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How to Start a Blog - A Complete Guide to Setting up a Blog

How to Start a Blog - A Complete Guide to Setting up a Blog

Backpacker: How to travel the World Guidebook The inverted pyramid of data journalism I’ve been working for some time on picking apart the many processes which make up what we call data journalism. Indeed, if you read the chapter on data journalism (blogged draft) in my Online Journalism Handbook, or seen me speak on the subject, you’ll have seen my previous diagram that tries to explain those processes. I’ve now revised that considerably, and what I’ve come up with bears some explanation. What’s more, I’ve also sketched out a second diagram that breaks down how data journalism stories are communicated – an area which I think has so far not been very widely explored. I’m hoping this will be helpful to those trying to get to grips with data, whether as journalists, developers or designers. UPDATE: Also in Spanish. The inverted pyramid of data journalism Here are the stages explained: Compile Data journalism begins in one of two ways: either you have a question that needs data, or a dataset that needs questioning. Compiling data can take various forms. Clean Context Combine

5 Questions to Answer BEFORE Starting a Blog Written by Andrew G. Rosen in Your blog will fail. Sorry, it’s the truth. No one has been tracking how many blogs there are and how many have been abandoned, but it’s safe to assume that there are hundreds of millions of blogs – the majority of which – have been left to die. As a self-confessed “ideas guy,” I am constantly getting the urge to start up new creative ventures. 1) Can I write 100 posts? 2) How much time do I have to commit? 3) How will I promote the blog? 4) What is the goal? 5) Sleep on it. If you are thinking of starting a blog you should scope out the competition, bounce the idea off friends/strangers, ask yourself how the blog fits into your ‘personal’ life, and be ready to make a commitment – a serious commitment. This post was written by Andrew G.

a recap of our talk on blogging - CREATE LIKE CRAZY | CREATE LIKE CRAZY As promised, here’s a little recap of what Taylor and I talked about to the group of interior design students at a local college this week! After introducing ourselves and talking a little bit about our own blogs, we jumped right into how and why blogging could be beneficial for them ( and you! ). Taylor started by explaining how a blog is your online portfolio. No matter what type of business you’re in, having a blog ( that you actually update ) is a wonderful way to show potential employers what kind of work you’re doing now. A few tips for polishing your online portfolio Simple designQuality photographyCurated content Creating a professional online presence is incredibly important. Simple design, quality photography and curated content are all things that require an investment. Tips for creating a blog that is worth your time After reading the information above you may be asking yourself if investing so much time ( and a little money ) is really worth it. Define your goals. Retail Blogs

TUTORIAL - How to Blog This post is about how to blog {write a post, use key shortcuts, etc.} using Blogger in Draft. :) Just the basic stuff everyone needs to know. I'm sorry it's so long! But this is the post every new blogger should read! This is what your page should look like when you select 'new post': {double click to see bigger} so {starting at the right} {Key codes/commands are so helpful. 'HTML' = the blogging mode you paste HTML codes in. 'Undo/Redo button' = you get it. :) {ctrl + Z for undo and ctrl + Y for redo} 'Font' = you can change the font type 'Text size' = change the font size. 'Post Title' = Duh. 'Tags / Labels' = label your post under specific things it has in it : For example: if you have a post with a tutorial about making a fabric butterfly... label it 'tutorial' 'fabric' 'diy/crafts'. 'Scheduling' = Going out of town? 'Location' = I totally don't get what it does. 'Options' = You shouldn't have to mess with this unless you want to not allow comments or something... 2 = Italic {ctrl + I}

How to Travel Around the World for $418. “I have to tell you sir, this is easily the most ridiculous itinerary I’ve ever put together,” said the American Airlines operator the other night as I finalized plans for a worldwide adventure that would make Marco Polo blush. “Welp, that makes two of us!” I replied. And just like that, I had committed myself to almost nine months of international travel. Yes, that picture above is my actual itinerary. Beginning this January, I’ll start an epic journey that will take me across four continents, through at least nine countries, and into more than fifteen cities. Oh, and all of these flights are costing me a grand total of $418.36. Warning: I’m totally going to geek out on travel-hacking with this post, so if you have no interest in learning how to travel the world and visit awesome places for dirt cheap, check back in on Monday. This post is also quite lengthy at over 2500 words: grab some coffee, get comfortable, and let me show you how deep the rabbit hole of travel hacking goes. -Steve

datajournalismelab PHP Tutorial Jen Mann: Strange Beauties at Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery - Shedoesthecity Events & Culture Toronto artist Jen Mann explores “beauty on the fringes” in her latest show, where large-scale, colour-saturated portraits seem to hum with life on the exposed brick walls. The artist was inspired by childhood, and some of the images we associate with it, like circuses, illusions and dreams. The unconventional poses and colouring work with Mann’s photorealist painting technique, rendering arresting moments of action made still. Strange Beauties runs at Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery until March 23. 5 Brock Ave. Photos by Becca Lemire Introduction to Blogging Introduction to Blogging Languages: English • Español • Nederlands • 日本語 • 한국어 • ไทย • 中文(简体) • 中文(繁體) • (Add your language) What is a "blog"? "Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Generally speaking (although there are exceptions), blogs tend to have a few things in common: diagram A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Some blogs may have additional features beyond these. The Blog Content Content is the raison d'être for any web site. On a blog, the content consists of articles (also sometimes called "posts" or "entries") that the author(s) writes. Comments Want an interactive website? Archives Feeds Excerpt

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