Show and Tell in Writing

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If you submit your creative writing for critiquing, you’ll quickly become familiar with the phrase, “Show, don’t tell.”

According to the modern critiquer, “telling” is an unspeakably evil act in the realm of creative writing. You must never tell. Always show.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, showing is more interesting for the reader. On the other, well… Imagine if you had, back in kindergarten, had “show” instead of “show and tell.” Imagine each child holding up a random ass item, allowing the other children to stare at it for a length of time, then wordlessly returning to their seat.

There is room in the world for show and tell, and both are important. I don’t see a need to show everything, but this is where my stance on the matter shifts.

Showing is so much better.

Showing happens in verbs. With action.

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Best Tagging Practices to Promote Your Blog

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Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are great resources for bloggers. These sites already have massive communities you can reach out to, learn from, and interact with –you only have to make sure your content reaches the right audience.

Most people who have used these sites before know that tagging is the means by which content reaches interested readers. Many social media users have specific tags they “track,” meaning they’ll see anything posted with certain hashtags.

These three social media platforms utilize tagging in different ways.

A typical Instagram post may only have a sea of #hashtags, with no complete sentences to be found. On the other hand, a Pinterest pin usually has a small paragraph underneath describing the image. This is due to the differences in how users search the sites.

#Clothes #fashion #fallfashion2017 is a less helpful caption for a pin than, “I love these looks for 2017 fall fashion!”

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Some Blogging Tips

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Blogging Resources

I’ve been at this for a little over a month, now, and am thrilled so far with the WordPress community. Thank you, everyone! I thought I’d put together a list of some of the resources I’ve found helpful, as I’ve found myself recommending them in comments frequently. Unsplash and Pexels: Almost all the stock images … Continue reading Blogging Resources