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Is your blog used as a stepping stone by others?


Is your blog use as a stepping stone by others? If you answered yes, you are right. No matter how much you try to protect your blog or  you did your  best with copyrights. Your blog can and will be used by others as a bridge to get better status.

Should you be sore about it? No. The reason you made a blog was to share information. As long as you get the recognition from the other bloggers you should be fine.

So why they have more followers than you? I know it’s not for the lack of trying. Remember these rule:

  • You need to blog every day
  • You have to be consistent with your chosen theme
  • You have to let people know you are out there. The web is huge, you are just a speck in its infinitive universe.
  • Social Media plays a huge part in this as well.
  • Choose your topic well.
  • Grammar is everything. Double check or even triple check for errors.
  • Pictures get their attention.
  • Captivate your audience with your title
  • Make sure you keep their interest so they can keep visiting your site.
  • Accept comments and engage with your audience. Make them feel special.

Never give up on your dream. If this is what makes you happy and you are dedicated to it do not stop.Maybe your stardom to fame will come later than sooner. You are here to built a solid foundation, not a trend or a passing wonder that eventually people will get tired of it.





Posted in Editorial, Life Stories

Do you like to blog?

Sometimes, you have a clear idea on what to blog. Then there are those time when you simply hate it. 

Nothing comes to mind. I like  to blog. I like to share  news, interesting articles I read and pass it along to you.

I wish I  had a solid niche and stick with it, but the News Petrum is so large. So I  just dabble here and there with everything.

One thing for sure. This website doesn’t blog for money or advertise  (outside of what  put in my blog).

I am happy with that. I enjoy telling you my readers, how I feel and expressing concern on topics I share.

I have been doing this since 2009. That is a long time.

I just go back to reading now and look for something interesting  to blog about to you.

Posted in Editorial, News

Creative Writing

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When I was in 5th grade I remember this music teacher I had, she love to play classical music ( Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin, etc) and give us a class assignments on the piece she was playing.

I remember, she would close her eyes and simply disappear to another realm, while the music played. I hated those days she did these assignments, simply because, I felt in my heart I never got the assignment right. While all the other students would comment on the music and the history behind it (“Smart Ass!).  I would go a total different direction, my composition would take me into a fantasy world, where I would write a tale.

More often than not, I would get my creative juices flowing and I wind up, with a fantastic tale of love and triumph, sometimes, high-speed chases, other times just about mystical creatures and adventure.

At the end of the class, I would very proudly, submit my assignment, expecting for her to say something. Anything on what I had written previously or if I was even going in the right direction. Sadly, she would just politely smile at me and take my paper. Never saying a word, or  even commenting on my composition.

I did pass the class, not with the grade I was expecting, actually she was very generous and gave me a “C”. I really wished, she would had explained herself a little better, when she said “Write about what you feel…..”

That is exactly what I did, I wrote about what the music was making me feel, and my hyper, over exaggerated imagination did the rest.  So why, did I think about her now?

Sometimes, I really do not know what to write or say, and I look for some inspiration to get my creative writing juices flowing again. This morning, she was my inspiration.

I just wanted to write what I was feeling this morning………….


Cristina Roskoff-Harris

The Poor American