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How to make your posts stand out for dummies.

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lukeyio's Avatar lukeyio
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I know most people want to have there stuff on the popular list on the home page! As I do also.

First you want to make sure the title is catchy!
For example:

it's a uhhh... thing?



This caught my attention straight away with its interesting title making we what to know more! BUT with skins give it a name like 'Mud Face' or if a real creature/animal just its name 'Elephant'. The reason for this is when people are on PMC and they want a elephant skin they'll search 'Elephant' and not something silly like 'My fat little baby elephant i made today' just doesn't happen... regularly :P

Secondly the picture!
If its a skin then it doesn't matter but when uploading a blog, project, texture pack, mods and servers you want to make sure you get it right!

Texture pack:
Make the first photo clear and of a large terrain area or even better make a show of loads of blocks, here's an example: http://www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/gugge-craft-texture-pack/

Blog:
A photo that represents your blog is best or like my Homer with a large space for a title! Here is a nice example: http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/who-is-your-favorite-from-yogscast/

Mod:
I am no expert when it comes to mods but what gets my attention is a photo of the actual thing the mod does, here is an example: http://www.planetminecraft.com/mod/whocraft-18---the-doctor-whominecraft-experience/

Projects:
Make the main photo the most updated of the whole project! Also add text, this will make it lots more awesome. Here's an example (My first project): http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/roman-colosseum/

Servers:
Make the main photo something that is amazing in the server and add text! Either by making the servers name with blocks or using a photo editing software! Here's an example: http://www.planetminecraft.com/server/the-land-of-gazamo-bukkit-permissions/

To personalise my pictures I use Picnik It is really easy to use and has loads of features! Here's an example of one of mine: http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/lukyzades-amzo-skin-shop/

And the important bit! The content (The title and picture is important to get people to even look at the content so keep that in mind.)
Firstly check your spelling (I use Google Chrome, it does it for me!), also proof read everything so there isn't something that sounds, well just doesn't make sense. Also enlarge the font to make it look easier to read and not as bare I also use bold (Personal choice.) Don't make your text dense it looks boring and hard to read and just overwhelms the reader!
Try
to
space
it
out
but
don't
over
do
it
like
this
^ That is over done :L

Try not to use text slag such as 'u' 'k' 'y' unless there is a troll face involved like this: http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/y-u-no-helpful/
BUT yet again don't go over the top, the title is enough!

I hope my blog helped you! If not then sorry :(

Happy Minecrafting,
Love lukyzade

P.s
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday dear lukyzade,
Happy Birthday to me!

Now 15 years :D and going to watch Paranormal Activity 3 cause I now can! (I will have to take my passport to prove I'm 15 though -.-

Please UpVote its my Birthday ;P Also check this out! http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/bow-and-arrows-why-not-guns/

Thanks to snickers4763 the only one to notice that I forgot projects :L
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Skipperdog492
11/05/2011 3:46 pm
Level 28 : Expert Modder
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Every time I see homer I like! and good blog I am making a mod and it does help for the picture to stand out
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anonpmc45196
11/04/2011 7:55 pm
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lukeyio
11/04/2011 8:02 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
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done also I mentioned you at the bottom :)
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lukeyio
11/04/2011 7:57 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
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Ahrrr I thank ye very much I forgot! I will do that now!
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cole_the_killer
11/04/2011 7:13 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Engineer
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downvoting.....

JK
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lukeyio
11/04/2011 7:18 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
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I like what you did there!
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EdoKara
11/04/2011 2:47 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Mountaineer
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useful blog, though from what I read you forgot the most important one:
make a howto post and you'll get tons of residuals looking at your other stuff. just make it good.
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lukeyio
11/04/2011 2:53 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
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I might
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eldorrado
11/04/2011 8:48 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Blob
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a blog is not all about the catchy title i remember having my blog wich is minecraft pick up lines ( http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/minecraft-pick-up-lines/) very very popular (currantly +1000 views) just because of a simple reason that peaple wana see that or participate with theyre owne opinion or thing (this case pick up lines ) and i got quite the feed back
and lived hapyly ever after
(feel free to correct spelling)
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lukeyio
11/04/2011 11:37 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
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Didn't say it was all about the title!
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