When I first signed up for Word Press, I remember changing my themes practically daily! I could never stick with one theme I always changed something little about it. I finally stuck with a customized Adventure Journal theme for about 8 months, shocking, with my indecisive personality sometimes.
Now that it is a new year, I figure to myself to change to another layout. I hope it is easy to read the entries and not bad on the eyes. I tried to pick a good color scheme. This layout doesn’t let me change the colors so I could only change the background picture.
A couple of my friends have encouraged me to try online dating sites but I always told them I want to meet someone in person with this epic story behind it. I love great stories. I mean, how boring does this sound, “I met him through all these online profiles and thought he was the best one out of all of them.” It’s like applying for a job online.
A friend said, “You could always talk about the dates you go on after you meet them in person.”
Still, it’s not the same.
Then again, I’d say this story would be pretty epic: finding someone datable on Omegle who isn’t just looking to play, hahaha, especially scrolling through all those dick videos, oh. my. God. I was just looking for friends to talk to on there. I didn’t think I’d really like anyone as more, honestly. And then it happened when I least expected it.
I totally feel ya though about wanting fate to happen in person, because that’s what I wanted for the longest time and I don’t think I’m going to get what I want where I live and it’s looking grimmer by the day with the people in my town. I’d HAVE to look online, or I wouldn’t have to, but just be lonely. It’s all good. Hopefully I have my work to keep me preoccupied about not thinking about being alone. I’ve been without for so long, I’ve just stopped caring. Every time I get my hopes up I always get crushed in the end. I’m just trying to have a positive attitude even when things look hopeless.
I really want to write an autobiography about my life and reveal people for the dirty shady snakes that they are which they try to keep under wraps and cover their tracks. I don’t want that to be the purpose of my book though. I want to show people that I don’t let every day struggles get me down and I still live my life one day at a time getting to where I want to be. People think they can’t do things they want to do because it looks hopeless now. Guess what? I stayed at my family’s home for years thinking I was never going to move out but I finally did about two years ago. If you think you’re not going to do something then you aren’t going to do accomplish something with that attitude. I’m sure J.K. Rowling said she wasn’t going to publish her Harry Potter series right? And look where she started: from napkin scraps at her secretary job scrounging for food on the streets. Some debbie downer people need to shut up with their self-pitying attitudes. Even I, right now have barely anything going for me but I don’t make it a habit of feeling sorry for myself anymore. I go out there and get what I want.
For the longest time I’ve been trying to figure out how the Facebook Widget works, Lol, wow, don’t know how I didn’t figure this out sooner it was so easy. Finally got it set up on both of my blogs. This time I’m going to really start updating my Facebook page so hopefully I will get more likes. I wish I knew how to promote my writings. I didn’t want to join Facebook for my writings because I knew I wouldn’t get much traffic on there, but oh well. I’m bored.
Sorry, I have neglected my Word Press. I just recently started my new book series which I think has a lot of potential if I can market it right.
Book 1 came out yesterday. If you could download it and review, let me know what you think and what you would like to happen in Book 2.
Until I get more reviews on Amazon, I am going with my ideas.
**The first book started off in the first person perspective of my character. The second book will be in my other character’s perspective.
This isn’t to anyone in general, just me venting.
It extremely ticks me off how people won’t even read my stories when it only costs $0.99 (NOT BREAKING ANYONE’S BANK *cough*) while they’ll waste their money on the best sellers which have a lot of grammatical and spelling errors. I’d appreciate any funds to a McChicken sandwich since I’m a STARVING artist.
Are you getting your money’s worth just because you download a popular e-book but the grammar and spelling errors take away from the story? Why do those people deserve to make money when they didn’t take the time to edit their shit (even though they think they did)?! I’d ask for my money back if I found more than ten errors.
Five is being too nice.
As writers, they should know better than that. I read over my work at least twenty times a DAY before I publish mine and I get no reviews and no recs. We already know the world is screwed up and good writers always get screwed over in the end.
I’m tired of sitting here saying nicely asking people to download my books and they still don’t. What do I have to do to get people to download my stories?
I can take any criticism, if you hate it, let me know, if you like it, let me know. What I’m not looking for is insults toward me personally. I’m only asking for opinions about my short stories. How can I improve if people won’t give me feed back on my writings? That’s what I don’t get because no one reads my stories when I get them published on Amazon so I don’t know if I’m doing a good job or not!
I’m sure feeling the “love.”
So I’ve joined vine! Something I said I wouldn’t get on the bandwagon along with Candy Crush and other world trends.
I was not a part of the Harlem Shake movement. The only thing I did with that was watch other people’s videos.
Definitely did nothing with the Twerk fever. F that.
Actually I think this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, and it takes my fear away of being in front of the camera, ha!
Find me on Vine App if you’ve got the app. My name is “Jie Xin.” Vine’s also great because you can actually see the people live.
So I saw that my follower count went from 133 to 132. Do people not read my disclaimer before they subscribe to my site? I’m too lazy to find out who unfollowed me anymore. to unsubscribe to them because I always follow anyone back who follows me. I hope this is the last time that happens. That’s just annoying. If they’re going to unfollow at least have the courtesy to let me know in the “Your Two Cents” section. I’m game for criticism. I hope it was just someone deleting their account that’s all it is. It’s like returning an item to the store, you always let the cashier know why you are returning something so I’d like the same courtesy as to why people unfollow me.
I took the time to thoughtfully write out my opening static page here: http://www.thelostxin.com
I’ve also added pictures of my trip to Taiwan and Chicago.
For a while, whenever I apply a new theme, I always wonder how to turn the widgets on, and then I realize I have to activate the side panel sections. I’ve also added a few more categories: sports corner, roommate stories, pulse and a chat room like area. I’m addicted to Word Press!
I finally stayed with a theme for about a month but now it’s time for a change again. One of these days I’m going to take the time to customize my own background of a drawing I made or something. I’ve only always ever had a customized header to match the customized links.