21/10/2013 17:00 h – 18:30 h
By Asmaa and Christopher
Hakim Salem, who is representing Finland on this seminar, gave a presentation about how to write an effective story or article on a blog. We were presented with useful tools and effective methods to writing a good story. The main goal is to attract more and more readers, without tricking them into reading based on false keywords. To do so you need up to five keywords related to the subject, a good title – which is very important, then implement keywords into your title, and a short story that will keep the readers attentive. Hakim gave us examples based on Egypt, as if writing a story based on related keywords about the Egyptian social situation. The keywords will help me to do research about the topic using for example the internet. The first things that come to mind when you think of Egypt is for example; Pyramids and the Sphinx. These words can be used as tags or keywords later on in the blog to attract more readers who are searching about it. He also introduced a different example. Most importantly, writing is a process. It takes time and good research to be able to write creatively. One needs to remember to be realistic and simplistic. Do not provide unnecessary facts or information. Take the reader to be knowledgeable enough about the subject to have interest in reading your article. Search engines and books are a good source of information to inspire your writing or imagination. Use the internet to tell YOUR story, write about yourself and be creative. In the end of his presentation he gave the participants a task. We were asked to pair up, and interview each other about a topic of interest to us or in relation to the seminar, and to write up a story ourselves. The person with the best written story will receive acknowledgement and a prize.