There is one thing that I’ve learned from some friends; it helps to ask an important question. How am I doing? Such a question can help a blog site to grow and improve. If I want my site to grow and thrive, then I better get a clue about what my visitors think.
Some time ago, I moved my site back to WordPress.com. It was done for financial reason. Since December 2014, I have been monitoring the site traffic of Inspiration Point with the help of Statscounter.com. One of my biggest concerns has been the length of stay by first time visitors.
Because I have a vision impairment, my reading speed is slower than a person with good eyesight. For me, it is difficult to assess what’s a normal reading speed looks like.
As of late, I have been writing longer blog posts than my normal 800 words. Before this, I thought the 5 to 10 second visits was normal. With the new longer blog stories, I am still seeing the same length of stay. Clearly there is a problem. It’s time to take a survey! Continue reading
Would you like to help, with a book that I’m writing? Some time ago, I talked about writing an anthology of stories and it was to be my first book. Guess what? I am not talking about it; rather, I am doing it. :)
I am working on the first draft for a chapter based on a story that I wrote, for this blog. What’s the name of the story? On January 2014, I wrote a blog post called “A Lesser Human? Really?” You will have to read the old blog story and find out what it is about.
As a typical chapter is a lot bigger than your average blog post; you can guess the amount of details that I need to add. Here is where you can help! What should I put in that chapter? What details would be better suited for chapter two?
If you read that blog story, then you’re going to discover a second blog story and it’s called “A Summer of Hell“. This blog story is definitely an emotionally rough story; as it deals with dramatic emotional and physical abuse. Should this be a second chapter?
My overall theme is overcoming depression and a low self-worth. I am asking for comments on what I could add. I am tentatively considering two other chapters and they have to deal with a healthy self-image.
One chapter is based on a story that I wrote called “The Builder“. It’s about how God, the Father sees us; as opposed to Man. The other one is tentatively called “Come Out of Your Hidey Hole” and it’s about building confidence.
Any ideas? I’d love to hear from you.
It’s a dangerous thing to step outside your door. For once you place your feet upon the road; you never know where it will take you. Though I have not visited anyplace nearly fantastic as Rivendale or Gondor; I can certainly agree with that wise old hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
If you missed it, the above is a partial quote from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Like Bilbo and Frodo, I’ve been on a journey for the past few months. Like Bilbo, I am far from dead. Where have I been to? Let’s put it this way. It certainly wasn’t to Mordor or anything like that. Continue reading
For the past few days, I’ve been tracking a debate about video games, YouTube and YouTube entertainers. As I read the tweets found on Twitter, a question formed in the back of my mind. How can I contribute to the ongoing debate?
Outside of Minecraft, I rarely play any video games. I am simply not a gamer or I’d have created a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming. How did I get wrapped up in this debate? Though I’m not a gamer, I follow certain YouTube gaming personalities and I listen to their comments on Twitter.
What can I contribute to this raging debate? For YouTubers, parents and fans, I will point you to this old piece of advice. It’s found in an old letter and its advice is quite solid. How so? Continue reading