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Breakfast Blogging Club – tips for good blogging

Breakfast Blogging Club.  Free tips and newsletter.

What are the ingredients for a good blog?

  • Know who you’re cooking for? Who is your target audience?
  • Know what your end result will be. If you’re cooking an omelet, you need to know that at the start. If you’re writing a list of do’s and don’t’s you need to know that, too.
  • What experience or result to you want you readers, your audience, to have? Just like you want to offer a savory or maybe a sweet meal to you and your loved ones, you need to know what kind of flavor or emotional experience you want to offer your blog readers. Read more

Composer born on June 26: Dimitri Tiomkin

Russian born composer who scored Hollywood

Published 10 May, 2010, 01:23

Diana El-Bakri, RT

Dimitri Tiomkin is a name not so well known as, for example, Enio Morricone, but he also managed to make a very significant career as a film composer in America’s cradle of filmmaking art – in Hollywood.

Born of Jewish parents in the Russian Empire’s city of Kremenchuk (now Ukraine) in 1894 (or 1899 – as listed in his passport) he became one of the most distinguished and beloved Hollywood’s composers.

The Hollywood Maestro” was behind such films as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt”, “Strangers on a Train”, “I Confess” and “Dial M for Murder”; the John Wayne films “Red River”, “Rio Bravo”, and “The Alamo”; and Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

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From NASA’s Image of the Day Gallery: June 26

 Stellar Shrapnel

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/S. Park et al. Optical: NASA/STScI/UIUC/Y.H. Chu & R. Williams et al.

From NASA’s Image of the Day Gallery


Stellar Shrapnel

This composite image shows N49, the aftermath of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. A new long observation from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals evidence for a bullet-shaped object being blown out of debris field left over from an exploded star.

In order to detect this bullet, researchers used Chandra to observe N49 for more than 30 hours. Using the new Chandra data, the age of N49 — as it appears in the image — is thought to be about 5,000 years and the energy of the explosion is estimated to be about twice that of an average supernova. These preliminary results suggest that the original explosion was caused by the collapse of a massive star.

Reusable bags may present health risk

Well, here we go. Don’t use the plastic bags, they say, or even the paper ones. But now – the reusable bags may be harmful to your health? Even E-coli was mentioned!  It’s no big deal, just throw them in the washing machine. Every time you use them? Heck, I can’t remember to take them into the store half the time anyway. I am not an award winning housekeeper or organizer (boy is that an understatement).  I have to wash and organize the trash  as it is. Now I have to worry about the reusable bags.

I guess it makes sense though, and I intend to do as needed. It just that it struck me as one more problem in the already overflowing list of things I need to do today.  See the full article and a video at

Reusable bags may present health risk.

Seven Powerful Ways To Find New Readers For Your Blog: from AME – Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Read the following article from AME – Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Seven Powerful Ways To Find New Readers For Your Blog

It’s one thing to have a blog, it’s quite another to get readers. If you have a blog and have been blogging for a while, you know what I mean. I was thrilled the first time someone commented on a blog post I made. A la Sally Field, I wanted to jump off my chair and yell: “Yes, you like me, you really like me.”

It can be a lonely journey to start a blog, but once you do, you’ll find that blogging can bring great value to whatever you’re promoting. Your book, message or product can be greatly enhanced by the platform you create online. Now, it’s just a question of finding readers and (of course) keeping them. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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