I wrote the first version of this post within the last year. As part of a semi-weekly exercise in curating the blog posts I’ve written which I continue to think could have some potential (!), I have returned to this post with an interest in making it more accurate.
This month in the United States the FCC will vote whether to repeal the legislation protecting net neutrality, and the Internet will likely become controlled in that nation by ISPs including Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T. This means that some websites will function better (swifter) than others. That isn’t good for the free speech of the Internet.
What I wrote on St. Patrick’s Day of 2016 that remains true is this: Some are in the dark about what could result from the lack of Internet controls generally enjoyed in the present.I went on to say:What seems free may have strings attached.
The literal price tag of any given service often includes only the bare essentials as they are understood. To thrive, a few dollars here and there (on apps, plug-ins, hardware, etc.) may be required, and the economic definition of scarcity surely applies here. For the desired recognition, I venture to guess that once more as in other similar situations money talks.
This sounds like I am in favor of the repeal the FCC is likely doing, but I was actually only being facetious. However, this does resemble in some fashion the reality what is going to happen in many Internet markets (most notably in the US). To be competitive, without legislation to protect the free Internet, there are going to be requirements to “pay” (i.e., to spend for services) where presently it is a level playing field.
I mistakenly believed it was a right to privacy that would be contested, and while there has been such a battle, which is ongoing, but a clearer picture of how it is the Internet remains usable is not unlike what I wrote on that St. Patrick’s Day: If you are sub–par, you will be told as much as an army of folk waiting to raise their spears are as much the wolves at the door as Mom and Dad were in the old days. You need to excel or, plain and simple, you will be failing hard and failing fast.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, but it is crucial that you learn from your mistakes as they happen to you. Own them and learn, and put them to rest with a dash more of hope for having conquered something, at least. I always think that trying and failing is better than not to have tried an effort at all.
You need to bring to bear content, which is the substance of media as it’s understood on the Internet with an eye to generating traffic for your particular je ne sais quoi. You need to be real and you need to think smart, and the end result has to be a brand that is somehow recognizable on the Internet if you want to earn turf in cyberspace.
I have put it in fancy language because I think it is a fancy thing, I wrote. The need to argue for net neutrality is serious. More than a few think the devil be damned and enjoy the occasional spotlight as it illuminates the crowd, I said.
You should accept that the decision to repeal the FCC legislation protecting net neutrality is a problem for those who count on their voices behind heard on the Internet and that the future will begin to be controlled by corporations, not individuals. That is often the prize for the amateur designer, the potential and the possibility.
I wrote this post two years ago and decided today to curate it for the present. Admittedly, it went unnoticed when I published it in November of 2016.
If we should evaluate ourselves, we find the opportunity and the option to transform our “essence,” the makeup of what is we, into entities on the web, mostly owing to the avenue of social media. Turning our attention to this, we have a choice to do what we think of best, having the desire to appear “good” across it, accurately and clearly, for the consumption of the other and without the overt blurring of the truth
One excellent thing we can do for our peace of mind is to be sincere. When we have a connection between the self and the other, the most enduring way to nurture that bond is to be sincere.
When we brand ourselves on social when we engage across it, the biggest challenge we have is to be sincere. In the era of the Internet, when we are branding ourselves with our social media profiles and in our interactions with other Internet users, the most challenging thing we can do for ourselves is to practice sincerity on the world wide web.
The nature of the beast is to compete with all the other.It goes beyond keeping in touch with others and is more about being part of the race between humans to do things in the best way possible at the time.
Nothing mundane is thought of as particularly “share-worthy” on social. Instead, highlights of life are rendered on display and for consumption by the other, who is living a rival experience, part of the crowd, on social. The biggest challenge, both inside social and offline, is to muster sincerity.
It is most important when there are prevailing ties between you and the other, to permit authenticity, by consistently being sincere with those to who you are bound. Being human becomes its own reward when you project sincerity to those to who you devote time and to those to who you proffer care. The other, your friend, the stranger in the street, receives your sincerity graciously and this is a kindness.
You experience human relationships and interaction which are all nourishing in their own right. You have made the choice to be sincere with those you care about.
Social media is a specific example of having the opportunity to be insincere, with the aim of looking better than how the truth actually is. You want to chat up that girl at the bar so you tell her you’re an airline pilot. I am, however, personally making an effort to speak truly, so that if you are happening to read this, you can with better readiness, trust me a bit that I have your interests at heart.
We are most likely strangers, but I put it to you that I am God-fearing, humble and sincere. Social media is a ready alternative to living life for its own sake, and what you might term “social sincerity” is challenging to maintain but manageable. You have the opportunity to put yourself across the Internet with both sincerity and artful intent.
Today again I found I wanted very much a personal level to assert that I am sincere. I am grateful for the opportunity.
If you liked this post, you can go ahead and click “like” if you please, or click the “follow” button. You are also welcome to leave me a comment, sincere or otherwise. Good luck to you!
Struggling with the unseemly requires an extra serving of common sense. Putting the Grammarly app up on your desktop browser with the intention of evaluating your own writing is an example. It speaks to critical issues.
The folk at Grammarly would have you think you can proudly check your writing on your phone and get it revised at the last minute so it fits the mold, it becomes right where it was flawed, effectively it makes sense. Do you typically compose your writing on your phone? No, you do it elsewhere, and I won’t spend a moment telling you where.
This week’s photography challenge is a charming essay about structure, published the thirtieth of August. The structure essay instructs to observe and then to photograph so that we are shown what was mostly invisible, yet necessary. The thing to observe is made evident by the photo that captures it, which I know makes the photo somewhat of a bombastic wisp, because what for the most part wasn’t there is now at once what we are seeing.
There will be many photographic blog posts that explore how unseen structure can be interesting, even captivating. I hope I get to take a look at a few of them or more because sometimes they are charming, that is seeing the photos and understanding a little about why the photographer made the decision to add the photo to his or her blog. Photographers challenged by the essay are a community, and I remember from when I made the change on my blog to go to the safety of the daily prompts and the weekly photo essay challenges how my experience of publishing my blog posts came of age and hesitantly began to seek welcome, as similar processes in the minds of bloggers fascinated by bloggers do entangle.
WordPress blogger beautybeyondbones officially took her first major publication live a day before the structure essay appeared, the thirty-first of August. Bloom: A Journal by BeautyBeyondBones draws sensitive females into a true story about a real battle with an eating disorder. The Bloom book launch is discussed with WordPress here: https://beautybeyondbones.com/get-my-book
I know beautybeyondbones because she had the kindness in her heart to favorably interpret a few of my up-to-date blog entries, which if you are of a similar mind you can visit with the help of this list:
Personally, I have a hundred or so blog posts, and I want to update a few of the ones that are half-decent, to trash a few of the worst, and to write many altogether new posts, being optimistic that there will be more good daily prompts and photo challenges which can be explored and interpreted in a variety of ways.
Even without being a big success, you can kind of make friends by blogging and there is something in it that keeps you feeling young, as when in my case I didn’t think I would ever have a blog on the Internet, because for a long time I didn’t know what a blog was! If you find pleasure in writing for the purpose of self-publishing, and you aren’t too bashful to permit yourself to blog, it could be the hobby that gives you more purpose in addition to everything else you do.
You’re welcome to “like” this post, or to venture a comment and/or to “follow” my blog. Thank you for reading.
My father Peter and I look after operations at Maple Lawn Cemetery, a little graveyard where families continue to lay their loved ones to rest. I’m not entirely sure between the two of us who thought we should involve our efforts with social media, with https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited … but we do, and I know from the Internet that blogging is an important component of branding businesses of all sizes. I had the idea to tailor a blog to activities both inside and outside of the cemetery, and I am only these days beginning to narrow its focus so that it is both a heart on the sleeve and also offering some acumen of what we get up to as a two-partner not-for-profit http://maplelawncemetery.org/
Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word partner… https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/partner/ …and my dad and I have been restructuring the work we do lately in order to accommodate changing experiences we’re encountering as we continue to maintain the cemetery (we began in 2013). Dad worked for the municipality for many years and much of that time was spent in the office of the municipal cemetery where he played the role of a boss. Similarly, at Maple Lawn, Peter functions in the role of a boss as we both look after operations which from my point of view chiefly include summertime caretaking and some duties in the disbanded church, Louth United, which is on the street running in front of the cemetery we look after. What we’re really doing at the present is weighing how effectively we are carrying out duties caretaking the cemetery, and we do that without the benefit of the guidance of a Board of Directors or anyone else evaluating what we’re about, but not without the input of my mother and Peter’s wife Linda, who listens a little to what we have to say about what we’re getting done at the graveyard.
For about the last three years, I’ve been blogging with relative frequency, and although the theme of the blog probably seems a little unclear, it is like that primarily because I don’t have much partnership to draw upon when I am thinking about what to say for the blog. I found myself settling upon drawing on the WordPress Daily Prompts and Weekly Photo Challenges for ideas what to say because that other bloggers use the WordPress prompts will be similarly finding themselves challenged to write posts with the spark of inspiration engendered by those prompts. Ultimately I have found myself beginning to face the need to rewrite earlier posts I have put together so that they remain relevant and with the most direct aspects of the prompts written out as the specific prompts in question have fallen by the wayside. I think what I have is a blog that resembles an eBook written at random and gradually entering the phase of its life in a state of the “second draft,” which is what I am doing now.
If you can relate to what I have on the go here, feel free to “like,” “comment,” and/or “follow.” I am open to the possibility of looking on at your own blog, and if you do respond I can look at an example of one of your blog posts so I can relate to you. Above all else, my blogging efforts are fun and are really only useful from the point of view of experimenting with a blog while keeping it grounded in my real world activities of working and learning. Thank you for reading, and all the best to you.
Title: How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about]
Series: How To Master Your Life (Book 2)
Author: M.C. Simon
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Format: Paperback and Kindle
Length: 128 pages
Publication Date: November 18, 2015
Publisher: IML Publishing
Kindle Price: $6.99
Paperback Price: $14.99
For the beginning reader, M. C. Simon introduces the excellent Mark Twain, starting her book with a note on illusions: All told, How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] contains an extremely positive message for aspiring writers. M.C. Simon seems to understand the perception that writing is an uphill battle, and has many excellent reasons for her readers to begin writing, if they are not already. Her new book is inspiring, a promise.
M.C. Simon details many fascinating steps that a beginner can take to start writing. There are many great ideas in her book, and she seems to understand the trepidation that goes with beginning a writing project of some scope. If you are seeking some clarity about your desire to write a book, How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] may be a book you should read. Her guide to analysis of the writing process is quite lovely.
Chapter 2: Step 1 – Declutter Your Mind
OK. Let’s get started!
No matter what your goal is, no matter how easy or hard you may think it is to attain, the first step that you must take is to declutter your mind.
One of the reasons for which you still haven’t reached your writing goals, is the fact that all of what you’ve learned and heard about publishing your book or about becoming a successful writer, were implemented ideas that are now blocking their fulfillment inside you.
“I have spent most of my time worrying about things that have never happened.” ~ Mark Twain.
For this reason, it’s a great decision to first unlearn what you have learned.
Why do you need to do this? Let me briefly explain.
During our life, we’ve been brainwashed to think that certain goals are impossible to attain. I am telling you that this is one of the biggest lies that we encounter in our lives.
If you are serious about your dreams, if you really wish with all your heart to materialize your dreams, nothing… and I mean nothing can stand in your way. All you have to do is to get rid of all the garbage that was inoculated in your beliefs. Do it and don’t lose time finding out who put it in your mind, why this was done, and most of all don’t blame the ones who taught you those things. They were themselves taught by others and maybe they were well intentioned when they did it. It could have just been because they thought that, that was the ultimate truth. No matter what, this is not your problem but theirs. They were wrong, and you just started on the road to prove it to the whole world. [Read more]
M.C. Simon includes many an interesting insight regarding happiness and goalsetting. Her advice to apply to your happiness and goalsetting is very good. She discusses distractionsof the internet and of the attitude, “Fake it till you make it.” All told, M.C. Simon presents in her book a great action plan list.
How to Reach Your Writing Goals like a Pro – A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author
HOW TO REACH YOUR WRITING GOALS LIKE A PRO is your Step by Step Guide for becoming a Self-Published Author.
This book provides all the proven steps that you need to plan your success and see your writing goals fulfilled. It will not only help with your writing goals but if you adapt the procedures described within this book to all your life goals, you will soon become a Master of your own life.
HOW TO REACH YOUR WRITING GOALS LIKE A PRO
– addresses those who feel that writing is their calling but still don’t have the confidence to do it.
– shows you how to find your answers to: who, what, when, why, and how?
– gives you the boost to overcome all your worries and finally start what should have already been started.
– proves to you that the road you wish to step onto is not as hard as you may think, or as difficult as others have convinced you of being.
– shows you how by following a good plan, you will finally see your book published from ground zero. Meanwhile, you will learn to enjoy each accomplished phase. And most of all… you will learn to relax while you are working for your goals.
With great courtesy M.C. Simon in her new book refers, in addition to Mark Twain, to established author Jeff Goins (with his My 500 Words challenge). Recommending Scrivener is interesting advice, and M.C. Simon provides an amusing anecdote about Grammarly. All told, the account of the finished product of her book is endearing. I am familiar myself with the work of Jeff Goins, and it is terrific. I am somewhat familiar myself with what How To Reach Your Writing Goals Like A Pro: A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Self-Published Author [even Mark Twain talked about] says about visualization. It is written in nice language.
What M.C. Simon has to say about insomnia is nice, and she provides excellent advice on goalsetting, advice which is extensive. She also provides specific examples of tools you can purchase to reach your goals. Her Mark Twain quotations are great and her thoughts about positive thinking can be implemented. She concludes with great advice to take after publishing, and her notes notes about the author are lovely.
Writer, translator, engineer, researcher, project manager, blogger, eternal student… these are only a few words to describe M.C. Simon.
In a recent interview she confessed:
“I am not only M.C. Simon, the writer whose goal is to rebuild in people the trust in their own forces and in the incredible powers that they received at birth; powers that, maybe they have forgotten about somewhere inside the depth of their being.
I AM all what “I am not only”, and much more! I AM who I AM. And in this form, I follow my Path to consciously touch The Absolute… The ONE who’s Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent.
The same as YOU and like any other soul that accepted in these times, the challenge to experience life inside a human body, on this wonderful planet we call Earth.”