How to Write a Fictional Blog

Most people are familiar with the concept of a web blog, which tends to reveal something about a writer’s daily life or hobbies, his or her interest in celebrities, politics, or other matters, or some other chronicle of real-world events. But blogs are also increasingly being used as a new format for fiction, ranging from an imagined account of the life of a favorite character from books or television (fan fiction), to a completely original storyline created within the conventional format of the blog. Writing a fictional blog is a fun and easy way to practice your creative-writing skills within a ready-made forum where your friends and peers can read and comment on your work.

Steps

  1. Find yourself a blog-hosting site. Just as with any blog, the first and most important step is choosing a site that will best suit your needs. Some great places to start are Choseit, Blogger.com, Typepad.com, and LiveJournal.com.
     
     
  2. Choose a fictional world that will appeal to you and that you won’t lose interest in. One easy place to start is with a world that has already been created–that way you have a landscape, characters, and a history pre-made and ready to build on. If you are a fan of the Star Wars Galaxy or the Gilmore Girls TV show, you could choose one of these worlds as a framework into which you can insert your blogging persona. Or, if you want to make up your own world, spend some time thinking up the rules that you’re going to play by before you start writing, so you can narrow down the scope of your project so that it’s more manageable.
  3. Choose the right character. Be careful not to pigeonhole yourself too much, because you’re going to be stuck with this character for a long time! The trick is to pick someone who’s enough like yourself that when you sit down to write an entry, you’ll be able to get inside that character’s head and write as if you were them. Remember, this isn’t just a short story you’re writing, it’s a blog, so you need to be able to write your entries as if they’re the diary entries of a real person. The more natural your character seems, the better.
  4. Write out a story arc. Spend some time working out what you want the overall direction of your story to be. This doesn’t mean you have to put down every little detail before you start posting entries, but it really helps to have an idea of where you’re going with your story, rather than making it up on the fly. As a fictional blogger, you don’t have the luxury that other bloggers have of being able to sit down and report the events of the day as they happened–you have to make that part up, and it helps a lot if you know in advance what you want to happen in the long run.
  5. Find your market. Once you’re ready to develop a readership, have a look for the sorts of people who might be interested in your fictional blog. Your friends and family are a great place to start, but you might also want to look for online communities that specialize in the subject matter you’re writing about. If you’re writing a fictional blog about the Star Wars Universe, let people on Star Wars message boards or fan sites know about your blog. If your blog is set in a fantasy world, spend some time looking for online communities that are interested in new fantasy literature.
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How to Write a Travel Blog

A travel blog generate affection in peoples for visit the new places.Visiting give mentally satisfication to every people. A blog owner might identify a niche, such as travel locations within a small region of a country, or broaden the scope to include countries across the globe. Writing a travel blog requires recording notes and observations, taking pictures and talking to local people while traveling. Here are a few tips for writing a travel blog.

Steps

  1. First of all you must be visited to various places so that you can teach your visitors.
     
  2. Visitors of your site wants a eye catchy text in which they can feel like they are at the real place what they are reading.
    • Provide accurate facts. Protect the credibility of your travel blog by verifying all facts. Write down directions as you travel to various locations so that you can provide accurate information to readers. Provide the correct spelling of towns, people, restaurants and streets. Call phone numbers and visit website links before publishing to verify accuracy.
  3. Keep a travel journal. As you travel, write down your impressions. After a memorable dining experience, for example, write down the name of the restaurant, the dish you ordered, its ingredients and the details of the d�cor and music. Recording this level of detail will be helpful later on, especially if/when blog followers contact you for more information.
  4. You must add peoples interview during the journey .
  5. Appeal to the senses when writing about locations. The scent of rare flowers, the beautiful view from a mountain top, the feel of soft towels in a high-end hotel, and the sound of a waterfall are examples of descriptions that help people to connect immediately with a place or experience.
    • Take pictures. To help people see things with their own eyes, take pictures of all locations about which you wish to write. Local cuisines, landmarks, traditional clothing and scenic locations are possible examples. Take numerous photos, posting the clearest and most vivid pictures.
    • Videotape events. For example, if you are writing about a popular dance festival, include short video clip of dancers next to a description of the event.
  6. Ask for submissions from other travelers. To infuse your travel blog with voices of other travelers, invite freelance writers to submit blog posts about locations you may not have the opportunity to visit. Introduce the writers in a few sentences before posting their entries.
  7. Respond to readers’ comments. Blogs typically allow you to accept or disable comments. Allowing comments is an opportunity to build rapport with readers and answer questions.

How to Entertain Your Blog Readers

Want to make sure you keep your readers? Need more? Find out how to keep them on edge!

Steps

  1. Update frequently. The readers of your blog would like to see at least some sort of new post every now and then. Posting at least once a day can keep them satisfied, although three or four times a week could be enough if you don’t time.
     
  2. Avoid excessive repetition. Never talk about the exact same thing for an extended period of time; not everyone wants to read about your new pair of shoes throughout the whole week. This shouldn’t be a problem if your blog is about a certain topic but you could try to keep things interesting by changing things up whenever you can.
  3. Change topics. Try to talk about different topics. One blog post could be about how much you love wikiHow, while the next could be about a new movie that you’re eager to see. Random blogs can be quite amusing for readers because they never know what to expect – and they love that!
  4. "If you mentioned that it snowed today, why not a post a picture of you out in the snow with friends?"

    “If you mentioned that it snowed today, why not a post a picture of you out in the snow with friends?”

    Post pictures. Add pictures that are relevant to the theme of the blog. If you mentioned that it snowed today, why not a post a picture of you out in the snow with friends? Another example, for a fashion blog, would be posting a picture of you wearing the outfit that you wore that day. It may be even be worth talking about where you bought your clothes from and even where you went and what you did.

  5. "They can also help people understand things more if you're trying to explain something"

    “They can also help people understand things more if you’re trying to explain something”

    Post videos. Videos are a lot more entertaining than pictures or just text. Putting videos related to your topic on your blog will not only entertain people but they can also help people understand things more if you’re trying to explain something.

  6. Talk about current events. You can add gossip about celebs from time to time or what’s going in the world of sports and athletics.
  7. Avoid being biased or offensive. Expressing your own opinion is fine but avoid coming across as arrogant or ignorant. Another thing to avoid are racial/religious slurs. It may be safe to avoid political or religious topics altogether unless your blog has anything to do with politics or religion – even if you aren’t being offensive, some people just don’t want to hear it. Making any of these mistakes just once has the potential to put people off from reading your blog completely.
     

How to Set up a WordPress Blog

WordPress is very widely used by mom bloggers. When your blog is set up on your own hosting account, you have 100 percent control over what you do with your blog.

Every hosting company is a little different, and there are thousands of hosting companies to choose from. The WordPress team has a list of hosting companies that make WordPress easily available to their customers. They frequently feature Bluehost as one of the top recommendations.

Their team is very knowledgeable and helpful with WordPress setup support, and they offer so-called 1-Click Auto WordPress installation, which is well documented on their site.

When your WordPress blog is set up, you will get an e-mail with your login URL, which is usually www.YourDomainName.com/wp-admin. When you log in to your blog for the first time, you see the WordPress Dashboard.

The WordPress blogging platform Dashboard.

The WordPress blogging platform Dashboard.

From here, you should enter your blog’s name and tag line right away before you start blogging:

  1. From your WordPress Dashboard, click the General link under the Settings menu.

  2. In the Site Title text field, enter your blog’s name.

  3. In the Tagline text field, enter your blog tag line.

    The tag line is also your blog description.

You also need to know how to install a theme and a WordPress plugin. Be thankful at this point that WordPress has improved so much over the years, because this used to be a hassle for new users. No more! It’s now a simple point and click process.

How to Create Your First Blog Using Blogger

You’re ready to become a blogger by writing your very first blog post, an entry, for your new blog. Fortunately, the mechanics of writing a blog post aren’t much different from writing an e-mail.

Most posts are quite short and are written directly and conversationally, but you can make them as long as you want. Every blog takes on a personality and life of its own.

If you’ve used a Web-based e-mail service like Gmail, Hotmail, or MSN, blog software feels very familiar. Creating the post is simply a matter of filling in the appropriate fields in a form, formatting text, and then sending it off to its destination — in this case, to your blog, rather than a friend’s inbox.

1

Go to the Blogger publishing screen.

If you just finished signing up for your blog, click the Start Posting link to start a blog post; the publishing screen appears. If you’re coming back to Blogger, log in. Blogger takes you to the Dashboard — a kind of control panel showing you the blogs you have set up — giving you access to tools like posting, help resources, or even creating another blog. Click the New Post link on the Dashboard to get to the Publishing screen.

2

Enter a title for your post in the Title field.

Titles are a lot like newspaper headlines: catchy and informative so that they encourage visitors to your blog to continue reading.

3

Write your post in the large field.

Consider writing your blog posts in a standard word-processing program, such as Notepad or Microsoft Word, and saving the document. Many bloggers have spent hours composing right in the entry field of their blog software only to find that their Internet connection has failed or another technical problem has occurred, resulting in a lost post.

4

Format your post.

Blogger’s entry field includes icons across the top that let you change the font and font size, apply bold and italics to text, and create common formatting styles like lists. To use these features, select the text in the field that you want to modify by clicking and dragging over the text; then click the appropriate icon or select an option from the desired drop-down list.

How to Write Great Blog Content

Successful bloggers have to keep their heads around many different aspects of the medium – but at it’s core is being able to write compelling and engaging content on a consistent basis over time.

How you do this will vary from blogger to blogger to some extent as each blogger has their own style – however there are some basic principles of writing great blog content that might be worth keeping in mind.

Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned on the topic over the years:

Where to Start

How to Craft a Blog Post – This is a series of posts that walk bloggers through a variety of points on blog writing that can make a good post great.

Techniques

Workflow

Motivation

Principles of Successful Content Creation

RSS

  • How to Make Your RSS Feeds POP! – a series on how to develop a compelling RSS feed, how to grow your RSS readership and how to get RSS readers visiting your actual blog

8 Reasons business blogging is better than facebook

  1. Bussines blogging is better than facebook
  2. Reach multiple audiences
    This includes RSS,email,site visitors,and ALL social netwoks. On Facebooki you can only reach the people that ‘ like ‘ your page…
  3. More Clicking
    A complelling link on your blog will most likely be clicked while a link to your facebook page will most likely be ignored !
  4. Offer more value
    FB fans will only ‘like’ your brand if they think you have something of value to offer.But on your blog you can give them more value via helpful tips,advice,and teching them new thing.
  5. Content HubA blog is the hub of your content and where your thought leadership starts.Facebook only helps you to distribute/promote your content.
  6. News Feed
    Facebook decides who sees your blog ANYONE AND EVERYONE can see your content.
  7. Long shelf life
    Your blog articles have a long shelf life because they will continue to be found in search for months/years.Facebook updates only last a few days at the most.
  8. stability
    no frustrating changes to deal with – facebook changes are fast and furious, and they can drive your nuts ! but your blog is self – hosted,stable,consistent and dependable.

The Negative Effects of Daily Blog Posts

  1. Daily posts mean hasty readers. Writing a new article every day can give the impression that you don’t invest much time writing it. Why should others then spend much time reading it?
  2. Daily posts mean low quality. This is a logical result of daily posts. Do you really have something interesting to say everyday? Most bloggers who write daily usually reiterate information and news that are already out there.
  3. Daily posts mean fewer subscribers. Direct result of the above points is that your blog gets less subscribers. People don’t want to have a cluttered mail or RSS readers…especially when posts repeat themselves and don’t have much to say.Although I like Mashable, I unsubscribed from their feed. They post 10+ posts each day and that’s just discouraging for me.
  4. Daily posts mean fewer comments. Let your readers think about what you write. Sending an avalanche of thoughts and information doesn’t give the user time to think things over. Blogging is a communication medium, it’s not an one-way monologue.
  5. Daily posts mean pressure. It is a great time hog to write an article each day – even if it is just a short text. Why do you think most blogs are abandoned after a couple of months?
  6. Daily posts don’t guarantee success. Success comes with quality, interaction and innovation. Say something new once a week and you will build a steady readership in no time.

The Benefits of Learning English Free on the Internet

Learn English Free Online
There are millions of people including students and professionals looking for learning English online free of cost. There are many benefits for you if you are looking for an answer to what are the benefits of learning English free online? Most importantly, you do not have to spend a penny to learn English online if you know where to look for the resources. You should also remember that based on your level of English there are various websites and blogs on the Internet. Not only those whose first or native language is not English but also those whose native language is English, also learn English online. Many native speakers use online resources to improve the various aspects of their English. Today, English is the most widely used and most internationalized language used by people from all over the world.

Why Learn English?
English is a universal language which is also the state or main language of many countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, etc among others. English is also the most important language in terms of economy as it is the primary language of some of the richest countries in the world. Almost two-third scientific researches carried out worldwide are published in English. English is the most used language on the Internet. Almost all computing operating systems, programs, software, etc are dominated by English language. English is the language used in national, regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars, talks etc.

English is the most dominating and the richest language in terms of economic, educational and cultural values. There are numerous benefits for you if you have a good command of English. Learning English is not very difficult if you dedicate some time on regular basis. However, those who do not have basic foundation might struggle a lot to learn the language well. Learning English online is fun, interesting and free of cost. There are paid lessons or programs but as a new learner or advanced learner, you can find plenty of free resources on the web. Here are some key benefits you can gain learning English:

  • English is an international language and the most widely used language in the world in all aspects of lives of people. Learning English will help you communicate with the wide world reaching out people around the globe.
  • Even in countries where English is spoken seldom in daily lives of people, a good knowledge of English is a very demanding prerequisite for many jobs. It is the most widely used language for international business and commerce. So if you learn English well you have a great advantage of securing a good job.
  • If you are looking for information in books and on the Internet on anything you will have to rely heavily on English. That is why learning English is so crucial.
  • If you are traveling to a foreign country then you are going to understand and speak English almost certainly. If you are visiting or staying an English speaking country then you will find it greatly beneficial to be able to speak English. Even in countries where English is used little, you will find your knowledge of English enormously useful.
  • For educational and business purposes, learning English is an imperative to the success of your educational career and professional life.

Learning English as a Second Language
English is the most widely used language in the world in the everyday life of people. Over 350 million people speak English as their native or first language and well over a billion people in the world can speak English. In 50 countries across the globe English is the official language. In this new global world, English has becomes more common around the world. Students, professionals and individuals are learning English as a second language to communicate with the global audience.

It is the lingua franca of the world, broadly speaking. Even in countries where English is used little in the daily lives of people, English is considered one of the best qualifications to obtain better jobs or career growths. If you are a business person and want to expand your business beyond your country English is a must. If you are looking for valuable and helpful information on the web there is no alternative to English as almost all the content is written in English. Therefore, for education, fun, entertainment, business, and almost all other purposes you need to learn English to improve and enhance the quality of your life.

The Benefits of Learning English Free Online
Many people find the Internet more interesting to learn English. The resources are endless on the web, especially for advanced learners. They can come across millions of sentences online and learn how a specific situation or action is described in a sentence. If the learners or readers have confusion about any sentence they can turn to many sources online to get the correct information. They can also look up a word using online dictionaries, which are also free to use. People use the Internet to learn English for flexibility as many people are busy in their personal as well as professional lifestyles. Also it is more convenient and less time consuming compared to learn at attending regular classes or sitting at home browsing through book after book.

Although I support learning at home by reading some good English grammar books, story books, practical lesson books etc, they can be a bit expensive. Most importantly, in this day of advanced technology, many learners will find the Internet more interesting to learn English. There are many blogs and websites dedicated at providing with free English learning opportunities are being updated every day are ideal for people who are looking for something new. Many learners are looking for specific lessons in a given situation. For example, there are learners who need to know how to speak English when attending a meeting in a foreign country or dealing with a foreign customer in an office or shop. There are numerous resources online to learn how to speak English in those particular situations.

The Internet is so full of useful resources that anyone looking for learning English to be able to handle a particular situation can use them according to their needs. If you are migrating to another country where English is not the primary language, you will still need to learn English. To be able to deal with everyday situations in that country you will need to speak English. Many people are going to English speaking countries for higher studies, on work or tourist visas, or on immigrant visa. For them learning English is a must.

Where to Learn English Free Online
Students learning English online find that they can improve their speaking and written English very well by reading a lot of web contents that interest them. They can understand the meaning of a word from different perspectives as used in different situations. They can learn English at their own pace and convenient time. All this makes online learning a very interesting and effective method for people looking for learning English or improving their English.

There are numerous websites and blogs where you can learn English without spending a dime. You can check with the following resources to learn English free online:
Here are some place to check online where you can learn English online for free:

  • Learn English at the British Council
  • BBC Learning English
  • The Learn English Network
  • Exam English

There are many different reasons for people to learn English. They might need to learn the language for personal communication or business advancement or for other reasons. Learning English free online is one of the best methods for them. There are numerous websites that offer free courses for people to learn English. There is no denying the fact that English is the most dominating language in the world. There are many others language which are as rich as English but they are not as important as English in terms of economic value. That is why more and more people want to learn English.

Conclusion
The importance of learning English as a second language is no doubt very crucial in this global world. Being able to learn English in an interesting and user-friendly environment will be very effective and valuable for you in your future communication experiences at home and abroad. Online English learning opportunities are interesting and dynamic. If you use a blog or forum site it will be interactive and more enjoyable for you learning English at your convenient time. There are a number of options available for people who want to learn English online. The Internet is particularly the best place for advanced learners of English language. Those who want to learn from the very beginning or whose foundation is not solid yet can also find valuable websites that provide them with the opportunity to learn English online free of cost. There are numerous step by step lessons or programs for both basic and advanced learners offered by many reliable websites.

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