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Blogging 101: Nailing the First Impression: Ten Tips on Writing Your First Blog Post

Feb 19, 2019

When meeting people, first impressions matter. The same principle applies when creating your blog. Here are ten tips to help you nail your first impression online. Read Blogs If you’re a beginning blogger looking to break through the business, you need intel. Find popular blogs that are similar to the type of blog you plan to create. Established bloggers have already found out what type of content attracts readers. Moreover, doing this will give you the insight on whether or not you should continue your plan or find an even better niche to work in. Use the intel you gather to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their blogs as well as finding opportunities and threats to y......

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Blogging 101: Staging Done Right—Picking a Blog Platform

Feb 05, 2019

Blogs have developed from online diaries into digital resumes and marketing tools. With the boom that blogging has experienced in the 2000s, many developers have jumped onto the blog bandwagon, creating user-friendly platforms that will help even the least computer-literate person create and manage their own blog. Below are five of the most popular and most user-friendly blogging websites. If you already have a blog goal in mind, read on to find out which platform your blog will shine the most. Blogger This platform has been around since 1999, so that tells you it has withstood the test of time. Blogger made it to the forefront of the internet when it was purchased by Google......

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Fiction Starter Pack: The Basic Elements of Fiction Writing

Jan 29, 2019

Creative writing has many forms, and there are many approaches to writing any single one of them. For fiction, the first thing to do is think and imagine story elements, but what follows? How does one go about writing it down and arranging it in a manner that makes sense? People still haven’t fully agreed on the number of elements that strictly constitute fiction. So for now, let’s go with six key elements: setting, characters, plot, point of view, theme, and style. The first three elements are geared toward the structure and content of the fictional world Setting This includes geography, culture, language, government, livelihood, among others. Every world’s special twist—ma......

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Blogging 101: Finding Your Blog Niche—Tracing the Evolution of Blogs on the Internet

Jan 22, 2019

Blogs have dominated the Internet for two decades now and have grown from humble personal pages into professional archives, effective marketing tools, and interactive resources. If you’re still feeling stuck on where you belong in the blogosphere, read on to find out more about the many kinds of blogs. Online Diaries Blogs originated in the ’90s as a way for people to log their experiences, reflections, and opinions. In fact, the word “blog” itself is a shortened version of “web logging.” Early blogs allowed people to create archives of memories, very much like how one keeps a diary. Another function of early blogs was to serve as an archive of links that one may find useful......

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The History of Fiction: How Fiction Came to Be

Jan 15, 2019

  Fiction’s been around for a long time, and the number of imaginary worlds in our universe just keeps expanding. But where did it all begin? Who first wrote their daydream down and called it fiction? Funny enough, the history of fiction is linked to the origins of the word history itself. The earliest lead is from way, way back in the 12th century. Back then, books were uncommon. It’s rather questionable why books wouldn’t be popular, but that’s a debate for another day. Now, despite that, there was one household title almost everyone knew: the Bible. The Bible contained parables that were believed to be true. In the old days, any story that any......

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Blogging 101: Where Did Blogs Begin?

Jan 08, 2019

For most of the millennial generation, blogs have always been around. But as with everything else, even blogging has its origin. Let’s take a step back into the ’90s and see where it all began. Online Diaries of the ’90s The first blog is said to be created by Justin Hall back in 1994. Around this time, the word “blog” hadn’t been coined, so it was called a personal home page. Originally, these home pages were used to log in diary entries on the web. Thus, the word “weblog” was first coined in 1997 by Jorn Barger of Robot Wisdom. In 1998, the first known blog on a traditional website was created by Jonathan Dube for the Charlotte Observer. Defining the Word “Blog” In......

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The Fact of Fiction: Defining and Distinguishing Fiction

Jan 02, 2019

Imagining scenarios and dreaming up fictional worlds is all fun and games until they have to be put on paper. Suddenly, there are rules to be followed, and even fiction has its fair share of them. So just what defines and distinguishes fiction? Funny enough, the history of fiction is linked to the origins of the word history itself. The earliest lead is from way, way back in the 12th century. Back then, books were uncommon. It’s rather questionable why books wouldn’t be popular, but that's a debate for another day. Now despite that, there was one household title almost everyone knew: the Bible. When in doubt, it's always good practice to go back to the basics. Here are some relevant......

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