Welcome to My blog
A little background on what I do.
In November 28th, 2015, I started a blog called The Talk With Moi. I ran that blog with four other girls until August of 2016. In November 2016, I decided to relaunch The Talk With Moi, and it has become the site you see now. In December of 2015, I decided to create a blogging community called Teenage Bloggers Unite. I wanted to create a place where bloggers can collaborate and promote their blogs. I also run a 3rd blog called Feasa Languages where I teach Amharic. I also create YouTube videos. I mostly make videos pertaining Feasa languages, but I also make gaming videos. Most of them are flash games such as agar.io and slither.io, but I also have a series called Papers Please. I also post tutorial videos from Teenage Bloggers Unite on my YouTube channel. If you want to check out my channel just go over to the YouTube page.
How did I start blogging?
I first started blogging way back in 2012. I was actually forced to blog, because It was an assignment for a Social Studies class. The teacher assigned us to create a blog about five countries in Africa. We were supposed to talk about the cultures, the government, history etc. As I was researching a website that would allow me to blog for free, I came across Weebly which I fell in love with quickly. To this day I vouch for the simplicity that Weebly has. While I was doing my assignment, I fell in love with the website creation process and so after I finished my assignment I decided to create a personal blog. I don’t even remember what I called my blog, but I do remember it being completely filled with butterflies. By the end of 2013, I had written about 20 blogs all of which where 200 words or less. By the beginning of 2014, I had gotten over blogging, and I had abandoned that blog. On November 28th, 2015, I decided to visit my blog again. I changed some stuff, and actually started to take blogging seriously and eventually I had a couple of my penpal friends join me on my blogging journey.
What does “The Talk With Moi” mean?
I came up with the name “The TalkWith Moi” thinking, I will change it later on, but I ended up liking it. It really doesn’t have any special story behind it. It was the quickest name I could think of at that time.
Why did I start blogging?
The main reason why i wanted to blog was the fact that i love sharing my ideas with people, and i feel like i have interesting stories to tell. I also want to inspire people and help those who are going through depression, bullying,and other problems, because I once faced those problems. I think depression and suicide don’t get as enough attention as they should. I always wanted to create a community of loving people where racism, sexism, homophobia are looked down upon.I think those types of communities are not easy to find. It’s very easy to find blogs, but It’s extremely hard to find a blog with a loving community.
Is being a blogger stressful?
Blogging per say isn’t stressful. As long as you plan your blogs a week or two before, you’ll be fine. Since I run three blogs, two of which I blog at least once a week, I have to plan my blogs way before I post them. Blogging can be stressful at times, if especially you have school and homework, but the gratification you get once you post something makes it all worth it.
A little bit about me
My name is Madeline. I’m homeschooled, because I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in September 2016. I documented my hospital stay on my blog, but It was deleted when I was relaunching my blog. 🙁 I love listening to music, playing simulation games specifically life simulation, reading, and watching shows and movies. My favorite genre of music is pop, and I like artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Sia. My favorite game probably has to be the Sims 3 or 4. I really like the Sims 3, because It has open world, but I also like the Sims 4, because of the diversity. I used to be really obsessed with reading to the point that I would read multiple books a week, but I have cut back and only read once or twice a month. Maybe I’ll pick up reading now that I have more free time. My favorite movies are usually animation and comedies. I HATE horror, because I’m a chicken when it comes to zombies and vampires. I’ll probably die of a heart attack if we had a zombie apocalypse. I LOVE the color purple. I’m surprised I didn’t make this blog look like the purple clown threw up on it. I was really about to do that, but then my more reasonable side took over lucky for you guys 🙂
What do I like to blog about?
I’m a teen who likes to blog about an array of things. Sometimes I might talk about some serious stuff like depression,Bullying, Self love etc., and sometimes I talk about less serious stuff like what I did in a day. One of my favorite blogs to do is top10s. I like to create lists on interesting facts that I find online, my favorite Youtubers/singers/actors etc, or some recipes I find online. Sometimes I might make a rant blog post and sometimes It would be a reaction post. It all depends on my mood and what is happening in the world at that specific time. I really like to steer clear of controversial things, but sometimes I do talk about them. An example of a controversial thing I talked about in one of my blog posts is “Reacting to racist Chinese laundry detergent commercial”.
I have included a guest bloggers page, some of you can post on here. You can submit your post(if you have a wordpress account), by just going over to the guest bloggers page and filling out the form. Once you fill out the form and give your post your title, It will be sent to me so I can review the post. Once I reviewed ( I won’t change anything) the post, I will post it. For those who had a blog post approved by me three times, your blog post will automatically publish to this blog without me reviewing it. For those of you who DON’T have a wordpress account email me your submissions. I value guest bloggers since it adds variety to the posts.
I encourage my readers to contact me. You contact me if you don’t have a wordpress account and want to be a guest blogger, you can contact me if you have any feedback, just to ask me questions or give me ideas on blog posts.
Translate my blog
On the sidebar there is an option to translate the page into more than 100 languages. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the translation since it is translated by google, but I do allow you the option to do that.
Right now I don’t have a set posting schedule. I usually try to post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will be days where I might decide to post on Tuesdays or Thursdays, But I WILL guarantee you at least one blog will go up every week.