Martins Kai will begin writing a column here on VHBelvadi.com starting this month. Called “Glimpse of the infinite”, this will be a monthly — or occasionally a fortnightly — column. In this tête-à-tête with Mr Kai we talk about writing, his interests and passions, about himself, and then take a look at what his new column will […]
About three years ago, shortly after I joined the slow blogging movement for the first time, I wrote down a massive list of fifty points to which this website would conform. It was a blogging manifesto and at that time everyone needed one because blogging spiked in popularity and most of us were looking at […]
Three years ago I wrote about joining the slow blogging movement. Slow blogging is a practise that aims to take blogs back to yesteryears, where a group of people wrote thoughtful articles and the web, by and large, read them. These people were not journalists, but regular folk who had worthwhile comments to make and their […]
For as long as I can remember, I have been recommending to people that they start blog; to write as frequently as possible, no oftener, no rarer. And to have the patience to let blogging become your hobby more than your habit because that is when the many dimensions of the craft become clearer, and that […]
We all have quirks. Some subtle, some obvious, others comical. In writing too, like in everyone’s fingerprint, I think there is a considerable degree of uniqueness. One might be able to mimic another’s writing, but never to perfection. Call these writing quirks, but we all have them — one might even be prompted to call […]
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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has long driven bloggers looking for visitors towards a demanding and restrictive style of writing. That needs to change.
“Never use a long word where a short one will do” said Orwell rightly. Here’s a look at how we’ve been using big words of late and why we need to dial down.
The ‘Ideas of March’ movement: Chris Shiflett’s approach to making you value blogs more and examine how admittedly quicker social networks are affecting it.
Guest blogging for SEO is frowned upon by Google. We take a second look at things a blogger must consider before publishing content submitted to their site.
Wondering how to write a blog post most economically? Here’s how and where I begin, and the exact steps I follow. And there are also several time-saving tips thrown in for good measure.
Five practical, time-tested tips and advice for personal blogging and how you can build a community around your blog/website while ranking high on Google.
Addressing an e-mail I received, I outline my take on blogging, how ideas germinate into articles and the outlook you should hold as a blogger yourself.
About the new 50-point manifesto detailing the spirit behind this website and the rules that govern it. Are you a blogger? This will surely interest you.
Thoughts on whether delegation in newspaper editing is a good idea and how it may be done and construed very wrongly at times. Is the editor responsible for every inch of his paper?