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A floating watch looked like carved of wood  as the symbolic metaphor to this article’s title/subtitle: The Ultimate Trip Back in Time, An inventive virtual journey of an architecture addict’s arch-zeal
A floating watch looked like carved of wood  as the symbolic metaphor to this article’s title/subtitle: The Ultimate Trip Back in Time, An inventive virtual journey of an architecture addict’s arch-zeal
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This is an invented virtual journey because of an architecture addict’s arch zeal.

All Aboard!’

When Elon Musk builds an accessory that we could wear like this watch in this story’s photo that is also a time machine (‘cuz he is that contemporary with the vision whom I’d expect could arrange its financing and execution as he has done so so enchantedly with SpaceX), I’d win that Willy Wonka ticket from him to take the ride of a lifetime to go back in time.

That special watch with a touch of the dial could beam anyone along with me who wants to…


Wisdom of People

An intense conversation between controversial stars, Generation Xer to Millennial Vlogger

Black and white photo of a Black boxer whose athletic body is doused in sweat, gloved boxer mitts in almost a prayer position, looking up towards the sky as if summoning, thinking, or communicating with a higher belief right after a training or competition.
Black and white photo of a Black boxer whose athletic body is doused in sweat, gloved boxer mitts in almost a prayer position, looking up towards the sky as if summoning, thinking, or communicating with a higher belief right after a training or competition.
Photo by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash

In the most unlikely of places and people you might not have expected to find or hear of interesting thoughts on the mysteries of life or even witness in action the mentality of a true champion fighter, would be in this podcast interview with legendary boxer, Mike Tyson, with young, controversially rambunctious (then 17–18, now 25), Logan Paul.

But ‘it could happen’ — a famous phrase belted out by Tyson that made waves of laughter even a stand-up comedian felt was the inadvertent genius of Mike Tyson, in the middle of one of Mike Tyson’s own podcasts with stand-up comedian…


Life in Language

The origins of the tree zodiac & the wisdom & language of the ancient Celts

The Druid Grove dtd 1845; “A bearded and robed man sits in the shade of a giant tree, probably an oak tree; in the background a group of three robed figures surrounds a smaller tree.”
The Druid Grove dtd 1845; “A bearded and robed man sits in the shade of a giant tree, probably an oak tree; in the background a group of three robed figures surrounds a smaller tree.”
Knight, Charles: “Old England: A Pictorial Museum”., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

[Main photo: The Druid Grove dtd 1845; “A bearded and robed man sits in the shade of a giant tree, probably an oak tree; in the background a group of three robed figures surrounds a smaller tree.”]

The language (and personality) of trees has apparently been known for more than a few thousands of years by the amazing lost history of the Celts. Below is a fun historical poem I made just for you:

Key:
English
Gaeilge [Irish]
᚛ᚌᚐᚓᚔᚂᚌᚓ᚜ [ogham — for ‘Gaeilge’]
Latine [Latin]
᚛ᚂᚐᚈᚔᚅᚓ᚜ [ogham — for ‘Latine’]

We shall come full cycle
Beidh muid ag teacht tumthriall iomlán…


Cultural Heritage

They were built of Ford timber

Vintage car shot at driver’s seat with old style steering wheel and dash and hood opened up from inwards out.
Vintage car shot at driver’s seat with old style steering wheel and dash and hood opened up from inwards out.
Photo by Eric Marty on Unsplash

Vintage is good. Vintage is also arguably primary. That is, earlier to now — and sometimes to then — being earlier or first than to even then. It is also quality. From Google Search under “vintage” (beyond wine as the primary definition),

“2. the time that something of quality was produced.

2. denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind.”

So it may not surprise you to realize that there were dominating details from the past from obvious origins that are now evidenced in the remnants of the fashion and detailing…


What’s Up? M | Wrap-Up 05

Strategize as well as sustain yourself for the long game

Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash

Thank you for being a part of this publication as a follower, as a contributor, as a curious writer, or any or all of the above. This publication aims to facilitate a platform for questions, debates, discussions (and ultimately solutions) that analyze the ins and outs of this platform to ultimately provide you data-driven conclusions and actionable steps for an improved experience as writers on this platform who also want to earn.

This publication aims to be aligned with but also savvy of this system — to have it best serve us as well as to best contribute to it…


What’s Up? M | Raves

Platform responsiveness & redirect

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A close-up of a tennis ball landed on the corner intersection of the lines of a court. The court is glassy like a mirror and the clear reflection of the ball on the line is visible.
Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash

August 2021 is a special month on this platform as a formally announced Writer’s Competition has been issued to much delight and excitement of many platform users because of the high stakes involved, including huge publicity and the large cash prizes available.

The formal announcement, here.

As with any contest, some writers were keen to read the fine print to the contest and comb through some of the verbiage that seemed concerning, regarding authors’ ‘rights’ and compensation for ‘derivative works’ — which is taking your entry beyond the contest and the company being able to assign, sell, and/or create profitable…


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End July 2021

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Breaking/Trending News

№1 The writers’ bonuses that began in April this year will last only through July 2021.

It is only awarded to the top 2,000 writers on this platform. The criteria the company says is based on your story’s engagement of readers which is correlated to your earnings. …


What’s Up? M | Debates & Deciphers

For writers and editors looking for great and productive solutions

Close up of various yellow bulbs hanging from cables from a ceiling of a lounge-like ambience (a visible graffiti-bricked wall in the background).
Close up of various yellow bulbs hanging from cables from a ceiling of a lounge-like ambience (a visible graffiti-bricked wall in the background).
Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

How do you use the newest feature on this platform to your advantage?

“Lists” were officially announced on the 20th of July 2021, and it is a good answer to earlier wish lists about a “Re-Tweet” function as well as “showcasing” writers’ content on here through story lists and tags.

Those earlier stories embedded below:

Why were those wish lists important?

To earn on this platform, you have to be internally found by paying members within this system (outside referral links through social media or outside search engines do not bring you direct earnings).

So having some internal way to promote your work to potential readers as well as showcase others’ stories that you feel deserve more attention that…


What’s Up? M | Debates & Deciphers

When SEO matters for internal search

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The goal of this publication is to provide valuable information that may be useful in your own writing journey on this platform. Too many things seem hidden or unobvious which can be greatly disappointing when you put in a lot of effort into publishing your story which then falls flat or seems to evaporate into the ether yet it was not because of the content, but rather because of not knowing how the system works and how to use it in your favor.

So, one primary goal on this platform is to be internally found by new paying readers to…

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