When writing, you cannot hide yourself

What a lot of people do not appreciate enough is this: Writing reveals even things you don't want to share. That's because writing spills out your guts to the world in ways you might not fathom. It exposes you. Writing down your thoughts is a dynamic activity. So, this means the writing on your Facebook …

De-cluttering and starting anew

Efficiency steps in the moment you get rid of clutter and achieve total simplicity. Things presented simply attract attention and stand out because of our inclination to complicate the life out of things. The big lie that has come to be worshipped (albeit privately): Complicated and intricate translates into impressive. It's precisely the reason we …

It’s a perfect evening (or, is it?)

Just a few minutes go, I left the house to go gaze at the sky. Okay, okay. I'll be honest: I went out to take a pee. And I felt the breeze on my skin as it permeated and occupied space. Absolutely peaceful. After I was done relieving myself, I promptly decided to take a …

A writerly love affair

Themba is writing; Writing is Jay Thus My sights are set firmly, Bravely, I may even, On my eventually becoming one of the best To ever walk – and write – the earth My writing makes me high My writing gets me by The love I have for it; Makes me cry Takes me high …

Themba Jay on social media; how I use hashtags

#ThembaJayWriting This hashtag contains the written stories I produce, or my talking about anything that's related to written content. When I comment on the joys and pains of writing, my journey and insights on the art, I use it. This is how I add my writer-ly voice on the delicate art of weaving words and …

“Sizokhulekelana ke Bhut’ Omdala”

Those beautiful and humble words, etched in the title above, were uttered to me by a humbly talented artist who absentmindedly drew the smiling man, Camewell, you see before you. A few months ago, I set off to clear my head, find a bit of joy, attempt to rid myself of negativity and unhappiness that …

Why you need to get better at social media

There are many reasons why people need to get better at telling their stories and using online media. I will take you back to a time when the world changed from farming to industry. People needed to quickly learn new skills that were going to make them productive in an economy that then needed abilities …

Storytelling Tips I Gave an Entrepreneur in the Eventing Business

I think I am the one who sent her a friend request on Facebook some time in the year 2016. I don't remember much about that. Anyway . . . I got interested in working with her by using her platforms to spread my work – especially my public speaking work – in exchange for …

My Reinvent Yourself story

Once upon a time, I wasn't always the eloquent writer and public speaking guy. At some point, I was a breathtaking dribbling wizard on the football field. Coming to think of it, that was my claim to fifteen minutes of fame ekasi. In high school, that's what gave me a bit of some useless cool; …

Jamie and Charmaine: sheer hardship and love

"If it had been precisely a year ago, I probably would've missed her striking presence. In fact, I think I would've childishly whizzed past her, labeled her boring and thought of someone else insignificant and then moved my roving eye elsewhere. Someplace light in complexion." He, a dear friend of mine, honestly spit those words …