blogging

What I’ve learned from: Commenting on blogs

commenting on blogs

I have another blog.

Lately, I have been wondering : how could I get more people to visit my blog ? Among many answers, one was to comment on other blogs. I have been so busy managing my editorial content that I nearly stopped visiting other blogs and commenting was not even part of a plan.

So I challenged myself : from now on, I would comment every single post I read. I could not close the page without leaving, even the tiniest comment.

And this worked: I would always have at least one visit from the blog I commented. Maybe you will think one is small. But it gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself to a new visitor and make yourself known. And who knows? Maybe, he’ll like you and start following you back. If you comment on, let’s say, 5 blogs everyday and get 5 new visitors each day who may talk about you, that’s at least 150 new visitors every month, and 1 800 at the end of the year.

Just by leaving a simple comment on a blog. That’s quite an easy strategy. And it takes no time. And bloggers really appreciate it.

Really.

I always notice people who comment my posts on a regular basis. I always go and see their blog and sometimes it leads to really nice discoveries. So why not be that person for someone else whom I appreciate reading ?

What about you ? Do you usually leave comments on blogs ? How do you make yourself known ?

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What I’ve learned from: Love languages

love languages

It took me quite a time to understand this one. Time and frustration.

When you tell your partner how much you love him all the time but he doesn’t do the same. When your partner says he doesn’t see your love even though you tell him all the time. Does it sound familiar to you ?

It’s only when I read this that everything became clear. We all speak different love languages. We have different ways to express our love. For me it would be words and gifts. For him : actions and quality time. When I realised this, I started seeing my partner’s love for me more clearly and I was in a better position to express my love in a way he understands. All this useless frustration I’ve been feeling…

Everyone is different, we perceive things differently. Something that will matter to you may not matter to someone else. When it comes to your partner or friend or family, just identify what matters to that person, and what language does he speaks. Does he express his love with :

– words of affirmation

– acts of service

– receiving gifts

– quality time

– physical touch

Once you’ve identified this, the communication within your couple or relationship will be so much better. Your peace of mind as well.

If you want to learn more about the 5 love languages.

Have you ever felt that way in your couple ? What love language do you speak ?

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What I’ve learned from: Picking Daisies

picking-daisies

Yesterday, I decided to pick fresh Daisies from my garden and put them in a pretty jar. We have really big ones so I thought it would be a nice idea.

I was wrong.

Guys, Daisies stink. Seriously.

They are way better in the garden. That’s a lesson learned.

Have you ever had a bad experience with flowers ?

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productivity

What I’ve learned from: Time saving tech tips

Put your hand up if you spend way too much time browsing on the internet, texting your friends or taking random pictures of everything? Well I do.

And one of my favorite thing is looking for random genius life and time saving tips. You know, the kind of advice you get when it’s too late and you realise you’ve been wasting so much time of your life not knowing how to do things properly. Well, be happy because I have some quite awesome tips here to share with you.

Just watch this video from Tedx (I looove Tedx) that will make you save some time with your technology gear. Enjoy !

What about you ? Do you have some great tips to share with us ?

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What I’ve learned from: Having deadlines

what i've learned from having deadlines

For the past 3 months I have been writing a hundred pages for my research paper. It was the longest and most boring and painful thing ever. Why? Because I had no deadline to finish it. Yep, that’s right. No deadline. I could finish it in a million years if I wanted to (and if I was able to).

Not having deadlines makes you procrastinate/go very slowly/take all your time/be unproductive. That’s the worst thing ever when you need to get things done.

I was crying and complaining everyday about that damn thing that had to be ¬†finished so I could get my master’s degree. But I couldn’t find any motivation to work faster. Moreover, I had a lot of spare time to do all sorts of cool stuff like practicing my photography, hanging out with my friends, working on my other blogs, starting new awesome and creative projects. It’s always when you have work to do that even washing the dishes becomes really exciting.

Then one day, a friend tired of hearing me complaining about my research paper gave me a deadline : “finish it before your birthday or we won’t give you any present”. I felt like a child really. And this argument didn’t have much power on me. But thinking about finishing this as a present to myself was way more appealing to me. So I pushed myself to work twice as hard to finish this in time for my birthday. I was counting the days and pages I had left and tried to hurry as much as I could.

Well, I didn’t finish it in time. But I finished it a week after. Yeah, unexpected events had me stop working for a week. But I finished it ! And I really bless my friend for giving me deadlines and a goal to achieve. Without this, I would still be complaining on this stupid thing.

So my lesson here is : if you need to get shit things done. Create yourself a deadline with a nice reward and stick to it. You’ll thank me later.

Master’s degree here I come !

What about you ? Did you have trouble getting things done ? How did you manage this situation ?

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What I’ve learned from : Having a blog

what i've learned from having a blog

Having a blog is pretty awesome.

It allows you to express your creativity, go beyond your limits, meet awesome people, create opportunities, share your finds and ideas, build a community, get feedbacks, get help and help people in return. It gives you a voice, pushes you to be more and more creative and ambitious. It helps you network and find people who share the same interests as you. It gives your work and skills a window where people, and even recruiters, can get to know and appreciate you more. It inspires you and it inspires others.

A blog is your moment of escape when you had a busy day. You can find your friends there. People you know and people you don’t know. People who like talking with you, sharing ideas and opinions. A blog is a meeting point. Where sometimes it all begins.

And I am beginning this new blog. In another language. To meet new people. And share what I’ve learned from life. And hear what you’ve learned too.

Welcome.

Do you have a blog too? Share the link ! And tell me how it fulfilled you !

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