Anyone who’s new to the world of chat hosting is going to get to a point where they need to learn a few tricks to be the best that they can be. The simple fact is that you have to be good at chatting if you expect to make a decent amount of money at it. If you want to be one of the highest earners then you really have to offer your audience something that they can’t get anywhere else. That one thing is always going to be your personality.
Should you find yourself reading this blog post, it should be very clear why. Because there is a stack of unfinished projects cluttering your desk, or filling up your notebooks. Because there are so many of them and some that have been sitting for months without any progress. There’s simply so much to do, and chances are, the ideas keep coming faster than you can put them to paper. It is not just authors and bloggers who have this issue, but creatives of all types in all mediums run into this very same problem. An idea is formed one day, so they find the time and headspace to sit down and begin this new project. They get so far and stop to take a break before continuing. However, it’s not long before a new idea pops into their head, and all of the sudden, it’s all they can think about.
CW: ranting/info dump
This isn’t as much of a continuation of the previous version of this post as it is more of an update on all that has occurred. But it’s also me just wanting to type out all of the things I have learned about myself and of others, based on recent experiences and decisions. Covid and quarantine has had me fucked for the past eighteen months it has been keeping us all prisoner, and sapped me of any creativity or productivity. But a lot has happened in the interrim that, while it seemed small or inconsequential, to talk about at the time; putting it together now is providing some interesting perspective I was inspired to put here. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re interested in a trip of introspection, then please read on.
I’m actually pretty shocked by this myself! For a long time, I had told myself that I was going to do just fine with my writing alone. I don’t consider myself Instagram-able, and I have too many bad experiences trying to put myself out there on YouTube. But I was content with having my words read and my thoughts in a place that I felt comfortable sharing it.
There can be times you want to grab someone’s attention, focus it on you; Or, maybe just because it’s fun. A distraction can disrupt someone’s train of thought, trip them up, get them frustrated and wanting to take it out on you in the form of some desired punishments. What will you do to get the attention you crave?
Have you ever had a coffee, or shared a dessert with someone special? The most intimate moments take place when two people share something together. Nuanced care for someone else can say a lot about how you feel, and how you see them. Tell me a story where people bond over something shared, and the intimacy that follows.
With conditions the way they are, it is more than a little difficult to go out and do the things we used to enjoy, or see the people we like. Apps like Zoom, Skype, Discord, and other messenger apps are becoming very important for keeping us connected. Your challenge is to write me a story involving people who connect through a messenger app. The rest is up to you.
It bears repeating that allowing intolerance isn’t the same as showing tolerance to all voices. Allowing voices of hate to have their podium only allows intolerance to spread and create an environment not safe for all, but only a few. Having a safe community means having the stones to back it up and defend your values.