Nielsen reports that there are more than 181 blogs out in the blogosphere. Overall, 6.7 million people blog from a platform and 12 million use social networks to blog. With such a dense blogging climate, you’re likely thinking, “How can I make my blog stand out?” From fine-tuning your writing to using images in every post, starting with these tools can certainly help. And best of all, you can access all of these tools on-the-go. So unchain yourself from your desk and get to blogging. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Matthew Davis, who works as an inbound marketer and blogger for Future Hosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting. Follow Future Hosting on Twitter at @fhsales, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog.
Blogging is a powerful tool for career development. As a platform for publishing insightful content, a blog can extend your influence and demonstrate expertise.
I’m not a big fan of the terms influencer and thought leader. Perhaps it’s excessive exposure to social media marketing hokum, but those bits of jargon usually make my nonsense detector tingle. Nevertheless, they were originally useful terms that described a real phenomenon.
One of the best ways to make an impact in your field is to demonstrate that you can think creatively and produce arguments and ideas that resonate with colleagues and potential colleagues. Being able to think cogently and write well are skills that are invaluable in almost any field. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to demonstrate these abilities. [Read more…]
Celebrities. They’re just like us, only rich and surrounded by loyal followers eager to bow to their every whim. Some of them even have blogs—and if you’re looking for a good lesson on engaging an audience and building a cult following, look no further than these 5 celebrity blogs. [Read more…]
I have a confession.
Sometimes I miss the good old days when you blogged mainly about what you wanted to write about without Google, SEO, SMM, content marketing, etc. hanging over your head like Damocles’ sword.
But then again, if you want to stay on top of your blogging game and rely on it for a living, you do have to think about those factors in addition to the most important thing of all: writing content that readers will find useful.
So, let’s say you’ve got the topic down pat. You know what gets the attention of readers, but have you thought about other factors that can help you become a better blogger? [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
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.
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…]