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7 Steps to Writing an Effective Blog Tagline

Are you looking for ways to create an effective blog tagline? This post will show you how I created a tagline after blogging for one year. Not having a clear tagline at the beginning of my blogging journey helped me create one after I start blogging, and you can too. I definitely don’t believe that it should take people one year to write an effective tagline. It took me one year to write one because it took me one year to take blog writing seriously. You can say that I worked backwards–I wrote for the blog first, then polished the tagline–and it worked. #1 How blogging without a niche for a while can help you If you don’t have a set purpose for blogging or a niche, blogging for some time has benefits because you accumulate data to analyze such as your stats that can help you come up with your blog’s purpose. Your blog’s purpose tells your readers what topics they’ll regularly find on your blog. #2 Make a list of the tags and …

Lost Dreams

Dreams are meaningful and achievable, but what happens to the dreams we lose sight of, the dreams that take second place? Two of the dreams that I’ve lost over the years were the goal of become fluent in other languages and the dream of looking beautiful by achieving beauty standards. Learning languages I remember going to French classes in community college excited for class. I loved how Madame Sullivan taught us to pronounce words like boulangerie, one of my most favorite things in the world. Did someone say bread? I only took two courses with her, and that was the end of a structured and formal language-learning experience. Languages continued to spark my interest. Throughout the years, I’ve attempted to learn other languages through Youtube videos, Duolingo, and Mango Languages but never with the discipline I had when taking those French classes. The dream of becoming fluent in other languages was lost, if only until that dream takes first place again. Looking “beautiful” Looking beautiful is subjective because we see beauty differently. Beauty depends on …

When There are No Words

How do we communicate? If a writer were to describe me as a character in a fiction book, they’d write: as she talked, her hands moved to show emphasis on the point she was trying to make. Do you talk with your hands? One of the best classroom management tips I’ve learned was teaching students how to ask to go to the restroom and get a drink of water by using sign language. When students ask to go to the restroom they sign the American Sign Language letter “r”. If they need a drink of water, they form a “w” with their fingers. As soon as I see these signs, I either point to the door or nod. What are other ways we use to communicate beside hand gestures and body language? Tone of voice comes to mind. In a lesson the other day, my students caught my low level of enthusiasm when I’d ask them what they thought the tone of my voice was. I was giving them examples of “tone” of voice in …