn on notifications’ so they don’t miss a post – which is a feature that allows you to get push notifications for accounts you don’t want to miss an update from.
I don’t have notifications on any of my social media channels, so I doubt I’d ever be using this feature, but the whole thing got me interested and I wanted to do some digging. Especially after the whole #RIPTwitter fiasco last month, where it was rumoured that Twitter was doing the same thing.
There’s no need to panic yet, though, because a spokesperson from Instagram has told The FADER that there are still many tests to be done, and it’s going to take weeks or even months until they are complete and ready to be rolled out to the public.
So we don’t know when this is going to happen, but we do know that Instagram has said it will let users know before it makes the changes. What these changes are specifically, we’re not sure yet. So just keep using Instagram as you are. If you want to stay ahead of the game, remember to engage with your followers because the more your followers engage with your posts, the higher the chance your posts have of being displayed in their timeline, or so it’s thought.
Hi, my name is Corinne and I have a problem. I have an addiction to my phone. I think I might be in love with it. It’s getting in the way of my life. It’s consuming my every thought. I can’t function properly with it, but the thought of being without it cripples me more. I’m not sleeping, I can’t focus on other tasks, I can’t even leave the house without fear of bumping into someone and getting hurt.
Things are bad man.. are you addicted to your phone, too?
Here are some of the ways to tell.
How to tell if you’re addicted to your phone.
- You panic when you’re battery goes under 40%
- You’re late to events because you need extra time to charge.
- You press your home button to check for notifications even if it’s not lit up.
- You press other peoples home button out of habit.
- You panic about losing your
soul phone so have to check it’s still there every 5 minutes.
- Having it in your bag panics you YOU NEED CONTACT AT ALL TIME.
- You refresh every social media app constantly, then start again.
- You get in your car and spend 5 minutes looking at your phone before setting off.
- You drive home and spend 10 minutes sat in your car looking at your phone before you get out.
- You often think of pulling over en route somewhere to check WhatsApp and reply.
- You’re known for waking up at silly O’Clock, sending a message or Tweet and then going back to sleep.
- You use an average of 25GB of data a month (thanks Vodafone for that text!)
- You have to add extra data to your bundle each month.
- You often go to the bathroom without even needing it just to check your phone :/
- Everything feels pointless without your phone.
- You know you are doomed.
Are you an addict, too?
If you wanna talk about it, I’m here bro.
Yeah I don’t know either.
This Super Loot box is oddddd.
It came mid march but is called the February box. Also the leaflet is like a a photocopy piece of paper and last months was in colour. I guess they’re still working out the kinks.
Anyway, let’s see what we have:
- Pacman badge
- Dr Who Coaster
- Darlek 😀
- Red Drawf Tshirt
- Thundercats badge
I kind of don’t want to cancel now because I’m in love with the Dr Who stuff!
WUT DO U LYKE BST?
Oh no, I forgot to cancel this. I only wanted one months worth but totally forgot to end the subscription.
At least I get a blog post out of it *meek smile*
Here’s whats on the inside:
- Adventure Time Jake figure and lanyard.
- Star Trek keyring.
- Fairy Tail anime bracelet
- Dragon Ball Z wallet
- Aliens Marine Sulaco T-shirt.
I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the last. But I guess I should watch Adventure Time now or something because I have the swag for it. For some reason they sent me two Star Trek key rings, which is cool but I don’t like Star Trek. But that’s okay, because they both fell down the back of my chest of draws so I’ll probably never see them again. Wank.
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It’s been a while since I did a wish list and I’ve got my eye on a few more bits now…
Rose gold ear phones to go with my rose gold iPhone, as well as some wireless ones for the gym because the chord really gets in my way! I’d also love a second Xbox One controller and I love the look of the special edition lunar white controller.
On the bottom row, a pooping unicorn iPhone case, because duh! Also I’ve had my eyes on these Macbook Pro stickers for ages, there are so many ones to pick from that use the apple of the computer as a centre piece of the picture.
Lastly, Arkham Origins. I love the Batman games but I need more time to be able to play them!
What’s on your wish list?