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#blogging4charity – Q is for Quitting

I was struggling to think of a Q word to write about, so this is a brief blog compared to some of my others in my #blogging4charity series.

The word ‘quit’ seems to have both positive and negative connotations. When people talking about quitting smoking it is seen in a positive light whereas when talking of quitting a job it is often seen as negative without really looking into the reasons why someone would quit. I have quit a number of things in my life for better or worse, but it all seems to have worked out in the end.  Read the rest of this entry

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Feedback Poll

Hey all,

I’ve been doing some thinking about the blog lately. Before I do anything drastic to shake things up, I wanted the opinions of my readers first.

I was thinking of adding some of my photography, some bits and pieces about music I like and just general bits and pieces that interest me. I was hoping by adding more diversity to the page it might pull in more readers. However, I don’t want to isolate my current readers by changing the blogs focus to something completely off the wall.

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Dyslexia and Me: Doing it for the Grown Ups (and women?)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

In the last month or so, I have been becoming far more active within the online community trying to raise awareness of dyslexia. It’s something that I was passionate about before I was diagnosed myself. When I was growing up we had a couple of family friends who suffered with dyslexia. Both have gone on to do amazing things, but there was always a struggle in reaching their goals. I had a poster of Albert Einstein on my wall as a teenager amongst all my posters of metal bands. It said on it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, a quote which I still live by to this day. Before I knew I was dyslexic I already had a number of people I admired due to their achievements despite struggling through school and the academic life to get to where they were. They were people I knew personally as well as the usual list of famous dyslexics that you can find on Google, Wikipedia etc. Read the rest of this entry

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