‘They say you can’t know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes, well you can’t walk in my shoes! You know why? I walk barefoot!” FeatherLeaf
“Turn A Page Or Two” is the name of my personal blog. I think that everybody should either have a blog or at least be associated with a blog. It is a great way to communicate ideas without the fear of censorship.
About “Turn A Page Or Two”
“Turn A Page Or Two” began in December of 2015. I was trying to promote my books and my neighbor advised me that social media presence could be a key factor. So I set up an author page and a blog. I really wasn’t focused on anything and I sporadically posted with diverse posts. Some of the topics I approached was politics, Christianity, poetry and entertaining stories.
My blog took a new life when I decided to use it as a platform not only to promote my writing but to promote the writing of other artists. Just last month I added ads which generates a tiny bit of income every day. I would expound more on the topic but I am literally on day four with the ads. Still using simple logic the more traffic that is brought to the page the more the ads will generate.
So with that in mind I have kicked off a poetry contest that has no fee and a $100 first prize. You can read about the details here. http://johnkaniecki.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-great-100-poetry-prize.html
The Mental Relief Of Blogging
There is something about communicating what is on one’s mind. In fact a good listener is both rare and precious. We all want to be heard, we all want what we say to be counted. Nobody wants to be relegated into obscurity. A lot of what a psychologist does is to simply allow the patient to talk their problems out.
There is something to be said about articulation. Sometimes things bother us and we don’t know even why they are bothering us. Yet when it is some ambiguous darkness lurking in the psyche inflicting our life it is a detriment. But once a person can define what is the matter there is a liberating effect. Knowing one’s problem is the first step in confronting or correcting that problem. Blogs helps one think as you can see the mindset of others.
The Community Of Blogging
Blogging is like sitting down with a group of friends and just talking things out. The beauty of a blog is that it is semi anonymous and that it occurs in written format. The anonymity is good as one can feel safe in revealing oneself. One came make personal confessions or reveal ideas and doubts that they would otherwise want to conceal. As far as the written format, it helps in expressing oneself as there is a permanent record of what is said. That is sometimes it is harder to misinterpret what an individual has expressed. But be warned even with a written record misunderstanding abound. One call always tell when one is getting very emotional about the intellectual exchange, the replies are prompt and the spelling atrocious.
The Joy Of Blogging
While there is certainly a serious aspect to blogging there is a great deal of enjoyment as well. Just having a social outlet for one to express themselves in a joyful thing. A person can learn new things and be challenged safely with diverse ideas. I say safely because if you want to walk away from a blog you simply turn it off of your computer screen. Also a blog helps one sharpen their thinking and debating skills. I have learned a lot about presenting my points of view effectively and the do’s and don’t’s of the matter.
What topic would you like to see on a blog? Please put your ideas in the comments.
So let me welcome you to my personal blog “Turn A Page Or Two” http://johnkaniecki.blogspot.com