WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF FEATURED POSTS
Coffee Times Weekly Roundup — 20
This week’s featured stories from Coffee Times and across Medium
Originally published on Coffee Times Substack
Hi! my dear Coffee Times folks! A brand new month has dawned. What have you got planned? Do share in the comments!
It is also a month full of important days — International Women’s Day to name one. At the time of writing this, 4th March is National Unplugging Day — isn’t that cool? March is also Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month, National Caffeine Awareness Months, to just name a few. You can catch the rest of it here. They all make pretty good writing prompts if you are ever stuck for a topic!
So the CC4 challenge has closed and you are welcome to encourage the participants through your comments and claps. Be generous. Can you believe I have not managed to hit the 1000-clap mark on my post? Hmph! Oh well.
My deepest gratitude to all those who commented on last week’s roundup and for the kind wishes. My dental saga is on. Monday is root canal day. I am craving ice creams even if my teeth give me a nasty look. So I baked these healthyass brownies instead. Vegan, sugar-free, nutty and delicious. I plan to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream (did you know there’s a flavor called shameless vanilla? True story) on the side.
This week I have incredible reads for you. I wish I could have added even more to the list below. The diversity and variety were simply mind-boggling, folks! Enjoy!
From Coffee Times
Harry Stefanakis has an interesting travelogue about Hanoi — enjoy!
How Shifting into Alignment Through Awareness Can Ease Tension in Life
Signs of higher consciousness and benefits of personal awareness in creating peace.
Nick Stockton’s posts about his family are always a delightful read. Here’s one where he talks about shopping lists.
What Would My Wife Do?: Making The Right Choice At The Store
A Bad Choice Could Land You in Hot Water
Adelina Vasile’s brilliant post about how to talk to children about war is so timely and took my breath away. Filled with examples, references and great commentary — it is a MUST-READ, folks. Go read now.
What Do We Tell Children About the Wars Between the World’s Teddy Bears and Hulks?
It is challenging.
Light Hearted Vision has tips on living a healthy life for you. Granted that we know them all, but it is also true that we need to be constantly reminded. Read their post to know how repetition builds efficiency — a principle that works in all aspects of life!
Kittie Velour has a debate going on in her post about joy vs. happiness. Which would you choose? Wait, is there a difference, really? Read and find out.
I could identify with Alicia Domínguez’s post where she talks about how hard it is to describe what you do. I suspect that my own folks actually have no idea what I do online. Hmm.
Telling Others What You Do While Working Things Out Is The Worst Conundrum Ever
And even more so when nobody seems to get you
Are you a coach or an entrepreneur? Do you have a confidence mindset? Do you believe in yourself? Perri Michelle talks about how to overcome imposter syndrome.
3 Ideas for Entrepreneurs & Coaches to Build a Confident Mindset
My favorite mentalities for overcoming imposter syndrome
Honorable mentions and great reads
This week is all about writing advice and succeeding on Medium. So — enjoy these!
Found this interesting post from thecoderhaven offering a detailed review of how to get started on Medium and of course, how to become a top writer in your first month. Beautifully written!
How to Get Started on Medium: Becoming a Top Writer in Your First Month
Stats and advice from a novice who gets the struggle
If you are clueless about SEO, The Garrulous Glaswegian has a fabulous post on optimizing your posts for visibility.
Optimize Your Articles For Visibility
5 Fast, Simple & Important Tweaks To Boost Online Visibility
I found Burk’s post about how he earned money with free products quite fascinating! It made me want to try what he described.
Diane Callahan had some great advice for new writers and lists ten mistakes to avoid.
10 Common New Writer Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
We all have to start somewhere. Making mistakes is how we improve as writers.
Kurtis Pykes shows you how to build the ideal freelance portfolio from scratch.
How To Build The Ideal Freelance Portfolio From Scratch
Setting Yourself Apart From Every Other Freelancer
Prompts from our Coffee Times columnists
Yana Bostongirl — Life — asks, have you experienced a consciousness shift recently?
Have You Experienced a Consciousness Shift Recently?
Life newsletter #6, Month of March guest prompt by popular writer Carmellita, and exciting new highlights
Sharing Randomly — Travel — wants you to write one or a set of haikus all about traveling
Marrisa W. — Books — Your favourite magic/fantasy book/book series
Vincent Van Patten — Inspiration — has a beautiful prompt — go check it out here.
Is It You In The Reflection
Uncover your essence, take off your mask, and be who you are meant to be
Ashley — Entertainment — urges to go support all the contestants for the CC4 challenge.
Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles — invites you to write a post about a woman you admire and tag her. ❤ She will read, comment and clap and also publish a round-up of all your posts. Thank you!
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