Sunday, January 1, 2017

Take Your History Blog to the Next Level in 1017

Among my production goals at History Moments is to publicize the work of the great historians from the past.  My New Year essay summarizes the steps I use to enhance these blog posts.  This is just the list; I expand on it in my essay here.

Writing your own is hard work; serializing another's is hard, too. Here's what's involved.

I. Selection: an important event or topic; an important historian who wrote about that; what part of that historian's book to use
II. Getting text ready for use.
III. Footnotes: putting them at the bottom of the page or at the end of the book is so last 20th. century.
IV. Assigning Categories, Tags (for Wordpress), or Labels (for Blogger).
V. Scheduling
VI. Extra information gathered.
VII. Graphic images.
VIII. More information offered for the reader who wants to pursue the topic in greater depth.
IX. The template.
X. 5 minute stories.
XI. Output Files.
XII. Inserting into the blog.
XIII. Post-production navigation issues.
XIV. Promotion.

Serializing works from the great historians of the past may seem easy. Judge for yourself. The importance is to increase public awareness of our great heritage from history's best.


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