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Day 21: Stubborn Me

The task for Day 21 of Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge is associated with Day 19. It’s all abour using a new-to-me format for my post. Here’s my entry for Day 19. Gah!!! Okay, let me explain what happened there. I might now be in the mood or maybe that’s the way I really intended my post to be. I was actually trying to use the different formats other than the standard one. Unfortunately, the other formats don’t work on my chosen theme.

What I did was a little lame post. That is me being honest here. I just put a youtube video and a quote. I know it’s not totally “new-to-me” but the lack of words disturbed me. That’s the new-to-me format that I tried for the Day 19 task. I am used to publishing posts which are at least paragraph length…or if I post a quote..It has to be so thoughtful and inspiring. In my post for Day 19, I chose a video for one of my latest favorite songs. It’s called Demons by Imaginary Dragons. It such a meaningful and beautiful song that I feel the urge to have a post dedicated to it only. No other words written but just me stating “This song is my jam.” That is actually very true though I am disturbed because me saying “This song is my jam” doesn’t sound like me.

Anyway, on with what Day 21 task is all about. The instruction said use a social media platform to publicize the Day 19 post. I will not say more because people who have read my posts before know the reason why I am not doing it. So..that’s why I entitled this post, “Stubborn Me”.

Ciao!!

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Day 16: What’s my reputation?

The task for the Day 16 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog involves publishing a post about the Daily Prompt. Well, here’s the Daily Prompt last January 17:

Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it?

I have posted here before that people think of me as shy and quiet. They’re right because I can be shy and quiet but not really. It’s not the real me. My closest friends know that I can be loud, crazy and opinionated. That’s how I tend to be once you get to know me. I guess people who I will not have a chance to talk to and be comfortable with will never know that. It’s alright sometimes that there are people who think of me as shy and quiet. What I don’t like is when they acknowledge it in a tone that I don’t like. It seems like they think that I don’t have anything to say about a certain topic when in truth my mind is flooded with many opinions about it. I just don’t like talking with many people’s eyes focused on me. That’s why I stay quiet except when I am asked. Right now, I am trying my best to be really sociable. After all, I cannot always stay shy and quiet. I need to be assertive and opinionated when necessary. That’s also one of the reasons why I have this blog..to share my thoughts and opinions when I can’t tell them through verbal means. 😛

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Day 11, 12: Inhale positivity. Exhale negativity.

The assignments for the Days 11 and 12 for the Zero To Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge are based on the comments that we left on blogs. I felt like I should focus my post on what I have read on the Two-Minute Tune Up. Her post is about disposing of pain.

As someone who is trying to make myself the better version of me, I find her post really really helpful. I am one of the many who have difficulty in letting go of the negative thoughts that plague my mind. So, when I saw what she wrote about the steps on how to dispose pain. I felt like I should do it and reflect on it.

Step One: List past conflicts, disappointments, lies, stupid stuff, and tragedies that cause pain

There are lots actually but the main stuff that cause me pain and dis-ease are the opportunities that I missed, the moments I felt too scared to try, the insecurities, the never-ending indecisiveness, general worry for the future, me being feeling like an unaccomplished person.

Step Two: Give thanks to them. We’re all human.

She has such a huge point here. If it weren’t for these disappointments, failures, insecurities, and other stuff I wouldn’t have learned lessons. If I didn’t see the positive side of it, I wouldn’t become and strive to be a better person.

Step Three: Fix or apologize what you can.

I admit this will be the hardest step. On this, I think it will be a process that will take a long time but hopefully, I’ll get to accomplish. I will start by being more positive and eliminating negative thoughts. I will try to achieve things one at a time and go easy on myself.

Step Four: Let go of the rest. You’re human.

Actually, I think this is the most important step. Moving on starts when you let go. *cue the Let It Go song from Frozen* 🙂 It’s like if you can’t do anything about what happened, let it go. There is no going back to change it anymore.

Step Five: Live in peace. Imperfection is who we are.

This is one of my goals, having peace of mind and being contented. I hope soon I can get to step five of disposing pain. After all, I need it every once in a while when it gets too much to bear inside.

 

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Day 8: My attempt in making the Irresistible “About Page”

Hello everyone! The next assignment for the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog is all about giving the About Page a makeover. From what I understood, the ideal and irresistible About Page has a certain focus, not just a list of facts about me. That’s the former state of my About Page. It turns out that I just put some random info about me. Actually, I love mine just the way it is now but I guess I could use some tips.

To improve it, I read about the About Page 101 tips. i tried doing all that was mentioned in the list except the last one. Okay, so as a finished product, I think I was able to create a better flow of my description for the About Page. Like what was said in the task, I hope it’s more of a meal rather than a shopping list. Well, at least I tried right? Here is a link to my About Page.

 

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Day 6: Adding new elements

As promised, here is my Day 6 entry for the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. I guess it’s never to late to post this. I’m just obsessed in completing all the tasks even if they are not in order. Here is how my day went in GIFs

 

When I woke up I was like

What I did at work

What I really felt doing at work

After work

 

What I really did

 

Yay! Done! I have no idea I am so going to enjoy this one. More GIF posts in the future then. Good night for me.