Some Days Shine, Some are Shite

Last Update: May 02, 2022

Waking and Shaking.

I woke up this morning after having a rest yesterday to be informed I was an Ambassador.

It is not something I aspired to and I think it has gone already. However it was a nice boost to my morning.

I don't know everything and probably a lot less than most, but I try to help as much as possible. It's just me and how I look at karma.

Anyway, most days I thoroughly enjoy sitting down and punching out a 1400 word post. Why this number, I find I can get my message across within that word limit and still keep it real. Lol.

But not everyday is the same.

Today is a challenge. I don't feel like writing, I don't feel like posting to social platforms, I don't fell like working on my websites.

So What Did I Do / am Doing.

I'm writing and am halfway through a pretty good post, I'm posting to social platforms, I'm working on my website. And writing this.


Do
I feel like it?

No, I don't, but if I don't no one else will.

Just do it, somedays shine, somedays are shite. But whatever day you wake up in write like your life depends on it. Because it might one day.

Visualise your future and work for it EVERYDAY.

Never give up on your dream.


Zoopie

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Stragglewise Premium
Hey, profanity is still profanity, whether you add an E or not. :)
Now go to your room.

Vision is so key, right? The bigger picture can be scary, but without it you are essentially fumbling around in the dark and beating the air. And the powers that be have you right where they want you.

I don't know that I'm on topic, but that is my takeaway.

Cheers, my man.
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Zoopie Premium
Haha, love it.
My first belly laugh today.
Stephen
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FKelso Premium Plus
I've been eyeing your post headline for a couple of days. Today is the day! How right you are...some days you hit the ground running, so to speak, and on other days you'd rather not even get out of bed...anyway, that happens to me sometimes.

I believe you have made a good point. If we think of our website as a business, we know it will not move forward unless we help out. On the days when we don't feel like doing the job, we must push ourselves, because it is our business and no one will do it for us.

I have found that it helps to plan out the day's activities ahead of time, no later than the night before. If we have a plan of things we need to accomplish in the day, it makes it much easier to actually get them done, at least for me.

And you are right -- never give up on the dream.
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Zoopie Premium
Spot on, thanks Fran.
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Congratulations to you Stephen on becoming Ambassador!
Well done. 🌟👑✨

On the subject of writing, well I struggle with that every day. It did not use to be that way, but for some unknown reason ideas escape me. However, necessity compels me to keep on keeping on!

It's good to know you post to social platforms. I post to Pinterest and that's it. I used to post to Twitter and Facebook but never mastered either one!

Enjoy your day.
Valerie
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Zoopie Premium
Thanks Valerie.
I think we all get stale now and then, we’ll at least I do.
And looking for new things to write about can be problematic, however I joined Quora about a year ago and get most of my topics to write about from there. Otherwise I use Google to uncover questions people want answered. I can’t see me ever running out, or maybe I’m just verbose.lol.
Also, I’m no expert at posing to social media, but I am slowly getting better. I decided to just jump in and learn as I went along.

On a different note I read that NZ are starting to put school signs ( and road signs?) in both English and Maori. It’s been a long time since I’ve been back, I guess a lot of things have changed. I’m not sure if I could adjust living back there, but must go back and have a look one day.

Stephen
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Thanks for your reply, Stephen.

Yes, Quora is a great platform which I registered for several years ago. I didn't appreciate the value at the time! I do go on Quora almost every day now but spend my time reading about dogs, and cats of course. They are both great loves of mine.

This morning, being very low on energy, I browsed content I had published on my twelve-year-old dog site. I was surprised at how I wrote the posts with a strong dedication to my favourite interest.

The dog niche has grown tremendously over those twelve years, with the competition expanding greatly. The amazing thing about my dog site is that it was very successful in spite of it being so small and self-learning online about the journey of developing a website. It was well before my WA days. Now I have all the WA classes available! But, working with the broad niche of affiliate marketing is a real challenge!

New Zealand has changed tremendously within the past few years. On NZ television channels the country is constantly referred to as Aotearoa New Zealand. Of course, the aim is to make Aotearoa the official name! At present this country remains officially New Zealand!

Living permanently in New Zealand after so many years away could be a challenge. But, a visit should/could be enjoyable! It just depends on how you look at it, or the expectations you may have.

Many years ago, when growing up in Auckland, I had holidays with an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Arapuni. A small settlement in the Waikato. My uncle worked at the Arapuni Power Station on the bank of the Waikato River. Crossing a swing bridge to and from work was part of each of his working days. I had so many happy memories of those times. But those memories were rather shattered a few weeks ago when I had an afternoon trip to explore and recall the past! It just didn't work for me. I travelled back home with a feeling of sadness on having viewed such a drastically neglected area. It has gone to wreck and ruin!!

So that's the story of my life as of 'today'. I'll attempt to have something bright and cheery next time, Stephen.

I took the photo at the time of my recent visit to Arapuni.

Cheers,
Valerie
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Zoopie Premium
You won’t believe this but my Uncle worked at the same power station. My Uncle, my mums sisters hubby. What a small world.
He use to make ginger beer. And yes I hear it went to rack and ruin.
Stephen
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Wow, Stephen. That is truly amazing and unbelievable! With Arapuni being such a tiny area within New Zealand, who would have thought it?! Homemade ginger beer was a popular production, as I remember!
So, there you go! Two wonderful uncles helping to light up the country during times long gone!
Valerie
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Dhind1 Premium Plus
Wow,

I have had a lot of those days, recently. I am on edge and waiting for something. I know what it is, and I need it to finalize, but it brings me down when it does not occur.

I need to emulate what you have done. It would make a difference.

Thanks for posting this. I will stop thinking about it and get to the doing of it.

Alex
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Zoopie Premium
It’s the first step that’s the hardest.
Stephen
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
We all have days like that my friend.. some of us more often than not!!

But I agree though, if we are not willing to put in the work, then no one else will do it for us (unless we fork out a lot of scratch that is)!

Congratulations on your new ranking as well Steveoi!! :-))
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Zoopie Premium
Funny enough, I often push myself harder on those days.
And thanks..
Stephen
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
I know where you are coming from here.. but it is a rare occurrence for me to do so on such days, but.... not unheard of!

And you are most welcome my friend!!
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