How to blogging

I saw many posts with advices how to blogging or tricks how to make your blog more popular etc.
This post will be pretty different than the other posts touching this subject.
At the beginning answer to yourself, why you are (or want) blogging.
If your goal is to have as many followers as possible or plenty of likes, this post is not for you and honestly, you can stop reading at this moment. I don’t want to lose your time and energy.

Blogging is really great tool for many things, you can incrase your writing skills and writing style, learn languages, find new friends, talk with people from around the World, discover different ideas, cultures, cuisines and more.
Blogging can be also kind of therapy or form to confront your ideas with other people (it’s not the same what discovering new ideas).
Now, I’ll try to make a list

1. Be yourself and lead your blog in your way, don’t look on likes, if you are blogging for your own satisfaction, don’t chase for applause.
It’s nice when you see, that people like your blog but in my opinion it’s better, when it’s happens naturally. I’m not saying here, that using community pool or other ways to let people know about your blog is something wrong, however I think it’s good to have distance for chasing after popularity.

2. Be honest. Don’t be afraid to write critical comment, when you feel it. Only keep in mind, that no matter is it critical comment or not, make it constructive. For example of not critical comment – you like some fellow blogger and started reading post which is very long, it’s nothing wrong to say you don’t have enough time to read it to the end.
Lack of time happens to everyone. I would like to read a lot of blogs from the bloggers who I like but I simply don’t have enough time for it. I chose to write instead of reading, because after reading post about blogging tricks I just feel to write it and it’s bit too long for the comment.

3. Show respect. If you want be respected, also respect others. Simple?
How to show respect? By reading posts of other bloggers and gives likes when you really like it. Comment as often as you can. Comments encourage more than likes and shows, that you have read the post. In oder words – treat others like you would like to be treated.
It may not gain you a lot of readers and followers but at least those who are reading your blog can be really interested of your writing.

4. Write short posts. If you want incrase numbers of readers, let yourself to write short posts time to time it allow to read it for those who doeasn’t have much time at the momment but accidently saw your post.

5. Don’t read posts of other people when you don’t want to. Don’t pretend you did read when you didn’t. It doesn’t make sense. There are some people who are interested to writing only and that is absolutelly ok. Some of them are really good in writing, some are not, some of them have a lot of followers, some other not.

6. Don’t lie to yourself. If you are not intrested with some subject, there is really small chance that you will like it later, so you don’t need to follow all who are following you.
For example how big chance is, that I will be interested of which face powder is propriate for my skin… I know that some men are using this stuff, but I’m not interested and there is nothing showing that it will change. However it’s nice when you check who gave you like, comment or following you and let them know about it.

7. Enjoy.
When you like some post/s press like, it’s not hurt or take much time. Sometimes we like the post and can’t find good words for a comment, that’s ok. Sometimes we like only one post on someone’s blog, it’s fine, we don’t need to follow and other people don’t have to follow our blog even when they are reading our blog. Don’t put pressure on yourself or anyone else, just enjoy of writing, reading, blogging.

Have a good time 🙂

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British bus drivers

It’s too early to say how it is in whole UK, however in the area where I live bus drivers are easy going people, they can stop the vehicle in any place they want. For example, if you pressed request stop button and driver didn’t notice that, then it’s enough to tell him about this and he will stop the bus to let you out, so you don’t have to wait to go out on the next bus stop. Also when bus valey is busy then next bus will stop near to the bus valey to let you enter.
As I noticed for so long, a lot of them are also nice and have sense of humour, they just seem to have positive attitude.
Is it the same in rest of UK, I have no idea as well as I don’t know how it is in big cities here.
Have a nice day.

Way to victory

Whatever we are going to, we would like to succeed and it’s obvious.
What happens when we don’t know how to do it, being not sure or just being afraid of failure?
Fear of failure seem to be something natural, especially when it’s about something personal or very important for us.
Then we have to realise, that the process of learning is to fall and fall again to succeed one day. How much work we have to do before we will learn something very well?
Doesn’t matter what it is about, excersises, learning of a new language, or anything else
You have to fail many times, to win.
So keep on trying.
Have a nice day.

Banking in Wonderland

When you are living in UK, you need bank account and that’s ok.
I went to the bank on thursday to open my bank account. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any one who could do it, so they booked appointment for me on saturday morning. How lovely it is.
I woke up today, prepared everything what is necessery (documents etc.) and went to the bank again. Everything was good, until I’ve been asked about my previous address. I gave my previous address details to my interviewer and when he put the post code to the sistem it just didn’t worked. He was trying many times in different ways and combinations, checked few times s it correct but system still didn’t want to cooperate.
So I couldn’t open account becose of none british post code. People from around the globe coming here to live and when it’s required to give your last address details, system do not want to accept post code. It’s unbelievable.
Those who made this system didn’t predict, that around the world are differnt post codes than in UK?
Of course when it will be on paper then it wouldn’t be any problem, right?
Wrong.
Bank employee can’t print the form, so I have to book another appointment…
I went to another bank, where most of the crew had day off and I couldn’t do it there too.
So I hit to next bank, and another one, and one more…
Finally I went back home to do it online. Well… it didn’t worked.
I will see next week, how it will go.
Have a nice day

Wonderland in reality

I’ve never thought about UK as for a special country like some people used to saying is such a amazing place to live. Well, as I’m observing it now a new person in UK can earn 1061£ (after tax), when price for rent a flat starts from around 700£ (for 1 and 2 bedroom flat). Add costs of traveling to work, costs of food (depending on many factors and/or person). For example using public transport to drive around 8miles (12,8km) will cost you 4,2£ when it’s one way ticket (single) or 7£ when it’s round-trip (return).
Fuel costs around 1,2£ per 1l so it seem to be cheaper to use a car, even after taking into account insurance and tax road fees (depending from type of car, year of production etc.).
What about food costs? Well, food is not expensive, for example: 1liter of milk costs around 80pence but when you will buy 3.4L then you will pay only 1,5£.
White bread 800g costs from 50p to 2£, 400g chocolate spread costs from 80p to 3£, 1l of fruit juice starts from less than 1£. Also price reductions are very popular here.Often when you will buy more, you will receive better price. For example when 1l of fruit juice costs 1£ then buy 3 pay 2.5£ or buy 1 get 1 free, buy 2 get one half price, etc.

Living in UK for a single person doesn’t seem to be amazing, this why many people here are doing overtimes or trying to receive benefits from Council.
I’ve met two young men who came to UK 8 years ago and now, after all this time they will receive contract directly from company they work for. In my opinion, there is no need to wait so long to be hired directly by company. I think, that vey important is to let people to know you, to speak with other people instead of looking after your countrymen.
When you’re looking for your countrymen and talk only with them, then you are isolating yourself and minimize your chances at work.
I was living and working in UK five years ago, for around half year, only the difference was, that I wanted to see some places in UK and for that time, the best solution was to live and work here. I knew, that I came here only for few months and I used to worked hired by agency. They was sending me from one place to another wherever an additional worker was needed. However owner of one of the factory that I used to work in, when I was about to go back home, he said, that whenever I’ll come back to UK I can just come to this factory and I’ll be hired directly by him.
This is why I think, that a lot depends from people it self, just prove what you are worth, show what you can do and respect other people.

For couples and families is just easier here, but from experience which I gained it’s like this in most places if not all.
Anyway, it’s really nice to me, that I’ve changed surrounding environment. Life here is like anywhere else, work here is like anywhere else, but I feel relief.
I hope to hear from you what you think about living and woking  abroad and what is your experience with it.

Have a nice day.