2014 in review (my blog)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

What is the best way to make money writing?

Answer by A Quora admin:

When I was in high school, someone once made a joke saying

If you want to make money, write a book about making money and sell it!

That was before the internet became affordable to everyone. Now, you could write a book titled "21 sure ways to make money" and express your opinions about each. Research properly and gather testimonies from people who have tried and succeeded at those attempts.

Okay? Or you could find something you're passionate about, and start blogging about it. Build an audience, build traffic, then start selling small adds on your blog. It's not making more from writing directly, but your writing attracts the traffic, which makes advertising valuable on your blog.

Or you can consider Scripted.com which I came across recently. If you're an expert in a field, you can sign up to write for them in that field and you get paid.

You can give tutorials about something you're good about (in a book, in a blog, etc.) and I'm sure there are lots of people who would pay a token to learn from you. Remember, you don't have to be a "guru" at something in other to teach others, you just need to be better than them.

I hope this helps

What is the best way to make money writing?

What if I’m not committed to do what I want in life?

Answer by A Quora admin:

Re-examine that which you think you want to do, to be sure you that, that's really what you WANT to do, not what you HAVE to do.

Then YOU have to answer the question of WHY you want to do this. With that answer, you might begin to find ways to motivate yourself to get started and get things done.

Whenever I feel this way, I think back and my younger me when I had dreams and expectations of what my life today would be like if I had committed to those things. For a moment, I feel depressed and disappointed in myself, but once that self-pity passes, I gain momentum to push a little more. This gets me going again for a while. I make plans and remind myself over and over again why this is important, and I do my best and stop making excuses.

I hope this helps 🙂

What if I'm not committed to do what I want in life?

That moment when your friend does something embarrassing in public

Something to do this Christmas

About almost 9 years ago, I moved into a secular country with 99% Muslims. As a Christian, I’m used to celebrating Christmas and preparations start towards the 2nd week of December. However, with Christians making up 1% or less of the population, Christmas celebration wasn’t popular in my city. The Muslims knew it was Christmas, but there were no carol nights, and so on. My friends were dull in the moment as well, but I felt there was something we could do to keep the Christmas spirit alive!

In December 2008, I visited the London and I really felt Christmas everywhere! So… I bought some Santa hats for friends, and asked that everyone wore theirs. Since then, I decided that I would wear my Santa Hat everyday, all day, for a few days before AND after Christmas, in order to keep the spirit alive. And guess what? It worked!

10 Days of Christmas (2013)
10 Days of Christmas (2013)

The response and feedback I got was amazing! So I decided to make it an annual thing which I called “10 Days of Christmas”. Every year from December 21st until December 30th, I wear my hat everywhere… to class, to the market, at work and even to meetings. At times I have to take it off, like in Church or while talking to my vice rector one day who thought I was a joke and asked me to take it off lol

So… I’m encouraging everyone, anyone who would like to uplift people’s spirits and make them smile this Christmas, to join me in this. Let’s give people something to talk and laugh about for 10 days. Also, you may post daily photos of you with your Santa hat and share on your favorite social media, like i did on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Kheme/media_set?set=a.10151160225807555.447470.710827554&type=3

If you share on social media, please use the hash tag #10daysofchristmas

Miles&Smiles: How to Get FREE Turkish Air Miles

Well, it’s not absolutely free though, cos you have to work for it!

Turkish Airlines is giving out 25 million (yes, 25,000,000) miles in a new “25 Million Miles” campaign.

25 Million MilesSo the rules are simple: sign up for their Miles & Smiles program here: https://www4.thy.com/tkmiles/membersignin.tk?lang=en then proceed to 25millionmiles.com to enter the draw. One lucky winner will win 1 million miles, while 240 other will win 100,000 miles.

I have to tell you… that’s a LOOT! I recently went to Nigeria with my miles from Turkish Airlines and a return ticket from Ercan (Cyprus) through Istanbul (Turkey) to Lagos (Nigeria) and all the way back, cost me 26,000 miles. With 100,000 miles, I can go to Nigeria and back almost 4 times!!

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to be the worlds greatest traveler, go now to 25millionmiles.com and enter for a chance to win 100,000 or 1,000,000 miles from Turkish Airlines.

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If you have 1 million miles at your disposal, where in the world would you rather visit? Please do share in the comments section below 🙂