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6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First 3 Months of Pro Blogging

6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First 3 Months of Pro Blogging | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it

I was a high-school Maths teacher for eight years and for all those years, my life evolved in writing lesson plans, producing teaching materials and worksheets, dealing with parents, teaching some well-behaved and some rude students, and pleasing demanding bosses. When an opportunity came for me to finally be a full-time blogger, which allows me to be my own boss and set my own schedule and calendar, it was a dream come true.


Yet, as it turn out, building a website and establishing myself as an authority isn´t all fairy tales.

 

I was a part-time blogger for two years, juggling my full-time day job, after-school tutorials, and blogging until late midnight every day. My first blogs were built through a free blog platform, on which I learned HTML, SEO techniques, and a little online marketing. I had enough experience and I was quite ready to do blogging full-time before I decided to quit my job...

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The glamorous life of a food stylist - BBC Food blog

The glamorous life of a food stylist - BBC Food blog | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it
You know the beautiful food pictures that you drool over in books and magazines? That’s the work of a food stylist (also known as a home economist, but I think...
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What Is Good Nutrition, Anyway?

 Nutrition is such a confusing topic!  First, ...


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Social Media Is Killing Storytelling

Social Media Is Killing Storytelling | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it
The obsessive documentation of social media outlets is eliminating the need to tell stories at all, Mike Sorenson writes.

 

Well, I don't think so.  Storytelling has been around for tens of thousands of years, and is here to stay.  It is what being human is all about.

 

Yet I chose this article to curate because it is illustrative of some common thinking these days that is creating some confusion for us all.

 

And I appreciate the author Mike Sorenson for posting this so we can all think better about our storytelling.

 

What the author is lamenting is the bombardment on the Internet of sharing INFORMATION, and then mistakenly thinking information sharing is storytelling.  In addition, CONVERSATION and SHARING OPINIONS is also just that -- different types of information but not storytelling.

 

Storytelling can take the information we are bombarded with, give it a context, and make it meaningful.  With care, skill, and thoughtfulness, this information can be turned into compelling stories in blogs, emails, digital/visual stories, and the like. So storytelling opportunities abound!

 

The author laments that he and his friends are sharing stories less because they've received so many FB information updates.  He wonders if he should ask, “So … I saw you had tuna casserole last week. How’d that work out for you?”

 

Well, that question will just get you more information.  Instead he might try asking for a story using classic story prompts such as "Tell me about what happened with the tuna casserole..." Or "Tell me about your tuna casserole experience last week..."

 

You are much more likely to get a story -- and be able to share one in return!

 

What's the take-away for businesses?  Stop sharing information (thinking it is storytelling) and really start sharing your stories to engage customers.

 

So storytelling is here to stay despite all the changes with the Internet and its impact on our lives.  Thank you Mike for  your boldness in writing this article, and allowing us to think better about our stories.


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Get an Astro Homeopathy Reading Free Online To Stay Healthy!

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Keep Illnesses At Bay With Our Free Astrohomeopathy Reading. Take This Online Homeopathy Astrology Tool And Lead A Healthy Life.

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Adventurers of the Year Photo Gallery -- National Geographic

Adventurers of the Year Photo Gallery -- National Geographic | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it
See photos of the 2010 Adventurers of the Year in action, including pictures of Leven Brown, Alex Honnold, Jamie Mitchell, Matt Moniz, Edurne Pasaban, David de Rothschild, Roz Savage, Ed Stafford, Jessica Watson, Martin Wikelski.
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Dummies Guide To Organic Food

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Organic more in harmony with nature? (Dummies guide to #organic food.
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Changing Diets, Changing Minds ...

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The report pulls together the published evidence linking what we eat to how we feel...

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How Low-Fat Foods Get Their Texture : NPR

How Low-Fat Foods Get Their Texture : NPR | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Replacements for animal and vegetable fats that simulate their texture have become a $5.8 billion industry. Here, we give you a breakdown of some of the most important fat replacements in your food.
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Waiting for 'Gluten-Free' Label Rules

Waiting for 'Gluten-Free' Label Rules | Travel, health & other interesting stuff | Scoop.it

Foods labeled "gluten-free" line the shelves of special sections in conventional grocery stores and natural food stores alike. But what exactly does this label mean? ...

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