Best Moment Award

Best Moment Award

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

RULES:

  • Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.
  • Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES:

What makes a good acceptance speech?
  • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
  • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
  • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

It is moments like these that I think how good it is to be a blogger, writing and sharing posts for others to read/enjoy. I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read my blog(s), in particular, my followers who make this blog a constant enjoyment because they are always there to enjoy and participate on a blog about life, technology, News.

Thanks to Free Little Words who nominated me for this award, without this nomination I would not be able to enjoy this award.

It’s funny, whenever I set up this blog on life I never thought it would be popular, I am now running out of money (joke!) to give to all those who ‘like’ and take the time to comment.

I hope to see you all around here soon.

THE WINNERS OF THE BEST MOMENT AWARD ARE:

A happy lass
Ashley’s blog is full of useful information, including receipes, nuggets of advice…
Ladyofflesh
Although Ladyofflesh’s posts are not frequent, this blog is an enjoyable read.
Doggy’s styles
Leo covers a range of topics
An autism diary
Cindi’s blog has educated me on what daily life with an autistic child (David) is like. Joshua (David’s younger brother) may have autism too.
Shelly Najjar
Shelly’s blog gives an excellent overview of nutrition.

Don’t forget to celebrate with your followers! Tweet your success with hashtag #MomentMatters. Congratulations, winners!

Gerald says hello

This is the second year of this blog and I never thought two years ago that I would be writing a post on here telling other people who I am.

Who is the writer behind 1digitalfingerprint?

I am Gerald Murphy and you can find out more details on my search engine technology blog. I have two separate blogs and I thought I would publicly connect them to help me as I seek full time employment: I will have a BSc in Information and Communications by June 2013.

Why is a blog a good thing?

Blogging shows that you can write content from nothing, or very little. Employers like this because you can think interdependently and publish material which can be read by a specific audience. So if you blog about food, your own life, or life itself (the main aim of 1digitalfingerprint)… you are also broadcasting the fact that you can create good quality content.

I hope to work within SEO and digital marketing upon graduation, so personally speaking these blogs are important. If I am working on an SEO campaign and a client wants new content, or improved content, I will be able to do it. Blogging adds to one’s skills, furthermore it shows the world (potentially) some of your skills.

This blog will not change. I will continue to write about the things that I have been writing about. I hope to see all my readers, fantastic followers and the WordPress community on here soon. From now on you will know my name — Gerald.

Why are grades going up?

The news is filled with articles claiming that students in the UK have seen a little drop in grades [1]. But why are grades getting better? Why did this not happen thirty years ago?

Technology boom

Most people today have access to electronic equipment, and most of these people have access to the internet. With this combination, people can easily find out information. People can share information too – including past papers! We can share our knowledge, expand our understanding and allow our brains to grow with technology. This wasn’t possible 30 years ago.

The blogging effect

As we search, we can find lots of websites, some good and not so good. But if we dig deeper, we could find a site that suits us, our learning styles and our lingo. Blogs are key to this type of development.

As a producer of a blog, you are enhancing all your skills without really realising it. Does blogging automatically make you better at English? From this angle, having a blog, no matter what content you write about, automatically forces you to think (working under pressure) and produce user specific content – we all have an audience.

Search and knowledge

Computers not only allow us to expand our understanding quickly, they also allow us to find out information at a little cost. There is no need to buy expensive dictionaries, or a series of books, to find out what interests you. So, searching sometimes helps our grades go up if we are at school / college, or allows us to expand our brains if we have left.

Technology makes things easier, faster and cheaper. Information seems to become accessible. Technology also helps us feed our brain. Blogging also helps us to share an interest with one another, in a controlled medium.

So does technology allow our grades to improve? Most likely, yes! What do you think?

Reference

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19266381

How time really does change!

One minute will always be 60 seconds, but our view of what goes on within a single minute can change drastically. Let me explain why:

Our child view of time

I do not know about you, but whenever I was a child time flew by! I am now an adult, in my twenties, but whenever I think about my childhood it seems to have gone by in a flash.

Of course some people will argue that this is a sign of a good childhood, one full of lots of stuff, good stuff because it went by quickly. If you are one of these people (with this perspective), you would be right – childhood for me was, luckily, very good.

I’ll do my homework at 7pm … It’s 7:07pm, too late to do it

As a child looking at the clock, I often thought that time was stupid, even long(er) than it really was. It reminded me of boring trips to the supermarket, or sitting in the back seat of a car thinking that the roads never ended.

But the point I am trying to make, is that, as adults our view changes – for the better, of course. Time becomes precious, and with responsibility time also becomes productive! As we begin to focus on something, we can find that our use of time is better. Better in the sense that what we do within a time frame can surprise us.

Young adult, young child

Using the quote above (about putting off homework, and then realising that it wasn’t exactly that time, thus it was too late to do), an adult’s view of time is so different than a child’s view of it. It’s not necessary better because (in this example) putting off homework was a good thing as a child.

As an adult we tend to spend most of our time trying to fill our time wisely, if that makes sense?

Let’s meet after dinner to arrange that …

As adults we fill our lives with people and places. We feel the need to do something, like blogging, for example. We don’t do something without saying what we are doing. Is this us trying to justify what we are spending our time on? Maybe!

Time liked with association

As adults our ability to recall something is increased if we can remember doing something with time. So it would be fair to say that linking time with people and places means that our use of it is a little better. We tend to appreciate it more.

Whatever it is, time is precious. We cannot get it back. Yesterday becomes the past, tomorrow’s thoughts are what we hope to fill the future with. Appreciate your time, albeit surfing the web, just remember that we do not get it back, so whatever you do, make sure you don’t regret it.

How are you going to spend your time tomorrow?

I express myself without even knowing it

Do you ever write a post and think about one little sentence within it? Well that’s what I’ve done for this post. What do I mean? Here’s what I mean:

Expression is everywhere

A few weeks ago I published a post titled Mobile Power. In it I hinted that we may even express ourselves, albeit slight, by customising the background picture of our mobile, or creating our own app or ring tone. But expression goes way beyond this – it’s in life, living things just revitalise expression.

Clothes equal expression

What we physically wear says a lot about us, as people, as individuals. Although we may not think it, when we decide to wear something we are also deciding what to broadcast to the world.

  • Have you got a white crisp shirt on? Maybe you’re indirectly saying that you’re smart, you like to look after your appearance
  • Are you wearing a bright top? Maybe you’re indirectly saying that you’re fun, outgoing, even before someone has the pleasure of meeting you
  • Are you wearing a baggy hoodie? Maybe you’re indirectly saying that you’re in leisure mode, so much so, you aren’t really in the mood to go to fancy shops

This list could go on, but I hope you get my drift? Getting someone’s drift is often used in Ireland to mean point of view. Everyday is a school say, that’s why I love education! Maybe you use a similar term in your region, do you?

Music equals expression

Perhaps a more obvious form of expression, nevertheless still an expression. What type of genre of music we listen to can tell others a lot about us, who we are, what we stand for etc.

  • Does chart/pop music mean you like most things in life?
  • Does classical music mean you appreciate all the little noises/sounds in your life?
  • Does slow(er) music mean that you are broadcasting to the world that you aren’t feeling 100% today?

Writing equals expression

You have a blog, you write on it, but what you writes allows you to express yourself. You can be you simply by having a WordPress blog. Do you…

  • …write in bullet points? Does this mean you like to get to the point, or like straight talking?
  • …use big words? Does this show you like to learn new words and enhance your language?
  • …have a personalised theme for your blog? Does this show that you are artistic?

Hold on, what about stereotypes?

I’m not trying to be totally politically correct here, but I don’t like to stereotype people and/or things. But for the purpose of this post, I feel that I haven’t offended women, men, children, the LGBT community, introverts, extroverts, again this list could go on and on.

But what I want to get across is that we are you and you! Not you and I. That is, you are you! Completely unique, just like no one else in the world has the exact same wardrobe as you! So use the contents of your wardrobe to express yourself, and enjoy your one life as you express yourself so well.

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