Flash Basics Video Tutorials

I filmed a short tutorial earlier today about some of the basics of Flash. It’s the first in a planned series of Flash basics video tutorials. The videos will be all about really simple things that can be done in Flash, basically tailored to the absolute beginner. The first one is less than ten minutes long and goes over how to make a bouncing ball in Flash. It should be edited in the next few days, and then I will post it on here and on YouTube.

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  1. Hey there! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I had to ask. Does building a well-established website such as yours take a lot of work? I’m brand new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Thankyou!

    1. It really depends on what you want to do with your blog. Do you want to make money? Do you just want to provide information? Do you just need a place to share your thoughts? If you just need to share your thoughts, Google’s Blogger (www.blogger.com) is a good place to start. You can get set up quick and easy, and there are many templates available to help with your design.

      If you want to do any serious blogging, especially if you want to make money, you probably want to buy a domain name. It’s more professional than using Blogger, and you can tailor it to your subject matter. It costs around $10 a year for a domain name and you’ll want to sign up with a hosting provider to host your site. Hosting providers can be expensive depending on what you’re looking for. You’ll also need a blogging platform, such as WordPress, to create your blog. Many providers include WordPress in their hosting packages.

      If you want to go the money-making route, there are a lot of things you’ll need to do to attract attention. The main thing you can do is choose a topic that people are interested in, then provide relevant information with a fresh twist in your posts. Professional blogs need a specific topic to focus on and posts should reflect that focus. For example, this blog is about art and design. I take a wide approach and include a lot of things under that topic, but a tighter focus is better for making money.

      Another key to a successful blog is frequent posting. You can post as often as you want, but you should try to write a really good post at least once a week. Regularity gives your readers something to look forward to instead of wondering if you died in a closet somewhere. Again, I have broken this rule too many times to be ‘successful.’

      To make money, you will need to include advertising and affiliates programs. Google AdSense and the Amazon Associates program are good ways to get started, but unless you are wildly successful they aren’t enough. Another thing you need to think about is self-promotion. Set up a Facebook page for your blog and encourage all your friends to like it and recommend it to their friends.

      These are just a few things you can do, but they are just a brief overview. A good site to help you is http://www.problogger.net. They have a lot of great articles on blogging and forums where you can ask questions. Also http://www.dailywritingtips.com has a lot of good stuff on improving your writing. Good luck!

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