If you’ve been paying attention to the foodie scene then you have probably noticed the strange new trend hitting restaurants around the world. One British food blogger is pointing out how restaurants are working hard to serve their food in the quirkiest of ways. Ross McGinnes finds this trend pointless and says he has had enough of “all this style-over-content hipster nonsense.”
A company blog writing assignment can be rewarding in many different ways; it gives you a chance to release your creative energy; it allows you to network with other bloggers in the same market as you exchange guest posts; and it hones your writing skills until you can write anything — from a poem to a novel.
But there can be roadblocks to enjoying your professional blogging experience. Coming up with fresh content every week and editing the work of others who guest blog for you; all the while keeping to a posting schedule that you yourself probably did not have any input about. Here are some tactics gleaned from professional bloggers to help you stay fresh and post fresh: [Read more…]
Being good at communication is one of the most important skills for people in any field. Studies show that 85 percent of a person’s success is attributable to communication skills. [Read more…]
How much time do you spend on social media for your blog? I don’t mean going on Facebook and Twitter to catch up with friends, or pinning gorgeous stuff on Pinterest, or even looking at cool photos on Instagram – all for personal pleasure. I mean doing the sometimes tedious work of ensuring your blog’s profiles are updated with posts, replying to comments and tweets, and talking to your followers in general.
The chances are that you’d say “too much”. Too much, meaning you can use some of that time planning and writing posts. [Read more…]
Tanzania has a reputation for banning and censoring journalistic outlets that make any negative mention of the country’s government or leadership.
“I am limited in what I can report. I feel that I have a responsibility to report what would not upset the government,” said an editor at one of the nation’s largest newspapers, who requested anonymity so she could speak candidly. [Read more…]
We’ve heard some drastic stories about people that choose to blog about pretty serious events. However, one 25-year-old cancer patient has made the controversial decision to chronicle his failing health and death.
Dmitrij Panov started a blog back in February. His first entry started off with a shocking confession:
“Hello, my name is Dmitrij Panov and I’m going to die soon. It may sound strange, but that’s how it is.” [Read more…]
The success of any online enterprise always revolves around one thing: user experience. Bear in mind that the online audience is pickier than you might think. They want relevant information to be presented in an organized fashion, they want the colors to be easy on the eyes, and they want your site’s navigation to be seamless. Moreover, most of them will get bored of a website if it does not load completely within 5 seconds. So in addition to making sure you provide quality content, you should also pay attention to optimizations that will boost your website’s loading speed. [Read more…]
It’s easy to take the nuts and bolts of our communication for granted. We can all talk and read and write, after all. But as soon as we start to put our own ideas out there – making the leap from reader to blogger, or from consumer to persuader – how we communicate starts to matter. Words become tools. To get a grip on what we’re doing with them, we need to dissect the language that we otherwise take for granted. [Read more…]
Have you seen ads online that say it’s easy to make tens of thousands online through blogging? In reality, there’s very little truth to this statement. In fact, only about four percent of bloggers make more than $10,000/month. Furthermore, the vast majority of bloggers (63 percent) make less than $10 in a given month. [Read more…]