We now interrupt your program Blogging with Bob, to bring you this special report, Blissful Blogging!
Hi! My name is Emily and I am going to tell you helpful tips & pointers on blogging, some great leads, and why I like blogging.
Well, I have been blogging for two years now. I have learned some tricks of the trade. First of all, you can never have too long of a story, but you can always have too short of a story. What I call a short story (way too short) is about 5-7 sentences. If six really good sentences is all you can think of, itªs ok. Iªd say about 10 / 15 sentences for a short report is about average.
Now, I have a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Davis, who taught me about good lead-ins.
#1: Open with a question.
Ex: "Do you know what you could do to survive if you were lost in the mountains?" or "Youªre the only survivor on a boat crash. What would you try to take into a lifeboat?"
#2: Open with an announcement.
Ex: "A tornado is around the area of your school. Find shelter immediately." or "Heavy flood rains are pouring down and you need to find high shelter quickly."
#3: Open with a challenging and bold statement.
Ex: "Contrary to what people may think, you have more free time than you think."
#4: Open with a quote from someone.
Ex: "ªBe ready for the time of your lifeª, my friend said as we got onto the roller coaster."
#5: Open with a riddle that the reader can grapple with.
Ex: "With one blink, I can command others to move. With another blink, others will start to wander. Some will move & some will stop. With the last blink, I can command others to stop. What am I?" or "What goes in a door, but never goes in or out?"
#6: Open with a personal experience.
Ex: "My mind was racing as I opened my birthday presents." or "Iªm glad I didnªt cry when those bullies were picking on me, though I did in my room later."
#7: Open with how you felt.
Ex: "My warm hands felt cold when the fragile glass figure broke."
#8: Make the reader feel like they are part of the story.
Ex: "I was shoved out of the classroom when the bell rang."
Donªt forget, there are so many different ways to write lead-ins, so if you think of one, tell me!
Remember, never be afraid to try something new in your writing. If you donªt like your style of writing, change it! I mean, if you write you want to enjoy it! Also, make sure your writing flows well. By that, I mean like the sentences seem to fit together almost or exactly perfectly.
But remember°¡Check Your Spelling!!!
I canªt tell you how much of a problem I had with that.
Well, Iªve been blogging for a while (as you know) and Iªve seen many people come and go (Sadly, this is the year Iªm going.) but my feelings about blogging have never changed.
Ok, to sum it up this way, I Love Blogging! Blogging has allowed me to express my feelings, hear what other people have to say about my work (which I dearly love) and finding out how good of a writer I was. Iªm telling you, I cannot go through a Thursday (The days I work with Mrs. Davis) without blogging. Taking away writing in my life, I would be nothing. Never think your no good at writing. Some day you might be the next Dr. Seuss. But you always have to try. Blogging allows you to have people point out mistakes, or give praise to your work. So, if you have a webblog, keep working on it. Who knows, only time can tell°¡
We now bring you back to your original program, "Blogging With Bob." Thank you for your patience and have a good day Bloggers!
The Wrinkles group sadly will be out next week. Sorry for the inconvenience. Well, now I have given you this sad news..... IT'S TIME TO PARTY!!!!!!! Well the reason we will be out is................................SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!
Well, I have a plan for spring break! (Well at least from Friday-Saturday) I am going to go to.... (Insert drum roll here JENNY'S B-DAY PARTY!!! Although I don't know what I'll do, but I'm giving some hints on what her gift is.
1. Its big
2. It's a light wood color
3. It has a tag like thing
4. She'll recognize it
I know you have no earthly clue what it is, but have no fear!!! I'll tell you sometime!
Also for my Spring Break, I'm going to go to my aunt's house (see post below) for a sleepover! How Fun!!!!! Well, Signora! Gotta Go!!!