The world of law can be confusing. Too often for us bloggers, a compelling story lies beneath a pile of legalese so thick, the only sentences we extract from it sound dull and wooden. Nobody wants to read about a case that was a real salmagundi of textbook law. That’s because nobody knows what the heck saslmagundi means. If you’re curious, it’s a type of English salad featuring “meat or fish, veggies, fruits, and nuts arranged in a geometrical fashion.” It’s been used by judges to imply the concept of a “mix” or “hodgepodge.” [Read more…]
Working from home. It’s the dream, right? Never again will you have to wake up and drag yourself to the office. Since you’re around the house all the time, your family obligations will be a cinch to take care of. When you work remotely as a freelancer, it’s much easier to manage your work/life balance, right?
The unfortunate reality is that working from home is hard work, indeed. Sure, you don’t have to wake up and drag yourself to the office—but that convenience comes with a price. In our quest to be successful, sometimes we create the inverse scenario: the office never leaves us. As it turns out, your work/life balance may actually be more difficult to manage when your workplace and home are one and the same. It’s hard to keep up with things when you work all hours of the day and night, only sometimes finding time to eat and sleep. [Read more…]
Is social media making you less social? At first, it seems like a strange question. How could social media make us less social? Social is in the name!
Editor’s note: This post was written by Coby Stephens, content writer and marketing manager at Same Day Essays.
Getting guest bloggers to your site is a great way to add to your content without paying for it. The enticement for writers is that it gives them visibility and creates authority for their personal brand.
Here are some practical guidelines to efficiently attract guest bloggers. [Read more…]
An Ethiopian court has acquitted five Zone 9 bloggers of terrorism charges. Four of the five bloggers have been identified as Abel Labella, Atnaf Berhane, Natnail Feleke and Befekadu Hailu. The bloggers have been held since April 2014.
As it turns out, Facebook’s rumored “dislike” button really isn’t a dislike button at all — it’s a set of emoji-like emoticons, and the traditional “like” button is just one in the set.
When it comes to freelance writing, there’s more than a few options out there. You can focus your efforts on journalistic or article-based writing, such as writing news stories, listicles, or factoid pieces. You can enter the slightly less fun (but often more profitable) world of SEO blogging and copywriting. Or you could try your luck at an often overlooked option: content writing for websites.
Content writing can be just as fun and profitable as blogging and article writing, but is better suited to those of us with a more technical mindset. How does content writing differ from blogging? First, let’s define it. [Read more…]
I know what you’re thinking.
This topic has been beaten to death. Why are we still talking about it?
Reality check: How many Twitter followers does your blog/brand have?
It’s safe to say that the core concepts of gaining and retaining Twitter followers haven’t changed drastically, but there are some adjustments we need to make – not to mention going back to the basics and reminding ourselves. It’s easy to become
lazy complacent and not make a genuine effort anymore.
So, how to get more Twitter followers?
Here are a few things you can do. [Read more…]
Last night, for the first time since April 2008, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage to discuss the issues that have become the left’s platform in 2015: gun control, foreign policy and the nation’s massive student loan debt.
We knew that big changes were coming to Twitter, and here at The Blog Herald, we’ve been following them closely, so the news that Twitter laid off 8% of its workforce (or 336 employees) was not too surprising. It’s all part of a much larger effort to refocus and restructure the massively popular microblogging website. Let’s break down the Twitter layoff.