Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How blogging can helps language learners to enhance their writing skill.

Blogging improves your writing skills. 

Better writing ability, and an enhanced ability to express yourself in print, is a rarely thought about benefit of blogging. 

While most people think of writers as infinitely talented, living in some rarified air denied to the rest of us, writing is a learned skill. 

While some people are indeed born more talented with the written word than others, most people can become better writers simply through practice. 

Blogging is as good a practice field as any. 

Like playing sports or a musical instrument, improvement in skill level only results from constant practice. The more you work on the skills, the better at applying them you become. 

Writing your daily blog post provides a fresh blank canvas for self expression. As the words form sentences on the page, a sense of accomplishment is the direct result. 

It feels good to finish a blog post. 

Don't be bashful. Feel proud of what you have written. 

Many bloggers have told me they had no idea that they could write even one coherent post; let alone one or more a day. Often, they were entirely convinced that writing well formed thoughts was impossible for them. 

Becoming bloggers changed that mistaken idea entirely. 

It's all a matter of practice, and with that continual application of fingers to keyboard, the skills improve constantly. 

Before you know it, another well written and easily understood blog post appears on the page. 

It's almost like magic. 

Of course, I keep thinking that through constant practice, my typing skills will eventually improve to the level of being semi-adequate. Occasionally, I can even type a word or two without looking at the keyboard. That event always shocks me. 

I believe that is truly a case of real magic; or perhaps even a miracle of monumental proportions. 

Well, enough of that. 

With writing, the more a person does it, the better they get at doing it. 

Blogs are a great way to practice and hone your ability to express yourself and your thoughts via the written word. 

Learning how to write well, and express thoughts in a logical and coherent manner, are hidden benefits of blogging. 

It's a good thing those benefits don't stay hidden for long. 

The benefits of blogging and its acceptance as a form of mainstream media

There has been growing acceptance and awareness of the terms blog and blogging. An article on technical blog revealed that 80% of Americans are aware of blogs and visit blogs on a regular basis.

Many people have been accustom to blogs and its ability to provide information on specialised and niche topics that may not be covered in mainstream medias. Others also find blogs as a useful source of entertainment news and gossip, however a large percentage of blog readers still refer to traditional forms of media for news, sharing their time spent with blogs on medias such as newspaper, television and radio.

Therefore as people become increasingly aware of blogs, they develop an understanding of the business opportunities blogs. Following is a description of is a list of the opportunities:

  • Targeted advertising: because of the specific nature of blogs which concentrate on particular interest and topics. Blogs usually tend to have attract a certain group of audience with specific demographic and audience, increasing the effectiveness of advertising on industry to topic specific blogs.
  • Promotion: increasingly consumers are relying on blogs as a reliable source of product review and qualification. A corporate blog provides the opportunity for companies to review and present their products to consumers in a subtle manner unlike traditional forms of banner advertising.
  • Authority and recognition: blogs allow companies to easily update and add relevant content within their online promotions and marketing campaigns. The more companies blog about topics relevant to their industry and more recognition and authority they will gain from the industry as a voice and point of contact when consumers queries the products and services related to a industry.

The list of benefits and opportunities of blogs is continually expanding and the acceptance of the technique as a mainstream media is only an example of the potential of blogging and its benefits to a company.

Reading for Information.

Cause and effect for global warming

Cause of global warming

Almost 100% of the observed temperature increase over the last 50 years has been due to the increase in the atmosphere of greenhouse gas concentrations like water vapour, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and ozone. Greenhouse gases are those gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect (see below). The largest contributing source of greenhouse gas is the burning of fossil fuels leading to the emission of carbon dioxide.


The greenhouse effect

When sunlight reaches Earth's surface some is absorbed and warms the earth and most of the rest is radiated back to the atmosphere at a longer wavelength than the sun light. Some of these longer wavelengths are absorbed by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere before they are lost to space. The absorption of this longwave radiant energy warms the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases act like a mirror and reflect back to the Earth some of the heat energy which would otherwise be lost to space. The reflecting back of heat energy by the atmosphere is called the "greenhouse effect".

The major natural greenhouse gases are water vapor, which causes about 36-70% of the greenhouse effect on Earth (not including clouds); carbon dioxide CO2, which causes 9-26%; methane, which causes 4-9%, and ozone, which causes 3-7%. It is not possible to state that a certain gas causes a certain percentage of the greenhouse effect, because the influences of the various gases are not additive. Other greenhouse gases include, but are not limited to, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons.


Global warming causes by greenhouse effect

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (see above) act like a mirror and reflect back to the Earth a part of the heat radiation, which would otherwise be lost to space. The higher the concentration of green house gases like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the more heat energy is being reflected back to the Earth. The emission of carbon dioxide into the environment mainly from burning of fossil fuels (oil, gas, petrol, kerosene, etc.) has been increased dramatically over the past 50 years.

I have categorized this article as reading for information because I am looking forward for the information about the causes and the effects global warming. By reading this kind of article, I will get a detail information about the definition of global warming until the root of the cause. Besides, this article also give me the information about the green house effect.