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Hatena Blog Topic: My Hometown Winners

Below are some of our favorite blog entries posted for the Hatena Blog Topic, "My Hometown". Please show your support to the authors by adding comments and stars, and subscribing to their blogs!

My Hometown and the nostalgic memories it brought. - Kwaku's blog of epic proportions and some other stuff. థ౪థ ◔౪◔(◕w◕) (≧∇≦) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) by id:kwaku

We liked the descriptive language used in this blog about a hometown.

The author of the blog featured here will receive a free green star from Hatena. If your blog was featured, you can confirm you have received your green star by clicking on the Received Items History link found on your My Hatena page.

Check out more "My Hometown" blogs

Click on the link below to see all of the entries for the previous Hatena Blog Topic.

The future of Hatena Blog Topics

We will be taking a break from posting new Hatena Blog Topics for a while. Hatena Blog Topics may be posted again in the future if there is interest in the community.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena! We are looking forward to reading your blogs!

Hatena Blog Topic: Summer Hobbies and Activities Winners

We hope that everyone in the Hatena Blog community is enjoying the summer, and would like to thank everyone who posted blog entries about the previous Hatena Blog Topic, Summer Hobbies and Activities.

For the next two weeks we will be hosting the second Hatena Blog Topic, which is My Hometown. We hope that this topic inspires you to post some new Hatena Blog entries.

Click here to check out the latest Hatena Blog Topic

Below are some of our favorite blog entries posted for the Hatena Blog Topic, "Summer Hobbies and Activities". Please show your support to the authors by adding comments and stars, and subscribing to their blogs!

Weekly Topic: Summer Hobbies and Activities - Land of Epic Derp by id:DJEvans

Learn about some fun summer activities and check out the funny illustration too!

Wonderful New York (summer hobbies and activities entry) - nyislesrock's diary by id:nyislesrock

This blog entry about a summer trip to New York is full of interesting details.

Soccer Soon! - Kwaku's blog of epic proportions and some other stuff. థ౪థ ◔౪◔ by id:kwaku

id:kwaku wrote about playing soccer in the summer in this blog entry.

Summer - CARNIVORELUVR's diary by id:CARNIVORELUVR

We enjoyed this blog entry about various things the blogger did this summer. Good luck with school!

Summertime! :D - ZorchMan's Blog by id:rzcfun

Here is a short list of summer hobbies and activities that you can add to your summer plans.

Summer Hobbies And Activities - No.2 Johncutting- The Miner For Minecraft by id:johncutting

This blog entry which has some good recommendations about how to enjoy the summer.

Summer Hobbies and Activities - nintendoman123's blog by id:nintendoman123

Learn about some fun things to do in the summer, along with a recommendation for a nice place to visit.

The authors of the blogs featured here will receive a free green star from Hatena. If your blog was featured, you can confirm you have received your green star by clicking on the Received Items History link found on your My Hatena page.

Check out more "Summer Hobbies and Activities" blogs

Click on the link below to see all of the entries for the previous Hatena Blog Topic.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena! We are looking forward to reading your blogs!

Hurry up and post your Hatena Blog Topic entries!

Hello Hatena Bloggers!

Last week we announced the first Hatena Blog Topic "Summer Hobbies and Activities". There have been some excellent entries, but many people in the community have still not posted.

Please remember to post your entries by August 8, 2013 (Thursday) at 8:00 am US Pacific time!

Here is a quick tutorial about how to post a Hatena Blog Topic entry of your own.

1) Login to Hatena with your Hatena ID and password

2) Access the Hatena Blog Topic page

3) Read the description for the Hatena Blog Topic, and scroll down to check entries written by other bloggers.

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4) When you feel inspired to write your own blog entry click on the "Post your Hatena Blog Topic entry" button

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5) After you click the button, a new blog entry window will appear, and the keyword text required for your entry will automatically be inserted. Do not erase the automatically inserted text or your blog will not be entered!

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6) After you have written your blog entry share it with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

7) Invite your friends to write a blog entry for the Hatena Blog Topic too!

Hint: You can also write a Hatena Blog Topic entry at any time by clicking on the Hatena Blog Topic button in the blog editor window. Remember, do not erase the automatically inserted text or your blog will not be entered!

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We are looking forward to reading about your "Summer Hobbies and Activities" and hope this topic inspires you to write some new blog entries!

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

Introducing "Hatena Blog Topics"

Today we are pleased to announce the start of a new feature of the Hatena Blog service called Hatena Blog Topics.

It is often difficult to come up with topics to write about in your blog, and frustrating when you write a blog entry that no one reads. With Hatena Blog Topics we plan to address both of these common problems that bloggers face.

In Hatena Blog Topics the Hatena Blog staff will introduce a topic for bloggers to write about. Entries posted about the topic will appear on the "Hatena Blog Topic" page so they can easily be read by others. At the end of the week, some of our favorite blogs will be featured too.

If this new feature turns out to be popular with the community here we plan to continue to post Hatena Blog Topics on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Hatena Blog Topic #1: "Summer Hobbies and Activities"
For this topic please write about things that you like do in the summertime. Tell readers about any summer hobbies or activities that you enjoy. Include interesting stories about what you have done this summer (or in previous summers), and try adding some photos and illustrations too. See where your creativity takes you!

Post your entries by August 8, 2013 (Thursday) at 8:00 am US Pacific Time.

The Hatena staff will review all entries posted and choose winners based on their creativity, originality and how well they address the topic. Bloggers who have their entries featured will receive a green color star that can be used with their Hatena account. The winning blogs will be announced on August 9, 2013 (Friday).

For more information about how to post your entry please see the URL below:

http://blog.hatena.ne.jp/-/campaign/summer_hobbies_and_activities

We hope you enjoy this new addition to the Hatena Blog service, and are looking forward to reading your blog entries.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

Introducing the Hatena Blog drawing tool

Today we added a drawing tool to Hatena Blog that allows you to easily add hand drawn illustrations to your blog.

How to use the Hatena Blog drawing tool

  1. Click on the brush icon in the sidebar of the blog editor window.
  2. Click on the "Draw picture" button, and a pane where you can draw will appear.
  3. Choose from a variety of brush sizes and colors to make your illustration. Increase the canvas size if you need more space.
  4. After you have finished drawing click on the "Upload image" button. Your drawing will automatically be saved on Hatena Fotolife and inserted into your blog.

We hope that you enjoy this fun new way to create content for your blogs.

Thanks from all of us on the Hatena Blog team!

Try the new "Pink Pharmacy" theme

Today we released a new official Hatena Blog theme called "Pink Pharmacy".

Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!

This is a color variation of a theme our designers made especially for the Japanese voice actor Hikaru Midorikawa, who is also a Hatena Blog user. Hikaru Morikawa has done the voices for characters in many well-known Japanese animations such as "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing", "Slam Dunk" and "Slayers". You can check out Hikaru Midorikawa's blog (in Japanese) at hikaru23.hatenablog.com.

http://hikaru23.hatenablog.com/
Hikaru Midorikawa's "Green☆Pharmacy" Blog

We hope that you enjoy this new blog theme are looking forward to reading your blogs!

Install the "Pink Pharmacy" theme on your blog

Check out the "Skull Wings" blog theme!

Earlier this week we released a new blog theme that our designers have named "Skull Wings". We are proud of this cool looking theme, and hope that you like it too.

Have more fun with your blog with the "Skull wings" theme!

The "Skull Wings" theme contains colorful elements including a skull, wings, and stars. Try the theme out if you want to change the look of your blog, or if you are a fan of skulls, wings and stuff like that. Remember that all blog themes on Hatena Blog are absolutely free.

Install the "Skull Wings" theme on your blog

Thanks from all of us on the Hatena Blog team!