You don’t need to live in a repressive dystopia or fear government surveillance to be concerned about sharing your information safely online. As public figures, bloggers have been victims of doxxing, stalking, hacking and other web-based nastiness just thanks to the natural “generosity” of the Internet at large. Being well-known in the modern age means you might catch the attention of malicious trouble-makers, and you need to be prepared for the worst. [Read more…]
Making sure that your blog looks and works correctly is one of the major things you need to get right. Your readers will not take it kindly if something does not work on their browser or mobile device. But how to make sure that all works correctly? Today let us take a look at the top 5 cross-browser testing tips to quickly test your blog. [Read more…]
What’s better than learning from people who’ve already been successful in business and not people who haven’t? It’s always a little difficult taking financial advisors seriously because they pass along retirement investing advice and yet they’ve never been retired or tried living off their own investments. It’s all theoretical. However, with successful entrepreneurs who are willing to share their experiences with other people so they can better themselves, there’s a genuineness that one can put faith in. [Read more…]
In today’s digital world, the programmers are among those who are reaping the benefits of internet technology. They are among the techies who enjoy high salaries and who get to create innovations that the present generation now make full use of. They are the founders of startups and the brains behind various new technologies.
Aaron Swartz was one programmer who carved a niche in the internet industry but who, unfortunately, ended his life too soon. His life story has been told via the movie “The Internet’s Own Boy” produced by Storyville which provided many insights into his mission, the world wide web and how the government views the internet. [Read more…]
Just like any other online entrepreneur, bloggers need to be aware of their finances to be successful. This is true even if your primarily freelance: in that case, your business is simply yourself. A strong financial plan is an important component of succeeding as an independent business person. Whether your just getting started or you’ve been at it for a while, you can follow these smart finance tips for bloggers to make sure you’re on top of your game. [Read more…]
Blogging has come a long way from being personal online journals to becoming a reliable source of income for many people. However, like any other business, that doesn’t happen overnight, and you might need to spend time and money to achieve your blogging dream.
With this in mind, it’s good to know there are many different ways to make money with your blog. Whether you choose to sell digital products, accept sponsored posts, or coach other people, it’s important to remember you should reinvest some of the money back into your business. In that way, you’ll need seed money to create your blogging empire.
Learn about eight different ways you can earn money through your blog. [Read more…]
First there was Google Tango. Then it was Mark Zuckerberg promising Facebook AR Studio, and now the next biggest company to throw its hat in the Augmented Reality ring is Apple. The Cupertino-based company announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that ARKit, an augmented reality platform, is going to be a key feature of its latest OS.
An Apple AR Wasn’t a Surprise
It has been nearly a year since Tim Cook first hinted at the fact that Apple may be developing an AR platform. During 2016’s Apple earnings day, Cook fielded questions about the Pokémon Go phenomenon that had driven the world to obsession as they tried to catch them all. His answer was as follows. To get the full effect read it in Tim Cook’s soft southern accent and pronounce Pokemons like Pokay-mans: [Read more…]
The special sauce of the best travel blogs is a clever perspective on unique experiences. You don’t want to just describe a trip you took. Instead, you want to uncover how the trip made you feel. The best travel writing hits at something deep in the human condition about wonder, novelty and the slim veil of otherness. The best travel blogging is no different. By combining your natural flair for storytelling with stories of your experiences traveling, you can explore the emotive landscape in with invigorating perspective. Plus, it’s nice to get away. If you’re travel blogging Japan, here’s some tips for your survival. [Read more…]
In blogging, there’s no such thing as permanent success. Everything comes full circle, from your content marketing, branding strategy, and web design.
It’s really simple: if you’re not adaptive to the latest trends, technology, and strategies, you get left behind.
For the past few years, the digital world shifted into a more consumer-centric path. Brands that offer the best user experience are rewarded, while those who focused on their interests suffered PR fire.
In this post, we’ll tackle the elements you need to review and redesign in your blog for the best user experience. [Read more…]
Getting started blogging is pretty simple and doesn’t require more than a website and a willingness to write.
But moving into blogging seriously, especially as a profession, requires more time and attention. You can save time by learning tools that make tasks a lot easier to finish.
Let’s take a look some of these tools and webapps that I think all bloggers should be familiar with. None of these tools relate to the writing itself, but instead help with tasks related to writing and running a blog. [Read more…]