THE HEAT IS ON

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Heat is On.”

Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.

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Perhaps, pressure is not necessary at times. I do not really like working under some sort of strain. I used to be good at it and  believe that I still am able to surface as the deadline approaches. But, I really would not advice anyone to leave work to pile-up. The best approach of being a winner always is literally the need to iterate. It just polishes your stuff step by step and helps make sense of your goals and what you want to achieve.

The heat is indeed on and I intend iterating for better results. The worst that could happen is regretting mediocre and procrastination.

I have lately started doing tasks and assignments under pressure, which I must admit is not good if you aim to achieve something you’re proud of. I work best when I give myself ample time to focus on a task.

Leaving stuff for last minute or last hour makes the heat even more on.

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BORN TO BE WITH YOU

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Born to Be With You.”

Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.

At a blink of my eyes, I knew to whom can this post go out to.

This one goes out to my best friend, Kamogelo Masoko. He is a brother, and basically all in one. Rest assured, we were born to be together. He has a great sense of humour and can really put a smile on my face.

What is it that I love about him?

Kamo is a well articulated individual, persistent and my colleague in crime. Most importantly, someone I share a lot of interests with. We both love journalism, probing and doing humanitarian work in our community. We are so in love with volunteering and advocate to a good cause. One thing I love about him is that he is just himself and never compromises that. He is genuine! and I mean it.

He is real and he is himself. He is a LEADER.

MY TOP 7 TRACKS AT THE MOMENT

These are a must hear!

Ghost Town by Adam Lambert

Bad blood by Taylor ft. Kendrick Lamar

OMI- Cheerleader- Felix Jeahn Remix

Five More Hours by Chris Brown and Derro X

American Oxygen by Rihanna

See you again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Four Five Seconds by Rihanna and Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney

Enjoy 🙂

The Rise of Independent Travel Magazines

Very true. I have more or less learned about travel journalism at school. It is funny how media can invest in such a genre of journalism and not serious journalism. It is a great shift in the field though. I would pretty much enjoy going places and sharing about different locations, taking pictures and videos. Perhaps even blogging would be great. But travel journalism would be more epic if it covered more of places on the map which are hardly spoken of.

That would highlight new horizons in the craft and story telling.

Longreads

The new magazines also move away from the traditional “colonial” model of travel journalism, where a writer is sent overseas to experience a trip as a holiday-maker would, then report back. Instead, many of the new titles commission pieces from writers with existing connections to a destination (a model that happily saves on travel costs, too). Boat magazine, an early independent which first published in 2010, produces an entire issue focused on a single destination, and moves its editorial team there for several weeks to seek out stories. Many of the new editors are scathing about conventional titles’ focus on hotels and restaurants, and their extensive use of lists. The independents see themselves as being about places, rather than holidays.

Others see themselves as part of a “slow journalism” movement, analogous with slow food and slow travel. “With independent publishing there is clearly a reaction against what else is out…

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