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Twitter Considers Hiring Ex-Apple Executive Natalie Kerris January 27, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris. Kerris was a veteran public relations executive at Apple, and after 14 years in Cuper ...
Remember Tila Tequila? She’s the reality star who hosted the MTV reality show “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.” She’s the musician who released unforgettable hits like 2007’s “I Love U.” She’s the celebrity who starred in “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2015. She’s the pop culture personality who praised Adolf Hitler (yes, that Adolf Hitler) on Facebook in 2013.
To those considering starting a blog, the process seems easy: Choose a subject, create a site, and start sharing your brilliance with the world. How hard could it be to write about the stuff you’re interested in, take photos, and post it online? Anyone who has found any success as a blogger can tell you, though, that it’s not really that simple.
Peculiar New Fredrick App Tracks Your Lady’s Cycle January 20, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment There are a number of great apps on the App Store and Google Play Store that help women track their monthly cycles. Apps like Glow, Clue, Virtual Nurse, Kindara and Life help women all over the world track their period, and with iOS 9, Apple finally added a period tracker to HealthKit.
The first campaign was weeks long, on a billboard over a well-traveled thoroughfare outside of Minneapolis. Once a week, the billboard was painted over. Green, one week. Then Red. Finally, in its last iteration, blue. The billboard text had only two snappy lines: Paint Drying. Admittedly more interesting than explaining malware prevention.
Blogging is not limited to writing and hitting the publish button anymore. Sure, you can do that, but you’re being lazy and irresponsible as a blogger if you do. With the Internet overflowing with content, we know that bloggers cannot – and should not – sit back wait for eyeballs. Social media is the game changer.
For many, celebrity and average Joe alike, Twitter is the go-to social media platform. Its limited 140-character updates ensure that the platform remains simple to use. While it may be a little off-putting to the outsider, using symbols like hashtags (#) or commercial ats (@) are all over tweets, which helps Twitter retain its raw, startup feel.
There’s content being written all over the internet these days for various clients and publishing sites. This makes it a challenge for those seeking to blog for the love of blogging. The good news is that if you write in a certain niche, your chances for success are boosted almost instantly. The bad news is that niche blogging isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds.
Last night, the news of David Bowie’s death spread quickly over social media. The news came from David Bowie’s official Facebook and Twitter profiles. His official Facebook page has over 6,000,000 “Likes,” and his Twitter page has over 772,000 followers. Though his illness was not public knowledge, the musician’s death comes after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s Resolution: Build Jarvis January 6, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment Every new year brings with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. (We hope that your resolutions are going well, by the way.) Most of us have relatively simple resolutions. We resolve to go to the gym more often, lose a pound or two here or there and finally get around to w ...
App Limits Users’ Oversharing January 18, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment Are you a textbook oversharer? Do your friends and family ever tell you that you’re posting way too much information online? Do random strangers ever walk up to you in public and ask how your dinner was last night? #Awkward.
Facebook to Ban Gun Sales January 29, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment In recent decades in the United States, the debate over gun safety and how we can respect and protect the 2nd Amendment have been controversial subjects. Just last week, President Obama unveiled new executive actions that are designed to limit who can get his / her hands on firearms, but in a new mov ...
In order to stay relevant in the evolving blogosphere, bloggers need to invest in video content. You don’t have to completely transform your blog into a “vlog,” but you should have a plan for integrating visual content into your existing strategy. If you don’t, you’ll get left behind sooner or later.
As you well know, there are hundreds of ecommerce websites online that do almost the exact same thing as you. If you want to be distinct, consider putting some extra focus on your blog. According to research from Huffington Post, business marketers that use blogs actually receive 67 percent more leads than those who don’t.
Editor’s note: This post was written by James E. Hein, a web developer with 10 years of experience. He has immense interest and knowledge in the technology area. He is also working as a strategist in projects related to business and technology. You can follow him on Twitter. Storytelling is one of the oldest (and most effective) forms of communication.
Earlier this week, fitness blogger Anna Victoria posted an usual photo of herself on Instagram. The picture posted was a selfie of Victoria sitting on the floor and wearing her workout gear. If you’re at all familiar with Victoria’s Instagram feed or her fitness blog, you probably already know that this isn’t all that unusual; after all, the blogger’s fitness credibility comes ...
From a content marketing point of view, data visualization is extremely important. As we move through 2016, we’ll continue to shift away from text-based content and slowly gravitate towards visual mediums. However, that doesn’t mean people want less substance. They simply want to consume information in visually enticing ways. One such way is through the use of maps.
While many people start blogging out of a passion for a particular subject, being able to make money as a result of that blogging and that passion is a bonus few would turn away. Successfully doing so, however, is easier dreamt of, talked about, and read about than done — especially if you want to continue to provide value to your readers and avoid the risk of chasing any away.
So Long, Peach January 15, 2016 by Justin McGee Leave a Comment New social media apps come and go, and pretty much no one notices — and as it turns out, that’s really a problem. No matter how great a new app is, if no one is using it, if no one knows it exists, if it never gets any traction, it fades away into the graveyard of failed apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
Blogger outreach is an important element if you want to take your blog to the next level. As it often has been said, you cannot rely on publishing excellent content alone. You need to get the word out about what you have to say. If you do not have a blogger outreach strategy, then take a look at this: The Art of Outreach: How to Build Relationships with Fellow Bloggers.
Whether you chose blogging/content writing as a way to make money from home, or you need to write content for marketing purposes, there is one thing to keep in mind: you can always learn something from the greatest authors in history. Hemingway taught a lesson on clarity, Fitzgerald proved that we don’t always have to write about poor people, and Faulkner taught writers that ex ...
Editor’s note: This post was written by Antonio, a blogger and a consultant who provides writing assistance to job seekers. He loves writing about marketing, education and productivity. He’s also crazy about riding his bike and bumping into new people (when he’s on foot). He will be happy to meet you on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re reading this article, then your site or sites are probably optimized exclusively for the English-speaking audience. You’ve also probably never considered translating your website to cater to the non-English speaking audience. By the end of this article, you will come to realize why you’ve been missing out big time.
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