Recently, it seems as though there have been some very major weather conditions not only across the United States, but across the entire globe. More than ever, we are experiencing severe and devastating weather, including such natural disasters as tornadoes, hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes, and so much more. All of this crazy weather had led a lot of people to wonder exactly what the cause of this all has been. And while there is a lot of speculation as to what exactly is causing this dramatic Read the rest of this entry »
As the mainstream Republican party becomes increasingly influenced by the fringe elements shouting on the sidelines, many people cannot help but have sympathy for the poor elephant because its image is so firmly associated with conservative politics. Although it is probably not possible to replace the elephant at this point with a more fitting symbol, there are other animals that would better represent the current state of the Republican party. Elephants are highly intelligent mammals that have little in common with today’s typical Republicans.
The only animal Read the rest of this entry »
Donkeys have their roots as a symbol of the Democrats in the year 1828, when images of the animal were first used by Andrew Jackson on his campaign posters after his opponents referred to him as a jackass. He decided to turn things around on them by adopting the image as his own, and cartoonist Thomas Nast later used the donkey in newspaper cartoons. Some modern Democrats, however, suspect that the symbol of the donkey may have run Read the rest of this entry »
So you want to write a blog but you’re not sure where to start? Whether you’re a constant CNN watcher on your http://www.direct.tv/direct-tv/Washington/ connection or you barely keep up with who’s who of Hollywood you’ve got a perspective worth sharing. Here are some Protips.
Get a Point – a point of view, that is. Make sure you’re saying something original, that’s why people come to your particular blog! Don’t be afraid to tick people off as controversy builds readership and gets people talking. It’s what you want.
Stay Focused – you may love food and puppies and crafting but your blog doesn’t have to be about ALL of these things. The more focused you are the more likely people will be to visit you time and again – build a readership of like-minded individuals.
Post Often – one of the biggest mistakes new bloggers make is starting off strong then trickling into once a week posts – that won’t cut it. Make sure you’ve got at least a bi-weekly posting schedule an STICK to it! No one likes a blog that never turns new content.
If you are a teacher to students from a foreign country learning english, the hardest part of teaching is the difference in grammar from their home country, to that of the US. In most cases, the grammar in their country is the exact opposite as that here in the US, so it may be hard at first to teach them this new way of thinking, especially if they are a bit older, and have been taught a different method for so long. So, Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us learned grammar during twelve years of school, but not all of those lessons have stuck with us! If you often find yourself questioning the proper use of commas and apostrophes, or you are wondering what the heck a split infinitive is, you might find these grammar references very helpful. There are tons of good grammar references and exercises available online, but I have done the work for you and found some of the best!
The Guide to Grammar and Writing, found at http://grammar. Read the rest of this entry »
Blog Posts are normally meant to just be a quick insight for the readers. Typically good blog posts run a good 200-300 words so that there’s some substance to the material. A lot of blog readers don’t want an drawn out post unless the article is interesting and in depth.
With too little or too much content, the reader will simply skip over the post. The main thing with the blog is to attract the attention to the reader, and< ! Read the rest of this entry »
Whether writing a blog entry or a business letter, it is important to write in a professional and appealing manner.
If you use sloppy grammar and sentence structure, what does that portray about you? If you are trying to make a point, your writing should give the impression that you are knowledgeable and sincere. Just like making sure that you look presentable at an interview, you should be presentable in your writing.
If you want to be taken seriously and your message Read the rest of this entry »