It “kinda” follows like the movie…

I have good luck and bad luck at the same time.

One after another. Last week my dream job offer came, then happened the urticaria. It was itching & burning like hell! I had a dentist appointment that I missed as of the severe and constant itching all over. Went to a doctor about it and he said: “We don’t know why urticaria happens. (Doctors, eh?) Just take these antihistamines. There is no cure (I know hun) but you can manage the symptoms.” Another auto-immune! Well, I took those antihistamines and they made me sleep all day and forgot about the dental problem.

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Have news for you! The screenplay meeting with the director was amazing :)

This is my first time for writing a screenplay ever and the director said “Good job!”

Not certain yet, but I will probably be hosting the show!

The screenplay will be sent to the production firm on Monday and it will meet the project manager of the TV channel on Tuesday. Afterwards, we will wait for maybe 2 days maybe 2 months 🙂 Fingers crossed!

Today also one of my friends called and we talked for 2 hours. I missed girl-talk! Girlfriends are the best!

So far so good, and soooooo happy 🙂

Alex

Finished writing the screenplay of the pilot episode :)

Today, I will have a meeting with the director 🙂 I am so so so excited 🙂

As I try to write the screenplay down, which took 17 pages for the first episode, I had to learn about writing for screen. It was harder than I thought. However, this made me learn how to do it for my filmmaking project. So, if this documentary do not pass the producers, it will be ok for me as the time I’ve spent is worth it on the learning basis!

Love,

Alex

I was just offered a writing/consulting job for a documentary project on TV!

I received a phone call from a film director friend of mine today. About 2 months ago I told him that I have an idea for a documentary on everyday psychology and I thought about the pilot already. I told him and he liked it. However, I did not write it down as I thought that “This will be rejected by the TV producers anyway” I was not that hopeful thanks to my depression.

Today he said, he told my idea to a producer and he accepted to present the pilot to a TV channel and he wants me to get my ass down and write the script for the pilot this week. If the pilot passes, there will ve 13 episodes in total. I am so hopeful this time. For the next 2 days I will be working on that. This Wednesday the pilot script will be ready and sent to the channel!

If accepted in the first round, we will produce the pilot and if they like it, I will be writing 12 more episodes. They are also thinking to make me the presenter of the show but I want to keep my role at minimum on screen.

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New projects are on the way…

I will be starting a new blog as a part of my art exhibition project.

I will be opening my art exhibit online! I am not sure whether I want to sell them so I will leave this decision for later.

I have already purchased the domain and hosting. Now I am tweaking on my theme. I think I will be up all night as this is so exciting for me.

Wish me luck!

Alex

From “stupid” to “strong” Alex :)

After writing about “him who hurt me” on my blog, I deleted his number and put it in Autoreject list, also blocked him from Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook in 5 minutes.

lamassu-37940_640 - CopyI am proud of my decision for not letting him contact me ever again. I will let noone hurt me.

After several hours, he tried to call many times (as I saw on Autoreject notifications) and sent me several SMS (I do not know how to block them :)) He is still trying to understand why I did this. I did not even care to explain.

Thank you for being there for me. I felt really strong with your support!

Love you reader! I feel like Lamassu is protecting me.

Strong Alex 🙂

5 easy tips for an engaging “about” page on your wordpress blog

Here are the tips to make your about page more attractive & engaging to your target audience.

Note that attractive does not mean a marketing strategy. We are not selling anything. It is something you give to your audience to relate with you and your blog.

1. Show your authentic true self:

Who are you really? What are you doing on earth? What is it like to be you?

Remember that who you are before what is it about. Author is everything in a blog. Let the audience relate with you first, then your blog.

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This is not FB so you can freely express yourself and get out of the shiny happy person image (Sorry R.E.M.)

Deepest desires, worst habits, lost hopes can be shared without any fear of judgement. Note that, I am not saying the content should be all about negative things. It should be though about the Yin as well as Yang of yourself. Show both your dark and the bright sides.

3. Clear up your mind about your purpose of writing

You do not have to do this on the first day, but it will become more clear in time. In some about pages, I get lost. You don’t want your readers to get lost. In time, clear up the unnecessary and come up with your neat, to the point purpose of writing.

4. Put some biographical information

Age, gender, location whatever you want to share. You do not have to share every detail of course but give your audience a little information about yourself so they can imagine you in front of them having a face-to-face conversation while they read your posts.

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It does not have to show your face, it could be anything like your hand writing a blog post for example.

Note that, putting many photos of your daily life is another distraction. You can share those moments with posts. About page should include 1 simple photo.

Just please do not put cat/flower/sunset/snowman pictures on about section. You do not have to show yourself but you may want to give an idea of yourself and you as a person.

Bad example:

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Good examples:

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Happy blogging 🙂

Alex

About keeping your blog updated

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If you want your followers to keep up with you, posting once week will not do the trick.

If you are a perfectionist and revise your blogs 10 times before posting, you can try a 3 step plan:

1. Update your followers daily about what you are working on

2. Share finished parts of your post daily instead of a long post every week.

3. Post now revise later. Post something and then you can make editing, revisions etc.

Bonus: You can also make a category like this for your updates
Here is an update example about one of my goals of 1 year. Do not wait 1 year to share your progress, share them as they become “some progress”.