The Daily Walk – Read By The Whole World.

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After being under the impression that my most popular blog-year was the 1st one, I find it fascinating that my 4th year is about to become my most popular ย blog-year so far.

This is not due to one blog entry going viral, but rather the result of views consistently ticking in every single day from around the globe.

I’ve received some thanks this year and last from people who’ve found my blog posts helpful, I’ve even inspired some of my followers to purchase certain books.

I think that is really cool!

When I took pictures of my Bible as I worked my way through it I received messages from others who thought of it as very inspiring that I was actually reading The Bible, while sharing this with the world.

There was more interaction on this site during the 1st year, but even though more recent posts aren’t drowning in comments, there’s been someone landing on this blog, reading my various entries, every single day.

The only time I experienced no traffic was when I set my own blog to private, which I believe I did for a week last year.

I will break things down in greater detail when I compile my end of year entry, I just thought it was cool to look at this map and to realise that there actually is an increased interest in what I write!

 

Video Blog!

For only 1$ you can unlock all of my update & sneak peek videos regarding my upcoming 3rd release, which will be a multi-album affair! I played with the idea of a video blog back in 2013 and started this written blog back in 2015 due to fans asking for one. Early this year I started a Patreon where I release two new video updates every month! So if you want to follow a consistent video-blog there is now an opportunity to do so.

If you pay more than 1$ you unlock more exclusives such as music lessons, care packages, etc; If you like my artistry & you are curious as to what I’m doing, then please sign up!

Once I’m done with my 3rd “album,” there will obviously be more creative projects in the works, since I’m always in the middle of a creative process!

Here are some “blog-style” videos that are publicly available on my YouTube! Sign up to see my “Patreon-only” video library.

Goodbye August, Hello September!

After months of secrecy I just wrapped up a mystery project that I’ve been totally consumed by these last months! Fingers crossed that it won’t remain eternally secret as I’ve really enjoyed it. By far the coolest thing I’ve done I think, at least in my opinion ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will now enjoy some well-deserved days off ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some behind the scenes pic, from the month that was!

Walking around in the countryside trying to think of something else than music ๐Ÿ˜›ย โ†‘

I spotted the pope at my first village showย โ™ฅโ™ฅ hi-hi-hiย โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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I’d never attended anything like this. ย I actually won some things, wo-ho!

I did not sign up my own veggies…hmm…I wonder why ๐Ÿ˜›

I think the most suitable name for this picture would be….โ†“

A Musician’s Harvest.

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*round of applause*

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Delicious apples that are red on the inside as well โค

 

Enjoying a little bit of summer โ†“

 

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Out of my cage ๐Ÿ˜› โ†“

 

Dropped by Londonย โ†“

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Classy!ย 

Had to take a picture of these two cute housesย โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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Ditching wheat. You don’t notice how much it dominates our diets until you cut it out.

When this happens to youย โ†“

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When you come across a cool picture of your dadย โ†“

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When you enjoy a good meal that lasts for everย โ†“

When you go looking at Barbie dollsย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ & get annoyed when you see all the “poser” dolls pretending to be Barbie.

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When you see some serious swagย โ†“

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When you realise that your pet is gone forever.

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NEW ALBUM LAUNCH!!!!

Hey you guys!!! I’m really excited today as I launched the pre-order campaign for my upcoming album :):)

If you like what I’m up to or you are curious after reading my blog, you can check out the teaser for my album right here:ย 

There is also a new in depth interview with me out as well, if you want to know more about me when it comes to what I do professionally check it out:ย NEW Interview!!!

*Feeling good* ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Winter Is Coming!

To continue the entry from my Norway trip last month, here are some photos of Norwegian mountains and lots of snow ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m glad that I finally got to see Norwegian winter again ;);)

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I was really excited about getting to drive! I tried to drive several times which was great fun! I could see myself become as obsessed with driving as I’ve been with my guitar, this is where I was driving, it was right next to a steep precipice, which you cannot see on the picture….

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Some snapshots of Norwegian-ness ( check the food below)….my grandfather used to carve figurines out of tree ๐Ÿ™‚ ย This was a work of his that I had never seen beforeย โ†“ It represents Life.

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I was a hair model and I also sat in the jury of a local talent competition that scouts talented young people to send on to a national competition ๐Ÿ™‚

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If you are going to be an industrial town you gotta have the appropriate art ( insert Soviet Music)ย โ†“

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Here we go…. here are pictures of the stunning Norwegian winter!!!!!ย โ†“โ†“โ†“

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Arriving late back in Oslo on the 28th of the 2nd month, I went for a lovely walk in the dark, returning back home to England the day after ๐Ÿ˜‰

How To Have Fun – According to Moi.

In Norway we have a saying that loosely translated would go like this: ” You Don’t Have More Fun, Than The Fun You Create Yourself”.

I do believe that I’m the living proof of that statement.

Yesterday I spent 10 hours and 44 minutes working on nothing but music; my aim this month has been to finalize and complete a body of work that I’ve dubbed: “album nr.3”. This is a number of songs that are all of a personal nature and were all written around the same time.

This material is in my opinion the best songs that I’ve ever written and the body of work is unique in that it was all created around the time frame of 2014-2015, with the majority of the material having been written last year.

I have an incredible amount of “backlogged” material; enough songs for a 2nd Metal Album, ( Metal Album Nr.1 will be released whenever I get the mixes/masters), enough material for 2 instrumental albums and lost of songs & ideas laying about.

My usual M.O. is to work on songs over several years, you could pretty much call my previous songs for musical collages. They all have multiple lyric sets usually, and nothing is settled as a riff in one song could go into another and a bridge section could all of a sudden end up as a chorus in another tune. It’s a giant puzzle in motion where I basically just try to find the right combination of pieces.

In contrast it seems that when I finally decided to write personal music that the songs just came to me in very complete forms as a huge creative tsunami. Maybe this is also why these tracks are being prioritized as the vast majority are new songs and I find this new creative process that I’ve been in the receiving end for very intriguing.

If I focus on the ” fun I can create for myself” I must admit that I enjoy myself tremendously, I don’t have words to describe how cool it is to have the gift of creativity. I do believe it is the gift to be the most grateful for, because if you “only” sing/play/perform you will need other people to create for you.

To be able to conceive something out of absolutely nothing is great, great fun and nothing can compare. The coolest characteristic of creativity as well, is that it always finds a way, either you will draw and fall in love with empty canvases and blank books as it enables you to just create out of thin air, or creativity will come to you in the form of writing and you’ll fall in love with an empty notebook and a simple pen.

The truest form of joy though is when you can use the outlet that you love the most which in my case is music ๐Ÿ™‚

If I’m going to be brutally honest I’m never sad or disappointed because of something I do, whenever I’m unhappy it is always caused by factors outside of myself.

But if I’m going to focus on just myself and my abilities, such as the 5 songs I finalised yesterday I’m probably one of the happiest people on this earth. I’m profoundly infatuated with the gifts that I’ve been given and I pat myself on the back for having the drive to put in all the hours and the effort it takes to take these talents somewhere.

Then again I don’t know how many artists that are out there who would consider it “fun” to spend 6-8 hour practise routines, for 6 months, only to reach a specific “goal”. I don’t know how many other musicians who would gladly spend almost 11 hours in a day to complete a group of songs, to meet a specific deadline in order to get the work done. The impression I largely have is that people wanna “have a life” as if thought practising or writing is some sort of sacrifice. Which means that the music gets prioritized when it doesn’t clash with a holiday, a nagging partner or going out for a beer with friends, or watching something on Netflix; etc.

If you reach the goal you have in mind, how could the effort you have to invest be considered a sacrifice?

Wouldn’t the disappointment be if you didn’t reach your goal?

And how can you expect to ever exploit your potential if you are not willing to invest the necessary time and effort?

” You don’t have more fun, than the fun you create yourself”

 

 

A British “Garden”stumbled upon in the middle of nowhere.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you must be under the impression that the UK is full of sheep.

(I’m gonna add to that suspicion, by sharing more pictures from the UK.)

Yes there are sheep everywhere in this country. It’s not me that is obsessed with these animals, it’s just the Brits who are masters of organizing….

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..and always find a place for their greens and animals, even in the most unlikely of places.

These picture are from an old mill, I just stumbled upon while out walking.

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You are always watched in the UK. Even in the middle of nowhere.

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