Using Tumblr: A Complementary Platform For Your Blog

To me, tumblr acts like the wall in front of my writing table; beautifully decorated by my favourite musings, quotes, favourite gifs & music, this wall or my tumblr blog brings most of the inspirational ingredients to my writing table which is WordPress. For me both WordPress & Tumblr serve their distinct purposes & they end up complimenting each other.

So, if you use both of these, you must be having a great time. Happy Blogging.

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So, you’ve worked hard to build your blog, have established a posting rhythm, and are comfy in your digs. Then, we tell you about ways to promote your work and get yourself out there: Facebook pages! Twitter and LinkedIn accounts! Pinterest boards!

Must you create more? Must you do All The Things?

The short answer? No. While we offer advice and resources on how to blog more and better, you don’t have to do, well, anything. But we want to lay out all these tools and possibilities, and you can pick and choose what’s right for you. Today, let’s talk about how you can use another platform — Tumblr — as a complementary space for your blog, and to expand your online presence and reach.

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The best way to get a book deal? Write a story 19 million people want to read

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17-year-old Beth Reekles had a really good year. She published two books; appeared on national TV; sold the film rights for her first book, The Kissing Booth; graduated from high school and started college; and earned a spot on TIME’s list of the most influential teens of 2013, alongside household names like Malia Obama and Justin Bieber. And still she found time to watch five seasons of Gossip Girl.

How did such a young woman get so far so fast? When Beth was 15, living at home in Wales, she wrote a novel (“the kind of book I wanted to read”) and put it up on the story-sharing website Wattpad. 19 million views later, she won a three-book contract with a young adult division at Random House to publish that first book, The Kissing Booth, and two more, including the recently published Rolling Dice

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Are real spies as talented and lethal as the characters depicted in movies, such as Jason Bourne?

Answer by Anonymous:

These agents are known as Specialized Skills Officers.

They operate in a division of the CIA's National Clandestine Service called the Special Activities Division.

The NCS direct-action arm is the Special Activities Division, which conducts raids, ambushes, sabotage, assassinations, unconventional warfare and psychological operations ("covert influence") in denied areas.

Within SAD, there is a small, secretive unit known as Special Operations Group that is responsible for paramilitary operations.

Agents do not carry objects or clothing that might associate them with the US government. If they are compromised during a mission, the government is likely to deny all knowledge. The SOG is generally considered the most secretive special operations force in the United States. The group selects operatives from Delta Force, DEVGRU, 24th STS and other special operations forces from within the U.S. military. SOG operatives account for the majority of the stars displayed on the Memorial Wall at CIA headquarters.

Specialized Skills Officers are recruited for having extraordinary mental and physical abilities. These operatives have extensive formal education (often to support non-official cover), don't look "military" and would be as comfortable having a political conversation in Arabic as they would be on a HALO infiltration. They are trained to operate in any environment with limited to no support.

SSOs are the closest thing to Jason Bourne outside of Hollywood.

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“I support PTI. I don’t support its supporters.”


 By Parisa Siddiqi

Everyone is aware of the electoral problems of NA 250 in Karachi and my polling station at DHA girls college phase 8 had similar problems where polling didn’t start till 12:30 pm. I arrived there with my family at 7:45 am and expected to be done earlier but when there was no news of the ballot boxes till 10 am, we decided to go for breakfast and then come back later.

While we were having breakfast and devising our plan for the day, a family came and sat next to us and their young daughter was proudly sporting an Imran Khan kurta. The girl’s mother who looked like a sensible lady turned to us and asked us whether we had voted yet or not. We told her we were still waiting. Then without a moment of hesitation, she asked us, “Who are you voting for?” Her husband…

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SlideRocket – You need to slide to the dustbin bitch.

I’ve always refrained myself from blogging about tech problems I face almost everyday because either I find a helpful customer support, a problem at my end, a fix to that bug or simply because I am patient and I don’t resort to defaming brands just because they couldn’t work for me. However I am changing the trend now. Why I am doing it ? Its not just because I am facing a problem, it is because of the lack of commitment of certain brand who speak very highly of itself and even chooses to challenge huge giants but fails to provide similar service.

I am talking about SlideRocket. An online presentation maker site, which almost openly challenges Microsoft Office Powerpoint but fails to provide the results similar to that of MS Powerpoint. Recently I ditched SlideRocket because of its forever loading problem and on top of that, their customer support started beating about the bush with typical update your browser & flash bull-crap. Image