Friday, November 17, 2017

Step To the Mic

I don't know about you, but as long as I can remember, the elders in my family have always said you have to speak things into existence.  What I've learned in my adult life is that you can also speak negative things into existence.  

You want a happy life?  Speak a happy life into existence.  I don't know what you have to do when you get up first thing in the morning, but do something that gets you motivated for the day.  I'm not stupid, I know there is a possibility that something or some things might derail that positive spirit, but you MUST stay strong during the day.  Find you a mantra that you repeat in order to keep your sanity.  

You want a great relationship?  Ask for what you want and speak it into existence.  Want a different job?  Do the work to get noticed and speak it into existence.  You want a new place to live?  Get on that savings plan and speak it into existence.  

However, there is one small thing you have to do in order to properly speak things into existence.  You have to let go of the foolishness!!!  You can't be speaking a relationship into your life and trying to sample the entire rainbow at the same time.  Pick a struggle!  You can't be asking for a different job and doing the absolute minimum at your current job just to get a check. Really?  Get your life.  You can't want a new place to live and having a six dollar coffee each day.  Keep a fun budget, but get serious about achieving something that your really want!  

Speaking is not the only action you have to take.  You have to make an effort.  Is it hard?  YES!!!  I would be a horrible blogger if I told you it was easy.  Quite frankly, for me, just doing this blog is rough...but I do it because I love it and I want it to be big, so I keep moving forward.  

So, wonderful people of the world, start speaking positive vibes into and over your life.  You deserve it and don't let anyone tell you that you don't.  

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Feel the music

Music.  It crosses countries, races, nationalities - oh I just love how it brings people together.  I just can't get enough of it.  If you check out my iPod and Amazon accounts, you will find anything on there except hard rock.  I just can't handle it because it's too loud for me.  But for those of you who love it, rock on!!!  

So, one of my fav artists has a new album out.  If you didn't know, I'm a huge Kelly Clarkson fan.  She will always be the American Idol.  Well, one of her new songs is called Move You.  If you haven't heard it, click on the link to get to her YouTube page and have a listen...but come right back to finish this.  

Someone left a simple comment how did I feel the Holy Spirit?  In the comments that followed, someone said something about always bringing God into things and then someone else said something that made a lot of sense...


Seriously, if you don't feel something from the music you are listening to, you are listening to the wrong type of music.  Music should spark something in you.  It should make you want to dance around your place.  It should be so great that you keep a melody in your head all day.  It should make you want to do something just so you can listen to your playlist.  Write now I'm so excited writing this post, I can hardly get the words out.  Or that could be because I am listening to Eminem and I'm sort of hype.  

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Here we go...again...

It's no big secret that I took a break from blogging.  It was a great break, but during that break, I was more observant to my social media, especially Twitter.  I'm still hostile with Instagram because that out of order madness is really getting on my nerves.  Back to the tweets though.  I NEVER realized how much wannabe drama there is in the blogging community.  

There are a few things I noticed that I would really like to bring to your attention.  If you are a blogger reading my blog, you will probably already know about this madness.  If you are just a cool person reading my blog, I'm about to probably open up a can of worms.  

1 - Money makes the world go round.
There are wonderful bloggers out there.  Some make money off their blogs, some don't.  Truth be told, I've made money off this blog.  I haven't made $100 bucks, but I have made some money.  I'm not in it for the money.  I do this blog simply because I love to write.  But there are some bloggers out there killing it with making money and I salute them.  There are some bloggers out there killing it without making money and guess what?  I salute them too. We're all playing for the same team here, we're blogging and getting thoughts out for other people to see.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that madness.  

2 - Follow / Unfollow
So, I semi told you I have a hatred for Instagram because it annoys me that it is out of order.  But what really burns my nerves is the people who follow you, get you to follow, and then drop you so quickly.  That madness needs to stop.  If fact, this is not the first time I've written about this foolishness.  If you are a blogger and you follow me, 90% of the time, you're getting a follow back.  Period, point blank.  Why?  Because I like supporting other bloggers because other bloggers have supported me.  I am so happy you can sort of tell who follows you on Instagram now because it is such a huge help.  Twitter has been had a lock on this part of the game.  

3 - Support
This one is easy, support other bloggers.  Just because someone doesn't have 10k followers doesn't mean they are not putting out amazing content.  I tend to stay out of political posts, but I still show the authors support because they are putting themselves out there.  I admit, I have started to gravitate towards mental health posts because I deal with anxiety and those posts help me see that I am not alone.  Now, don't get me wrong, I just don't go liking pictures if I don't really "like" them, but I'm all about sharing the love with fellow bloggers.  The majority of my blogger pals are across the Atlantic.  If I lived closer to them, I would so try to go to some events.  But until the blogging game gets bigger in the US, I will continue to write and make friends where I can.  Who knows, I might even try to get a blogging event off the ground.  

Ok, that's all we're going to focus on right now.  Here is what I want, just be cool and nice to your fellow bloggers.  You never know what people are going through and just because things look happy and bright on a screen, it may be dark and gloomy on the inside.