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I read this yesterday:

"The demands of day-to-day living are in constant conflict with the pursuit of passions. War is being waged on our time and our energy. We multitask. We prioritze. But we are losing the battle. More often than not, those aspects of our lives that we cherish, that define us as individuals, lost out to the demands of modern life." - our mission is to assist in the battle to pursue passions!

Pretty powerful stuff. Makes you think doesn't it. How many tomorrow's do we all really have left to do the things we really want. At cargoh, we encourage require people to indulge, if even for a moment, their inner child. It is the life blood of the soul! Seriously! Do one thing every day that makes that kid in you giggle uncontrollably!!

So, this morning, under the heavy smoke of the summer forest fires, I took my camera and walked around my neighborhood. I only took a few photos, and they are nothing short of average, but...

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Hey people!

We just added the facebook fan page widget to your store pages. Yet another great way for your buyers and fans to connect using one of the best social media marketing tools ever! Build you following right from your store page, and then when it comes time to got yourself a bigger audience. Seems like a good idea to me! Here's how to hook it up:

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Being an artist and running a business, although not necessarily seen this way, are very similar. They say that the hardest part is coming up with a good idea. The 2nd hardest part is finding the money. In business it is extremely common to tap every resource you have to try and scrape together that initial bit of money. Credit cards, selling your mom's jewelry, bank loans, friends and family, partners, VC......anything. Most of the time, the money comes in based on either a business plan, a passionate presentation, or a working model. Where am I going with this?
Basically what I am getting at is the same money exists for artists. Yes, there are government grants, and educational grants. But to me it seems like some big companies are really getting on board with spreading creativity these days. I know through our friends at Holiday Matinee that Ford is...

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So by now most of you have seen the little "bump it" tag that pops up when you roll over a product. So we thought we should maybe explain it a little better. Basically, it is the cargoh rating system. It is designed to help users push the works that they love to the homepage. So if you see something you like in a store, give it a little bump and show it some love! The homepage categories will always show the 3 top rated, or most bumped, items within those categories. And we all know that the homepage is where the magic happens, right!

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