By now, I am well aware that most of the blog’s readers are familiar with Avid Conquest’s writing updates, at least according to the recent analytics search I ran. This is very encouraging feedback; I was extremely nervous when I published my first update. However, I received great commendations and I decided to continue – so thanks, a lot.
Here we are past the mid-point of 2021! Take some time to think about that simple fact that bears a lot of weight; you and I should be thankful for being alive in a year that has shone positively on certain aspects of my life and dimly on others.
As regards the blog, I am excited about the latest website performance review from my Cloudflare account, the best website security platform there is (A biased statement, I guess). Of course, I owe it all to my readers and subscribers who have remained loyal and committed to my content, even when I was struggling to maintain the same level.
These are how the numbers have checked out for the previous month:
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Let’s take a look back at the exploits from the month of May to August.
I am very grateful to God that prime writing opportunities arose for me. I needed this break, especially now that college is gradually drifting past.
Of course, my role at Core NEXUS has enabled me to amalgamate my passion for writing with the brazen industry of construction, the field which I have been studying for the past four years. It has been great fun to work hand in hand with some of the most talented and diligent, young minds at the company who hold interesting and imperative viewpoints about the industry. Our research into the construction industry will provide a database of useful information to investors, suppliers, owners, and specialists – key members in the field. It would be disgraceful if I did not admit that the work so far is bearable.
I thought at first I would get embroiled in a whirlwind of tight schedules and strict protocol but the team at Core NEXUS has been nothing but brilliant thus far. College readies you for such kind of hurried workplace situations which leave one demotivated and dizzy, but I could not ask for a softer place to cushion the blow.
WRITING FOR CHALKPIECE
Obviously, with the flexibility in schedules, I have been able to channel my writing into other areas.
And very honest organizations, at that.
I once opened up on one of these writing updates about the conniving nature of the writing industry and how easy it is to be caught slacking. Well, the experience taught me to be level-headed and clear about what I wanted; whether it was a full-time stint or a freelance assignment, it needed to be honest work that would leave me feeling accomplished.
Currently, I am writing web content for an NGO in Chennai, India, that focuses on alleviating the plight of women and children in the needy and impoverished parts of their community. It is a group of dedicated servant-leaders and a larger group of individuals all across East Africa, India, and the East.
They have a beautiful cause behind the work that they engage in. I admire their purposefulness, endeavor, and the courage they pour into helping these needy children. You should see their smiles!
In the Bible, Apostle Paul encourages the church in Corinth to “…give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Chalkpiece organization is currently running a virtual campaign to raise funds for ten libraries for the kids. CHALK VAN CAMPAIGN will promote the setting up of these libraries as essential centers of development for these kids. Every dollar raised will ensure that a child has access to basic reading material. Reading books inspired me to start writing, and I enjoyed shadowing some of my favorite characters into my own writing. Life was never dull with a book, and I cannot imagine these kids lacking of a similar opportunity. As I write this, the campaign is still on and if you are interested; the link is HERE
And if that’s not enough, here is a poster.
Your support will be greatly appreciated. (This section will be regularly updated until the campaign is successful).
Looking ahead, the months of September to December present a chance for me to flex my quick-reading muscles. Having finished reading Mwangi Ruheni’s The Minister’s Daughter at the end of August, I am looking forward to seeing how many books I can fit for the four months. I have a list of potential books I would love to read before the end of the year, and some classics that I would not mind re-reading (I hope I am not the only one who does this. Safe?). At the end of the year writing update, I will post a list of the books I enjoyed in 2021. But if you need a sneak peek of the books I have my eye on, here you go.
AVID CONQUEST IS ACCEPTING COLLABORATIONS
Finally, Avid Conquest now accepts collaborative uploads where an interested writer can collaborate with the blog and publish on the site. They can take part in editing the posts and pitching in ideas. Be sure to check it out.
This one is a short but straightforward update and I cannot wait to interact with all the readers in the comments section or in the socials!
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