Gibberish #20

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Hey everyone!

I am taking a summer break so there will be no Gibberish on Mondays for a couple of weeks. Do not worry tho, everything else has been pre-scheduled and is ready to go.

Enjoy and see you soon!

Gibberish #19

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Hey everyone!

Remember the awful professor? Well, he found some time to go through my term paper and denied it, of course. Did not see that one coming. He also called me a smartass, in between the lines, for trying to make my own displays. Welcome to our school system, everyone. I just hope the weather stays hot like it is, because that heart attack is just behind his fat ass.

Another thing, when I opened up the donations tab, I said I need to solve some issues out with Paypal, before you can all donate through there. Well, guess what? Nothing has been solved. The problem is that I created a new account, and then it keeps saying that the password is wrong, when I know for a fact that it is the correct one. So I contacted the support, and they did fuck all, they were of no help whatsoever. So that got me even more pissed, and I got a new email and made another account. Well, guess what, that one keeps saying that it is a wrong password too! So Paypal obviously has an issue, but they just act like nothing is wrong on their side. Therefore, Paypal will not be available for donations for quite some time, maybe even never, because I am pissed and do not want a bunch of charlatans to make % out of each donation.

The last thing I want to talk about is a bit more positive. Remember when I promised you all bookmarks? Well, I will probably get them printed this or the next month, I found a deal that is just right. So that means that I will probably open up a store tab, where you will be able to buy one (do not worry, they will be cheap). I will give away some too, but more on that when I actually have them all in my hand.

This is all for this week. Remember to like and share as it helps me reach more people. Also remember to click that follow button, if you like my content.

– Viking

Gibberish #18

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Hey everyone!

As I said last week, I will dedicate this Gibberish to pictures from the charity concert that I, with help from others, organized. The concert was a huge success, we managed to get enough money to save four retirees from being thrown out of their homes. Not only that, we got even more money than we needed, so that will enable us to help even more people, week by week.

Enjoy!

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Gibberish #17

 

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Hey everyone!

As my nightmare called life continues, yet another professor pissed me off. He declined my term paper about Malta, because he wanted me to add more cartographical display to it. This may not seem like an issue, but it is actually a pretty big one. There are basically zero to none displays about Malta. He even searched them up himself, and had the guts to tell me that if I do not find any, I will have to redo my term paper. So you give me an option to choose this country, and after I write 40 pages about it, you tell me that YOU KNOW that the displays are not available? But you know, I said fuck it, if nothing else, I will make them myself. I have then spent hours upon hours to research and find what I believe to be, the correct material. So, I have put it into the paper and handed it in last week, thinking that he will take 5 minutes of his time, to check them out. WRONG! He simply said that he will not have the time to check my paper until Monday (today), which is the day of the exam. He offered no explanation as to why not. So I basically cannot take the exam until august, because his fat ass does not want to take his precious little time to check out what I have sent him. Now I know for a fact that he did this on purpose. He is the type of person that does not like himself nor does he like anybody around him. He is just pure evil. And he is a prime example of why karma does not exist. If karma did exist, he would already be dead for the past 20 years.

In other news, make sure to follow my Instagram and Twitter accounts. Tomorrow, there is a charity concert that I organized and I will probably annoy the hell out of you with pictures from it. So yeah, if you want to see months of hard work in a few pictures, make sure to stick around. I will also include them in next week’s Gibberish, so those of you who do not have Instagram or Twitter will not be missing out on anything.

This is all for this week. Remember to like and share as it helps me reach more people. Also remember to click that follow button, if you like my content.

Gibberish #16

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First of all, I want to start with something great that happened during the weekend. One year ago, I got two books for review: Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God (Paperback: US$18.19 + free shipping, Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide ) and Blood Tide (Paperback: US$19.19 + free shipping, Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide ), both of them written by Brian Burt. This was basically at the start of my “career. Apart from the two great looking books with bookmarks there was a short message included. It said that the third, and the last part of the series will be out in about a year and that the author will check back with me when it is released. And he did. As someone who loved both parts you can imagine how happy I was that the author kept me in his mind. It is an amazing feeling and it is what I have been saying since the beginning of this blog. I do not care about the money or how many likes I will have on my posts. There is no better feeling than to get mutual respect from not only the authors, but also from you, my readers and fellow bloggers. What I want is for you guys and girls to remember what you read and to show support to the authors by buying their books if they appeal to you. We need to help each other out, however we can. Be the light in this dark world.

Now, from something great to something shitty. My scholarship just got recalculated and it got cut down for 60€! That is a huge amount of money. Now, I will receive even less money each month, which means that I can afford even less books now (probably one per two months). I do not even want to think about any holidays for this year (not that I have been on any for the past few years). If I decide to work during the summer tho, they will cut my scholarship completely for the next year. So that means that all the money I would be able to save up (no more than 500€) would have to be enough for the whole next year. And those of you who follow me from the beginning know that I have spent between 400-500€ on mandatory school trips alone. Just an awful feeling to be honest.

Do not worry, there will still be a giveaway when I hit 1000 followers. I have planned ahead for that and I have enough money on the side for it. But, due to all this, I can say for sure that the blog will not go on a paid plan, so it will stay as it is. Which means that you will still get bombarded by the ads from WordPress.

When life gives you lemons, riot and establish communism.

– Viking

Gibberish #15

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Hey everyone!

So last week freaking sucked. The school year is over and I ran into a problem. One of my professors did not have me in his records (mind you, he only had lectures for the subject), which means that I will now have to take the exam instead of getting a grade from the work I submitted. This means that my essays that I aced are worth nothing, and I threw all those hours of writing straight out the window. I would be mad, if I actually gave a fuck.

I have many exams this week, so I will not be as active as you are used to. No worries though, you will get your article on Wednesday and a review on Friday, as per usual.

I also went back and read a few of my old posts and I cannot believe how much I sucked. I actually now feel like I am much better at writing than I was before, and I absolutely love the feeling. I do not have to stop to think about what to say, or which word would fit in the sentence. For those of you that did not know or simply forgot, I am not a native speaker of English, only a student, so this is quite an achievement for me, personally.

In other news, I am still desperately trying to make PayPal work so you guys can donate through there. I have so much issues it is unbelievable and the staff has not been of any help whatsoever. I will also need it if I want to sell blog related stuff one day, so I really hope it will be solved as soon as possible.

While checking my reviews, I noticed that I have not posted the review for The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I have read it like a month back, and I made the review in my head it seems, but never actually wrote it. So you will be getting it sometime soon, I belive in three weeks or so, since these two weeks are occupied by other reviews.

Anyway, this is all for this week. Remember to like and share as it helps me reach more people. Also remember to click that follow button, if you like my content.

Until next time,

– Viking

Gibberish #14

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Hey everyone!

First thing, has anyone noticed a decrease in their blog views? In the past couple of days I have lost more than a half of the traffic on my blog. I believe that this is connected to the tags not working properly. If you go to the reader, the tags sometimes load up and sometimes they do not. I am willing to bet that this is because of the increase of bots that post scam. I do not even blame anybody for not checking the tags right now. I was heavily into the #book and I was searching through those posts daily, I could not wait to stumble upon something interesting. But right now, because of the bots and tons of spam and scam, I drifted away from it and only check it a couple of times a day. The real problem is that the staff probably does not know how to handle it right now and that is really bad. I was just about to pay for the hosting, meaning I would go on either a personal or a business plan, but I think I will rather wait now.

It sucks, it really does. I am sorry for ranting, but I hate to see my views drop to the level they were at when I started blogging while I push out even more content than before, with higher quality and actually posting what you guys want to see. It just pisses me off that a few bots can influence the whole community this much. It is a killer for us, small bloggers.

Think about it this way. If you were to monetize your blog, you would need thousands of views per month, to make it worth it. I am not going to lie to you and bullshit you, but with the way my blog was going, I was on my way to have around 4000 to 5000 views in a month. Now I know that is probably not that much, but I want you to imagine if somebody was to make a profit out of his blog, and have numbers even higher than that drop to 30-40%. It would absolutely ruin the blog, without a doubt. As you know, apart from the donations that are a new thing on this blog, I do not make any money. So it does not affect me monetarily but it is frustrating to see it happen.

So yeah, if you stumble upon any blogs that are just spam and scam, please report them. You will help out the whole community here. Every report might save another blog.

Apart from that, I want to thank everyone that does follow my content, that likes it and shares it. You guys are the motivation for me to continue doing what I am doing. Also a huge thank you to the authors that trust me and contact me to review their books. I love to help “unknown” authors reach more people and you can bet on it that I will continue doing it.

– Viking