2-12-2017 Tidbits

I know I haven’t written a blog post for several days, more than a week now since the last blog post that I wrote were February 4th and I apologize for that. I just couldn’t find the time to write a blog post past several days, it has been time-consuming for me lately with other projects that I am working on and it is overwhelming to the point that I rarely find any time to sleep because the later I get the shorter sleep I will get. I barely find the time to keep up with the news that is going on around here in the United States and in other countries so that means I hardly had the chance to come up with some of the topics to share my opinions or my thoughts on news this past week. After the summer last year, my schedules became so messy to the point where I barely know what tasks I think I can complete and what tasks I must dismiss to complete some of other tasks especially the ones I consider more important than others. I believe that one or two blog posts earlier I have stated that I would try to write more blog posts than I have been since the summer last year, it is obvious that I have failed doing that and I will say this that I have no absolutely idea if I will be able to find the time to write blog posts on regular basis that I used to because of other projects that is taking a lot of my attention away but I will at least say this that I will try my darndest best to write a blog post once a week for the time being instead of three or four times a week that I used to. I just will have to try to figure out my schedule a bit better, this would mean that I will have to strategically figure my schedule as much as I can and hopefully I will be able to take myself back on the track to where I can at least write a blog post two or three times a week instead of once a week for the time being so I hope that you will bear with me for now until I figure something out.

Quality Over Quantity

Hey guys and women! I hope that all of you enjoyed your Christmas with your family and your friends. I hope that all of you are doing well, I am doing well myself and lately I have been very busy but again around the Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the most of the people including myself. I have realized that I haven’t write anything for more than four days I think or maybe more, I want to apologize about that and I do have the reason that I haven’t write anything for the past four or more days which I will explain in a few minutes. First, I would like to hear about your holiday, leave a comment below and talk about your holiday! As for me, my holiday was good and not good at the same time in a way. Why wasn’t my Holiday good? Good part is that I get to spend my time with my mother, I got a new supercomputer desktop from my mother for Christmas which I customized it myself at one of the website such as HP and the computer is HP Omen X. I also got GoPro Karma Grip with the money that I got from step father, two of my uncles and a few dollars of my own so I am happy with that. Bad part is that I noticed that none of us was in spirit for Christmas this year that like we used to be for several decades. I think that it is because our family is no longer here with us, my mamaw (mom’s mother), my aunt and my uncle (mom’s sibling) passed away within’ 2-3 years apart so we lost our family quickly. My mamaw was the last one, my uncle was first and my aunt was second then my mamaw last so in a way that half of my mamaw’s children passed away before her. Nonetheless, we barely feel any motivations for some of the holidays now.

Seeking for Guest Bloggers

Hey guys and women! How is it going with all of you? I hope that all of you are doing fine and that all of you are getting some warmth as we are heading into the winter. I know that some of you aren’t looking forward to the winter weather, I also know that some of you are looking for the winter weather for a few reasons including one of them is the looks of snowing which is one reason that I love about the winter weather. I will get to the point here as I don’t have a lot of time, I have thought over and over about this today while I was looking through few of my old articles that I wrote on here. It flashed back for me as I started remembering that when I launched JoshiesWorld.com for the first-time I was just a beginner blogger so I had to rely on search engines such as Google or Yahoo and, I joined a couple of webmasters or bloggers forum to learn the curves as a blogger. Fast-forward to a year later in the year of 2008, as in 2007 were the year that I launched JoshiesWorld.com, I decided to browse around for some news to read on CNN and I came across a section that they have called iReport. It is where CNN asks for few of articles from people who like to write and tasked them with few assignments in what CNN would like from them. So, I decided to take two or three of their assignments for the articles so I wrote two or three articles for CNN on iReport, this is was where it puts my name out there in blogosphere and since then I immediately grew a base of readers. Some call it guest blogging but CNN calls it iReport, so after remembering about it I have decided that I would like to offer two or three invitations for any of you bloggers who would like to write some articles for here as a guest bloggers. The reason for this is that because I feel that it need few different perspectives for readers on here and not only that I would like to give something back to the blogosphere by giving two or three guest bloggers the chance to put their name out.

Blogging Tidbits

Most of us bloggers who have a passion in blogging or journalism always seeks a way to improve ourselves as a blogger, because there is always a way to improve our blogging skills and looking a way to build our creditable because whether it be as bloggers or in any forms of journalism such as reporting or editing newspaper it is very important that we have a creditable to back ourselves otherwise it would be hard to gain some trust from readers. Some of the people don’t think bloggers have a place in journalism, as the journalists that works in newspapers blamed us bloggers for wrecking their journalists career because since the early 2000s the blogosphere boomed and being able to deliver information quicker than newspaper would be so many newspapers lost their readers to us which this means they realized that so they decided to start their own blogs (some of them call it online newspaper but it’s blog even though they will deny that) and laid off old-fashioned newspaper editors or their employees that takes care of printing newspapers using linotype machine which is what used to produce newspapers after editors wrote a draft then passed it down to linotypers. I will be one of few to say that, unfortunately the growth of blogs did caused the newspapers industry to dwindle and caused the newspaper industries to lay off unimaginable numbers of editorials and employees including the people who works with linotype machines which is the heart of the newspapers as they were what produced newspapers. They are basically printers for newspapers and linotype machines requires a lot of labor unlike these printers we have at home because once the editorials have made drafts then sends them to them and they would have to put letter blocks inside a square to print the wordings.

News Outlet Improperly Labeling Deaf

There are hundreds or thousands of news outlet including the big names of news companies, medium companies and unknown companies that everybody reads daily to gather some information about what is going on around in this country which is United States or internationally. There are some of the people who don’t follow or keep up with the news on the current events or news about what is happening locally, nationally and internationally. But there is several people who do keep up with the news including myself so that we could be informed with what is going on around in our country here in the United States or in other countries and there are a few services that allows some of us to personalize some news that we would like to get daily under our favorite sources such as Google News, Yahoo News, Bing News and some news apps like that news app in iOS 10 that allows you to personalize the way news you want them to come to you. My go-to for getting some information and news is Google News that allows me to only get most of the news from the sources/news outlet that I prefer and there are different news related that I personalized to get. For example, United States, Politics, World, Technology, Business, Social Media, Domain, Hosting, Deaf, Kentucky and West Virginia is my picks for news related. Not in particular order, nonetheless I saw an article that relates to Deaf news that had a video in that article and I decided to check the video out which of course it burst my bubbles as I am tired of some journalists, reporters, editors or bloggers labels Deaf people poorly whether it be intentional or unintentional.

10-18-2016 Tidbits

How are all of you doing? I hope that all of you are doing well, I am doing well over here but I have been very busy lately with my other work and trying to figure what is the next step that I should take in my career. But beside that I am doing well though, I see that we are starting to feel the weather changing from hot weather to a cool weather and in matter of a month we will be heading into the cold weather. I am sure that some of you are not looking forward for the cold weather, also there are some of you are looking forward to some cold weather and that includes me. While I am more of a fall or spring kind of person, I am not talking about seasonal, just the type of the weather (temperature) and what it brings. We know that in the spring we would usually get a lot of raining and in the fall we would usually get less rains which that is one thing why I like fall because I am never a fan of rain. I am also not a fan of hot weather nor rain, I cannot stand them as I like the cool temperature which fall is what known for and the spring also have cool temperature but more rains in spring than in the fall. The bottom line is that I favor normal weather, not hot but not cold such as 60-70 degree temperature and secondly I am a huge fan of being stuck in the snow as long as only being stuck for a half week or a week because eventually we need to get out of the house to do some personal errands such as grocery shopping or doctor appointments and whatnot. I love to be stuck in snow, only as long as they will be cleared by a certain day (weekly grocery shopping, doctor appointment, weekly family’s visit or whatnot) and then be stuck in the snow again until the next certain day.