The Questions Cometh…

 

I was recently tagged by Elaine, who’s blog can be found at the following link:

http://ourconsciousness.wordpress.com/

Thank you Elaine! If you have not checked out her blog, you absolutely should!

Anyway, the task here is to answer the 30 questions provided in just one word! Then, tag three other people and provide them access to the same three questions, and so on and so forth.

As you will soon realise, I did a terrible job at sticking to the rules…

So, here are my answers to the questions:

1. Where is your cell phone? Here!

2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend? Can’t (I’m a bachelor)

3. Your hair? Disappearing

4. Your mother? Annoying

5. Your father? Ill (My father has prostate cancer)

6. Your favourite item? Laptop

7. Your dream last night? Nope! (what dream? I have enough trouble trying to sleep let alone dream!)

8. Your favourite drink? Port/Coffee

9. Your dream car? Ferrari

10. The room you are in? Comfortable

11. Your ex? Married

12. Your fear? Loneliness

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Successful

14. Who did you hang out with last night? Work Colleagues

15. What you’re not? Normal

16. The last thing you did? Stress

17. What are you wearing? Pants

18. Your favourite book? VampireBlood (the Darren Shan collection. You see what I did just there? I turned two words into one! Aren’t I a genius! No, not really)

19. The last thing you ate? Salad

20. Your life? Collapsed

21. Your mood? Hopeful (it’s my birthday tomorrow)

22. Your friends? Unfriendly

23. What are you thinking about right now? I can’t answer this! There might be children reading!

24. Your car? Non-existent

25. What are you doing at the moment? Typing

26. Your summer? Hot

27. What is on your TV? Mass Effect 2

28. When is the last time you laughed? 31 minutes ago (honestly, how can I make this into one word?)

29. Last time you cried? Thursday

30. School? University!

Here are the sites of the three people that I have tagged:

Nelli

http://nelsville.wordpress.com/

Anna

http://justonemonkeytyping.wordpress.com/

Zen

http://zenscribbles.wordpress.com/

Again, thank you to Elaine for the tag!

Hope you enjoyed the post dear readers!

Cheers, and have a pleasant day – or night as it is where I am at this very second.

Whoa, what a week!

 

There was one particular part of my week that changed; my computer that I primarily use for internet purposes. Yeah, it would seem that a ‘goodbye’ would be in order.

I have four computers at my house. One is quite old – I procured it back in 2008, and it still uses an old version of XP and has a very slow operating system. Now, this particular relic is located in the garage of all places, not because it belongs there, which I guess it kind of does, but predominately because it is still useable. My personal gym is located in the garage, and Windows Media Player is still fully functional on this computer, and that, along with the pretty awesome subwoofer’s I have attached to the computer make for some pretty good music playing capabilities. True, it ain’t as good as the surround sound stereo I have in the rumpus room where you can play music in one country and hear it clearly in another, but it still works all the same. No point in throwing out something that can still sufficiently do for you what you want it to – my view anyway.

The second computer is from 2009, and at the time, believe it or not, was the fastest system one could acquire. This computer can no longer play video games of today, which was probably blatantly obvious by the year this thing was produced. It is incredibly slow and half the time fails to do what you want it to. The internet is now out of date and the computer still utilises on XP system, so I cannot update it to Windows Explorer Nine cuz I don’t have Windows Seven. I can’t be bothered putting what is basically still a relatively new system onto an old computer just so that I can use the internet. This leads me to my laptop – a fine piece of machinery that I acquired at the conclusion of 2010, which has had some issues in regards to the internet in the past, but should now be hopefully working fine.

My other computer is one that I acquired at the start of 2011 which still is at the top of its game. Don’t ask me for the specs – never ask me for the specs. I have no idea what the monster has inside of her; all I know is that to this very day she is capable of giving the computer’s today a run for their money with the system that she runs with, being able to still play the games that come out with peek performance. The system is the kind that the gals and blokes over at MLN use, or used to at least since they are always up on the newest kind of tech to support their gamers. The computer uses a pretty massive if I must say so myself HD 3D TV as its monitor. The issue with this, and believe me, there is an issue, even with a gorgeous thing like this – is that everyone else wants to use it. I always wanted a giant monitor and a kick ass gaming system, and have separate PS3 and XBOX 360 consoles attached to this particular area of the house, so no matter what platform the game is on, I can play it and throw massive LAN parties there as well. That is the problem – I always wanted a giant system, and I not only got the system, but all of the crazies that come with it, my friends on frequent occasion coming over and having the time of their lives. Bunch of bums really – dunno why they can’t buy their own systems, then they wouldn’t have to not only keep me from using my computer but wouldn’t eat me outta house and home in the process.

So, with this said, the system I predominately use for the internet is the one bought back in 2009 – or was at least until every single social media site I am on, from Word Press to Facebook, et al, began to malfunction and not work as well as they used to cuz I did not have Windows Internet Explorer 9. So, the reason I have not commented on many of your pages, or liked many of your pages or even visited many of your pages over the past couple of days is not because I am a bad guy, well, maybe that, but the primary reason is because of my crappy internet connection. So I had to update my laptop and give that the internet, and the security that came with it, and the billions upon billions of downloads that it wanted from the (almost) two years I have had it to ensure it was up to friggin’ date before I could begin to use the internet (finally) to go back to my life on social media.

It’s funny – this time two years ago I had not a thing to do with social media. Okay, I had a Facebook page that I frequented about once every blue moon, but I had no connection to any other social media page and I quite enjoyed my life back then. Now, I have changed so dramatically, and am connected to a cool few sites, and I do not know how I would live my life today without some social media every now and then and all of the pretty awesome perks that come with it. I mean, reading the kinda stuff that you guys make – classic! Can’t find that anywhere else, and I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for all the entertainment, comments, likes, follows and what have you that you have provided to me over the past few months.

Thanks guys!

So now that I have the internet working, again (!), hopefully I will be able to get my life back on track.

Thank you for reading!

Naughty Nefarious, signing off!

A Post-It Note on Bloggin’ Posts!

I have been blogging for, oh, going on seven months now (I am including the use of my other blog in this summary). I am not entirely down on all the information pertinent to successful blogging, but I would like to think that I ain’t no novice either.

I however did not write this post to talk about my experiences, although that may not be a half bad idea for when I run out of other ideas to discuss. No, I want to discuss my beliefs and my findings in regards to followers and the content that people find most fascinating to read. A few of the people I follow have been discussing such ideologies, so I thought I might put my bib in and discuss this subject matter too.

Now, I would like to believe that if I follow someone, then they will follow me back. Such is specified in the Word Press help guide as to what will come to fruition (yes, I read the manual!). I have noticed that many people thank one another for going to blogs and looking at what others have specified, and then later click the ‘follow’ button to keep up to date with any and all additional content. I however also have a couple addendums that contradict this stereotype. I ain’t gonna name names (probably cuz I can’t for the life of me remember), but I followed this young lady on my other blog not long after I began, in March. My other blog is committed to poetry and prose, and such was what this young lady was involved in generating. Anyway, I liked her poems – I found them emotional, sad and in-depth with ideas that made one think. Over the course of two weeks I ‘liked’ five of her pieces and I followed her blog. She did not follow me. In fact, after I ‘liked’ those five pieces I mentioned, she enjoyed my visits to her blog so much that she prohibited me from ever visiting it again! Her site became restricted and privatised! WTH!

I myself have not followed every single person who has followed me. For instance, I do not follow people whose blogs are not written in English. What’s the point? They may be good, but I ain’t gonna understand a word of what they are writing. Of course, I’m so blind I couldn’t see a car if it was parked right next to me, so for all I know, my lazy ass eyes did not notice a ‘translate’ button located somewhere on the page (?). I’ll look into this…

In regards to my own posts, I have noticed that anything to do with video games – usually not so many hits on those. Anything to do with relationships and my ideologies on women usually get a couple hits, and so too do my views on my stereotypes in regards to the Australian way of life. For me – relationships and advice and ideas that people have discovered I usually find quite interesting. Pieces that contain humour I find especially easy to read, and those with views that are original and very well thought out are additionally easy to digest.

So without further ado, I am now going to mention some of my fav blogs that I follow. I would like to note however, that even if I do not mention your blog here, it does not mean in the slightest that I think you ain’t awesome…it’s cuz there simply ain’t enough room to name all of you!

In regards to life in general, I would recommend the following:

http://readncook.wordpress.com/ These pieces are easy going, and the use of photos that often come attached to many of the posts allow the reader to become further immersed in the uploaded pieces.

 
http://knowthesphere.wordpress.com The following posts look at 
life as aspects of certain ‘spheres’, to further understand what 
we do, why we do things and how. It is quite difficult not to 
like these posts.

http://betweenfearandlove.com/ These pieces are often very easy to understand, and one is able to relate to many of the ideas and themes encompassed therein.

http://www.slapppshot.com This bloke’s posts are very well written and at times quite humorous. It’s great when someone can talk about something serous, yet can go about it in a way that remains intriguing and keeps you coming back for more, and Slapppshot has got that down to a ‘T’

http://yanaamari.wordpress.com These posts encompass not just pieces on life, but poetry as well. If I may in but one word describe this blog, I would probably refer to her blogging style as ‘adorable’

http://blessedwithastarontheforehead.wordpress.com The posts
located here are very in-depth and easy to digest, whether you
are full or have an empty stomach. These posts are quite
motivational.

 
Additionally, for motivation, and if you are interested in 
issues concerning the disbandment of bullying and other such 
nefarious occurrences within society, I would recommend the 
following blog; http://talinorfali.wordpress.com/

 

For relationship advice, the following are quite edible:

Here is the link to Author Jodi Ambrose: http://jodiambroseblog.com According to this young lady’s blog, her posts are supposed to provide relationship advice – I have indeed received some, and when she does give advice it is absolutely flawless. However, most of the time her posts are really just about experiences in life, and if they don’t cause you to LOL at least half a dozen times, then there is obviously something really rotten in Denmark.

 
For advice from another professional, here is a good link to 
try: http://marriagecoach1.wordpress.com

Additionally, I would
recommend: http://ellayourbella.wordpress.com

 

For posts on love in general, these are two that I know are quite resourceful:

http://truelovejunkie.com/ – contains vast amounts of romanticised poetry and posts

http://realtruelove.wordpress.com/ – very in-depth articles on love

 

If you are a tech or science geek, then the following two blogs are for you:

http://SoshiTech.wordpress.com– Keeps you up to date with 
what’s in the know in regards to tech, the internet, etc.

For space, science and television shows to do with space and 
science, I would look no farther than:
http://galaxybureau.wordpress.com – which will keep you 
frequently informed!


For posts on video games, I recommend:
http://playstationkw.wordpress.com – If you are an avid 
video gamer, then this is the one place you can rely on to 
fill your thirst for information. These posts are really well 
written and will cause you to think about many different 
issues. Video games no longer seem just for entertainment 
after reading these posts, but as avenues of life itself.


For photos, I would try the following:
http://thedaintylenses.wordpress.com/
http://manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com

http://curlymiri.wordpress.com

http://photobotos.com 

For a blog regarding aspects of writing, I would recommend 
this particular blog: http://cristianmihaid.wordpress.com

As for poetry – on my other site, I have noticed that pieces
which are shorter and have lines that are consistent with the
length of the poem usually find themselves gaining the most hits. Longer pieces – not so much. Pieces that stretch the realms of my imagination and add content that is original and brand spanking new are often enjoyed by a couple individuals, most often by followers that I have already gained, whilst it is the smaller pieces that gains additional new followers.

As for myself – romantic posts, yeah, I’m a sucker for them. Sad posts I will enjoy reading, but have a lesser chance of me actually ‘liking’ due to this fact, cuz I feel, how can you honestly like something that was so downright emotive? If you ended up feeling rather shitty after reading something, why could you possibly like it? Perhaps that’s just me being an arsehole. Pieces that have terrific lines and just stay with you keep me coming back for more. Here is the link to a poem by the Silver Poet. The concluding line of this poem stayed with me for quite a while after I finished reading it;
http://silverpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/earth-owl/
I especially like pieces that have, when they use rhymes, have interesting ones. Anyone can rhyme ‘cat’ with ‘hat’ and ‘see’ with ‘me’, but it is when someone uses terminology like ‘promulgate’ and ‘escalate’ and other such words that are not often found in such poetry that a piece becomes quite interesting.

For additional sites that contain pieces of poetry, I recommend you take a look at my ‘Poetry Discussion’ post which will provide the links to poetic blogs that I quite enjoy following. The link to this particular post can be found here: https://stationdeva.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/poetry-discussion/

As always, these are but my ideas and opinions.

Naughty Nefarious, signing off