Tips for Blog Writing

Blogs are super fun to read and write! If you’re interested in starting a blog or even already have one, here’s a few tips for blog writing:

1. Have a day you regularly post on. For me this is Sunday’s. This way your readers will know when you post and they look forward to it every week. You can post more than once a week, but I feel like it’s lighter on the writer if you only post once.

2. Write about lots of things. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to one topic but wouldn’t it be more fun to write about all kinds of things? Writing about many topics is not only fun, but entertaining for you to write and the readers to read.

3. Use pictures to help with the blog posts. Pictures make reading much more interesting and enjoyable to everyone. They can also help support your points and arguments.

4. Keep it sweet and simple. When blog writing, I find it super easy to get carried away and go on and on and on forever. For the readers, this can get boring sometimes, unless they’re really into the topic or something like that. All you need to do is make your points, say what you need and want to say, and be done. If you’re sharing a research paper or something longer, that is okay, just don’t post something like that regularly.

5. Have fun with it and get creative! Writing a blog shouldn’t feel like torture or the worst thing you could possibly be doing. Enjoy it and be creative with what you write. Maybe you add little videos to your posts, or you end it with signature. It’s all up to you, and there are plenty of ways to make the blog your own and have fun with it.

I hope all you blog-writers out there found these tips helpful. Even if you don’t keep up a blog, it might be something fun for you to try out. Have a good week! 🙂

Tips for Blog Writing

Did You Know: Dreams

Dreams are some of the most weird and interesting things we deal with while we are sleeping. They can be funny, sad, enjoyable, scary, relaxing, boring, short, long, and so on. There isn’t a whole lot of information on dreams but studies completed on sleep and dreams have been very interesting and are helping doctors, scientists, and all people in that realm learn more on dreams and sleep. Here are a few facts about dreams.

-Most if not all dreaming occurs in the REM sleep phase of the sleep cycle. REM is short for Rapid Eye Movement.

– You have 4-7 dreams a night, even if you don’t remember them. Dreams can be extremely short or last up to two hours.

– When dreaming, you only see faces you’ve seen before in real life.

– Most dreams tend to be negative. People do have positive dreams but a majority of them tend to be negative in some way. The most common forms of negative emotion felt when dreaming are sadness, anger, and fear.

– When men dream, 70% of the other people in the dream are male. When women dream, they see an equal amount of women and men.

– Dreams help us get our creativity. There are some people who suffer a rare REM sleep disorder and cannot dream at all. 🙁 Those people have significantly decreased creativity and perform poorly with creative problem-solving.

– When dreaming, you can’t read or tell time.

– There is a way of controlling your dreams. This is called lucid dreaming. You are in a subconscious state and you can control whatever is going on in your dream.

– Many inventions were thought up of or finished in dreams. Several of these include, Google, the alternating current generator, and the sewing machine.

– And let’s not forget about the animals! Dogs and cats and many other different animals dream too! Just watch your cat or dog while they are sleeping. Their paws twitch and they move their legs and even bark. Go catch that squirrel!

So whether or not this stuff is new, now you know a few things about dreams! Have a good night’s rest and sweet dreams.

Did You Know: Dreams

Tips For Tryouts

Whether it’s for volleyball, tennis, or whatever sport/activity you compete in, you’re going to have to tryout to make a team at some point. Tryouts can be stressful sometimes and I want to help make it easier and less stressful so here are a few tips for tryouts.

1. Relax and have fun! If you end up making the team, that’s great. And if you don’t make the team, so what? At least you had fun trying. There will be plenty of other opportunities to make teams and try other sports or activities. So knowing this, you should just relax, play your game, show off your stuff, and have fun.

2. Control what you can control. The two things you can control are your attitude and effort. You can’t control the coaches and evaluators (although that would be pretty cool), the place and time the tryouts are held at, the other people trying out, the drills you do, and so on. So many people worry about those things going into tryouts that they forget what’s really important and what they should be focused on controlling. When you focus on controlling only your attitude and effort, you perform well, feel relaxed, and have fun.

3. Wear something bright so that you stand out from the rest of the crowd. From experience, a lot of people will either wear black or white to a tryout. You want to be noticed and have the coaches and other players watching and keeping an eye on you.

4. Stay positive and don’t get down on yourself. This goes along with the first tip for tryouts. If you shank a pass or miss a layup, or hit your serve in the bottom of the net, it’s not a big deal, just as long as it isn’t happening on a consistent basis. No one’s perfect and we’re all human, so if you make a mistake figure out what you’re going to do right next time, and execute it. Relax and you’ll do fine. Also, don’t get down on yourself if you don’t end up making the team, there other teams to tryout for and other opportunities.

So when you all head into tryouts just remember to relax and have fun, control what you can control, wear something bright, and stay positive and don’t get down on yourself. I really hope these tips will help you all succeed in tryouts. Good luck and have fun!

A Wicked Review

Last night, my family and I went to see Denver’s most popular musical and Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, Wicked. And I have one word to describe it. It was wicked! Haha, pun intended.

In case you don’t know the story of Wicked, it’s about the two witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda. It’s all about Elphaba and how she became the wicked witch of the west, her life story, and also Glinda’s life story. The plot and flow of the story was smooth and extremely well done. There was also a lot of good humor. I won’t spoil the actual story for you all, in case you haven’t seen it.

A Wicked Review

Alyssa Fox starred as Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west and Carrie St. Louis starred alongside her as Glinda the good witch. They had phenomenal vocals and were both extremely talented and worked very well with each other. Ashley Parker Angel played Fiyero, the lead male in the show. He loved Elphaba and Glinda loved him, so that made things interesting. Ashley also had a lot of talent and helped make the show funny and memorable.

A Wicked Review

In addition to the plot and main characters, the music was beautifully done and very catchy. Some of my favorite songs from the show are “No Good Deed”, “Popular”, and “Defying Gravity”. “Defying Gravity” is probably my absolute favorite because Alyssa Fox did an extremely good job with it. She was very powerful with her singing on this song and it sent good shivers down my spine.

A Wicked Review

Overall, Wicked is a wonderful show and good for the whole family. I would definitely go see it again and I highly recommend it to everyone. I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend and have a good upcoming week!