thoughts about blogging

Good morning/day/evening!

It’s currently 21.04 as I start writing this post, and I honestly don’t really know where this blog post is going. I just wanted to sit down and write a blog post about something.

The last few days I have been sitting at home most of the time. My head has been hurting and to prevent it from turning into a migraine I have stayed home. I don’t really know why I have suddenly gotten headaches as much these past days – I have been doing really good in that area for months now. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I have been out with friends since the 31st of May. (And by out, I mean not at home, but at my friends home) You see, one of my best friends came home from a year in USA (exchange student) and every since then me and my two best friends have been doing things every single day. Mostly just playing cards, so it’s not like we have been doing a lot of energy draining things. But it’s more than I have done the last few months!

adding some pictures so the post isn’t too boring. oslo trip

Anyway, one of the things that I wanted to write something about was what the hell I am planning on doing this summer/after summer is over. Because I’m not sure whats happening.

I wanted to specifically write about my thoughts when it comes to what I’m doing with my blog, because I have a few thoughts. For the two (almost three) years of having this blog I have figured that I absolutely love blogging. (All though, I have known this for more than three years, but I have never had a blog for more than 2 – 4 months) And I want to do something more about it.

I have been playing with the idea of getting an upgrade for the blog. And by that I mean getting my own domain so I wouldn’t have to have wordpress in the actual domain. And to have a bigger storage space because I’m almost full. The only problem with this is that it costs money and seeing that I don’t have a job, it’s sort of a problem. If the blog could pay for it self, that would have been perfect, but seeing as it doesn’t, and that I don’t have a job, it’s not something that can happen at the moment. But soon!

Another thing I want to do is to write longer blog posts. I have been reading a lot of ‘articles’ about how to get traffic to your blog, and one of the things that seems to be an overall tip is to have longer blog posts. Of course, it’s still fun to write a blog post without a lot of traffic, I can’t lie and say that it wouldn’t be even better with more people reading my blog and commenting. I love when people comment something, and I love interacting with other people (so feel free to comment anything) Anyway, and looking back on my other posts, I rarely have over 300 words. And I have read that writing blog posts between 2000 – 5000 is the best. And I’m far from it.

Yet another thing I want to do before the end of the year is to start using some sort of affiliate service. (Not that I think it’ll be used since I don’t have a lot of traffic on my blog) My dream job is to do something I love to do. And I love blogging, making videos, taking pictures and writing, and I feel like blogging is a perfect mix of that. I feel weird saying that my dream job is blogging (and youtube and author) because I feel like it’s something you can’t say that you want to be your job, that you can only go into it thinking it’s a hobby and not a job. Does that make sense? Probably not.

What I mean is that I’m “scared” saying that I want to be able to make money from blogging (and youtube) because I feel like you can’t say that. I’m “scared” people are going to think I’m only blogging because I want to make money. But I’m not. I love blogging and I have had SO MANY blogs through my 18 years of living. I can’t count how may blogs I have made by my self or with friends. If I in the future, could have blogging (and possibly youtube and author) as a job – only job – I would be so happy. Because I would be able to do something I love and make money from it, not just have a job that I’m ok with and not be happy. That’s one of my fears. To not be happy.

But I don’t think it’ll happen any day now at least. All I know is that after three+ years of feeling like shit (pardon my language), all I want to do is something I actually want to do. Not just because I have to, and because it1s the right thing to do according to society.

another walk:

So, if anyone got all the way to the bottom: what do you think? What’s your dream job?

day 10

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I’m against drugs, I don’t see why there is any need for it unless it’s for medical reasons. But to be honest, I don’ really have a lot of thoughts when it comes to drugs, but I don’t think it’s ok to use it, unless, as I said, it’s for medical reasons.

Alcohol on the other hand, I don’t mind. Except if the person who is under the influence of alcohol harms themselves or others. Other than that, I think alcohol is perfectly fine. As long as people are careful.

Personally, I have never tried drugs, and I have no intention or want to try it. Alcohol on the other hand, I have tried. The first time I tasted alcohol was on my 18th birthday (which is the legal age in Norway) and I did not like it at all. Since then I have tried a few things like wine and so, and beer, but beer is just disgusting! The only thing I have tasted that I didn’t absolutely hate is a lemony wish thing that tasted OK!2

day 6

(This is my 100th blog post!)1

Education. I think education is very important. I think going to school and getting an education is super important.

However, I think the way school works at this time is the worst it could be. I love to use this example; if you force different animals to do the same task because “that’s whats fair”, school isn’t fair. If you have a monkey, a giraffe and a fish, do you think all of those will be able to touch the top of a tree? No. Some of them will be able to do it, some easier than others, but they will manage it nonetheless, but then you have some that can’t do it. No matter what. They just can’t.

I think that’s how the school system nowadays works. It’s terrible. I know this post isn’t technically about what I think about the school system, but I just think it’s important to talk about that when I talk about education.

I have always loved learning, and I used to love to go to school. But that was before we started with grading, and marking and all of that. You didn’t focus on your grade but what you actually learned. Now, I feel like you only focus on what grade you get, how well you do on your exams and so on.

Education is SO important, but when you do it the wrong way it won’t do what you actually want to.

At least 80% of the things I know, I learned by living. I learned it by reading because I actually wanted to read it and not because I was forced to do so. I think education is important, but health, mental and physical, should be considered first.

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My Thoughts on Trump.

(And the presidential election)

Hello.

I have never really been interested in politics. I have paid attention to the small elections here in Norway but I have never really paid enough attention or felt as passionate about any politic event before this presidential election. After some thought, I have acknowledged that the reason that I have felt so passionate about this event is/was because of all the causes that has been brought up during these months; gay rights, female rights and racism and more.

All though I have been for gay rights, female rights (gender equality) and against racism for my entire life, I only started reading up on these issues this past year. I started calling myself a feminist just in the beginning of this year and have felt so passionate about all of this. I feel I have learned so much about this and it makes me sad.

I might be ignorant, but I feel like we, this world, have come far with these issues in a lot of countries. (not enough, but a little). And now that this sexist, racist man have been chosen to be the next president of a massive and powerful country, I can’t help but to feel like we are going back to the 1940s or something around there.

I’m afraid that the young boys and girls, especially in America, will look at Trump and think that sexism and racism is ok. I’m afraid that young boys will think it’s ok to be disrespecting towards woman. And I’m afraid that young girls will think the men is “better” or “more superior” than them.

The winner was announced this morning and I’m not going to lie, I was, and am, disappointed and sad and scared about what can happen in the future. I went to bed at 1 am after watching a live coverage of the election for a few hours. I was scared to go to bed. I was scared to wake up with Trump as the new president. And that’s what happened. I even had a nightmare where Trump was elected and woke up in the middle of the night with a small tear in my eye, embarrassingly enough.

Then theres is Hillary Clinton. I wouldn’t say I’m with her, but if I could have voted I would have voted for her. Compared to Trump, she has had years and years of knowledge and experience. Trump has owned a company (and did well with some of it, I think) and had had a reality show.

Donald Trump didn’t win. Racism won. Sexism won. Homophobia won. Hate, fear and prejudice won…

…But maybe he’ll surprise us all. All I hope is that he won’t do some of the things he have said (building a wall and refusing muslims) but create more jobs and make the economy better.

I’m 18 years old and have my entire life in front of me. Please don’t do anything stupid. What America does will affect the entire world.

Anyway. This is my opinion. You might share it, or not. All I ask is that you respect my opinion. “I will respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect anyones existence.” This is one of my favourite quotes of all time. Unfortunately I have no idea who actually said it because it was someone from tumblr.

Bye!