Sleep has been rather elusive lately. I haven't experienced this too often in my life but now it's becoming a problem.
I'm tempted to blame it on the common culprits, for example, a lumpy bed, a hot room, too many ideas racing through my mind, etc. but I know better. The problem has nothing to do with my house or my preoccupied mind.
To be honest, the diagnosis is simple. It boils down to four things:
I guess that's why I don't need an alarm clock anymore. But I do need a snooze button. And a pair of earmuffs.
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Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn't hate cats. Since I've got lots of cats, I figured I'd join in.
As a humour writer, I spend as much time reading other blogs and humour columns as I do writing my own. Needless to say, there are some pretty talented writers out there and I'm really excited that one of my favourites has accepted to guest post on my blog today.
I've been following A.E. Poynor's laugh-out-loud blog Of Moose and Men for quite a while now. Ordinary, everyday experiences are never quite mundane with him, which usually means that beverages shoot from my nose as he recounts, for example, his life-threatening bout with the Common Cold and how the Winter Olympics turned him into a home-based network announcer. If you haven't had the chance to read A.E.'s stuff yet, I guarantee you'll gain an instant appreciation for his wry and self-deprecating humour and become a follower in no time. So go ahead, read on and enjoy.
If you want to be successful, or perceived to be successful because you have a big title and lots of money, then you need to be ready to sacrifice some sleep in order to do it. At least that's what writer Laura Vanderkam suggests in her book “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.”
Let me point out that I haven't actually read this book but I did read a summary article in Business Insider that recapped the main points, which go something like this:
Bet you didn't know there was a handbook for shopping cart drivers, did you? Well, there isn't. I just made this up.
Nevertheless, someone should write one. Every year, there are thousands of accidents involving shopping carts across North America. In some cases, the injuries are attributable to poor design. In others, to poor drivers.
We poor writers have a rough go of it. We work hard to generate content. We pour blood, sweat and tears into trying to get that content out to the world where it can be read, shared and appreciated. We even spend our hard-earned cash (which in many cases doesn't come directly from our writing efforts) to advertise our work in hopes of expanding our audience.
When you're a small fish in a dark murky ocean, advertising is the only way to get yourself noticed. But picking the medium is important. We need something that reaches as many people (or ocean creatures) as possible. Hence, social media. Or, more specifically, Facebook. It is, after all, the place where people hang out to say and read stuff. What could be better than that?
Well, I've finally come into the 21st century. You'd think I would've done this sooner because there are so many awesome bloggers and humourists out there, but hey, I'm a bit slow, okay?
Nevertheless, I wanted to take a few moments to let my readers know that I am now accepting content submissions, including guest posts and images for my Funny Photos page.
If you'd like to submit an idea or a photo, click on the Submit Content tab above and fill in the form.