Why #WriteToTell will no longer be a PDF Magazine made for Writers.

Confession: This might be the most personal blog post I ever wrote or the most honest I have ever been on social media.

#WriteToTell was a success. It was something I never thought it will be possible. I have seen so much engagement and activity and works of so many beautiful and talented writers which I have loved working with and I am incredibly proud of. Because of all the hard work and passion that has been put into each little piece of work, I am writing this post to explain why I have decided to make some changes to #WriteToTell.

Before starting I want to say that I fully support everyone that has been involved in the making of the two published issues (the 3rd issue will be out as well soon) and I know that this might not be what you want to hear but everyone deserves an answer.


In the last few months my perception or life has changed. As a wanderer and over thinker I realized that people in general (me included) are doing a lot of stuff that in most cases don’t benefit us at all. Consciously. >An easy example would be: staying too much on our phones / social media. – we know it’s a bad thing yet we are doing it anyway. >A stronger example would be: leaving trash in nature just because no one sees us or we don’t care I didn’t even wanted to understand the reason why we are doing the things we are doing, I only wanted to see a change.

Change takes time and even if it happens really really slowly we have to step up and somehow realize what has become unworthy. To me, to you, to everyone. I have become tired of hearing this. I have become tired of hearing people say that one person can’t make a difference. I want to believe that one person can! *I want to be naive that way.*

“I have become disappointed in humanity (I am not the only one) but I am not ready to give up on it yet.”

My vision and my idea might be intercepted as a fairy-tale, I’m aware but.. I feel like we have to wake up from our egocentric little world we have created and realize that after all we are all in this together and every action we make is either benefiting someone else or making things worse.

Continuing the nature/environmental example: “It’s just a plastic straw.” – said 8 millions of people.

We are feeding our ego by not caring enough, by being angry, jealous and materialistic. I really want to be in Hawaii sipping on a lemonade but what if I can land a hand to someone that has never seen the waves before.

I know we might not be capable of stopping wars or end world hunger but if we can make one day better than the next why won’t we do it? If we can share a story that will help someone in grief why won’t we? If we could open up and be honest about how we really feel in order to express courage, free will and passion, why won’t we do it?

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What do I propose?

Because of all the issues that I am seeing and will no longer ignore, I want to change #WriteToTell to become a website where people will tell their stories and lead by example. As much as I love to read and see creative works (fantasy, drama, etc,) I want to focus mainly on issues that can be solved if enough correct information is right there.

For example: On every trip I go, on every hike I take, whenever I see trash, I pick it up and carry it with me until I will put it where it belongs. (In the garbage not in nature in case someone got confused) – I want more stories like that. Stories that will drive other people to do the same.

You never know who looks up to you, who you can inspire and help for the better. I want to make my journey in life matter with minimal damage to others and towards future generations. I know we care about huge profits, getting rich overnight and being better than everyone we know but let’s learn to offer more. Something that is more valuable than some pieces of paper that actually have no value. (If you know how the monetary system works you understand what I am saying)

On so many levels: this world needs you to give a damn. I know I don’t have to mention to health care system, the food industry, the education level, I won’t. I really really won’t. We all know what problems are out there, I am not willing to speak about them, I am only willing to raise awareness. Awareness for the better. By real stories. By example. We all say we want a change.

We all see that the way things are going are not in our best interest. As writers, as people, we can share better stories to inspire and help each other evolve and become better. Are you ready to share your story? What do you think? Have I’ve gone completely insane?

 

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What Food I love as a Vegan for Well Being & a Better Mood – with Images

There are many reasons why people should turn around and chose veganism but this post will not be about that. This post will not be about the harm that animals receive and it will not be about my vegan story or other vegan stories. This post will not underline the benefits of veganism and how it’s beneficial for you, for the environment and for the animals. This post will underline only some quick dishes that I utterly adore because they are easy to make and save tons of time. Fun fact: they taste delicious so you must try them.

There are so many dishes that can be “veganised” and even more dishes that ca be created for scratch. In the last months, I realized how much I enjoy cooking and how important is to have a healthy, balanced diet in order to have more energy and overall, a better mood. Without further due, let’s get the image – recipes started.

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TIPS: Dealing with College, Work, Exams, Personal Projects, Life & Doing it All

Just recently, I was talking with one of my oldest friends, Eszter – a cool young artist that will also be taking  part in the #WriteToTell Magazine‘s Team (after July) and we came to a conclusion that there are only two types of people in the world:

  • the ones that do things
  • and the ones that don’t.

Pretty simple – but as far as the problem goes, the people that do things, don’t really stop. Their idea of wanting to do somethings never stops and being busy all the time becomes a lifestyle. A friend of Eszter’s always says that: Eszter, if it were one weekend where you didn’t have anything to do, you sure as hell would start a new project on the same weekend.”

Can you relate? Here are some of my things on how to #doitall in order to #haveitall:

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An Interview about #WriteToTell Online Magazine

Safar (सफर), meaning journey, is a platform through which I take the opportunity to interview beautiful minds. “Ambitious and open minded”, that’s how she defines herself. Carla is the founder of #WriteToTell Magazine. Carla, a final year Business Administration/Economy student who loves to coax data and creativity, obliges me by answering my questions as a part of the interview session I’ve at Safar.

1. Tell our readers something about your initiative #WriteToTell.

#WriteToTell, started off as a passion, is a magazine that contains the work of other writers/ bloggers and word lovers. Everyone can get involved and it is very easy to connect and see the work of other writers. With #WriteToTell writers can “promote” their work in a magazine that launches every month on the 18th, for free.

2. You could have started a personal blog. What made you want to engage with other writers?

See the full interview here:  #WriteToTell’s Carla at Safar — Randomness Inked

How to Increase Your Visitors, Views and overall Audience while Blogging – The Right Way

In today’s world anyone can open up a blog as it is relatively easily and in some cases it only takes up a few minutes. Ways are changing and the future looks promising when we think about the new innovations that are coming.  Even if, automation will become the key factor in managing most of the activities presented in the “virtual world”, creativity will still remain a factor that will make a difference.

With this blog post, I want to give you some blogging tips that have helped me make my stats strike over and over again since launching the website as well as since launching my online magazine for writers: #WriteToTell.

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What I Have Learned by Being More Quiet – Listening and Observing:

As writers, we don’t really talk much. We tend to be reserved, on the outside, as on the inside we remember every shadow, every light break and every step. We look for expressions, vibrations, gestures and the effects of every action that is being made. Mainly by others.

Often, people tend to call us inexpressive, as we don’t really react, we don’t like to cause a scene. We already know that there are too many things going on, we don’t need to make a bigger fuss about it.

Inexpressive is a weak word calling out on the stronger ones.

The creative process is something you do alone – with this post, I will let you know what I learned by being more quiet than usual, while listening and observing how others behave and react. Here is goes:

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Problems and Situations that All of The Writers Face

I wanted the first blog post to be something personal. My “writer voice” is somewhat unfamiliar, distant to you. It shouldn’t be. It should be brave and honest. It should captivate you.

Writing since the age of 6, I stumbled on many situations (we don’t say problems – ironic title reference) that either made me feel uncomfortable or made me question myself. Writing does that to you. This blog post underlines some troubles that us, writers, face: before, during or after (not necessary in that order) the writing process with certain emotions associated. Let’s go!

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