Unsubscribe Me

I decided to finally actively clear out my personal inbox.  It would be so much easier for me to just start a new personal email but I decided that I’m just going to clear out my inbox and start unsubscribing from certain mail listings.  I get literally hundreds of emails every day and it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. As I type this I am staring at the 832 unread emails notification icon.

The other day I received a contract job offer and I almost missed it because I had other emails sitting in my inbox waiting to be read. I mean, that’s additional income that I almost didn’t take advantage of because I’ve gotten so used to glazing over my inbox waiting for an interesting subject line to pop up. I like advertisement I do, I like catching awesome deals at stores/shops I regular frequent (online as well as offline) however, there are just some subscriptions I know I don’t need so from here on forward I am actively unsubscribing. Wish me luck.

Do you have a clean inbox? What are some of your organizing tips when it comes to emails?


A Journey Beyond Comfort (CREATIVE ARTS CONTEST – YOU CAN WIN $10!)

A Journey Beyond Comfort
East, West, North, or South
which direction shall I go?
On the road there’s no room for doubt
Countless adventures via flight or row.

It’s important to do something you haven’t done
to experience something you haven’t before,
some journeys will be smooth while others rough
sometimes one must step outside of comfort.

Which path shall we take today?
Shall we remain where we are comfortable?
What is life without risk or mistakes?
No room for regrets – let’s live and learn.

This is a poem that I wrote for the Creative Arts Contest being held at http://forum.languavel.net – the theme is Language or Travel.  I can’t win because I’m a staff member.  HOWEVER, you can win $10 via paypal and you can enter any creative art (graphic design, writing, drawing, etc).  You can find more details here: http://forum.languavel.net/showthread.php?tid=2627&pid=14516#pid14516

Languavel is a forum dedicated to Languages and Travel enthusiasts all over the world.  We started in October of 2014 and we already have over 14,000 posts! …and the community is growing larger every day.  What’s really cool is with every post that you make you can earn Languavel points which you can eventually exchange for prizes (even cash via Paypal).  Check it out and register if you like what you see – it’s totally free. 🙂

Dabbling in the coding world (again)

It’s been many years since I’ve attempted entering the world of programming.  I was 13 years old when I first started making my own website through a service formerly known as Express Pages.  I don’t know if any of you guys had the honor of using their service but it was awesome learning basic html.  I remember referring to Funky Chickens it was an exciting time! I remember I was a huge fan of B*Witched, Lilo and Stitch, Pokemon, and basketball.  Ah… the nostalgia.  Am I trying to regain that sense of high?  Probably. …but more importantly I am sick and tired of feeling helpless whenever I feel like exploring and idea or changing something in my forum and blog and I have to rely on other people to solve my problems for me.  Don’t get me wrong, support people are amazing and those that do it voluntarily oh man I am so grateful! …but I want to learn to stand on my own two feet – learn how to fish per say.

I guess I stopped trying to learn coding because I was intimidated by all of the fancy jargon… c++, javacript, joomla, whatever I have no idea what these things are.  But… I’m going to learn.  Where to start? I don’t know.  I’m hoping I will stumble the information I need if I just hang around webmaster forums long enough. Wish me luck!