New Laptop, New Segments

You might have realized that its been a while since I last wrote a new post. Well\ that was because I was waiting in line for Black Friday. Just kidding. The reason I was unable to write a new post in nearly a month was because my laptop had been malfunctioning. After using the same laptop for nearly 4 years, the fan on my Toshiba stopped working; causing it to overheat and shut off spontaneously. However, I purchased a new laptop a few days ago. If you’re also considering buying a new laptop but don’t know which one you want to buy, you can take a look at mine in detail. I’ll also let you all know what my opinions are about this new laptop after I’ve had time to play around and get more comfortable with it.

Despite the fact that I was unable to write during this period, I did spend a lot of time brainstorming about ways I can improve this blog. In one of my shower brainstorming sessions, I decided to categorize my writings according to recurring segments. I already have the Video of the Week, where I post a video about I what I believe was the most important event from around the world in the past week. In addition to the Video of the Week, here are the new segments I have decided to add.

The Pacific Theater – In this segment, I will discuss the ongoing geopolitical standoff between China, Japan, the United States and neighboring Pacific nations. Lately, there’s been a lot of interesting stories developing from this region of the world and I intend to write my first post for this segment very soon.

Revenge on the Street – Yes. I know this was the title of the post I wrote about JP Morgan. But I like how it sounds. As you might have guessed, this segment will follow the fines and punishments big banks receive from governments worldwide.

Economy in Digits – This will be another weekly segment that I post every Saturday. It will list the important economic indicators (GDP growth rates, employment rates, etc.) released in the past week with a short comment added to each one. When I first started this blog, I thought that covering each indicator would be too much of a hassle. But I realized that there are certain economic indicators which must be kept track of in order to understand what is going on in the global economy.

Hero/Zero of the Month – As the name suggests, this will be a monthly segment dedicated to honor individuals who made the global headlines for courageous, kind and righteous reasons such as promoting democracy, helping the needy, brokering a peace deal, etc. The exact opposite will apply for Zero of the Month. I assure you, this will be the most prestigious award after the Nobel prizes. Just give it a couple of years.

If I get an idea for a new segment, or if the concept behind one of the existing segments becomes defunct, I can add or delete a segment. The way I see it, my blog is still very new and the only way I’ll cement a long term structure for it is by trying new ideas on writing consistently. Of course, not all of my writings will fall under these segments. However, having recurring segments should make reading about these topics a bit more interesting.

Winter is coming, and interesting stories are on their way.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”
-Maya Angelou


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