Have you ever wondered how blog posts are created? How does one write and publish a post, and what are all the steps involved in the process?
Step 1- BRAINSTORMING
This is the first and most essential part of blogging. The blogger must be inspired and have something to write about. They can do research, read other blogs, go outside, listen to music, the list's kind of endless. We just keep going until we've got an idea for a blog post.
Step 2- WRITING
Now that there's an idea, it needs to be written. Readers can't just read a clump of boring text. This is also a very crucial step, because the blogger has to write it in such a way that the person actually WANTS to read it.
Step 3- PICTURES
No blog post is complete without pictures and gifs. These make the post more exciting and interesting to read. They're not compulsory to include, but it's highly recommended.
Step 4- EDITING
Now, you have to purge and clean your blog post of any mistakes in grammar or spelling, or sneaky little typos that you might have not noticed the first time. This part is extremely important, otherwise the grammar Nazis of the internet will attack.
Step 5- PUBLISHING
Finally! We can publish it and send it out to the world! People can read it and comment about what they liked and what they thought about it, their opinions, etc. Definitely the best part. Makes you feel accomplished.
STEP 6- GLITCH
This rarely happens. The computer glitches or turns off and all your writing is deleted and all your hard work and hours of toil are gone. This makes me want to smash something.
So basically, think of it like a cake being baked. Step 1 is finding the recipe, Step 2 is baking the cake, Step 3 is decorating, Step 4 is taste-testing, Step 5 is serving it to other people. Step 6 is like dropping the cake on the floor.
As much as you might not want to get out of bed in the morning, you'll have to, and you have no other choice.
So, here are a couple of ways you can feel more refreshed and energized every morning when you wake up, and actually feel like getting out of the cozy cocoon of warmth called your bed. I'm going to try not to use the classic tips like do exercise or do a fun morning activity.
1. Drink Water
Drinking water (cool water is a good choice) can make you feel more alive and awake, so keep a glass of water by your bed in the night, or go get one every morning. BONUS TIP- If that doesn't work, splashing the water on your face definitely works. Cold water is recommended for this.
2. Set a Loud Alarm
Even though this might scare you slightly, it really works. Set a loud or violent song/sound (I once had a rooster crowing) as your morning alarm. This will either a) make you feel motivated to wake up, b) scare you out of your skin or c) eventually wake you up in the haste to turn it off so nobody else accidentally wakes up.
3. Have a Reason To Wake Up
I always find that if you have a goal or a reason to be up, something to do that day, you find waking up easier. So tell yourself "Are you going to stay in bed and waste this day? Or are you going to get up and take on the world?" and you might feel a little more encouraged to get out of bed.
Summer Vacation has officially started for me! Tomorrow's the official start of summer, and the longest day of the year, so I decided I would post a huge list of things to do in the summer, including books, movies, music, activities and more.
There are so many amazing movies coming out this summer, here are some I think are pretty good choices.
1. Finding Dory- The sequel to the ever popular Finding Nemo, where the blue tang fish with memory-loss sets out on a journey to find her parents.
2. Conjuring 2- Not recommended for the faint-hearted, a horror movie sequel to Conjuring 2.
3. Sausage Party- By the looks of the trailer, this animated movie looks amusing but also quite savage.
4. X-Men: Apocalypse- For Marvel fans, this movie looks action-packed and thrilling.
5. Ice Age 5- This million dollar earning franchise has come out with yet another movie.
I haven't read these yet but they're definitely on my TBR and look interesting.
1. Girl Against the Universe.
2. Tell me Three Things
3. My Kind of Crazy
4. The Great American Whatever
5. The Girl From Everywhere
This is hard to choose, because a lot of people have different tastes, but these are the most popular songs this
1. Panda- Desiigner. I don't like it much but it's worth listening to.
2. Can't Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake. Groovy and catchy, you'll probably love it.
3. 7 Years- Lukas Graham. Amazing, with great lyrics. I love it.
4. Just Like Fire- P!NK. An energy-filled song that has awesome lyrics too. Also part of the Alice Through The Looking Glass soundtrack.
5. Cheap Thrills- Sia.
STUFF TO DO
So, you've got your books, your music, and your films, but you can't stay indoors all day.
1. Frolic in the great outdoors. We have about three months to enjoy the sunshine, make it last.
2. Pick up a new hobby. You have a lot of time on your hands, right? Try something new.
3. Make new friends. Summer is a great time to socialise. By socialise, I mean talking to people in real life, NOT SOCIAL MEDIA.
4. Redecorate. Use summery colours to brighten up your room, like vibrant orange, yellow, pink, blue or purple.
5. Keep cool. Go swimming, treat yourself to ice cream or anything else that helps you stay cool.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know who this is and what happened to her.
That's right, it's Christina Grimmie, former 'Voice' contestant. On June 11th, at a concert in Orlando, she was fatally shot. And the very next day, there was another shooting in Orlando.
Eye-witnesses at the scene of Grimmie's shooting were just shocked and confused at how a 22 year old woman could have been killed so unexpectedly. Celebrities are mourning and paying tributes to her. Click here to see some tweets by famous celebrities.
How can people live knowing that they According to the eye-witness accounts, Christina was hanging out backstage, meeting fans and signing autographs. Then, a man walked up to her. She opened her arms for a hug, but before she could react, he had shot her. How is it possible to perform an act of such pure hatred when she was showing an act of love?
The man who had shot her was tackled to the ground by Christina's brother, and accidentally shot himself. Before the police and ambulance could arrive, Christina and the killer were both dead.
The whole thing is just so surreal. It's horribly gruesome to think that someone came all the way from some where else just to shoot her? Is this really what's happening to our species? Are we losing our humanity? How can we say that we are human if there are people out there who mercilessly harm, torture and kill innocent people? Isn't the whole point of the human race to fight together, not against each other?
What did you think about the whole incident?
Eleven. Wow, that's one more than ten.
It was my eleventh birthday yesterday. An eye-opening experience. Not really.
I always thought that when it's your birthday you feel different, or something. The truth is, you don't change at all. I'm still the same old geeky, annoying, talkative self. No, I don't feel any more mature, and I still look the same. So what is the big deal about birthdays? It just means you're one year closer to dying, right?
I'm just kidding.
Anyway, here's a list of eleven things I've learnt over the years.
1. Do what you love. It doesn't matter if people judge.
You might get criticized, you might get teased, but who cares? You know you love doing it, so keep on going.
2. Be yourself, because nobody pulls it off better than you.
Really, being fake or acting like someone else never works better than just being who you are.
3. Live in the moment.
Don't wait to do something you really want to. Life's too short to wait for tomorrow. Just do it, what's the worst that could happen?
Really, don't be so serious. Smile, laugh, jump, dance. Life's an amazing thing, if you really think about it. Embrace it. Don't be angry, don't hold grudges. There's this quote I really like: "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." So just let it go.
5. Love yourself.
You underestimate and underrate yourself too much.
If you wouldn't say the same things t your best friend, why would you tell it to yourself?
6. Be nice. Genuinely nice.
When you're mean, even though it might look like you have friends, they might secretly despise you. Just be nice, it doesn't hurt, right?
7. Don't judge people.
Talking behind people's backs and gossiping, spreading rumors and silently judging them is a horrible thing to do. Never judge someone until you've actually understood what their life is like. They might have a real reason for being how they are.
8. There's no such thing as karma.
Don't expect that bad things are going to happen to people who were horrible to you. Life doesn't work that way, people make their own fates. Don't wait for good karma to come your way, go and make it.
9. People aren't fair.
Life isn't a fairy tale. People will be cruel, rude, unfair, etc. to you for no reason at all, but just keep your head up and do not let it bother you.
10. You can't control everything
As much as you might want to change people and their attitudes, it's not going to happen. You can't control everything, sometimes you have to just let fate have its way.
Do I have to say more? When you need an escape from the outside world and its drama/problems, just get into a good book. You'll forget everything else.
As much as you're dreading it, exams are nearing. Since everyone posts study tips or essentials, I've decided to give you five tips for when you're writing an exam.
1. Calm Down
As soon as you get the paper, don't look at the first question and freak out. Just breathe in, calm down, and tell yourself that you'll do fantastic. Then, take a look at the paper and start answering.
2. Easy Things First
I'm not sure if this works for everyone, but it's pretty useful for me. Read through all the questions (if there's enough time) first and answer the easiest ones before you attempt the harder ones which require more thinking. It's best to finish what you know and then move on to difficult questions so you have more time to answer them.
3. Picture The Scene
If you can't remember a particular date or formula, try thinking back to the time when you were studying it. Where were you seated? What sounds could be heard? What was around you? What did you taste and smell? Your brain will associate these thoughts with what you've learnt, so you'll most probably be able to recollect the answer.
4. Time Management
Don't spend ten minutes on a question that carries one mark. Work out how you'll spend your time wisely so you'll be able to finish the paper in the given time with a little time left to go over and recheck the paper. For example, if you have to do thirty questions in an hour, Give yourself one minute or less for each simple question, but two or three for the more complex ones that give you more marks.
Probably the best advice ever. Still, eat a good breakfast before the exam, or you'll feel drowsy, bloated, or sleepy. Nothing too heavy (not the time for oily, meaty foods) or too light (do you really think you'll survive on a single banana?
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