Deep breath, and let it out: #RantsforChange

Do you ever find yourself sitting with either a friend, relative or whoever else having a strong debate about an issue which is very important to you? Throwing out the facts, figures, your opinion and what you think should change.

For me, this happens all too often. I’ve got into a habit now of writing the issue down if I find myself ranting to someone else about it. Perhaps I said something that made sense and I thought could be quite persuasive, or maybe it’s an issue that’s never really occurred to me before so I want to go and research it.

Although finding yourself in these situations is often good exercise, sometimes I can’t help but think that I’m wasting my time a bit. I mean what am I going to get from going on about something to someone who agrees with me? This is one reason why I enjoy writing my blog or putting comments on social media. For some subjects it gets it off my chest and helps me progress, maybe there’s something I can do to help make some change.

Anyway, there’s something new on the block. Maybe you don’t have a blog but feel as though you get your message and impact across better in person. Sometimes I feel like that, however a new YouTube channel has come about so you can do just that. Rants for Change! The channel is dedicated to inspiring people to put their face to the camera to encourage visionary thinking. It was set up by Emma Websdale and you can find out more by clicking on the links below.

I believe it’s a brilliant idea and so far it’s had a successful start. Already it’s got a fantastic portfolio of rants on the channel about a range of issues from a range of people. For example, videos about those rather annoying people who hang dog poo bags on branches to some about plastic bags and the 5 pence charge. They’re well worth watching and sharing. I’ve even done one! Mine is about something that annoys me quite a lot, which is the media’s reporting of environmental issues. Issues that are so important that they’re arguably headline worthy! An example of what I go on about is the ‘eco-apocalypse’ that’s taking place in Indonesia. Something that’s being described as a crime against humanity and nature yet the media are nowhere to be seen.

Please do take a look at the selection of videos and if you would like to get involved and maybe submit a two minute rant for change then do check out their Twitter account too.

Twitter – @RantsforChange

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRz1n0FlcdedL1EtZGL6mOA/videos

New Thursday quizzes!

I have thought of an idea to make my blog more interactive, get more visitors and fun for my blog visitors. It would also make sure that I’m regularly putting new things on as recently I haven’t kept my blog up to date due to school work and an injured wrist. The quiz will start on Thursday coming and I will publish it in the morning then visitors will have all day to answer. Then on Friday I’ll do a blog post with the correct answer on and a bit of information about the species or wildlife that I have quizzed about. Each week the question(s) will be different for example one week it might be a photo, video or some questions. There is no prize as it’s just a bit of fun. After having problems commenting with my old blog host this new host is much more easy to comment with but let me know if you have any problems or you can perhaps tweet me the answers at @GeorgiaLocock 

This weeks quiz will be published on the morning of Thursday the 10th of April and it will be a photo quiz about Spring flowers!