Devising Content that Stands Out from the Crowd

It is not without a sense of urgency that we experience many aspects of our lives. The long and the short of the problem is that with so many demands on our time, it is urgent that we get to the belly of the beast and jot those “X’s” onto our to-do lists. When I think of everything in life that demands our attention, and I am not a parent, nor even really a career man, the no. 1 thing I think of in the twenty-first century is the rush to post content on social media.


Writing content is all about capturing attention. It needs to provoke interest and to continue to do so, at a time when there is constantly all the more competition against which you need to pit yourself. You have what Is really a distinctly finite amount of time available if you are handling the reins of your social media. Therefore it is with some urgency that you need to keep your content coming.

The content you produce is all about establishing yourself as a thought leader in your field. You are, arguably, bringing yourself to market (branding yourself) and that means you need to seem to have a lot of expertise in the matter at hand which you carry out on a daily basis. You need to seem to be the best and brightest of your lot, and that means regularly bringing to the fold what amounts to excellence in social media content. Without a steady series of relevant social media posts, you are not going to seem to be very much of a thought leader at all.

You are almost certainly already on social media if you are interested in blogs on WordPress. It is up to you to handle yours with excellence. I am drawing on the WordPress Daily Prompts for inspiration, and while my blogging work remains merely a hobby, I do want to present a relative amount of truth and dedication to the craft so that I am not merely spinning my wheels. If you want to “like” this post and/or “follow” my blog, by all means, you are welcome to do so. You can leave me a comment as well. Thanks for reading, and good luck with your content!


Action is Essential if you Want Your Aims

A very important realization to have is that time waits for no man. (That’s Chaucer).

I don’t need to tell you twice. You have a finite number of years left in your life, so make the most of them. I am reasonably confident that if you are reading this, you already are. My WordPress strategy is currently to draw inspiration from the WordPress Daily Prompts, and if you understand that I am a blogger doing this for personal reasons, then you are my kind of reader.

I feel I am as capable as I can be with this kind of hobby underway: it must be clear, it must be readable, and it must give me an opportunity to reach fellow bloggers so that I know who might be thinking along the same lines as myself.

I implore you to act. You don’t have an endless supply of the day known as tomorrow, and you should be exploring your own identity with the aim to be both effective and distinct. The aim of bringing it to the digital page should be providing you with both momentum and motivation. It comes but once, and you should have the benefit of some kind of calendar schedule that reminds you when to act, and how.

I want to be known to those with similar paths in life to my own. It is not glory that I want, or riches, but only to gain skill at a craft.  I want to see the world with the eyes of one who has learned something he desired to know. That is all I can do now, but I will be learning each and every day, a pursuit of knowledge.

If you are seeing this, perhaps your own goals are in full swing. You are in charge of your own fate, and what brings you here is sympathy for another, one apart from yourself. You never know when a spark will ignite, and however you have found your way to this tidy page outside yourself, feel free to enjoy as you see fit and to do as one does with a blogger: you “like” and you “follow.”



What Alger Wrote about Silence

By the time he died in 1899, Horatio Alger Jr. was the author of about a hundred volumes.1   His popularity had dwindled, although his writing received favourable comments and a resurgence following his death.  Walter Sherwood’s Probation says, “There are times when silence is golden, and one of those times is at hand.”2  All of Alger’s novels rework the same plot:  a boy struggles to escape poverty.3


It’s not the age of silence.  It’s only with a lack of luck that a forthcoming individual lacks a voice by which he’s known.  If one has any luck, he has a voice, with which to speak.  The Internet intertwines individual voices, and at times the roar is as one and other times it is dissident and singular sentiments are spoken.


We should not shy away from our opportunities to speak. Humility’s not always to our advantage, and we should come forward with something we have in mind to say. The adjoining of human lives is extremely advantageous as the like-minded can and do join in solidarity to reside among the voice of the collective. When the human voice is silenced, it is the sound of silence, but not nearly as golden a silence as the failing Horatio Alger Jr. posited.

If you’re already proudly speaking, and your words are from the heart, let them sound aloud and share your true sentiments with those who are supportive. Don’t be inhibited by what is unkind luck and, therefore, misfortune. Reading this is the opportunity to come forward with speech, so avail yourself of this possibility that your words are worth it and reach home. Never hesitate when the iron is hot to be forward with this venture, and have a heart and be true. Feel welcome with your words.

If you’re of the mind to “like” this post or “follow” my blog, that’s great. You’re welcome to comment as well. This is my chance to say a little with my own voice.


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To Be Passionate is Not to Be Dismissed


In other civilizations the artists were passionate, and to this day the best minds take in works from the past, what was decided long ago in times of yesteryear.

It is not so much like that now.

Everybody is posting their content all the time, it would seem. This isn’t that big an exaggeration, and you know what I’m talking about if you spend even a cursory amount of time on the Internet. The greatest earmark of passionate works has long been discovered by curious onlookers; now, everybody and his brother is putting something up on the Internet about what it is in his life that is suitable for casual discussion and discourse.

The best and the most passionate shouldn’t play second fiddle.

That being said, it is true that passion need not enter the discussion at all; casual passion–what passes for passion–is ignited daily, and what would seem mundane to scholars is divided on public forums as though it carried burning weight and gravity. This is regrettable, but necessary for civilization as we understand it in the West to pass into the future, a time when people’s outpouring of brazen and unschooled content will become increasingly normalized and heralded all the more as truth.

There is little to be done about this.

It would seem that we are fated to see future generations all the more empowered to join the throng and spit their commentary on formerly little seen aspects of human life as it is now and all the greater committed to the Internet. It is not so much earmarked passion as it is the digital human narrative, committed to the public eye and replicated in many places.

About passion I dare not breathe a word.

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Coming Together in the Age of the Internet


I believe that socializing with friends is important for your well-being. Naturally, in the day and age of the Internet, there are many, many opportunities to find people with whom you may forge a connection. So many people are on the Internet that socializing with new people online is a valuable opportunity when there are so many doors to open. It can’t be beat, that you if need to find other people, that the Internet is so useful when it comes to seeking people.

Social media is truly an advantage if you utilize it. Using Facebook to keep in touch with people from your past, and the numerous other social media platforms that get you interacting with people on the Internet, is a wonderful thing in this century. Often the collective of ideas and thought is forged uniquely through the various social media avenues. Many times the spark of friendship happens in plain sight with social media. It is distinctly a wonderful experience as you have probably enjoyed yourself.

The wealth of information on the Internet is truly a boon for people seeking new and enriching modes of information. It may seem like casual play, perhaps, or something that is so commonplace that it is taken for granted, but the Internet and the socialization that accompanies it is something very special. You can’t help but be moved by the camaraderie that goes with being active on the Internet. Many times, whether staying in touch with people you know from the “real world,” or whether searching for fellowship in the vaunted halls of the Internet, you will find yourself remarking upon the bonds and companionship that comet. It is with this goal in mind, of finding people to whom I may serve a function, that I am carrying on with my blog with an interest in growing my personal brand and possibly becoming of service to others thanks to my activities on the Internet. I am optimistic I can make this work.

You are free to “like” this post or to follow my blog if you agree with the sentiment I’ve expressed in this blog post. Comments are welcome as well. If you think I could be of service to you, by all means, get in touch. Thank you for reading and all the best to you.


Passion is Fragile


What can be very fragile in life is enthusiasm. Waking up in the morning with energy for the day, the urge to be productive, the capacity to take an interest in the world–all of these ideas can be very fragile and it is necessary to cultivate your growth by having pursuits in your life which give you energy. It is semi-tragic when the light goes out, if all of a sudden what was captivating for you is lost, and nothing is left in the way of passion for life. Many people think about what it takes to feel optimistic about the world, and it is of great importance to make decisions that help you feel eager to be challenged and that help you grow as a person.

Closing a door on what gives you enthusiasm is never a good idea. Life is often characterized as being very short, indeed, but it is clear to me, given my forty years, that people who feel the muse are much more often rewarded than people who are left with their passions broken and discarded. Regrettably, there are frequently setbacks in one’s life that leave you unable to continue down one path, but with any luck, there will emerge an alternative path which offers just as many rewards and just as many blessings as the path you have abandoned. It is vital that you cling to life as though everything about you which makes you “you” keeps blossoming as though nothing can replace it, because this is the case. Your enthusiasm for the day is everything in life.

If you have enjoyed this brief post, feel free to click “like” or to follow me. You are welcome to leave comments as well. This has been inspired by today’s WordPress Daily Prompt, which is the direction I am currently taking for my blog. Thank you for reading, and I hope that my direction with this blog will ultimately bring me satisfaction. All the best to you!


Reaching the End of a Job Position



This year started with some promise, because I met the requirements for a job position which was stay-at-home and on the Internet. At first, I was working several days each week, with only a little time out of the day spent at work, and the money, while the opposite of a king’s ransom, was slightly motivating as I could see myself putting a few dollars in my pocket while gaining work experience and utilizing my time effectively as well.

I was a content writer, thanks to a writing platform named Freelancer which is a website where you can both host work opportunities for freelancers to contact you with an application, and also search many, many work opportunities if you yourself are a freelancer and want paid opportunities for yourself. I lucked out slightly, because although the money was very poor, I felt the work experience would benefit me and I would be spending my time slightly wiser than the way I was doing.

I have had some interest in writing for money and this was the first time I actually was doing it (this year, 2016). I had the assistance of an editor, and my deadlines were flexible enough that they were easy to meet, so I was happy with the opportunity to do some content writing. Although my name wasn’t attached to the articles I was writing, I knew my writing would some of the time be circulating on the Internet and perhaps it would impact to some degree the lives of some readers. I was pleased with what I was doing.

Unfortunately, after several months, the pace of the incoming work for me has slowed to a snail’s pace and I am starting to suspect that the company for which I worked has stopped offering me work. It has been a couple of weeks since I was contacted by e-mail with a work assignment to do, and I haven’t been paid for the last couple of articles I wrote for them, so it is looking to me as if it is no longer happening. I will have to change my occupation entry on my Facebook page sometime soon if the absence persists in my e-mail address from my editor and I will have to pursue other work, I’m afraid. While it was good while it lasted, as I enjoyed the pace of the work, regrettably, I am currently back to square one.