Alexander Acosta Osorio

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My son, my sun.

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My eternal inspiration. And Caruso of course.

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October 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

How to

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003/365 - I'm blogging this.

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Blog, blog, blog, blog ,blog, and blog.

The more you do it the better you will be at it.

Advice from Arianna Huffington, Om Malik, and more of the Web’s best pundits.

By Farhad Manjoo

Here : How to Blog

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March 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

set up the tone

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Blogging Readiness

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Q: What makes blogging interesting? 

A: Content.

When you blog you probably will have to write, like or not. If you need to write, keep it interesting, but if that’s too hard, well, keep it simple!

Blogging is about telling stories: Figure out what you want to blog about.

But, if writing is what we are talking about, then perhaps it is a good idea to read what one of the best XX century writers, Kurt Vonnegut, has to say about the craft of writing short stories. Surely we all can apply one thing or two.

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

So it goes.

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March 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

On Blogging

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Men had a slightly larger presence on the Inte...

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Blogging: what an exciting thing it is.

It is empowering.

But with power comes responsibility.

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February 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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February 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

And that was viewfinder.

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During five days I have followed BBC’s viewfinder and had a closer look at its functionality, design, features and activity. During this time I have also come across some interesting articles about the future and the role of photojournalism.

Things are moving fast.

With out doubt the way we receive and share information is changing. News formats are morphing and exploding to include text, video, audio, web generated content, and all the variations of this in between. It’s an exciting time. Now it is possible to control how we receive news and constantly websites are upgrading their features to improve our experience.

Viewfinder is just one of many examples of how blogging is changing, nurturing and increasing our understanding of what is going on around the globe.  

Today viewfinder hasn’t shown new activity, but it doesn’t mean that the flux of information and related content stops there. I have visuals complementing the stories and the analysis and links to the news all over the place. I too can chose to share it with the world through social sites such as facebook, twitter and other means, such as this blog.

In no other time in history people like you and I have had this tremendous opportunity to serve out local communities, and connect.

This retransmission of information, the control we have over it, is what empowers anyone using the internet, and that can have a remarkable impact on how society evolves and faces its own shortcomings.

And all of it starts and ends with your own words.

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February 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

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