Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

peopleHow to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul – Developing better creative habits is one of the most valuable things you can do as a content creator. Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s practical book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is a ground-breaking guide to becoming a calmer, better balanced, more productive creative professional.

12 Must-Do PC Tasks – The best part about these 12 tasks that keep your PC running faster and safer? Most are set ’em and forget ’em.

Storytelling, POV, & the power of first-person narrative – A great story can do many things to an audience, but one thing it must do is make the audience feel. Your story does not have to make people feel good, but it must make them feel something.

10 Tips for Writing Faster Without Quality Loss – These 10 tips are an expansion of Leo Babauta’s list of ways to crank out articles.

Blog Exercises: Post-Op Care Content – Our content may sometimes stand alone without help or additional information, but sometimes it requires some post-operative care to continue the conversation or expand upon it.

Spoiler/hover content – WordPress.com tutorial. How to create content that shows up only upon hover if you don’t have the the custom design upgrade, it’s very complicated but possible.

Three Less-Talked-About (But Really Helpful) Twitter Tips – But there are a few lesser-known features that can be really useful. So here’s a guide to three of those: Twitter lists, the two ways to retweet another Twitter user, and embedded tweets.

What Could Facebook Hashtag Adoption Mean for the Social Giant? – The usage of hashtags by Facebook could present a higher level view of current trends being seen, shared content and conversations.Hashtags could be a windfall for new advertising opportunities for businesses and, of course, revenue for Facebook.

Page Load Time and Its Effect on SEO – Mozilla Firefox – (video)  Over time websites can become cluttered with extra code and large images that slow down the rate in which the page loads. A slower page load rate also affects SEO as the Search Engines pay attention to user experience.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog – After starting 4 blogs and making hundreds of mistakes over 7 years, you eventually figure out what to do, and what not to do.

Is Turning an Ebook into a Print Book Worth It? – While many of you might not be releasing a print book soon, I think there are lessons to be found here for any product launch.

If You’re Always Busy, You May Just Be Procrastinating – The quest to be productive should be focused around giving you more time to do the things you want to do and optimizing the things you have to do.

5 Types of Infringement Made Commonplace by the Web – Clearly, the Internet has drastically changed the types of infringement that we see. Technology changes everything, including copyright, and it’s continuing to do so.

Widgets for wp.com blogs: 14 – jigsaw puzzles – You can find many jigsaw puzzles, or turn your own images into such puzzles.

 

7 thoughts on “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

    1. Hi Juklie,
      I removed that link to the make money blog. It’s next to impossible to post links for your readers that are not going to lead back to make money sites, PPC (pay per click) and or affiliate marketing sites.

  1. You are like the most helpful person on here.
    I love to read what you write also.

    Just saying :-)
    Shaun x

    1. I agree, Shaun! I can’t tell you how many times tt has saved my bacon through her personal insights and the items in her weekly roundup. I really feel that I can’t afford to miss any of her posts (and that’s saying a LOT)! ;)

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