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How do I go from 300 unfinished/half written blog posts, to published posts?

I might be able to help; I spent my whole young life moving from project to project without finishing anything. Now I am a casually famous horror author whose work is unusually popular on YouTube, and ...
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How do I go from 300 unfinished/half written blog posts, to published posts?

One at a time. It isn't laziness. That's just a word people throw out when work doesn't get done and in many cases, including yours, it's meaningless. You've done a lot of work, you're just not ...
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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?

CSS supports media queries since Level 2, Revision 1. That's from way back in 2011, so any modern web browser should support it. If you're able to specify custom CSS, and apply custom CSS classes to ...
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Pros and Cons: A blog to get feedback

Pro's: It gives you feedback. Any feedback can help you to improve your work, if you are able to filter it properly. It gives you exposure and generates hype for your work. It allows you to build an ...
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What should be the ideal length of sentences in a blog post for ease of reading?

Each sentence must be exactly as long as it need be; never longer. Sentences establish the rhythm of your writing. Sentence construction -- length, rhythm, variation, and rhyme -- are the tools that ...
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How do you get over the fear of exposing yourself in writing?

I have resorted more than once to citing Neil Gaiman's 2012 address Make Good Art. Let me quote from it here too: The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you're walking down the street naked, ...
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Do I need to convey a moral for each of my blog posts?

The Aim! What is your aim when you write? To please readers To teach morals to readers To improve your writing skills It's just a hobby If you can answer this question, it is pretty self-explaining. ...
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Will it help you to get published if you have a lot of followers of your writing?

If you have supporters following your blog, you might be able to argue that you have an audience who will buy your writing. However, to be meaningful to an agent and therefore a publisher, your ...
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How to increase my readers base for my blog?

Nobody can tell whether people will be willing to read your blog There is no way to tell. First of all they have to like Blogs. Not everybody likes the style, some people prefer reading mostly books, ...
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Do I need to convey a moral for each of my blog posts?

You can try to add a "what I learned" sentence to the end of your blog posts, when there is something interesting to say, if your aim is to give "morals" to the readers. But overall, no: you don't ...
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What should be the ideal length of sentences in a blog post for ease of reading?

It depends on your intended audience. If your audience is literature professors, then you can use pretty long and complex sentences, as long as you make sure that they are reasonably well-written. ...
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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?

TL;DR: Put the important stuff atop. This isn't the technical solution you were looking for, but it's another way to give both types of readers what they want. Readers who want the full story will ...
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What should be the ideal length of sentences in a blog post for ease of reading?

Hi Prasad_Joshi and welcome! You have a lot of good (technical and detailed) answers here so I won't add too much. All I'll say is be careful of being too prescriptive with your writing. Repeated ...
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How to Write SEO friendly blog posts

What is the main topic? As algorithms change, one of the best things to do is consistently "write like a human." Just talk about Your Topic, and do it frequently. More words = more chances for the ...
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What exactly is the difference between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com and what should be used for self publishing?

WordPress is software, which can be self-hosted (run on your own computers/dedicated servers). The .org website lets you download the software and run it for yourself. This route is for the more ...
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Do I need to convey a moral for each of my blog posts?

No, you don't need to convey a moral. And probably shouldn't. Many blog posts are just informative and explanatory about what is going on in the world, from your point of view. The scope can be ...
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How do I go from 300 unfinished/half written blog posts, to published posts?

I imagine the issue is psychological, but not necessarily fear of public opinion. I would pick an endpoint for the post; just basically what you think you want to conclude. The result. The point you ...
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How can I better promote my film review blog?

1) Leave comments: There are many film review blogs. Comment under their reviews. Like: "Interestingly, we have really different view on quality of the movie. some detail from your review" Btw, The ...
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How to copyright ideas?

Thank gods, ideas are not copyrightable at all (in any country, as far as I know; particularly in the US under Section 102 of the Copyright Act, in Russia under Section 1259 of Civil Code, etc).
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"[x] minutes to read?" How do they calculate that?

180 is the average number of words per minute a human reads. Take the number of words and divide it by 180. Here you go. The average human should take 1 minute to read 180 words. Some platforms ...
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"[x] minutes to read?" How do they calculate that?

Medium divides the wordcount of a post by 275 words per minute. For images they count 12 seconds for the first image, 11 seconds for the second image, and minus an additional second for each ...
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A blog on sexual abuse and harrassment

A couple of thoughts. If I see a book or a movie that is advertised as being about an unpleasant subject, sexual abuse or racism or Nazi concentration camps or whatever, I generally avoid it. It's ...
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Is it considered ethical to accept payment from a business for reviewing a product or service?

An important consideration is that in the US, the FTC requires clear disclosure of paid reviews by bloggers. Both the advertiser and the blogger may be held liable if the blogger does not disclose ...
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