Writing Hacks: Why You Need Grammarly To Ace Your Assignments

As you might know, I’ve enrolled in a writing course this semester… and I’ve not regretted this decision at all. It made me learn so much about my own creative self and pretty much revived my inner child. Now that it’s over, all I’ve left to do is to wait for the final grade.

Okay, so let me tell you a few things about being graded on a piece of fiction you’ve written. At first glance, it sounds like a very subjective process, which could make it unfair because we all wouldn’t have the same preferences as our teacher, but in reality, there is always a marking scheme for every type of assignment out there, at my university at least.

In the end, the actual creative story only comprises around 20-30% of the total grade.

But can you guess what else makes up 20% of the grade? Yes. Grammar and spelling. 

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Celebrating A Masterpiece: An Evil Nymph’s Blog’s 2nd Year Anniversary!

01.08.13:

An Evil Nymph’s Blog is proud to celebrated it’s 2nd year anniversary! 😀

happy birthday

I also wanted to merge this week’s photo challenge, which is masterpiecein this post, but instead of submitting a photo, I’m simply submitting a masterpiece I’ve been working on for 2 years exactly, yes you guessed it, my masterpiece is this blog!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Today I have three things to talk about but don’t worry, none of them will be lengthy.

First of all… My interpretation on this week’s photo challenge on ‘contrast’:

contrasting clouds twilight

It was early in the morning, I had just finished preparing myself to head to school, when the curtains were drawn… and my eyes witnessed a mesmerising sight: timid small clouds as if they’d just woken up, floating together while glimmering in the first rays of the sun of the day. It was so beautiful! I could not take me eyes away from such a unique moment where the sky and windows (which reflect it) have an orange-purple colour…

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Merry Christmas + Awards Giveaway

Christmas is finally here 🙂

And because this is an appropriate time for giving, I would like to share two blog awards with you! In fact I have been receiving the Versatile blogger award many times and most were given by Andy from dragoneystory.wordpress.com and the One Lovely Blog award from Ermilia (ermiliablog.wordpress.com) which I didn’t find time to pass on.

versatile blogger award icon

one lovely blog award icon

So I’m going to give both to 10 bloggers out there, excluding those who gave them to me. This will be my special christmas gift. The lucky winners are (in no particular order):

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Liebster Blog Award!

This morning when I checked my mail I was given a nice surprise. My dear friend Andy from “My Story to you…” has awarded me with the liebster blog award! 🙂 Yeah!!

liebster blog award

In fact this award is supposed to be given to 5 bloggers that have less than 200 followers but the thing is that I’m not sure who has less or more than 200 subbies… so I’m just going to give the award to 5 random blogs in my reading list… 🙂

1. http://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com

2. http://aprilrdenton.wordpress.com

3. http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com

4. http://scatteringmoments.wordpress.com

5. http://oneheartforkindred.wordpress.com/

Congrats to all of you! You’re tagged in now 🙂

An Evil Nymph.

Sneak-Peek: Blogger’s Dynamic View

>> Don’t forget to Vote for this Blog for the Best Blog about Stuff HERE: http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/164220 >>

>> Also vote for my Makeup Blog for the Best Geek Blog Please HERE: http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/164221 >>

>> This voting site is very fun! You can nominate your blogs too!! If you don’t notify me of it – I’ll give you a vote! 😀 SIGN UP HERE: http://bloggerschoiceawards.com >>

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I’ve been using Blogger for some months and I was pretty surprised to see such a “dynamic” improvement. First of all Blogger has recently launched a new Blogger interface – new dashboard design. Then came these dynamic views! It just didn’t seem like Blogger. These themes are awesome!

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Time for… The Versatile Blogger Award!

This award has always been going around in the blogging world and I unexpectedly received it; thanks to Aurora Morealist (http://auroramorealist.wordpress.com) who nominated me! 😀 Go check out her blog; her strong personality and various opinions can charm any of you! Thanks so much again Aurora!

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The Rules:

1.  Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post. 

2.  Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post.

3.  List 7 things about yourself. 

So now let’s get to number 2…

The awesome blogs that I nominate are…

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Tip: “how I can get my blog more popular?”

This was asked by one of my blogger friends – yeps contacting me for advice although I’m still a beginner lol! Her name is Autumn and click here to check out her great blog! 🙂

I did a short reply – because we were ‘chatting’ – sort of – by mail 🙂

Here’s what I answered:

Hi what did work for me is responding to comments – in any other way because google won’t allow replying 🙂 – and commenting a lot on other blogs! Give other people courage to continue writing 🙂 follow everyone of them because that doesn’t cost you a thing and because most of them deserve it and will encourage them 🙂

Hope this helps! ^^

A short tip for all of you too guys because that’s how I’m doing right now and it works great! (I have to do that on WordPress too lol but I just don’t have much time for 2 blogs 🙂 and anyway business blog comes first in the goal of getting famous!)

When I’ll get new techniques I’ll tell you ASAP!

Blogging Yours,

An Evil Nymph.

Abracadabra! It’s gone by itself!

Indeed I guess this should be in my list of WordPress complications!

One day I was posting something… as usual… and when after some googling – my favourite activity lol! – I decided to check my post in its final state… WordPress said that it got ERROR 404!!! And as internet nerds you all know what this means!! (it means: my post cannot be found!)

For an instant I thought it was like the other day when my post got suddenly blank after having written it for 45 mins! But it was not this kind of complication. It was fortunately less serious.

What really happened: When WordPress told me “Congrats! This is your # post! ****! This post has # words.”, in fact he was LYING! It had been too lazy to publish my post. Therefore my post just stayed where it has always been: in the drafts! So I just reclick the PUBLISH button and this time I checked immediately whether it’s been GENUINELY posted. Ouf! It was! yay!

Now I click on “View Post” each time I publish a post. In case my readers got a mail about a post that has never been.

I guess most of you did experience this… just that sometimes you don’t bother check your posts and you think they’re being read when they’re NOT! That’s how people end up complaining about “Oh I’ve got so few readers!” lol no the last part was just kidding ;D

Yours WordPressing,

An Evil Nymph.

10 Things I Want to Do When I hit 18

I remember when I was 10, I used to looking forward to 13, and at 13, I wanted to be 15 and at 15 I wanted to be Sweet Sixteen… and now that I’m 16… and that there’s in fact nothing extraordinary about that, I wish to be 18 🙂 If you feel the same, well that’s completely human!

This list is not in a particular order! All depends on my memory… well mostly all lists that I do here on my WordPress blog, depend on my mem. 😉

When I am 18, I will:

1. Get a tattoo

2. Buy and choose the best red wine for this special day – for my friends, family and me 🙂

3. Rent a car; start getting used to driving

4. Create an ebay account so that I can finally do some Sell&Buy activity online

5. Buy books on Amazon.com or ebooks simply

6. Get the latest mobile phone

7. Start cooking! LOL

8. Not be crying this time! (indeed I always do… maybe I’ll explain that in another post later)

9. Get my Dream Dress

10. Be in my final changing state, i.e. become the accomplished woman I’ve always wanted to be

Any wishlist of yours?

FAQs: Request for blogging advice

Today I got my first sort of website ‘FAQs’ from a blogger here on WordPress called Hassaan Rabbani. He gave me authorisation to publish what he’d asked me:

Hi,

i stumble upon your blog today and it fascinated me a lot.. keep on writing,

i am new at wordpress, can  u suggest me something..

www.hassaanrabbani.wordpress.com

 

Best,

Hassaan

My reply:

Hi! I think that you’re not as new as me 😀 your blog is nice!

What I can tell you is to comment a lot on other blogs and subscribe what really interests you, and you can send messages like you just did 🙂 but search for blogs that share the passion of airplanes too 🙂

I followed your blog.

Keep on writing!! At least one post every two days or even everyday! What’s more important is the number of views, your blog stats, not the number of subscribers. But please don’t write too much posts on a single day – two or three max. – or many might unsubscribe because their inbox will be filled too quickly!

He answered:

Yeah sure why not 🙂
By the way i am really really great full to you. you are such a friendly pal

God bless you and thumbs up again 🙂

keep up the good work

best

Hassaan

For those who are new to blogging, I hope this article is helpful to you!! 😀

Click on the Contact me tab if you have any more questions! I’ll try to reply ASAP though don’t get impatient if ever I take some time because I’m going back to school tomorrow.

My Biggest Blogging Mistake!

On the 25th of June 2011, I started a makeup blog, Makeup Is Art on Blogger. I wanted to share my passion for this art to the world. At first I was completely lost. But gradually, as the weeks passed my blog grew… I got familiar with Blogger and blogging itself… but then one day everything stopped: my followers were only 5 in numbers and weren’t growing for weeks, the comments went down…

What happened? Is this happening to you now?

First we have to check these 3 main things that we should do when one blogs:

1. Publish quality content

2. Participate in the blogging community i.e. comment on other similar blogs, in discussions, forums, contests…

3. Publicize blog through social media like Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon…

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The Two Types of Blogs…

In my opinion – and blogging experience which is not much I admit – there are 2 types of blogs that can be seen throughout the net, being either Blogger, WordPress or tumblr… The two can be combined too: I’ve read some of those too. But sincerely I prefer blogs that are based on a particular type, not both or else the reader may get confused. You’ll understand my point soon you’ll see.

I just want to write this article so that I can show you why I have two blogs.

Want to know which type of blog you have?
Therefore keep reading…

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