I love writing. I’ve always loved it. I have hundreds of pages filled with handwritten stories from when I was a kid and a teen. I even created my own magazine that would come out a couple of times a year. My biggest dream was to become a writer. Guess what, I’m a writer now. I’ve published a non-fiction book, started a successful blog, and wrote many different publications like articles for magazines, guest blogs, youth ministry materials, and whatnot. And the funny thing is, that English is not my primary language.
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This waffle maker with a special 9×9 silicone insert gives you the ability to easily create your own pixelated patterns.
Here’s how it works.
I’ve often wondered how some photographers I follow on Instagram get their photos taken from their high-end cameras onto the photo sharing social network. Sure, you can download your photos, upload them to your smartphone, and then publish them on Instagram, but that’s a lot of steps! And considering the frequency that some publish, it would seem as though they were publishing straight from their Nikon or Canon.
Now I know their secret.
And it is awesome.
Are you a blogger, social media user, or write any kind of content for your church?
Then you need to read this NOW, NOW, NOW! If you didn’t read that with the annoying car salesman voice from television commercials, I advise you to try again.
For those that want to write some kind of content, whether 140 character tweets or 10,000 word eBooks, your words need to have some weight behind them to be effective. The dialect you use in every day conversations is the starting point, but we want to exute passion, enthusiasm, and wisdom in our words. There needs to be a call to action after someone gets done reading our content that change will happen.
So how do you do that? Pick the right words.
We stand on the shoulders of the giants that come before us. Perhaps you’ve heard a variation of this statement before. It’s easy to take for granted the accomplishments that others have made before us that pave the way for our own work. Right now it’s possible for you to compose an email, send it to someone on the other side of the world and receive their response, faster than you can get in and out of a diner for breakfast. We take advantage of this everyday, but seldom stop to acknowledge the advances that made this possible.
These DIY hackers built an amazing spaceship simulator from an old RV camper and old computer parts they had around.
Mixed with some newer tech, this has got to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time.
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