Why Blogs Provide the Best Dividends
I am in love with passive income. What is there to not like about them? The idea that your investments can provide you with a steady stream of income for the purchase or work you’ve completed is the best exchange of your time and resources. I have spent too many hours working for employers, trading my valuable time in exchange for a set amount of income. Being paid a set wage for your time is equal to putting a price on the time you have left alive. It comes as no surprise that many are on the lookout for methods of earning passive income so that our time can be used for more meaningful activities, like spending time with our family and pursuing our dreams and ambitions.
People! We've Just Said Something 100 Times!
We are pleased to announce that this will be our 100th blog post here on Vocal! Looking back at our start on the platform, I never thought we would be here in under a year. So much has happened since our first post, both on the platform and as a writing collective. I want to share our journey to get to where we are today; projects and opportunities we never thought would be available to us since our start; how People! Just Say Something! and Vocal has allowed us to better ourselves as creatives; and what our next steps would be from this point. Reaching our first 100 blog milestone is exciting, and we are forever grateful for all the support and opportunities Vocal have provided us. So now, I invite you to take a seat with us and go down memory lane of our quirky, little duo we call People! Just Say Something!
The Wilting Orphanage
This post is a short creative writing piece; please take the following as fiction and for entertainment purpose only. This is a short piece exploring the wretched lives of the children put under my care over the years. Written in loving memory of their beautiful green limbs and colourful faces.
I see Dirt.
I see dirty everywhere I look. Not to the point that it stops my life or forces me to wear gloves everywhere I go, but it does affect me somehow. The most notable is at the dinner table, where I cannot sit through a meal without having some kind of towel or napkin near me so I can clean my hands between every bite. I hate the feeling of leftover grease on my hands after I pick up a burger or fry or the crumbs that gather around the crevice of my mouth after a mouthful. It is unbearable.
Why I'm a Creative
I find human life quite strange. From a very young age, we are guided towards a career path that we would wish to pursue. We explore various classes and subjects in school that prepare us for the world outside of education. Luckily, there are many job roles for us to choose from and, with a bit of luck, there should be something right for you. Unfortunately, too many times have I seen others pressured into high paying jobs when in reality, they would love to go down a different path than that. This path is usually within the creative sector.
Melodies for Future Allies
The LGBTQIA+ community is a fantastic group of people that, together, strive to make the world a more inclusive, loving place for anyone and everyone. Although I come from quite a conservative background, there have been times that my ingrained dogmas were uncovered, and quickly I became aware of the differences between a narrow-minded ideology and acceptance. It was a ground-breaking moment in my life, and I am proud to be an ally of the community. My partner identifies as queer and, through her liberal outlook on life and love, I have been allowed to express myself in ways that make me happy. I dress how I like, talk how I want, walk the path I choose and love the people that love me back. On multiple occasions, I have been so happy that I have been questioned about being gay, or at least somewhere on the spectrum. I always reply with the same answer:
Unusual British Laws That Simply Do Not Make Sense!
I think it is pretty common knowledge that the UK is an old nation filled with fantastic monuments and relics scattered throughout the country. This small island has had the chance to house some of the most influential societies in the history of the world, including the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and even the Nordic Vikings. The UK has also gone through some significant industrial advancements and, at one point, controlled a third of the planet. The power of the British Empire was astonishing and can be traced through history. So, it comes as no surprise that laws had to be adapted over time as society evolves. Well, not all laws. Some have stayed written and still (could) stand in court, and some raise more questions than they answer. Here are some of my favourites!
Keep on Running
The world moves forward, and I run with it. Seasons change as if by command as days turn to night, night turns to mornings. The cycle does not stop, and neither do I. Constantly scared of being left behind, I drag myself if needs be to be further than yesterday. Living in the present requires you to keep track of everything without failure, maintaining the constant grind of gears that keep me going.