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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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The science of art

15 April is celebrated as World Art Day.

World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts in order to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide.

The date was decided in honor of the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo Da Vinci was chosen as a symbol world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, brotherhood and multiculturalism as well as art’s importance to other fields. More than that, he is an ultimate symbol of a creative person. He was an artist, visionary, mathematician, sculptor, scientist, engineer, inventor and more.

But he is more renowned as the ‘Renaissance’ artist. Surprisingly, when applying for a post to serve as a civil servant to the Regent of Milan, he presented himself as a military engineer and drew almost fantastic yet detailed images of inventions to be used for war! He did not see himself as a great artist or one having great artistic skills alone. In fact, he believed that the disciplines of mathematics, geometry, science, architecture, alchemy even and many more were all part of one learning discipline. Art probably transcended all definitions of each of the disciplines to include all.

For example, he believed that the purpose of art is probably to draw man-  all that he is, all that he represents, all that he has a potential to be and all that he can achieve. And in doing so, an artist must be able to show the intention of man’s soul.To do that, an artist must even understand anatomy, meta-physics, perhaps spirituality even! In addition to his anatomical investigations, da Vinci studied botany, geology, zoology, hydraulics, aeronautics and physics. He sketched his observations on loose sheets of papers and pads that he tucked inside his belt. He placed the papers in notebooks and arranged them around four broad themes—painting, architecture, mechanics and human anatomy. He filled dozens of notebooks with finely drawn illustrations and scientific observations.

But then, this is where we can start to define creativity. Creativity is that which permits every person to imagine, think, use intellect, be intelligent about it and try to express his ideas and thoughts in the most meaningful way possible to him.

And hence, celebrating world art day is indeed a celebration to promote creative activity worldwide.

Part 1 of the many part series to explore the science of art .

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”

 

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Tree of Life Part 2 The tree has in its image five major components: roots, trunk, branches, leaves and fruits/ flowers. The tree draws water and nutrients from the soil. The trunk carries these nutrients throughout its body and helps in creating new branches. The energy needed to convert these nutrients into life sustaining food is taken directly from the sun. The surrounding air helps to make this a continuous process of life. In terms of iconography, the roots go deep into the soil help to keep a tree firmly in place. The trunk is the main body of the tree and rises above the earth. The branches reach out as far as possible to go higher and higher as if trying to reach up to the sky. The leaves are the sign of growth. The tree is the only living being that grows throughout its life. The flowers and the fruits carry within them the seed for a new plant that will become another tree. It is no wonder then that the tree is icon of life. And the icon is called a tree of life. As a tree that can grow all its life, it is automatically a symbol of evolution, emanation and expansion. It evolves from a sapling to plant to tree as the years pass. It emanates from the depths of the soil, breaks out into the open land and reaches for the sky through its branches. Its leaves are continually sprouting from new branches to expand into a large canopy. As the tree takes time to grow, it sees many weathers, it survives wind, rain, sun for many years and stands firm and strong. That is perhaps the reason why people use the tree to personify virtues such as strength, maturity, wisdom and steadfastness. It provides shelter from rain, sun and wind for all creatures seeking it under its protection. Science also has taught us that the most precious oxygen that humans need to live is provided by trees. It provides food to humans in the form of its fruits. Its flowers carry seeds that will create more such trees that will provide oxygen, fruits and shelter. Because of this nature of it as a provider and nurturer, it is very often seen to symbolize femininity and fertility.

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Tree of Life- Part 1

Tree of Life

Tree of life is a logo, a diagram, a motif and a design that conveys many things through its image.

It is a symbol of evolution, emanation, expansion, wisdom, knowledge and transition.

It is referred to as a cosmic tree or a universal tree. It is very often used as a metaphor for protection and redemption. The definition of a metaphor is “a figure of speech containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing is applied to another. For example:  The massive tree was an umbrella, sheltering all from heat and rain. Or the tree was an old

It is a personification of virtues such as strength, maturity, capacity to nurture, feminity and fertility.

Many mythologies of the world use a tree of life as a means to explain philosophies and meta-physical happenings. Mythology (from the Greek ‘mythos’ for story-of-the-people, and ‘logos’ for word or speech, the spoken story of a people) is the study and interpretation of often sacred tales or fables of a culture known as ‘myths’ or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture.

In fact the word logo is a derivative from the Greek word logos. Logos is a Greek word meaning logic. Logos is a literary device that can be defined as a statement, sentence or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic. In everyday life, arguments depend upon pathos and ethos besides logos. Logos mostly employs the utilization of inductive and deductive reasoning methods to be effective. There are many examples of logos in literature and in debates. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are modes of persuasion used to convince audiences. They are also referred to as the three artistic proofs (Aristotle coined the terms), and are all represented by Greek words.

The tree of life is a metaphor which expresses the idea that all life is related by common descent. Charles Darwin was the first to use this metaphor in modern biology. The evolutionary tree shows the relationships among various biological groups.IMG_0195 (2)

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