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Its been six years! Happy Anniversary Mackel9's Blog

Happy 6th Anniversary to Mackel9’s Blog! It is now 6 years down this line of random stories from the experiences all around the world. I would like to thank all of you fam and a special mention goes to @Woolie he is never shy to leave a trail. That is not to leave out the ghost readers, I always see you in my stats, Thank you! 🙂

Happy 6th anniversary @mackel9'sblog

Happy 6th anniversary @mackel9‘sblog

 

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Who I am and why I’m here

Hello there, are you there can you hear me?

So after a long time trying to balance time to update my diary and work and the rest of what I call my life now, I realised I hardly have enough time to write on this blog. And like that couple that has be so engrossed with life they forget each other until that day the children start leaving the nest for university and then it hits you, “we are actually a couple, how did it get to this, how did we get here?” I had my “I used to blog, my life was not this “too busy” how did I get here? I realised I needed to do something, and that something is joining blogging 101 courtesy of wordpress’ Blogging University.

So I am now doing my day one assignment, “who I am and why I am here“, Well it has been six years since I started a blog. I just wanted to write and tell stories, being an introvert, my stories don’t always strike a chord with everyone, so as they say I needed to find chickens of a feather to flock with. Oh crap, I didn’t introduce myself did I? Well, I am Mackel Tisa, I am random, like super random, I think life is too serious and tend to be drawn to people who are less serious, who can take a joke, and make me laugh even when they tell you the baddest stuff… I am wild at times but most I am the quiet guy at the corner watching watching what everyone else is doing.

Now on why I am here, well, it started with me just writing for the love of just letting myself out there in a mask. Then I met a friend who told me “oh, so you have a blog? do you know you can make crazy sums of money from working online?” I was like “oh, really!”. Show me how. They showed me a few tricks. Being the procrastinator I am, I tried them but not too wholeheartedly, after few months and my account had $0.50 I decided to leave “making money online to the pros” and continue telling my stories because maybe they make someone laugh or relate going by the feedback I get on twitter. Isn’t it funny that most of the people who also read my blog like being anonymous? They leave feedback everywhere else except my comment section.

Mackel Tisa tell us, what do you write about? I write about life and the experiences I go through and for those who have been following me through out the years might have noticed the transition from college, partying and binge drinking to more on love the the struggles in embracing it. I think I have never sat and thought, “who do I really want to read my blog” I however know who I wouldn’t want to read it….

What I want to achieve this year? I want to have more posts and more hits, yes the hits do matter. I hope that when I write I will get more people can identify with what I am writing and not alienate anyone….

Anything I left out? Please leave a comment 🙂

Mackel

 

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And open your eyes!

I have finally finalized moving, to a new self-hosted site, you can now head over there and subscribe afresh :-), See you on the other side… http://mackel9.com/

 

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Moving

In the next a couple of weeks I will be moving this diary to a self hosted platform, and being me, I will be doing a lot of tinkering here and there since I do not plan having a professional help with it or rather I don’t want to pay for it, I’m cheap like that :-D. In the mean time I will find how to move a blog for dummies and find my way around the new host. If you find missing stuff or misplaced stuff do let me know :-).

To a hopefully bigger better house ey? Lets hope so 🙂

 

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Happy Anniversary to us all!

I got this notification and then it hit me, it has been four years already since I started this dairy. Though I think most of the gang seems to just come read and leave quietly unlike before… but it all good. This is our anniversary cheers for the four years, cheers to the future, an interesting one I hope :-). Maybe to break the randomness in my writing, what would you love to see more from the mundane experiences I go through, please leave a comment, yes even you, my veiled readers, lose the mask today, it is our anniversary 🙂

Happy annivesary!

 

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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
 

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2013 in review

After another year in blogging, though I must admit I was very lazy this time round here is my report card: p.s. I think I should start giving gift vouchers and am lost what to give since it seems my commenters are all ladies, if it were men a six pack voucher would be enough…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

 

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What transforming Africa is all about and a Happy anniversary :)

Today marks three years since I started this diary, I wouldn’t have remembered had wordpress not put up that notification! So happy anniversary to mackel9.com! I know I haven’t been updating my mundane ramblings about what’s going on in my simple life, but as with each new year I will make resolutions to write more and break them after one month lol.
I came this article from one of the best leadership specialists we have about transformation of our continent, and I felt compelled to share, here it is:
TRANSFORMING AFRICA
Africa will not be transformed by technology or transitional government; neither will religion bring release or relief to the nation unless every man and woman rises to live, think and be more than any law could ask. Not by armies and politics, but by intelligence and integrity will the nation become a God fearing, vibrant socio-economic enterprise.
This Africa cannot be forced to be. This Africa must come from the heart. It must be built, not by free slaves, but by the minds of men who are free. Not by people with education, but by people with spirit and dedication. Not by competition, but by competence. Not by compromise, but in collaboration. Not by men with power, but by men with vision. Not by minerals, but by wisdom to manage wealth. By dignity, industry and self-respect will its foundations be laid.
To transform Africa is to start enterprise, to create wealth and to produce value. To transform Africa is to accept responsibility for change. It is to innovate, not live in the past, and not live in fear of the state or the tax rate. To transform Africa is to feel the pride of a nation, to be a blessing and not a burden of creation.  To have an attitude of gratitude and the discipline to work.
This is the Africa I live to see, work for and, if need be, die for. This Africa is free to be all that God made it to be. Where people do not earn a right to live, but have the character to work. Not where democracy reigns, but where people rule themselves in the fear of God. Not where people make plans to receive, but work hard to get and to give. Not where food is always needed, but where enough is always planted.
This is the Africa God has given me, the Africa that was meant to be. Not where a man is free and women seek liberty, but where both men and women accept responsibility.  This is my Africa; a land where sons and daughters, born to the family, live to be citizens and do not need to flee. Where all men are saved from the sin of self-pity and the fear of poverty. This Africa I want to see. This Africa is a blessing to me. This Africa I am proud to be.
Allan Bukusi
 

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How a leader should start the day

I am re-blogging this for my #TGIM segment, it brings out something I think about in a much clearer way than I could. Enjoy

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in #TGIM, Breaking Loose!, Reblog

 

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HOW TO JUDGE A MAN

I have re-blogged this post from a teacher, mentor, coach, author… and several more titles under his name. He is known by the name Allan Bukusi and this post demanded to be shared. It will give you some food for thought(Tafakari ya babu). You can find more of him here http://allanbukusiauthor.blogspot.com 

JUDGE A MAN

Judge a man, not by what he has not done;

But, by his pursuits, and patience.
Judge a man, not by his name or fame;
But, by his character and courage to live without them.
Judge a man, not by what he never did or did to you;
But, by the humiliation, you put him through.
Judge a man, not because he is poor;
But that he is willing to give.
Judge a man, not by his achievements;
But, by his spirit and sacrifice.
Judge a man, not by his failures;
But by his attempts to rise up again.
Judge a man, not by how much he loves;
But by what he does for others.
Judge a man, not because he is rude to you;
But by what he does for you.
Judge a man, not by his gifts to you;
But by his will to warn you of what will harm you.
Judge a man, and you will find that you are not a judge but a man.
Allan