Nominated to be queried for great young WordPress fun

WordPress thanked their bloggers for everything they did on the platform in 2016, I saw.  It was affirming, which is good if you enjoy ready validation.  I have to conduct myself with a degree of decorum which is necessary for all intents and purposes.  I don’t regret this at all.
Matthew matthew903.wordpress.com/2017/01/15 nominated me for a challenge, and while I am certainly late, I don’t mind posting something that is responsive.  It’s a growing experience, all the more because of what WordPress let us all know, and that is that they are inclusive.
l First, 2016 in 3 words… Disheartening.  Winding.  Dire.  Why do people like to characterize time with little descriptors like those?  They are a bit hard to think of.
l Second, who are the people who most moved us in the year behind (2016)?  I won’t name names, but I would offer up Ashtur-as, who is a bit imaginary and who accompanies me when I am out to count the steps I take.  I’ll think a little about Zop, too, which is a nickname for someone I hurt by mistake.
l Third, where have I seen beauty in 2016?  It’s typically the cemetery where I caretake the grounds.  I’m part of the operations for the spot, and that’s the reason I have to observe a level of respectability which I feel genuinely reflects who I am.
l Best food, ha, maybe my parent’s dinner dessert of chocolate cherry frozen yogurt.  I know I’m round.
l The event, fifth, that most affected my sense of consciousness about the world where I live (the one we’ve got) was Rogue One.  Everybody seems to have a lot to say about it.  I am preparing myself with reading material and the like before I even try to enter that universe mentally.
l The sixth avenue of inquiry, so to speak, is the finest purchase I made in 2016.  I’m not a materialist, I’m part of a not-for-profit.  I think this was the year I bought The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss.  That was a good read that I took on a couple of times.

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My three good intentions, as the questions go, are to keep up the blogging I’m doing and remaining aware of our website at http://www.maplelawncemetery.org and to aim for more tweeting, even after February 3.  I want to get to a local branch of the public library in 2017 and I want to eat a St. Patrick’s Day milkshake again this year.
You’re welcome to like, follow, and/or subscribe if you think this kind of business is solid.  It’s in good fun.

Photo Challenge Entry, Ambience at Our Quiet Church

In the spirit of photographic art, many, many people have their hand in at taking digital pictures.  Life is routinely captured visually in an electronic format, and even if you, like me, are somewhat rudimentary in your ability to take a good photo, it doesn’t mean that inspiration never strikes.  The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is a blog series that offers help when it comes to gathering your wits at the sending end of a photograph.  Drawing inspiration from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenges is useful, because both are you becoming part of a state of awareness surrounding photography and also that you are elevating your ideas to the level of relative expertise.
This week’s Challenge is on the subject of ambience, which is explored as a route to bringing up the mood of your audience by rendering photos which are full of excitement, as with light, for example, that can be enjoyed with the sense of sight and also reflected upon.  This week’s Challenge invites the post of an ambient photo, which for me is ideal as I always feel lucky when something I’ve snapped shows comparative ambience (to something duller).  I’m part of a nonprofit where I take photos of our grounds, because I’m there routinely, and I’m familiar with the place.
There’s a church and cemetery, to get to the point, where our nonprofit handles the caretaking and other duties.  We have a webpage:  http://maplelawncemetery.org
I’m also blogging, as you can clearly see, which is taking in interest in our operation in the capacity that it functions as a small business, and while we’re firmly a not-for-profit, it is the work we do of which we’re proud.  All this being said, I’ve selected a photo I took which is dated October 9, 2013.  Without much more to say, I present it here as part of this week’s photo challenge and it is below.  While I am not exclusively discussing our work as a not-for-profit, I will continue to blog regularly and if you have an interest in this, feel free to “like,” “follow,” and/or subscribe.  Thank you.
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Fortune is the Result of Aim Coupled with Dedication

Today’s WordPress daily prompt is the word, “fortune.”  When you reflect on fortune, you might think of the sixty hours you could put in at work each week, and the money that goes with the right efforts of long hours of effort.  You can make mastery out of your life, if you have the right drive, experiences, and initiative.  It may take early mornings, long hours of study, and perspiration.  However, if you write your own formula for ingenuity, you might find yourself gearing up for sought-after rewards.  It is up to you to make your fortune.
With any luck, you’ve gained some intuition by your education.  You’ve become schooled, set goals for yourself, and become aware of the dictates set by your own heart.  You’ve gone forward into employment, taken on entrepreneurship, begun to accumulate material wealth.  It is the first ties you have to success.  You have the key to the door for future growth.
I’ve become interested in Patrick Bet-David’s channel for videos on YouTube about entrepreneurship, known as Valuetainment.  Bet-David is like a philosopher to the business world.  He has a deep-seated drive to enrich himself and he undertakes a radical approach to business savvy.  His vision for Valuetainment, as I understand it, is to communicate expertise for those likewise amassing countless hours of the single-minded pursuit of achievements of commerce.  What first captivated me about Bet-David and Valuetainment is Patrick’s thoughts on the future of Twitter.  He has clearly reflected at length on what can be done for the future of the ailing social media giant.  I knew then that Patrick Bet-David was a man of excellent character and insight into concerns which personally were aware in me.  I was stunned that the man has such a terrific grasp of questions which were likewise occurring to me, and of course to many others.  You should take a look at what he said.
I will continue to share some of the Valuetainment YouTube videos, to Twitter, knowing that occasionally they will spark an moment of interest in people exploring both popular social media platforms.  It is necessary to put in the hours for success if you want to be like Bet-David.  I’m a lightweight, merely playing; but there will be those for who Valuetainment presents answers.  Do take a look.
Don’t overlooking subscribing to Valuetainment on Youtube, and consider “liking” this post, “following” my blog and/or commenting.  I appreciate you dropping by, and good luck to you whatever you take on in 2017 and beyond.  I wish you all the best.
A photo by Liz Weston. unsplash.com/photos/-g57yzlni2Q
Liz Weston

Mind the Gap

Bringing your personal brand to social media can be quite a lot of work.

Social media is a seductive distraction. If you aren’t prepared to get down to business, you can find you waste hours and days investigating social media, because it never stops and some people just can’t get enough of it. This means that you might find yourself in a position where you spend much more time just reading and looking at what’s on social media, than actually bringing to bear your personal brand as it’s understood with social media. You don’t know what happened, but all of a sudden the clock has jumped and you don’t know where the time went.

This could well mean that your personal brand hasn’t made it to your social media platforms (and never mind the possibility that your efforts at creating your own brand might be diluted by the numbers of social media platforms on which you’re active).

You need to invest time into researching what it means to show your personal brand on social media. Particularly if you are in business, you need to come to terms now with the idea that you are a brand, and therefore you must evaluate what you need to do to make yourself seem savvy and interesting. It is the best way to handle social media. You need to be a part of it to keep up with the next guy, and you need to do it as well or better in order to seem like a flexible, valuable individual. It’s really not all that intuitive, when you get down to brass tacks.

This is where putting your research skills into effect pays off. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information crafting your social media strategy, and you can take away a few tips that will help you focus your social media output into a brand that proves quality and expertise. The tip of the iceberg is your getting started, and research will quickly bring you up to speed with some guidelines about how best to proceed. It isn’t too difficult, but research will certainly help, and that is what the jumping off point is, when you are expanding your personal brand on social.

This post was inspired by the WordPress Discover challenge Mind the Gap. If you like where I am going with this, feel free to “like” and/or “follow,” and/or to leave me a comment. Thank you so much for reading!

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The Best of my Blog

My name is Patrick Coholan and I am a Canadian who blogs as his hobby. I mean it to be handy for people who take an interest work on and off the Internet and I hope that the readers who find me enjoy what I have wrote for them. Many of the photographs accompanying the blog posts I have taken myself. I do quite a bit of informal research that I bring to the table with my blog. I am also a content writer with occasional part-time work coming to me from India. I am most comfortable blogging and writing from afar.

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These links are my own blog, the best of which I am presenting to you as part of this week’s WordPress Discover challenge #DiscoverWP
Participants are invited to draw inspiration from a number between one and ten. I decided on the number ten, and I was able to identify my ten most important blog posts out of them all. I also include a brief note after each post which is what I reflect I have done with the relevant blog post.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/work-the-more-the-better/

This explains my work ethic.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/at-times-tweeting-is-an-uphill-battle/

This explains how I feel about promoting my blog with Twitter.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/boundaries-challenge/

This draws inspiration from healthy boundaries in more abstract language.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-ornate-and-the-slumbering/

This explains what I do when I am on our job site.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/division-a-force-for-good/

These are my thoughts on the word, “division.”

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/narrowing-my-blogs-focus/

This is how I decided to specific a direction for my blog.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/coming-together-in-the-age-of-the-internet/

This is a touch of philosophy on our lives and the Internet.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/action-is-essential-if-you-want-your-aims/

This is motivational advice.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/whether-sincere-or-can-we-challenge-ourselves/

I was trying to be heartfelt here when I was reflecting on my social media efforts.

https://findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/second-thoughts/

This is a discussion about second thoughts which have come up for me.

If you enjoy this post, please “like” and/or “follow” and comment on my blog. Have a wonderful time!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/numbers/

Being Artificial on Social Media

Transforming your mind state into something for the Internet is rampantly common and has been for a long time. With social media, you get to craft Internet content that reflects who you are as an individual. When you post to Facebook, or to Twitter, or to Youtube or to any other social media platform, you have an opportunity to make artificial something that is real in your life.

Evaluating your everyday life experience, and translating it into Internet content that you make available for others, is part of your life and that of many others. By thinking of creative methods by which you can translate aspects of your life into social media, you have the ability and the freedom to craft Internet content that is representative of real world aspects of your life, yet artificial in the format you render it. Your life is real, as real as you experience it, and with social media, you can tap into real world experiences for something which is suitable for the consumption of others. You communicate moments in your life into social media posts that reflect who you are as an individual.

There is nothing completely real about posting on social media, yet it generally grows out of real life, because you are inherently human. Therefore the urge to render your life on social media means that you grow your content out of experiences you have in real life. It wouldn’t be artificial if it was really happening, yet however interactive social media becomes, you are translating your experiences into content that others can digest and reflect on, to understand who you are as a human being. The WordPress Daily Prompt for today is the word “artificial.” With social media you form content that is grown from your life experience, yet rendered as artificial as far as it is only a representation of what has happened to you in your life, a bloom of the seed of real life.

Feel free to “like” this post and to comment, and/or to “follow” my blog if you found this blog post thoughtful. I hope you that your own social media posts continue to go well for you and that the best moments in your life are conferred to social media as though they were vitally important, which they are. You are an individual and you have the opportunity to write social media content that reflects the best of what happens to you.

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