I don’t like tea. I like coffee. A morning without it is a waste. If I don’t drink something with caffeine I feel tired all day. Now when I have to wake up early twice a month to go to school, I don’t drink coffee at home. Those days I only drink coffee from a machine. It’s not the best though. That’s better than nothing. Drinking coffee without milk and sugar taste like poison in my mouth. I once had to drink it straight up because I didn’t have milk and it’s the worst taste ever. If there isn’t coffee I drink Finnish energy drink called Battery. I hate Red Bull and any other I tasted. Nothing beats coffee though.
I only drink two cups per day. Sometimes three if someone offers. Other times not. Since I stopped drinking soda, water, milk, chocolate milk and juices are the only drinks I drink. The best coffee it’s the one you make yourself. I’m quite good at it I might add. You get it the way you what it. I also have instant coffee but that’s not as good as the one you make in a coffee maker. I only drink instant if I live in a dorm like I did when I studied web design or it’s too late to make coffee. Those are days when I sleep too long. That’s not that often though. Most of the time I drink coffee after I wake up.
I don’t go to coffee houses. I’m not one of those people who sit in a café and sit there for hours. I like my coffee at home. Sometimes I can go to one but that’s really rare. Last time I went was with my dad was when we went to a shopping centre. I don’t really remember when exactly. Coffee is nothing if you don’t eat anything with it. It’s usually something sweet. The sweet tooth that I am. Except if it’s morning it’s a sandwich. I don’t drink coffee just the hell of it. I do it for a reason. If I don’t drink coffee I get a headache. Tea is the last drink I would drink so don’t offer me one. If it’s coffee then I’m all, got milk? I wouldn’t say no to a cup of great coffee.
Sometimes things you do feels like psychical labour. If it’s blogging or job search. It takes a lot to get things out of you. You try to figure out what to write but nothing comes out. You stare at the white paper or screen and you get nothing. You need to write that blog post or that cover letter but you can’t find the right words. That’s what happens to me a lot. I dislike writing cover letters because I never know what to write. Blogging is easier because most of the time I know what to say.
Recently though, I noticed in the stats that my posts haven’t drawn that much traffic to this blog. Things like this shouldn’t bother me but I would be lying if it didn’t. Maybe August was just a slow month. Luckily this blog is as a hobby so I don’t have any pressure to blog. I write to write and not make a profit from it. I haven’t really had anything to write about. Maybe it’s one of those dry spells. It’s like swimming in tar. This is my 5th year in blogging and every post can’t get a lot of traffic. Stats don’t tell the whole truth either, remember that. Especially if you only write it as a hobby.
Trying to find blogging tips if you don’t want a living of it, is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. That’s almost forced labour. All you find is how to make money. Maybe one day I should write a post about blogging as a hobby. It’s just that I’m not good at giving advice. I can only give my view on it but I’m not very helpful in that field. If you really search on Google, you might find advice about hobby blogging. Blogging is not rocket science. It’s easy to start one. It’s getting readers and followers to your blog that needs work. It really depends on what kind of blog you have. For me, it took some years but I got there in the end (515 follows so far) Taking part in writing challenges is one way to get noticed. Like this, Ragtag daily prompt. It doesn’t feel like labour at all. On the contrary, it gives you more motivation to keep blogging and fun is the word that should describe it all.
The rain finally came after a long heatwave period. Rain is gold when it’s been hot for so long. It’s really refreshing. I was out in the rain when it came pouring down, twice. Of course, I had an umbrella and wellies on but I still got wet. I went out when it started raining so I was well prepared. I loved it. It’s better getting wet by water and not sweat. Now it’s about 21 celsius which is nice. This is what normal summer tempature is like in Finland. Even people who like heat must admit rain is needed sometime. Weather is something you can’t change. We just have to live with it.
I love rain and I don’t mind going out. But sometimes I’m just too lazy to do so. I found this old post about “What to do when it’s raining but you don’t feel like going out” It’s from July 8, 2015. I never get bored if the weather is bad because I find things to do. The rain is coming down again so I better go and have a look. I’m always happy when it rains and that’s gold.