Tag Archives: Learning

365 Challenge : Teachable Moment

I love to hear what to do then try it out myself. Watching someone do something or hearing them tell me what to do I find to be easier then reading it but it doesn’t click with me until I do it myself.

I like someone to explain or show me then leave me to do it. When they explain it or show me it I can ask questions, something you can’t do when reading about it, but afterwards I don’t like having someone breath down my neck as I explore to do it myself. The fear of having someone constantly tell you that you are wrong is probably the thing that makes me that way. It goes back to school time when you’d have something explained or had to read it and have someone constantly there not to help but to constantly tell you that you were doing it wrong.

That doesn’t mean I actually learn that way. I’m a terribly slow learner and nothing actually HELPS me learn. I just have to keep cramming the same things into my head every day. Though I guess doing it does generally help.


365 Challenge : Apply Yourself

The last thing that I attempted that didn’t come naturally to me? That’s a hard one really as nothing comes easy to me!

You know what as silly as it sounds training myself to do this every day is probably the last thing. I’m not a online person, my phone barely comes online and I still have problems figuring out Twitter. The second something changes on the one or two things I do use I get so confused for weeks on end.

I don’t mind writing short stories and I don’t mind writing reviews but coming online every day and having something different to talk about, things that sometimes I struggle to write much about, is both exciting and hard for me. I spend so much time trying to figure out what to write about these things that sometimes it makes me laugh at how long it takes me. I’m not naturally very good at opening up or talking about myself and I’m also not very good at writing anything that is engaging to other people. Reviews are easy because you just describe what you saw or read. Writing about myself or just random subjects is hard.

Once or twice I’ve written things and don’t feel like I’ve done the subject any kind of justice and then its hard to come back the next day and write something else. I feel like I let myself and the people who always come and read and like what I’ve written, down.

If you think writing comes naturally to me it really doesn’t.

Hell half the time the struggle is just remembering what my username and password are! I’m not technical at all and everything from trying to be interesting on here and bring more people to the blog through what I write, and interacting with people on Twitter is so unnatural to me. I know I do a terrible job of both and it won’t be from me that this blog prospers in the future. Anna and Pete do a much better job as does Lucius.

Every day though I try to get on here and do the challenge, every day I go on Twitter and try to drum up some extra traffic, I try to make new commentators welcome enough to come back… It isn’t something natural to me but I try.

I guess the important thing is to always try and that is what I’m doing.