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Archive for January, 2011

Blogapost 2011 Part 2: The Three Cs of Blogging

To summarize what I wrote yesterday, remember the three Cs - content, connect and comment.

1. Content: This is the most important part of your blog. Be sure what you want your blog to be about. Niche is important, so is perspective. Visitors will come looking for your take on issues, not read a repeat of somebody else’s opinion. Use pictures and videos to get your view across. Visuals improve the aesthetics of the blog and might induce the odd blog hopper to pause and read. Use the features provided by WordPress. See what widgets you can use, and what feature can enhance your blog's profile. Write something about yourself...

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Blogapost 2011 Part 1: Tips to help you on your way

1. Writing everyday would be challenge but be true to the commitment you have made to yourself, but it’s not the end of the world if you fail. Your life is important. 200 words make for a sufficiently large post. And you don't have to write every day. You can always post videos or pictures, even link.

2. Plan for the week ahead. Post a video one day, a picture another day, anything that can get your view across and interest visitors to your blog. If you read something online that you like, you can use a WordPress feature PressThis, which creates a new post on your blog with a link to the page you were reading...

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The Stoning of Soraya M.

Today's temporary release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani , an Iranian women convicted of adultery, brings to mind the film The Stoning of Soraya M. directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh.

The Stoning of Soraya M.(2008) is an American film adaptation of French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's book La Femme Lapidée, based on a true story. The film stars Shohreh Aghdashloo (as Zahra), James Caviezel (as the author) and Mozhan Marnò (as Soraya).

Journalist Freidoune Sahebjam is stranded in a remote Iranian village following the breakdown of his car.

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Top 100 books of all time

The Guardian has published a list of the Top 100 books of all time based on data provided by Nielsen BookScan. Nielsen BookScan collects the retail sales information from more than 33,500 bookshops around the world, spanning four continents and nine countries. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is the most popular book and the top twelve has only three authors: Dan Brown, J K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer.

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