More Insights

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Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits. Seth Godin  Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/blogging-quotes

Once again I am giving some more insights that I learn while blogging in the WordPress community.

  • I wrote before how I like just reading other blogs by doing a search in the reader. Well, I have come up with a name for this, not sure if someone has used it,.  During the spring and summer my best friend and I like going garage sale hopping, so my name for what I do in the reader is this “Blog Hopping”.
  • I have found out that Re-blogging is good”.  It builds bridges, it also supports fellow bloggers.
  • This one you may find a little silly, I once Google My Own Site”, my About Page was on the first page of the search.
  • Last but not least, “Tags, tags, and tags”. I have learned that this is a must tool in a blogger’s writing basket.  

The above three tips are some things I have found useful in my blogging.  Maybe, these may not be new to you, but they are truly new and useful.

How about you, do you have some tools you use in your blogging?  If so, please share some using the comment section.

Happy Blogging!

Name Calling; Psych 101

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“It’s an extraordinary thing about names. You’ve probably noticed it yourself. You think you’ve got them, I mean to say, and they simply slither away. I’ve often wished I had a quid for every time some bird with a perfectly familiar map has come up to me and Hallo-Woostered, and had me gasping for air because I couldn’t put a label to him. This always makes one feel at a loss.”― P. G. Wodehouse  Good Reads- Remembering Someone’s Name

**This is not about bullying, calling names to demean a person.***

Here is something I learned back in the eighties while doing some upgrading.  In a Psych 101 class there was a subject about remembering people’s names.

  • It takes work with memory skills
  • Say the person’s name within the next few sentences.
  • If possible assign an object to the person that is suitable.

I try my level best to use people’s names in conversations, letters, emails, phone calls, etc.,

People love hearing their name spoken.  They remember a person who uses their name, they’re impressed by this.

Dale Carnegie addresses this in his most known book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

This is a simple thing, but, it packs a lot of weight. I used this as a Pastor, I was able to remember the names of most in my congregation.  Also, I would remember returning visitor’s names.

So, to end this on an exercise notion, my name is “Dwain”.

Tips That I Have Tried & Proven

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I think blogging, by and large, is basically therapy. And I’m sure, and I know, that there are some terrific bloggers and some legitimate bloggers. But I think, by and large, a huge percentage of people who are blogging are doing it for self-therapy. Mike Barnicle
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Please be kind to me for I am stepping out of my comfort zone.  I want to share with you some advice that I am experiencing in my blog.  Wondering how people are finding my blog, watching numbers climb upward.  

So here I go:

1. Keeping it real:

Somewhere in the distant past of this blog I took a chance with my writing and started to write about my journey of being bi – polar.  Nervously I hit the “Publish” button.  Strange as it sounds it felt good.

I have kept writing about myself, once in a while maybe a guest blogger, or re-blog something that speaks to me.  I figure it this way, I know me, I know my strengths, weakness’, can’t go wrong with keeping it real.

2.  Categories and Tags:

Now this subject I am still learning.  I had a mess for I did not understand the concepts.  It took an email to Vee #MILLENNIALLIFECRISIS asked her a question, and she was kind enough to give me a quick tutorial on both concepts.

I am limiting the number of Categories, and trying to use tags more than once.  Example: #Rethinking Scripture is a tag in every post.

3. Interact:

There is one thing I am not hesitant in doing.  That is, I love dialogue, interacting with people. I seem to get an adrenaline rush by it.

I only leave a comment when I feel I have something to offer in the spirit of that post. If I like it I just hit “like”.

For everyone that sends a “like” or a “follow” I take time to check out their blog.  It is amazing where that has led me in the WordPress community.

 The result of interaction is I have begun some online friendships as we share back and forth.

Well, those are the three tips I wanted to share with you! I hope you find them useful!

Do you have some tips to share?  Post them in the comment section so others can read them!

Some Observations

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Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, ‘Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.’ Tristan Wilds
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My friend will be visiting and for some unknown reason he will stop me and ask ‘who are you arguing with?’.

  • Sometimes I may be commenting about something I am hearing on a t.v. show.  
  • I will see something and have a flashback about a style of clothing or accessory.  Anyone old enough to remember ‘cat eyes glasses’?
  • Some guy has a suit on that looks like one I would have found in my father/grandfathers closet.  Lately it is the large check pattern.
  • I keep looking for ‘platform’ shoes to be back in style

There is an old saying, not Biblical, “this too will pass”.  I have noticed that when I first experienced panic attacks I would say that very thing to me.  Now, here I am again trying to remind myself that “this too shall pass”.

So, dear reader here are some observations I have made over a certain length of time!