The pirate speaks,”Good Afternoon and welcome t’ another of Fish Breath Steve’s Sunday Selections. This Sunday I have Fall, Writin’ and aye, Pirates on me mind. Pirate’s: peg legged, eyepatched freebooters o’ t’ sea . Why Pirates you ask? Well for one reason, why not? When aren’t good pirate stories interestin’. But t’ main reason be that today, Sunday t’ 19th, be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Here be a tale the Capt’n Justin Pegleg told about this day o’ pirates. If you widh t’ know yur Pirate name check out t’ pirate name generator. O’course stop by t’ Webpage o’ ITLAPD and find out all t’ bloody details. Have some fun wit’ it.
Have no fear; I have done enough Pirate speechifying for now. Besides being a Day of Pirates, it is also a nice Fall day. Depending where you live, this can be a very beautiful time of year. The oppressive heat of summer disappears, the leaves change and winter slowly approaches with her cold embrace. Enjoy the days and the beauty while you can! One way to enjoy this time is to follow some of Marthe’s Tips for Fall. Get away from your computer and go out and enjoy yourself.
Along with getting out could be the idea of taking a trip. Trust me, the best way to really do well on a trip is to learn to pack efficiently. Farnoosh, now on a trip of her own shows us some wonderful and efficient packing techniques. It has awesome pictures too!
This past week SSS had a post that asked the question, “Can Money Buy you Happiness”. Also this week Preeti told an absolutely wonderful story that reminded me a lot of that same question. It is a wonderful story with a great morale. A must read.
Tyler came up with a great idea. Write your biography 40 years early. By solidifying what you plan to achieve you can actual help to bring about this same success. Along the topic of success, Mark brought us some great ideas on some of the keys to success. Never underestimate the power of your subconscious mind to help you achieve success, as Ryan points out.
I usually try to have a theme for at least part of these Sunday selections. I noticed that I have been doing my theme about a lot of “blogging” topics for the past few weeks. Likely because I have been reading a lot of these blogs recently. So for THIS week I made a “no blogging topic” promise to myself. No worries, blogging will likely be a topic again next week if it interests you.
Anyhow, like any good Pirate, I had to cheat a little. Since I wasn’t going to do blogging “per se” I decided to go with a “kissing cousin” and make my theme be “good writing”.
There is no way I could have a theme of writing and not have a mention from copyblogger. It would be: Inconceivable! Brain gives us a short post with many good links of its own. He lays out the reasons that it is important to provide proof for your statements rather than simply opinions.
One of the very first place I wanted to check for an quality article about writing was with Lesley. She always has simply wonderfully written stuff about how to write. She did not disappoint. As a matter of fact I could not have picked a better topic and article if I had requested one far in advance. She gives a wonderful article, with many links of its own, about grammar and punctuation. These technical aspects are not always flashy or fun, but they are very important.
The mysterious and enigmatic “Agent X” brings us some important idea of how to relieve and avoid pain and suffering while we are all out there creating our works of genius.
Finally to round out our Sunday Gary (aka Lawmacs) brings us an article on Content writing tips.
That is about it. Get out and enjoy Fall. Have some fun and talk like a Pirate. Above all, have another wonderful Sunday.Take Action. Get Results.