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[1: 1,860 of 10,000] Smart Phone Blogging

In Journal on January 13, 2017 at 10:41 PM


Something is very wrong with my laptop. There seemed to be a spyware or a virus maybe that is trying to hack it. The wordpress does not display properly and I am not sure how long will I be able to keep up blogging using my phone.

I have to be creative for the next few days as blogging on a smart phone is not really comfortable and I love tapping on my keyboards. It feels like sending a long text to a lover. It almost feels like criminal. The dictionary suggestions of three possible next words is refreshingly helpful to make it work for now. I am afraid to let anyone look at my laptop, it contains my very private thoughts.

I’ll try to sort it out tomorrow. What’s the worst thing that could happened? Throw it in the air due to frustration?

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[1: 1,854 of 10,000] WordPress’ Stats Button Is Out

In Article on January 8, 2017 at 11:14 PM

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Did you notice that the WordPress’ stats button was removed from the top left corner when you’ve signed in and viewing your blog? It used to have a one-click button and you’ll immediately see how many people visited your blog for the day, which post did they look, guests are coming from what country, etc. Before it was removed I was thinking of actually disabling it, okay I didn’t remember doing something to actually disable it, but it has been gone for some time now.

It is actually distracting for me to have that quick button because I am tempted to click it and see who are dropping by in my blog instead of completing a post and making it eloquent. It gives me a different sense of falsehood and the jolt that I am being played by the production of the chemicals dopamine and oxytocin.

So why do I blog? Because I enjoy writing, I hope in the process I am able to inspire, and the reality that I want to get better with writing. This is my practice in a stage; like having an audition all the time but I don’t expect to have a theater full of audience. And though I wish to have more readers, it is not the goal.

[1: 1,852 of 10,000] Enjoy Writing

In Article on January 7, 2017 at 3:08 AM

Since New Year I was able to write a post daily and it felt good like I got my discipline in check but it’s only the 7th, kind of too early to tell I’m in it.

My blog always start from a Notes app that I saved as 10K BLOG. I start from Notes just to keep track of my file naming that started with number code, I’m almost reaching 2,000 posts.

My lazy ass usually makes excuses that I don’t need to be blogging daily if I don’t want to or can’t because it is never an obligation; but  I wanted to be better with my writing and it makes me happy to blog. This year I made a simple addition to my note just above my title, I reminded myself to “Enjoy Writing”. It is a simple two words and yet it planted a fire in my heart that I have the joy to publish a post without any pressure.

This blog is for me and whoever happens to drop by and pick up a little something out of it is the bonus.

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[1: 1,784 of 10,000] When I’m Not Blogging

In Journal on September 14, 2016 at 9:40 PM

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When I am not blogging it means I am giving my utmost concentration to my demanding and paying career. While I am enjoying a very looooooooong weekend break because of the Eid Al Adha celebration here in United Arab Emirates, then I have no reason not to give ample time to blog.

When I am not blogging I do feel like a piece of me dies silently, without even giving a fight. Like a lamb being sacrificed, it doesn’t rebel, shouts to fight back, but it just cries in silent but it haunts me, it robs me of my peace. I recognise that I do need to write, not really because I identify myself to it, I blog without getting paid (for now), I need to write because I have a voice and I love doing it.

When I am not blogging then it means I am being lazy or not pulling every ounce of I can still do more. I am in my plateau mode that I have not tried to do new thing. Not growing, not making mistake, not daring… it means not having new experience to write or bottom line not LIVING.

It is a challenge if I could keep up writing daily again, especially that I am up for a long vacation starting next weekend. It’s an EFFORT, so YOR are you up for it? I like to say YES, I really do, but action is better than a written commitment. 😀

[1: 1,725 of 10,000] Daily Blog Revisited

In Review on June 17, 2016 at 10:18 AM

I’ve created this blog years ago, there were certain periods that I was really consistent in writing one post a day or even more if there are just too much idea to be written, and then there was hiatus especially when I feel like professional work should have my undivided attention.

Writing a blog post denote work, I do give some thought on what to write even if I am not particulary aiming to write for someone. It is a bonus though when someone liked it, when those time comes, at the back of my head, maybe I’ve written that for that person to see. If no one liked it, I did indeed only wrote it for myself.

It would be wonderful that I could earn a living by just writing but unless I have sort of aim for a direction or a real service to other people, this blog will always remain a hobby. This is my little public sanctuary where every possible subject that I fancy goes in, almost no limitations or is it without FOCUS.

I have a little obsessive compulsive disorder, and whenever I looked at my posting activity insights (see image below), it felt like I’ve been lazy through December to May, and it bugs me terribly! How do I expect to find progress if I don’t put in the time, the work, the effort, the energy, and the dedication for something that I do love (Steven Pressfield in his “The War of Art” had a pretty good explanation on that)?

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Progress after all according to Dechardin is the soul of the universe. Wouldn’t it be nice to be part of contributing to the soul of the universe where we are all inexplicably connected whether we accept that notion or not.

So turning a year older this month is another challenge to get my SHIT together. Put in LOVE and WORK but most especially finish things (the procrastinator in me is yelling, hell NO!). I am going to try very hard again to keep posting a blog daily… for me and when someone happened to stumble upon this world of mine, and for you too.

[1: 1,693 of 10,000] The Blogging Commitment

In Journal on March 5, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Look at my daily blogging insight:

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I have a good 6 months last year from May to October and then I have to make a choice if I am committing to my work who demands that I learn it, get comfortable, and be an expert.  Obviously, my work right now was prioritised but it doesn’t mean I could just totally abandon blogging.

I feel a little sad that I was not able to commit to my daily blogging, it looked crazy (the OCD in me) that there are lots of greys instead of blues. I have to make more effort to be more efficient of my time and make sure that I have better concentration so I can still make a blog everyday. It’s a matter of making good habit. I could not not write because it is what fuels my soul and it feels like it is one of my essential and unique contributions to the world amongts my other personas as an employee, a sister, a friend, a relative, a colleague, and a stranger.

I can do this! 😛

[1: 983 of 10,000] I Am Writing Short Blog Posts

In Article on April 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM

600-00983734I love writing short blog posts because it is tiring to make a long one (just being honest here because I don’t have the time for in depth research all the time). Also, I myself usually felt dragged if I see an ultimate long post to finish and absorb.

I keep my entries short and on the dot, I don’t go around about the topic and just make sure I put the essential in one quick article that is easy to grasp and relate to.

Keep it short in delivering a message. I also find it more rewarding to see a short post that got it all and no longer require blings just to fill a space but could still successfully elicits the goal of the writer.