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Top 10 Reasons Why I Still Don’t Have a Tattoo

When it comes to tattoos, I don’t know what it is but I can’t say I am anywhere near the idea of getting one.

I have the deepest of admiration for the folks who have embraced tattooing, who will proudly show you the ones they have and can describe in intricate detail the next ones they want to get.

Plus, as a creative spirit myself, I can genuinely appreciate the works of art I have seen, when I consider the skill, the patience and the attention to detail that tattoos require. Those masterpieces are a demonstration of the artist’s passion as well as for the proud owner’s for whom the tattoo holds special meaning.

I also tip my hat to the courageous souls who have braved the pain of the procedure, as I imagine that some of those images appear in some pretty sensitive areas.

Despite my admiration, I am no closer to getting one myself.

Tattoo fans, it’s not you, it’s me!

Even though I have no fear of the needles themselves, I have been able to narrow down my tardiness to the tattoo party to the following top 10 reasons: Continue reading

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How Proof Reeding Can Make Or Break A Blog

TypewriterAs a new writer and blogger, even in the very beginning it was apparent that to retain readers and build a loyal following, proofreading was critical.

Frankly I have always been a bit of a stickler for good spelling and grammar, even as a child, and as a result, I pride myself on calling myself a word nerd. There is nothing more disheartening than going back to read an earlier blog post and finding that a spelling or grammatical mistake squeaked through despite my best efforts (and all the tools at hour disposal).

To me, not only is it important from a pride of ownership perspective, but it is vital also too gain credibility as a writer, a blogger and eventually, as an author.

I realize that for a writer it is sometimes a challenge to edit our own work, but we must accept it, make piece with it, and find ways of separating the act of writing from the act of editing.

Sometimes, it could be as simple as working a creative peace and then parking it four a few hours or a few daze, and then engage the brain in the editing process after the break. The time away can offer distance and an opportunity two review the work again with a fresh pear of eyes.

Similarly, printing the work and reviewing a paper version is another way to halve an oppportunity to review a creative work from a different perspective, and potentially cache mistakes before hitting the “publish” button.

For sum of us with eyes that are getting older, choosing “Select All” and then increasing the font size or selecting “View” and “Zoom’ to get a closer took is another chance to view text from a different angle
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The point is that there there is no single way two proofread text, there is a multitude of options. The point is that too keep a reader engaged and wanting more, proofreading is a necessity. The brain can bee somewhat unforgiving when it comes to,

Four myself, I know that just trying two reed works that contained to many spelling or grammatical errors makes it difficult two want to continue reading.

Four that reason, I dew my very best in ensuring quality control to ensure the work flows seamlessly and that all sentences and paragraphs are.

Dear readers, if you have made it to the end of the post, I sincerely thank you for your perseverance… and I wish everyone a Happy April Fool’s Day! Cheers!

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Sincere thanks for reading!
Have a great day,
André

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