Creative Use Of Quotes
The basic idea here is to take someone else’s words and provide your take on them or just a short narrative of how they impacted your life. Quotes are great in that they to motivate us, cheer us up, or even help us to make our point. For example you may take a simple quote like “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy and discuss things like it is so much easier to change one thing within you than it may be to change one thing in the world. Even take the approach that many times we seek answers in the vastness that is the world instead of looking within us where the answer resides in most cases. It is true especially when we are searching for a place to lay the blame.
I believe you get the point, and this is not only a simple exercise but it can also be a lot of fun. Here is a sneak peak at the process that I use and my resources. I prefer http://www.brainyquote.com to get quotes as they are indexed by category and you are certain to find quotes in any area you feel you want to discuss. In most cases I use three or four quotes on a specific topic such as change, motivation, or inspirational. Write my take on each one and then summarize my point in closing and my blog is done by my second cup of coffee.
Informative VideosThis is similar to my quotes hack you just go to http://www.youtube.com and find two or three videos on any informative topic you wish to share with your audience. For example if you are wanting to inform your readers on the proper way to install a kitchen faucet you would go to Youtube and search for videos about installing kitchen faucets. You can do this for most any thing and find a plethora of videos on your topic. I like to use short videos where I can agree with the process, discuss how I would do it different, or perhaps why I would or would not recommend doing it that way.
The process is simple as you just get the link for the video and insert the video into your blog, depending on what blogging platform you use in most cases there is an insert video/media option. Then below the video you include your discussion. Again as in the previous hack you would do two or three videos and a summary in the end. This is fun, quick, and painless. Not only that but there are so many possibilities you never run out of ideas.
I personally use my blog to entertain and enlighten my audience and love speed blogging for those days when I know it will be difficult to spend too much time doing research and putting together a standard blog post. You can also use this type of blogging for “current events”, “trending topics” or “sports events”. The process is exactly the same and the possibilities are endless. If you have something you want to share and don’t have your own blog yet or want to use the blogging platform I use which facilitates this process with simple templates to guide you; then you need to do this right now. I used the template to create this blog in less than an hour. Click on the link below my blog, watch the short informative video, click on the link provided and get your very own blogging platform set-up for you today.
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