Friday, October 3, 2014

2015 WRITE: Bloggers: Make your articles search friendly

Bloggers: Make your articles search friendly
Updated 3/29/2015


  • Help your readers find things you wrote.
  • Get more readers to your previous articles.
  • Get readers to use your articles in links
  • Help you link to your articles relevant to your article-in-progress


  • Why would they want to read your article?
  • How will they use what they find in your article?
  • How would they describe that use?  
  • Does your article tell them it is addressed to them?
  • Will your title get people to pass the link on to friends?
  • How did you know that this article is addressed to bloggers? 

How: The helpful side of Search Engine Optimization

  • What is this article about? 
  • Write down the words that you use in the answer.
  • Use all those words in the article, preferably in section titles.
  • How will people use your content?
  • Think use cases.
  • What category names will searchers think of for those uses?  
  • Name those categories in the article, preferably in section titles.

Promote search methods

  • How to search this blog
  • Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right.
  • To read about blogs, scroll down to "Labels used on this Blog," click WRT.
  • Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left--or:
  • Put at the end of the search terms.
  • Google advanced search

Curate you blog

  • A curated blog, what, why, and how
  • Aggregate and organize. 
  • Categorize.
  • If important terms have alternatives, use them all.
  • Use both general, abstract, terms and specific, concrete, terms.  
  • General terms will be searched often, but with millions of results. 
  • Specific terms get fewer searches, but your post has less competition. 
  • Use the search description to summarize the content.
  • To enter the search description, click that term on to the right of the entry panel
  • If you don't see that term, go the the main options page:
  • Click settings--search options-- enable search options.

News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  

How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day.

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Contests and dated calls/invitations/events

CALL FOR STORIES for BOOFest '14, October 19th
Deadline: Oct. 3 
2014 Project SciFi Competition in partnership with Screen My Shorts and sponsored by the Parramatta City Council is giving filmmakers, Machinima makers and animators 30 days to write, shoot, edit, produce and upload a 3-10min short film with $5,500 (Australian Dollars) in cash prizes. 
All films that enter into this years Project SciFi will be screened at Riverside Theatres.  Teams must register by 3rd October 2014 and nominate 2 scifi subjects that they would like to make their film about. For registrations visit ... 

Subjects for Machinima makers, 2014 Project SciFi Competition

  • Sci-Romance – Love between Aliens, Robots and more! (Can be Happy, Sad or Tragedy) 
  • Sci-Comedy – Science fiction that is humorous in nature. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a good example of SciFi Comedy. 
  • Save the Environment – A theme focuses on saving the dying planet and/or ecosystem 
  • Zombie / Disease – A theme focuses on the effect of a disease in the future. 
  • Apocalyptic / Post-Apocalyptic SciFi – Stories about the extinction or near extinction of humankind either by forces of nature or by our own means. Post- focuses on telling the tale of the survivors of an apocalypse. 
  • Spy-Fy – Science fiction about futuristic spies and espionage, and the effects of technological advancement on their professions. 
  • Super Hero – Stories related to super heroes who get their powers from technology or because they are from another world. Often focuses on futuristic superheroes. 
  • Robots / AI – Fiction in which the science of Artificial Intelligence and robotics is a central theme, typically relating to Robot stories. 
  • First Contact / Alien – This sub genre imagines the various scenarios in which humanity makes contact with other civilizations. 
  • Social Science Fiction - Fiction in which future societies are extrapolated, explained and often criticized, usually for the purpose of social satire. The social sciences are the overriding theme in this type of fiction; however, science and technology will usually play a central role in the structure of the extrapolated society.
National Agenda 2014 focuses on the battle for control of congress midway through the Obama second term, with some of the biggest and most experienced names in American politics
Midtown Arts Museum is launching its first participation storybuild on Monday, 9.1.2014, Wear Your Goggles to the Goldrush. All elements are ready for visitors, explorers and amateur sleuths to plunder. A storybuild mystery is not an event that is attended. Rather clues and story are collected, assembled and written by the participants who journey through it. It is writing via pictures and conversation - - the natural, entertaining and effortless way. Oakes Valley blog
Hypergrid address: Valley  
Kitely World page:
Companion websites:
Longer summary and pictures on HG Destinations website:
    The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilization or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
    Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
    UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
    And don't forget the many imagined borders, walls, that we make for ourselves.   Those are the worst kind.--TKR

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