Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 28

All The Things I’ve Stopped (Part 2 of 9)


I’m going to bet that a few people thought that I failed at finishing this blog series, much like the projects that are going to be mentioned in this blog series. But that is not the case! I did want to finish the Blogging Heroes blog post before continuing with the series, and I got …

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Apr 21

Differences Between Blogging in 2008 and Blogging in 2014

blogging in 2014

As Well as a Few Critiques I admit I wasn’t blogging in 2008. I considered the idea as a junior in college, and a friend even recommended that I call the blog, “Frog Blog.” I didn’t start blogging (for myself and for other sites) until 2010 and I’ve been blogging just about every day ever …

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Apr 14

All The Things I’ve Stopped (Part 1 of 9)

the streak has ended

Ever since my blogging streak ended, I’ve thought about all the things that I said I was going to do on this blog. With the exception of one or two, I stopped doing all of them within a few months. Besides the blogging streak, there was only one other endeavor that ended in a matter …

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Apr 13

3 Timeless Tips from 30 Blogging Heroes

timeless blogging tips

Typically, I’m not interested in how-to books regarding blogging, social media, search engine optimization, and all the different Google tools. Those books become obsolete so quickly since those platforms and how to use them change so much. For example, there’s a book about Google Buzz on the shelf at my local library, a Google service …

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Apr 10

What Is “Labour Camp Management Software”?

labour camp management software

I ask this question because “labour camp management software” was one of the top search terms for my blog today. Yes, it came with the British spelling of the word, “labor”. I typed the search term into Google myself, and the first page is full of websites about “camp management software.” Camp management software is …

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Apr 09

Al Jazeera’s Journalists are Going to Trial

Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Ask Egypt to Release These Journalists Immediately Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed, have been detained without trial for about two months. They have been in police custody since December 29, as they’ve been accused of “spreading lies harmful to state security and joining a terrorist organization.” Specifically, they are …

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Apr 08

Tell China to Put Re-Education Labor Camps in the Past

re-education through labor

This Includes Those Who Brought Light to the Issue in The First Place China made headlines several months ago for its announcement to abolish re-education camps. These labor camps existed for over 50 years and imprisoned millions without trial, many of them are offenders of minor crimes, religious activists such as members of the Falun …

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Apr 07

Protect the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

freedom of assembly Russia

Stop Russia From Making Street Protests a Crime Russia already has restrictive rules governing public assemblies, where a violation of the legal requirements for demonstrations entails a fine of 20,000 rubles ($570) or up to 40 hours of community service. A new draft law in the State Duma increases these penalties and introduces jail time …

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Apr 07

I’ve Written A Lot of Crap

improving your writing

Including this blog post, there are 221 blog posts in this blog that have been written over the course of three years. Granted, there have been plenty of gaps over those four years, but three years is a long time. Two hundred twenty one posts is also a lot of posts. As I went through …

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Apr 05

The Streak is Dead Already

the streak is dead

I’m no good at this. I used to be good at this stuff, but I’ve lost my touch. This is because I kept the streak alive for two days. Two. Whole. Days, and already it’s dead. The daily word quota is dead too, as I only wrote 1,667 (qualified) words for one of the two …

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