In the city of Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, one of the ten Cape Verde Islands, I started a blog in 2009.
I finished it about ten months later when I left my boyfriend to enjoy his hedonistic lifestyle with his new girlfriend.
Transforming that blog into a book took many years. I’m sure it still needs further editing. Regardless, I put it up on Amazon and Kofi.
Dr Mehmet Yildiz couldn’t make it any easier for us to find book chapter stories we can read on the go, sitting at home with our feet up or in a coffee shop — when they reopen.
So that you and I don’t miss any new chapters the ever-thoughtful Dr has furnished us with a super handy index.
It’s what I’m going to refer to for my Weekly Wisdom selection.
I go for what jumps out at me.
I’d like to ask for your help to populate ILLUMINATIONS’ MIRROR. At the moment we have a few prolific writers but we need many many more! Ideally there will be tens, then hundreds, and eventually thousands of you new writers looking for a safe space to write and grow your skills.
With the help and encouragement of editors and readers you will find out what your fans do and don’t like to read. You can gain confidence and build your followers. When you are ready, you will fly!
We all want to shine. I know I do. I’ve felt the love and support of friends on Medium take root and thrive since the start of 2020. More so from the launch of ILLUMINATION, the publication where everyone is welcome. And equally, when ILLUMINATION-Curated launched, providing a repository where only the best work, by writers of quality and curated by senior editors, is spotlit and consumed by discerning readers.
Now, we have Dr Mehmet Yildiz’s latest enterprise, TechNology Hits. The founder has boldly gone where no other publisher has gone before — I don’t know if this is true…
Back in February I wrote a long piece called Las Vegas Is Open for Retail Therapy, Swimming, and Celebrations. It’s all still relevant until May 2021.
An excerpt from the aforementioned article, as an introduction to this piece of news is:
If you are a big Elon Musk Fan, you’ll be excited to hear his Boring Company’s Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground public transportation system, opens in June 2021.
AEVs or automated electric vehicles will transport convention attendees from the New Exhibit Hall to the existing North/Central Hall. The walk between the building takes 15 minutes. …
Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wisdom dear readers. I thought I’d pick some pearls from the stats page. My star choice is the writer with a perfect read ratio.
My next choice was the first story after all Dr Yildiz’s stories with the top views. The author has the requisite below 1k followers. Her profile reads:
Follow your art! I write about artists, rebels and outcasts at flash points in history.
I adore non-conformists and Paula Sue writes about them with style.
I might be wrong. Perhaps the algorithm excludes my chosen for further distribution stories from being distributed further. Maybe my stories deserve recognition but no follow-through to readers.
Please, don’t misunderstand me. The recognition from an algorithm is encouraging up to the point when I think about it too much. Then I realise I’m being patted on the head by artificial intelligence, Alan.
At the end of February, I transferred about eighteen stories from ILLUMINATION to ILLUMINATION-Curated because my work suddenly started gaining recognition from Alan, the algorithm. I didn’t bother with March because it was too tedious a chore…
Welcome lovely ILLUMINATION fans! A little tranquillity for us this week. We first make our way past irritation, making money, and one-way relationships, into guilt, kindness, and career truths.
The star reads will make perfect sense and even help us physically alter our brains.
I downloaded a meditation app to get my Zen on. As you might have guessed, I have not used it yet! Do you meditate?
The best-laid plans of mice and (wo)men often go awry. Robert Burns
Let’s hope you get more than inspiration from this week’s pearls.
Abused by three different men as a child, Jennifer continues to deny herself release. These men still hold power over her ability to love herself.
She believes she cannot give up her control. She believes if she does, those men will win. Control of her body includes disliking sex. Also refusing to touch herself and learn about her body.
Sometimes during the night, she awakens from a wet dream. She confides this activity felt good. Yet she’d never relaxed enough to stimulate herself while conscious.
When asked why, Jennifer proclaims, “I’ve never had an orgasm! I don’t even like sex.”
David Majister, is a big name in some big publications. I especially enjoyed his post on writing exceedingly fast and the tricks he used to do so. I’ve already discovered Dillinger and will be using it for all my News Break articles in the future.
Candy L Hill, already writes on ILLUMINATION and could easily transfer this interesting technology story over to Tech Hits. Simply remove it from ILLUMINATION PUBLICATION and add it to Technology Hits. …