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…
Welcome dear readers to the wise and exciting words of wisdom. We have a
Laughter was top of my agenda when I started combing the headlines in the Technology section. No, tell a lie, I didn’t know that was what I was looking for until I opened this article.
The heading was interesting to me as a writer of stories. I also would love to increase social media engagement. Who doesn’t these days, huh? On reading the first paragraph from Lee Elliott, I knew I’d found a diamond when I giggled reading the first paragraph.
Forty-four thousand years ago, in…
Business is essential to many people. Some businesses find success, others don't. Some entrepreneurs fail multiple times, others get their product or service right the first time.
The movie business is one we have all been enjoying this last year for entertainment. Netflix solved a big problem for the movie distribution economy. Making it easy for viewers to pay a reasonable fee to watch movies to their hearts' delight. A way to pass the time without fear of going to prison for illegally downloading pirate copies from thieves is a win-win for both parties.
The iPhone 12 Pro is a phone I would love to own. A Samsung S21 Ultra is the alternative choice for me. They are both out of my price range.
Instead, I bought a great Lebara (which uses the Vodafone network) for £2.99 per month for three months which then goes up to a £5.99 SIM-only deal. I get 5GB of data, unlimited texts and calls, plus 100 international minutes per month.
Compared to my current Vodafone deal of £10 per month for 3GB, unlimited texts and 250 minutes of calls, Lebara wins hands down. Especially as Vodafone charges 35p…
A note to all coffee drinkers. I know there are billions of us all over the world, be very careful when you drink your favourite beverage. I don’t mean because it might be scalding hot, it might be, so yes, watch out for that. A scorched tongue is never fun.
I’m talking about the time of day you drink your heaven-sent delicious brew. I realised the hard way that imbibing a second cup of joe or two cups of green tea at four in the afternoon resulted in laying awake for hours past my going to sleep time.
Amazon notified me this morning via email. I managed to click on the Japanese link without realising it and assumed it was a scam. I sent the email to spam. Then I thought it might be worth investigating on the KDP website.
Ten minutes later I’d managed to access one of my many Amazon KDP accounts through Amazon.com. I realise my bank account details are for a closed Czech (not a spelling mistake) account from six years ago. I updated them pronto. Perhaps when the payment of £2.77 bounces back from Prague it’ll come to me in Scotland!
Up till today, this week had been a bit of a downer where News Break is concerned. I might have been depending on the high of thousands of views to sustain my motivation a little too much.
For whatever reasons, not many American readers want to read the latest instalment of my Two Little Girls stories. However, being paid £700 for reusing my Medium stories in January did cheer me up somewhat.
Taking a week off is a good move to re-energise. And now I feel like I want to get out of bed in the morning. I did find…
Welcome dear readers, to this week’s wisdom from five fabulous new writers. Are you in the need of some motivation to see you through to the end of February? I was, but now I’ve found it with these great pieces.
First up, Daisy Chains is a pseudonym to enable the author to write freely about their life experiences. I did the same thing when I first started on Medium. I grew uncomfortable with not being able to be my real self, so I came clean. …
Let’s start the weekly wisdom off with words from Francesco Joseph. His ten tips on what makes an entrepreneur tick are both interesting and informative to anyone who aspires to be one.
Entrepreneurs; What are they? What makes them tick? They are a different breed from most people, some say they eat, drink, and breath success. Some say they were born great or achieved greatness, others say they had greatness thrust upon them.
A second entrepreneur story next from Floyd Mori, a prolific writer for ILLUMINATION. There have been some pretty successful young people setting up their own businesses. Do…