We’ve all seen them, those social media quizzes that ask you twenty questions that are supposed to help you figure out what Simpson’s character you are or what kind of job you did in a past life.
Archives for October 2015
They say travel broadens the mind. If that’s true, what better activity could a writer undertake? There’s a slight problem with travel, however—it’s expensive. If you plan to stay somewhere a while, you’ll need a steady source of income. Barring a lottery win or trust fund payout, that means you’ll need to find employment. But it isn’t exactly easy finding a job in unfamiliar surroundings, and that’s if you’re legally allowed to work there.
Luckily, we freelancers have a bit of an edge when it comes to work and travel. Since we typically don’t work in brick-and-mortar establishments, we don’t have to worry about leaving our job behind. In fact, we can take our job with us. Here are some tips for freelancers looking to live and work abroad. [Read more…]
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…]
Earlier this week, Jes Baker’s book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, published by Seal Press, was released in paperback. Baker is known as the #FatGirlsCan blogger; her blog, The Militant Baker, encourages people to find a way to move past the what much of the media put forward as the ideal body type and feel positive about their body image. [Read more…]
Managers and entrepreneurs are constantly exploring different ways to make their business a success. Living in today’s hectic society, it is sometimes difficult to focus on all the demands of a private business. As a result, many companies offer free and low-cost online management tools that can help offset the operational burdens of a business while increasing it’s productivity. These tools can be especially beneficial for bloggers or website owners who are running a businesses online. [Read more…]
Are you having trouble attracting followers to your blog? Do you wish that you have a ready-made group of followers who already have some vested interest in what you have to say? If so, you should consider using Facebook Notes!
Do you remember Facebook Notes? The tool has been around for a long time, almost since Facebook was initially launched. It used to be a way for you to write more lengthy posts that wouldn’t fit in a restricted status update. (Remember those days? Those were days when people couldn’t just fill your timeline with long status updates that put forward crazy conspiracy theories. I, personally, miss those days.)
Okay, back to the point: Facebook Notes was the place where you would copy and paste quizzes and surveys and answer burning questions about yourself or your friends. (If you’re feeling nostalgic, try this Notes survey on for size.) [Read more…]
As bloggers, we’re working with our computers throughout the day. In fact, you probably have most of your digital life saved on that machine sitting in your lap. It’s never been a great idea to only have one place to save your data, but if you’re anything like the majority of us, the chances are that you haven’t backed up your files in quite some time.
But with the price of digital storage falling every year, there’s really no excuse for not backing up your data, and it’s a good idea to back up your data in a few places. With that said, we’ve come up with a few great options for you to choose from. [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…]
It seems that every day we’re faced with more evidence that social media, when used excessively, is bad for your health. Today’s study comes from the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom, and it spells things out clearly: too much social media harms your kids.
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…]