I often feel lost when I have no job or hobby to occupy my time. However, I’ve come to a sort of epiphany, except not really because it’s been something I’ve kinda wanted to do for some time now anyways. I have determined that this is going to be a more focused purpose for me in life. I have the tools to achieve it too, all that’s needed is action. My new found determination is to help people improve their lives to they can better themselves and that of society as a whole.
We all fall into dark times in our lives, I’ve had my fair share and perhaps even more. I want to help people get through their problems. I want to help people achieve their personal goals by empowering them to do so. Fear, pain, regret, hopelessness, depression, and anger are all easy, but the trick is getting through those issues. There is no way that anyone will be able to completely remove any of those feelings, but accepting they’re happening and living in spite of them is what I want to help people with. Over the next few months and even longer, I will be returning to YouTube as a source of broadcast with original videos in an attempt to build something good out of it. I will be opening up some of my dark passengers, as examples to aid those in need, and I will commit so much more to this cause.
Because of a job that I have acquired my schedule has tightened up a lot, so sadly I will have less time to post stories and reviews and other things to this blog. As a result I will be slowing down on posts, but when I have some things to post I shall. Thank you for your patience and enjoy reading what I have now and what I’ll be putting up later.
I will be writing a series of short stories and posting them one at a time on my blog. They will all be dealing with various circumstances that people have going from ones with very serious implications like unexpected pregnancy to mostly social incidents like a sudden change in wealth or doing something so amazing that suddenly everybody loves you and wants to be your best friend. I have been working on this idea for a few years now and what better medium to post it on than my own blog?
The location for all of these stories will be extremely fictional as it is a town of my own design called Salisborough. Many of the stories will be based around high school students, but some will be about the adult residents in the town. None of the people’s names will be real and anyone with the same name as the characters it is purely coincidence. However, these some of these stories are based off of my experience, some are based purely off of my imagination, and others are what I know from the other people in my life.
Expect my first story to be posted by tonight before I hit the sack.
Soon I shall be purchasing a domain name and downloading WordPress.org’s files. Soon, I shall purchase hosting services from a site (probably Host Gator). Yes… Soon. The steady increase in traffic I’ve had, partly thanks to advertising from Traffic Swarm (a site I shall be posting a review on soon enough). The domain name shall remain wordsf0rthought.com and I will make this process as seamless as I can. It’s very cheap to buy a domain name and it’s only a few dollars a month for hosting, and pretty soon Filezilla will be my friend.
I have tried several blog sites: Webs.com and Blogger being two of the most prominent, but WordPress has been the best one so far. However, it is time for me to begin to make my own site for the greatest freedom.
I expect to have this process completed by the middle of June.
I figured I’d test these guys out. I have a bunch of stuff I need to get rid of because I buy boxes of Magic the Gathering cards and sell the valuable stuff, but I need to unload on the pile-up of useless stuff I don’t play with or sell. Listia is a site that offers a way to get rid of your stuff by listing it up for auction using credits. I will have a more in depth review of this site in the next few weeks as I will be using it to see how effective a site it is for giving away and getting free things.
So, because I’m always looking for ways to make money via anything, I’ve decided to try hopping yard sales. It kind of feels like a treasure hunt. Here I am looking for a diamond in a pile of coal. I know some people actually can make money by doing this, because I’ve heard from the grapevine about people doing this. So I’m going to give it a try. This weekend I’m going to a few yard sales if I can (at least one) and try and find some valuables that somebody wants to sell for dirt cheap and then turn around and sell it for a large margin… well what it’s worth anyways.
I am kind of excited about this, I’ve been to yard sales before, but not in the search of stuff to sell. People tend to look over the small stuff and anything made of paper, so I have a place to start. I don’t know what to expect, but I’m going to look for trading cards, baseball cards, maybe other similar things I know that I can make some money from selling those. Maybe I’ll be able to find some small trinkets that might be of some value. Who knows? I’ll find out and let you know.
I’ll be using eBay to sell the stuff I find, not because it’s the best vendor site, but because I’m familiar with it. Later, I’m going to hunt for better sites if they exist. I know there’s Etsy.com, but that’s a site for selling arts and crafts, and I’ve no arts or crafts to sell.
I’m hoping for some decent luck with this, but I could walk away with nothing or a few hundred dollars.
You all know of PAX East coming up now from my earlier announcement, but I figured I’d let you know that because I will be there from beginning to end I will not have any time to post new blogs until after I get back. Where I am stay has no internet, and my laptop is too bulky to carry around a crowded convention center. Thank you all of you for picking me to follow and you can expect one last post before the end of the day.
The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is coming to Boston this Friday. So today I shall tell you of the amazing experiences I have had with it in the past two years.
The first year I went was the first time it rolled into the East Coast, and PAX East was a hit and a half. The exposition was in the Hyne’s Convention Center that year, and the building was flooded with people and booths and noise. This was my first convention ever, and as much as I loved it, I couldn’t survive more than one day of it and the day after my body decided to get sick. That was a shame, but the next year became the best year of PAX I’ve experienced so far.
I went to PAX East all three days last year beginning to end. I got to test out Bethsda’s Brink before it was release, and that helped my decision to buy it. There were several games of Magic the Gathering I participated in. Then there’s the free stuff: shirts, mouse pads, bags, games, advertisements, swag, and so much more. I entered several raffles; I didn’t win anything but I could have gotten several thousand dollars worth of various electronic equipment and gear.
This year I plan on doing well at the Magic the Gathering tournaments and hopefully winning more stuff for me to sell on EBay. I will be going with one of my best friends and together we will rock PAX East this year.