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7 Ways To Compose a Blog Post

7 Ways To Compose a Blog Post

Blogging can be fun and easy for not many writers but aspiring bloggers should not get intimidated. Anything can be learned by practice and persistence. A professional blogger today was an armature when he started. Yes Writing a Blog Post is an art.

Even for them, writing a blog might have been tough initially. However, those who are earning part time or full time money by blogging had persisted with their goal. Therefore, you too can if you read the following steps and implement them slowly.

Gather blogging ideas.

For new bloggers, who have no clue as to what to blog about at the outset, the most difficult part is deciding what they want to write about. The first step is to read others’ blog on varied topics.

First think of which subject most interests you and find blogs that write about them. There are several search engines that exist for blogs alone. Like any search engine. You can key in your area of interest (for example: cross country cycling) in the search box.

The most popular blog search engine is located at http://www.blogsearchengine.org 

The search engine will show a huge list of results that display blogs that have written in depth or just mentioned about ‘cross country cycling’.

You need to patiently browse through the search results and gather as many information as possible. While doing so, you must note down the URL of the web page that gave you the most satisfactory information and consider it as an authority site on the subject of your choice. This is an important exercise. It is the fundamental aspect of learning to blog.

Content Curation:

The act of gathering information on a particular topic is called ‘Content Curation’. While curating content, it is imperative that you also note down the source of the content. There are two important purposes in it.

  1. Identifying authority sites
  2. Citing the source in case you need to quote a piece of content in your blog post.

To continue with serious blogging, you first read and identify blogs that interests you and then start curating content on those subjects of your interest.

The third step of action is now to make use of the data you have gathered. You need to create a list of topic ideas that interest you. Then, filter them and arrange them according to the easiness to weave a blog post.

Then, make a quick outline of main points you want to include in your composition.  Initially, it might appear to be a bit tedious, but it will help you to further your writing. You better do not skip it please.

Choose a style

Now begins the real fun. You have chosen your first blog post topic, noted down the main points to include them in your blog post. After this, you will need to choose your style. I would say most of the successful blogs are written in a casual tone. I mean, it will be as if you are talking casually to invisible readers of your blog post.

Write it in first person. You must include the word ‘I” in several places of your post. A blog is said to be your online journal; therefore, the ‘I’ should be present.

Elaborate on each point;

Now, on each point you have gathered, elaborate it further by just forming a sentence or two. It is not a difficult task.

Once you have done it on your 5 or six points, you will have a blog post containing about 200 words! Wow! See, what seemed impossible for you when you used the blog search engine is now made possible.

Creating a title:

The most important task of any blog post is the title. You must create a title for your blog post. While there are hundreds of ways to choose a title, it is learned on your own as you gain experience.

Summary

Finally, we have come to the end of your blog post. You must write a brief summary of your blog post. It should contain what you have written about in three or four sentences.

Proof reading

This is a crucial step. Without proofreading your content, never hit the ‘publish’ button however confident you are about your typing.

Casual blogging

Till now, I have addressed only those who are serious about their blogging career. However, if you are choosing to start your blog as your personal online diary, you certainly do not need to go through the above two points.  You straightaway start composing your blog post as your personal thoughts or opinions and hit the ‘publish’ button and voila! You have just created your digital foot print.

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Gadgets

TwitIQ Gadget Review: Bose Soundlink Revolve And Revolve+

TwitIQ Gadget Review: Bose Soundlink Revolve And Revolve+

Bose is American corporation well know for designing and developing audio equipments. Bose is well versed for its profession audio systems, high quality speakers, home audio system and noise cancelling headphones. Bose sound link devices are wireless portable speaker which uses a wireless connection to play audio from computer or an smart phone. The wireless technology used here is primarily Bluetooth. These wireless speakers are known for its light weight and for producing a high quality sound. The new Bose Sound link revolve and revolve+ by Bose corporation is an wireless speaker which uses Bluetooth technology.

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These speakers are priced at 330$ and 400$. The new Sound link Revolve and Revolve+ speaker are cylindrically shaped and is built of good quality aluminum. The speaker enclosed in a sleek aluminum cylindrical body really catches the users eye. The main plus of the speaker is the eye catching design and it gives an premium look to these speakers as well as its brand. These speakers come in two color schemes Triple Black and Grey.

The speakers provide loud and high quality sound the speakers gives an uniform coverage in the speaker placed environment. These speakers has an combining dual opposing passive radiators which is powerful and the ultra efficient transducer which is placed face down and the new patented acoustic deflector. An quarter twenty thread is positioned at the bottom of the speaker which makes the user easy to mount them on a tripod for music playback. There are small buttons placed on top of the speaker which helps the uses to control music playback and volume.

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This wireless speaker comes with an IPX4 Rating which withstands rain, water splashes, regular drops and bumps. The speaker weigh around 1.5 pounds which make it light weight and this also makes it easy to be carried around. The speaker is 6 inch long and Revolve features a 12 hour of continuous battery life where as the Revolve+ is bigger and weighs nearly 2 pounds and features an 16 hour continuous battery life the increased weight results in an increase of its battery life. The Revolve and Revolve+ uses Bluetooth and NFC to pair with devices it also features an small integrated microphone to be used as an speaker phone or with SIRI and Google Assistant. These speakers use an micro B usb port for charging.

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The Bose connect app is an app which is developed by Bose corporation which makes it easy to connect the speaker from your smart phone an important feature of this app is that it can be used to connect two or more speakers together and play music without skipping a beat. Bose says that instruments and vocals in an song will be naturally separated and will make your music feel alive while listening.

The main disadvantage of this product is that it is priced too high but still this product gives us an high quality sound texture and good bass.

In general people who love hearing music in high quality will probably like this speaker as it is light and small which makes it easy to be carried around and this speaker has an premium look which really catches everyone’s eyes.

 

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Technology

New Robotic Exosuit Could Push the Limits Of Human Performance

New Robotic Exosuit Could Push the Limits Of Human Performance

Human performance limits will be tested and enhanced with the new robotic exosuit

In this modern with the emergence of highly captivating performance tools and apps we have grown highly sceptical about our own performance. Our body is designed to work at certain levels and overreaching it doesn’t usually turns up good results. It isn’t possible to improve upon the average running pace or other workouts without required amount of training over a certain period of time. In order to get over these shackles researchers at Harvard University had come up with a highly sophisticated and futuristic kind of Exosuit.

A Exosuit to power your performance

This robotic exosuit is designed to reduce the metabolic cost on the body to great extent to improve up on the overall performance of a human body. In short it aids in bringing the ideas or dream of high performance right into the reality by simply arming a person with a performance boosting exosuit.

Running is described as a costly form of movement which happens to put huge strain on the body. The new soft robotic exosuit technology designed by researchers brings an ideal platform for the assisted running which can be brought to wider masses in near future. Herein users have to wear an exosuit which is made up of textile. It is extremely lightweight so the body doesn’t bear the additional burden while running around. It comes loaded with flexible wires which connect to the apparel placed at the back of the thigh and an actuation unit is placed in the waist belt. When a person runs wearing then the robotic exosuit jumps into the action aids in running by applying force to the legs at each stride.

Testing and Development of the exosuit

Researchers had tested this suit on two distinctly different assistant profiles as well as the patterns of wire pulling. Their testing was based on two aspects one being the human biology interacting with the applied force and another was simply a simulation of the exoskeleton assisted running.

It was found that when force is applied on the running stride on the person going through the simulation then it happened to outperform the biology based profile to a great extent. The simple reason attributed towards this success was given to the fact that it helped in reducing the metabolic cost by quite a number of factors.

The future prospects of the battery powered exosuit

We are not going to see the emergence of popularity of the battery powered exosuit right at the moment and it might even take quite a while before it is brought to the consumers. Researchers has stated that the technology being used to power the exosuit and to derive better performance out of it is still going through development phase and it will take few more years before it is perfected.  But their study has already shown that in future companies will be able to leverage the experience and expertise of the robotic exosuit to the wearable technology as well as biometrics. It will help in improving upon the human performance wherever required thereby showcasing widest variety of application.

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Gadgets

Wireless Charger Uses Quantum Trick to Power Gadgets on the Move

Wireless Charger Uses Quantum Trick to Power Gadgets on the Move

Technology that allows you to charge your smartphones on the go

If you carry a smartphone, then you would know how important wireless charger are. Charging your phone without the hassle of dealing with tangling wires is always a satisfaction, but like all good things, this too comes with a bit of a drawback. You have to keep your device stationary at one place when charging.

 

The main principle behind the working of wireless charger is magnetic induction. Modern designs allow the charging when there is a fixed distance between the device and the charger.  The problem arises when the device starts moving.

Overcoming  issues in Wireless Charger

A team of developers from Stanford University have developed a charger that can charge your device even when it’s on the move. That is a wireless charging system that is wireless and does not require your device to stationary and to be kept at one place and near the charger at all times. Although initial trials have only allowed the device to be in a meter’s distance from the charger but the idea behind this is really innovative. To prove that their Wireless Charger theory works, the team performed a demo in which they were able to power a LED bulb while it was moving and its brightness still remained the same.

According to the lead developer, adding this to the existing Wireless Charger would require a lot of fine tuning. The Advantage with the Wireless Charger system they are developing is that it won’t need any active tuning.

The working behind this Wireless Charger project

The working of the newly devised can be traced to quantum mechanics and specifically Parity-Time Symmetry. Something as simple as a quantum mechanics principle can be used to a greter lengths in wireless systems.  This in the LED bulb and charger system involved the use of coupling circuits. When and energy boost from the amplifier in the charger took place, the loss of energy from the bulb moving away was balanced by that energy boost. The self-adjusting of the system when the distance between bulb and charger changes is unique.

Many of the researchers and tech enthusiasts think that this system is more simple and effective than other alternating ways to achieve self-tuning circuits.

What does the future hold?

The team of developers who are working on this system have announced that they will increase the range to quite an extent and make the charger powerful enough to charge moving vehicles too.  Definitely this is a huge step towards modernizing the smartphone system and with advancing technologies we can always expect more. Wireless charger and wireless systems as a whole can be used to transfer or project power to much larger distances in the present future. A number of researches are taking place that would take wireless technology to new heights like using balloons and laser to send power to zones prone to disaster. The ultimate aim is to harness solar energy from outer space and send it back to earth hence putting a stop to energy crisis.

 

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Blogging Tips

Finding the Right Hashtags For Your Tweets

Finding the Right Hashtags For Your Tweets

How to find the right hashtags for your twitter posts certainly involves some work on your part but without hashtags, your twitter posts will have only 20% reach. That 25% is only from your loyal followers. If you want new followers to your twitter profile, if you want your tweets attract tweeters who are important, you need to include the right hashtags to your posts in twitter.

The search box in twitter is effectively used by majority of internet marketers with the right hashtags followed by their search term.

I am not going to explain what a hashtag is because, this blog post targets experienced bloggers. May be in some other post, I will explain all about hashtags and its importance in internet marketing or blog post promotion.

How do I generate my hashtags?

There are tools to find the trending hashtags in twitter but I employ my own method. It is really simple. I search for the keyword in twitter that I focused in my blog post. I search by placing that hashtag ‘#’ before my search word(s).  If my search word is more than one, I ensure that there is no space in between the words. I generally use only two words in my hashtag.

If my search shows similar hashtags in the search results, then, I would apply that hashtag. I repeat the search for synonyms of the words or I slightly alter my search term using a bit of common sense. I am sorry I could not explain logic behind it.

Now, a bit of exploration of the hashtags finding tools that are available.

The first tool is Twitter itself. There is no better place. As mentioned above, if you repeat my method, you don’t need another tool. Still, it may be useful to know about some of the Twitter tools. You should know that some of the most followed tweeters have said that they have employed real time marketing techniques and that means going with the trending tweets and the related hashtags.

Trendsmap

Trendsmap displays trending hashtags in real time from all over the world. I tested it but I found it be not very user friendly. In addition, it is not free.

RiteTag

This is a very good tool that lets you know if the hashtags that you wish to apply has got some meaning.

  1. You type in your preferred hashtag and press the ‘space’ bar. You will your hashtag colored and you can press a ‘compare’ button beside it.
  2. Then, you can see some observation of your hashtag such as Unique tweets per hour, retweets per hour, hashtag exposure per hour, % of tweets with mentions and some more.
  3. The ‘some more’ are daily averages, geographical distribution and importantly the popular twitters accounts that used and how many number of followers they have. Superb stats.
  4. I tested it just an hour before and I am amazed by the usefulness of the tool. You can find users who have used the same hashtag, retweet or like their tweets to get noticed. Very effective and ethical way to get followers.
  5. In addition, it gives you a browser extension to automatically color your hashtags. As I wrote this, I tested the extension and yes, it colored my hashtag as and when I typed in the Twitter box.

 hashtagify.me

With Hashtagify.me, you can find others who used the same hashtags so that you can target your tweets by tagging them along in your tweets. Cool tool really. Even if you do not want to tag them, simply like their tweets that contain the same hashtag as yours or even retweet it to get noticed.

“Getting Noticed”-that should be your prime goal in twitter marketing.

Tagboard

Tagboard simply lets you search for a hashtag that you want to use and then displays all the tweets that contain the same hashtag along with the images the tweets originally carried. I tried it and some of the images inspired me to find more meaning for my searched hashtag.

Beyond these twitter hashtags tools, you can use your own creative way to come up with new hashtags that have not been used before. I do that and I urge you too.

Why not?

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