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You can’t start a WordPress blog in 10 minutes. And you can’t start one in 10 hours either. You know why? Because it takes countless hours to customize WordPress and get things done and make things look like the way you want (unless you are a WordPress geek). And hey, I didn’t even count the time required to actually create content. That’s the real purpose of a blog, right? First things first.
I have always wanted to create a list of blogs that I love to read, share and link to because I think it’d be nice to see them in a listicle rather than just adding them to Feedly (my favorite RSS reader). Moreover, I didn’t want to add tons of blogs to my RSS reader as I hate to see hundreds of unread items. And hey, you should also have a list of your favorite blogs.
Image Credit: Flickr I do not track my keyword rankings that closely, except in a broad way. And that’s to know whether my overall organic traffic is up or down. A few years back, I have listed a bunch of free Google rank checkers but realized later that free rank trackers do not work. It may work at times when you randomly check it but free rank checkers are not something t ...
You know, you should really repurpose your content. But the disclosure is that I haven’t started it yet. I first came to know about repurposing content when Darren published How to Repurpose Your Content [and Why You Should Do It!]. However, I wasn’t that interested as I didn’t have plenty of blog posts on my blog then.
Google search, Bing search, or Yahoo search. But have you ever tried the DuckDuckGo search? It’s a search engine that doesn’t track you and has everything (like suggestions, image search, video search, etc.) you expect from a search engine. There’s a very good chance that we end up using only the most popular websites on the web because they are just everywhere.
I have always wanted to list all the Microsoft products and services (just like I did Google’s). But Microsoft’s products are really diverse in nature and a good percentage of them are actually targeting companies and business users. Therefore I found it difficult to list all the products in an organized way. Microsoft’s products were mostly desktop applications until a few years ago.
I previously wrote a blog post where I featured over 30 web 2.0 sites to drive traffic to your blog. It focused on traffic generation using social media and web 2.0 sites. So today I’m going to focus on link building using web 2.0 sites. As you probably know, if content is King then links are Queen.
I see three Levels whenever I think of my blogging journey on Minterest. Level 1.0 was the beginning phase (2006-2012) and it was apparently my learning phase too because Minterest was my first WordPress blog and it started as a personal finance journal. And then I started getting very obsessed with writing and spent many, many hours to compose a single blog post and that was Level 2.
A few months ago, I published 30 Things I Absolutely HATE About Your Blog — since then I have been thinking to come up with its reverse topic as well. That is, I wanted to publish a list of 30 things that I LOVE about a blog. Once again, it’s just my personal view and hence there’s a good chance that you would disagree with me — with some or all of them.
Amazon is the largest retailer on the web. I’m not an Amazon fanatic but I like to shop online (or on Amazon). And I believe Amazon will become a lot more bigger than what it is today. For me Amazon was all about online shopping and shopping only until a few years go, and then I came to know about its dominance in the cloud computing space.
Let me be honest. I didn’t even have a vague plan of writing this very blog post. The actual idea was to list all the products, services, and apps by Facebook — just like I did Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know. And I even started writing this blog post with the title “Over 51 Facebook Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know” only to real ...
It’s been ten years since I started blogging. It began as a fun thing (and it still is!). Also, blogging was just another random stuff that I used to do at that time. But today my blog is much more than a random thing for me, and that’s the only difference. I don’t know if I’m one of the so-called professional blogger or a hobby blogger or yet another nerd.
Are you getting it? Yes, I am absolutely talking about bloggers — professional bloggers to be more specific and not hobby bloggers. If you are a regular reader of Minterest (which I refuse to believe :D) then you probably know that I don’t stop criticizing bloggers (especially the so-called professional bloggers) when they are running a blog only to make money and then brandi ...
I’m assuming that you already know how the web has evolved over the past many, many years. And if you are an 80’s kid then I guess you can perfectly recollect those HTML (actually static) websites in the 90s and early 2000s. Or, you wanna see it? All right. Here you go: Microsoft Apple MSN CNN Thanks Wayback Machine.
I’m no SaaS expert and I don’t know about its best pricing models or strategies. However, I just want to highlight a “best practice” that I have noticed recently which I believe will help you as a marketer. When I did a quick research on the different SaaS pricing models I realized that none of the blog posts I have come across highlighted this particular strategy.
Whenever I visit a blog that I haven’t come across before, I try to find out how different it is from others or what makes it interesting. Not just that. I also notice things that I don’t like in it. Your blog might be very popular. But it wouldn’t stop me from finding things I don’t like. I can’t stop myself from doing it.
Have you ever noticed the “As Seen On” label on many (or at least a few) ‘popular’ blogs by pro-bloggers, agencies, or startups? Or, do you know how easy it is to get featured on some of the most prestigious websites on the web? Well I have realized that it’s a lot more easier to get featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, etc.
I’m a email Gmail addict. No, I do not get hundreds of emails a day but nevertheless I end up spending a lot of time with Gmail (i.e. on gmail.com) as it’s Google that made email interesting again. If you go back to early 2000s (or the pre-Gmail era) then you perfectly remember that you hated your inbox (whether it’s Hotmail or Yahoo Mail) – thanks to “massive” 2 MB storage s ...
A couple of days back, I received an email from a guy who sounded dejected because he started a blog and was not making any money out of it. Like many, he started with a domain name, web hosting, and every essential thing to build a new WordPress blog. But he was unable to get going or make money. It appears like he didn’t focus much on blog marketing and eventually had to shut down his blog.
I love inspirational quotes. I really do. Over the past several years, I have published many lists of my favorite quotes collection — on life, success, innovation, perfection, and entrepreneurship. I have been saving quotes that I found on writing for a while now, and I do feel that there is enough to make it into a list. It’s very focused and is targeting writers (including bloggers ;) ).