Kim, from Australia, used a yellow lemon last week to signal the middle time for the speakers of Firebird Collective. As timekeeper, yesterday 20 December, I used Green and Red Apple, and a yellow... potatoes. Thus, keeping time become fun instead of pain. Creativity makes a meeting more entertaining.
I did have three successful showcases before, after each of my workshop, but this was the first time, when I ventured out all alone to Jester Jesters at near Farington. To get courage, I gave myself a challenge: stay in the light shining to your eyes, instead of hiding (as I did at my last showcase) There were about 15 in the audience, not so easy when there are so few, plus mostly they were not really "audience" but other comedians waiting their tour and thinking about their own text. The pub is nice as were those who put us on the list or asked when we want to make our numero. (In fact there were only 3 women real "audience" at the time my performance come).
Compere telling jokes I hated, masked as Hitler.
Most of my lines did not change but I get a lot more laughter from them now. Delivery: oronly the audience? Confidence? Probably both.
2. Here is a month later, at Angel Comedy, with a great compere and audience a wonderful MC (see first minute) and better presence also (but still learning my lines...) stronger laughters.
3. My 30th gig at The Cavendish Arms: always great audience and great MC. More experience in delivery. A lot stronger laughter with, almost, the same text. Plus my "famous" end, found at my 4th short comedy workshop.
4. 2 years later, was it the 77th gig? Cataract operations slowed down my pace of gigging, but my stage presence improved and I had a delightful audience and of the best MC too.
While Spark London celebrates its 8e anniversary, this fall, I did celebrate my 6th anniversary of my first public storytelling telling a version of the same story, about how I arrived in London, at Hackney Moviehouse's 5th floor "Attick". Full of public, more then 60, wonderfully reacting diverse, great compelling stories.
Johanna Yates, producer with Dave and Matt faithfully still there and having each developed since their own flavour of Spark. Johanna, as usual made us rehearse and gave very valuable feedback and advice, our stories got stronger by it, as usual. She even remembered a detail from 6 years ago that I did not tell this time, having forgotten almost and not giving it importance. I have begun looking for room to share, but no one wanted an old woman with them, so I begin to look for cheep apartment to rent : of course I added it again.
Dave decided the order we come and told us himself the first story, and introduced us, one by one. He is always full of compassion and was a great MC.
Matt send us the sound recorded masterfully so I could see and hear if the audience's reaction to my telling : was it so wonderful as I felt? In my heart and their faces it was warmer.
Matt invited me to the special 8th anniversary of Spark London at the Exmouth Market's Theatre.
"Julie, you bond wonderfully with your audience" a producer wrote me. I think, I did.
This experience made me, and others, remember, how great is to perform with Spark London and how much it brings to each of us.
Be yourself, be authentic, not superspeaker! shows us so well Darren LaCroix.
Ralph Smedley, said the same 100 years ago and we should listen: instead of exlaiming, exagerating (too much) speak as you do to your friends. Or, almost.
A friendly voice and gestures will take us far and into the audience hearts.
Dee's team come to my house to film in the morning in March 2015. and at noon took me to a Greenwich Comedy club, one of the oldest, Up The Creek.
I have performed at Greenwich Comedy club in 2012... 12 July! As it was my birthday, three pals from my Lewisham Speakers club come to listen. Two of them also begun Standup Comedy later, the third went on to tell tales about his police work with Scotland Yard all around England.
Five hours material, less then 2 minutes result, that used also material from the film "Julie70 standsUp" by Irene Fernandez, and showed some photos I lend to them for the mixing. Where is it?
It was interesting to live through a very professional team work! The sound-taker (at left) who stopped us each time a fire-engine passed through the street. The producer director, Dee here in the middle who directed all of us, asking questions from me and to repeat some answers shorter or better, told all where to stand and what to take. He had in his head already how it would look and how he will make the mixing. And the video camera taker, assisting and verifying how the image come out.
As they left, Dee took with him the disk Irene Fernandez gave me after she made her 15 minute film: she gave us permission to use some of her material and Dee did use three bits from it - I think the most important was the one I was shaving! Shown just before the one taken by the team with me combing at the same place.
Here is Irene Fernandez, filming me home two years ago.
Alas, as the result had to be only a 15 minute film on big screen at Goldsmith's, many takes were not used and no mention remains of toastmasters activity, on my storytelling, and even not about how I discovered "I have now got comedian eyes".
The new story of the oldest memory on my first told joke remained and they even added the picture of me kid with my mother. No mention of my past career, even if he asked me lots of question about it Thursday.
Well, in a story one has to concentrate on one main message, in this case was Julie taking on Standup Comedy at age 77.
Taken by my Sony camera looking at the television, this is not the original film... of me on TheOneShow in BBC1 - later they had send me a DVD of all the evening.
It is true, I did remain the same age from 2011 - I was still 76 to now, 4 years ago, end March, was my first ever gig. Now I am after 80, so what? Poetic licence lets us, as also women do all the time, remain for years same age, isn't it?
At the end of my video should go, and I will try to add it:
"Embrace what happens to you, look at it with comedian eyes, use it"
I did from age of 77 learning to make laugh from it.
My name is Julie Kertesz - Always ready for an one night Stand... Up or tell you my true stories.
but do not call me in the morning: Google me, first."
Here is a video from 1st October when I was live on the One Show of BBC1 - the one from yesterday, I have yet to work on it, I will also add it here.
I got in January 2009 to Lewisham Speakers Toastmasters club, and in February I joined both it and then also Meridian Speakers, so I could speak more. They meet in different weeks (Wednesday 1st 3rd week and Tuesday 2nd and 4th). Each club, offered something else. As I had difficulty to get a speech slot fast, I gave my first project speak "Icebreaker" - titled "and the ice did not break" in March as Mystery Speaker in Croydon Toastmasters Club.
I fall in love then and there.
With the audience.
So, did not stop, since in love. Inside Toastmasters clubs first, then at Spark London personal story telling on stage, or later at one of many Standup Comedy clubs I performed, my love did not change: the audience gave me back that love they felt I had for them.
The first year, I wrote in a notebook I just found what I wrote at the end of 2009, what I did and I achieved, beside getting in November my Competent Communicator award and beginning to tell stories on podium before live audience in Canal café theatre in fall.
I visited a lots of clubs, in London, and even one in Washington, helping and even giving speeches to some. That first year, already, I did not stop to study only from the Toastmasters very good CC Manual which is contains a great but brief course of speech fundamentals.
I did read and study also the following books that first year.
Body-language for Dummies
The Power of personal storytelling, Maguire (how to find your stories & how to embody)
Improving your storytelling, Doug Lipman (links between Message, Audience, You)
Speak like Churchill, stand like Lincoln - first chapter "the power of Pause"
The lost art of great speech, Richard Davis (basic of rhetoric explained well)
In our Time, speeches that shaped the modern world - Howel William
High impact speeches, Richard Heller (writing, delivering)
Romancing the Room, James Waystaffe (charm the audience)
Taking Center stage, Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro (acting skill to public speech)
Presentation Zen, and The naked presenter, Garr Reynolds - open up, tell of yourself
Whoever tells the best story, wins, Annette Simons - storytelling in corporate environment
The story factor, Annette Simons
The leaders guide to Storytelling: business narrative, Stephen Denning
Telling your story, Donald Davis
Learning public speaking skills, Dale Carnagie
Big speeches in History
And those are only the first year books that I have now home - some of them I read many times. A lot of others joined them through the years, and I found some gems in each that I could use.
Yes, we do need more material, each depending of course on his or her interest - mine that first year was storytelling as I used stories in all my first 15 speeches.
1. "And the Ice did not Break" - 12 March 2009 in Croydon (when I was 10 years old...)
2. "About my nose" (that I did not cut at 40) - 14 April in Meridian (told again in Firebirds now)
3. "There is life after 70" years delivered 5 May at Lewisham
4. "May I? Yes. Thanks!" at Meridian the 26 May - short sentences, clear. Some rhetoric too.
5. "Body language?" (When I was kid, I killed... with my eyes) Lewisham the 17 June
6." 30 years ago, when I first came in this club" (delivered in Monument club, USA) 16 July
7. "Discovery is fun" (Meridian) 11 August
8. "The power of pause" (Lewisham) 18 August
9. "Tell a story!" Meridian 29 August
10. "Dare to share!" Lewisham speakers 12 November
Then 5 stories for the Storytelling manual, my first Advanced Manual
"The old woman and the Death", Hungarian folk tale (told more then once)
"The inner child", Lewisham - personal tale
"Paula, great grand mother", Meridian and on stage Canal Cafee Theatre
"The red scarf", Meridian - personal history tale
"Mathias King", Meridian (he was born at my birth town and was 1st folk tales I read)
5 more Entretaining speeches delivered in Toastmasters at the same time as I went to paying audience at Canal Café with different of my true tales till end of 2010
At the end, 2009, I won in Lewisham club Humorous contest delivering a speech "Dare to fail" how I failed at each of my first six CC speeches. At the same time, I learned the projects well and of course at long, corrected most of the mishaps that happened: analysing, listening, getting back again on the saddle.
With the Revitalised Education Program of Toastmasters, we will have a lot of on-line material that can supplement what we want to learn, and videos, interactive material - all depending on our needs. That does not mean "do not read any more", only that a lot can be delivered online for all those who prefer and got used to work thus. We still will go to our clubs, have our meeting, bonding, get feedback live and get to tell what we learned, how we progressed.
Lots of good ideas from this article by Andrew Dlugan, between them:
"# Tell Stories
Stories are often the quickest path to the greatest emotional connection with your audience.
Carefully crafted stories allow you to evoke any of a wide range of emotions. Stories are often the most memorable components of a speech.
# Use Humour
Humor is closely related to storytelling, because you usually arrive at humor through stories.
Humour in a presentation evokes emotions such as joy and surprise, and often triggers secondary emotions such as calmness and friendship. If your audience is laughing, if they are having fun, they are happy to be listening to you and they are attentive. As an added boost, humor makes your audience like you, and that boosts your ethos too.
Julie : Humour opens our audiences heart and soul to us, as much as a story connects to them deep.
Judy Carter recommends 3 key stories to tell:
The story of your credibility, with past (mess to success) - the old "Ethos"
The story of your company, (mess to success) - the old "Logos"
The story of your heart - very personal story of your mess to success - old "Pathos"
Julie: I do believe, we can adapt these ideas to every situation.
I was just named Ambassador of the REP for area 59 of Toastmasters - and as thus will visit the five clubs of the area many time a year, year after year. Discuss, speak, reflect about Toastmasters Renewed Education Program.
It would be good to create three stories, instead of showing / telling of facts only.
Depending on the time and club and audience, I can tell them shorter or longer.
1. My long experience with Toastmasters, from 1977 1980 then using it in my company and outside, then 2009 - 2015 so far could be the story of credibility. It is a humorous but inspiring story I can tell very short or a lot longer. From the first TM meeting (humorous) to now as Ambassador.
2. Toastmasters International journey, from the firsts clubs created by Ralph Smedley to some main changes through the last 100 years while retaining the fundamental principles, can also be told by ups and downs like an exciting story leading the the 2010 decision to modernise the education program. And then to the throughout Learning Masters and testings. Why and then discovering, slowly how.
3. The third story, can be very personal, but should be inspiring too. Perhaps, how what happened to me when I was 18 years old got me started on lifelong learning. How computers and online become important to me early on; and how much Toastmasters community helped me to get confidence to get to telling stories to paid public and to Standup comedy. Perhaps finishing, why and how going to visit clubs as Ambassador gives me new enthusiasm in my life as 81 year old.
25 years old - 35 years old - 41 years old then, 70
All that happened so long time ago...
But mostly they feel like yesterday.
In this version only the first, prepared version is used the one I recorded, when I told it, I did better and added more details also of the first lie to my parents, and the romance in Paris, and, well, not much more to the "after seventy" as my story of three first times was already long enough.
Friday, at the Comedy workshop, not only I "killed" (made Toastmasters laugh) but after the event, in the pause, many come to tell me how much they enjoyed it.
Sunday, I proved to myself that I am no more intimidated by video, and volunteered to give a 7 minutes speech on-line to Toastmasters listening, looking from all over the world. Yes, they laughed from Australia all the way to an island near Vancouver, Canada! Philippines, Japan, South Africa... I did use the project 6 from the Competent Communication manual, Voice Variety, with the title "we all have funny bones". Carole, our VPE from Australia was the Toastmaster at that meeting and said "I have to recover from laughter" and my performance was evaluated by Brian from Vancouver.
Monday, I was given 10 minutes in a London Standup Comedy Club located now at Horse and Stable. Yes! I could go up the stairs. Then, give my old material combined with some new.
Wonderful audience response: long, strong, many laughs and even applauses. For the first time, since I gig, an audience member asked me after my performance to take a photo with him (he was there with his wife also to gig). Well, I was impressed.
Here is Chris from my Toastmasters club and his pal, also posing with me in the pause. He is also a Standup Comedian, and also a Meetup leader, he come to "show my gig to her" and to encourage my comeback.
Still have to work on my skill, remember better some of the lines, find where to add the new material I found, but I am back on the saddle, ready to roll again after a whole year. These three performances remembered me why I do it, the joy of audience response and the message that is under my appearance.
Humour is one of the greatest assets a speaker can have, and most professional speakers will tell you “if you ain’t funny, you better get funny”. But if you ain’t funny, don’t worry, because the ability to make an audience laugh is a learnt skill.
On Friday 26 June, We have a session from professional stand-up Daphna Baram then David Jones will present workshops on how to use humour in your public speaking. David performs stand-up comedy and runs stand-up comedy courses, and is the five-time UK & Ireland Table Topics champion. He was my workshop leader in 2011 and through me out on the circuit "at least 20" he told me! I've done more then 77 now.
Come and learn from London’s most experienced Toastmasters.
After the workshops there will be a comedy show, starring Toastmasters who have been performing stand-up on the London circuit.
Chris Boden and I will be the MCs for the show. The running order (there will be no break in the show):
Where: Concert Artistes' Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP
When: 7:00 PM -- Arrive 7:30 PM -- Workshops.
9:00 PM -- Stand-up show. 10:30 PM -- Show ends.
Not only promised to be a fantastic evening, it was indeed.
Tell each other one of many "The first time I..."
So many first times we have.
The first times are scary.
The first times are joy.
The first times are funny.
We have many interesting first time to reveal to each other and at the same time we forget to fear to speak in public and show some from ourselves. My experience tells me that either prepared in advance, or challenged add hoc, that makes a great experience.
And, at the end, each is convinced: personal stories work!
Some economies are dumb and bad and really not worth it.
1st may in Argenteuil France near the river Seine where the impressionist painters went to paint and relax near the river was always a great popular event of the town and its surrounding people.
Eating, preparing it, dancing and singing, comedy and photography, meeting and admiring each other's costume, selling painting or painting on place, boating, canoeing, so many activities each year!
It is difficult to me to believe that this year the Townhall decided "economising" and not offer it. In fact there were mostly the work of so many in it who enjoyed it a lot as much as those who went. This year, I did not know they suspended it but I feel it is really a shame.
Bits from my Personal Storytelling workshop
"Experience French Toastmasters club"
with participation of Toastmasters from many London clubs
Practically all those present spoke and told a "The first time I..." story and very well too, giving each other courage to stand up and tell us their stories. I have given a feedback with small bits of tips added outlining why each was good and what they used from which we can learn. (Tips not recorded)
Thanks a lot to Annelise and Odile for organising the meeting, inviting guests and participants. and for Odile (and his son Patrick too) for taping and editing this video. And all those wonderful storyteller participants of the workshop featured in it.
Another time will add some tips in a note, but I am preparing a book with 12 chapters in it about it.
I was on a bench resting, when this gentlemen come and stood, longtime looking at the painting.
The picture speaks, does it not? For me it said "We are never too old!"
In 2006, I took my son from Argenteuil to Paris Saint Lazar station, a very early morning.
He had to go for work, travel and hotel paid by his company, but it was not easy to arrive to the Eurostar early so to be in London before 9 am.
After I said "good travel" and went back to my car, I suddenly asked myself "what if... I went too?"
Let us try! I got lucky. At Eurostar tickets office, they gave me as retired lady arriving at last minute, a (go and return) ticket with if I remember well 55 euros only. At Waterloo Station, after I explained I have not much money to pay for it, they gave me a small great hotel, around Earl Grey.
Early morning, after taking a photo of the black London taxi, I went towards Trafalgar Square to visit the National Gallery, free entry. Then I did buy a ticket for trip in a travel bus as I have not been in London for almost 40 years. Alas, it was really cold day. But I enjoyed London, its great English tea, a full English breakfast for lunch, and a walk in Hyde park to remember my old trip.
This morning, I discovered the photos on flickr, looking at "March", and then only I remembered how and why I got there and all the adventure. I had no idea then I will come to live here, only two and half years later!
STORYTELLING workshop with Julie Kertesz, Distinguished Toastmaster.
Mon 23 March London Starting at 18:45 2 Foley Street W1W - 6DL - Owen Room
Julie is a professional storyteller and will demonstrate how stories enhance all speeches. There will be also be opportunity for you to practice with table topics. The meeting will be in English. You are welcome to join as a guest.
Wonderful Storytelling Workshop! The room was full! Half those from the club with a very warm welcome and half coming from all parts of London. Most important, audience not only listened to each other, but each and every one participated telling their own stories.
You see in this picture taken fast from just a part of the audience, how different each absorb, react, stay. We do collaborate with the audience, let them absorb and add their own experience to our story.
Spark London begun at Canal Café Theatre, first Monday each month (still is but spread now)
This is taken before one of my first performance there in 2009
2009 Spark London - when some just sit down and read at Canal Café - Joanna Yates directing
2010 Spark event "Faith" audience all around me, here some in the pause with Joanna Yates
Storytelling "Faith" with Spark London - the faith in politic (lost) of a 15th year old girl (Multifaith centre)
2010 Soho restaurant, then Manchester Town hall - we all three told stories (first we met at Soho's)
2011 Spark London "Fish out of water"
at Canal Café Theatre, London we each told a story
Mine was about the times of the Communist Terror,
my innocent father arrest when I was 16
in the middle of night, they came with heavy boots and black coats
My 16th were not sweet times, and we were looked as we had leper for month.
My father was detained 7 month with no papers against him and us not knowing where he was.
I have to find the recording of that tale or tell it again.
2012 March, Roadblocks, with Lewisham Toastmasters and Spark London
Our team with Joanna who came all the way to Lewisham speakers club to give feedback
2013 Hackney Attic, Spark London storytelling, Matt and Dave hosted the event, 2nd Monday's
2013 upstairs at Ritzy, with very convincing host Radcliff, 3rd Mondays of month
I told a story, about badly turned Vacation that time
He is not only great host, but excellent Storyteller and Workshop leader
Came to our Toastmaster club and proved it delivering a great workshop
This was taken I think in a Spark event in a Soho bookshop centre London
I presume, someone has taken a photo from this year event, where I told a story a week ago, north of London new place in a theatre of a Church inside Exmouth market.
In GBA 102 we get better acquainted with Julie. She talks about becoming a stand up comedian in her 70's, living through political and personal tyranny, her relationship to ageing, telling stories, living all over the world, surviving three tyrannies, being part of the computer revolution, how Elena Ceaușescu stole her desk and more!
Julie plugs a great many things but ends up with:
"There is always something good that comes from bad."
"I don't mind a one night stand if you give me warmth. But don't call me in the morning. Google me." - Julie Kertesz
Janys took this photo of another photographer photographing me, a photographer.
She recognised my name from a group on flickr (50 plus) and was so happy we met face to face.
Here is my photo of her, after we have spoken. She is warm and nice and you can see 'likes" me.
Less then 24 hours later, this photo of mine taken of Jenys enchanted to have met me, got into "bests of Flickr" and so far already 55 photographers favorited it, more then 8000 had seen it. It also brought me yesterday, 25,000 hits on my photos and new contacts to follow my images.
"60 women at 60 in 60 seconds! Images from New Zealand photographer, Jenny O'Connor's
new book 'Visible - 60 women at 60'. Jenny photographed 60 women who were 60 in the year their photo was taken. She wanted to explore how women at 60 see themselves now, how society sees them, what's important to them and how they feel about what lies ahead. In the book the photographs are accompanied by words." Thanks for Lynda Abbit who published this interview through which I discovered these photos about 60 y women. http://seniorplanet.org/visible-60-women-at-60/ My french blog is all about a woman after 70 - now has ten years of running, I also proved what I set up, for myself and others "Il y a de la vie après 70" (there is life after 70) I do believe, everything is important to do, to prove to young and old that indeed, life does not end at... 50! nor 60 or 70. And, I hope now, at 80 either. Till there is a jest of life in us and we embrace the time that goes and whatever arrives with it.
I was 12 and she was 92, when... Listen. Told at Canal Café Theatre, told at Blackheath Theatre. As I prepared it. When I told it, after each of three stories, I added "you see, something good comes out from the bad."
And of course, told to my grand children too.
True stories of my great grandma, Paula who told them to me when I was 12.
Julie Kertesz, "Winner of Silver Comedy Best Newcomer 2012" I have been to 77+ successful gigs including :
Pirate Castle, 1st showcase for Comedy School Workshop, March 2011, killed, video Pirate Castle, returned 7' after 18 month: killed again with much new material Amuse MouseCovent Garden 1nd showcase for Stand &Deliver Workshop, end May, video Laughing Horse's Showcase Sept. Brixton (120!!) and Green park (40) and Islington (5); video Cavendish Arms, Stockwell 4 x (great, twice I killed, 1st price cup home Comedy in Tooting 3 x, (Won a cup, next time I opened & warmed up, next 2nd) 5 Minutes of Fame, Camden Head near Angel in Islington (Back after 6 month, killed 40th) Jester, Jester (inscription in place) a quiet Monday good welcome, video Silver Comedy, 2x Leicester: Won "Silver Comedy Best Newcomer of 2012" Up the Creek, Greenwich Birthday gig! 78... Killed Stand & Deliver, Canterbury 10 ' Come back! T Bird; Comedy Bin, N42DX - What a welcome! Golden Jester , Semifinalist Belushi's Greenwich, in Camden Winner of Quater Final 3x Lion's Den, 3x Rumba bar, Picadilly I killed! "Julie made my day!", 4th ann. and a special 10' invit Touching Cloth, The dead comedian socs (A video taken) - went back for Hackers night, Great! Alchemist Bar, near Clapton Jonction, 7' (Comedy bin) good welcome, few audience Electric, Westminster Red Lion, Parlement str Mondays ("come back!") 3 x "come back" Way out West Comedy in Brentford (Great welcome) The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, near King Cross (8') "Come back soon!" Stag's Head, Huxton, Humorous Story, not "comedy gig" 10' went great Sitdown Standup, at the Plumbers Arms SW1W 0LN - great video taken, opening night Pear Shaped my 30th Gig!!!The FITZROY Tavern, 16a CHARLOTTE ST, W1T 2NA 'New Yorker in Paris', Bld Bonne Nouvelle, great gig and welcome, in English, inParis, 7 ' good! Brianstorm, Greenwich, Brian is an new, very warm host and organizer Monkey business, NW3 Chalk Farm, 97 Haverstock Hill NW& The Oxford, Kenning Town Funnys Funny Heat for women, Comedy Knights@The Archangel, London, also Edinburg after Funny's Funny Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2012, Edinburgh 7' great venue T.R.A.M.P. Ravesburn Arms Comedy Lewisham Hight Street 10 minutes! Noisypub... Big N Comedy, 172 – 174 Uxbridge road W12 7JD, 7' Great audience Club Kaleido Variety 10' the Pipeline10' paid spot, E1 7DA Liverpool St. "Come back!" The Finsbury, Julian, Manor House tube station exit 7) 10' Humorous StoryKilled "come back"Lion's Den : 10' Headliner " Silver Comedy London, 10' 2013 'Old folks telling jokes'
"One year in comedy" with Alan Nelson, New Cross, The London Theatre, benefit Alzenheimer: 2x The cult of comedy, West Ham, E16 4BJ Cranbery Lane, near Star Lane Station Special Hackling night with Alex MC at Dirty Dicks, Liverpool Station (great gig!)
and many others, I stopped counting after 77 - as I begun at age 77...
This was published ten years ago, the first day if not first note, of my first blog.
I begun to write daily, in French as I lived in Paris, of what was happening, of my photo workshops I took, and my grandchildren. I did not stop, for ten years. From zero to five, to fifty five, then 250 in best days, I was stunned that not only my blog was read, followed, but some begun their day reading it.
Most important, many wrote me that it inspired them and gave courage for their own life.
And persisting, continuing, day by day for ten years, I did prove : there IS life after 70.
I proved, one can begin new things, discover and enjoy never dreamed one's even.
And now, I have also a trace, if I have the courage to read them.
Who knows a good program to inverse a blog and be able to read, from beginning to end and not from end backward?