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Ten Must-Read Blogs for Language Lovers and Learners

May 14, 2019

From looking up grammar guides to losing ourselves in vocabulary vortices, we’ve scoured the cyber woods of words to bring you a select list of blogs that discuss the many facets of the English language. Equal parts educational, engrossing, and entertaining, these influential blogs should be a friend to every avid reader, aspiring writer, public speaker, English learner, and word lover out there. Grammar Girl Grammar Girl has covered—and continues to cover—a vast number of grammar queries and, indeed, is often the first site that comes up for whatever grammar problem you type into your search engine. As a subsection of Quick and Dirty Tips, this blog’s appeal is its simple,......

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The Soul of Fiction Writing: Drawing the Line between Moral and Theme

May 07, 2019

Have you ever been asked what the moral and the theme of a fiction are, only for you to go, “Uh, aren’t they the same?” We know it’s blurry, but we’re here to help you draw the line. We’ve all been there. Writers and readers often interchange the terms moral and theme. As kids who loved bedtime stories and fairy tales, we were always asked what the moral of the story is or what we learned. But as we grew up, they started asking us for the theme, which we thought is just another term for the moral. So if you’re one of those adults who still mix up the moral and theme, read on. So, what’s the difference? The Question: THEME Think of the theme as the topic you want your readers t......

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Making Blogging Profitable

Apr 30, 2019

Over time, blogging has become a jargon among most users online. It has also served as an avenue for individuals who want to express their thoughts and ideas and share their life stories, travel escapades, productivity hacks, and many others through the Internet. While it can honestly be considered a trend, the purpose of these blogs may still vary from blogger to blogger: it can be for either personal use or something to earn money from. Blogging, however, is not something to be underestimated. While many have succeeded in turning their blogs into something profitable, some have failed. To avoid falling into the traps of blogging, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of making......

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Blogging Bug: Building Up Your Blog-Reader Base

Apr 16, 2019

So you’ve created your blog and reeled in some interested readers, now what? Check out these helpful pointers to maintain your reader base and keep them interested in your content! Any seasoned blogger—or any online user, for that matter—would notice that the efficiency of the Internet keeps people either incredibly interested in something . . . or incredibly bored just as fast. Content creators in several social media platforms often come up with ways to keep their readers, viewers, and listeners hooked on to their blogs, video channels, portfolios, and so on. We’re here to offer some tips on how to not only help your reader base grow but also keep your blog fresh and attractive.......

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Blogging 101: Trolls Gonna Troll—How to Deal with Online Hate

Apr 09, 2019

Have you encountered Internet trolls or hate posts/comments while blogging? We’re here to give you some tips on how to keep it classy while addressing this common but pesky issue. Nowadays, people, especially bloggers, have a tendency to expect hateful or discouraging comments as soon as they post something new online. Think of it as a self-precaution or a shock absorber. Internet trolls are fond of using insults or discrediting techniques to put these people down or devalue their contributions—blog posts, artworks, even opinions. Some bloggers and content creators power over these hateful comments and go about their merry way. Sadly, however, others take a huge step back and even......

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Do Blogs Bring Fake News?

Apr 02, 2019

As people become more politically aware through information on their social media, cries of “fake news” emerge from different camps trying to battle what they feel to be unethical journalism. While these complaints can sound like a public-relations strategy to keep politicos’ names clear of the dirt they’re receiving on the morning papers and the evening news, at face value, it’s a fair-enough concern. After all, it’s no secret that media corporations get to control the way that stories get framed for public consumption. But what about when common people disseminate news through their own social media platforms, like their personal blogs? Do news bloggers escape journalistic responsibi......

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Character Development, Literally: Making Memorable and Substantial Characters

Mar 26, 2019

Fictional worlds are interesting and all, but it’s really the people in them that we relate to. Characters are the story players we get attached to (and cry about). They’re also the ones who drive the plot of the story as they affect and are affected by the world they move in. If only making characters were as easy as throwing sugar, spice, and everything nice into a container, then spilling Chemical X all over it. Sadly, as writers, we can’t create characters by smashing random things together. Like the people around us, they need backgrounds, personalities, and roles to be complete and believable. It does take a lot of careful planning and reflection (and maybe head-scratching......

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Why You Should Outsource Your Data Processing Needs

Mar 26, 2019

The fast pace of today’s world demands a lot from companies. From start-ups to major players, companies are pressured to generate huge profits while reducing the cost of their operations without sacrificing quality and brand reputation. Data processing tasks have been a huge burden to many companies as they take time away from more important job functions. Hence, many have turned to outsourcing as a solution. Outsourcing Outsourcing is a business practice where certain portions of work are being completed by suppliers instead of within the company itself. Small- and medium-scale enterprises often turn to outsourcing because they cannot afford to hire employees. Many known star......

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