Start Saying No. Back at the beginning of March, when I first added this post to my March schedule, I wasn’t really qualified enough to do this post. I had never really refused someone. I had never said no to an opportunity, or to a choice. But now I have. Twice. To BIG opportunities. And no, they are not blogging related, (I hope to get there someday), but they were kind of big. I refused them because I didn’t want them and wasn’t comfortable with them. THIS APPLIES TO ALL First of all, what I’m saying applies to all kinds of things. From sponsorships to exam opportunities. I’m going to lay it down clean and clear for ya’ll. IF YA DON’T LIKE IT, IT’S NOT WORTH IT. (If you’re a kid, don’t go telling your parents you’re going to drop out of school because I told you this. I already…

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Choosing the Right Blogging Platform. One of the most common questions you could get asked when starting a blog, is what blogging platform will you host on? Today, I’m going to walk you through the pros and cons of all the famous platforms and help you choose what you want. Just keep in mind, these are not the overall pros/cons, these are things that I hated/loved about a platform. BLOGGING PLATFORM OPTIONS? First of all, what options are there for a blogging platform? Well, there’s a lot. But the best are: WordPress (.com) WordPress (.org) Blogger Wix Weebly Squarespace Each and every one of them have their own benefits. I personally started out with all of them – first WordPress.com, then Wix, then Blogger, then an unsuccessful delve into Weebly, and then finally WordPress.org (I did make a test blog on Squarespace). I did finally settle onto WordPress.org. So I’ve…

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So you want to start writing a book. However you go about your story, what will really need to capture is a good start – a good first impression. The start is the most important thing – whether it’s a blog post, a movie, a tv show, a book, whatever, if it doesn’t have a good start, people won’t be compelled to go on reading/watching/listening to it. It’s kind of like a blog. Once you’ve driven traffic, you need to sustain it and that will come from the first impression. And that first impression for your book will come from the start. Before you start thinking I’m talking about something I don’t know, I have actually written three books. The third is on its way to shelves. I included this in my about page because I knew I’d need to write about writing, so I’d need to disclose this, but…

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An Introvert’s Bucket List. I don’t know if you have or haven’t already gathered from looking at my blog, but I’m an introvert. Um, correction. I used to be an introvert. When it came to socialisation, I was very bad. I couldn’t order food for myself at the restaurant (yes, the situation was that bad), I couldn’t ask an air hostess for water, I couldn’t even ask for the wifi password. But now, I’m very happy to say, that I am an ambivert. I’m not totally outgoing, but at the same time not totally shy. I can with some level of confidence, do all of the above. So if you’re looking for a post that will give you things you can do to become totally outgoing and a complete extrovert, then I’m sorry, but this is not the place for you. But if you’re in search for activities to get…

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