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Blog Timeline for mini stories

Does anyone know of any blog tools that incorporate a timeline? What I'm essentially wanting to do is write little short mini stories about my life, but on each blog entry I'd want a timeline to ...
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One journal for each topic, or combine several topics in one?

Let's assume that I begin a written journal (which over time will be published online) about: My preferences towards music Inspirational art and photography Short stories that I read and enjoy In my ...
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How to Write SEO friendly blog posts

How can I write blog posts that are SEO (search engine optimization) friendly? I know there is lots of content available out there, but I want to know how to start writing the post as SEO friendly.
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How does republishing a chapter of a book benefit its publisher?

I want to publish a chapter or a portion of a book (which is written by someone else, and translated to my language) in my non-profit website, and I want to ask its publisher for permission. I wonder ...
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Multi linear flow issue in blog writing

I sometimes write about my experiences and day-to-day thought processes. Usually what I get the issue with writing such texts is linearity. For example, I started writing a blog sometimes back about ...
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How can I write compelling blog posts?

I maintain a blog on which I give anime reviews. Academically my English is really good, but whenever I am writing a blog post, I am not able to express exactly what I want to say and sometimes I feel ...
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Adding coding template in a Google blogger

I want to add a code viewer in Google Blogger like in image given below. How can I add it please help.
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I'm trying to write a blog about future tech and science - where can I find ideas?

I watch Isaac Arthur and John Michael Godier; I’m looking for a site to help me write an online blog, that talks about a future science tech or idea every week (or every month; depending on my ...
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A blog on sexual abuse and harrassment

I'm planning to start a blog where I write about sexual abuse, sexual harassment and also domestic violence. I'm worried that people don't usually read or want to read such heavy stuff. Honestly, I ...
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Blog writing for SEO

Is it appropriate to use the same content (or with slight changes) for article submission on websites like a medium for SEO purposes?
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A Medium publication contacted me at my Medium blog and asked for one of my published articles for free. Might they pay if I negotiated for that?

A nonprofit magazine called NFT (Nerd For Tech) with a Medium account (https://editorialteamnft.medium.com/) and its own website (https://www.nerdfortech.org/) contacted me out of the blue at my ...
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Medium platform - how do you withdraw your draft article from consideration at a publication?

I am new to Medium and submitted a link of my draft article to a Medium publication 4 days ago (via an online form). I have not heard back from the editor with a decision. I want to submit the link of ...
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How should endorsements be used?

I have a long and analytic article. By its nature, it's hard to get clicks, and even raise skepticism. Luckily, I have an endorsement from a person who is regarded as expert in the field, and I am ...
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Should I use more transition words? [closed]

I just wrote a blog post, and then I went to publish it on our team blog. The Wordpress instance for the team has this "Yoast SEO" plugin. Among other things, it judges my writing style: I'...
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Organizing categories and tags for a writing blog

I've started a writing blog (specifically for research and other information about my novel in progress) with Wordpress and am having a very difficult time with categorization. In other blogs I've ...
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How to find and keep readers and commenters for a diary like blog about mental health issues?

For years, now, I have been suffering from depression. I am going to therapy and I am also visiting a self-help group on a regular basis. But my mental health issues seem to be so complex that I would ...
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What are some good (free) writing communities?

I'm new to writing, I just finished the first draft of the first novel I've written (yay!) and I'm looking for writing groups or communities that I can benefit from. Is there a community that helps ...
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Using trademarked content in a professional blog [duplicate]

I tried to find similar question, but it seems it haven't been asked, the closest I found was this but it is more specific about screenshots, and I need a general advice. If I write blog about my ...
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Interrogative section headings are fine in a tech business blog?

I have a feeling that I overuse questioned headings in my writings about tech and business issues. I don't want to give examples of texts but, believe me, I use (or want to use) it very frequently ...
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Is this Plagiarism? [duplicate]

I wrote this blog post about an article I found online -> https://www.timesofisrael.com/researchers-develop-system-to-measure-solar-energy-potential-of-city-roofs/ This is my post: The orientation ...
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Is it ok to use First Name Initial and Full Last Name to refer to someone in a blog article?

Would it be acceptable or correct to refer to someone (e.g. John Smith) as J. Smith in a blog post that belongs to a company? For example, 'J. Smith provided us his view, which was that 'Xxxxxxxxxx'.'...
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Will it help you to get published if you have a lot of followers of your writing?

Background To be honest, I really didn't know how to title this question. Anyway, the background. I was sitting around in front of the plan for the second book of my trilogy. Woohoo! I finished the ...
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How do I go from 300 unfinished/half written blog posts, to published posts?

Goal: To publish a blogpost 2 times/month (from once in 4 months) Currently: 300 blog posts in drafts/unfinished. I even have three 20k word unfinished novellas gathering dust. (Over 5 years of ...
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How to write and promote my film blog more effectively?

I am using Blogger currently. I have paid for a domain name, but my hosting is free and to be honest I don't really want to pay (being a student). I am a self-proclaimed cinema buff and I love writing ...
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Intellectual rights for a guest blog submission

I have written several guest blog posts for a website with a large readership. I didn't ask for payment because the site is set up primarily as a public service in the special interest area. Now I ...
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What is a self expression article called?

I've been blogging for a while and I only write my thoughts and opinions on topics such as world peace, social matters, art & culture, and various other topics. I want to make a living writing ...
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How do you get over the fear of exposing yourself in writing?

I really feel like writing, in all its forms, is a very nice way to express myself especially since I'm an introvert, but I'm afraid people would know how I think and know my thinking process and ...
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Including a book extract in my blog

Can I include an extract of another persons book in my blog with references? If so, are there any restrictions that I must follow?
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How to balance a blog post that is neither too detailed nor too surface level?

While writing blog post mostly on technical articles, I often come to dilema that does my post is too detailed for reader eventually they will skip further reading due to complexity or is it too ...
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Is there any other way to share information on a website apart from typical Blogging, YouTube or Podcast?

I have a website and I want to share content mostly related to security and technology but most of the time I myself don't feel like reading long paragraphs. I am thinking about if there's a unique ...
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Amateur who's writing own work for HubPages - should I move to Blogger/Blogspot?

I'm currently writing little things here and there on HubPages. I don't intend to get into blogging "seriously", and even the little articles I write I don't consider amazing. However, I do enjoy ...
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Using my blog comments from other people in my book

I’m writing a non-fiction book. The book is based around a blog I wrote. There were comments on the blog from family and friends, do I need to get their permission to use these comments or can I ...
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How does re-posting someone else's article/column/blog work

I'm not sure if this is the correct exchange group to ask this, but I came across this article, Alternet_Paul_Krugman_Article, in which it basically just quotes Paul Krugman's NY Times column word for ...
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"[x] minutes to read?" How do they calculate that?

I've noticed a lot of platforms (blogs and such) list how long they estimate for a specific essay/post/article to take for the average reader. How is this calculated? I always read fast, so I can'...
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Is there any checklist for blog post before publishing it?

The Context: I often write through a blog platform. However, sometimes I feel that the content is too long and deep and sometimes I feel the content is written only on a surface-level about a topic. I ...
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Registering copyright as a "folio?"

I was listening to an older episode (2012) of "The Audacity to Podcast", where the host is talking with a copyright/IP Lawyer: https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/tap077-copyright-laws-for-bloggers-and-...
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Should one blog in a few languages?

Greetings. I've been blogging for a while now and I do it in Russian. But, some of my English-speaking... AHEM "Internet-friends" are unable to read my personal blog, 'cause they're just not familiar ...
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How should I plan blog content and themes for the best reader experience?

I have been blogging for 6 months now. I have a general theme of the month but I find it very hard to organize my writing, as these themes are all very broad. I want to ask fellow bloggers how do you ...
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When blogging recipes, how can I support both readers who want the narrative/journey and ones who want the printer-friendly recipe?

Increasingly often, if you Google for a recipe your search results will be full of long, image-rich blog posts that, somewhere in there, have the actual recipe you were looking for. Many of these ...
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How large should photos on my blog be?

I sometimes post photos on my blog, like when I'm blogging about food. I've been shrinking the huge pictures my phone takes down to a size that fits more reasonably in a browser window -- my browser ...
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What should be the ideal length of sentences in a blog post for ease of reading?

I have heard many times that you should always keep the sentence length to the minimum as possible, as it makes reading easy, fast and more important understandable to readers. I'm wondering: What ...
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Running multiple, multi-niche blogs as an individual

If you're a member of Community Building Stack, please check out the alternative version of this question at https://communitybuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/3005/establishing-yourself-in-regular-...
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Do I need to convey a moral for each of my blog posts?

I'm thinking of starting a blog. I'm confused about whether giving a moral in each blog post is a good idea or not. Will it sound like a lecture to my readers? Will they see it as monotonous and ...
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How to collect scattered ideas on various topics in to a blog post/ writing article?

I try to write on various Q&A sites, but now I am thinking about having my own blog website. The main thing is that I don't know exactly what my niche topics would be for blogs. I write on various ...
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Is it advisable to write a teaser for your blog posts?

I have seen many blog post authors who tend to write a short teaser to present to the reader and keep them keen on reading more about the topic. Some bloggers tend to write a teaser with respect to ...
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What exactly is the difference between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com and what should be used for self publishing?

I recently came to know that wordpress.com and wordpress.org are two different platforms for publishing. But despite browsing on various links I am not able to fully understand the actual difference ...
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Should an author include user-interactive sections in his website?

Related questions: Should an author have one website or two? As an new author, how important is to have a personal website? Pros and Cons: A blog to get feedback A possible duplicate of, even if I'd ...
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Should I write a companion book/blog?

As a spinoff to this question: Incorporating research and background: How much is too much? I'm writing a middle-grade fantasy novel with a historical fiction component based in Ancient Egypt. I'm ...
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What makes for interesting travel writing/blogging?

I wanted to hear a few words about travel writing. What qualities make for the most engrossing stories, especially for readers who are just sort of gauging their interest? I've read a number of ...
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How do I cite or give credit to a statistic on a website?

I'm not even sure if I need to since I often see statistics on website and blog posts without a source. Do I need to? And how should I do it? From what I've seen when the source is mentioned, people ...