At the end of 2016,we gave you informations about BlookUp‘s blogging and social networking activities. Today, we – already- have to update you on the situation!
THANK YOU !
In the first place (yes, we start the article by the last element of our title, like some kind of blog punks), we would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for your growing support, your shares, your commitment…
In 2017, significant subscriptions goals have been reached for all our communication platforms, and that is obviously thanks to you!
GOAL REACHED: 5,000 SUBSCRIBERS
The blog is still there, in French (here) and in English (here. Like, no, really, no need to click, you’re already there 😉 ), but as some have noticed, our publication rhythm has kind of declined; No more publications on Tuesdays and Fridays but don’t panic, we explain why!
The first reason to this is simply our desire to propose a unique rendez-vous, every Wednesday, in order to make every article more like a weekly celebrity coming to sign autographs at a given time. Punctuality is key!
The second reason is also quite simple, and that’s…
Tumblr is the latest active network of BlookUp. This microblogging platform will be ideal to share with you the daily life of our startup!
Our Tumblr will be more like a Facebook page, a Twitter or an Instagram account, with a freer and more casual tone.The publications are to be short but more numerous, and this is why WordPress articles, longer and therefore more demanding in terms of research and writing, will be posted once a week to ensure their quality!
That being said, if you have a Tumblr account (or if you are just curious!), Subscribe to this new blog and enter the daily BlookUp life, joys, pains, environment, team… And much more!
REACHED GOAL: 3,500 SUSCRIBERS
REACHED GOAL: 1,200 FOLLOWERS
REACHED GOAL: 1,200 SUSCRIBERS
(Click on the images to access the corresponding social network!)
There are also some changes on the social networks side, which regularly relay each publication from the WordPress blog (and soon Tumblr), and had a fairly fixed number of publications per day… Now we blow up the locks, get free, and we post, we share, we react live!
We are as well increasing the emphasis on mages… For the pure pleasure of the eyes!
So, are you ready to choose your favorite platform(s)? Subscribe, and don’t be shy: Participate!😄
Summer is light and joyful, but many things can happen under the sun. Some are less light, but are also essential to know, essential to History and Memory. It might take a while, but things do get lighter and sunnier when you begin to write them down.
hiMe, from the blog A Refugee’s Journey, shares all that with you today: Her journey, her blog, her blook.
I want the memories, the history to be written down for my children and the younger generations of Vietnamese, Australian and the others to read for years to come when I will no longer be on earth.
After printing the first part of my blog, I want to continue blogging for the upcoming second book which will include topics about: global economic downturn, terrorism, mass immigration and capitalised communist countries (including Vietnam) that has changed Australia and the world’s view about refugees in general and the Vietnamese boat people in particular.
My future project also includes creating a twin blog which will be a translation into Vietnamese of my current blog A Refugee Journey – Vietnam to Australia.
What contents (articles, illustrations) are you the most proud of?
I love writing small poems to accompany each of my stories. I feel excited at the challenge to write poems in different styles. Until now, I have written 61 different forms of poems.
What moment of your blogger life was the most memorable for you so far?
When SBS Insight (Australia’s leading forum for debate and powerful first person stories) contacted me in regard to my “Foot Voting” story. The survivor guilt mentioned in my account was the theme they wanted to research for a TV broadcast.
Why did you want to turn your blog into a book?
I want to have all my writings on a long-lasting, Internet-independent, computer-independent media that can be kept for years and readily to be read.
How did you find out about BlookUp?
I am glad that BlookUp followed my blog and that was how I found out about it.
What are the positive and negative points of the making of your blook?
With BlookUp, it was very easy to make my book. I had many trials in making my book with different publishing web sites. I found the publishing softwares those sites provided were complicated to use and rejected some of my pictures for not of high resolution. Unlike
BlookUp, the other publishing websites made the price of the book high.
I would love if BlookUp can offer more color choices as well as designs for the book cover. It would be nice if there are more different internal format for the book.
Do you enjoy the final result? What does your family and friends think about your blook?
I am very happy with the final result. The pictures are sharp, the colorsilk are lively and the texts are clear and crisp. My family and friends really appreciate the book.
Would you recommend BlookUp?
I certainly will highly recommend BlookUp to other bloggers.
Thank you hiMe for taking the time to answer our questions with such details, for your documented work and precious testimony!
This unusual piece is entirely composed of fresh pasta and each page is engraved with instructions on how to cook your lasagna. Once you’ve followed the recipe, you’ll just have to use the pages as layers for the dish, slipping them between two good ladles of Bolognese sauce, grated Gruyère, onions and ground meat.
History does not tell us what the garnish is made of, but you will always be able to improvise if you prefer salmon or if you want to try a vegetarian version; Be careful with the recipe though because once the pages are soaked in sauce, you may won’t be able to read them again and check that you have not forgotten an ingredient!
Alas, it seems that this limited edition has been drawn only to a single copy for the publishing house (probably the one used for the photos), and that we are far from finding the concept of an edible book in our neighborhood bookshops, shopping malls or online libraries…
What do you think? Real concept to develop or just a marketing thing? in any case, we are are now HUNGRY.