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Congratulations! You have created your first blog. You have probably already chosen your theme and maybe have already written your first post. You may be wondering, what next? There are a few beneficial elements to incorporate into your blog that will help you be successful with whatever blogging goals you may have. This is not one…… Continue reading Five Things to Include on Your New Blog
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Engagement is the key to building a community not a group of onlookersBe organized, yet flexibleStick to a schedule but be reasonable with itNever lack zealJust because you feel others don’t do it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’tUse your strengthsAsk even if you feel unqualified- you never know who will say yesBe grateful Build something meaningfulMaster the art of…… Continue reading 44 Things I Learned About Blogging
Working to deadlines is a commendable attitude even for folks not writing for a magazine or someone else who needs their contribution. When you KNOW the deadline has gone…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: When Deadlines Have Gone By
A creative writer needs to stimulate their imagination to enable them to express with words their flair and comprehension. Stimulating the creative part of our humanity also can be of great assistance when we are faced with certain uncomfortable life situations. **** I met a young woman in the waiting-room of the Radium Clinic. …… Continue reading Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times
These days I’m struggling to be patient. Life has become more like a treadmill path, running without seeing any apparent result. I am sure we all feel more or less the same. After almost one year of lock down, our patience is being tested. I have been focusing and trying really hard to become more…… Continue reading Achieving Patience One Day at a Time
In what ways do you choose joy?
Six thirty in the morning. I’m hobbling as I try to walk my dog. A month ago, I had fallen in the ice storm and injured my ankle and I’m still hurting. Last summer, I was able to walk ten miles a day. Today, I can barely handle one. I feel stupid and horrible and…… Continue reading The Odd Goose
“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts”. Unknown Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏 PTP Philo is the man behind Philosophy Through Photography. He is a physician not a philosopher by profession but developed an interest in the philosophy of life. He is into amateur photography…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Sweat, Determination and Guts
I will always be grateful to The Author Learning Centre based in the U.S.A. and a young man who only knew me through my book Beyond the Ashes. I had been given a subscription to this writer’s centre which was more about marketing than what I was really seeking. This young man…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger
It sounds like a complete paradox that we would make or forge success through failure in life, but it is true in its meaning and application. Fear is one of the main pitfalls to success in any endeavor you will take on. The definition of success, fear, and failure is subjective, meaning that each might look a little different for every person. I believe it is essential that we clearly define what success looks like and understand what might hold us back from it. Fundamentally, without failure, there would be no progression towards success.
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I completed a book. I told a story. It is probably not the best story and will never become famous, but I wrote it. From notes and comments in notebooks the story and the people became real. I became committed to the folks in the…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could
“If you are not where you want to be, do not quit. Instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” Eric Thomas I am Coreen Kuhn, a photographer, and lover of everything beautiful. I love to travel and capture nature and beautiful landscapes.I am a mother to two sons 20 and 19. I got engaged in…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: If You Are Not Where You Want To Be
We can talk about the positive effects of selfless actions for hours and today I will point out some of those which I have experienced in my life. However, looking at the world around us can give us a good estimation what can greed do to a society. 1. Service gives us perspective It happens…… Continue reading Service to Others is Indeed Service to Ourselves
A wonderful opportunity was offered to me at the end of the same year I wrote the short story about the horse sitting on my Mum’s car. It was a true story! Because the short story amused the wife of our small community local Mayor, she phoned me and suggested I apply for…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 6