Last Monday 5th April 2022, I read Sara Burdick’s post about “self-publish, publications, daily writing, what really works?” as a beginner in writing, because honestly, I don’t have any good skills in writing before, for me, that’s interesting. My question is what’s different between all of them? I mean between self-publish and publication. Then I find the meaning from Cambridge Dictionary, self-publish is to arrange and pay for your own book to be published, rather than having it done by a publisher. Then Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. ( I think she will publish her blog or content on or her website.

It means that I will manage all by myself and post it freely. How about the publication? The publication is the preparation and issuing of a book, journal, piece of music, or other work for public sale. (Oxford Languages), and in this case, maybe she will post her blog on some website.

After that I decided to try this challenge, for me, for sure it’s really hard for a beginner to make 2 articles per day because this month is Ramadan and I also have so many agendas after teaching. So maybe I will decrease that challenge or add the duration become 2 or 3 months. But the most important thing is the process, how I consistently write and focus on what should I write. And because of her post, I got a bunch of motivation to write again.

I am interested in Education and Languages even I graduated in Accounting 2 years ago. But I decided to be an elementary school teacher which is not matched my educational background. But why? It was a long story about pandemics after finishing my thesis the pandemic in my country was getting worse, so in June 2020 I join the online graduation ceremony, and of course, it sucked. Then I look for a job and was busy with teaching, at that time I assist my lecturer in teaching an Egyptian student who learning Indonesian. But it was only two months because, in the city where I was living, so many people who affected by the virus, and then finally the student went back to Egypt with an uneasy process.

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In July 2020, I and my friend made a small business that produced and sold herbal drinks. But I can’t continue working with her. Because she was the first owner, then I quit because of my health problem. In October 2020, I went home, to a rural place and I decided to focus recover my health until February 2021. For about 7 months I only had been spending my time at home just reading a book, studying, applying for any job, watching a movie, and gathering with my big family. Until February 2021 I was still unemployed and honestly feel so depressed. I don’t know what should I do?

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On February 25, 2020, thank God, I finally met a person who invited me to join a volunteering organization, he invites me to join a volunteering community that always makes and looks for any solution for the current problem, such as education and economic problem during the pandemic. And it was my turning point where I could join and know about many great organizations in my village, and it was also then I met a person who recommend me to be a teacher about 7 kilometers from my house. Thank God, it has been 8 months since I teach sports and English in the school, well at the same time I have to study taking an education major to be a teacher. It’s my consequence.

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So, I plan and intended to write about education and creativity on my blog. And again, I challenge myself to post my writing on medium until next July and let see how it works.

feel free to comment and give me some suggestions!

Lin Sr.



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