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.
My new writing space has inspired me to write more. What does your writing space look like? Ronald Dahl wrote in a shed at the bottom of the garden. https://www.roalddahl.com/blog/2017/may/inside-roald-dahls-writing-hut As much as I enjoy listening to other writer’s journeys, I love nosing in their writing spaces. A New Writing Space As some may know, we are … Continue reading Re-ignite Your Passion in Writing with New Beginnings
Having read my writing, here are ten things you may not know about me. 1) My Main Profession My full-time job is as a Deputy Head of an Independent school. We specialise in students who have behaviour problems. Most have been excluded from mainstream school. The students are a lively bunch and it can be … Continue reading My Hidden Talent – Tell Us Ten Things About Yourself
Stats can show how good your SEO and headline is, not just your readers and views. This is how For many writers, stats are about counting numbers. However, they are so much more than that. There is so much information you can collect from studying your stats if you know what to look for. Medium is an excellent platform to do this on, as they show such thorough stats for every post. To show this I have chosen four different posts. You will see from the stats that I am not the highest earner on Medium. Whether you have a following of 200 or 200 000 the stats can be analysed in the same way.
If you want to be a successful author you need to be so much more than a writer. Recently Twitter has been getting some bad publicity, but it is still valuable to writers. It is the social media platform, I have had the most reads through. Twitter has a huge writer and blogger network. The people I have interacted with have always been supportive and friendly. Yes, the platform does have a large percentage of trolls but with the block option, this should not be a problem.
Editing and republishing older posts is a brilliant way of keeping your audience engaged when you are busy. Have you ever had your job get in the way of your side hustle? Recently as we hurtle towards the end of the term, this has happened to me. Although I have time to write some posts, … Continue reading Revive Old Posts