IT Consultant A Self-Confessed Brony

Rob Harrison, a 34-year-old self-confessed Brony is obsessed with the magical ponies and has spent thousands on articles and items associated with My Little Pony. Rob, a male IT consultant, from Vancouver, Canada is one of the members of adult male fans who adore the make-believe horses. The group has their own name “Bronies” which is derived from the two words “Bro” and “ponies”.

He confessed that he enjoys watching My Little Pony especially the characters Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle and Applejack in his TV screen. He even filled his house with memorabilia from the said TV show. He owns My Little Pony plush toys and even full body costumes which he and fellow bronies wear to their conventions.

Rob is currently single and proudly admits that he is not bothered with people who laugh at his preferred obsession. He confessed that at first he did not pay any attention to the show because he thought it was meant for girls but was amazed when he found out that the target audience is the general public.

Rob loves anything related to cartoons ever since and owns a lot of things that his closest friends and relatives are already aware of his hobby.

He is used to people making fun of him and instead of bothering, he just laughs with them. He considers his obsession just like any other hobby and his fellow bronies as guys who shares the same interest.

Rob discovered his interest in the show last 2013 when he helped out with BronyCAN, Canada’s biggest My Little Pony Convention for males. After the event, he felt at home with all the males who share the same interest and realised that the group is a lot of fun.

After the convention, Rob realised how much he liked the show and everything about the brand. The bronies started out as an internet community and then they scheduled meet-ups which are mostly drinking parties. My Little Pony paved the way for them to find each other and have some fun over a common interest.

The IT consultant even revealed that he travels for My Little Pony meetings. Seattle, USA, UK and Germany are just some of the places he have been to because of the conventions planned by bronies all around the globe.

An ex-girlfriend tried introducing my Little Pony to Rob but failed to take interest at that time. He shares how his new hobby does not hinder his social life.

World Leaders To Gather In London To Discuss Islamic State Conflict

January 22, 2015- London reports that top officials from 21 nations will gather in London to discuss how to combat the growing militants in the Middle East.

The one day meeting which will happen in London will be participated by John Kerry, United States Secretary of State and Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi. They will be part of the 21 delegates across the globe to discuss on the current state of the jihadist militant group and how they will fight the terror that the group has spread over Iraq and Syria.

The agenda will include how to strengthen the ground military force that is fighting against the terrorists. Humanitarian efforts will also be discussed.

According to an insider, the coalition of nations is now even more under pressure to carry out results in light of the recent attacks by the jihadists in France. The Secretary of State of the United States expressed that they are now very determined to end the heinous massacres in the Middle East and Asia.

Shedding light to who IS is

The Islamic State was formed in 2013. It is a group that separated from al-Qaeda that was based in Iraq. It attacked and captured Raqqa in Eastern Syria then went on to Iraq to stir up mayhem and inject fear to the Iraqis.

Members of the Islamic State are Sunni extremists who believe that non Muslims must be punished. They consider the Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims (heretics according to them) as their enemies. This brutal group is known for its vicious way of dealing with their enemies. They beheaded soldiers, journalists and killed humanitarian workers.

Bringing hope to children

The turmoil in the Middle East has been going on for quite some time. Families are devastated and children are especially affected. Thousands of children die and are displaced daily because of the terror attacks. Being part of the free world, you could help put a smile in their faces. You can let them feel that you care for them by giving toys or t-shirts with their favorite super hero on it. To order these items, you can go to TV store online. Giving them these trivial things will surely brighten up their spirits.

Can You Sustain Your Lifestyle Through Blogging?

If you are planning to start a personal blog, then do so because it can give you a sense of fulfillment. If you have pretty decent writing skills and knowledge about certain topics that will be interesting to an audience, blogging can be an alternative path you can pursue. If your goal is to earn money from blogging, you are not alone since there are hundreds of thousands of bloggers who are aspiring to get rich through blogging.

Don’t quit your job yet

Perhaps, you have read about the rock stars in the blogging world who earn six figures through blogging. They are a rare breed of bloggers who were able to monetize their blogs. It is possible to make money through blogging but it will not be enough to make a good living particularly if you have a family to support. If you have a 9 -5 job, don’t quit. Blog at night before you go to sleep or during weekends so that you will earn extra money to augment your employment income. If you are a freelance blogger, it is relatively difficult to build a name on the online world because you are competing with millions of bloggers. A good option would be to apply as a blogger for an established company who can help you expand your audience.

How much do bloggers earn?

An article from Lifehacker lists down the various salaries of bloggers. Some sources reveal that bloggers get to earn somewhere between 19K to 79K a year while other sources claim that only about 14% of bloggers make an average of 24K a year. Freelancers get to earn about $10 per post if they are lucky enough. A survey from Blogging.com in 2012 has revealed that only 17% were able to sustain their lifestyle through blogging while 81% never made it beyond $100.

If you will look at the revenue side of blogging, you are in for much disappointment but if you simply want to share your thoughts and insights to an audience, you will be more than satisfied whether you earn or not. Writing can provide you with more satisfaction particularly if you are able to participate in conversations with your readers.

Why Should You Start A Personal Blog?

Many individuals who have a passion for writing want to start on their personal blogs. However, the problem is what to blog about? Anyone who makes an effort to blog expects some readers but what would be the topics that will be interesting enough to read? To help you assess the reasons why you should start on a personal blog, here are some tips that will make blogging a lot easier.

1. Share your thoughts and insights with a broader audience. An option would be to start on an old-fashioned diary that can chronicle the major events in your life, of your family, your friends. You can write about the challenges you are facing and how you plan to overcome the difficulties and turn out to be winner.

2. Many readers are interested on how-to blogs. If you have special talent for cooking or for making handicrafts, teach your readers and soon enough you will find that your audience is expanding. Make it informal because your role is not that of a teacher. Provide your audience the benefits of your knowledge in a friendly way.

3. Share your passion with your audience. Are you interested in sports, politics, fashion, effective weight loss diets or music? There are a lot of topics you can blog about and there will never be a dearth for readers. According to HubSpot Science of Blogging, 46% of people read blogs daily.

4. Reach out through your blogs. If there are campaigns that require the attention from an audience, lend your support by writing. Are you concerned about the sad plight of some people who are stricken with the dreaded C, write about them. You will never lack for concerned readers.

5. Make money through your blog. Blogs can generate revenue. Money is actually the reason behind many blogs. Rock stars in the blogging world receive generous income through their blogs. Their blogs have become their investments to get them noticed in the online world but it took them years of efforts and dedication.

Before you start of your first personal blog, assess your goals. Will blogging make you happy and fulfilled? If money is your concern, forget about it.