Blogging is different from writings. The latter is more specifically on short-writings.
You would blog with shorter sentences and less of shorter paragraphs. Writings cares about expressing details with prose and lexicons.
Blog shares hyperlinks to useful references and not footnotes of information for pure reading enthusiasts.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
You read blogs by skimming through. There are too many articles to read and learn. So little time to absorb in a comprehensive manner.
Keywords are selective when it comes to blogging.
But for writings, language and vocabulary play an important role to build a unique voice from author. Yet, keywords can be overly time-consuming if to tailored a post simply for the search engine to crawl.
I’m not a writer. And, I blog this post within an hour.
Why do one blog while overly conscience about what to write?
And the discipline of blogging, consistency, writing prose, English grammar, short post or longread, 10 or 100 tips to be a problogger?
The discussion is totally endless.
Above all blogging rules, a good picture is the most important.
Still, it is better than nothing if a picture in a blog post has just a so-so standard.
Second to a picture is having a good basic English language.
Be it a single-word utterance with limited productivity or a chunk of words-sentence like Molly Bloom’s soliloquy.
Both ways work as good in any blog post.
If this fails, go back to rule number one: Post a picture.
Good writing is essentially rewriting.
– Roald Dahl, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Last updated on August 27th, 2013 at 04:32 pm
Consolidation of my favorite quotes. Installation Two.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
~ Lao Tzu, 老子
“Ever climbing, ever reaching. Ever striving, ever surpassing. Ever gaining, ever accumulating. For leaders this alone are ways to attain. And so for fifty years or more they repeat the pattern until stopped by circumstances, by disillusion, or by death.”
~ Lao Tzu, 老子
“The photograph is not quite true to my own notion of my gentleness and sweetness of nature, but neither perhaps is my external appearance.”
~ A.E. Houseman 1859 – 1936: letter, 12 June 1922
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.”
~ Lao Tzu, 老子
“Every now and then go away, have little relaxation; for when you come back to your work, your judgment will be surer. To remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. When you go some distance away, then your work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at glance, so a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci, (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), High Renaissance Art Painter
“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.”
~ Lao Tzu, 老子
“I don’t trust photographers. I’m now relaxed, contented 60-year-old, but look at my pictures and you see a crazy, bug-eyed serial killer.”
~ Richard Ingrams 1937- :in Observer 24 August 1997. On a photograph accompanying an Independent article to mark his 60th birthday
“What I find interesting and wonderful about Greg’s (Smallman) )approach, is that he starts from admiring the traditonal – not knocking it, but wanting to know if it’s possible to improve it in some way. He has quite clearly done that for me. Basically, he is making the guitar a more musical instrument.”
~ John Williams in 1993, Classical Guitarist, Australia
Picasso once said: “Good artists copy; great artists steal.”Going beyond imitation, not reinventing the wheel.
“Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him.”
~ Samuel Butler, Dec 1835 – Jun 1902, a novelist
Consolidation of my favorite quotes. There are inspiring, timeless and motivational.
There were from my older posts, where I’m trying to list it out in 3 installations.
Making as a re-post, while those singular post will be deleted.
This blog and the rest of them are undergoing an ‘overhaul’ of categories and tags.
Refining them by narrowing into primary and secondary topics, and omitting those arbitrary and irrelevant categories.