Music is your soul

As a writer, if you don’t know about www.medium.com, you are missing out on an opportunity for you and also some great stories about life and love and mind. I get the daily digest from Medium. There is always some thoughtful story on it everday to read.

This is a wonderful story below about how a family has gotten the music “Fireworks” to inspire them every day with their daughter’s challenges.

Have you thought about writing on Medium? It is free and you might find some great thoughts and free writing coming out of you….

For me, this affirms what I always felt about music. Music is our soul . Without music, humanity would be lost just as if all books were banned like in Farenheit 451. My husband and I have a collection of 2000 CDS and 500 LPs and we listen to them all the time. I like to play piano just for my own pleasure as it inspires and soothes me.

What about you? Does music move you? Does it inspire? Does it soothe? Does it make you happy? Or do you put on sad music or heartbreak songs to make you know you aren’t the only one having heartbreak?

We would be lost without music.

 

Thank You, Katy Perry

Change in Focus

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I think I need to define what this blog is about before I can start writing.

I know that you don’t want to read about my challenges while starting a business.

I expect you would like to know about the challenge and then how to solve it!

Anyway, I will be getting on to talking about blogging and some of the ways you can monetize your blog so you can continue as a business rather than a hobby.

Also, I have a lot of books on writing I could review so you can decide if or it isn’t worth spending money for that book.

We will see if I like this free Theme and if it can be made workable to be monetized. I have a feeling it isn’t but I’ll go check and see if I can add any plugins to it.

So, I am starting over and I think the first thing I have to do is to define the purpose for the scriven.ca blog.   Talk later.

 

Today was a somewhat productive day!

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I should get WPEdit on this page so I can do blockquotes and change the text formatting.  Maybe later.

Today was a day to work on my Business.  I had plenty of laundry, dust bunnies and garden weeds that should be plucked and done, however, I decided Sunday is not a day of rest for me.

I did get to look at another website that is monetized (to make money from) today and I was quite pleased at the WordPress theme.  It reduced into a 2″ wide Iphone screen width which if it is left alone as Desktop configuration would be teeny tiny.

However, the designer has made it mobile responsive and it takes each post and widget and you scroll through each one download and the font fits into that 2 inch space in readable font.  So, the sidebar where the optin box and all the Credentials of who I am and list of posts are way down at bottom of the scroll.

I should, at least, move the optin “please subscribe” box to the top of the page!

What i did like which is probably a function of the Phone or it might be a theme, is the Font size can be made larger for those who have reading problems just by pressing on the larger Font A.  How great to recognize that everyone wants to read even if their eyes are dim.

I should take some Hypersnaps, I call them, desktop photos of how the phone works with my website just to show that anyone who has a website should make sure it responds and changes with a mobile phone.

I was amazed to see when I did a Facebook campaign for a promoted post that 94% of the people who click and opened the post were on Mobile.

That is my major takeaway for the week of December 3rd, 2014

This is Scriven

Scriven is defined from Old French  “scrive” which is “to write.”  The action of writing ; the beauty of writing and the love of reading will be explored on this website.  Why?  As I like to say, “Why not!”.   A person should explore all things in their life they encounter because they are experiences that you can learn from.  This website has been here empty and unloved for a couple of years. So, now is the time to start the creative juices running and explore different topics.  Shall it be:

1. My daily journal

2. My writings in progress

3. My podcasts on writing process

4. Quotes i find for the day and why they inspire me?

5. Chapters from a book that I am writing?

6. Review of books I love and why?

It can be this and so much more if I find the right theme.

Regards, jane