People Helping People

Making ones living upon the good graces and cooperation of others is tough. You having to balance the demands of business with the availably of people in the process. One has to be delicate and understanding. Empathy and sympathy are both needed to connect with people.

Using good communication skills and experience are very helpful. Of course it requires sticking to it in order to be successful. Ultimately it’s asking people to help people and to add urgency into the mix.

Having goals and meeting quotas in this situation are another conversation. Keep those metrics in mind though.

Saying Farewell To Blogging

Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere but some folks choose to walk away from blogging or other things they love for various reasons. Sometimes it’s the need to do something new or to have a fresh start. Trust me I understand that. But I encourage people to think hard about doing that.

Making connections with people from all over the world is one of the reasons I stay on WordPress.com and the fact they do the behind the scenes stuff.

Blogging is an exchange of ideas and the telling of one’s story in real time and I really like that part of the whole thing. Deleting your blog takes courage and it’s sad when someone does it. So as I always say keep on blogging about everything and anything that you see in life and that inspires you. Also keep it fun and enjoy the process.

Something Older For The Blog In The New Year

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The New and Improved tonyburgess1969.net

Announcing my new and improved blog look for 2018. I have taken the four-year-old Twenty Fourteen and have tweaked the CSS to make it look very blue which is very me. I am a big fan of white font on dark backgrounds because I think its much easier to read and it gives it a certain style.

Twenty fourteen allows me to pull in my blogging community in a very effective way too because I am looking at making my blog the central social network for me in the coming year. Not only is my blog where I express myself its also a connection hub too for you the followers.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

The first text message was sent 25 years ago – Engadget.com

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Be prepared to feel ancient — the first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote “merry Christmas” on a computer and sent it to the cellphone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. It was a modest start, but it ultimately changed technology and even social norms. For more check out, The first text message was sent 25 years ago – Engadget.com

Texting has radically changed the way we communicate. Used to be you passed a paper note back and forth. Sometimes I prefer it to voice communications. It’s so amazing how far we have come though in the past 25 years where we send photos and other media too.

Connections

Making connections is what I do for a living. It’s a part of who I am. Blogging is no exception. I have enjoyed every connection I have made because its helped inform me about the world around me. It’s not likely I will visit the countries of the bloggers I follow but it’s nice to know we have much in common and I can get a peek at the world they live in. My blog is a tool to connect with the global community around me and every connection made is a new friendship.

Rambling About Being Social

Humans for the most part are social creatures. Perpetual isolation goes against our nature. Granted some people like to be alone but even then the need for interaction is good for them. We cannot think of ourselves as an island out there in a vast ocean. Every human being is connected in one way or another through something. No matter who you are there are times when you need a warm embrace that reminds you that you are indeed special. We all need that company that helps us get through life when tough times come. People are informed by the conversations they have with others who share their experiences. Learning from others is important to help us not make the same mistakes they have made. Everyone needs somebody, somebody to hold. Being social is being very human indeed.

I Am A WordPress Convert

wordpress-logo.jpgIt’s safe to say I am a WordPress convert. There I said it. Now I feel better. With all due respect to Tumblr, I now feel like I am blogging seriously now. There are amazing tools here for expression, communication and connections.

This is now my official blog of note. When you want to know what is going on with me, http://tonyburgess1969.net is where you go. It is good to be here.

Rambling About Complaining

I complain about stuff, we all complain about stuff. Maybe we complain too much. Nothing in life will go our way all the time. We won’t get our way all the time either.  Maybe if we would make due with what we have and learn to adapt our situations could be better. It’s easier said than done in that situation. Sometimes complaining is an indication that we need to change our hearts and minds, do something different. Nothing stays the same so the more we embrace that fact the better our attitudes can be. How you learn to roll with the punches says something about you. So when you feel like complaining, is there something you can do to change the circumstances and situation you are in? Just a thought for the day.