Some time ago there was a survey conducted among the largest US charities. They were asked whether they use blogging as means to raise funds, and make their prospective contributors aware of what they are doing and why their support is necessary. Over one third of those charities have already embraced blogging, and even more are expected to join soon. Most of them use at least one of the social networking tools available on the Internet today. It looks clear that the future of blogging is bright, as more and more people and organizations decide to blog. On the other hand, the competition among bloggers is growing as well, so it is up to you how many of readers you are going to attract to your blog. It seems clear that blogging has become a powerful tool.
When I am short on money, I know that it is time to decide to live within my means. One thing that has been bothering me for months was the amount of money I spend on fuel. I decided that it was time to do something about it. I took the matter into my own hands and started planning the way I use my car. I only go where I really have to. For example, I try to only go to places to shop that are on my way to work. If a grocery store is too far, I do not bother to go there anymore. I used to drive for fun in the past taking my family to various places around the town, but I do not do it anymore as I try to save money on gas.
Since the Internet was invented millions of websites came into existence. Some websites are business-related, but there are also many sites which emphasis is on entertainment. If you are sitting in front of your computer and you are wondering how to have a little bit of fun, then the good news is that there are many fun sites to visit. I would like to list below a few types of which you have want to visit in order to have fun:
-Movie clip sites. There are many sites of this nature and you may be able to find many entertaining videos on such sites. Some of them might be home made, while other may be even more professional. However, even an average person can make an interesting video by putting some effort into it. Most people that I know love to watch funny videos of people’s pets.
-Websites that allow to interact with other can be fun. It is fun to meet others and it is fun to talk to them about various topics. There are many sites that allow talking to others. Some of them are chat rooms, while others are forums. Social networking websites are also very popular as they can be quite convenient.
-Entertainment sites that feature interactive games can be fun. Many of them allow to play against a human opponent and this way you can enjoy playing games and also have some fun while talking to others.
There are many fun sites to visit and I just listed a few examples in order to put you in the right direction. I am sure that you will find something that will be a lot of fun. The best part is that almost everything on the Internet is for free.
Many people have boring lives and wish to do something exciting for a change. For some people it may be jumping with a parachute and for others it may be dirt bike races. Whatever it is, it is important to do such things on a regular basis so that you stay entertained. Naturally, it does not have to be every single day. That would be quite excessive, not to mention probably expensive in many cases. Nonetheless, if you do such things every week or even month, then you are going to stay entertained for sure. You may have a regular, maybe even boring job, but at least you can have any hobby you want.
Would you like to write a great blogpost or email in half the time without losing quality – and perhaps even making it better in the process?
1: Create an outline. Your outline is your plan, and it’s going to make your entire task easier for 3 reasons:
a) Having a plan diffuses procrastination. When we look at a project our mind tells us it’s big – too big. This causes stress, which makes us want to avoid the whole thing. By having a plan, we can break the writing down into manageable, stress free steps.
b) Having a plan keeps you from wandering off topic. If you have a simple outline to follow, it’s just a matter of filling out each section of the outline. But without a plan, you could waste a great deal of time writing about things that in the end don’t even pertain to your main topic.
c) It makes research super easy. Once you have an outline, researching can be as simple as Googling each item on your outline. Without a plan, your research can lead you into never-ending time-wasting circles.
2: Once you’ve got your outline, set it aside for an hour or a day and let it bake in your brain.
By setting it aside, you can let your mind focus on something else. Meanwhile, your subconscious is still working on that outline. You’ll be surprised by what your subconscious gives you. All of a sudden you’ll realize you left out the most important part, or you’ve found a much better way to illustrate your main point.
3: Write every day. Writing, just like anything else, is a skill. The more you do it, the better and faster you will get.
Write even when you don’t ‘fee’ like it. As Stephen King has said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Or as another writer stated, “I wait for inspiration to strike. Fortunately for me, it strikes every day at 9 am.”
Even if you absolutely, positively do NOT want to write, tell yourself you’re going to write for just 15 minutes. Then start writing. You can write anything – anything at all – but you must write. Pretty soon you’ll be working on your project and wondering why you were feeling such resistance to something you actually enjoy.
4: Use deadlines in your favor. Without a deadline, there is no stress. With no stress, your brain puts off the task of writing for later. After all, writing takes brain power, effort, thinking and decision making – things your brain would rather put off until later. Or never.
But when you have a deadline, you have stress to get the job done. The closer the deadline, the more stress. To relieve the stress, you’ve got to get busy. Now your brain is telling you to, “Write right now!”
If self-imposed deadlines work for you, then you know what to do. If not, you’ll have to find a way to get others to hold you accountable for your deadlines. For example, telling your blog readers that your next post goes live on Tuesday at 10 am PST should work nicely.
No blog readers yet? Have a friend hold you accountable. If you don’t make your deadline, you owe them dinner.
5: Focus on the “feel goods.”Back when I had a regular job, I loved my days off. I especially loved them when I knew well in advance that they were coming.
But if I found out that morning that I wasn’t working, then half the joy of having time off was gone. There was no anticipation. No looking forward to that day off. Frankly, I felt ripped off if I didn’t know I wasn’t working until that same morning.
You can use this knowledge to self-motivate yourself. Think about how great it will feel to hit publish or send. Think about closing the file and doing something you love as a reward. Think about the accolades you’ll receive for finishing the project, or the money you’ll earn, or whatever it is that motivates you to keep working until you’re done.
6: Turn off the internet. Some folks, me included, tend to get distracted by the internet. We think we’re going to ‘sneak off’ for 5 minutes to check Reddit, and an hour later we still haven’t gotten back to work.
So whenever possible, just disconnect your wifi. Turn off your cell phone. Remove anything else that tends to distract you. And then go to work.
7: Speed up your typing. If you’re not able to type at least 50 words per minute, maybe it’s time you improved your typing skills.
It’s difficult when your thoughts are coming faster than your fingers can tap them out. But you have options:
· Type faster. There are plenty of free and paid courses online that will teach you how to touch type faster.
· Use a voice to text program such as Dragon Naturally.
· Record yourself and have it transcribed.
Writing by itself isn’t hard. It’s all the baggage we attach to it that makes it difficult. But if you can think of writing as simply assembling the pieces to a puzzle, you’ll do it much better and faster.
Young people usually have to face the following dilemma: what is better, to buy or to rent. The answer to this question will depend on the situation of a young person. If he has enough money to buy a property, I would recommend that he goes for it. In this case, a person will be looking at some luxurious homes. If having a mortgage is not an option, I would recommend renting. Renting is also good if you have not decided yet where you want to live. you might not know what to do in your life when you are still young. Renting might give you an opportunity to check it out.
I discuss many topics on this blog and as some of you might have realized by know, one topic I sometimes discuss is blogging. There are more and more blogs and bloggers these days. The question arises why do people decide to blog in the first place? This is an interesting question and I am sure that people are going to answer in many different ways. Some will blog to keep in touch with friend and family, while others will blog so that they will have a chance to present their views to other people. The important thing to keep in mind is to enjoy blogging, because ultimately the best reasons for blogging is simply that you enjoy it.
Is having a dog better and more convenient than having a cat? While having a cat is less time consuming, having a dog can be more rewarding. For example, you do not have to go on a walk with your cat. Your cat will take care of itself. Dogs usually need to go on walks, unless you have a garden where they can spend their whole days. While some cats might require grooming, dogs are more likely to make you to look for some dog grooming, especially if your dog requires regular grooming. Keep in mind that some dogs do not require any grooming at all. They will just take care of themselves.
One of my friends is going to get married this summer. She is not a very close friend of mine, but I must admit that I like her a lot. Even though we never were close, I thought that giving her a thought-over wedding present would be a nice gesture. I tried to look for some ideas on the Internet for the last couple of days. I came across the ideas of bespoke photo albums. From the very start, I knew that a bespoke photo album would make a perfect gift for her. I am sure that she would love to get a photo album like this one for sure. Even though I do not really know her and I have no idea what she might like, I am sure that bespoke photo albums as a gift are my safest bet. In my opinion, it is important to have an album in order to remember special occasions. Special occasions such as weddings happen to people only once in their lives. It is important to have something to remember them by. Weddings, anniversaries, graduations, or birthdays are some of those days people want to make memorable for the rest of their lives. It is great to have a right set of tools to remember such events forever.
If you want to have a successful business, then one of the most important things you should remember is that you should be as innovative as possible. These days it is very important and this especially applies to online businesses. The Web is changing each day and this is due to many innovative websites. Internet users may take social networks and chat rooms for granted, but such websites did not exist forever. There had to be a first website started a trend. It might be difficult to be innovative, but it is definitely very rewarding. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind:
-You might want to ask yourself whether you can come up with some innovative ideas. Maybe you already have some ideas, but never really thought about doing something about them.
-Sometimes you might come up with such ideas when you expect it the least. You might be sitting on a bench in a park and suddenly some great idea might come to your mind. As long as you have the right approach, you might be able to get great ideas all day long.
-Think if there is a need for something and nobody has done anything about it. This is more or less how Facebook got created. There was no site that had the same features and was as friendly as this particular social network. It simply filled the void.