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How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog
Thinking about writing a blog? Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth (and by “growth” I mean “increased pageviews”)? Over the past 10 years I’ve refined my blogging skills—that’s right, I started my first blog back in 2001 and it is so embarrassing by today’s standards that I’m almost unwilling to link to it … almost. Blogs for writers are everywhere, and there’s often good advice on them about writing a blog. There’s also plenty of not-so-good advice. It can be frustrating. Now I currently run several successful blogs, including The Life of Dad and this online editor blog. When Writing a Blog Do … Find your focus. Be relatable, be yourself.What sets bloggers apart from newspaper article feeds is voice. Use links within your posts. Include images. Respond to blog comments. Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Anywhere Else You Can. [Want to land an agent? When Writing a Blog Don’t … Set Unrealistic Goals. Limit your word count. Be negative. Brian A.

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Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016 Today I have the honor of presenting the Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016! Welcome to the THIRD annual Top Writing Blogs Awards on Positive Writer. The annual awards post for best Writing Blogs are a special treat for everyone, you’ll discover new blogs, celebrate and congratulate your favorite ones, and, if you’re one of the winners, enjoy a well deserved award of recognition for your hard work! 4-Step System For Writing A Great Blog Post, Even With Writers Block A fan on Twitter recently asked if we had a guide for someone who was new to blogging. Much of the content on this blog would serve as a guide, but it got me to thinking about someone who might want help writing a blog post when they’d never done it before. What could we tell them that would be helpful when they faced the blank screen?

Eight Classic Female Bildungsromane You Should Know About If You Don't Already - The Toast The female Bildungsroman (or novel of development) is, in some ways, a contradiction in terms. Novels about the transition from girlhood to womanhood have historically been more about “growing down,” in Annis Pratt’s famous phrase, than growing up; they show their heroines learning to conform to gender norms rather than discovering themselves as individuals. Even if the novels contain subversive middles, showing us girls who run and play like boys and harbor ambitions for achievement or fame, they generally end rather depressingly with marriage and subservience, the heroines renouncing all of their earlier dreams. Of course, the most beloved women’s novels toy with the genre’s conventions. Think Jane Eyre with its rebellious heroine and weakened hero, who come together in the end as equals; or Little Women with its decidedly unromantic match between Jo and Professor Bhaer, which Alcott added in fun when she couldn’t make Jo a literary spinster.

Fiction Writing Plot Development Storyboards If you like it, you should share it! While taking a workshop with author Janice MacDonald on developing a traditional fiction story plot (the kind with a beginning, middle and end), I decided to modify one of the templates that came with my Pages program into a set of worksheets. These worksheets can help you outline your fiction plot and determine the story structure. Check out More Tips & Tools from Creative Writing classes!

10 Essential Economic Blogs Thanks to a severe case of ADD and being one of the fastest readers you will ever meet, I read dozens of different business blogs and news feeds every day. If it wasn’t for my obsessive compulsive disorder and pathological fear of missing out on some essential scrap of information I could get by with fewer. Here’s my Top 10, which I suppose would do for business owners who don’t realize how essential it is to track the Papua, New Guinea, commodities exchange and keep up to date on the latest mining information out of Mongolia. » 29 Famous Writers’ Writing Rules Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. Mine is to never write without having coffee first. I find other writer’s rules fascinating, even when I don’t agree with them. A lot can be learned by reading about other authors’ approach to writing.

How To Start A Blog And Get It Right (Complete Walkthrough) - The Blog Builders™ Every day, more and more people are getting into the exciting world of blogging for fun or profit. It’s never been easier to set up a fun, professional-looking blog. My name is Court Tuttle, and I’ve been a full-time professional blogger since 2007. I created this “complete walkthrough” to ensure that if you want to, you can have an awesome blog that’s set up and configured like a professional’s TODAY. Why You Should Use This Guide Instead Of All The Others I have been fortunate enough to meet and become friends with many phenomenally successful bloggers over the last few years. The Distance Between our Public and Private Selves — handwritten I don't write in my journal every day, but on those weekday mornings when I do, when I set the alarm to get up extra early, reflective writing makes the rest of my working day happier. On the weekends, journaling acts as my transition from working me to creative me—and believe me when I tell you that the latter is the more authentic version. In fact, journaling has taught me this: The shorter the distance between our public and private selves, the happier we are. He may have been referring to an entirely different type or genre of writing, but Stephen King was really on to something when he declared that writing is about “getting happy.” I started keeping a journal in my teenage years while I was attending a small-town convent day school in my native Ireland.

Daily Duo Daily Duo features fresh new faces from around the world. From models who have just been discovered to those who are already working in international markets, Daily Duo is the place to find diverse talent. Apr 17, 2014 Anoushka Octave Apr 16, 2014 Finding content for your blog is not impossible. There are many places to find ideas. You started a blog for your brand. You knew it was time, and you knew how it would benefit you. And, at the start, the going was great; there were plenty of things to write about. That is, until writer’s block set in, and suddenly you were drawing a blank.