The Good News Journal, Volume XLVI: The Thoroughly Thrilling Thursday Edition – Being a Blogger

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Good News Journal’s Thoroughly Thrilling Thursday Edition!!!  As You may have guessed by the Title, I am going to be tall King about Blogging today, and some simple techniques to help get more Views when first starting out.

Recent events in My microcosm have caused Me to re-evaluate My priorities for 2019.  Focusing more on marketing My Blog has become one of My primary objectives, and I thought it might be of benefit to share some of My experiences and struggles with My audience.  There are a few very simple things that Will help to improve a beginning Blogger’s chance of ‘success’ right from the start.

Marketing and promoting My work has always been a weakness for Me, mostly because I don’t enjoy it half as much as I enjoy Writing the actual Blog, and I Imagine there are probably plenty of other Bloggers who feel this way, too.  The Good News is, Writing the actual Blog is the very first secret to success!  I’m just coming up on ten years of Writing My Blog, and until now that’s pretty much ALL I’ve done!  If I were to compare My stats to other Blogs I enjoy reading, I still have a long way to go before I Will enjoy hundreds of thousands of views per year.  However, content is really the only thing I have done to achieve the success I enjoy today and though I may not have a lot of followers and daily views here on WordPress, I do now enjoy a following of just over 5,000 followers on Twitter, and know that following is entirely because of this Blog.  I didn’t even remember setting up a Twitter account until I randomly started gaining new followers and noticed that My Blog was automatically posting to My Twitter account.  In ten months I went from 55 followers to just over 5,000!!!  There are websites that share marketing secrets on how to gain 5,000 Twitter followers in a year, so to get than many without actually doing anything (other than Writing the Blog) was something of a phenomenon for Me.  So start Writing, do what You Love, and take the marketing in stride.  That would be My very first piece of advice to anyone thing King about starting a Blog.  Like Nike says, “Just do it!”.

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The second piece of advice I have for new Bloggers is to Post photos!  A picture is worth 1,000 Words, right?  Well, it certainly seems that Way on WordPress because Posts with pictures get a LOT more attention than Posts without.  People like eye candy, so make Your audience drool.  If You are regular reader of this Blog, You Will know it is something I consistently omit, and there is NO Good reason for it!  I know I should Post at least one photo with every Post and yet I’ve underestimated the value in doing it or don’t feel that any of the photos I have relate enough to My Post to be included.  The Truth is, if I don’t have an appropriate photo, it is worth making the time to take one.  Seriously, don’t underestimate how much more attention the Post Will get by following this simple strategy.  I am Writing this as much for My audience as I am to remind My Self; I’m focused on taking My Blog to the next level this year, but it’s not going to happen if I don’t apply this strategy My Self – and I know it!

Third, external and internal links.  This is something else I really didn’t consider starting out.  It seemed like a no brainer when brought to My attention, but it wasn’t something I’d ever thought about.  Internal links are links to other Posts on Your Blog, external links are links to other Blogs or websites.  It seems obvious that if there is a link on the Page directing traffic to another Post, chances are someone Will check it out, which translates to more views per visitor.  External links direct traffic to other sites, which may result in the owner of that site coming to take a look at yours, if only to find out where the link is coming from.  Again, pretty simple, but not really something I ever considered when I was first starting out.  Now I do it fairly often and am going to try and make it part of My daily routine when Writing.

More Great Blogging Tips

Fourth, read, like and comment on other Blogs.  This is a great Way to check out other layouts and find out what other Bloggers are Writing about.  There might even be trending topics that are totally up Your alley and something You are something of an expert on.  It’s also a great Way to get new Ideas and discover different Writing styles.  Follow Your favourite authors and You never know, they might just follow You back!

Fifth, tags.  Again, another simple thing I consistently forget to do.  I’ve been trying to make a habit of this lately because it is super important.  I would suggest using as many tags as You can, so long as they are all relevant to the content of the Post.  Using tags that don’t relate to the content of the Post is just annoying.

Finally, have fun!  Believe Me, I still remember how daunting it was to sit in front of a blank screen, preparing to Write My first Blog Post.  I was worried People might not like My Writing, criticize My Style, or whatever.  I don’t even remember what all the insecurities were, I just remember it felt nerve racking, ‘What is the world going to think!?’.

Trust Me, they’re gonna Love You!  I remember being really concerned that if I made any Spelling or grammar mistakes that People would make fun or just never come back.  Now look at Me!  I have developed My own unique Style; I capitalize Words as a Way of empowering them and use all kinds of Word Play like ‘thing King’ (thinking), tall King (tall King), as King (asking), etc. and that’s what makes My Blog unique.  Don’t be afraid to be different because normal is boring.  Have fun, enjoy what You do, and You Will find Your unique Voice, too.

These are just a few Ways to get started that I guarantee Will get Your Blog off to a much better start than if You were to only Write without employing any of these strategies.  You’re not likely to get 100,000 of views right away, but don’t be discouraged, just Keep Writing!  Of all the strategies I’ve discussed in this Post, the most important (in My opinion) is to Create unique, interesting content, and to do it consistently.  One thing any Blogger Will tell You is that the moment You stop Posting consistently, You Will begin to lose readership.  You don’t have to Post everyday, just do it consistently.

One of the things I am often tall King about on My Blog is the Power of Words.  Whatever You Write Will become a Voice in the Mind of Your audience and Will have an effect on that individual.  If People feel Good after reading Your Post, they are that much more likely to look forward to the next one, so Keep that in Mind.

Hope this was helpful.  I want to encourage anyone who has ever considered Writing a Blog to get started.  Mainstream media has virtually destroyed Freelance Journalism and I want to bring it back.  I’ll leave You with My most popular Blog Post of all time in Hopes of Aiding You in accomplishing Your Dreams.

Becoming a Student of the Universe

Hope this Thursday finds You all well,

Love and Blessings,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Good News Journal, Volume XLVI: The Wonderful ‘Lucky’ Wednesday Edition

Hello and welcome to the ‘Lucky’ Wednesday Edition of The Good News Journal.  Why ‘Lucky’ Wednesday?  Why not?  I’m not sure when it was that I started thing King of Wednesday’s as Lucky, but the more I began to notice, the Luckier Wednesday’s seemed to become.  If Our thoughts are Creative (and I know they are), then it certainly couldn’t hurt to consider Wednesday’s as Wondrously Lucky.  In fact, I have always called Wednesday’s Lucky since I started Writing The Good News Journal in the Hope that it may stand to make Your Wednesday’s a little more Lucky, too!  I hope and Trust it is War King. 😉

Today was actually a rather quiet Wednesday for Me.  I am Still, basking in the Glory of Tuesday’s Triumphs in Court, wondering what I should set out to accomplish in 2019.  Writing is My greatest passion and continues to remain My primary Focus, the big Quest-Ion I am as King of My Self is how to use My Passion for Writing to accomplish My Dreams.  Over the last couple of years, I have been thing King of My Self as something of a ‘Rogue Journalist’, reporting on [some of] the conditions I would like to see change and holding those who are responsible accountable.  And although I am very pleased with the outcome of My Court matters yesterday, I’m also a little disappointed and perhaps even shocked.

There are a lot of reasons why I was looking forward to My day in Court and I had already done a considerable amount of work to make sure I was prepared, the Words of Her Honourable Justice, Perkins Mc-Vey, still echo in My Mind,

“Hang onto that though, You Will need it later – but You can’t do that now”, Her Honour stated plainly after I Gave the Court notice of My Motion of Counter Claim.

It had been one of the Gifts I had planned to Present the Court with when making My defence.  Now, not only do I have a very carefully laid out defence strategy I no longer need, I also have a Motion of Counter-Claim that is no longer appropriately Titled and needs to be re-Writ.  Basically, all the work I did was for naught, yet I am still enjoying some kind of euphoria, a cosmic high and consequence of the charges against Me being dropped.  I can’t just throw it all away (though that is typically what I would do).  I feel like I should memorialize My work somehow, if only to Honour My Effort.

Perhaps I was wrong to have claimed it was all for naught; although the charges against Me were withdrawn, I’m quite sure that My preparation and hard work was reflected in My confidence in Court, and it is just as likely that had I not prepared, I’d have ended up going to trial and scrambling to pull it all together at the last moment.  Even if We don’t know the Law very well, most of Us know Murphy and what his laws are all about.  This is one of the very few examples in My Life where I did not procrastinate at all and was prepared pretty much from the onset of the proceedings.  Now, I feel as though I have nothing to do when the reality is, I have to do nothing but can choose to do pretty much anything.  It’s like I’m at a crossroads of infinite pathways, paralyzed by potential possibilities.

So, what am I doing to Keep active?  I’m being True to the few commitments I’ve made this year.  I watch one educational/motivational video every day, I read other Blogs for at least one hour every day, and I’ve also made a couple of new promises to My Self that I started on Monday.

Because Writing is My Passion I won’t commit to doing it everyday because feeling compelled to do something can suck the Joy right out of it; and that would be pointless.  The whole Idea is to Focus on doing what I Love and using that Love to accomplish everything else I hope to achieve and, through both My successes and failures, hopefully helping My readers develop the fearlessness and confidence to do the same.  So I have Promised to Write as much as possible without Giving My Self grief if I don’t.  Ideally, I would like to Publish a Post daily whenever possible, but I’m not going to punish My Self if I don’t.

The other commitment I have made is to exercise.  I like to try and stay in shape and I haven’t had much opportunity to work out properly due to the sacrifices I made over the last couple years.  So on Monday of this week, I started a very simple routine that I am going to share with You because I am already pretty fit and I want People to know that I don’t really do much to stay that Way, and I don’t think it’s any kind of superhero power, it’s just a small amount of effort applied everyday.  My problem (generally) is that I Will be very dedicated to My workout routine until I become really fit.  Then, for whatever reason, I decide it’s enough and take a break and only resume again when I begin to notice I am no longer fit.  This time, My goal is to make exercise Part of My daily routine for the rest of My Life, and My first goal Will be 500 consecutive push-ups.  I warned You I have ambitious goals, but if I set My Mind to something, I generally accomplish what I set out to do, the only Quest-Ion, is how long it Will take.  My name day (birthday) is June 5th and I’d like to reach My Goal by then.  Admittedly, that might be a little too ambitious, even for Me, but I’m curious to see what I can accomplish in [roughly] six months and it should give Me a pretty Good Idea how long it Will take if I haven’t yet succeeded.

Here’s My very simple routine.  I do five sets of push-ups to failure, one minute apart.  The entire work-out takes less than seven minutes out of My day right now (though obviously it Will take longer as I am able to do more).  I was able to do 24 consecutive push-ups My first day, for which I used an app on My phone to evaluate My starting fitness level (which was rated as excellent, much to My surprise).  The app is actually called ‘push ups’ if anyone is interested in following along with Me and taking this challenge.  After the fitness assessment, it Created a five set push up routine which is exactly My philosophy and why I chose the app.  Five is My favourite number (37 is My Magic number) and I believe it is also the perfect number of sets for ultimate growth without overtraining.  The only thing I didn’t like about the app is that it evaluated My fitness and then started My training program.  The training program was very difficult after having just completed a set to failure.  So My recommendation is to dl the app, do the fitness test and begin the workout routine the next day.

Currently, I am averaging 48 push ups a day over three days.  When I am able to do 100 consecutive, I Will stop at 100 and take a one minute break until I can do five sets of 100 with a one minute break between sets.  Once I can do that, I Will start doing each set to failure, for a total of 500 push ups over five sets.  Eventually the number of sets Will continue to decrease until I am able to do 500 in a single set.  I’m curious to see how long it Will take.  I’m also curious to see if there is anyone out there who might be interested in joining Me on this challenge and/or commenting on how long they think it might take.

I’m sharing this because I believe that staying fit is one of the reasons I stay motivated and I personally believe physical fitness is important (as hypocritical as that may sound as a smoker, I have crazy endurance and I believe it’s because I Keep active).  I’m also going to be tall King about some of the changes I Plan to make to take My Blog and My Writing to the next level.

There is also a Quest-Ion I want to share with My readers that was as King of Me on a Blog I was reading just this evening, “If anything were possible, what would You do?”

I would like to change that to, “If You know anything is possible, what Will You choose to accomplish?”

I think most of My readers know My answer is world peace, but I am curious to know what You would do if You knew You could accomplish anything.

Thanks so much for being here, Happy Lucky Wednesday!

Love and Blessings,

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The Good News Journal, Volume XLVI: The Terrific Two for Two, Tuesday Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Terrific (Two for Two) Tuesday Edition of The Good News Journal, thank You for being here!  I have a very exciting Edition today involving two of My most recent Court adventures…

The Friend I have been providing Counsel for in Canada’s Courts got a bit of a raw deal last week.  Before the Christmas holiday break, I had negotiated a resolution agreement with Crown My Friend was very satisfied with.  My Friend had agreed to twenty hours of community service and Crown had agreed to withdraw all charges upon the completion of the hours.  didn’t like the deal, I wanted My Friend to go to trial; but it’s not up to Me and it is a really Good deal because it guarantees My Friend Will have no criminal record.  So even though it cost My Friend twenty hours of free labour (performance demand), it also makes the whole thing Magically disappear, ‘like it never happened’.

However, when I returned to Court last Tuesday with My Friend, Crown reneged on their agreement, insisting that only two of the three charges against him were being withdrawn and that he would still have to go to the police station to have his finger prints taken.  I was furious, but everyone who Matters seems to become visibly agitated the moment I Stand up to address the Court to defend My Friend.  I had done all My work ‘behind the scenes’, and I had expected prosecution to Honour their agreement but sat in on the proceedings to make sure.  When I stood up to defend My Friend, he turned to Me and said, “Don’t worry about it, I’ll just go and get them done.  I don’t care, I just want this thing over with.”

I glared at the Justice, then turned back to My Friend, “Are You absolutely sure?”

“Yeah, yeah, it’s okay.”

The entire Court seemed to freeze for a moment, just like they do in movies when Time stops for everyone but the main characters.  I looked back at the Justice and over to Crown one last time before reclaiming My seat, the freeze frame ended and the proceedings continued.  My Friend agreed to have his prints taken and return in one week to prove it had been done.

I was not happy and told My Friend that if he’d as King of Me to, I would have made sure Crown made that charge disappear, too.  “No, I really don’t think they like You, they always seem to get pissed off whenever You say anything, I didn’t want to make things worse.  I was afraid the Justice might yell at Me or something.  I just want this to go away.”

“That’s because they are scared.  And I don’t think You ever have to worry about the Justice yelling at You, it Will be Me they yell at if they yell at anyone – and I really don’t think that Will ever happen again.  They are afraid because I’ve already filed a complaint with the Judicial Review Board and I don’t think they want to Give Me any reason to do it again.”

“Yeah, I know You’re right, this just seemed easier.  If it happens again, I’ll let You do Your thing.”

I wasn’t thrilled because it also means have to return to Court.  As much as I like what I do, I don’t like it when People don’t Keep their Word, and I felt like this was a jab at Me, not My Friend.  I exude confidence in Court – My Friend, not so much.  They knew he was easily intimidated and took advantage.  Maybe it was an honest mishap or mistake, but I don’t believe in coincidences and I think they were trying to see what they could get away with.

Today was the day We were scheduled to return and I really wasn’t looking forward to going.  There had been some kind of miscommunication between Crown and…  Crown, I guess.  Prosecution called Me last Thursday saying My Friend hadn’t completed his community hours, how was I planning to proceed on Tuesday?  I had Hand delivered proof of My Friend’s community hours last Tuesday and wondered what kind of games they might be up to now.  And again, pretty furious reading the e-mail.

I sent a scathing reply, explaining that I had no Idea what Crown was tall King about, My Friend had Honoured his agreement,  and it was ALL on the Court of Record.  I explained that I was of the understanding Crown was now as King of My Friend for prints, and that Crown should consider themselves lucky My Friend had agreed to accommodate the request.

The banter went on a bit.  Crown came back with something of a scathing letter, too, though the arguments made were considerably weaker, suggesting that prints were not a request, they were mandatory, and My Friend’s Willingness to accommodate was irrelevant.

Of course, the tone and attitude of the letter only infuriated Me more.  I came back saying that as King of My Friend for prints was, ‘Contra Bonos Mores’, or ‘Against Good morals’, and in bad faith Given Our resolution agreement.  I concluded with, ‘Whether My Friend shows up with prints on Tuesday or not, I Will be expecting Crown to withdraw the charge or I Will inform the Justice of this immoral act in bad faith.  I received no reply and really wasn’t sure what to expect when We showed up for Court today.

Surprise, surprise, it was a new Crown!  And My Friend had not been able to get his prints done.  My Friend told Me he was at the police station for over two hours and got fed up waiting.  I just laughed, “Good.  I don’t want You to do them anyway, let Me see what I can do.”

It took a bit of time but the new Crown was considerably kinder and more accommodating than the previous Crown I had been negotiating with.  After perhaps ten minutes of private discussion, Crown agreed to withdraw the charge and I went back to the lobby to Give My Friend the Good News.  He was ecstatic!!!  And when it was all finally over, My Friend politely thanked the Justice, then turned to Me and said, “You are the best lawyer I’ve ever had, if I ever get in trouble again, You Will be My first phonecall!”

And he said it loud enough for the whole Court to hear!  Pretty awesome moment for Me.  But it only gets better.  My Friend left and I went up to the Crown’s office to grab a request form for some additional disclosure pertaining to My own Matter.

“Can You spell Your name again for Me?”

I oblige.

“You sure You have a case?  This here says Your case is closed.”

“Really?  Are You absolutely sure?  I really need You to make sure, I don’t want any mistakes.”

“No, I’m reading the file now.”

Apparently they tried to contact Me but didn’t have My phone number.  How they don’t have My phone number is beyond Me, but whatever.  I as King of the clerk if there were any notes on the file, any reason as to why the case is closed or what the outcome was?

“It says here that the charges have been withdrawn at the request of Crown.”

“Anything else?”

“No, that’s it.  You’re free!”

“Wow, I guess this is a doubly Good day!!!  Now I can file a counter claim against Constable Christopher Jenkyn for spoilage of evidence, unlawful arrest, confinement, detainment and assault causing bodily harm.  What a wonderful Way to start the year!!!”

The lady at the kiosk seemed genuinely excited for Me.

I have a lot more thoughts to share about this because I really was not expecting Crown to withdraw the charges, though admittedly, most of My Friends did.

It’s one less thing on My plate and it allows Me to regroup and refocus My attention on being a plaintiff, which is considerably less risk and (for Me) just as much fun.

I hope each of You are having every bit as Terrific a Tuesday as I am!  Till next time,

Love and Blessings

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The Good News Journal, Volume XLVI: The Magical Monday Motivation, Evening Edition

Hello, and Happy Magical Monday, everyone!  I know a lot of People don’t like Monday’s; it’s the beginning of a new week and a long way from the next two day break for those working forty or more hours a week.  So today I decided to call this Post the Magical Monday Motivation Edition because I don’t Mind Monday’s.  In fact, I kind of like them because I usually Plan to start new routines or habits on Monday’s, and The Good News Journal is a Great example of that as it approaches its first year of Publication.  Incidentally, if You are wondering why The Good News Journal has not been in perfect sequential Order numerically, it is because I made a mistake somewhere along the Way and it was started on the 24th of February last year, so I have ‘corrected’ the Edition number so that the 52nd week Will fall upon the One year anniversary.  Today, I am committing to a couple of new habits I hope to make a Part of My daily routine, and for Me, that’s something to be excited about.

I’ve also kept the Promises made in My last Post, which were reasonably small.  I said I would commit to watching (at least) one TED talks video daily and spend at least one hour reading other Blogs.  My hope was that by committing to these two simple tasks, I would be more motivated (in general) and have more interesting things to discuss here on My Blog.  Although it has only been two days, it has already proven to be effective as I am Planning to commit to a couple more daily tasks today.

First, I’m going to share the first TED talks video I watched after making My resolute-Sean to do so.

“How to Find and do work you love”

I thought this was a Good choice for Monday because the reason most People don’t look forward to Monday is because they don’t Love their job.  Most People are in this situation (80% according to Scott), and many Will put up with it convincing themselves they should be Grateful to have a ‘Good’ job, or even that they ‘like’ their job.  But a man who truly Loves her work Will not be counting down the days and hours till the weekend.  So I thought Posting a video might inspire some People to live a more meaningful and purposeful Life, and potentially also provide Me with additional insight and guidance on how to continue moving forward with the work I do Love.

There are a few reasons why it seemed like the perfect video to share.  Scott talks about taking ‘the road less travelled’ and the business he Founded, ‘Living Your Legend’, which is very much aligned with something I am often tall King about, ‘being the Hero of Your own Story’.  Scott also talks about three basic things he claims are instrumental in accomplishing Your Dreams:

  1. Become a Self expert (unique strengths, values, and experiences define Your success)
  2. Do the Impossible
  3. Surround Yourself with People who Inspire You

The other reason I chose to share this video is because I was tall King about how important it is for Me to reflect on what I have accomplished so that I can continue to grow and build on the Foundation I’ve already Established.  Becoming a ‘Self expert’ probably doesn’t sound like a strategy One can implement right away.  It seems a little ambitious to presume One can become a self expert overnight and begin implementing that strategy tomorrow.  However, focusing on One’s unique strengths, values and experiences is something I can absolutely relate to because it is exactly what I have been doing for the last (almost) ten years – and probably even before that, though with less conviction and direction.  That may or may not be encouraging for My audience, as I’m sure many People would not perceive Me as successful; I don’t have a lot of money, I don’t drive a fancy car and I don’t appear to be doing anything extraordinary.  If One were to meet Me in the flesh, I seem as Common and average as any other man.  The difference is that I perceive My Self as successful because I have become a Self expert as a result of My unique strengths, values and experiences over the last ten years.  Even though I haven’t yet achieved My ultimate goal, I also don’t believe that anything can stop Me from getting there because of My unique strengths, My personal values and My experiences.  Staying true to who I am allowed Me to become the Self expert I have become.

Scott also touches on a couple of other points that were too serendipitous to be coincidence.  I don’t believe in coincidences anyway, so this was also a great opportunity for Me to show You how the goals I Writ of in My last Post were reflected in My microcosm by Honouring those commitments.  Scott talks about a Friend who provides for a family of eight by Writing only two Blog Posts a week!  This is My passion.  I could just as easily say that My passion is My dream for world peace, but the realization of that Dream and how I Will inevitably accomplish it, is My unique ‘strength’, and My Blog is an integral Part of that strategy.  Which brings Me to Scott’s second Secret to Living Your Legend – do the impossible.

I’ve said several times in previous Posts that virtually every motivational speaker and successful entrepreneur Will tell You that a man can Create anything she can visualize in his Mind.  Here the philosophy ‘anything is possible’ already presumes that anything is possible and immediately suggests that One should go out and do it.   I like it when People raise the bar and establish new benchmarks – thank You, Scott.

Finally, surrounding Yourself with inspirational People is a pretty Common success strategy.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to do, especially if One does not know a lot of successful People in their field.  Being a ‘Self expert’ may stand to further marginalize the opportunities to surround Your Self with like Minded People.  That is pretty much exactly why I made a resolution to watch at least one ‘TED talks’ a day.  Maybe I can’t surround My Self with People who are highly successful in My field, but there is no limit to the number of inspirational speakers I can Tune into every day to Keep Me in Harmony with the Universe and stay motivated.  I know none of these People Will ever try to tell Me that I can’t succeed, so these are the kinds of People I Will turn to for inspiration, and these are the kind of techniques I have used (though with less diligence) over the last ten years that I feel attribute to the successes I enjoy today, and for allowing Me to find My niche and become a ‘self expert’ in My field.

I’m going to finish this Post with a few inspirational quotes from the video that I hope may inspire and motivate You to check out Scott’s video.  Thanks so much for being here, I hope and Trust You Will all enjoy a Magical, Monday evening.

“First they ignore You, then they laugh at You, then they fight You, then You win.” – Ghandi

“How could I possibly do this, to how could I possibly not.”

“I’m going to try to pursue it, and make an impact with it” – Scott Dinsmore

Love and Blessings,

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The Good News Journal, Volume XLIV: The Fabulous Friday 2019 Focus Edition

 

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Fabulous Friday Edition of the Good News Journal.  Today I Will be tall King about what kind of things I Plan to Focus on in 2019 and what kind of Good News My audience can expect to read about in the coming year.

First, I want to say thank You to My first two WordPress followers of the year that were also kind enough to ‘like’ My last Post.  I’ve said before that My WordPress followers are closest to My Heart; perhaps because I am so passionate about My own Blog, and perhaps because they are Authors and Bloggers too, and part of Me feels only other Writers can truly relate to how it feels to have (or not have) an audience.

I don’t often share links to Posts from other Authors but I’m going to today, simply because I am always tall King about how there are no coincidences in the Universe.  When I get a new follower on WordPress, I always take some time to check out their Blog and read a couple of Posts.  In My last Post, I was tall King about how before 2017, I had very few visitors and felt that might be something difficult for other Bloggers to relate to.  The first Blog Post I read after Writing My last Post, just happened to be tall King about what it’s like starting a new Blog and getting the first couple of views and followers.  I had also Signed off Promising to share some of My Plans for the coming year in My next Post, and one of those Plans includes putting more time into promoting My Blog and building My reader Ship.  The Blog Post I first read speaks specifically to that Goal.  Coincidence?  😉

How to get more followers on Your Blog for free.

My Blog is on the forefront of My Mind because it is coming due for renewal soon.  My Blog is the thing in My Life I’m most passionate about and I’ve invested very little in it (aside from My Time and Energy).  This year I was thing King about upgrading My account.  However, My most used hashtag is #BeTheChange, and My philosophy is that You don’t need any money at all to be successful.  The other thing I liked about the Link I shared above, is that the Author has 7,688 followers on WordPress.  I had said that My sudden ‘success’ on WordPress was relative.  For Me, having multiple views and visitors daily is success, especially when those views are coming from countries all over the world!  Over 8 years of Writing, I had accumulated 11 WordPress followers before April of 2017.  Including My first two followers of 2019, I now have 75.  It might not be success compared to the impressive stats of My fellow Blogger above, but clearly a significant increase over My first eight years of Blogging and the Author relates to what it is like to Write when it seems as though no one is reading Your Words…  What’s the point?

In fact, I think I mentioned once that Writing in My Journal feels that Way to Me now, as though I’m being selfish and should be sharing My Words with the world; that’s a big part of why I Write.  I once Writ My Goals in a Journal and I would always attain them, now I share them here as an example of how what We Write Manifests.  I guess I do have modest needs because what I have now is the success I had once been as King of the Universe for – to have an international audience (readers from all over the world), and a few People reading My Blog every day.  I’ve had that for the last couple of years now, and I don’t ever want My Gratitude for what I already have to be miscommunicated in any Way, but this year I am going to Focus on taking My Blog to the next level.

I’m also going to see what I can accomplish without upgrading My WordPress account.  I started researching marketing strategies over the last couple of years but I haven’t really been in a position to implement them.  Now that I have a proper work environment, I Will be able to get considerably more done, it just depends on where I place My Focus.  The last two years allowed Me to do the kind of background work and research necessary for Me to have great Stories to share, this year I get to Write the conclusion to those stories and bring The Good News Journal closer to its Public-A-Sean Potential by implementing a few of the marketing strategies I wasn’t able to make time for.

I’m going to need to think about it for a bit before I consider what My goals for the year should be.  11 from 75 is 64, divided by 2 years is an average of 32 new followers over the last two years.  Actually, 31 because two of those followers are from this year.  Perhaps the most obvious strategy I’m going to be implementing is My frequency of Writing.  With a proper workspace, there is no reason I can’t Write daily, though it’s generally not something I like to commit to because Writing should be authentic, not forced.  So if I really don’t feel like Writing one day, I don’t want to feel compelled to do something I’m usually passionate about – I’d prefer to wait for the Passion.  However, I am going to engage in new activities which I am hoping Will Inspire new Writing.

A couple of new activities I have loosely committed to making part of My daily routine are watching one ‘TED talks’ video and one hour of reading.  More is okay but I want to commit to at least an hour of reading every day, and I want to watch more TED talks because I’ve enjoyed a lot of the ones I’ve seen and a lot of My followers on Twitter are featured on TED talks, so it’s a Good Way to get to know some of My other social media circles/cultures.  Public speaking is also an art and enjoy watching Presentations if it’s a Good Presenter, even if I’m not that interested in the information, there is often still something to learn.

Wow, a thousand Words already?  There’s a Goal.  It won’t be one I check very often, but I’d like to Publish 200,000 Words this year, just to see what that feels like (185,000 is My previous best in 2017).  As far as promoting the Blog and WordPress followers goes, My first goal is to reach 100 followers as quickly as possible, starting with the strategies mentioned in the Post I shared with You today.

I hope You all have a fabulous Friday, thank You for being here!

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The Good News Journal, Volume XLIV: The Thoroughly Thrilling Thursday Edition

 

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Hello everyone and welcome to The Good News Journal!  It feels like a Thrilling Thursday Edition because I have so many things to be thankful for, so many wonderful things to look forward to in the coming year, and so many Marvelous things going on right now, I know it’s going to be a big year for the House of von Dehn and The Good News Journal. I know I Will have plenty of stories to tell!

One of the early Thrills of My Thursday was a Letter from My Brother.  I’ve been chatting with My family a little more over the last few months, and they’ve also been sending Me photos of My nieces and nephews.  It is something very difficult to articulate because I don’t want to give the impression that I have ever not, in some way, had a great relationship with My family.  Our Spiritual Journeys take each of Us down Our own unique path; sometimes We were very close, other times more distant.  I do not compromise on My beliefs, and I can only Imagine how difficult it must have been for My family at times (especially My Mother) to understand My Path.  It was a beautiful Letter, and I felt for a moment like I was truly connecting with his children, My niece and nephew.  It just seems that all the storylines of My life seem to be coming together at the perfect time, just like they would at the end of a Book.  Just when I’m wondering how I Will Write My conclusion, all the right Characters have come back into Play. I know as well as any man that the Universe is like that, but I’m feeling even more Blessed this year than usual.

This Thursday I am reflecting on the last couple of years, and I mentioned in My last Post that I try not to spend too much time in the past or the future.  I do like doing it though, because I like to have goals, even if they are little ones.  This Blog is My Baby!  I’m actually laughing out loud after typing that, so I’m gonna leave it because it’s True.  This Blog is so close to My Heart there is no Way anyone else could ever fully understand what it means to Me.  The year began with My Brother reminding Me I’d taken too long a vacation from Writing, which was a beautiful Way for the Universe to tie in My Passion for Writing with My Love for My family.

The Universe also had a Magical Way of Merging My Passion for Law with the ‘success’ of My Blog in 2017.  Success is in parenthesis because the term is relative and My Blog stats would still be considered very modest by most standards, but I once dreamed that My Blog would one day be read by the world and now that dream is My reality!  I also discovered it had been My reality for a few years, I’d only seen a portion of My true stats.  There was no Way to prove it and no one to know it but Me, but that somehow made it more special.  At the same time I noticed these ‘new’ Blog stats, I also started getting Twitter followers from an account I’d forgot I had for almost seven years.  I guess I should have known I had it because I remember noticing that it was publishing all of My Blog Posts, but I hadn’t really done anything with it since I set up the account (Publishing My Posts to Twitter is an automated feature on WordPress I set up once upon a time and essentially forgot about).  So I started exploring Twitter stats to find out why I was suddenly getting all this attention, and discovered it was thanks to the documents I’d published with the Canadian government, and in particular, My ‘Cestui Que Vie‘.

I know I had 55 Twitter followers when all of this started, and within a month I was somewhere around 150 to 200.  It was all pretty exciting for Me because I also had a daily audience reading My Blog.  To put it in perspective, the previous ‘norm’ was to have no visitors at all, and it would be especially surprising for someone to visit on a day I hadn’t Published a Post.  That all changed almost overnight, starting slowly but building momentum very quickly.  I remember as King of My neighbour at the time if 5000 Twitter followers seemed too ambitious a Goal to achieve in a year.  I loved the Idea of having a new platform to promote My Blog on social media, but I also didn’t want to be greedy.  My neighbour assured Me it wasn’t greedy or too ambitious a goal, and he was right; I attained My goal of 5000 followers on February 19th of last year – My Mother’s birthday!  Not only were Magical things taking place in My reality, they were taking place at auspicious times and/or in concert with auspicious events.

With the exception of choosing to move to Ottawa to further My Spiritual growth and development politically, very few events were planned in My microcosm and many Magical things were happening there, too.  When I started this leg of My Journey, I was naïve enough to believe that the deplorable conditions Canada’s homeless are subject to at the hand of emergency shelters (like the Salvation Army) was due to a lack of resources and/or funding, not the result of incompetent management or their Willful determination to trespass on the rights and dignity of clients.  I never imagined I would be arrested in the defence of My own rights and dignity, nor did I ever Imagine that the city of Ottawa Community and Family Shelters, Housing Services, the mayor (Jim Watson), city councillors and Ottawa MP’s, would all be knowingly involved in allowing these deplorable conditions to exist and helping the Salvation Army to cover them up.  Of course, with the city trying to fast-track a plan for a Salvation Army ‘mega-shelter’ to be constructed in Vanier that Will cost Canadian taxpayers three times what it costs them in per diem funding to stay at the Salvation Army now (which is already roughly 1/3 more than what it would cost taxpayers to put these individuals into a dignified one bedroom or bachelor apartment in the city of Ottawa), it really isn’t difficult to determine what their motive might be.

Is this ‘Good News’ moving into 2019?  Well, I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.  I know that Deanna Vecchiarelli started 2019 a whole lot more popular than she was in 2018; how she is enjoying that popularity, I am not so sure.

There are many considerations moving forward into 2019.  The complaint I have against the city of Ottawa and their failure to provide remedy and resolve the dispute, shows not only that the Salvation Army is in breach of their contractual agreements designed to protect the rights and dignity of clients, but also that the city of Ottawa is Willfully allowing these conditions to exist and persist.  Certainly not going to harm My defence at all.  Even without the new ammunition, My trial is coming up soon and that is something else I am super excited about.  All I can say, is that it would be virtually impossible for anyone to be prepared for what I am about to do.  I am not even sure it Will be possible for anyone to Imagine what I might do until it is done.  That’ll be the ‘main event’ this year, though I am also sure it Will only be the beginning of many more.

Finally, I’m also starting the year off with a proper workspace.  I almost called it an office, and My space certainly has the capacity to function as one, but it’s as much a studio, gym and bedroom as it is an office.

I’ll have to elaborate more on how I plan to move forward in 2019 in My next Post as this one is reaching maximum capacity for the Common man’s attention span, and I have to get an e-mail reply off to My Brother.

I just want the world to know that this Author is very excited about the opportunities the coming year has Presented Me with, and I hope each and all of You have some fabulous Ideas about how to further the development of Your Character in each of Your own Stories, too.

Remember, We are each the Hero of Our own personal Quest.

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Love and Blessings, Happy 2019!!!

 

 

 

 

 

The Good News Journal, Volume XLIV: The Terrific Tuesday Edition – City of Ottawa Willfully Trespasses on Constitutional Rights of the Canadian People

 

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Terrific Tuesday Edition of The Good News Journal, and thank You for being here.

It has been a fabulous week for Me, I Hope and Trust it has been Good for You also.  I am exceedingly optimistic about the coming year!!!  I am also One of those individuals who Will encourage One to not spend too much Time thing King of the past or future, as the only Time that is ever real, is now.  However, We reap what We sow, and the Seeds of Intention We plant today, Will be the Harvest We reap tomorrow.  So today is a Great day as new Seeds of Intention have been planted – on all fronts.  And the manure that’s being shovelled at Me by My adversaries is helping to Nurture and fertilize the Soil of the Seeds Sown in My yesterdays.

I’m Loving where I am!  It’s not perfect, it is not a permanent solution, but it is everything I need to be productive; a proper desk, bed, dresser, fridge, freezer, [free] laundry, free high speed internet, free hydro and utilities, and it’s clean!  It’s not an apartment, it’s just a room, and I still share bathroom and kitchen facilities –  it’s not a problem at all, the People I Live with are wonderful, but I do very much like to Keep to My Self and Will still be looking for a suitable bachelor or one bedroom; but I am comfortable enough now that I can wait to find the perfect place.

My new space has already increased My productivity and You Will notice that I have Posted a New Page thread featuring My Letter of Complaint to the city of Ottawa.  Today I learned that the file has been closed!  No resolution whatsoever, and little or no investigation into My complaint.  This is the manure I was tall King about that Will Fertilize My Seeds of Intention in the future.  And the future is Now!

For many years, My most popular Blog Post has been Becoming A Student of the Universe, and it likely always Will be.  It flatters Me, but it doesn’t really surprise Me because it really is a Great Post, and I Stand by every Word of it today.  However, it has been getting a bit of friendly competition lately from another Post that does surprise Me, ‘V for Vendetta’ – The Truth’.  The reason I’m surprised the Post is so popular, is because I had rather anticipated it would be more susceptible to criticism because the movie and comic book have such a strong following.  For those who have been reading My Blog for a while, You Will also know that I do spend some time tall King about Magic, and in ‘V for Vendetta – The Truth’, I am tall King about how 9/11 is the greatest example of real Life Magic the world has ever seen, and how very clearly and explicitly V explains to Evie how that Magic Works.

I am also tall King about another theme presented in the film that is dominant in man’s legal fiction, ‘silence is consent’.  It is one of the main reason’s the first right an officer of the law Will tell a man he has is the ‘right’ to remain silent.  What they don’t tell a man, is that she has the right to remain silent from the moment the officer approaches her, and if she had exercised that right from the start, there is a Good chance she would not have Given enough information for the officer to make the arrest in the first place (presuming of course this is a victimless commercial offence and not an actual Common Law crime).

The reason I am bringing this up, is because it is a consistent theme in man’s legal fiction, and it can work as much for a man as it can against her when One understands how it works.  To review this theme as it pertains to interaction with a police officer, the officer approaches an individual with the presumption of authority.  It isn’t even a conscious decision for the officer, it’s programmed behaviour; when the officer approaches a man and asks her a Quest-Ion, he expects the man to reply because that is what happens almost one hundred percent of the time.  It has become so programmed that generally if one fails to answer an officer, it is likely the officer Will threaten to charge the individual with resisting arrest, failure to comply, or some other frivolous charge.  They have to make sure they charge the battery before placing it in a cell to syphon the energy, right?  Do You really think I am able to make such marvelous metaphors by happenstance?  The English language and every Word in it is Magical, everything is Energy, and You are the Source of it, the Light of the world.  If a man were silent from the moment the officer approached, it would likely cause the man more harm than Good, I am only using this example to stress the irony of the man’s right to silence, and how it isn’t made known to the man until the man is already under arrest.

Letters Form Words, Words Form the Head, Body and Foot-Notes of Letters that Sing the man’s Song on the Universal Stage, Composing the man’s Character in the Imagination (I, Mage in a Sean) of Her audience.  I can Write a Word from the comfort of My room and know that it Will become a Voice in another man’s Mind.  How can People not believe in Magic?

The other reason silence is consent, is because it is natural for one to want to defend One’s Self from attacks upon their character.  So, (generally) if One can, they Will.  Police know this, too – that’s how they convince People to talk (even though most People know that lawyers would advise One to remain silent after they have been arrested so they don’t unwittingly say something that could further incriminate them).  Police ‘coax’ People with bait like, “If You’re not guilty of anything, You have nothing to worry about, talking and cooperating could help You…”  (Trust Me, even lawyers Will tell You not to take the bait, don’t talk to police (after being arrested) unless You really know what You are doing).

‘Silence is consent’ is relevant moving into 2019 because it is a continuous theme in My Letter Writing, too.  Those recipients of My Letters whom have failed to respond are (most likely) guilty of the claims I have made in My Letters.  That’s why not receiving a reply from someone with whom One has a Complaint or grievance with, is not a fail – it’s just an inconvenience; it still says a great deal about the character of the recipient.  Just like the Words of a Letter can Form the Character of a man, so too does silence.  In a Common Law Jurisdiction, We are all Kings and Queens.  To not respond to a Letter is considered a dis-Grace, a dis-Honour to One’s Character.  The Greater a man falls from Grace, the less favour the man Will have with the People.  This is why the People are the authority of government, because one thing that has not changed, is the importance of a man’s Image in the eyes of the public.  We may not all believe We are Kings and Queens, but I believe We all know Honourable Acts from dis-Honourable Acts, and Graceful Acts from dis-Graceful Acts and very few People, especially those in the public sector and positions of authority, want to be perceived as Dis-Graceful and Dis-Honourable characters.  A Common thread connecting Us all, is Our desire to be Loved.

I Writ a little more than I had planned for this Post, but now that the city has closed the file, I Will be focusing more on My Social Media profiles to I can let the People know what kind of characters We have on Ottawa’s city council.  I Will also be showing the world how to proceed when One has what is called a default Judgment in their favour.

I hope this Post finds You all Feeling Loved and Blessed,

Be tall King with You all again shortly. 😉

 

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