We Were On A Break

We Were On A Break

Don’t worry I’m not breaking up with you!

I don’t have anything to post today because I decided to take a little break for the day and concentrate on just doing some fun things I enjoy apart from blogging- a lot of it involved food lol! I’ll share a What I Eat post soon so you guys can check it out then.

I have actually been taking a break from blogging for a while now which is why I have just been posting six word stories and interviews. I had a long semester and I wanted some time to just relax before getting into blogging again but I think I am ready to get back into it. I know I haven’t been very active on other blogs but I plan to be a lot more active starting tomorrow and my posts will also be changing starting tomorrow. The interviews will stay because I love doing them but there will be a lot less six word stories (*angry booing from the crowd as someone throws a tomato at me*) and I will be blogging like I used to again. If you’re fairy new you may not know this but once upon a time lifesfinewhine had more than just six word stories. Rumour has it that the writer wrote on topics like blogging/social media advice, poetry, makeup, food, mental health, lifestyle and more. I plan to get back to that and I have decided that once a week I will talk about something going on in the world that I find interesting. It will probably be a rant knowing me lol but I hope to do some research and try to make it kind of educational too. And don’t worry I’ll still post six word stories just less frequently.

I know I haven’t been replying to emails either but I will be doing so starting tomorrow. I just really needed some time off.

Anyway, have a great day!


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Her- A Short Story

I usually write blogging advice but as you probably know if you read yesterdays post I accidentally burnt my fingers and hand while cooking so I can’t type a lot right now and my blogging advice posts are quite detailed so they tend to be much longer. So, instead of writing a blogging advice post I decided to do something that I have wanted to do for a while now which is write a short story. I will save the blogging advice post for later on in the week when my hand/fingers are a bit more healed. I really hope you enjoy this post and if you do enjoy it please let me know in the comments below. It’s been a while since I’ve written a short story so I am very nervous about sharing this but I hope you enjoy it. I was inspired by Shweta Suresh who always writes really amazing short stories on her blog!

I quietly lie in the closet waiting for her to come home. I still remember the first time I saw her at the bookstore. She walked in with her friends, the biggest smile on her face. Her eyes eagerly moved from title to title as she looked at the books one after another. Her friends seemed bored but she just grew more excited with every summary she read. Her eyes were filled with longing as she assured her friends she would only be a few more minutes. She kept looking and I kept staring at her in awe of her beauty. She hadn’t noticed me yet- I mean why would she notice me? No one ever noticed little old me in the corner. But then something happened. Something that changed my life forever- she actually looked at me. “Well, hello there,” she whispered with a grin on her face.
Since that day I have been waiting in her closet. Waiting for her as she leaves and drinking in her beauty whenever she comes home. Sometimes she brings friends over which I always find annoying. They don’t know her like I do. They don’t love her like I do. Sometimes she brings new friends over which is even worse. They spend a couple of days together, sometimes a couple of weeks but it never lasts longer than that. They can never appreciate her like I do, they never seem to see her true value
I can hear her opening the door, she’s talking to someone on the phone. No she’s yelling at someone on the phone… “I never want to see you again, it’s over between us, ” she yells into her phone. Goodbye Jonathan who likes sports, energy drinks and something called monster trucks. She sobs for a while on her bed and goes for a shower. She comes back in her towel and I can see her approaching the closet. She’s coming towards me, I can see her long hair dripping with water, I can smell the scent of her shampoo. I can’t take it anymore. I want her to find me, I want her to notice me, I want  to hold me instead of those worthless fools she calls boyfriends. The closer she gets the more frightened I get and yet I feel excited at the same time. She open the doors and looks directly at me.
“There you are,” she sighs looking down at me. “Time to finally read this book I guess,” she mutters to herself. And now I am content because everyone knows that people come and go but book? Books are forever.


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Blogger Recognition Award #8

Thank You!

I want to thank Maja for nominating me for this blog. They have an amazing blog about mental health and self help so be sure to check it out by clicking here.

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

How I Started My Blog

I started blogging because I needed an outlet for my feelings and a friend suggested I start blogging which I did and I haven’t looked back since!

My Advice

Be patient- A lot of people expect to become famous or start making money over night. I’m not sure why but people kind of expect blogging to be an easy way to make money. However, it is absolutely the opposite. It takes A LOT of time and hard-work before you start making a decent amount of money. So be patient and make sure you remember that it takes time- but it’s all worth it in the end. 

Be active- WP is a two way street. If you want your blog to grow than you need to be active on other blogs as well. Don’t expect likes, follows and comments if you aren’t liking, following and commenting on other peoples blogs. And by commenting I DO NOT mean spamming people. 

My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them! And if you don’t want to do an entire post dedicated to it you can leave the answers in the comments below.

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4 Ways To Beat Writers Block

As a writer you Will encounter Writers Block. Anyone that says they haven’t is ultimately a liar.

What Exactly Is Writers Block?

Well writers block is when a Writer is Stuck. It’s when they can’t form the words in their heads, or come up with topics to write about.
If your a freelancer it may just be the death of you… not literally of course, but it will be hard.

Step 1: Great TV

The best way (Read: Easiest) to get Creative Juices Flowing is by watching Great TV. What Defines “Great TV” is Shows with amazing in-Depth writing.
For me the best show to defeat writers block with is Game Of Thrones. Other great options are:

  • It Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • Lost
  • Mom, And
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

You’ll notice that these shows either fall into thevDrama, or Comedy Genre. That’s because Drama’s are often the most well-written shows, but Comedy’s tend to build stronger more relatable characters; A skill that all writers need.

Step 2: Read A Great Book

The only thing better than watching a well-Written TV Show, is Reading A Well-Written Book.
Not a Little Kid book like the Magic Treehouse, but a more advanced book such as The Great Gatsby, or Farenheit 451.

Step 3: Take A Bath

Epson Salt is optional, but it helps.
Believe it or not but I do a lot of my writing in the bath. Have I dropped my phone a couple times? Yes. But my writing is more… Relaxed. Just as I am.
Relaxation tends to help beat writers block, that’s why you can also take a Walk, have a picnic, Meditate, or do whatever relaxes you. They’ll all work the same.

Step 4: Take A Break

On average for every 5 Posts I publish on my blog I have one post kept in my “Vault”.
My “Vault” is a place where I keep some posts that I Publish when I take a break.
When it comes to SEO (Site Engine Optimization) it can hurt your blog, and cause a decrease in Rankings of you break your Schedule. Yet when it comes to writing if you don’t take a break you develop writers block, and your writing gets Bad.
So I have some backup posts for when I need a break, but so that I won’t break my schedule.
I suggest taking a 1 week break at least every 5 weeks to replenish yourself.
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Creating A Game Blog In 4 Steps

The fact remains that most people play games, and most people want to make money doing so. But YouTube–the most common outlet–takes 40% of your earnings

Not to mention the fact that hundreds of hours of streams are uploaded every minute. Your videos, your reviews, all that just gets washed down the drain.

On a blog your lucky to get 4-5 views a day, on a YouTube channel your lucky to get 3 views a week.

That’s where a gaming blog comes in handy.

You control everything! You make more money, views are worth more, and your not getting lost in the ocean of Videos that is youtube!

Click Here For A 4-Step Guide To Creating A Game Blog