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Word Of The Day – Daily Prompt: Negotiate

Part of any transaction involves the skill of negotiation. You have to use not only technique but finesse in asking someone to do something you want them to do. Making a deal is an fine art that people practice every day. In my line of work I negotiate with people to give a unit of blood to save lives. Others hope to make a sale or to get things done. Peace requires negotiation too with experienced people making it happen. Negotiation sometimes means going through some dangerous places to get from one place to another.

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Daily Prompt: Famous

Most of us have dreams of being famous or having some sort of celebrity. I do as well. Whether it be on a reality TV or on a TV show I have had that fantasy. I suppose it’s a part of my people pleasing nature and desire to be recognized and liked. They say fame can be a bitch and can bite too and from what I have seen I believe that thought. Famous people may have some advantages but they also have to contend with false news being spread about them or rumors and paparazzi. So I contend to do my part on the planet and hope its enough. An attaboy would be nice, maybe a plaque or trophy every now and then. But being famous, that’s something all together different. Maybe being blog famous would do!

Via today’s Daily Prompt: Famous

And Wait For The Feedback

Whenever you post anything you then wait for some sort of response to what you have created. Sometimes the wait is very short and other times the wait is very long. One should never expect 100% positive comments to ones post but when a person comes in hot with some really negative space feedback then it kind of jars you makes you feel like perhaps you should have said something different.

Here’s how I respond to negative space feedback…I delete it. Yep, delete immediately. This blog is here to promote positivity (but realism definitely has its place here) and I want to make that point clear for everyone. Yeah I am a sensitive person that’s why I take time away from Facebook when things get too hot there. My blog is a refuge, a haven and I don’t want to respond to negative stuff.

I will never get personal or attack anyone however I do reserve to be righteously angry about injustice, hatred and that sort of thing. When you write something personal and meaningful to you I think there should be some safe space and perhaps saying nothing is better than going negative.

And yet we all wait for the feedback and hope that its good, constructive and helpful.

The Tony Burgess Blog – New Theme, Big And Bold

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I have used the Toujours theme before but I wanted it to look the way I wanted. It took me some time to find the CSS coding to make it look the way I wanted but after much research on the web and trial-and-error I have made it mine. The coloring is based upon the college where I got my bachelors degree, Middle Tennessee State University’s school colors which is blue and white. Everything on it is bigger and bolder than I have ever done before. It’s easy to read and use, well at least I think so. Let me know what you think. Feedback is always welcome.

Daily Prompt: Foreign

When something is something we are not familiar with it can be foreign to us. Countries not our own are foreign to us. It’s when we open our hearts and minds that things and places that are foreign become things we know. It takes courage to go from foreign to familiar. To known from unknown. Having a open mind and open heart can break down barriers and take you to that place where everything around you is known and even loved.

via Daily Prompt: Foreign

My World Poetry Slam Man

Today is World Poetry Day and I am not much on the rhymes

However if I took a little time I could find some in my soul.

My soul is a place where the gladness, madness and fire comes from.

My blog is truth tellin’ and on point from where I sit or stand

The work I do comes from a great demand for saving lives

That ain’t no jive man.

You may find this lame but I am new to the game at least I am tryin

When you read this you may be dyin or cryin or lyin to save my heart

But somewhere you gotta start

So this is my story for the moment maybe I am a poet and I didn’t even know it.