Blogging

What Should I Do With My Blog?

I don’t know what to do with my blog. I’m trying to figure out the kind of content I want to create going forward.

I’m also wondering when and how often I’ll be blogging. When I first started, I set the goal of posting every day. But some days, I consider scaling it back.

I enjoy writing personal posts and poems. I’m in a poetry phase. I also haven’t been writing much prose lately. I don’t love the short stories I’ve written in the past.

Also, some of my favourite post to read and write are lists.

I plan on continuing with book reviews. I’d like to do more bookish posts, but I haven’t gotten around to following through with my ideas.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know in the comments below.

I’m thinking about bringing back posts I’ve done in the past. Maybe doing a part two or something similar.

Still, I’d like to challenge myself to create better content.

I want to feel excited when blogging, but I don’t know what excites me anymore.

I won’t quit anytime soon. That being said, I may take a break or blog every other day in the future.

Writing

5 Ways Writers Can Beat Procrastination

  1. Make to-do lists.
  2. Make plans.
  3. Make a schedule.
  4. Make rewards.
  5. Make new memories.

Regardless of what I do, I can’t beat procrastination. So maybe you shouldn’t listen to me. Now or ever. If you used to, stop. If you never did, don’t start.

Blogging · Personal Reflection

What I Love-Lists: February 2016

Lists. Ha. What a surprise.

I’m not talking about the lists you’re thinking of. At least I don’t think you’re thinking about what I’m going to be talking about.

Oh, look pictures. I took screenshots. I’m not a photographer, remember?

Lists

Edit List

This list feature can be found in your Reader. Okay I don’t know when this was implemented and I doubt it’s been there since the beginning of time (i.e. the day I started this blog). But I recently discovered it. And I like. I love it, according to the title.

Anywho you can add a blog URL or topic to the list. Then that list will show you posts from that blogger or articles associated with the keyword you entered. Simple, right? My explanations suck.

Before you rip me apart in the comments for not being an observant blogger (and writer), let me defend myself. My eyesight sucks. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was a kid. And I had eye surgery when I was still a baby. So pardon my poor eyesight. It’s only going to get worse from here.

Personal Reflection

15 Things I Love

I’m capable of love too. I’m not that hateful of a person.

  1. The sound of keys being pressed.
  2. The sound of pens being clicked.
  3. The colour red.
  4. Simple Plan.
  5. Criminal Minds.
  6. Cheese.
  7. Chips.
  8. Smoothies.
  9. Eating.
  10. Learning.
  11. Winning.
  12. Cleaning.
  13. Creating.
  14. Many fictional characters.
  15. My family.

No surprises here.

It should be obvious that I love lists. Even if you only followed me two minutes ago.

Personal Reflection

What You Should Know About Me

What a vain post to make. I’m writing about myself. How typical. To be fair I don’t like talking about myself that much. Probably explains why I’m a writer and blogger.

  • I like alliteration. Doesn’t everyone?
  • I like rhyme. Done well I do. Ignore my initial poetic attempts at rhyming, will you?
  • I like puns. I can’t come up with great puns for the life of me, but toss me some puns and we can be friends.
  • I like the numbers three, eight, and twenty two. I’m sure you gathered that by now. Unless you don’t know me at all. Then shame on you. I’m a lovely person to be around if I like you. Again how vain am I. Arrogance is the new humility, at least for me.
  • I love lists. Sometimes I wonder how many of my blog posts are in the form of a list. Not enough, am I right?
If you’d like to write about yourself, I invite you to do so in the comments section below. Or create a blog post, let me know, and I’ll drop everything to read it.
Productivity

I Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Do This Before

I want to devote a post on to-do lists. Why? Because…

A. They are awesome.

B. They are fun to make.

C. They are life savers.

I’ve started making monthly to-do lists. Each bullet point has a task. Beside it, I write in an estimated date of when I hope to finish said task. Say for example:

  • Finish writing portfolio (Sept 15)

That’s actually on my September to-do list. And I use the verb finish because I already started working on the portfolio. Go me.

This eliminates the need to create weekly ones simply because I add all the projects I want to finish by the end of the month on it, so another list would be redundant. Although some people swear by making a new list each week. Hey, whatever works for you.

I’ve yet to try out daily to-do’s because I’m not really that busy or productive, contrary to what my mind believes. If I did, I like the idea of adding a specific time (like 1:00 p.m.) beside the task to give myself a deadline within a deadline.

At the very least, I feel like I get more done. And who doesn’t like making lists?

Personal Reflection

August 2015: What I Love Birthday Edition

So I finally get to explain why my “What I Love” posts are on the 22nd of every month.

Cue drumroll please.

No? Okay.

My birthday is August 22, 1997.

I figured it’s fitting to devote a monthly post in honour of something or someone I love. At the very least, it’ll make me more appreciative of all that I have.

Because I’m turning 18 today and I’ll already be a year older by the time this post is up, I’m making a list of 22 concepts/people/things I love. In no particular order, of course.

  1. Speaking of lists, I love them.
  2. The number 22 for obvious reasons.
  3. August. I’m lucky I don’t have to go to school on my birthday.
  4. Simple Plan. I need to see them play live.
  5. School supplies and stationery. I’m cheating, I know.
  6. Shopping. Um, uh…let’s move on.
  7. Good food. I adore eating.
  8. Great music. How does anyone hate it?
  9. Red. It’s my favourite colour.
  10. Challenges. Bring them on.
  11. Teachers and mentors. I am indebted to them.
  12. My family for supporting me and stroking my ego.
  13. My friends for making me cry tears of laughter and joy.
  14. My enemies for telling me lies that I will never allow to be true.
  15. Pens for composing my stories.
  16. Notebooks for carrying my words.
  17. Dancing. And all things associated with it like dancers or dance shoes.
  18. Blogging. Again, anything related to blogging as well. Other blogs. Beautiful bloggers.
  19. Writing. Creating characters gives me life.
  20. Reading. Books were my first love.
  21. Myself. Because self-love is important.
  22. You! I don’t say this enough though I ought to; I love you.
Personal Reflection

People (Touching Technology) Pet Peeves

These are my pet peeves pertaining to technology. Now that I think about it, technology isn’t what peeves me. People peeve me. Hence the strange title.

My three main ones at the moment are:

  • People touching my computer screen.
  • People touching my Surface keyboard.
  • People touching my Apple iPhone.

Anyone touching anything of mine without explicit permission from me needs to be taught a lesson.

Also, I want to start doing more list posts. Let’s see how well I follow through with my promise. I would tell you to start expecting awesome posts this summer, but expectations can lead to disappointment.