Write Crazy Cool Blogs and a Tip to Save You on Your Days of Content Writers’ Block

Have you ever wanted to write crazy, cool blogs, but aren’t sure how to get started? Blog writing can be both a fun and beneficial way to earn a little extra income on the side while you work from home. But, it takes an amount of talent to create a successful and catchy blog, so there is a certain amount of training required. Today I’m going to give you an overview to help you generate ideas for your blogs, and give you a suggestion about a helpful software tool that can help you generate content on those slow days of content writers’ block.

What are some things you can do to make sure your blogs are both crazy and cool? Below is a list of ideas that should help you produce very effective blogs.

Make It Funny

Writing content that has humor in it is always a great way to make your blog connect with the reader. Most of us love to laugh, and laughter makes customers bond instantly with the blog, so they want to read more. Creating a funny joke in your copy is one of the best ways to keep your readers entertained.

Don’t Be Wordy

Keeping your copywriting short and sweet does a lot for your blog. First, it makes you sound more truthful and honest about whatever your blog is covering, and this goes a long way with readers. Next, blogs are meant to be short, so you need to use your words wisely. People reading blogs don’t want their time to be wasted—they want to be able to get what they need out of a blog quickly. So do that for them by keeping it concise.

Check Out What Customers Say

One way to get an idea for a blog about a company or a product is to check out some of the customer comments. Some of what they say may jog your mind into saying something incredibly cool and clever in your blog. It’s always good to do a little bit of research before writing a blog, and one of the best places to go to is customer comments.

Be Creative

Try to be creative and catchy with your wording. You can do this by adding cool or creative names to products and creating an awesome feel to both your blog or your product. You also want to get in some creative copywriting because you are only able to say so much in so few words, so keep it entertaining. Add a few interesting facts about a company or product people may not know to keep their interest in your blog.

Treat Readers Like Friends

You have to write blogs in a conversational style for them to connect with your readers. One of the best things to do is to think of your readers as if they are your friends. If you treat blog copy like this, your caring and concern will come across, and readers will be more pulled into your blog content. After all, who isn’t more interested in reading about something when somebody seems to care about them?

A Helpful Content Saving Software Hint:

Now, if you have any trouble creating content, and we all have those days, check out the following software to generate some leads in your research: ArticleForge

This software generates article content for you and even rewrites it, although you’re going to have to rewrite the content yourself anyway and do some organizing. My suggestion is to use it primarily as a research tool to get your ideas going for content, and in that scope, it’s fantastic. So far, it’s the best tool I’ve found to help me on those slow content-producing days.

I’ll be writing a more detailed article on the software, how to use it, and the great people over there at ArticleForge I’ve had the most pleasant Email conversations with. So, keep on blogging, and there’s more to come from me on writing and ArticleForge soon!

What Color Do You Think Feminism Is?

Are you aware that this “ism” seems to forget about fighting for the majority of what women really need?  Check out how effectively ineffective feminism is at helping the majority women get true status by failing to promote choice. What does feminism really promote?

Next to white men, do you know who the most powerful social class is? If you guessed white women, you are correct. White women tend to enjoy many, although not all, of the privileges of white men, whether through birthright, marriage or working up the social ladder. This reality is not to say that gender inequality does not still exist in the modern world; for instance, proof positive of this is the gender wage gap in the United States. However, what keeps appearing within the scope of the feminist movement is whether or not feminists speak for all women, or simply white women.

So what do women need to know about feminism? Read on and you will get ten things all women should be aware of the next time they run into this very controversial ism.

Intersectionality?

Many accuse feminism of being white egocentric in its scope, and intersectionality emerges from this problem in feminism. Intersectionality means having two social issues of possible discrimination, usually based on race and gender. For instance, an African-American woman would have the problem of intersectionality as she has both race and gender working against her. A white woman would only have gender working against her, and thus no intersectionality. Many argue that feminism started with white women who did not understand this idea, and thus the movement forgot about intersectionality.

Most White Women Fight to Work; Many Minority Women Do Not

From a cultural standpoint, not all women do want to work, or feel that they should leave the home sphere. And that’s all well and good as long as it’s her choice. Many cultures in the minority sphere emphasize the woman as a homemaker, and many women are happy to perform this traditional role. While the emphasis was on the ability of females to go to work when feminism first started, not all women agree with this concept. Most argue that, from a cultural standpoint, feminism’s fight to work is entirely lead by white feminist assumptions that all women should work like men. The problem is that the theory should have emphasized choice, which really is the key to empowerment, not to generalize the idea all women would want to mimic men in the job sphere.

Some women have culture influencing this decision. But of course, that’s not to say that some white women don’t choose to be homemakers—so you can see yet another problem here. There is a section of white women that clearly don’t agree with this approach to life even if it was their white ancestors that pushed this idea.

White Women and Black Women

Many forgot that during slavery, Black women worked just as hard in the fields as black men. The point being, even with the awful conditions and cruel workload, black women were just as equally pushed to do their jobs and they did them as well as the men. So since feminism is about proving women can be equal to men with the workload, you’d think this would be an important point. Let me repeat that; you’d think it, right?

While black women would point this historic fact out, it never aligned well with the white female sense of fragility and was a factor that many ignored in the feminist movement. If it didn’t fit in with a particular image, apparently it didn’t have to matter enough to pay attention to. But let’s not play dumb here. You can’t rewrite the history books by making a choice to ignore historical fact.  So many black women were turned off by this movement for another reason besides intersectionality— plain ignorance and, I have to agree with them here, plain disrespect. So now you know why so few black women see anything positive here—I mean, would you?

White Women Have the Wealth

And as much as feminism has shouted for the equality of women and men especially in work, there’s a huge inconsistency here between cultures that shows a total lack of equality. The reason why white women seem to have the louder voices in society is that they have the wealth. Their housing income is $100,000 higher than that of the average black woman. With money comes power, and that’s the power of white privilege. This notion is another reason why feminism seems to have favored white women and upset pretty much the rest of female society (including some of its own).

Feminism is White-Centric Even with the Wage Gap

While feminism nowadays fights loudly about the wage gap, the statistic we hear is that women make .79 of every dollar a man makes. But guess what? Again, here, there’s inequality between women of different cultures, and white women again have it better.

So what’s even more staggering is the amount a black woman makes in comparison to a white man’s dollar—about .65 cents. The wage gap is even greater for black women, but this fact is usually not pointed out when feminism talks about the wage gap. The statistic you constantly see, and the one that’s very easy to find unless you’re going to do your research is the .79 cent of every dollar factor that applies to white women.

Again, you’d think that if feminism included the .65 cent of every dollar statistic in its gender wage gap argument. I mean, it’s an even worse margin of comparison, and it hits the point of this problem home even more strongly. But guess what… feminism does not. And yes, it honestly does not make much sense to ignore a fact that would make the feminist argument about the wage gap even stronger. But as usual, striking facts that would make a more persuasive point about an ongoing issue for all women gets marginalized completely in the research, proving again that feminism largely focuses on white women.

STDs in Minorities

Another thing feminism rarely mentions the growing STD epidemic in minority women, and a big part of the problem is economic status. Since minorities often unfairly fall into a lower economic sphere, they don’t get the treatment, medicine, or health care they need to prevent it because they can’t afford it. So if feminism wants to fight for the betterment and empowerment of women, the STD issue is a disturbing and depressing social issue a powerful lobby group like this could campaign for to effectively raise large amounts of money to help a large population of these minority women.

But does feminism do this? What do you think? Do you think talking about STDs is something that fits in with their image—something that seems to be more important to them than actually helping the majority population of minority women in this country?

While the STD problem continues to grow, feminism does little to push or discuss this concept. While education and awareness are the keys to solving almost any social problem, feminism seems to ignore issues when they fall outside of the white community.

We all know that ignoring a problem like this doesn’t make it go away, and failing to take action in a case like this, which completely conflicts with feminism’s motto and what it is supposed to stand for just shows where the ethics are here, correct? And by that I mean the ethics aren’t here if feminism is going to continue to tout its motto like it means it. After all, what this demonstrates about feminism is some great acting and a total lack of ethics or action.

Wanting that White Skin

Anybody who has read Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye must realize that many minority women, in their teenage years, wished to be white. After all, adolescence is identity crisis time and media promote a very shameful and stereotypical white view of what’s attractive to people. And for women, the images are overwhelming. The social impression of who is the most beautiful as far as models and celebrities goes usually focuses on white women.

So for some minority women at this point in their lives, this cruel and incorrect depiction of physical attractiveness insults them, but they don’t take it as an insult. They feel they aren’t good enough, and if that feeling is amplified too much. There have been plenty of instances where it has, tragedy can strike for a young person with her whole life ahead of her. And it isn’t to say that this problem doesn’t affect young white women—it does—they just don’t have it quite as bad. But this particular generation of young women has the media influence (with social media’s boom) eyeing their looks more closely than any other group of young women that came before it. Thus, the problem is not only a growing one; it’s totally exploded because of social media.

This self-esteem mutilation is a social issue that both sexualizes and stereotypes women; however, even worse; it leaves casualties in its wake. So since feminism wants to fight for what’s right for women, you’d think they’d campaign or use their influence to educate and emphasize this problem, because most feminists abhor the equalization of women in the media (and honestly they do).

And what do you think they do to address this problem? The jury is still out on it because they’ve done nothing, even with white teenagers being affected. It’s just another one of those things they don’t like talking about because it doesn’t fit their image and it would mean getting their hands dirty with equalization which is something they’d rather not discuss. I guess being prim and proper is more important than using influence to educate, change things, and even save young lives. So, in the end, feminism forgot to promote that beauty can be of any color or race, and instead decided to show to the next generation of young females that both their attitude and beauty is only skin deep.

Psychology of Minority Oppression

Much of the psychology of minority oppression remains in present day society. Because feminism started out as originally voicing the worries of white women, who are in the majority and have the power and the money, it seems to have stayed within that focus. Why there has been no evolution to include other women, since the minorities combined are now in the majority, is beyond me. Obviously, they could have made their causes extremely effective using these deep social issues and pushed a more persuasive campaign about respecting women’s worth and not sexualizing them. But they didn’t.

While feminism claims to speak for all women in society, it seems to selectively forget much about minority women’s problems and needs. This fact only makes it less popular as an “ism” and completely takes away from its potential and effectiveness. Strangely, though, to feminism, that’s what’s important.

So what are your feelings here? I guess that the ignored “something else’s” I just covered are clearly important to address in modern society to you. Are you just as perplexed as I am?

When Will The Gender Wage Gap Close? 20, 30, 40 Years? Go Higher

Feminism is one of those words that people either see in a highly positive or highly negative way. Some view it as the path to female empowerment, while others see it as negative movement that has stereotyped other individuals. No matter how you feel about the word or the movement, the fact is, it exists and its debates are ever-present in the backgrounds of our lives, whether you are a man or a woman.

So, what is it you really need to know about feminism? Offered here are ten things to take into consideration the next time you come across that word. Perhaps you will see feminism in a different light after reading this

What is Feminism?

First, what is feminism? Oxford Dictionary defines it as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” But what, in essence, does that really mean? Feminists stand for equal rights based on gender equality, basically. Most men would probably say nowadays that they can accept equal rights—but the problem is, men and women are still far from equal.

Gender Inequality

Some men may wonder if the gender inequality feminists are suggesting exists does, in fact, still exist. We seem pretty modern nowadays, don’t we? The problem is that the feminist argument is more than just an assumption.

What’s the definition of gender inequality?

Gender inequality is the discrimination of a person based on that individual’s sex. However, gender inequality is not just a biological concept, it is also a socially constructed one—meaning our society has typically had specific roles for men and women that seem predefined, and some of this has resulted in gender inequality.

Women in Leadership

While more and more women are attending college in greater numbers to the point where they outnumber men, they are still not obtaining the leadership roles in professional organizations, no matter how hard they work. Only about ten to twenty percent of women in the United States, in fact, hold leadership positions. College educated or not, it seems that if you are a woman, you are less likely to obtain a leadership position

The Year of Equality is 2085

If the United States keeps progressing in leadership roles at the rate it is now at, women and men will not be equal in leadership positions until 2085. Isn’t that amazing?

The Wage Gap

The wage gap is still incredibly unequal. For every dollar a man earns, a woman earns .79 cents. Not much has happened in recent years to close the gender wage gap.

Women of Color

Unfortunately, the gender wage gap is even worse for women of color in the United States. African American women make .63 for every single dollar an American man makes.

College sexual assault is on the rise

Obviously, this is a bit disturbing. College sexual assault could be rising because of the increase in women going to college. However, it makes many women feel unsafe even in places where they should feel safe.

Girls are often denied and education

Around the world, about 62 million girls are denied an education. In a hope to offset this issue, the Unites States created the Let Girl’s Learn program to try and inspire increased education for women worldwide.

Empowering Women Helps the Economy

While more women work, an increase in economies can be seen. Therefore, it benefits everybody to empower women and to allow them equal status on an equal footing.

 

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

Do you think a great relationship develops because it’s an easy, natural thing? How easy is it after you realize baby makes three—and takes a lot of time away from your marriage? If you think things should be easy, especially after having children, you are doomed to failure. Good relationships take work, especially after children come into the mix. So, if you are willing to work at it, here are seven tips for improving your relationship.

Be Responsible

What do you need? What are you feeling? Hone up to it, be honest, and take responsibility for those things. Don’t constantly look to your partner to make you feel secure—really, it’s your job to find your own security. Fall back in love with yourself so you can love somebody else.

Be Compassionate

If you want to be treated by your partner with compassion, you must also treat your partner with compassion—and yourself with compassion. It’s a good general rule to give kindness to another if you also wish to get kindness.

Be Open to Learning

When you run into a conflict, it is best to open up to learning about yourself and your partner so you can get at the deeper issue, not to focus on winning or losing. The worst thing you can do is to try to control the issue, which can often create more conflict.

Be Receptive to Date Nights

Date nights are important to established couples—early on, couples make time for each other, but after marriage, they can get busy, and kids make you busier. The foundation of any good relationship is time together.

Be Thankful

Try to be positive and remember to say thank you when your partner does even the little things for you. Gratitude is important for a person to feel appreciated.

Be Playful

Make time to play together. If all you both do is work, the relationship will get distant. Try to have fun and see the funny side of things, and laugh together. It will make life, and the relationship, more fun.

Be Helpful

Find projects you can do together. If you are able to work together on things, you will spend more time together and better increase your relationship communication.

Originally posted on YouBuzz.com