My Blog’s New Look

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If you haven’t checked out the new look of my blog, please do so. Let me know what you think. Feedback welcome. Thank you for your interest in what I have to say, it keeps me engaged and posting. 

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Be Original Today

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Post something original, from your heart, from your soul today. Share with the world who you are and what you are passionate about.

Blogging, In Another Language

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Language is a fascinating thing. It’s a part of our cultural identity. Blogging is not just an English language thing, its global. Whether it be on Tumblr, Word Press, Blogger, etc. people will post in their national language. Some are blessed to be bi-lingual and will increase their audience by being able to write in different languages.

It’s interesting to look at a blog from somewhere else that is written in a foreign language, but to them its local. It’s interesting to see Arabic or Japanese on the screen and you wonder what its saying. Google does offer translation services but sometimes it doesn’t reflect the tone or colloquialisms that are being conveyed by the writer.

Often times its just about following for the imagery and just to learn something new. I follow a blog where the writer posts in Dutch and English. I think I have seen some Spanish along the way. It’s good to open your minds a little and see what other people are doing and it makes you wonder what their message is. 

I am grateful to be able to blog and express myself freely however we all must remember there are places where the people are oppressed and cannot because they would be prosecuted or put to death. May the language of freedom be evident in every blog post we all make. 

To Those Who Say Tumblr Is Not A Proper Blog

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You are wrong. Plenty of people write full length posts here along with posting pictures and other media. Some define it as “micro blogging” but it’s much more than that. Granted there are not as many bells and whistles as Blogger or WordPress but when you care mostly about content and getting your point across quickly this is a great platform for that. You also have a built in audience of millions of users which is nice too. Keep on blogging Tumblr nation.