Can You Etch It – A look back at 2012

Laser engraved walnut

The one that started it all

Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today, let’s take a look back at 2012.

2012 was a year full of excitement.  Some of it was good, some was bad, but you and I are forged into better people by both parts, the failures and successes.  For Can You Etch It, 2012 was a great year, a year full of growth.  Here are a few interesting facts:

  • The first episode of Can You Etch It was published on December 16, 2011 and featured a laser engraved walnut
  • The first video showed an M&M chocolate candy being laser engraved and was published on January 6, 2012
  • Overall, there have been 34 videos of laser engraving goodness with over 2300 views on YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, and this site

Top 3 Can You Etch It Videos from 2012

According to YouTube, the top three most videos are (drum roll please….) Continue reading

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BlogcastFM Shot glasses

A little gift for the guys at BlogcastFM.  What do you think?

BlogcastFM - Shotglasses

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Takeaway Ideas – The Idea Hunter

How often do you read?  It is often said that the person you will be in 5 years depends on who you meet and the books you read.  I agree with that and try everyday to read even if it is just a few pages.  Sometimes, that reading is books, sometimes it is online articles and posts, but I try to learn something everyday.

Most of the books I read are from the public library so I take notes (if you want to know how I take notes, here is a post that explains how I read a book) My goal each week is to take one idea, one takeaway, from the books I read and apply that concept in my life and business. The number of concepts I gather from each book varies but there is always at least one.  Some are just interesting quotes or passages but a few are actionable ideas.

Today I am going to discuss a takeaway idea from the book The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen by Andy Boynton and Bill Fisher.  We all have ideas roaming around in our heads and it helps to have a few techniques to find the best ideas and get them working for you.  This book can add a few more tools to your arsenal.

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