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My love/hate relationship with social media

My love/hate relationship with social media

As I travel a lot, if not constantly, my first connection with people is thru Social Media. Friends you leave behind will follow me on Facebook and followers, subscribers and visitors are anxious to see my next move or discovery, and some even my next article (those who subscribed to the email-updates: thank you, thank you, thank you) I love my blog, I love social media and I had no problem putting my life out there in the open, since…

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Three mistakes I made on Social Media

Three mistakes I made on Social Media

I blog since blogging was invented. I was one of the first, and for over 15 years I’ve been blogging almost every day. There were moments in my life that every occasion was observed on blogability. In those days blogging was fun. You opened one at one of the so many platforms and instantly you had an audience, since there were not many of us. We had fun sharing, working, linking and helping each other. We followed our hearts and…

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When a website fails to succeed

When a website fails to succeed

When I website fails to succeed, and I do not mean a business website, but a personal one, one has to think about the costs involved and the time spent on doing research writing articles and promoting the blog. About 10 years ago it was so easy, just open a blog on any platform and start blogging and there you go: you have an audience, interaction and hits. But since Google is changing the internet more and more to a…

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Someone stole my content

Someone stole my content

I have this love and hate relationship with the internet. I love it because it opens a world of knowledge to me, I hate it because I always have to research again to find out if the information is genuine and up-to- date. I love it because it lets me meet people I otherwise would have never met before. I hate it because the algorithms only feed me based on my behaviour and searches. I love it because it inspires…

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Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Steps

Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Steps

So you are dreaming of spending more time behind your computer or laptop? Picturing yourself on remote locations writing while travelling and sitting on fancy terraces in upscale places like Paris or Milano staring at your iPad to find that inspirational opening line for your first novel, your blog that makes you enough money to pick any plane at the airport and even go there by taxi? You have some dreams! Let me tell you: if you are in a…

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Donations

Donations

Recently I received a donation from a happy visitor. That was a nice announcement. Since the bill for my hosting was due and I totally forgot about it. That bill is like 240 US$, and I really should put it in the calendar when it is due. The amount always shocks me. I know I have little income from advertisement, and some donations, but still not enough to cover the hosting-costs, the domain-name registration and stuff like that. Why not…

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Bloggers and Language Barriers in Love Relationships

Bloggers and Language Barriers in Love Relationships

As a blogger I love to express myself, I use words, I paint imaginary pictures with words. I’m world famous for my long sentences and I take words literally, since that is what words mean, right? A lesson learned by me at the moment is that speaking too many words is rapidly diminishing the value of what is said. In my relationship i struggle with a language barrier. A huge one. And it frustrates me. So I did some research:…

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