Twitter vs. Facebook – For Bloggers

Twitter vs. Facebook – which is better for bloggers

I must say that even though I use Twitter less and less since maybe early 2020. I find that I most share a few images or pics of something significant and maybe one article or the other but it is quite less than previous years. The most time I spend on Twitter is during a football match in which Arsenal plays and I share my view points. Otherwise I kinda have been ignoring Twitter. I think it’s mainly because of the tons of nonsense that is usually on Twitter and trying to keep a track of everything is a chore. Though I must say that there are a lot of semi-naked or even almost completely nude chicks on Twitter.

While I do think it is easier to share your blog posts on Twitter, I have been trying to share my posts and even my vlogs on Facebook instead and trying to share them to specific groups as I target my audience. It hasn’t really worked out completely I think I should do it a lot more instead of one here and one there. So if I have a sports related post or vlog then I share it to a group of sports fans. Star Trek or science fiction related posts & vlogs go into the many, many groups I am a member of where you can find a lot of like minded people. Same for music and humour. Target your audience according to the subject of your post.

That is ofcourse you are a personal blog like I am. I write about a multitude of topics that I have an interest in and not everyone in my audience would be interested in each and every post. Hence I target them as much as I can. And therefore I think Facebook is better than Twitter for bloggers.

Prompt from 30 SUBJECT-SPECIFIC BLOG POST IDEAS AND PROMPTS

Bira Boom Super Strong Lager

The rich and malty Boom Strong is a malt flavoured beer with notes of honey and biscuit. The makers have achieved a balance between the flavours of noble hops. The different ingredients include water, barley malt, rice, hops, yeast, CO2 and ethyl alcohol.

Based on the Munich style lager, it has a rich and nicely thick pillowy head but smell wise it is a lot like most lagers. It isn’t as bitter as most lagers, targeting the Millennial crowd and it is easy to drink. It is around 8 ABV but less on sugar.

10 Weird Laws In Oregon

1) No weddings on ice skating rinks.

2) No whistling underwater.

3) Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.

4) Women may not wrestle in Salem.

5) No pet reptiles in the city limits of Springfield unless you’re a school or a city.

6) No Animal Sex in the city of Stanfield.

7) No predicting the future in Yamhill.

8) Marion County ministers are forbidden to eat garlic or onions before their Sunday sermons.

9) No ice cream on Sundays.

10) Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license in Hood River.

Useful Tips For Travelling India On Motor Bike

If you are traveling to India soon, you may want to consider doing so on a motorbike. This is one of the fastest ways, if not the easiest, strategies for getting through most countries with the least amount of money. That is because the cost of gas for a motorbike will be far less than you would ever pay for gasoline in a larger motor vehicle. That's why many people often look for the best routes to take and the best times of year to go into India, where they can safely use a motorbike to get to their destinations. Here are five tips that you can use for traveling in India if you would prefer to do so on a motorbike.

Start Comparing Different Motorbike Rental Companies

If you would like to start comparing motorbike companies for the best motorcycle tours in India, it is advantageous to do so at least a few months before you go. Assuming that you would be traveling during seasons with very little precipitation, you will likely find many of them rented out if you come in just a few weeks before you need to go. By contacting them by email or simply visiting their website to find their contact information, you can quickly speak with representatives and schedule a time to do the rental. It is recommended that you travel at certain times of the year in India, you need to go when it is not raining.

What Is The Best Time To Travel In India?

If you are coming in from a different country, you are likely not aware of the seasonal changes that can occur due to this country's latitude. If you want to visit India during the most pristine times, October and March are the best time. During this time, especially in the north, you are going to experience blue skies. If you want to travel when it is cooler, traveling during December or January would be the best choice. This will enable you to have clear mountain views, so many people travel to this area of India.

What Can You See While You Are Traveling?

There are three things that you can see while you are in India that many people enjoy. First of all, you can go to the cities. These cities may include Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and many others. Second, you may want to go to very scenic mountain ranges. Many of them are at extreme altitudes. For traveling on a motorbike, it is much better to travel between October and November if you want to stay warm while you are traveling. Finally, you will likely want to see some of the coastal cities. This will enable you to experience how life has developed very differently in some regions of the country. If you are traveling to the south, where most of the beachfront property is, you will likely travel through Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, and Gokarna.

The Best Places To Find Gourmet Food

If you enjoy eating fantastic food that is representative of the country of India, several places are highly recommended. Delhi is likely at the top of that list. It is there that you will get to experience some of the best dishes, including chole bhature, aloo chaat, and golgappe. Kolkata is another destination that many people enjoy. It is called the City of Joy. It has some of the best dishes that include fish, suite meats, and spicy jhal muri. If you are traveling alone, you will have plenty of time to check out the many different restaurants, all of which will have excellent meals for you to consume.

Always Pack Light

The final tip that you need to embrace is that bringing too much with you will not work. Motorbikes are very small, even if you get the oversized models, which are designed for two people that will be traveling together. If you are traveling alone, make sure you can put your one piece of luggage on the back. If there are two of you, try to combine everything into one large backpack or suitcase. Doing so will make it so much easier to travel anywhere you want to not worry about what you are bringing.

Using these simple tips, you will be on your way to having a fantastic trip in India. If you are traveling on a motorbike, it’s going to be a fantastic event. It is recommended that you travel from October through February, and if you are heading into the high mountains, December through January will be the best time to go. You now know where to go to get some of the best cuisines throughout the country, and traveling to the coast will likely be one of your most exciting experiences. Whether you are going alone or traveling with friends or a family member, you can always have a great time on a motorbike traveling throughout India.

Footbags

For the longest time I have heard of footbags in tv shows and movies from North America and I have wondered what they were. This pic on the left is an image of one.

A footbag is the term for a small, round bag usually filled with plastic pellets or sand, which is kicked into the air as part of a competitive game or as a display of dexterity. “Hacky Sack” is the name of a brand of footbag popular in the 1970s (currently owned by Wham-O), which has since become a generic trademark. The most common game of footbag consists of two or more players standing in a circle and trying to keep the sack off the ground for as long as possible.

Footbag-like activities have existed for many years. The game is similar to traditional Asian games of kicking the shuttlecock, known as jianzi or chapteh. The game is also similar to some South East Asian games, such as sepak takraw and sipa. This game is known as jegichagi in Korea. The Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan practice dates back to at least the 1930s.

My favourite instance of footbag/hacksack is in an episode of Corner Gas where officer Karen Pelly is playing with one and when she can’t find it suspects others in the town of hiding it from her.

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 1

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is surprised by his side’s imperious run of form “when everyone is suffering in this world” as they extended their winning run to 18 games with victory at Arsenal. The Premier League leaders have not dropped a point since 15 December and have taken control of the title race as they sit 10 points clear at the top of the table with 13 games remaining.

City looked confident right from the outset at Arsenal, taking the lead with just two minutes on the clock as Raheem Sterling somehow managed to outjump Rob Holding to head in Riyad Mahrez’s cross. The visitors had four shots to Arsenal’s none in the opening quarter of an hour and it looked as if the Gunners were in danger of being on the end of a heavy defeat as Guardiola’s side poured forward at every opportunity. To Arsenal’s credit, they weathered that early storm and grew into the game as Kieran Tierney tested Ederson with a strong effort from distance, while there were glimpses of a threat on the break through the pace of Bukayo Saka.

City failed to kick on after the break although still looked the most likely to add to their lead as Kevin de Bruyne – making his first start in more than a month – lifted an effort just wide while Ilkay Gundogan saw a shot saved by Bernd Leno before Joao Cancelo clipped a lovely strike inches past the post late on. In the end, a second goal was not needed as City took the three points to ensure they stay in control at the top of the standings. Arsenal, meanwhile, are 10th and six points off the top six.

11 Months W@H

We have now completed 11 months of work from home due to Covid. And a few days ago I just got word that officially my employers have extended the work at home initiative for everyone who are currently working from their homes till June 21. I have accepted that news with a happy heart and applaud them for doing so. Also, they have stated that they are looking at having us continue to work from home as long as we get a say so from our clients (each process & client have their own rules and regulations).

Continue to work at home is my option for the rest of my career. I do not want to work in an office ever again as mentioned in previous posts. I prefer working from home after an initial reluctance and I have gotten used to it. Just not having to commute itself is a big deal. Going straight to bed or being able to relax immediately after my shift is the best feeling. Not having to dress up or dress at all is another. I usually am in my undershirt and a lungi, going commando beneath that as well. There are some negative points as well but they are dwarfed by the plus points.

Frustrating Customers

What type of customer email are you most frustrated with?

If you have worked in customer care you have probably dealt with all sort of types. Some of the worst human beings and entitled scum are contacting you face to face or on chat, phone or email. From really sarcastic emails to abusive contacts, you run the gamut. The whining and stupid questions and unrealistic demands are astounding.

Ok you ordered something and we have shipped it via UPS or FedEx or somebody and now you have changed your mind and want to cancel it. Once it is shipped the only thing you can do is to ask the carrier to return it if they can or ship it back. That is common sense. What? You upset about it? What do you want us to do – run behind the van carrying your package and grab the driver and tell him to stop? Are you that entitled or just that fucking stupid?

Another one that I hate is when someone sends just a screenshot or a pic and nothing else. No texts, no explanations. Nothing mentioned in the title or anything. We do not work with telepathy over here, asshole!

2 Religious Jokes

A guy walks into a Muslim bookstore wearing a Make America Great Again hat. As he was wandering around taking a look, the clerk asked if he could help the man find anything.

“Do you have a copy of Donald Trump’s book on his U.S. immigration policy regarding Muslims and illegal aliens?”

The clerk said, “Kiss my ass… get out… and stay out!”

The man said, “Yes, that’s the one.  Do you have it in paperback?”


The Christian says: “The Jews and Muslims are wrong.”

The Muslim says: “The Christians and Jews are wrong.”

The Jew says: “The Muslims and Christians are wrong.”

The Atheist says: “You *all* are *correct*.”

Wendy’s To Invest Heavily In India

Of the 3 big burger chain franchises that are available in India – McDonald’s, Burger King & Wendy’s – it is Wendy’s that has struggled. I have only had the opportunity to have their food once, back in 2016 when I was in Gurgaon for 2 weeks. And they only had outlets in the Delhi metro area.

Wendy’s launched in India back in 2015 and when I had checked in 2016 they had 5 to 6 outlets in the Delhi-Gugaon area. Now they only have 3 with the others permanently shut down a while ago. While McDonald’s have thrived with over 400 branches in the country and Burger King a distance second at 261, Wendy’s has struggled. However I must say – granted I have only had the one Chicken Baconator with fries and an ice tea from them – they beat out McD & BK in taste and quality. Plus they had real bacon. Pork!

Good news as I did a random check and found out that from an article in December, Wendy’s is investing heavily in the Indian market with their partners Rebel Foods and hope to grow its business in India through digital innovation. Wendy’s plan to open 150 traditional restaurants across the country as well as develop and operate 250 cloud kitchens in India as the coronavirus drives up demand for food delivery. 

I hope they crack the market. Cause I want my Wendy’s.

Six Fundamental Necessities for Football Success

If you are the type that associates football to just getting a lineup of eleven strong and healthy men, and off you go, you should think again as this is not the case. There exist years of hard work, turmoil, sacrifice, and patience behind the closed doors of that team you so much admire.  The fact is there exist millions of football teams globally, but only a few have made a name in their village leave the world alone. There are secrets to making it in this sport, as you will discover below.

Like any other sport, football plays a vital role in the general well being of a person. By playing football, one can get rid of excess body fats and improve their muscle tone and bone strength. Moreover, playing football enables one to improve their agility and body parts coordination. It is also in playing football that individuals  establish strong and lasting networks that come in handy in life.

To a country, football plays a unique and profound role. Apart from assisting the economy, it goes a long way in raising its image, popularity, and respect among nations. For instance, Nashville, a small city in Tennessee, gained much popularity after The miraculous 1999 season when a football team based there known as Tennessee Titans won the Super Bowl.

Despite its benefits, many teams continue to struggle in establishing themselves despite being talented. The truth is it takes more than talent to form a reputable football team. Take a look at the detailed discussion below of six of the must-haves to make it in football.

A Profound and Experienced Coach

Coaches hold the key to success in football matches as they prepare and walk with the team the whole journey. It is a coach’s responsibility to instill a positive vibe, motivation, and courage in a group, pushing them to practice harder and believe in success before they even start playing.

So, how do you do this? It’s simple; you need first to learn your team’s ability and, after that, help them improve the skills from one level to another as you proceed in each season. Moreover, you will need to push and motivate your team to perform to their maximum.

This requires providing the right working conditions and offering other incentives. It is also natural that your team may once in a while experience obstacles ranging from conflicts, defeat, and lack of zeal, to name a few. As a team leader, you have to help the group overcome such issues.

Therefore arm yourself with the best people skills that will see you through such hindrances. Always emphasize the importance of putting individual goals aside and working for the common purpose in your team. This will take you to greater heights.

The Team’s Kit

What the football team wears in terms of color and quality has a significant impact on performance. For instance, having your team wear bright jerseys will enhance visibility resulting in easy ball passing and coordination. Moreover, bright colors boost the team’s confidence, thus improving performance.

Additionally, the quality of the football kit should emphasize the player’s comfortability. Following this, the gears must be light, thin, and able to absorb sweat or water on the player’s body. Equally important, the kit should be designed so that they can protect the players in case of an accident.

Fitness of the Team

To make it in football, a team should be fit and flexible. This is because soccer entails running up and down, which is not possible with an unfit person. Therefore, ensure your team members have regular exercises to help keep fit and active.

Moreover, don’t allow players with certain underlying medical conditions that may affect performance in your team. Also, have the team train under different weather conditions to be conversant and comfortable to play under any condition.

Teamwork and Coordination

In a football match, each player is responsible for the overall success of the team. How well a team can cooperate and coordinate during the game holds the key to their success. As such, every player must invest in themselves and practices accountability to the team.

To enhance teamwork in a football team, practice open communication, encourage team building activities, and positive attitude. Moreover, share out roles and responsibilities so that every team member knows what is expected of them. Also, come up with short goals and devise ways of achieving them.

Goalkeeper’s Ability

It would be right to conclude that goalkeepers have the final say in football matches. This is because they play one of the most vital roles by preventing the opponents from scoring and winning the game.

To make it in football, a coach should invest heavily in the team’s goalkeeper. Make sure to train them heavily on how to respond to different situations such as penalties. Also, enlighten the keeper on how to keep watch and enhance eye and hand coordination.

The Passion of the Team

The truth is you can never succeed in something you don’t love doing. Passion breeds motivation and the desire to work for hand. Therefore before someone enrolls in playing football, they must evaluate their love to make sure they do it for the right reasons.

It is the love for what you do that will wake you up on a chilly cold morning to go for exercise. It is also the passion that will keep you going when things don’t look okay such as when you lose or have a terrible injury during a match.

Though passion is mainly inborn, there are various ways you can help keep your players motivated. Things such as timely and reasonable benefits such as salary and medical covers, quality, and comfortable kits, a well-maintained playground are good motivators.

Conclusion

It takes more than talent to make a name in the football world. To get to where teams such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and others are, you must be willing to sacrifice, be resilient, work hard, and follow the game’s rules.

Take your team a notch higher by practicing the above secrets that are the gateway to football success.

Benfica 1 Arsenal 1

Played in Rome’s Olympic Stadium instead of Portugal for Covid-19 reasons, the Gunners were the better side but failed to take a number of first-half chances before falling behind to a Pizzi penalty. However, they responded quickly with Cedric Soares crossing low for England winger Saka to level from close range. The England winger is now determined not to allow his side to suffer the same European fate as last season, when a goal in the last minute of extra time saw Olympiakos advance to the last 16 on away goals at Arsenal’s expense.

Benfica’s penalty was awarded when Emile Smith Rowe was adjudged to have handled in blocking Diogo Goncalves’ cross, with Pizzi converting to take his goal tally to a tournament-high of seven. Fresh from scoring a hat-trick against Leeds in the Premier League, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had two big chances in the game but inexplicably side-footed wide from close range with the score at 0-0 and then dragged an effort off target at 1-1. In positive news for the Gunners, left-back Kieran Tierney and forward Gabriel Martinelli made welcome returns from injury as second-half substitutes. The second leg is in Athens in a week’s time, sandwiched between two big league fixtures for the Gunners – the visit of Manchester City to the Emirates and a trip to Leicester.

Arsenal have improved in recent weeks, both in performances and results, but such was their inconsistent start to the season, the Europa League probably represents their most realistic route back into the Champions League. The Gunners’ starting XI suggests Mikel Arteta agrees, with the Spaniard naming the same side that began Sunday’s impressive 4-2 win over Leeds at the Emirates. Remarkably, it is the first time Arsenal have named an unchanged XI since September 2018 but it brought with it some of Sunday’s attacking fluency, especially down the right, with Hector Bellerin a constant and energetic menace. What it lacked, though, was similar lethal finishing, most notably from the weekend’s hat-trick hero Aubameyang.

Excuses can be made for why his second chance was spurned, with it being at a tight angle, but not his first. Bellerin’s low cross laid the strike on a plate for the forward but somehow he found a way to put his shot past the post instead of in the net where bit belonged. Thankfully, Saka was sharp enough to finish when required from a similar distance at the other end, the goal his 10th in a Gunners shirt and further evidence of his rapidly growing importance to Arteta’s side. Since the start of last season, the 19-year-old is the youngest Premier League player to have scored 10+ goals and made 10+ assists across all competitions.

Famous Quotes From Cristiano Ronaldo

You do not have to be a fan of football to know who Cristiano Ronaldo is and appreciate his view on life. If you don’t know much about the man, we recommend reading Cristiano Ronaldo: The Greatest Goalscorer Of All-time for some insight. The ultimate professional, being a winner is in Ronaldo’s DNA. However, he is also a family man and a great dad, and if you have ever watched any documentaries on him, you will see a different side to the athlete.

In this blog, we will explore some great quotes from the man himself.

“I don’t want to be compared to anyone – I’d like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here.”

This is a quote that we can all learn from. It is not just relevant to football. Today, we often compare ourselves to others when we should focus on what makes ourselves unique.

“There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world’s best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.”

We can all dream, but it is about putting those dreams into reality. Think about what your dream looks like and put the steps in so you can achieve it.

“It gives me the happiest feeling in the world. I just love scoring. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple goal from close range, a long shot, or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all goals.”

Well, they say you should love what you do, don’t they?

“For me, Sir Alex was my father in football. He was crucial in my career and, outside of football, was a great human being with me. Talent isn’t everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.”

Sir Alex, i.e. Sir Alex Ferguson, was Ronaldo’s manager at Manchester United. He plays honor to him here, and it is important because it shows how important mentors are and why you need to learn from others.

“Don’t let small obstacles be in the way of being victorious. Remember you are stronger than the challenges you face.”

A great quote indeed, and something we can apply to all areas of life and business.

“Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, they are the things that don’t let you sleep.”

This would be a great quote to have on your bedroom wall, wouldn’t it? When you want something so badly, it keeps you up at night.

“You have to work.  I try to do it almost every day and this is why I am in the top level for many many years.”

One thing that you will have already noticed from the quotes is the strong work ethic the Portuguese footballer has. He constantly talks about the hard work and dedication that is needed to make it to the very top, and this is something that can inspire us all.

“The most important thing is the family. Keep your family healthy, good, and take care of your family, because this is the most important thing in the world.”

There is not much more to add to this one, is there? Family is everything, whether blood or not.

“I don’t see anyone better than me. No player does things that I cannot do myself, but I see things others can’t do. There’s no more complete player than me. I’m the best player in history — in the good and the bad moments.”

Well, he does get called arrogant by some. But many would argue that to be the best you do need to have an element of arrogance.

“I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.”

In a sport like football, the spotlight is on. The media pressure is immense. Everyone has something to say. Yet Ronaldo still says that he is the hardest person on himself.

“I see football as an art and all players are artists. If you are a top artist, the last thing you would do is paint a picture somebody else has already painted.”

Like one of the earlier quotes, this is another example of how Ronaldo believes it is important to be yourself rather than trying to be like someone else. You can learn from others, like he did with Sir Alex Ferguson, but ultimately, you need to be your own person.

“I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself.”

Whether you are a footballer, accountant, shop assistant, or have any other type of career, at the end, you need to make yourself happy.

“Scoring goals is a great feeling, but the most important thing to me is that the team is successful  –  it doesn’t matter who scores the goals as long as we’re winning.”

You know what they say; there is no I in TEAM.

“After I joined, the manager asked me what number I’d like. I said 28. But Ferguson said ‘No, you’re going to have No. 7’ and the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation. I was forced to live up to such an honor.”

In this quote, Ronaldo shows his respect for honor and tradition.

“Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.”

This is a great quote that we should all take note of. We should not let opportunities pass us by because we do not know when they will come back again.

“Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.”

Last but not least, a great quote for the haters out there… it only makes him unstoppable.

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Lawyer

If you’re prepared to work hard and make a difference, then a career in law could be for you. The high salary isn’t the only reason to become a lawyer, it’s also very varied and rewarding work. You could get involved in a number of interesting cases and even have a global influence. There are various paths you can take during your career. Here are five reasons why you should become a lawyer.

Interesting and varied work

Being a lawyer may be hard work but it’s never dull. You will learn about interesting and weird laws from around the world. Depending on your role, you might also have the opportunity to make societal changes and influence governments. Whichever path you choose, the law is a fascinating subject. As a lawyer, you will get experience in many different types of cases. You can also choose to specialize in a very niche area.

Big earning potential

Many people are attracted to this particular career path because of the salary. It’s true, lawyers do have big earning potential. They’re always in demand and given a certain status. Of course, how much you earn can vary considerably. Here are some examples of lawyer salaries by country. Lawyers employed by large firms in major cities tend to earn more or those with a very unique and in-demand specialization.

Opportunity to learn transferable skills

A career in law gives you the opportunity to learn transferable skills. Often the most skilled criminal defense attorneys will take a different path later on and branch out into things like consultancy work and academia. Simply by studying a law degree you will also develop many versatile skills including problem-solving, resilience, critical thinking, commerciality, and communication.

Fight for the greater good

As a lawyer, you will have the opportunity to help many people. You can provide support to individuals, families, and organizations. Public interest lawyers also fight for legal causes and the greater good of society. They often defend people who wouldn’t normally have the financial means to afford a lawyer. For more information about how you can help people as a lawyer, here is a beginner’s guide to a career in law.

Intellectually rewarding career

Due to the years of diligent studying and preparation, it’s obvious why working in law is one of the jobs where employees have high IQs. It’s an intellectually rewarding career. You will need to hone your analytical skills and do in-depth research in order to provide the best solution to your clients. Intellect is critical to a lawyer’s success and this is why it’s such a respected position.

If you’re trying to decide what to study or looking for a career change, it’s never too late to consider law. If you’re willing to put the work in you can achieve great things. Being a lawyer involves dedication and perseverance but it’s rewarding in more ways than one. You’ll have a varied and challenging career and no two days are ever the same on the job.