Blogging And Beyond

  • 5 Ways Evernote Can Make You Look Smart In An Interview

    … Evernote is an app many of us use more than any other, including Facebook. You can use Evernote for many different things but in this post, I’m going to show you how Evernote makes me look smart in an interview. Whether you’re interviewing someone or the one interviewed, being unprepared can be disastrous. Even when you’re uniquely qualified…

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  • Failure And Painful Problems – It’s Time To Act

    … Failure doesn’t suck. No one wants to see others suffer, and we certainly don’t want to experience it, but that’s how we grow and learn. How many times have you heard, “Find the pain points” when it comes to successful business? Ad nauseam, right? In this post, I’ll give one quick and personal story of failing to benefit from failure. How I…

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  • How To Focus On Content Creation

    … traffic like I was on a Harley. I made it, luckily without hurting anyone. So stupid. Here’s the deal, though. I felt in control. Even though common sense told me that any one of a million things beyond my control could have meant disaster, I wasn’t worried. I felt relaxed. Not exhilarated, I’m not the daredevil type. But I wasn’t freaking out…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Content How To's- 28 readers -
  • The Pomodoro Technique May Not Work For Everyone – All Of The Time

    …. ☑ Allow some flexibility in your daily scheduling for adjustment and those unavoidable distractions. More importantly, allow time for continued momentum when you simply cannot break your concentration because you’re in the flow. ☑ Organize tasks by priority with the most important projects early in the day. ☑ Schedule content creation projects during…

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  • You’re Never Too Old to Have a Reason to Blog

    … This is more of a personal post than a blogging tip type of post so feel free to skip out and join me next week if that bothers you. When I was a kid I can remember saying I didn’t want to live past 30 because that seemed so old. Let me tell you, I was pretty nervous at 29 coming up on my thirtieth birthday. lol I was really hoping I hadn’t…

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  • Free Website Reviews by Real People – Delivered On Video

    … I’d like to introduce you to a free online resource called Peek. Peek will review the usability of your website or blog, your website on mobile, or your mobile app. You simply enter your website URL, your name and email, and one of Peek’s reviewers will get to work on creating a short five minute video review for you – absolutely free. Peek…

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  • Note To Self – Because it works well as a Productivity Hack

    … than trying to remember it later. I am putting the urge to “jot it down wherever” into my unorganized past and use my new process exclusively. A New Year, right? The app is called Diaro and it works on Android, iPhone, and like I mentioned, any web browser. Diaro also seamlessly syncs and backs up to Dropbox. I think you might have to upgrade…

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  • Grab Our Top 4 Subscriber Gifts – I Appreciate You

    … For weeks now, as we careen into 2015, we’ve seen post after post on reflection, goals, and predictions. There’s nothing wrong with these insights, they’ve become an annual trend, of sorts. I intentionally avoided writing such a post but I still feel the need to welcome in the new year and thank YOU for 2014. […] The post Grab Our Top 4…

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  • Using Animated GIFs for Your Blog and Marketing

    … — Brian D. Hawkins (@HotBlogTips) December 23, 2014 Blogging Tip – How this post could have been better Allow me a second of self critique to help YOU create a better blog post, even though it’s completely unrelated. Tip One: There are enough call to actions in this post to keep you from doing anything at all. Limit your call to actions…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 13 readers -
  • Create Shorter Vanity Tracking Links With A Custom Domain

    … A vanity URL or tracking link is a shortened redirect we use for better branding and aesthetics. In this post I’m going to show you how to use a dedicated or custom vanity domain for creating fast and easy tracking links that are shorter and look better than most bloggers use. Why bother with short vanity links? Back in the day, marketers used…

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  • Review of Build A Blog Community by Adrienne Smith With Free Bonus

    … this a bonus post and I’ll get back to my blogging business posts next Sunday. The “affiliate” concern was taken care of by the payment and product management tool she used, DealGuardian. DealGuardian created my account, including my affiliate account. Don’t you love the way technology is simplifying our lives? We truly live in an amazing time…

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  • What They Don’t Tell You About Dedicated Servers

    … In this post I hope to pass on a couple of important things I’ve learned in the past six years of having a dedicated server that you should consider before making that leap. First, let me tell you why I switched to a dedicated server over six years ago. Back in July 2006, I had several sites and blogs with a shared hosting plan that cost $29…

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  • Getting The Most From Swipe Files & Quick-Start Guide

    …-Start Guide Hot Tip & Quick Guide: I have put together a quick guide that you help you VERY QUICKLY begin finding inspiration. To me, that’s the secret to swipe files – inspiration, not plagiarism. I challenge you to download the guide and put just half an hour aside to the swiping process and not find inspiration for dozens of content topics…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Google- 8 readers -