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Dialogue-ing through reading and writing

Introductory musings

Is there anything as difficult as suggesting activities to be avoided in a sphere you recently entered. If I had a choice, I think I should be sitting reading and taking down notes. The vow I made is making noise, so I’m scribbling my nonsense before I go to your site to take notes.

I have met amazing stories on this platform. I was once a dream writer and still dreaming to be one because I haven’t come out of that land of dreams. Please allow me to use reverse psychology to make my work easier. I will share with us what we should continue doing cause I know we are doing so. Our burden lies in maintaining or taking it to the next levels. Once we continue doing the three things then we will confidently claim our space in the worlds of representation.

Reading and Reading and Reading

A content creator should invest in reading across genres. Why should we read? There is nothing new under the sun. We are not doing something that was not done. So to make a difference we just need the other works to help us find our own worlds to tell the tales differently. For the African blog-sphere to become a force we so desire let us not tire to look after what was done in our various fields and beyond. I’m using the term ‘fields’  because I know we influence in multiple forms: video, words, audio, art, pictures etc. Let me give this example: me being a ‘bookshit’, friends have advised me to take my little time to watch movies. I’m learning to read motion pictures. You may recommend one!

I’m showcasing a few collection of books on my bedside. I also urge us to try and fill our our digital and physical library with books acquired legally. I wish to see African writers and their families eating from the proceeds of their work.

Write and edit your work

I remember one of the scribes in this challenge I think is Ntombymoyo.wordpress.com, taking her time teaching us on ways to get away with murder. I have secretly kept her contacts in case I become a writer. Anyway I digress a lot. Please don’t be like me, I have so many ideas and stories that suffered still death in my mental hard drive. Lot’s of them have died at birth. Let us bring our ideas on paper/screen. The necessary first step. Now that I am writing to an audience that has started on writing. I can only say avoid stopping.

After doing so let us go over our drafts more than two times. Checking spelling and grammatical errors. Our audiences will take us seriously if they meet quality and well-written pieces. I know the editing part also speak to the presentation of our work. Try coloring your work in the way you have been doing or better that skill set. I’m working towards presenting my s**t the way I like.

On the pictographs I have tried to capture how I came up with the post on Day 5. It began as a conversation with a friend. I placed my ideas on paper before typing on word. I copied and pasted the word draft to my blog before going through it several times. So far it is arguably one of the crafts I love.

Dialogue among ourselves

Let us build a culture of dialogue among ourselves. The much needed support comes from us. Let’s continue talking to ideas presented in the posts that we encounter. How is someone’s post speaking to your soul, mind, business, plans, ideas etc.

One more thing on that, we don’t necessarily need to agree. One of the best comments on my young site so far came through my number one fan, yes I will call her that even if she were not to agree @Connie in her response to my opinions on social media and lessons from it. She admitted respect of my ‘unpopular opinion’ though she viewed the platform otherwise. Is there anything more sweeter than that. Agreeing to disagree in a respectful manner? After all how can I be an advocate of what I think I’m advocating for if you all agree with me hahahaha! Me getting lost again.

I was an am still saying let us dialogue, let us talk, let us share our spaces. Still on this Uganda and Nigeria thank you once again for your love and support. If I were to add a forth idea, I would request the uncle of bloggers to grant me the permission to migrate and belong to Nigerian and Ugandan family.

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The Advocate’s Desk

Published by advocateofunpopularopinions

I am a preacher confused in the constant happenings of life. I have been secretive about inner thoughts. Now I want to flow with them. I want to vomit. The pen is my link to the paper. The keyboard becomes the first step towards you. The internet will sort everything else considering I am not broke.

17 thoughts on “Dialogue-ing through reading and writing

  1. Pulling psychological mind games on us…
    Excellent suggestions

    ~B

    PS I think we shouldn’t be too avert to the concept of Africa as a country, and on the internet the world is boarderless

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  2. Iam not about to disagree about being your fan. This is it, you do reverse psychology and it works it makes us see both heads and tails.

    To keep on reading✌️✌️✌️

    In Africa adoption and it’s works is under a process ,Your officially familyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thanks. If I tell you how it came in to being ‘the reverse psychology’. I wrote this thinking I was supposed to tell 3 things to be done. Then going over the topics again, I realized it was actually the opposed of what I have done. Serious twisting was needed. Then booom

      Find foster parents for me I want an identity card before coming there lol

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚that’s exactly how I felt then I couldn’t do a reverse like you I knew you would blow it right✌️✌️✌️.

        Foster parents for a Dream Farm πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒI better raise the standards for the family

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  3. Thanks for sharing…great post as always. I’ve taken a screenshot of your bedside reads πŸ™ˆ.

    The place of dialogue can never be disputed and i also believe that writing becomes perfected in the place of reading.

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