Systematic Poetry Techniques: Part Two

Written by Steve Gillman

What do you do when you want to write poetry? I hope your answer is "I start writing." Even writing a bad poem is better than waiting forrepparttar "right words." You can always throw it away, andrepparttar 141872 process has begun. You'll start to findrepparttar 141873 words sooner than if you just waited. Here are some more ways to get started.

Sing A Poem

Try a little experiment - alone inrepparttar 141874 basement if you must. Describe something, then describe it again, singing instead of talking. You'll noticerepparttar 141875 words you use change. Your sentences will generally be more rythmic. It is also easier to rhyme when you are singing.

Singing comes fromrepparttar 141876 right side ofrepparttar 141877 brain. This isrepparttar 141878 side that handles pattern-recognition. When you sing, you access this part of your brain, and you'll get ideas or patterns of words that are difficult for your analytical left-brain to create. Try it.

Start With Poetic Materials

Set Up Your Own Blog Free

Written by Jim Edwards

I've received a lot of email lately from people asking how they can set up their own blogs for family, friends, or business purposes without spending much money or hiring an expensive programmer or web developer.

Well, ask no more because I will now show you exactly how to get your own blog without dipping too far into your own pocket (if at all) and get up and running, even if you don't have your own website, hosting account, or domain name.

You basically get two choices when it comes to setting up a blog: host it yourself, or use a service that hostsrepparttar blog for you.

Each one carries advantages based on your level of skill, experience and how many options you want to add to your blog.

If you choose to host your blog on your own website, then you can pick from a number of different options, including and

However, if you don't want to host it yourself, you can also go to, put inrepparttar 141802 term "free blog" and obtain a long list of services that will host a blog for you, either free of charge or for a fee.

Probablyrepparttar 141803 best-known free blog service resides at

Recently purchased by Google, Blogger boasts thousands of blogs on topics ranging from ecommerce to pet manners.

Blogger enables you to set up a functional blog in about 5 minutes and start posting your thoughts, rants, or family facts withrepparttar 141804 world.

Log on to and find another free option offered by Microsoft's online service, MSN.

This service makes it a bit easier to share photos than Blogger, which requires a separate software tool called Picasa (also available from Google for free).

MSN's blogger service also seems to appeal more to individuals sharing their thoughts than to businesses trying to scare up new customers or get their links crawled by search engine spiders (another advantage of publishing a blog).

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