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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

5 Good Tips to Remember when Writing Articles

To help you write articles you can consult web surveys, read other blogs, create your own blog and actively monitor it, read article directories, and relax and enjoy what you are doing.

Writing Free Articles can be an enjoyable task if you are familiar with a topic or are simply in the mood for a challenge. On the other hand, writing articles can become difficult and rather tedious when you have no idea what to write or if you have writer’s block and your mind simply refuses to focus and come up with coherent thoughts. The good news is that there are some really good tips that you can remember when writing articles. Here are some of them:

Consult web surveys

A lot of marketing professionals, researchers and copywriters consult the Internet for relevant and timely surveys, and you should do the same. Online surveys are not only a rich source of information, they can be a source of inspiration as well. By consulting surveys you can get ideas of new and novel topics, find out what subjects are trending and what people are currently interested in. You can use the information you find as a basis for your article.

Read other blogs

The distinct quality of blogs is that they have a more personal touch which makes them interesting to read. You might be one of those people who follow online journals and regularly read the writings and rants of the authors. Rather than just reading the content of these blogs for fun, try looking at the articles and topics with the purpose of getting an idea for your own articles. You can sift through the articles in one blog and determine which ones are the most popular and interesting, or you can compare the content of different blogs to see what topics bloggers most often feature in their journals.

Create your own blog and actively monitor it

Blogs are becoming a trendy and practical online medium, and you should take advantage of this tool. There are many websites that offer free blog services, so you can easily create an online journal for yourself. You can use your own blog as a content source for future articles that you may write. You can also use your blog as a means of analyzing what your readers want and enjoy reading. Take time to monitor your blog posts and traffic and respond to comments so you will get to know your readers better.

Read article directories

Article directories are becoming a vast source of information for many article writers. You can read articles similar to your topics and interests from different directories. These articles can give you ideas for your content and help you expound your thoughts. But always remember to make sure you don’t plagiarize the things you read.

Relax and enjoy what you are doing

Relaxing your mind will help improve your creativity and the flow of ideas. It will also make you more focused and coherent in your writing. It is also very important that you enjoy what you are doing. Your attitude towards your work will surely manifest itself in your output, so remember to love what you are doing.

Writing articles can be a great means for you to learn new things and to share the things you learn to other people.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Funny Valentine's....quotes collection

"If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?" ~Lily Tomlin

“Sales ad at a store: ‘You are my one and only’ Valentine's cards, now on sale: 4 for $5.” ~Unknown

"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love." ~Albert Einstein

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.Hoosier Farmer

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. Erich Segal

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.Jules Renard

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thinking about Getting New Wheels

A nice coincidence happened today. I was daydreaming of having new wheels when the phone rang. The voice from the other line was so excited, so mesmerized telling me about the new wheels she got. Do you want to know who the caller was? Well, it was a friend of mine who resides in the city of West Palm, Florida. We had a long conversation for she was so excited about her new 2011 Hyundai Elantra Turing. She bought hers from West Palm Beach Hyundai Dealer. She informed me to check out the dealership inventory of used trucks, cars and SUVs . I browsed the internet as soon as we done talking, and guess what I found out. Well, a customer or a prospective buyer could come by and test drive on a car of their choice like the 2011 Hyundai Accent, Elantra, a Sonata or a Genesis. What more generous about the Hyundai is that it offers a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty on a select new car as part of the store’s on-going promotions.

I fell in love with all the models of the new and Used Cars , trucks and SUVs of Hyundai. One that really caught my attention and I would love to have now is the 2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6. I like the color in platinum. I do appreciate the shape and body style. It looks like any other expensive cars mixed in one. It gives me the feeling of being in the higher class luxury cars in a more affordable price. Much more, I get such a good feeling just by looking at the car and walking in to get in. For sure, my daydreaming will come to reality in a month now.

Not only Hyundai on West Palm offers new and used vehicles, it also has a service department completed with the latest equipment and ASE Certified Mechanics. The company’s dedicated technicians or mechanics will keep your Hyundai running smooth from a simple Oil Change and engine transmission swaps. Take note, the company service all makes and models—meaning, even if you are not a Hyundai owner, you can avail of the service, just by making an appointment online, or call 888-801-9213.

So if you reside from any of this following places: West Palm Beach, Delray, Wellington, Coconut Creek and Boynton Beach areas of South Florida, and thinking of getting a new or used vehicle, then this is the time to visit the site or call the above number if you want to see a vehicle in person for step by step driving instructions.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sepia Scene

For my Sepia Scene entry I have my daughter's picture from one of her school activities. This picture was taken at Fort Santiago, Philippines during their dress rehearsal and dry run. Actually, the original color of her dress is a sky blue with beaded flowers and the linings of her hat is sky blue as well. Hope you like my entry for this week. Thanks to Maryt/theteach for hosting this meme.
Have a happy Sepia Scene Wdnesday to all:) Feel free to visit to see more of Sepia Scenes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

4 Effective Ways to Build Character in Children

To build character in your children you should embody the values you teach, make your children feel that you care for them, employ discipline strategies and explain the reasons behind them, and use different media as a source of learning.

Character is very important in order for an in individual to stand firm in the midst of crisis and problems that may come in one’s life. Having strong character allows men and women to get over difficulties, solve problems and learn from these experiences. This is the reason why children should be taught important character values such as responsibility, respect, integrity, honesty, nationalism and many others. Schools, churches, civic groups and even girls homes are just some of the organizations that integrate character building in their programs and instill different values in their members. Of course, you can allow your child to attend or participate in at least one of these organizations to help build character. But, remember that, first and foremost, character building must start in the family and within the home. Here are some ways to build character in children:

Embody the values you teach

The best way of instilling essential character traits in your children is to embody these values yourself. For instance, when you teach your children to develop respect for authority, you yourself should show them that you respect authority. Children are easily influenced, especially by the people who matter to them, like their family members, and they can easily emulate the everyday actions and behavior of their parents. It is very important that parents be consistent in the things they teach their children.

Make your children feel that you care for them

Parents should always make it a point to make their children feel that the reason why they are being disciplined and taught certain values is because their parents care for them. When children understand the underlying principles behind the things you teach them, it will be easier for them to follow your lead and not rebel against you. By making your children feel that you are concerned for their welfare, you can reach out to and connect more effectively with them which will make teaching them easier.

Employ discipline strategies and explain the reasons behind them

When children misbehave or make wrong decisions, it is important that parents employ a form of discipline. This will make children feel that they should always be responsible for their behavior and decisions and that there are consequences for their actions, both good and bad. But parents must not simply punish children for their wrongdoings. They should also explain to their children why such disciplinary measures are necessary and reiterate the values that the child violated.

Use different media as a source of learning

Schools use a variety of media like books, documentaries and visual aids to better reach out to students. Parents can also apply the same teaching techniques and use different media as a means of instilling good character values to their children. There are many books and movies that exhibit excellent character principles. Parents can show these to their children and can discuss the moral lessons with them afterward.

Character building is not the responsibility of a formal organization like school or church. Parents must learn to handle the responsibility of building character in their own children.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Keeps Falling

No work today. Hundreds of schools and businesses were closed today due to a monster storm that ravaged Metro Detroit. We were extra careful and ready the whole night for whatever will happen. The whole night was flooded of high winds blowing and drifting snow. Good thing there was no power outages.

I woke up this morning and saw the snow piled up to the bumper of the van. Grounds are all white again. Cars and house roofings change colors to white also (laughter side).

Doing my part while the guys are plowing the snow also.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday:Read & Pass the WORD

Hi Folks, today I want to share with you the daily power thoughts from my online prayer community "Our Prayer: Reaching Out...Lifting Up".

Today's Power Thought:


Pray using simple, natural words. Tell God anything that is on your mind. Do not think you must stereotyped, pious phrases. Talk to God in your own language. He understands it.

No. 32 in a series of 100 Power Thoughts from The Power of Positive Thinking, the All-Time inspirational Best-Selling Book by Norman Vincent Peale.
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Be blessed always;)