8 Year Anniversary: Motivating and Empowering

Anniversary Motivate Celebrate

8 Year AnniversaryAnniversary, anniversary! We all have anniversar­ies, Your annual birth­day being the most obvious, others include:

  • Your first day at school.
  • When you went on your first date.
  • Your first kiss.
  • First day at work.
  • The day you met the love of your life.
  • Wedding.
  • The day you joined Facebook

Truth is most people don’t remem­ber the major­ity. Yet, at the same time computers are like elephants, they remem­ber everything. They have started sending anniversary notices. Hence this message this morning. The polite congrat­u­lat­ory message in my notific­a­tions. The meaning is that the week I celeb­rate the birth­day of Goggledegoox coincid­ent­ally happens in the same week when I setup my first blog. There is a coincid­ence, for a person who does not believe in coincid­ences, clearly all part of an uncon­scious plan.

 

Motivating?

It may be, that February is almost as special a month as November (when all my most person­al anniversar­ies happen). I find good news motiv­at­ing, I hope you do to. This post is not really one that is about motiv­at­ing readers to improve in a specif­ic area (unlike most posts here on GobbledeGoox). I intend to share my feelings, motiv­a­tions, and perhaps a little of what drives me. Writers should celeb­rate their successes. They should also celeb­rate the success of their friends/allies.

Scott and Marilyn Two Drops of InkIn that respect I find that I have to congrat­u­late my friends Scott Biddulph and Marilyn Davis for their success with Two Drops of Ink. I am proud to have been of some help to site devel­op­ment as it transitioned to WordPress. They have achieved great success, being listed in “The 100 Best Websites for Writers” for both 2016 and 2017 by The Write Life. They have also been listed in the “Best Writing Blogs for Writers 2017″ by posit​ive​writer​.com I am proud to have provided some small assist­ance and do wish Two Drops of Ink all success for the future. I constantly look to both Scott and Marilyn for inspir­a­tion.

 

Reading & Applicability to Life

I was reading the follow­ing yester­day:

I often walk by myself in Westminster Abbey; where the gloom­i­ness of the place, and the use to which it is applied, with the solem­nity of the build­ing and the condi­tion of the people who lie in it, are apt to fill with a kind of melan­choly, or rather thought­ful­ness…” J. Addison, Spectator number 69, 1717.

Isaac Newton coutesy Portrait of Newton in 1689 by Godfrey KnellerI know and remem­ber Westminster Abbey from the time I lived in London. I have to admit that I do not recall the place as gloomy, instead I recall it as airy and light. Perhaps in the, more than 250 year time differ­ence, between Addison’s visit and my own the neigh­bour­hood under­went massive change. There are many histor­ic figures lying in state, considered heroes of Britain. For example, it was the final resting place for Sir Isaac Newton, the man who first explained gravity, great mathem­atician and astro­nomer and one of the most influ­en­tial scient­ists of all time, at one time President of the Royal Society. Although Newton was laid to rest in the Abbey after Addison wrote these words.

The point, writing is both immor­tal and relates to a specif­ic age. The writer must relay the condi­tions they see, along with the moods and emotions they exper­i­ence. No two people will have the same exper­i­ence, even if they witness the same event. We bring our own exper­i­ences to bear on the mater­i­al we write about.

I read a comment on Facebook recently that sugges­ted writers must go out and explore the world around them, their ability to write links directly to their exper­i­ences. Gaining exper­i­ence of the world is more import­ant than writing, but writing trans­lates that exper­i­ence to others, now or in the future.

 

Not Standing Still

This was the week of ground­hog day, not the film, but the day these critters left their nest to predict the weath­er for the next six weeks. Truth is that billion dollar Artificial Intelligence computers, cannot accur­ately predict the weath­er, what chance that poor animal? Being born in England, I know nothing of the habits, let alone pronounce­ments, of these curious critters. Every time I see them I am certain all these poor critters wish to do is escape and hide in their natur­al habit­at, well away from prying eyes. Flee, flee, protect yourselves in the woodlands!

Little girl dancing by jill111Seasons change, it is a fact of life. Predictions often go wrong, anoth­er fact of life. A few months ago a weather­man predicted the start of a bitter horrid winter, start­ing November 20th (2016). He got that one wrong! That date was a bright sunny day with posit­ive temper­at­ures (Celsius) and the winter has had some cold days, but little in the way of snow. It is not yet over and we may get some bitter cold, I doubt more than a few days though. Yes seasons change, we face them and go on.

The key to life, like the seasons, is to adapt to change, never to stand still. If you stand still you stagnate. Dance a little, just like this young girl. I have sever­al projects that are ongoing and hope to make some announce­ments during the spring. One thing you will witness over the coming months are exper­i­ments to monet­ize GobbledeGoox. Feel free to click on items that appeal to you, you will be contrib­ut­ing to the continu­ity of this site and the ability to celeb­rate anoth­er anniversary.

 

Upcoming Articles

I shall be continu­ing my series on the value of using power­ful headlines. Other subjects being invest­ig­ated include:

  • Building visit­ors.
  • Keeping fresh on Social Media.
  • Blog tools and how to use them.
  • More Web Explored pieces.
  • Using pictures and images.
  • Building your writing goals.
  • Motivating yourself as a writer.

I feel empowered to go into the future with plenty to do, many thoughts to explore, many people to meet, and much to write about. You? An anniversary, motiv­a­tion­al, or empower­ing exper­i­ence to share?

 

 

Buy Peter B. Giblett a coffee to thank him for this collec­tion of thoughts. If you have questions then please ask them via a comment. The images included here are from royalty free public domain image collec­tions, includ­ing Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, or from Peter Giblett’s collec­tion.

 

 

 

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