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Greetings! Episode #2. Long Time No See

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Wow. It’s really been a while hasn’t it. Nobody really cares that I haven’t written anything for so long except for me. But anyways here we are again… 

I can’t wait for this site to turn into a huge directory of thought. It’s just going to be insane when that happens. I can kind of feel it moving from this ‘new thing’  to something that I’m going to have with me for life. This is exactly what I wanted. At the start I published like every 2 days because I thought that’s what the blog needed to get to its feet and to gain some initial traffic. But now I can finally relax a little and unwind because Kid Mentalist has become what I wanted it to be in the first place; a palace for my thoughts. 

Some people keep diaries, write sticky notes. I publish on a blog. Not just any old blog though. This site actually looks decent compared to a lot of other sites that I’ve seen here on WordPress. So I’m pretty happy with how that’s turned out.

That’s pretty much it on the forefront of things.

So with that out of the way we can finally get down to..

Business.

Today I’m proud to announce that we are adding an extension to our blog, Kid Mentalist. The back story behind it is that I really like to write but at the same time I don’t like having to produce a 1000 word post every time I sit down just so I can publish. In a sense it’s kind of boxed me in to a format that, while I enjoy it very much, limits my potential as a creative.

Sometimes inspiration strikes at random moments and that might not be in the form of a 3 minute-read-article. I thought about using Twitter for this function but I don’t really think 144 characters is enough of a length for me to express my ideas. Plus there is the whole thing of meeting trolls and online trolling that I just don’t like.

My WordPress site feels like a safe haven because realistically none of my friends or people I know are going to be using it. That and the fact that people who do try to comment with spam or try to troll need my approval first make this decision easier than I thought it would.

So, ladies and gentleman.

I am proud to announce the addition of Mobile. A place on Kid Mentalist that features smaller pieces of writing for those who don’t really have the time for longer reads.

I’m calling it Mobile because the posts are going to be a little bit bigger than a tweet but at the same time the idea is that I can write one anywhere at any time whenever I feel like it. I can just whip out my phone and add a piece to it if I can’t get to a computer.

I’m really excited to add to Mobile in the future. It gives me a place to share my thoughts 24/7.

I feel like Tim Cook unveiling iPhone X lol.

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Ok maybe that Gif is a little too much..

Screw it who cares I am seriously excited about this so why not. 😂

With the introduction of Mobile today, I’ve decided not to do a Fun. segment. Sorry bout that guys. It’ll be on the next one I guess.

But if you guys want some more Kid Mentalist content I can definitely hook that up right now and give you guys the run down of what’s happened and been published since Greetings! Episode #1. aired.

This is my ‘one more thing’ incase you guys haven’t noticed. 😂

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I published 3 pieces in total.

The first was one that I wrote titled ‘6 Blogging Related Tweets That Make Me Question My Sanity’.

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It entailed a list of 6 tweets that I thought we’re really funny relating to blogging and just in general found amusing. So I thought I’d share them with you guys in the form of a blog post. This piece of content was my most viewed post on the site for a good while. I was pretty happy with its outreach as it was something I hadn’t really done before and was definitely fun to do. Might even do a second for you guys because I’m sure there are plenty more tweets that make me question my sanity where those 6 came from.

The second was a post called ‘If I Could Have One Super Power’.

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Not to go into too much detail it was a post about my dealings with hypnotism and how I think that it’s a super cool effect that I would love to learn. Also I recount a time where I almost accidentally got hypnotised by a real mentalist who actually did a Ted Talk some years ago demonstrating his powers…..yeah. You can actually check that talk out here. It’s actually amassed a crazy number of 6.6M views, which is pretty cool.

The third and final piece that I wrote is a little more on the serious side. It’s called ‘When I Find Myself In Times Of Trouble’.

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To sum it up this post is basically about dealing with tragedy and adversity in life and how to deal with it when it happens. I had to experience my own adversity only a little while ago so I thought talking about it and offering an insight to people about this sort of thing could possibly be helpful to some people. So that’s just what I did. I really hope you guys take away something from it, At least one little thing. It would make my day if you did.

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Final Words..

Thanks for sticking around to read all of this if you have. I appreciate it very much.

I hope you guys will enjoy Mobile because I’m extremely excited to start using it.

Other than that, if you’ve enjoyed this little sample of my writing please take a look around the rest of the website. Click on that ‘Blog’ button and you’ll be taken to a stream of all current blog posts I have published on here to date.

Thanks for reading. Maybe you’d hit that re-blog button? Or follow this blog? I would really appreciate it. Hit up the email address if you have any queries of any kind.

Until next time,

Stay posted.

K.M

 


Greetings! Episode #1.

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Greetings is the first piece of writing you see on the blog’s home page. This is going to be a series that I update weekly. Basically, I pick a different gif each week and at the end we have a collection of pretty cool gifs.

I wish. 

No, greetings is simply a little digest of what’s happening on this website for the first time viewer. Yeah that’s right, I’m talking about you reading this right now.

Since this is the first instalment I’m not going to write a lot but just small amount to give you guys an idea of what direction this series is going to be taking.

I imagine this is going to a lot of fun to write. I’m honestly really excited.

First thing’s first though..

Business.

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I’m sorry but that gif is just too cute to handle.

I think this is going to be the general structure of each segment. Everything just opens with a gif. It makes sense in my mind anyway. Helps break the ice of formality that you get when you go to other blogs.

So business basically for now is where I tell you about the latest pieces that were written for the blog and push any call to actions that were suggested in them. As well as that I give a run down of the week that was had on the blog.

Let’s begin.

On Saturday, the 22nd of July I published the first ever blog post on Kid Mentalist, titled “Want To Make Friends? Use Mentalism”.

This post was basically me writing about how I experimented with a bit of mentalism in an attempt to gain some footing with people I had very recently met and wasn’t too familiar with.

In particular I hone in on a trick I did that involved a sky dive in Thailand, boats and the colour blue.

Very interesting stuff if you’ll give it the time to read.

Two days later on Tuesday, the 24th of July I published a post about self-care, fittingly titled “The Wonder of Self Care”.

In this post I basically wrote about a day I had that I decided to dedicate to practicing some self-care.

From meditation, to exercise I did a lot of basic things that just made me unusually happy. So I decided to write about the experience in the hopes of “sparking a conversation about mental health and self-care.” 

And here we reach our very first call to action.

In this article at the bottom I left the blog’s email address and said I would love to hear about anyone’s mental health or self-care stories. This still goes.

If you would like to get in contact I would love to hear from you.

You can email the blog via kidmentalist@gmail.com 

Finally I would like to stress that any feedback at all on the posts is extremely appreciated. It lets me know that someone has actually read something that I wrote and finds it interesting enough to drop a comment or maybe re-blog it. In a word it is simply validation. That what I am doing is actually having a marginal impact in someone’s life.

Now for something a little more..

Fun.

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So this is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while but didn’t exactly have the format to do so.

I watch a lot of YouTube videos throughout the course of my day because YouTube is the only place where I really consume my news and media.

And if anyone knows anything about YouTube it’s that the comments section under every video is almost always insane.

More often than not you can see a lot of anti-Semitic, racist…do I really need to continue this list or do you get the picture?

Anyway. Sometimes you can find some jewels that just make you laugh like hell. Well I came across two examples of these during the week.

Oh, I almost forgot. We need a name for this segment.

How about..

Dedass Comments That Make Us Weak!

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Yeah I’m going to have to work on that title…

Anywhoo…

Unfortunately this first one has been removed by Complex. Understandably so.

The gist of it was that this reporter for Complex was speaking about Tyler, the Creator and doing a timeline of his sexuality. Yeah, don’t ask.

Anyway, the reporter has a slight lisp. It’s not too noticeable but you can definitely hear it in there.

So I scroll down to the comments and sure enough the internet has exploded.

Literally.

There’s probably a good five thousand comments on this video and I guarantee half of them are just savage roasts of this reporter and his lisp.

I felt so unbelievably bad for the guy. But at the same time I just couldn’t help but laugh at it. Probably because that’s my kind of humour. When it’s bad to laugh at something I’m just gone.

But no wonder it was removed.

God bless the internet.

The second however I can actually show you guys.

This is the video that the comment is under and not surprisingly, its top comment by a mile. The first one you see.

The video is an interview Tyler, the Creator did with the actor Seth Rogen. 

It’s actually pretty interesting if you watch it from start to finish.

It talks a lot about Seth’s early days as an actor, doing the comedy show Freaks and Geeks, writing and producing his own films, such as Knocked Up and Bad Boys. 

But I’m sure if you watch the video you’ll get the funniness of this comment.

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Yeah.

I seen this I thought it was an accurate depiction of the interview.

You can see why two and a half thousand people liked the comment. Even I did and that’s something I only reserve for the best of the best.

This segment is definitely going to make another appearance in the future. I just know it.

If you guys want to send in any dedass comments that make us weak please feel free to hit up that email address that mentioned above. Would love to see some suggestions.

Final Words..

That’s going to be it for this instalment of Greetings. Since it’s the first of many I decided not to go too overboard with it. Reserve some ideas for the next few weeks.

If you’ve enjoyed this little sample of my writing please take a look around the rest of the website. Click on that ‘Blog’ button and you’ll be taken to a stream of all current blog posts I have published on here to date.

Thanks for reading. Maybe you’d hit that re-blog button? Or follow this blog? I would really appreciate it. Hit up the email address if you have any queries of any kind.

Until next time.

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Stay posted,

K.M

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