Daily Prompt: Witness

My response to the daily prompt titled Witness which asks;

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

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Another old useful post I found while cleaning up the blog

Along with the rewiring your brain to happiness post I found an old post talking about effective blogging habits that I also wrote in October 2014 (so long ago now).

Of the three habits listed I have done none of them. I’ve tried out the app on my Kindle Fire tablet recently and it was OK but I’m not really a fan of typing on a tablet, it feels clumsy.

The topics thing, eh. I write about what I want to write about. I don’t want to copy other peoples ideas although I suppose it would be great to find other people who write on similar things to me so maybe I should be doing that. Of course I’m too lazy to actually read. Words are like difficult and I have to move my eyes and just ugh.

The final thing it said was an editorial calendar which really really really strikes a cord with my OCD side. Making a calendar with pretty colours, lists, organisation, charts, it’s just heaven to me and it’s one that I actually tried. I opened up excel and actually made a little blogging schedule for myself but then my procrastinating side kicked in and it all fell apart.

On the plus side I do at least have a sort of blogging schedule in my mind that I’d like to try to stick to even though I don’t that often. I’ve been tempted to do like a blog post on like a Sunday or Monday saying all the things I’d like to write/post that week because if I tell/show people my plans I’m better at sticking to them because of the shame and embarrassment of not sticking to it. Of course the usual procrastination issues would probably kick in and ruin it but maybe its the way to go. A step down from a full editorial calendar.

If you want to check out the original post click here.

Found an old post I wrote on rewiring your brain for happiness

Since we decided to change the blog name I’ve been going back over all the old posts on this blog and basically cleaning things up (I’m not done yet because there are a lot of posts on here) and I came across one I wrote in October 2014 (I didn’t realise I had been writing on this blog for so long) about rewiring your brain to happiness.

The idea is that you can rewire your brain to happiness in just 21 days if you recall 3 things you are grateful for each day. Now that sounds like a really nice idea, who wouldn’t want to rewire their brain to happiness and in just 21 days as well. That’s three weeks, not the longest amount of time. All with very little effort on your part as well.

At the time I said I was going to try it, because well why not, who doesn’t want a happy brain? But I never got around to it. Mainly because I forgot and because I can’t think of 3 things I’m grateful for each day (I know that’s terrible what with living in the west with a comfortable life and all) but mainly it was the forgetful thing.

I would say I’m going to try it again now that I remember about it but I won’t. I’ll wake up tomorrow morning and will have completely forgotten about it.Besides I’m happy enough already.

You can check out the original post here and if you do decide to try it let me know how you get on. Do you feel any happier?

Decent night at the football (Chelsea vs Bristol Rovers)

So I was originally going to write this last night but by the time I got home I was just so tired and my feet hurt that I had something to eat and went to bed.

We won the match 3-2 (we’ve uploaded our match review here if you want to watch) so its not all bad. You can’t be too upset when your team win and progress to the next round, but the team of the performance wasn’t great.

I forgot how much I hate the travel to the ground and back. Packed buses, packed tubes and then with the current heat its just horrible. It’s so hot and sweaty and sticky and smelly and yuck. You get to the ground and you are covered in sweat and then you have to sit surrounded by people for two hours before going back underground again to get on a tube. It’s just horrible. By the time you get home you just want to collapse.

If only I could live five minutes from the ground I would be so happy. Well no not really the traffic on matchdays would be a complete nightmare but close enough to be able to walk there and back would be nice.

Change of blog name

Just a quick note to say that we have changed our blog name (again) because we weren’t happy with the last one and didn’t feel it represented properly what we wanted our blog to be about so we have changed the name from Vexing Point to Our Random View.

As part of this name change we are going to write more on current events, the news, things going on in the world (which admittedly one could call current events), little diary pieces, movie/TV shows reviews, and just random thoughts and opinions we have while also still doing the daily prompt and writing prompts etc. Don’t worry we will continue to do so in a lighthearted way while actually trying to be interesting and informative.

Getting just the right blog name is really really difficult but we our happy with this one because it does what it says on the tin, it allows us to give our view on whatever comes to mind at that moment.

Off to the football to see Chelsea vs Bristol Rovers

Woo I’m off to the football tonight to see Chelsea vs Bristol Rovers. I’ve just finished getting changed and am just sat with a few minutes to kill before its time to leave and thought a short blog post would help pass the time.

On our football YouTube channel we did a preview of this match (watch it here) if you are actually interested on our thoughts on the match but to sum it up I’m predicting a Chelsea win. I really hope so otherwise I will be coming home disappointed and after the summer the England national football team put me through and Chelsea last season, I’m not sure I can take anymore disappointment in football.

It’s the first football match of the season that we are going to and I am really looking forward to it. I like late night kick offs, the floodlights coming on just as things get dark and I love the live atmosphere. It never feels as loud or as captivating when you watch it on TV as actually being there. It’s so much easier to get caught up in all the singing, shouting, and chanting, and all the emotions of a match when you are actually there experiencing it with thousands of other people who are all going through the exact same thing you are. Not to say I don’t sit and shout at the TV when I watch football at home because I do, but at a match, inside the ground, you just get caught up in something. There’s something special about being a match that you miss on TV.

And now it is time for me to leave. Come on Chelsea!