5 Tips for Bloggers to Stay Healthy


Blogging professionally is one of the most rewarding careers out there. You can make a good living without trudging yourself to an office each day, counting down the hours until you can finally go home. But working independently comes with a few risk factors. Those who can do it have probably already beaten the writer’s public enemy number one: procrastination. But there’s more to worry about than distractions and writer’s block. All too often, writers can get so engrossed in their work that they forget to take care of themselves.

Without the work / home divide, it can be easy to neglect your health, or even your sanity. Here are five essential tips for staying healthy and keeping your mind sharp while working at home. [Read more…]

Sanders Live-Tweets Republican Debate

Sanders live-tweets Republican debate

In the United States, with every successive political season, social media becomes more intertwined with the centuries-old democratic process. Microblogging websites like Twitter offer politicians the opportunity to fire off hundreds of short, simple posts every day; Twitter has become a virtual platform for politicians that’s always open, a place where someone is always listening. During the latest Republican debate, Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders found quite an audience on Twitter.

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Blogging From Your Tablet – The Ins and Outs

Blogging From A Tablet?

Blogging is so easy, a caveman could do it! Okay, that might not be entirely true. There’s a certain amount of talent and drive needed to create a successful blog, and not everyone has it. However, it is true that starting a blog is extremely easy. So much so, that you can do it right from your personal tablet. [Read more…]

Saudi Blogger’s Wife Looks to West for Help

Saudi blogger

Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger who has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam and apostasy, has someone fighting for him in North America: his wife Ensaf Haidar. Haidar, who has found asylum in Canada and is now living in Quebec with the couple’s three children, is putting pressure on the the West, particularly the United States, to press Saudi Arabia to release Badawi.

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Singaporean Amos Yee Fights for Free Speech

Amos Yee

Looking at Singaporean blogger Amos Yee, he looks like a typical shaggy-haired teenager, but at just 16 years old, Yee is using his blog to mount a challenge to Singapore’s restrictive laws regarding free speech, a move that, for Singapore’s leaders, pushes the envelope too far and makes Yee a political dissident, a radical in a country with a history of suppressing its citizens’ freedom of speech.

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Gay Catholic Blogger to Visit White House

gay catholic

In July 2015, Gay Catholic blogger Aaron Jay Ledesma began writing a blog entitled “The Gay Catholic,” and in just a few short months, Ledesma has attracted the White House’s attention. In what he calls a miracle from Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House responded to Ledesma’s contact form and invited him to the White House during Pope Francis’s visit to the White House. [Read more…]

5 Tools for Making Your Content Visual

tools to make visual content

Editor’s note: Stephanie Norman is a freelance tutor from Sydney with 4 years of experience in professional writing. Also she is a content marketing specialist at Australian Writings, a company offering assignment help and assistance for students. Follow her at Facebook and Google+.

When you want to create killer content for your blog, website, or social media platforms, you spend hours in research, conceptualizing, writing, and editing. If you post the text without any visual incentives, you can rest assured that it won’t reach a great number of readers. The fact that photos attract over 50% more likes and over 100% more comments on Facebook should be enough to convince you to change your approach.

You cannot just locate any photo online and use it in your own publication. You can’t violate copyrights, remember? Thanks to this list of 5 tools to make visual content, you’ll be able to create your own images and attract a wider audience! [Read more…]

Is Blogging Taking a Toll on Your Eyes?

eye strain

How much do you stare at a screen every day? If you’re like the rest of us, the answer is at least a few hours. From working behind a computer all day to coming home and collapsing in front of the television for a few hours, we’re clocking an almost unimaginable amount of screen-time every single day. If you’re a blogger, professional or casual, the chances are that you’re spending even longer periods of time staring at your computer; research, writing, editing and rewriting take a tremendous amount of time, and if you’re not taking the proper precautions, your blogging might be taking a toll on your body. [Read more…]

Top New Media Tips for Entrepreneurs

top new media tips for entrepreneurs

There has never been as much opportunity for entrepreneurs as there is today. Wherever you are in the world, with the right idea, proper execution, and the willingness to do what it takes, you have the chance to make it big.

Sure, the competition is tough, but that can be a driving force as well as a source of inspiration. For budding entrepreneurs and existing entrepreneurs alike, openness to learning from the best in the business is one of the essential characteristics to success. [Read more…]