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In this day and age, a writer’s job has become more diverse than ever before – there’s absolutely no doubt about it. That said, no longer is it simply limited to just penning down words for print, but it’s also become an integral part of web content too! And if you’re writing for the web, the chances are you’re going to be writing blogs. So, it’s of course crucuial to learn how to write a blog post in the first place before you even attempt to kick off your career in the digital realm of content. One thing’s for sure though, when you’re writing a blog post you’ve got to have a bit of moxie! Looking back 100 years ago or so, who would have known that writing was destined to have such a prominent role in digital media?
Has the Student Life Served You Well?
As a student, you may have studied the works of Shakespeare, Orwell and Bronte along with countless others. And as a result, your reading may have led you to write 100,000 words by the time you graduated. Yet, how many of those long discursive essays have ever been turned into blog posts? I’ll make a bet and say, “None.” Why? Well, for the most part blogging isn’t something you learn at school. It’s a skill that you try out, practice and learn about through reading other blogs. If you’d like to learn about how to write a blog post or posts or your own, check out our simple 7 steps below.
Amongst the plethora of graffiti tags that are found around various European capitals, such as Amsterdam,Paris and Berlin, there are a few artistic gems just waiting to be discovered. And some of the colorful artworks have been painted by none other than the female graffiti artist Zaira from Basel,Switzerland. Through her artworks Zaira has not only managed to add some color to the streets of many of Europe’s capitals and towns, but she’s also managed to leave a girly yet super edgy mark on what appears to be a predominantly male dominated art form.
Great blogging is not just about writing. It’s also about displaying your content well and fulfilling your reader’s expectations. A means of doing this involves using html properly and inserting captivating photos in your article. If you often struggle to find the time to take your own photos, stock photos can be a great solution. Have a look at our curated list of free stock photo resources to find some images that can make all the difference the readership of your blogs.
Admit it, at one point or another you’ve had that one friend who loved to read. The friend ,who’d most often than not, bury her face in a book on a Saturday night instead of going out for a night on the town to drink away the sorrows of the week until the wee hours of the morning. And as years rolled by, that love of reading helped spark ideas which she jotted down on her brown hardback notebook. Every chance she’d get, she’d take her ideas ,remix them and paint a picture with words. And she developed her skill and got good. Real good at that. [read more]
Some people were born to study medicine, others to paint. I was born to write. And write I shall. But one thing I didn’t know about writing when I first began as a writer a few years ago is that the path to great writing is long, sometimes twisted and other times peppered with massive boulders that you must leap over. Yet, once you’ve manage to walk down the path successfully with your head held high, you’ll eventually arrive at its end feather in cap. If you’re struggling to write, here’s some writing advice and pearls of wisdom quoted from a few literary geniuses who have served to inspire many before us and continue to imbue writers of this generation with great courage to write. Have a look below! [read more]
A good book is flowing and keeps your interest. But a great book commands your attention, beckons you to turn its pages and keeps you up in the early hours of the morning. Its fueled by a deep sense of imagination, passion and meaning which enable its words to conjure up powerful imagery in your mind; making you crack a smile on a bad day and well up with tears when its protagonist experiences despair.
And the best thing about it is that it makes you feel like you’ve escaped your own reality for a few hours.
Yet, if you’re a writer, you probably very well know that creating a compelling story isn’t easy. Sometimes the words flow and sometimes they don’t. You might feel moody when it’s just not happening for you. But ultimately it’s the anticipation to write those first few words that makes you try harder and harder to reach into the bottom of your soul and splurge ink onto the paper that’s in front of you. [read more]
Amsterdam is perhaps most famous for its canals, coffee shops and lush green parks. Yet, the colorful city is also pretty artistic too! Apart from the array of fine museums,which can be quite costly to enter but otherwise completely worthwhile, there’s also plenty of street art to see in Amsterdam’s open-air museum. So, if you happen to have some free time to explore the Venice of the north, rent a bike and get ready to explore the world of Amsterdam Street Art! Below our article highlights a few murals and works of art that can be found all around the city. Have a read through this post and find out where you can spot them!
Amsterdam Street Art Guide