3 Easy Ways to Be a More Prolific Blogger

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Prolific.

There goes that word again. Does a blogger need to be prolific?

The answer is yes. That is, if you want to keep offering your readers something new to consume and keep Google happy (it loves regular, new content).

It’s easy to give tips on how to be a consistent blogger and write regularly. Ideas come up a lot, but putting them on paper – or on your screen – regularly can be a different story.

The good news is that you can make some easy changes in your life to help you write more blog posts – and great ones at that. The ideas below may not seem to be directly related to blogging, but try them out and see if they work for you. [Read more…]

Clear Skies Ahead – The Shift to Cloud Computing

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Editor’s note: This article was written by Christian Abbas, one of the team at Columbus UK, a provider of business telephone systems, mobiles, networking and IT solutions. He enjoys writing about technology, IT and content marketing.

Talk of the imminence of widespread cloud computing was ongoing for several years. As some services took their first steps in this direction, it became clear that the rise of cloud computing was inevitable. Accessing software in this manner provides a plethora of benefits over more dated methods, and the drawback are almost irrelevant.

Services have been making the transition to cloud computing across the board. In today’s fiercely competitive digital world, businesses must stay ahead of the game and a failure to move processes to the cloud will have inevitably negative consequences. [Read more…]

Best Tools and Apps for Travel Bloggers

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Will Norquay, who is part of the team at Stayz. He likes to discover new places and eateries around the world and share his experiences and stories with other travellers.

Being a travel blogger isn’t easy – it’s not like you’ve got a comfortable office and an organized file to keep all the records from your trips. Fortunately, mobile devices can be just as practical in your daily travels. They’ll help you store the details of your trip, edit your photos or videos and easily share your content to your community. Here’s a selection of top apps for travel bloggers. [Read more…]

Reinvigorate Your Marriage by Reading These Lovely Couple Travel Blogs

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The reality of marriage is that it won’t be happily ever after all the time. The struggle is real in a wedlock – both husband and wife must make compromises and overcome struggle to make their relationship work.

This isn’t limited to couples who fight and argue. Problematic marriages also happen to couples who have become so complacent in their relationship that they end up doing the same thing everyday until they grow old.

By letting your relationship get stale, both of you will lose the spark and end up filing for a divorce.

If you see your marriage going down this path, you should do whatever it takes to inject some excitement and gain that spark back.

One way of doing this is by traveling together. Experiencing new things at different places together can help strengthen your bond and bring back the love in your marriage.

To help you find the places where you should travel, take cue from some of the best couple travel blogs featured below.

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Most Downloaded Chrome Extensions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Google Chrome is arguably the best browser in existence today. If you use Chrome as your main browser, then you’re probably reliant on several extensions. Without them, your workflow would probably be disrupted. I know that this is the case for me.

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In spite of the fact that I already have essential extensions, I do realize that there are always new ones to discover. But how do you discover new Chrome extensions that will actually make your life easier? [Read more…]

12 Best Apps for Your Blogging Business

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Whether you are a businessman or an entrepreneurial blogger who has built a business blogging and/or freelance writing, there are some applications that are an irreplaceable part of your collection of business apps. Every year we see tons of new software overwhelming the online market, so it may be difficult to choose the right piece of software for your needs.

With this post we aim to help those of you who are still looking for new apps to add to your toolbox.  To make your workflow easier, here are 12 of the best business apps we think you should have. [Read more…]

Successful Mommy Bloggers for Inspiration

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“Call a woman a “mommy blogger” and you might as well be slinging mud. The expression, as it is most commonly used, is patronizing at best, derogatory at worst.” – Lauren Apfel, debate editor for Brain, Child Magazine

Being a mother is probably the most difficult job in the world, especially if you have to raise your kids, work, and manage the whole household all at the same time. It is thus not a surprise that mommy blogging has become popular. Not only does it provide an outlet (even therapy) for moms, but it can also be a means of earning money.

We can’t ignore the fact that in some circles, mommy blogging is looked down upon. As the quote from Lauren highlights, the term can be patronizing.

But it doesn’t have to be so. There are many successful mommy bloggers who are to be admired for what they have accomplished, not only in terms of popularity but because of the quality of their writing. If you want to launch your own mommy blog, make sure to look to these successful mommy bloggers for inspiration. [Read more…]

How Social Media Is Helping Solve Crime

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While you are posting what you ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between – not to mention selfies every hour – there are those who use social media for something more beneficial. No, I am not talking about social media marketing, which certainly has its benefits, but what I mean is a concern that affects the society as a whole.

I’m referring to law enforcement agencies which are turning to social media to help them do their jobs better. [Read more…]

Which Is Better for Professional Use, LinkedIn or Facebook?

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LinkedIn vs Facebook Professionals

In 2014, the top social networks were, in terms of number of month actual users, in order:

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus (surprise, surprise!)
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Vine
  • Snapchat

Not surprisingly, each platform has a specific target demographic, which is basically divided into two major sectors: professional use and personal use.

When it comes to profession and/or business purposes, the main contenders are Facebook and LinkedIn. The question about which platform serves a business best remains unanswered. [Read more…]