I grew up in a culture where people recited an unwritten mantra that sounded something like this, “I will be happy when I can… if I can…” This mentality, as you can already tell, comes with undercurrents of scarcity. You can see that, right? The future.Oh, the anticipation of that day! Oh, the happiness you’ll experience then! This is what emotion researchers call the hedonic treadmill. It’s something they say we do; working very hard to reach a goal that will result in happiness. Later.
At the end of last year, I decided to try something different. I have been involved in many group articles, such as the 40 things I love and 40 things I hate. You know the type I suppose the more mature writer, would call them chain letters. I have had great fun with all of … Continue reading Writing Friendships Are an Essential Part of a Writer’s Life.
When I was sixteen I carried out a career choice test to tell me what job I was going to do in the future. It was one of those boring, long screening exercises where you tick a number of boxes. One week later I was informed, a computer had decided the ideal job for me was Youth and Community Worker. Yea, right I thought.
Facebook admins have a responsibility to monitor groups not just post threads. Today I received such a horrendous comment on one of my Facebook Groups, it stuck with me for the day. I reported it to the group admin and as I write this they have done nothing about it. As an admin of several groups myself, I hold a higher responsibility than posting threads and letting them run. As an admin for groups which have 800+ people. I need to support and value every one of them.
Do you have enough drama in your life to write? Now before I start this post a disclaimer I love personal interest stories. I devour them with enthusiasm on Medium. So this post is not meant as a dig to them in any form. However, as I read these I wonder if I have enough drama in my life to write them. I came from a normal background. My parents treated me with respect and gave me a wonderful childhood. I have lived a drama-free life. Why write personal aspects in your writing?
Where Has My Writing Passion Gone? I’m tired, not the I need an early night tired, but that bone tired. I ache all over and I have no energy left. My writing this week has suffered. I managed to publish two pieces last week. A new low for me. There was no joy in writing and no enthusiasm to try. Then I read this article from Tom Kuegler about his lack of interest in making Facebook videos.