Luggage Number of photos: 4 Copyrighted photo - Original filename: suitcase.jpg, added January 28, 2009Under license from Shutterstock Images LLC JPEG Quality: 95% Exif data: - Original filename: suitcase.jpg, added December 20, 2008Under license from Shutterstock Images LLC - Original filename: suitcase.jpg, added April 18, 2009Under license from Shutterstock Images LLC Bloggers: 23 Ways to Counter Writer’s Block All of a sudden, your blog seems like a dog biting your heel cap and refusing to let go. You do not have time for yourself, all your research zeal has been exhausted and the topics you want to write on are all water down. They have no juice anymore. You have no juice anymore.
Bits 'n' Piece: Vancouver blog authors offer advice BlogLog authors, from left: Brandie Kajino and Noland Hoshino, both of Vancouver, and Mary Rarick of Portland. As you click through the valley of the Internet, fear not the humble blog. Three local authors say they have a solution to help new bloggers safely find their way into the multimedia world.
The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process 841 Flares Filament.io 841 Flares × Museums curate works of art. We digital marketers curate blog posts. Though our link shares may not be artistic contributions, the idea of curation is at least the same at museums and online: We’re all seeking only the best material to pass along to our patrons, customers, fans, or followers. Finding and sharing exquisite content has never had more value than it does today. People love being told what’s good to read or essential to see. Day 2: Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico The Gulf of Mexico covers a surface area of 579,153 sq miles (1.5 million sq km), and is measured 994 miles (1,600 km) west to east, and 559 miles (900 km) north to south. Though somewhat shallow along the coastal continental shelf areas, it plunges to an (estimated) maximum depth of over 13,123 ft (4,000 m) in the Sigsbee Deep, a flat abyss portion in the southwestern Gulf. Sea water from the Caribbean Sea enters the Gulf through the Yucatan Strait; it then circulates (rather quickly) in a clockwise loop current before exiting the gulf through the Florida Straits into the Atlantic Ocean, forming the Gulf Stream, one of the most powerful water currents on the planet.
20 Ideas for Social Media Content That Engages The cry of “Content is King” has been a rallying call for bloggers and on-line publishers for years. Creating and marketing your content is now as easy as typing text and uploading images and videos and then hitting the publishing button. This has been facilitated by the advent of social networks and blogging software that facilitate fast efficient multi-media publishing. The reality is that everyone is now a publisher as social media has provided easy to use tools which has put a personal printing press in everyone’s hand. We are not only creating but sharing this content on desktops, laptops, ipads and smart phones to our Facebook and Twitter streams.
How to Drastically Improve Your WordPress Blog’s Comments In general, bloggers focus on traffic for their blogs; after all, numbers of visits and page views are easy to quantify and are useful if you are looking for advertisers. However, the most successful bloggers will say that collating these figures is not what’s important; rather, creating a community around a blog is the essential part. The first step to creating this community is to attract high-quality comments. To help you do this, we’ve laid out some key factors to keep in mind. If you have others in mind, please suggest them in the comments below… Engaging Readers Through Content 6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful With so much content competing for attention on the Internet, do you ever wonder if your content stands a chance? According to the journal Science, we have to process five times more information today than in 1986. Our readers are overwhelmed. You probably are too. So how can you make your next blog post stand out among the masses? Is the attempt even worth the effort?
Day 7: Mako Shark Taxonomy Rafinesque first described this shark as Isurus oxyrinchus in 1810. Since then, it has also appeared in the literature as Isurus spallanzani Rafinesque 1810, Oxyrhina glauca Müller & Henle 1839, Isuropsis dekayi Gill 1862, Isurus mako Whitley 1929, and Isurus africanus Smith 1957 as well as many others.
Linchpin Bloggers: These 5 Bloggers Are Indispensable To Me This is just a short list of bloggers I visit nearly every day. These five bloggers have become what I termed “Linchpin Bloggers,” of course inspired by Seth Godin. They are indispensable to me. While I read much more than just these five, these bloggers have brought the most value to my life than any other. What “Say Yes to the Dress” has Taught Me about Blogging Like a lot of girls out there, I’ve been planning my wedding with gusto since I was about three years old. Let’s not talk about the fact that I’m currently single – I still love browsing wedding dress sites, ring shopping, and dreaming about my big day. I’m not even in a hurry to get married. I swear!
Descriptive/Narrative Writing To write a narrative essay, you’ll need to tell a story (usually about something that happened to you) in such a way that he audience learns a lesson or gains insight. To write a descriptive essay, you’ll need to describe a person, object, or event so vividly that the reader feels like he/she could reach out and touch it. Tips for writing effective narrative and descriptive essays: Tell a story about a moment or event that means a lot to you--it will make it easier for you to tell the story in an interesting way! Get right to the action! Avoid long introductions and lengthy descriptions--especially at the beginning of your narrative.
What are 10 Addictive Types of Content? Are you having problems driving traffic to your blog? Are you finding that no one is retweeting your content or sharing it on Facebook? When starting a blog the challenge for any blogger is providing content that will entice and delight your readers. You want them looking forward to your next article.
Building Your Online Community A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. I used Drew Odom as an example. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. I received the backlink and went over there to comment.