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Blogging: Writing and Publishing Your First Blog Entry

The content of your blog is an important factor in gaining traffic and acquiring a target audience. Publishing your first article or item is a great milestone in your blogging career. Fortunately, there are several basic guidelines, which can make your content more effective to your audience, adored by the search engines and respected by the world of blogging.

Publishing an Effective Content

Before you begin to write anything on your blog, you should know who your target audience is and what they want. If you see these factors as irrelevant for your blog because your blog is not business oriented in any way, you must remember that if you want readers then these factors are really relevant.

Always remember that where there are readers there is something interesting to read. The only reason why people read is because they want something. If you really want to achieve some kind of massive readership, you must strive to make your content interesting and actually what readers want.

First of all, keep in mind that communication is the key. More so, your communication must be authentic. The time when you publish your content is also the time when you let your true self surface. Blogs are personal in nature and communication is the key to being personal. The fact that each blog is unique because each writer is unique is enough for you to not to worry about future similarities with other blog entries. Keep in mind that whatever topic you are blogging about you must incorporate your personality with your writing.

In order to create a loyal target audience, it is important for the visitors to trust you and relate to you. It does not necessarily entail that they know about your personal details but you must connect with your audience in an authentic manner.

After establishing your communication with your audience, the content must also be credible. The blog must have authenticity even though credibility takes a lot of time to build.

The moment you begin publishing your content, which is of high value and useful to the readers, you also start establishing your authority. There will come a time when your readers ask you for advice or seek for your opinion; this is the time when you have achieved some kind of credibility and you must use this to build your reputation as a blogger.

The Blogger’s Block

Blogging is writing but uses a different medium. There are several methods to fight blogger’s block. Always remember that your blog software exists to serve you and not to frighten you. You do not have to try blogging carrying the idea that you have prolific writing skills, or a journalism degree. The fact is that you have something to say and you want others to hear it. However, if you are feeling stuck on an idea, there are several suggestions that you can apply when creating the content for your blog.

Firstly, you can try visiting other blogs. Visit those blogs that interest you and pick ideas and topics from those blogs that might be worth blogging about but keep in mind the relevance of the topic and your readership. You can also syndicate your news updates. You can do this by subscribing to news services online because they allow you to save time on searching using keywords. This is most useful for bloggers.

Nicholas Tan

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Posted by mark - August 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm

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Is there a way I can convince her to start blogging?

My mother keeps writing stuff in her diary, and it’s become a passion now. I got to know that she harbored a secret dream of becoming a writer. I told her that she should start blogging, but she says the computer isn’t for her.

Maybe she’s just uncomfortable with putting her life online. There are many blogs where writers are hired to make articles that have nothing to do with themselves. Check that out and show her that she could be a paid writer from her own home. That’s why the computer is so cool.

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Posted by mark - March 30, 2017 at 11:24 pm

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Where do i get online yet affordable English writing classes in the Philippines?

I have been looking for online English writing Classes. I have found some in US universities but they are ridiculously expensive. So i would like to know if i can find some in the Philippines or somewhere else which does not cost me an arm and a leg.

Information is below.

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Posted by mark - February 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

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Best Book Marketing Tips Help Self Publishers

In today’s publishing marketplace, the success of a book depends greatly on a strong marketing plan. This article will provide you with easy, free, and cheap book marketing, promotion and publicity tips to get you headed in the right direction. You can have the best book in the world, but if no one knows about it, no one will buy it; publicity, promotion, marketing and a focus on selling more books should now be a big part of your focus every day.

Make sure you have at least one good AP style press release, which you can send out for the lifetime of your book. Press releases can generate thousands of dollars in sales when picked up by national trade or print media. When picked up by the wire services, a press release can easily end up generating hundreds of mentions for your book.

Invest in press release submitting software, or at least set aside time every week to send out a press release online to the press directories. Your book press release should not be written as you would a sales letter or flier, it should be written for the editor and tell about your book in a factual way, no opinion or glowing remarks. Mail a press release to at least 1000 print and broadcast contacts just prior to publishing your title and again and again after you publish; you can never send too many.

Don’t underestimate the value of a good press release for making book sales. Using press releases for marketing or promoting your book or book’s website has become increasingly popular as publishers discover the powerful benefits of using press releases.
Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book’s topic to drive customers to your website. Make sure to promote and market your book each and every day, both online and offline. Contact any companies, corporations or organizations that might use your book for promotions; offer significant discounts for volume orders or for thousands of copies offer a specified amount just above book production costs.

Arrange to speak at local, regional and national events that relate to your book topic; bring books along and have an associate sell them at the back of the room for you. Be your own publicist and send a press release along with a review copy of your book to publications in your book’s genre and to book review magazines.

I’ve seen publishers lose a lot of money paying for expensive display ads, so beware if you do this; I don’t advise it in the beginning or sometimes at all — get your feet wet first so you know what you’re doing.

Local radio shows and television appearances are good but are often forgotten within hours of the broadcast; make sure to make or get a video or DVD copy of any television broadcast for future promotions. It’s important to publish a website that focuses on your title; you’ll be able to refer editors and customers and all interested parties to your book information with the click of a mouse. Create an online contest and list it in online contest directories to drive traffic to your website.

Make sure your sales letter or flier is first rate; this is the formal presentation of your title to the prospective buyer. You can give away a copy of your book in a raffle at a local function to get more book recognition. Make sure not to overlook the Internet; get yourself interviewed or profiled for sites both about writing, publishing and about the topics covered in your book.

Remember to make sure your book is listed in Books-in-Print; don’t assume it’s already there. Make at least five telephone calls a day that relate to marketing your book.

If your book solves a problem, focus on this in your marketing. Every day it’s important to focus on a wide variety of marketing approaches.

If you apply yourself every day and you promote your book like crazy, you can achieve that ultimate goal of selling thousands of copies of your book; many self publishers have done it. Make sure to do some serious marketing and promotion every single day. Use your book promotion and book marketing dollars wisely; go after all the free and cheap resources daily too.

Helen Hecker

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Posted by mark - December 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

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Why, do people use a self-publishing company?

I did use a real publishing company for my new book. Thank you for your comments about an agent they were very helpful. I will be sending in more stories. I found self-publishing companies ask for to much money. Get real.

You’ll find a lot of people in life who think they have what it takes and will spend money to prove it. Self-publishers love them, cha-ching! Some people and their supporters just won’t accept what they’re told, no matter how harsh the answer. You only have to look at American Idol, particularly those instances where their parents believe their kids have it all. Supporting no matter what, isn’t doing their kids any favors in my opinion, sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind and keep it real, or your kids end up pursuing an impossible dream and miss out on something else that not only might make them happy, but that they actually might be good at.

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Posted by mark - November 14, 2016 at 7:42 am

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Online English Spell Checker © – Writing Can be That Easy!

Many English natives and non English natives already understand how effectively an advanced Online English Spell Checker proofreads their various writing assignments. Learning how to write correct English requires time and effort, however technology can easily help us on achieving that goal. If you want to achieve your writing goals it is important to write properly and professionally. Read the following article to find out how you can easily do that.

Short overview

The following solution is basically designed to analyze text blocks for any grammar problems, so that they transform correct, fluent, and professional. It is a challenging task and indeed developing an advanced Online English Spell Checker is considered quit complex. Many of these NLP solutions (Natural Language Processing) quickly analyze your content by using advanced algorithms, and then ‘fix’ it according to their internal ‘correct text’ DB. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Main benefits

Natural Language Processing technology brings several clear advantages:

* Enabling us to better express our thoughts and ideas.
* Improving sentence construction with correct grammar and punctuation.
* Providing extra capabilities which do not exist in conventional word processors.
* Saving precious time spent on manual proofreading.
* Helping with critical writing assignments such as job and patent applications.

There are probably many other benefits that are not covered here, as this exciting technology constantly changes, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our English writing.


After the first time you try this Online English Spell Checker you quickly realize how practical and powerful it is. Advanced NLP (Natural Language Processing) solutions save us precious time that we usually spend on proofreading and editing our emails, documents and other writing assignments. We can only expect this powerful tool to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov–writing-can-be-that-easy-672985.html

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Posted by mark - August 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

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What degree is needed to work for a book publishing company, like scholastic, or random house?

I would love to work for a children’s publishing company like scholastic, but I’m not sure what degree is needed for it. I mean, there isn’t a “book publishing” degree, you know? I was thinking of double majoring in elementary education and literature? Please help, especially if you work for one of these places please give advice!!

First, you need K-12 certification, and preferably classroom experience.

Then, it depends on what you would like to contribute, and on your talents. Writing and editing? Major in English and develop your writing skills.

Art? commercial illustration.

Knowledge of new media would be tremendous, combined with the K-12 certifiication.

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Posted by mark - August 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

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For self publishing a book, what are the requirements such as ISBN or copyright things. Are these necessary?

I did not see advices on self book publishing especially on getting the book copyrighted, ISBN? and any other necessary things to do before we go to get a printer. How much money is involved in getting these done. Where to go to get these services other than printer.

ISBNs can be useful as mentioned in the previous two answers, but you do not need to have one. My book is for sale in bookstores and on Amazon with no ISBN

You can obtain the ISBN as mentioned previously or through any number of self-publishing publishers. Someone who is purely a printer will most likely not offer that service.

Before having any final prints done, I suggest, a lot of editing, wait edit with a fresh perspective and repeat. Get a proof to review, even it it costs substantially more before committing to a large print run.

The better self-publishing printers/publishers generally charge $50-100 for ISBN registration, though some include it in their service.

I recommend staying away from the more expensive vanity publishers . Go with a company that focuses on printing at a reasonable cost and if you need it maybe offers a few distribution and ISBN type services.

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Posted by mark - August 2, 2016 at 6:39 am

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Book E 9000 – Ep9 Medallion Mondays

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Mock calls a meeting to announce the wave of the future. The staff is underwhelmed with his real idea, but likes the notion of a giant monster chicken whose eggs could feed them all.

Episode 9 “The Book E 9000”

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About the show: Welcome to Medallion Press, a quirky little book publishing co. in the sunny state of Illinois. “Medallion Mondays” is set in the REAL OFFICES of Medallion Press. The series features the actual employees of the company as their worlds are forever changed when Helen, the Owner/CEO/Life-Coach of the the company, sends them a new employee… Josh The Ponceman Perry. Guest stars include Big John McCarthy, Joe The Road Warrior Animal Laurinaitis, and acting legend Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth). It’s the Office meets the Sports Center ads!

Produced by the Perry Brothers & Jonathan Wenstrup
Executive Producer Helen Rosburg, Medallion Movies
UPM Eric Curtis
Written by Windsock & SAP
Directed & Edited by SAP
Director of Phototgraphy Jonathan Wenstrup
Music by Dirty Jenny & SAP
“Medallion Mondays” Theme by SAP
Starring: Josh the Ponceman Perry and the staff of Medallion Press
Guest starring Valerie Querns as Bertha

The Perry Brothers are SAP (Scott Allen Perry) and Josh the Ponceman Perry.
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Posted by mark - January 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm

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what is a good online booking publishing and printing?

I’m looking to have some of my books printed professionally and I want to go to a good reputable company to get them done. The layouts are done just need them to be printed.

If you are looking for self-publishing companies to publish your book, I know of a few companies that practically holds court to everything a book needs from getting you your copyright, size preferences, book cover design customization, layout consultation, copyediting and even marketing – at affordable costs.

Most self-publishing companies have programs that costs about $250 to $12999 and is highly dependent on the kind of services that you will be getting which is why it is very significant to carefully map out your book’s budget as early as now.

Publishing companies now have all the resources to publish books with the same productivity and efficacy as that of regular black and white books. Considering the fact that most books are in full color, you should choose a publishing company whose book’s are of the highest quality, bar none.

Xlibris Publishing is one of those companies who truly boasts of their book’s top quality as your book is printed on acid-free 50lb library-edition paper. That alone can give your book a longer shelf life and durable pages.

Self-publishing entirely means that you get to retain full control of your book’s production and that it gives you the option to publish your work and claim authority of the photos that you have chosen to be published.

Publishing is synonymous to getting that copyright for protecting your book which is why it is highly important to publish it.

You can get free information sent to your mail here and even try to check the quality of their brochure because it is the same as how they publish books. The cost to publish is also listed in detail and in depth.

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Posted by mark - January 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

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