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Top 5 Reasons why Blogging is making the world a better place

10 Aug

I’ve only been a writer in this blog community for a short amount of time but I’ve had the most positive experiences with it.  I really do think it’s making this crazy world a better place for the following reasons:

1.  It’s bringing different cultures together from around the globe

Blogging really allows people from many different cultures and sub-cultures to share and relate to each other on similar topics.  People can connect through traditions they share or even favorite foods.  The world has a lot more in common than people tend to believe.

(photo cred)

2. Everyone is a journalist!

If it’s new and something I’ve never heard before, it’s news!  I love reading blogs where people cover real life issues from their perspective.  Articles like this show the rest of the world how the communities in the midst of such conflict are coping and/or feeling.

3.  Blogging expands your mind

I can’t even begin to explain how much I have learned from other people’s blogging!  From photo tips to good recipes, any new knowledge is good knowledge.  I even credit my new found enjoyment of writing to the blogging world.  I always loved writing concert reviews or book reviews but now my writing curriculum has expanded as well as my brain.

(photo cred and other awesome photos)

4.  It enhances your creativity

From the many how-to’s to just sharing simple decorating styles, there are so many ideas to bounce off of and create your own ideas.  People are putting things on their blogs specifically to share with other people.  It’s the mecca of creativity.  I’ve seen many inspiring blogs,like this one, that have sparked completely new and compelling ideas.

5.  Sharing is caring

If you are publicly publishing something you’ve written, you are sharing your thoughts and I’m reading them.  Everyone has there own tips about life, love, friendship, adventure, photography, etc.  I love the idea of this online database to search for info you are looking for or even stumbling upon something you weren’t looking for.

A photo I took last night in SF.

So to my fellow bloggers, keep blogging!  I’m enjoying every minute of reading your point of view : )

What to do on a long layover in an airport

30 May

I have been to a lot of different airports in my time and somehow there’s no avoiding a long lay over every now and then.  When traveling by yourself it’s key to pack light enough or check your bags so you can really have some freedom to move around on long layovers.  Some things that I have found to be entertaining to pass time by in a new place I have listed below:

When walking around the main areas of the airport, don’t forget to look up or around you!

Every airport has some sort of structures, fountains, and/or something really unique to separate it from the others.  In the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport I noticed they had HUGE unique skylights around the different terminals.

  Take a walk around on the moving walk ways!  You can cover much more ground and know you will make it back to your gate in the same amount of time.

Take a ride on the trains if the have them.  The architecture on the outside of airports is usually pretty unique as well.  Riding the trains allows you to see more of the outside of the buildings without having to go outside and pass through security which can be an unpredictable amount of time.

Here are some interesting over-hangs outside the Minneapolis airport.

  The end of the train line.  They might not all go full circle but not to worry.  If they don’t they will just go to the end of the line and then head right back in the other direction.

Sit by a window!  There are usually windows in airports that directly look out on all the runways so you can watch all of the planes taking off.

These are some entertaining, time consuming things that could keep you entertained in an airport.  Just make sure to be keeping your eye on the monitors so that you can keep track of any time or gate changes for your next flight.  If you feel confined to your gate, you can also always update your blog with the wi-fi that all airports have 🙂