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How to Start an Events Related Blog

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Creating a blog is simple and straightforward. With many great sites available for free, creating your own blog has never been easier. After you’ve decided on the platform that best suits your needs (I personally recommend WordPress for its ease of use and helpful staff), your next step will be deciding your purpose and target audience.

As a new blogger, I was more focused on how my site looked than on content at first. I was convinced that my site it had to look perfect. The theme, color scheme, and featured photos all had to be perfect. For much of my first six months that is what I focused on; but I quickly found that my subscriber numbers were steadily stuck at zero. When I shifted my focus instead to writing about my passion (travel) and less on how my blog looked, that was when I saw my numbers grow. Whether your passion is sharing about upcoming local events or some other topic, pour more of your energy into your posts and less into the design. OnBlast Blog can help you in the technical details of starting a great blog.

After deciding the purpose of your blog, it’s important to decide on a target audience. If you’re choosing to start a blog on local events, for example, and would like to target young adults in your area, here are a few key points you’d consider:

· Post Length: write no more than 600-word posts – especially when your audience is used to 140-character tweets. Keep it short, simple, and engaging

· Media Content: including pictures and video when possible is a great way to add flare to your post. Just be careful to limit the number of media files and keep them post-specific

· Social Media Advertising: if you have Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, brush up on your skills and use them to market your blog. Not only will you be expanding your potential audience, many sites like WordPress are designed to link your social media accounts to your posts.

Purchasing Fireworks Online

firework-507631_640When attempting to purchase some fireworks , you may have some difficulty in finding them. Although available in high street shops, they are not commonplace. You may find them in party shops, outdoor equipments specialist shops, or even large department stores, but choice could be limited, quality may be low, and prices will be high. Also you may find yourself beating the pavement in an attempt to find some when you want some.

If you’re looking for fireworks for your event or party then try the internet. By searching online you will find hundreds if not thousands of specialist websites selling good quality yet affordable fireworks for sale . It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, your choice of color and design will be delivered to you at home, at a fraction of the price of a high street store. Most importantly however, buy buying direct from the specialists you can feel rest assured that you are buying from someone who has experience in fireworks and is more likely to sell you a safe product that won’t harm you or your guests.

When searching online be sure to look for responsible retailers, people that are dedicated to offering safe and tested products fit for use in your home or venue. Look for biodegradable and wire-free fireworks . Environmentally friendly fireworks should not cost you any more, and could save an animal’s life.

By buying online as opposed to in a store, you are benefitting from better value for money. This is due to the lower running costs of an online company that doesn’t have such high outgoings such as rent etc. Online stores also tend to offer multi buy savings so you can get more value for money by buying in bulk which is especially useful when purchasing for a large event such as a wedding.

How to Cover all the Events in a Summer

q4It’s that wonderful time of the year called summer when different events take place. There are lots of festivals, art gatherings, street performances, theater acts and movies that are offered all around your area, and it’s a pity to miss them out.

As usually happen, many people don’t have a 3 months vacation to be able to go to all these events, but there is one trick that can help you in attending as many as you can. This is, of course, not a general rule, as you can go only to those events that you like, but it’s good to know that you can still do something else beside working and going home.


For the Art Lovers

Art has an important place in everyone’s life, and even if you don’t realize it, everything that surrounds you is a result of the evolution in one or another art areas. For example, you want to live in a house that is comfortable and cozy, so you’ll surround yourself with nice items for furniture or for décor that help you feel at home. That’s the result of some artists who have created the colors or the items, so that you can have access to it.

This being said, there are plenty of fairs to attend to and art galleries to browse through. You don’t have to spend the whole day there, as these are usually opened in weekends and in the other days, up to later in the evening. You can still go there after work or in week-end, and you can select something from the multitude of items that are available for sale.


Music Festivals

party-powder-paint-2These are for those who do love music, and you could go there in the evening. As you surely know, these are also set for the weekend usually, so you won’t have to skip a day of work. However, if you do work Sunday or Saturday during the day, the evening is the best time to go there. The good concerts usually take place after the sun sets, as people go there more frequently in the evening.

For these musical events it’s better to have a ticket before going there, as these are usually sold in the first days of the announcements for the event. You can buy the ticket for the whole festival, but if you know you can’t attend to all of it, it’s better to choose a ticket for the day you actually want to go.

If it’s not in your city, you’ll also need accommodations, so keep an open eye for these too. When this happens, it’s better to get the ticket for the whole event, as it’s not worth taking one for just one day and spending money for travelling and accommodations too.


In a Different City

Let’s say that you’re in vacation in another city. If you spend more than a few days there, it’s better to get an app that tells you what you can do and where you can go. There are plenty of apps online that can be used directly from your smartphone, and they will tell you exactly how to find a certain event, what places are opened, where you can go and eat certain types of food and so on.

images (3)Usually, these are managed by locals, so they have the best relevant information about different events or parties that take place in their cities. Apart from this, if it’s something special, you’ll get to know about it before it starts, so you’ll be able to get there in time or ask for directions.

This will help you be able to cover as many events as you like, because knowing the schedule will help you make your own program, according to your needs or wants.