The Necessary Steps to Improve as a Blogger:

Bloggers spend many hours a week working their hardest to publish and connect with their readers. However, when we receive criticism from editors and our audience, it is hard to stomach those thoughts because we let them down.

The good news is that we can bounce back by providing and publishing new material for our readers to process. Here are the necessary steps to improve as bloggers:

  1. Accepting Criticism–>It’s painful to accept criticism because we often assume that our stories contain perfect grammar, accurate information or gain many followers. But constructive criticism can make you improve significantly through listening to what the readers are asking you to do, reread your previous stories and determine to make a change for improvement.
  2. Editing Work–>There are online tutors to help improve your sentence structuring, grammatical,punctuation errors and a dictionary to help you extend your vocabulary. Tackle your weakest areas and your work will grow at a steady rate.
  3. Ask Audience for Feedback–> This ties in with the first point. Ask your audience for tips and go forward. Ask them how you can become a better writer or photographer.
  4. Create New Projects–>Old material becomes boring and bloggers are looking for new material to write about. For example, their adventures to a country they never visited before or writing your first newsletter to demonstrate what editors for a local newspaper endure.

The Beauty of Heaven & Earth:

On the way to work this evening, I glanced at the beautiful sky to recognize how much we take the beauty of life and nature for granted. The beauty of life and nature between Heaven and Earth which shall forever be paradise. A mixture of rain and sunshine equates to happiness.

“When Love is Not Enough”: 2010 TV Film Review Part 2

Portrayed by Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder, their characters were on the brink of divorce as the alcohol consumption affected their loved ones and job opportunities.

Alcohol which ran rampant among Bill Wilson, his coworkers and Lois’s closest confidantes, she begged the question as to whether if her husband truly loved her enough to stop his drinking in time to save the marriage or leave to fend for himself.

The dedication, patience and love she had for her husband speaks volumes about Lois Wilson. She was a faithful wife, defending Bill even though she knew about his social drinking issues and the possible outcome of becoming homeless if he did not hit rock bottom.

A powerful message we all can grasp from this story is to help those you love the most. But when they do not have the willpower to push forward, take a few leaps back and let them struggle until they bounce back after hitting rock bottom. It takes more than tough love to demonstrate that life is not easy breezy and with their actions have consequences. Love can turn into resentment at an instant rate if you give up quickly. It’s better to take a few step back and let that individual endure hardships that can either make or break them. However, with your trust and patience, your bond for one another can grow stronger.

Re-Written Story About Ambidexterity:

Older post: Years of Writing with Left Hand

Present Day Writing Style:

“Throughout my elementary and middle school days, I was surrounded by many left-handed classmates and teachers. My mom is also left-handed and from that point forward, I began to practice writing with my non-dominate hand.

I began writing with my left hand only from eighth grade through my freshman year of college. In those years without using my right hand, I understood the struggles and benefits of being left-handed. A difficulty task included scribbling and combining sentences from line to line on school notebook paper. The benefits of being left-handed varied. I could eat and cut meat easily and cut paper without straddling underneath the lines.

It’s tough being ambidextrous because you can become too adapted to both hands at once. Meaning, it will be difficult to figure out which hand you prefer the most. But there is an advantage if you broke your dominant hand. You can switch to another at an instant.”

Why Did I Pick WordPress.com?

Link to old post: Three Favorite Reasons 

How I would re-write that post today:

“A few months into the blogging community on WordPress, here are three reasons why I love this website:

  1. Building Connections- I get to connect with bloggers from one country to another who share the same interests I have when it boils down to writing and photography.
  2. Become Editor-In-Chief- You are your own writer and boss. It’s how you format the story that makes or breaks your blogging career. You also learn how to grow as a writer and set deadlines on your own time.
  3. It’s a Free Website with Unique Themes- If you create a blog with the intention of building your portfolio in photography, there are themes that are free but unique enough for it to look professional.

What reasons do have for joining the WordPress community?”

New Post of Not Showing Fear in Writing Skills:

Link to the older post: No Fear in Writing Skills

Here is how I would write this post today:

“From the beginning of my early school years through the end of my college career, my writing styles were horrendous. Meaning, my sentences were run-on, incomplete with a lack of clarity and knowledge.

After creating a blog, I realize that my writing style will change as time marches forward. Five years later, it did. Blogging has given me confidence but it also helped me recognize the flaws which can be corrected by patiently rearranging my sentence structures and use a set of terms to make my posts flow smoothly.

Remember, we shall not become ashamed of our writing styles but take the time to critique it and combine your stories in a unique manner. Secondly, ask relatives and peers to evaluate your work. The final step is to receive constructive criticism, learn from your mistakes and grow as a blogger.”

New Post of Blogging & Journals: Similar or Different?

Here is a link to the old post: Journals and Blogs Similar?

Here is how I would write that post today:

“What’s your purpose for creating a blog? Did you create one to expand upon your writing skills? Perhaps sign up and use it as an online journal to vent out your frustrations?

It depends on the necessary tools to which you can utilize your blog and discover what captures a reader’s attention. For some individuals, they blog to write stories while others use to find a voice in a cause for two different intentions: 1) they are passionate about their dreams for advocacy or 2) they have a voice crying out for help.

Everyone has their own definition of blogging and what their intentions are to create one. Journals are hand-written, containing personal information to vent out anger while bloggers create a website to gain experience in the media industry as a hobby.  In ways, journals and blogs can be the same while they can also be different. “

Editing Blog Posts from 5 Years Previously:

When I review my blog posts to which I have written five years previously, I am shocked to see how many errors I should have corrected at that time. From the beginning, I was terrified that my writing style would be criticized because I used many run-on sentences along with the lack of using logical thinking to ensure that my headlines and stories would collaborate together. To any avail, they did not flow well at all.

My plan for now is to go back, re-write my blog post and post a link to my old post on there in order to help beginning bloggers that your writing style can change within the first five years or more. Errors are mistakes to which we make but it’s up to us to learn from them even if someone did not critique us for it. As bloggers, it’s our job to create headlines, write the story, edit and press the “publish” button. Not only those tasks but to understand that constructive criticism will help us along the way.

Seasonal Kickers to Match Your Captions:

Here are some seasonal kickers to create and match your captions if you are writing stories about the four seasons all year-long:

Winter:

  1. Heat Up The Stat:
  2. Light Up A Match & Cuddle Up:

Summer:

  1. Down the Temp to which Has Risen:
  2. Humidity Rise as Storms Bruise through Town:

Spring:

  1. A Time to Bloom and Zoom Through:
  2. Time Zones from Dusk to Dawn:

Fall:

  1. Red Formation Falling Over:
  2. Orange is the Signature Color:

One More Kicker & Caption Example to Provide:

geese with family

Follow The Green Rocky Road: A flock of ducks were seeking for food with their parents on a giant green road filled with flowers and rocks. To their avail, they found their source of comfort to keep them flocking around the park.