I am Tub Cat! Bringer of Quality Content!
Hello Unwashed Masses,
Today, Tub Cat will share with you some simple formatting techniques that will greatly enhance the appearance of your posts.
These simple tips and tricks will set your pots apart from the rest of the masses and aid in demonstrating just how amazing your content is.
None of these formatting tips are difficult to implement. And Tub Cat will show you his hidden secrets for creating consistently amazing content, that leaves the unwashed masses amazed at his God like status.
The first step is a very simple one, but one that many haven't started using yet.
Create Templates for Your Commonly Used Posts
Tub Cat posts his activity report every week. This activity report is in a similar format every single week. So there are elements in this report that are repeated in every post.
There are elements in each activity report that are the same, such as the sections and tables used, along with the sign off and header. What this means is that the post can be easily saved as a template. So that, when Tub Cat us due to post his next activity report, he simply copies the template into his new post and fills in the content required.
Tub Cat uses Microsoft Word to store his templates. It's really as simple as that. If you have a topic that you post about every single day, week or month, then Tub Cat recommends that you start using templates.
Tub Cat's Pro Tip
Tub Cat also saves the code for commonly used images, such as his header and footer codes. Once you upload an image onto the Steemit blockchain, it is there forever. So you can call on this image whenever you like, and it will be there for you. So, Tub Cat saves the codes for his images for future use. It saves a lot of time and energy. And Tub Cat is all about using as little energy as possible.
Creating Awesome Headings
Tub Cat likes to split his posts into sections for easy readability and to make his posts nice and structured. I've used this technique in creating this post in fact.
Creating headings is very easy. And you can create headings of varying size:
# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3 (and so on)
Will look like:
When using headings, Tub Cat generally likes to centre them to make it clearer that the reader has reached a new section or chapter of my post.
This is simply done by using the following code:
# <center>Heading 1</center>
Which will look like this:
Tub Cat's Pro Tip
Want to know a little used formatting trick? Tub Cat will inform you, unwashed human!
After a heading, you'll often find that your first paragraph after the heading sits uncomfortably close to the heading itself. It looks bad, and makes Tub Cat angry in his little tub of paradise.
So, to create a space between your heading and the following paragraph, all you need to do is include the following code at the commencement of your paragraph:
Purrrrfect. cough... Tub Cat apologises... what a terrible "joke" that was....
Splitting Your Post into Amazing Sections
So, what about those awesome little faint lines in between the sections in Tub Cat's posts? And, weirdly, before and after this paragraph? Those lines that are so damn useful for demonstrating that the reader has reached a new section in your most amazing post?
These little faint lines are created using the code:
Tables, Tables, Tables!!
Tables can be incredibly useful, and can really make your post stand out as a highly professional piece of work.
They can take a small amount of preparation in comparison to the other formatting tips above, which is why Tub Cat will generally develop a post template where tables are commonly used.
Tables are constructed using the following code:
Column 1 | Column 2 | Column 3 | Column 4
Data | data | more data | data stuff
Which looks like this:
|Column 1||Column 2||Column 3||Column 4|
|Data||data||more data||data stuff|
Tub Cat's Concluding Remarks
So there you have it, unwashed human. Tub Cat has let you in on some of his formatting tips and tricks. Now your posts can look as amazing as Tub Cat's posts too!
Have any tips of your own? Tub Cat doubts they will be as amazing as his but would still love to see you try to impress him with your own advice.
Feel free to leave your "tips" in the comments below.
Persevere, pink and squishy human. Your Steemit life is just beginning!
TUB CAT OUT!