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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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.

Welcome to Wonderland

Many people are looking on United Kingdom as at the place of great opportunities.
Does Great Britain is realy so great as people want to see it?
I’ve arrived here just two weeks ago, so it’s hard to say how the life in UK will look for me. What can I say at this moment is after beeing team leader manager for car wash company and had three car wash stations under my commandment I got the job here also on the car wash but as usual worker who will wash the cars.
In this country, your previous experience as long it’s not a high position in global company it’s doesn’t matter. You have to start from the bottom and prove your value. However it’s nothing unusual at work, that you have to prove your value if you want get promotion, so I’m ok with that.
Why I quit from good position in my home country?
To answear for this question I have to go back to the time when my life falled into pieces I was self employed but the occurring situation couses me mental and emotional crisis so much, that even could take care about my self and to say to managing the business.
I closed it without looking on any losts and started to work in car wash just to run from my thoughts.
Now, when I’m divorced and feel a lot better I was looking to change surrounding enviroment, to start everything all over and here I’m.
It’s my way to move on without places that will bring memories, so in this case UK look like Wonderland and make easy to open new chapter of my life.

Have a nice day.

Just a little update

Last few months my thoughts was focused on something else than writing or reading.
The different thing is lack of time, which dosent mean I was so busy with work, no. I just made a decision to spend time in other way, trying to do new things and I found it as something positive. Now, after this short (or long) brake maybe I will finally be back here time to time but little bit more often than in last few months.

In next few days/weeks I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you to find out how are you my friends.
Have a great day and keep your heads up 🙂
Cheers.

I’ve become superman (update)

I could write it like this:
Dear ladies, only because your man show you respect, attention and how much he care about you only prooves his love however it doesn’t mean, that hehave no balls.
Maybe this is enough but I like to develop my thoughts a little bit more.
So here I will bring a few examples.
Some of examples may not fit perfectly because they are taken straight from my life it may be used for any of sides, no matter is it man or woman.
This is why I will use term partner.

When your partner is going in the middle of the night to drugstore only because you catched cold it only shows how your partner care about you.

When your partner quits from meeting friends it shows that you are more precious to your partner.

When your partner is doing/making dressing table for make up stuff etc. you may not be happy with this, because it doesn’t look like the finest one from the furniture store but keep in mind that your partner is doing his/her best.Zdjęcie0254

If you don love your partner be brave enough to be honest and tell him/her about it.
Don’t try to think that you are protecting him or her from suffering because sooner or later it will come out and your partner will suffer more.
If you are with someone and you know that you don’t love your partner and only waiting to find someone better (some people really do that) then you have to know, that you are real asshole, no matter are you man or woman and what kind of excuses you will bring to the table. It’s just not right.

When you see your partner is trying for you, cares about you you should be happy to have such a great partner.
If your partner don’t care about you and anything then think at least a little bit does it ok for you.
I know everyone is different and prefer different things and behaviour but honesty and trust are main parts of  foundation of the relationship.

I wish all of you to be happy and happy relationships for all those who are interested about to have it.

A few words before next drawing

I would like to show you all my drawings in order from the oldest one, but I don’t have all of it or I don’t have some of them on the pictures. Anyway I still have few to put on the blog. I never was in the school of art or anything like this. All I was doing was drawing, drawing more drawing and books reading. I’ve started drawing because I’ve always liked paintings of great masters of art like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo Buonarotti or Peter Paul Rubens. I knew that I cannot have their works but I thought that I can make a copy of my favourites paintings. This is also why I’ve never look for my style or anything like that, it simply wasn’t my goal 🙂 Drawing a copy of your favourite painting is not only joyful because you can hang it on the wall but it also bring great satisfaction, that you are able to do something look similar to the one of the greatest art work.
If someone want to ask me why I never had ambition to go on university of art or to find my own style, here’s the answear.
I’ve never was in any university just because I hadn’t enough self confidence and self esteem to believe in myself. That’s the only reason.
And you can treat this as excuse but it’s hard to have self confidence and self esteem when all people around you make you feel like you are not worthy including family and teachers. Kids can be cruel and this is not surprising, they are often not aware of what they are doing or what their words can do to the others. However when teacher is telling to a child something like he is not worthy to get a better education or something like this, shouldn’t be a teacher.
Some people have strong self confidence and self esteem even when everyone and everything seem to be against them and this is amazing for me.
Well I simply wasn’t like this. Fortunately today I have distance to myself and the things which are happening in my life and around the World
Self distance is real blessing which helps to know your limits, your weaknesses, to find your strength.