Blog Log #2: The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Blogging – When you first start out blogging, you’re hungry. You’re excited. You have a million ideas. But nobody talks about how you’ll feel five years in. … Blogging for fame and fortune usually leads to burnout. Blogging as a creative outlet or to support a business usually has longevity. Do what you do because you love it but also have a goal.
How to Develop Yourself as a Blogger – The best way to make your blog a resounding success is to develop your expertise.
How to Identify an Online Community for Your Business – Before you even get started doing the work to identify your online community, get very clear about why you’re even in business in the first place. Why do you matter? What are your values? What do you have to offer? How are you unique?
Should Freelancers “Waste” Time on Social Media? – How to make the most of your social media usage so that you aren’t wasting time. Some healthy social media practices for freelancers and some things that don’t benefit freelancers.
Lessons On Effective Leadership From A Nobel Laureate – From Nobel laureate Dr. James Watson’s book, “Avoid Boring People: Lessons From A Life In Science” and the lessons he shares with the reader from his experiences both in and outside of the lab.
5 Techniques to Have a Productive Day Everyday – The key thing many of us tend to forget is that life is not just about winning or losing but it is more important to live the moment, cherish it and enjoy each day to its fullest.
The SEO of Responsive Web Design – Responsive design has been a hot topic in online marketing for the past few months, but is it really going to become an industry standard? Short answer: yep.
How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped) – Before you just fire up Google and start researching blindly, you have two big obstacles to watch out for your own confirmation bias and questionable sources of information.
Why This Oscar-Nominated Disney Short Looks Like Nothing Made Before – Director John Kahrs had a vision for his animated short Paperman. There was just one problem. The technology to make it didn’t exist yet.
Never Again Hate Self-Promotion – After reading this, you should never again feel uncomfortable with “self-promotion.”
8 Not-So Obvious Ways to Make More Out of Your Blog Posts – 8 ideas are sure to improve your productivity and results
“SUCCESS IS EASY”
Don’t let the drama queens and marketing dorks fool you, success is actually pretty easy… or at least, simple. It basically has four elements:
i. Work hard.
ii. Be nice.
iii. Have great product or service.
iv. Don’t suck.
Of the four, “Don’t suck” is the most daunting. The other three are fairly straightforward.
Your guide to life under the Copyright Alerts System – it’s an agreement between the five largest Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country and major content companies, such as music studios and record labels. It aims to cut down on illegal filesharing. If you use AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, or Verizon to get online at home, then yes. It’s either now part of your terms of service or it’s about to be.
ProBlogger Challenge: Put a Value on Your Blog – By the end of this challenge, you should have a rough valuation on your blog.