Overcome the fear of public speaking

This sounded a very good reason, and Alice was quite pleased to know it. ‘I never thought of that before!’ she said. So Alice picked him up very gently, and lifted him across more slowly than she had lifted the Queen, that she mightn’t take his breath away: but, before she put him on the table, she thought she might as well dust him a little, he was so covered with ashes.

So the boat was left to drift down the stream as it would, till it glided gently in among the waving rushes. And then the little sleeves were carefully rolled up, and the little arms were plunged in elbow-deep to get the rushes a good long way down before breaking them off – and for a while Alice forgot all about the Sheep and the knitting, as she bent over the side of the boat, with just the ends of her tangled hair dipping into the water – while with bright eager eyes she caught at one bunch after another of the darling scented rushes. ‘I only hope the boat won’t tipple over!’ she said to herself. ‘Oh, WHAT a lovely one! Only I couldn’t quite reach it.

And it certainly DID seem a little provoking (‘almost as if it happened on purpose,’ she thought) that, though she managed to pick plenty of beautiful rushes as the boat glided by, there was always a more lovely one that she couldn’t reach.

Comments (5)
  • Arthur Middleton

    First of all, let’s discuss a social proof aspect of commenting. It is just like how you see a ridiculously long line at the store. Does it attract your attention? Surely! The same works with blogs – a relatively large amount of comments sparks curiosity and grabs people’s attention.

    • Nancy Pacherson

      Blog isn’t really a blog without comments. That is not just about publishing the content, blogging is a process of community building through communication aspects.

  • Lora Mayfield

    Many people don’t realize, that leaving a comment – the act of a reader filling in the required fields – familiarizes readers with taking an action on the blog. Surely, that is the main aim of each blogger. This also makes it probable that they will present other actions, such as subscribing to an RSS feed, a newsletter, or even making a purchase of your products.

  • William Thompson

    The debate about blog commenting is really interesting. Let’s think, what value do you get from simply reading one side’s message, one side’s argument?

    • Oscar Falls

      It is really smug and self-righteous just to post the content without giving people an ability to showcase their opinion. It will looks like “my content is so good, that your opinion doesn’t matter to me”. That is a rough mistakes of bloggers-beginners.

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