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The answer to this question is ever-changing.

First, the facts. My degree is in Education and English and I work in a school. I live in the United States and would love to travel. My family means the most to me.

Most days I take pictures of the sky and…

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An elderly person I worked with a few years ago, called me today asking if I could help him decide which video editing equipment he should select for the office from a quotation.

Since I am no expert on video editing, my immediate reaction was:

How do I know!

But I didn’t say it. Instead, I confidently told him I would be glad to help.

This was my thought process:

I will look up each item on the Internet, read/view comparisons and suggest.

Pre-Internet I would have either had to be an expert in editing (expertise) or would have had to closely know an expert (relationship) to be confident enough to solve problems.

Both have been replaced by confidence in my searching skills and ability to understand things.

P.S. He isn’t proficient with modern technologies!

That’s how it goes in my head. (cottonbro via Pexels)

I had my first email subscriber today. I didn’t know it was possible: I thought I had to have a newsletter for people to subscribe to me.

I’m very humbled. It’s mind-blowing that someone enjoys my writing enough to get notified every time I publish. I’ll try to make it worth it.

I don’t subscribe anymore: I’ve been spam one too many times. So I wonder: what are people sharing in their newsletters these days. Their latest work? An update on their lives? Their results of the week? Maybe previews of works?

Some even made a business out of it. Maybe they have sales. 3 words for the price of 1.

Truth is, at the end of the week, I have nothing more to share.

So, what do you have to say in your newsletter? Teach me your secrets.

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