Writer’s Workshop: 3 Reasons Why you Should Consider a Blogging Series

This was a very helpful source of information in helping me write my latest blog post… that has now turned into a series.

K E Garland

If you blog on a schedule (i.e., every Tuesday at 11:00a), then you already use this feature. If you blog about one topic on a schedule (Writer’s Workshop), then that qualifies as a series as well. However, the type of series I’m referring to is the kind I shared a couple weeks ago reflecting on my travels. This type of series is more like Netflix. There are at least three posts, and they are serialized to come one right after the other. Once you’re done, you return to your regular posting schedule.

Here are three reasons you may consider this type of blogging style:

#1 Your post is too long. Most blogging “gurus” will suggest you write under 750 words. I agree. Anything longer, and you run the risk of losing your reader. The first blogging series I did was when my father died. I needed to write about…

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Journal: Struggling to write this!

Currently I have been working on writing my review post on Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work!. I have got something written so far, but I feel that it really does undersell the book and is very rubbish for my own standards.

It has also been stressing me out and giving me block to write anything else right now.
I feel like the best way to do this might be to delete everything that I do have so far, all notes and thoughts and start fresh. Maybe split the article up into a series instead as I feel I have a lot of thoughts on each section and chapter of his book.

To those experienced bloggers out there, how do you cope in this situation? When a post might be a bigger project than you thought it would be? Please comment below because I could do with some help.


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Apples WWDC has been announced!

I am an Apple fan boy, even if my tech is mostly dated! I do look forward to their events each time to see where the next generation of Apple gadgets and OSs are going.

This year is going to see iOS 16, it is going to be interesting to see what they are going to change and add to all the OS’s and what developers are going to bring with it.

April 5, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns in its all-online format

Apple to again host Swift Student Challenge

Cupertino, California Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from June 6 through 10, free for all developers to attend. Building on the success of the past two years of virtual events, WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.

“At its heart, WWDC has always been a forum to create connection and build community,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “In that spirit, WWDC22 invites developers from around the world to come together to explore how to bring their best ideas to life and push the envelope of what’s possible. We love connecting with our developers, and we hope all of our participants come away feeling energised by their experience.”

Now more than ever, Apple products are part of users’ daily lives, helping them to learn, create, and connect. At WWDC22, Apple’s growing global community of more than 30 million developers will gain insight and access to the technologies and tools to bring their visions into reality. In addition to the announcements shared from the keynote and State of the Union presentations, this year’s program will also include more information sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localised content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.

In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community. Space will be limited, and details about how to apply to attend will be provided on the Apple Developer site and app soon.

For the third year, Apple will also support students who love to code with the Swift Student Challenge. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun. For this year’s challenge, students from around the world are invited to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice, and they can submit their work through April 25. For more information, visit the Swift Student Challenge website.

Apple is proud to support and nurture the next generation of developers through its annual WWDC student program. Over the past three decades, many thousands of students have sharpened their skills and connected with other coders of all ages. They have gone on to nurture long and successful careers in technology, found venture-backed startups, and create nonprofits focused on using technology to build a better future.

About Apple

Apple revolutionised personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts

Rob Saunders

Apple

rob_saunders@apple.com

020 7184 1414


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New thought and ideas

While righting notes on the book Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I can to realise two things:

  • First, although I like using Twitter and it is now the only social media I really use (do you count Pinterest?), Twitter is limited in what I can totally share on it.
    I want to talk more and add more to the process and background things I am working on.
  • Second, on the topic of talking more, I have been waiting to keep this website for the main blog posts that I write. This means that pretty much once a month I would be posting. However there is things that I still want to post outside of the blog posts.

So, solution, the main blog posts I will now refer to as Articles, as it seems more fitting. I have also started a “sub” blog called Journal.

Articles

The articles are going to be the end product of research, time and learning. They are going to be something that hopefully you will find worth reading and also learn something from.

Journal

The journal is going to be full of links, ideas, thoughts. It will also be full of the process that leads me to a finished article, all the research, notes, thoughts and writing process.

Another way to put it, the process to the art and not the product of the art.


There is just so much I would like to share online, so much more to me that I would like to express and show the world.

I hope you all like this new format, please leave a comment on your thoughts or even advice, I would love to hear from you.

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