Blogging Sucks Sometimes

I love to blog but, sometimes it can really suck.

It’s not easy to create new content daily.  A lot goes into it & when your creativity slows to a crawl, your productivity crashes & you can’t finish a thing ..  it sucks to have a blog. When this happens to me, I just take a break from it all.  So apologizes for the recent silence, but blogging is sometimes hard & it sometimes sucks.

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Theme of 2016: Not Giving a Fuck

I think most people agree that 2016 has not been the greatest year.  With the deaths, the wars, the terror attacks, the crazy politicians.  I can attest that on a personal side that has  2016 definitely had some very low points.

2016 kicked me in the ass.   2016 got me so low that I cried in my kitchen after the 20th rejection in a never-ending job search, drank too much wine & feared how I was going to pay for the basics in life.  Even after the ass-kicking that was 2016, I choose to focus on the positives of the year as I believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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Saw my first GOP Convention & as a Canadian, I have questions

On Thursday July 20th, 2016 I watched my first Republican National Convention.  I had to witness Donald Trump’s, probably, historic speech.   I am not sure what I expected, but not what I saw.  I have never witnessed such a euphoric response to a fear-mongering, hate filled speech.   It was shocking to hear the contents of the speech .. but more shocking to see the response.   It is hard to believe that anything really, really bad will happen IF .. but I’m probably not the first person to say that in the history of humanity. 

Having said that, I do have some questions after consuming some of the other speeches from the convention in recent days.   Some are serious, others are in jest.  I can’t help but try to find the humour in such situations so read & answer in the comment section. 

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10 Times Toronto was Really Good at Giving Advice in 2014

I realized that my city is really good at giving you life advice.  You might not realize it, but all those notes on the bathroom wall, graffiti and quotes on chalk boards have meaning … if you know how to look for it.

My last Kollektive post of 2014 is a list of 10 quotes I found in Toronto this year that give some damn good advice.

10 Times Toronto was Really Good at Giving Advice in 2014

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Facebook Problems: They Updated Something Again!

kinga potrzebowski blog facebook changesTo a lot of us Facebook is our digital “home base,” our zone of stability and comfort, in which we feel safe sharing mundane details or our day.

Being our digital home base, we will spend countless of hours, sweat and tears, setting up our Facebook. Agonizing minutes will be spent on such details as what appears on the Favourites side bar, the exact positioning of a cover photo and which group of friends we will share in-appropriate (yet hilariously funny) YouTube video’s with.

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Social Media: The stupid people litmus test

Besides, spreading Justin Biber love and cat videos, social media is also good for uncovering the truly stupid people in life.

Some people see this as a negative thing.  Personally,  I like to think positively about such things because while a person may fool you into thinking they are a smart and thoughtful,  with common sense in a traditional social interaction,  their social media profiles will quickly show you if this is true or if you are dealing with a stupid person. This then saves you the time of making friends with people whose judgement is clearly questionable and will not make reliable friends.

(Sidebar, the definition of “stupid” that is relevant to this post is a person who lacks common sense and/or tends to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.)

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