Creative Writing

National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! Here’s a hastily composed poem I wrote on the bus.

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A foreign language sounds familiar again

An old friend summons a strange mystery

Passed time really can’t be retrieved

Even though new memories begin to squeeze in

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Don’t let me down. Or yourself. Go compose, compose, compose.

I should have mentioned that the theme is light.

What? You know I’m horrible with following themes or rules in general.

Blogging

Blogging 101: Love Your Theme

Try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with the one you first chose. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you would never use.

Even after however long I’ve been using my current theme, I still love it. (Also, I’m too lazy to change and configure anything at the moment.) The finger points entirely to the sometimes silly school system.

Now I don’t say this too often or maybe I say this too much, but I love my blog. For your information, the relationship is completely healthy.

And, for obvious reasons, I hope you love your blog too. It’s a magical experience when you do.

Happy Friday! Or Saturday. Or whatever day you happen to be reading this. Have a good Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

Writing

Day 23—NaNoWriMo: Are you doing what you want to be doing?

Happy Saturday guys and gals.

Previous readers/followers may have noticed the change in my WordPress theme. I’m super proud of the new look because this design showcases a red ribbon prominently (on the right). My Twitter profile has the ribbon located on the left side as well. Also, I will have a more detailed post on the symbolic significance behind the image soon.

Digressing no further, I shall refocus. For some reason I’m lacking energy to do anything today. Yet somehow I’m here writing this blog post, redesigning my WordPress page, and ensuring my social media sites are active. Why? Because I’m alive and I want the whole world to know.

So why don’t I wait until tomorrow to write? Or maybe wait until I feel like it? I don’t write because I want to. I write because I have to. Besides, if I put off working until I felt like working, I’d never get anything done. So onwards and upwards.

Are you doing what you want to be doing?Don’t ever write unless you love it with all your heart. You’re cheating yourself and hurting your writing if you write for any other reason.

What’s the point of doing something you don’t want to be doing in the first place? So if NaNoWriMo isn’t something you want to be doing, don’t. If it is, do. It’s as simple as that.

If only life was that simple.

Cheers to the weekend.

Blogging

Starting Another Blog?!

Quite recently I started another blog on a different site. Tumblr LogoIf you guessed Tumblr, you’re absolutely correct.

I spent longer than I expected getting everything up and running, tinkering with odds and ends, and experimenting with built-in as well as custom themes.

The perfectionist in me wanted to wait it out before I wrote a post promoting my Tumblr. During this time, I stole some of my WordPress pages, made a few changes, and transferred it to my other site. For the most part, my WordPress and Tumblr won’t have duplicate content. Besides, WordPress blogs are more heavily text based while Tumblr blogs generally have more visuals or media. Off the top of my head, I plan to share poetry between both sites otherwise; they’ll feature different articles, posts, and pictures.

I think I’m insane for starting another blog because maintaining any type of blog increases your work load and decreases your free time. Still my desire to join the blogging bandwagon so to speak, outweighs my insanity. Moreover, if I ever need a break from words I could scour Tumblr all day long without any problems. However, WordPress will always be my main blog in other words, the one I devote most of my attention to.

On my Tumblr blog, you’ll mainly discover inspirational quotes, interesting pictures, and imaginative poetry. If you don’t mind please check out my Tumblr, regardless of whether or not you have an account. It is still fairly new so bear with me.

I’m also curious: