Thursday, 30 October 2014

How Quickly Plans Change

This post was changed from it's original format pretty quickly because I got trolled, along with many, many other people. See what happened is I heard a pretty cool piece of news but it turned out to be from a fake news site I'd never heard of before. I think we've all been there.

At least I'm not trolled by The Onion aymore
So instead I've just had to write something completely different that seems to be about how easily people can be fooled by fake news sites rather than the fake news those sites were reporting. At least I double checked things before I published the post and proved myself to be a complete fool.
A picture from the original post I wanted to keep in
Remember to always check where your news is coming from and check their sources as well as your own. Fake news sites can be pretty fun though and always good for a laugh for the people who know it's fake spreading the story. That particular story was shared over half a million times. That's a whole lot of butthurt.

Let's be honest; Have you ever been taken in by a fake news site?

Monday, 27 October 2014

I'm Beginning To Dislike Writing

It's amazing how much things change in a week. Again. When I first started writing articles Brian Miller (fabulous poet that he is) warned me about the dangers of it. I've come to conclude that he is right. In the past week I have written 34 500 word (at least) word long articles and I've come to a simple conclusion; God damn am I burned out.
Face meet desk
People don't realise what a mentally and emotionally tiring and exhausting process writing is. Let me break this down for you a little more; On average I was writing about 3500 words a day. If I could write that creatively into a book I'd have a novel in about 20 days. You know why I don't write that much in a novel? It's not bloody possible. No one should write that much. It's bad for the brain. It's why NaNoWriMo novels suck. Writing that much without a day off to recharge means that your writing sucks.
Yep. Going insane again.
It's not like the pay is very good either. Or that I'll be able to treat myself to keep myself motivated. I've always had trouble keeping myself motivated and it's happening again now. For 34 articles I receive 68 dollars. In terms of hourly pay I get about 5 or 6 dollars for an hours worth of work which, again, might not sound like that much (in terms of work). But give it a try. Write continuously for 3 hours on things you feel no connection to.

There's not nearly enough fun in my life right now. Writing is supposed to be fun.

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