All posts tagged: purpose

3 Benefits of Minimalism

Minimalism caught my attention because I found it purposeful. It helps you get rid of things that you don’t use, so that you’re surrounded by things that serve a purpose. Growing up, I found my self in houses, trailers, and apartments with basic furnishings. The backseat of our van became our couch for some time while I was in high school. It got to the point where we moved on an almost yearly basis; our few and simple pieces of furniture reflected that instability. Year by year, I learned how to let go of more material things. But when I stumbled upon Youheum’s Youtube channel Heal Your Living, I felt uncomfortable with extreme minimalism. As I watched Youheum’s video “26 Things I Don’t Buy or Own – Extreme Minimalist Frugal Living”, I wondered what it would take for me to let go of my precious hair dryer. Youheum does not own physical books, reads from an ebook reader, and does not have furniture in her living space. She does have a hammock which I think …

7 Steps to Writing an Effective Blog Tagline

Are you looking for ways to create an effective blog tagline? This post will show you how I created a tagline after blogging for one year. Not having a clear tagline at the beginning of my blogging journey helped me create one after I start blogging, and you can too. I definitely don’t believe that it should take people one year to write an effective tagline. It took me one year to write one because it took me one year to take blog writing seriously. You can say that I worked backwards–I wrote for the blog first, then polished the tagline–and it worked. #1 How blogging without a niche for a while can help you If you don’t have a set purpose for blogging or a niche, blogging for some time has benefits because you accumulate data to analyze such as your stats that can help you come up with your blog’s purpose. Your blog’s purpose tells your readers what topics they’ll regularly find on your blog. #2 Make a list of the tags and …

What Love Letters Teach Me about Writing

The other day I watched P.S. I Love You for the first time even though it’s a popular romantic movie. Even though it’s not a movie specifically about the writing process, it teaches three things about writing that I actually already know, but that I don’t mind being reminded of.  If you have already watched the movie or if you don’t mind spoilers, please continue reading. After her husband, Gerry, dies, letters start arriving from him as a way to help Holly cope with his death and to remind her of his love for her. Although her mother is initially against the idea, the letters help Holly with the grieving process. At one point, Gerry tells Holly to only keep his jacket, and to get rid of everything else that belonged to him. And I wonder how much longer it would have taken for Holly to let go of his stuff if he hadn’t prompted her. Gerry’s love letters to Holly teach me the following: 1. You need to know your audience. What I like …