Trying to decide on what type of blog you are creating? Well most of the bloggers have two types of blog. You will either choose between being an informative and a persuasive one.
Let’s not waste our time and let’s differentiate where you will be lining up with your blog.
First, what is an informative blog? The types of blogs are the ones you commonly see and most of them are blogs related to information dissemination, like the Unveiling of iPhone7 or the return of Nokia to smartphone industry. It gives facts about the topic which you would like your readers to know.
The content of informative blogs usually had an opening followed by the body and ofcourse the conclusion, there should always be a conclusion ladies and gentlemen. If these makes things complicated you might want to visit my blog regarding ABC of blogging.
While the persuasive blogging on the other hand is a bit tricky and sometimes it bends into being informative but you can see some difference between the two, most of the persuasive blogs are the so-called “call to action” blogs, these are the ones publicized by outsourced press blogs, individuals who provide social works and even nature lovers out there but most of the time these are based according to the writers own opinion about the topic unlike informative which give facts.
There is a bit of discrepancy between the two, persuasive blogs encourage their readers to do something after reading their blog or a question to be answered through action based on how the writer persuades his readers. One of which are election bloggers, “Why do we need to vote for Clinton?” so like informative it will provide some details about her then the writers own opinion about it and at the end of the blog there is a call to action “So, will you or will you not vote for her? The future of our country lies on your hands”.
So basically these are the two types you’ll be considering when creating a blog.
“Everything in this world is uncertain; the only two things we are certain are death and change”
We are living in a fast and growing environment where change is inevitable. The world as we all know it is in fast changing community where technology is like a shadow chased by its owner.
Individuals have their own personal electronic gadgets [i.e. mobile phones, tablets and things alike.] which is dominated by Applications and games that preoccupies them during their idle time.
One of which is the trending Pokemon GO, it came to the world from being small which is limited to specific countries only but now it became a world-wide trend, the game itself is not only for kids and teenagers but also to adults who came to like the said game.
The game became famous real fast and now the world losses its interest on the game real fast too, same as how it became famous. The reason why it went down is because, First, it doesn’t have the capabilities to ride along with the fast moving pace the world of technology has.
Second, it only has limited features like catching a Pokemon, hatching an egg, battling through Gyms and that’s it. It’s been few months since it released and it already went down due to idleness of its development.
And if it doesn’t listen to its consumers then it shall stand to its name Pokemon GO and bid farewell.
Breeding Features: Which provides breeding capabilities of Pokemon through matching and compatibility like rock to rock Pokemons, Water and Fire could create a Hybrid Pokemon and other things alike.
Free Poke Balls: People can’t always go to pokestops, much better if they have free spins to have Pokeballs and stuffs.
Security: The game had been infiltrated and other third party programs are already rampant and that makes a minus point to users who play fair.
Global statistics: Top players and so “You have the minds, be creative”
If you would ask me if I love to travel alone I’ll be glad to say yes, I love going to places particularly areas on my bucket list. I am already working now so that makes it hard for me to update my blogs but what my work status allowed me to travel places. And one of those place is here, a Hidden Paradise.
This place is called Kayangan Lake of Coron, Palawan; one among the thousands of islands situated in the Philippines. It is a 1 day travel by boat from Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Upon reaching Coron I can’t tell you how much a boat costs from Coron to this lake since we used our own rubber boat just to reach this wonderful destination.
Upon reaching this place you’ll be welcomed by natives of the area and a small fee around 300Php that is more or less 7USD, a small hike towards the lake and boom, you will witness a hidden paradise deprived from civilization, unharmed, so clean and peaceful. It is a perfect place to unwind and be one with nature.
I spent a lot swimming around viewing the underwater scene. Everything is just worth it.
Have you ever tried to speak in public but you can’t keep track on what you are trying to convey? As if your brain is overflowing with ideas so your words are mixed up and ended up as a failure?
The same thing goes to writing, when writing a content or Blog, see to it you are still within the scope of your topic and the whole content should not go beyond the supposed discussion.
Regardless of what topic you will be creating, there are three points you need to consider in delivering your thoughts. And these are the ABCs of Blogging.
A for Attention:
This portion is the opening of your content. In other writing you may compare this to an introduction. You may start this portion with a background on what you’re trying to convey regarding your topic or you could also ask a question that will be answered on the later part of your content.
B for Body:
This area contains the entire content of your topic; you will be discussing your thought here which is relevant to your Attention. There are several types of content writing but let’s stick first on the basics so you could build your foundation before proceeding to succeeding topics.
NOTE: Your body needs to support the Attention you relayed and these needs to sustain the message from you Attention or answer the question which you asked from the beginning.
C for Conclusion:
Definitely, in this area, just like the word itself, it wraps up everything from start to finish. In here you’ll summarize your main points which you mentioned prior to conclusion. As such, keep these are brief and concise since this will be the ending.
In addition, parting with your readers could either encourage them to act according to your message or you could ask them again the same question you asked from the beginning of you content.
When you heard the word Rebellion, What is the first thing that comes into your mind? Terrorism? Radicals? Or Extremists? During my early years in High School, when I heard the word Rebellion, it meant deliberately neglecting my parent’s guidance, but those thoughts changed when I ventured into college.
When I was in college, I then knew that Rebellion has its own degree and category based on an individual’s point of view or how these individual’s perceive the word Rebellion. A child’s manifestation of rebellion could mean not paying attention towards a child’s environment after being deprived of their want.
Second, in a teenage mindset, it could possibly lead them into skipping classes, walk out in the middle of conversation with their parents and worst if it led to drug addiction. And finally, in an adult/professional point of view, Rebellion could mean sedition, mutiny or movement against their own government.
However Rebellion doesn’t exist unless there is a cause or an objective why Rebellion takes place. Let’s not get into too much detail and let’s narrow our thoughts into Rebellion against a certain government. According to our Professor, there are two factors why Rebels exist. Rebellion based on Poverty and Rebellion based on Intellect.
Rebellion based on Poverty:
Individuals coming from poor family background are less fortunate to attend to school and avail privileges of a good quality of education. Once an individual are deprived from education, they see people with intellect more superior that them. Another thing is when these less educated individuals encounter such abusive people with intellect they are lured towards comfort and special benefits being promised by the latter and just being used for their own interests. In the Philippines, these less educated individuals are paid PHP 10,000 (217 USD) to die for these type of people. And I came into realization that I’d rather die with an empty stomach rather than to deprive my future kids with good education.
Rebellion based on Intellect:
I am just wondering how these militant leaders fight a government with highly sophisticated equipments from barren and remote areas. And when I read some articles about these leaders, I felt amazed yet sad about their background. Some of which are rich individuals who even possessed huge companies and had lived a life in luxury. Others even excel in school as top notch in their respective fields and some are even professors in various institutions. But why are these brilliant people capable of leading rebels and fight even their own government? It’s simply because they see some fault that ordinary citizens aren’t aware and one thing that bothers me are their ideology. When they see there is a better government organization than that of their own government which they reviewed thoroughly through knowledge acquisition and research they try to create a faction to force the government towards their ideology and belief.
That’s why education for me is like a sword with blades on both sides that could either lead you to positivity or otherwise. In support to these, education plays a vital role in our daily activities particularly in perceiving the norm. we might challenge it someday according to our own logical thinking and ideology. So before we judge these individuals, we have to understand first their background. What are they fighting for, their objectives as well as their belief.
Rather than facing them head-on and using violence, we should negotiate with them in a civil and educated manner.
When starting to communicate with your readers; first and foremost is to build trust and credibility. And one way to get that credibility is by telling them something about yourself, skills you possess and anything about you as if selling yourself to the market.
Your reader’s impression reflects on how you present yourself through writing, which reflects your personality even from behind the monitor. That’s when credibility builds up.
If you want to strengthen the trust, the least you could do is state some personal thoughts about yourself, the concept in that is you trusted your readers with a bit of your personal stuff therefore in return they’ll pay you back the trust you gave them.
Since it is your debut in writing, there is no specific rule in creating this topic, just let everything flow out of your mind. Remember the two words, Trust and Credibility.
This is a guide for those who are still confused on how to create a story/Book for Wattpad.
You have to think of a genre for you story first. There are several major types of genre like Romance, Historical, Spiritual, Horror and most likely books are somehow similar with movies. Books too have Drama, Action, Sci-Fi you name it. It’s all in there. You just have to choose what kind of story you’ll be focusing with.
So with that you will be able to narrow the scope of your story now, Instead of having all types of stories in one you are now focused a single scope. Let’s have an example, let’s choose Romance for example, everybody loves Romance right?
Having a Romance genre is still broad. Why? I’ll explain it soon when we go further.
We were able to pick from various types of Books and decide to have Romance as our GENRE, so GREAT.
So what’s next? It has to be the setting. Why? Because the setting is where your created world would be, where things would happen in your story.
What kind of Romantic Setting you will choose? Would you like a Romeo and Juliet story, Historical romance setting during the time of Robin Hood or a modern romance?
Let’s say we’ll pick a Historical Romance way back during the time of Greek Gods and Goddesses. See the picture now?
But it’s all up to you; it’s how you feel the environment. Imagine yourself being the character you will be creating, the place where your romance would be.
We have our GENRE already Romance, and the Setting is in History about 545 B.C.
In this phase you narrowed a broad concept of creating a book, we now proceed to the story. The story is the main focus of your book of course; you have to come up with a story base on what you feel like.
I created a book on Wattpad; it’s a Romance Book during my high school years yet I added some crisp to make it more fascinating.
How about you? Did you have disappointments regarding your love life? Write it. Did you have a happy ever after High School or College then share it to the world, You are the master of your book as if you are the creator of a world and you dictate characters on what to do, where to go and what to feel.
It’s either a tragedy or a happy ever after.
Please don’t tell me you’ll be placing Rambo in our Romantic Book, HELL NO! We have to come up of a character that matches the GENRE, SETTING and the STORY.
It’s a Romance Genre, with a Historical setting and a happy ever after. Ok, Noted. Okay then let’s choose a Female this time.
A Character needs to have traits and information just like the Author has; you a name, a family background and all, so should our character.
Let’s give her a name. She would be Althea Breannicus or Althea the Priestess; a common name during the time of Greek Mythology. She lived a few acres across the city of Greece and her father and mother are both servants to the Temple of Zeus, that’s a family background.
She’s a tall and slender woman, her hair is smooth as a golden ornament representing the elegance of beauty of the Gods, her eyes as deep as the winter chill reflecting the light of the moon with her lips enlightened a crimson blood with nose every women would like to possess.
Can you imagine her beauty now? We just created a character. You can also add, despite her being a gifted goddess of mankind she had a bad-temper towards men and a pale face that seldom smile in front of the crowd.
With that you can easily predict her attitude as a self centred woman and a man-hater. She had bad experience with men I guess.
So after having all those mentioned above; GENRE, SETTING, STORY, CHARACTER. In this part you need to be creative, every one of us have a unique talent for everything. Somehow or somewhere deep within us we are creatively gifted.
Use your creativity. Stand out. Make a story that’s not predictable.