Ideally, that’s where a mentor comes in. A wise and trusted counselor who influences our work and supports us along the way. You know, the older guy who has earned our respect by example. Now all he has left to accomplish is helping shape today’s youth. I’ve yet to find my blogging Mr. Miyagi (See Karate Kid), and I have a few ideas why: [Read more…]
As you learned from my Myers-Briggs self-assessment, I’m the kind of guy that rather blend in than stand out in a crowd. That means I can produce killer content, but don’t get a gold medal when it comes to self-promotion.
As I was sitting in traffic this morning thinking up ways to promote my blog offline, it occurred to me that a great opportunity could be staring me right in the face…literally. [Read more…]
By now you’ve probably realized that a lot of your Web traffic is unexpected. By that I’m talking about the many people who stumble upon your blog in unexpected ways. Whether it’s a random page that has been crawled and ranked well by Google – or some random niche site picking up and promoting one of your links.
When people land on your blog, you should not assume that they will hit your homepage or the landing page you have put so much effort into. That’s why it might be time to consider an FAQ. [Read more…]
They come in short spurts and are unannounced; even I am unaware they are about to occur. I’m speaking of blogging blackouts, periods of time where some unknown force keeps me from blogging. Has is it ever happened to you? [Read more…]
I often read about how at-home bloggers, and other work-at-home-preneurs, are prone to feeling disconnected from society. Personally, that has not been my experience. While I might not be meeting my newly found ‘blogging buddies’ for drinks anytime soon, I feel that since I started blogging, I have made more connections than I would have otherwise.
Aditya Mahesh recently blogged about How To Overcome The Disconnection of Working Alone.
And it is going to be the tipping point for me when it comes to blog conferences. [Read more…]
It’s actually not a total waste of time… [Read more…]
It’s not everyday you beat Techcrunch to the punch on a story. But when it comes to the Wibiya toolbar, an add-on to enhance any blog with social media features, we were almost 6 months ahead!
There is some new Wibiya news we would like to bring you. [Read more…]
As an eleven-year-old boy I saved up my pennies for a metal detector. The thinking was that I’d easily make back the $80 by uncovering hidden treasures in the backyard or at the beach.
I never did snag that ancient relic to earn fortune and a morning spot on the Today Show. But I did find my fair shared of nails, barbed wire, loose change and dead batteries. This stuff might seem like junk now, but as a kid, I was fascinated by all of these ‘riches’
under our feet.
Ever notice that it sometimes takes more time to come up with a topic to blog about than to actually write a post? There’s a solution – dust off that metal detector and start searching. Here are a few ways I personally like to find buried treasure – aka – blog post ideas. [Read more…]
Before you judge me, keep in mind that I never claimed to be normal. My blog reading habits are probably different than yours. And that’s OK. I’m Andrew and you are, well, you are YOU.
Here’s a glimpse at how I size up a blog upon my initial visit. I’d love to hear from you in the comments on what initially turns you on or off to a blog. [Read more…]
Two months ago my wife and I welcomed home a shiba inu puppy. Saying it’s been a life adjustment would be an understatement. He’s flipped everything we know on its head. Each day is a rollercoaster. Whether we are on an up or a down on this doggy ride, it’s evident that there are lessons to be learned. The first observation I’d like to share is that puppies would make awful bloggers. Here’s why… [Read more…]