Blogging 101: Say Your Name

Capture

I haven’t re-named any of my sites but I have gone through and put more thought (and some humour) into giving them new bylines. I can’t promise they will still be the same a month from now. But here they are today:

herebedragonswreckyratbird

diycreativeblogging

greenlivhistory

asciiartist

 

wordgrrls

Today’s challenge:

You set your blog’s address when you registered at WordPress.com, but your blog’s title — what readers see on your site when they visit — can be changed at any time.

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Content Shock

Let’s fast forward one more time to 2014 and look at the two factors that impact the economics of content marketing — the amount of content available and the amount of content consumed (supply and demand).

Of course the volume of free content is exploding at a ridiculous rate. Depending on what study you read, the amount of available web-based content (the supply) is doubling every 9 to 24 months.

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Life Is…

This was part of a quiz. Which would you answer, take some time to think about it.

lifeisHard to choose between life is an adventure and life is a journey, for me. I think the tie breaker is that the journey sounds more like work than an adventure which is full of opportunity, new things to learn and adventure, of course.… Read the rest

Move Words Around Like Pieces of a Puzzle

4. Move words, sentences, paragraphs around the page like pieces of a puzzle. The beauty of writing on a computer is that you can move words and groups of words effortlessly. Just reminding yourself of that tends to make it easier to find your writing flow. If you get your mind set that the words will be seen by the audience exactly as they flow onto the page, it can be paralyzing.

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Send in the Cannon Fodder

victoria

I’m very sorry Victoria died and I’m glad she was able to save her students. But, I do not understand why Victoria died. Why don’t we control guns and violence and make sure there are no repeat offenders. Why does our society allow this to keep happening? Why are criminals given more consideration than victims?

Why does it feel like we are all just fodder waiting for the cannon?

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Pizza Etiquette

What is the proper (or correct) way to eat pizza, with a knife and fork or picking it up and eating it with your hands?

I admit I have done both. Usually, I just pick it up with my hands. But, when the pizza is really hot, it’s easier to use a knife and fork.

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Losing your Sense of Self?

bwpollThis is an old poll I created when I used to write for a network called BackWash. Still a good question to think about.

If you had to give up or lose one of your senses, including common sense and the possibility of a sixth sense or the other standard: hearing, smell, taste, sight or touch, which would you pick?… Read the rest

Eye Tracking

Wordpreneur: Copywriting Tips from an Eye Tracking Point of View

Eye tracking research gives copywriters a few insightful tips on how to write better copy. It doesn’t matter how well-written your copy is — if it’s not properly arranged on the page and it’s not appealing to the eye, it won’t get read.

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