How to start blogging about upcoming events

running eventDo you want to spread the message about events happening in your area, but do not know how? Then the answer is, blogging! You can learn about starting a blog about upcoming events in your area in as little as an hour if you so desire, as nowadays, it has been made incredibly easy to get your first blog up and running without a hitch.

 

The first thing that should be thought about, is if you want to use an already established platform, which is free of charge to make your blog, or you will spend a little bit of money, to have your very own website with your own custom, unique domain which you can proudly present to anyone.

 

If you have chosen the established platform, then sites such as ”Blogger.com” might be for you. Sites like “Blogger.com” focuses on the blogging aspect, and lets you create a blog in seconds, with an easy setup that anyone can follow. The obvious downsides of this, is that you do not own the page itself, it still is owned by “Blogger.com” and you are bound to their terms of services, but it is still a great cheap way to do it.

 

However, if you want to be more professional and truly make an unique page, you can buy your own domain and hosting plan for your site. It might sound scary, but it is not, and you can get started for as little as 15$, to get your site up and running on various providers, such as GoDaddy, NameCheap etc. For this, you do not need any programming knowledge, as you are going to use the platform known as “WordPress”. It is an easy to use blogging platform for websites, with many different templates and customization available. It is highly suggested to follow the tutorial that “WordPress” gives if you are completely new to it, to learn the basics, which will take less than a couple of minutes!

 

Now that you have your blog up and running, you need something to post in it, after all, how can you be blogging about upcoming events, if you have no events to blog about! A good idea is to figure out who are the main event creators in your area. Go consult with them, when do they hold events and if you can help them promote them. If you rather not go in person, you can always search for their website or Facebook page, if they have one, to read all the news and gather your information that way. Do this daily, and in no time, you will be blogging like a pro!

Safe Boating Tips for The 4th

Are you planning to watch fireworks from the comfort of your boat?

Well, riding on a boat comes with very many risks. Therefore, it is wise to be aware of the possible dangers you are likely to face along the way before embarking on the boat riding experience. This article has outlined the best boating safety tips. This will help you have an accident free experience come 4th July.

To start with, before setting out on the boat, make sure that it is operating properly. Here is a pre-departure checklist that will help avoid accidents along the way.

Share your boat plan with your closest friends or neighbors- ensure that you inform them about your final destination so that the can come to your rescue in the event that anything goes wrong along the way.
Examine the fuel level- This will ensure that you do not run out of fuel while taking a ride to different places.taxi-boat-1388686_1280
Examine the boat engine– In case you have an in- board engine, open its hatch and then look at fluid or fuel leakages or excesses before going out with the same.
Make sure lights are working properly– a boat without proper lights can be very dangerous to rid especially during the dark hours of the night.
Find out if there is any electrical issues– carefully check whether the boat has disconnected or corroded conductors because they can cause more harm than good in the long run.

What to take with you during the boat trip
Ensure that you have a boat certificate as well as registration
Ask for towing paperwork just in case anything goes wrong during that day
Charged and properly functioning fire extinguisher Fully stocked survival kit before starting your journey
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Do not exceed the recommended number of passengers the boat should carry
Ensure that all the passengers retain their positions
Shut off the boat engine when the passengers are loading as well as unloading their luggage
Organize your fireworks show

Instead of risking your life this coming festive season, it can also be a good idea of purchase fireworks and then organize your own show. The best places to find fireworks without paying through your nose is online. While buying online, ensure that you are dealing with a trusted dealer if at all you do not want to end up with low quality products. Take time and compare different deals so that you can save more money in the long run. Organizing your fireworks will help avoid accidents that are likely to occur when you are out sailing.

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How to Set Everything Online when Going to an Event in Another Country

Screen-Shot-2015-03-23-at-2.02.05-PMMany events take place in another country and if you want to go there, it’s essential to know your way on the internet, as it’s easier and it gives you the solutions to most of your problems. As everything evolved, if you want to take part at a conference in another country, or at a festival, you won’t have to wait up to that day to set everything ready – now you can do it from the comfort of your home, and it’s extremely easy.

Let’s see how you can use the internet for booking an event, in just a few easy steps.


The Ticket Event

For many events, there is a fee that needs to be paid in the form of an entrance ticket – if you don’t pay that fee, you don’t get the ticket and you won’t be able to enter that place. It’s something that many do – for festivals, for concert, different shows, conferences, fairs and so on. This being said, if you want to go in another country for any of these events, you might want to get a ticket before they are sold out.

 

 

Usually, there is a dedicated website where these things are also sold, so when you’ll see the commercial for this event, they will also indicate you a link where you can buy the ticket from. All you have to do is go to that link and see how you have to pay. They usually have secured payment methods, but if you don’t approve to paying online, you can also opt for paying with money transfer or Western Union or even PayPal – just look out for their options and choose what suits you best.


ecfa5da6cbbe767ec6254645098ebfa7_f1142The Transport

As you need to have a way to reach that place, it’s better to know your options before getting there. This being said, there is always the possibility of using the plane, the train or the bus to get there. Going by car is seldom an option, unless you live really near to that event. So, in this case, you’ll need to know what you can take to get there.

If you have to go by air, making reservations for a flight is essential, and this needs to be done with some tome before the actual departing day. There’s a good reason to do this – if you book your flight in advance, the price will be lower and you will be able to choose where you’ll sit. The same goes if you choose to go with the train or with the bus. They usually have secured payment methods, so everything can be solved directly online.


The Accommodation

Last, but not least, you’ll need to know where you will be staying. If there’s a conference, it is usually held at a big hotel, so they will have free rooms if you book in advance. However, if there’s another type of event, you’ll want to get accommodations near that area, so start looking.

images (2)There are dedicated websites where you can book a room directly online, and you can also choose based on different criteria. It’s better to make the reservation online and pay directly at the location, and many hotels allow you this option.

In the end, once you’ve finished with everything, you can relax and start thinking about what you could see once you get there. Apart from the actual event that you attend to, there will be other interesting things to do, so start making a thorough research about what events you could get to once you’re there.