I polled my readers with this question: “At what age should you stop dyeing your hair and transition to grey?”, Here are the results so far with just over 1600 respondents.
I’m having a technical difficulty on my site and cannot reblog for some reason. Tech support is working on it, but until they fix the issue I will not be able to share any blogs. Sorry.
A common misconception that bloggers on WordPress.com make is they misunderstand what this platform is all about. They make the mistake of believing that all that is required is to produce an epic saga and people will flock to their page to read the wonders found within. What they quickly realize is WordPress.com is much, much more than a one-sided relationship.
Jason at Harsh Reality taught me this lesson a few years back and taught me the “key” to comprehending WordPress.com and I’m here to pass it along to you.
WordPress.com in its basic form is a social media platform just like Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. At its heart is the function of connecting and interacting and it is much different from WordPress.org. WP.com requires, for those who wish to grow, interpersonal synergy and without synergy, the relationship withers and dies.
This is why I have implored my friends here are WP.com to reach out to others; find people who think the way you think, believe what you believe. It’s the reciprocal action of friendship that drives the blood flow of this platform and unless you understand this simple concept, your page will flounder.
Once Jason explained the social media aspect of WP my page was off and running and I believe yours will also. Take the time to connect. Build synergy. Build relationships. Give more than you take. Reblog other pages. Help someone without being asked for help. Read. Like. Comment. Connect. Care.
These are the keys to the WP kingdom.
This month I’m once again participating in the linkup with the lovely Sheryl from A Chronic Voice. Her prompts always make me think, and this month’s were no exception. If you’d like to participate, please check it out here.
This month’s prompts:
Do you ever have trouble adapting to change? I know I do sometimes. People who live with chronic illnesses often have to spend a lot of time adapting: to a “new normal,” to different ways of doing things we used to do without thinking, to physical challenges, to energy deficits….the list goes on. As I thought about this though, I realized that life in general is a process of adapting to different circumstances. We go through many different stages in our lives and as we enter each stage, in order to live well and enjoy our lives, we have to adapt to changes that particular stage brings with…
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Things are not always what they seem. Our perceptions of things are not always are accurate as we are led to believe. Sometimes our situation seems like we have to go through great waters and great troubles all by ourselves. At other times it seems like we are going through great fire and we are being utterly consumed by the vehement flames. However, I’m here to say don’t focus on what it seems like. Instead, focus on the one who can turn things around or even keep you protected in the midst of it all.
In Isaiah 43 the Bible lets us know that the Lord promised that those who abide in him will never be left alone or be consumed with that which was designed to kill. It admonished us to take courage knowing that when we go through the great waters and troubles they will not overflow us, we will…
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Last night I was making dinner and half listening to the NBC Nightly News. I rushed around the kitchen, browning the chicken, dicing the red rose potatoes, and making a salad, when I heard a story that literally stopped me in my tracks.
The reporter was talking about the increasing mental health problems on college campuses. More than ever before, students are anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed.
There’s a course at Yale that teaches kids how to be happy. Ingenious.
Psychology professor Laurie Santos developed the class. She teaches students how to live a more satisfying life.
“Psychology and the Good Life” is the most popular course in Yale’s 316-year history. Nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates students are enrolled.
That statistic speaks volumes.
Millennials, also known as “the anxious generation,” desperately want to know how to be happier, less stressed, and more fulfilled.
“Psychology and the Good Life” focuses on:
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Questions That I’ve Asked Myself
A while ago, I was nominated for a Unique Blogger Award by my good blogger pal Cecilia, from Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks who writes wonderful posts about family, life, and cool DIY stuff. The post which, to me, best captures her writing and her warm personality is High School Planet Dance Notes: Tips for Survival, which made me laugh and get a little teary all at the same time. Then last week, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by another blogger pal, Brooke Breazeale of Summoning Magic: A Gypsy’s Tale, world traveller, humanitarian, and all around super writer. One of my favourite Gypsy posts is this one—it’s both eloquent and brutally honest: The Girl Who Bullied Me Gave Me My Greatest Gift. But this is not about these awards, which are great and made me feel truly blessed, but more…
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Good question! Okay so as part of the writing tips I want to share here and there, this one came to me last month after writing, editing and proof reading two books to release. I’m not an expert, I don’t claim to be one, I would never swap my role as a writer for an editor. This is my take and advice on what I’ve learned. Let’s get into it!
To me editing comes before proof reading. This is the natural progression I follow when I write. Write, edit, edit, edit, proof read, then proof read!
What is Editing?
To me once I’ve wrote the last word, in the last chapter, on the last page, in the last paragraph I’m ready to edit. I don’t edit as I write. Why? Personally… I’ll never get any writing done. I’m a hardcore editor of my own work before I put it in…
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