Thinking I Have Been Misguided

An Internet newsletter I read included an interesting 2007 interview I read last night with filmmaker Werner Herzog

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The films the writer of the article points to include Nosferatu the Vampyre, Aguirre the Wrath of God, and Fitzcarraldo, three which I viewed quietly when I was in college, specifically in the year 1999 when such things were far less frequently available. One of my college essays included a few of my observations about Herzog, and, perplexingly enough, my teacher mentioned the last day we spoke to each other that he was planning himself to write a book about Herzog, to establish the young man who taught me himself, as a writer. The interview included a peculiar observation Herzog made in the 2007 interview, in which the filmmaker is quoted as saying: “Adventure! I cannot stand the term adventure nowadays—I lower my head and charge—it has degenerated into such an obscenity that you can go to the travel agency and book an adventure trip to New Guinea, to the headhunters, to the cannibals.”

I was reminded of my blog post two days ago:  findingenvirons1.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/what-might-have-been-adventure-can-show-the-rust/ which included in its title the unfortunate word Adventure. I think I must correct the impression it left, but, to the blog post’s credit, it did receive the attention and interest of a blogger with a much, much larger profile than I have, beautybeyondbones, who compared to me you should read, and you can find her most recent post at the time of this writing at

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Compared to me, she’s very good.

That being said, today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word, “Local,” and I think how hard it is to be by and large confined to the area which is local for me and still to feel like there is a contribution I can make. I am not easily discouraged, but I think compared to someone like beautybeyondbones, who has gone through tremendous suffering and come back strong, I wonder what kind of insight I can conjure. I think again, however, and I remember it is true that if you have any interest in doing business in 2017, you should definitely have a blog and update it regularly. I sometimes tweet links to articles that argue for the importance of blogging, and, I feel the odd person who clicks through what I share on Twitter about blogging sometimes must resonate. You can find me on Twitter here

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It is nearly ready for a summer update, but that must by necessity and for scheduling reasons be left for several days from now, which is what I’ve decided.

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There is a plentitude of blogging advice available on the Internet, but the best advice I know of is this tidbit. You should generally not tell people what to post. Any passion, any recipe for inventiveness or what is usually referred to as authenticity, should not be filtered out of an individual’s content for the sake of conveying expertise. It is not a good idea.

The WordPress photo challenge this week has been an essay on the subject of Transience, and while I expressed an interest in the essay in my previous blog post I did neglect to include a link to the actual essay, in case you wish to read it. It is here

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I shall include another photo, which I think implies transience, simply for the oversight of not actually linking to the essay which inspired the blog post which beautybeyondbones briefly evaluated, impressing me greatly. If you are of a mind that a post like this is favourable to you, feel free to, “like,” “comment,” and/or, “follow.” I seldom know what this will turn up, but I was moved by the response to the previous blog post again and also what the Werner Herzog interview turned up (and that too you should consider reading in its entirety).

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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.

How Not Knowing Thrillers Makes You a Rookie

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Gaps in your knowledge can be a roadblock.  You need to learn continually, in my estimation.  Otherwise, you’re making a scattershot effort, briefly fun but getting thinner.  Reflecting on what you can do to demonstrate credibility, here are a few life lessons I’ve gained from experience, that I’d like to touch on here.

• Look before you leap.

Without a vocation, it isn’t much good to declare yourself “in the game,” no matter with how much positive thinking you direct yourself, and the level of enthusiasm you have to proffer (such as with to write).  Gaps in your knowledge can easily set you back.  For example, consider being asked to submit a review of a current film, for example.  If you focus solely on one film genre, such as thrillers, for example, you will look better in the eyes of whatever readers you have.  For example, a thriller I remember enjoying is Vantage Point.  It’s a film where William Hurt appears as the President of the United States and the target of an attempt on his life.  Dennis Quaid appears as a FBI guard and part of the President’s enclave.  This one movie alone could have easily spanned dozens of opinions.  Also, a review could have included references to as many other films.

• Don’t gauge there will be excitement when developing something mundane.

You can’t count on being blessed with adulation for something trivial, particularly when you are uninformed.  I know a lot of amateur film reviews can read as uninformed.  It doesn’t generate a lot of positive feedback, I feel, if you are merely waxing poetic on the flick you sat through at the mall.  There is so much competition to get through the noise that I don’t think you will find it particularly satisfying to be hurling nonsense at the world… unless you are a genuine nut.  It’s lucky in this day and age that we have a surviving film format in the commercial sense because not only is the written word pining away for attention, there is a lot of rival video to traditional film that require performance analysis.  A substantial level of dedication to the interpretation of media is essential.

• Your best friend might just be your mother.

If, after you’ve sewn your heart on your sleeve, and the most telling response you get is from your mother, you might know in that moment that you’re beat.  Mothers sometimes know best.  If you get the message that you seem bonkers, you may have to acknowledge that your personal opinions on social might not be a successful strategy on any level in your personal journey.  Gaps in your knowledge can be your undoing.  No matter how much grindstone you’ve hewn, or how much enthusiasm and joy you mustered keeping it real, you may fall short if the lights dancing in your eyes are causing you to need sunglasses.  Even if you did your best, I know in the long run that if things don’t work out, the pain won’t be forever.  I assure you, it won’t.

If you like this post, let me know by following my blog.  Thanks for reading and stick to what you want to do.  Just exercise caution where caution is due.  Thanks.

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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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Luis Llerena

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!

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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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Book Blog Tour – How to Reach Your Writing Goals like a Pro

Book Details

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.

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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.

Excerpt

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]

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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.

Synopsis

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.

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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.

Buy Links

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1HNKGQ6
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reach-Your-Writing-Goals-Like-ebook/dp/B017Q02KVS/
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About the Author

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.”

Contact The Author

Amazon Author Page – http://amzn.to/1HNLu7z
MCSimonWrites Blog – http://www.mcsimonwrites.com/
WritersPayItForward Website – http://www.writerspayitforward.org/
Facebook Fan Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/MC-Simon/526773840785287
Twitter – https://twitter.com/mcsimonwrites
GooglePlus – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MCSimonWrites/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcsimonwrites

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