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…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 13 readers -
  • 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- 13 readers -
  • The Pomodoro Technique May Not Work For Everyone – All Of The Time

    … Anyone serious about productivity has at least heard of the Pomodoro Technique. But does it work for everyone? Will the Pomodoro method help you become more productive? Let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of using the Pomodoro Technique for productivity. Affiliate Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate and/or partner links, which…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 9 readers -
  • Free Website Reviews by Real People – Delivered On Video

    … allows you to run up to three Peek usability tests every month. Once you receive your video link, you’ll be able to download the video in case you want to upload it to a site like YouTube. Peek is a free service by UserTesting.com where their paid service provides more in-depth usability testing. Give Peek a try Request your test A reviewer tests…

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

    … is, I think, to find what works best for you and get more done. For me, it’s the simple things that seem to work best. My Productivity Project – Taking It Public So being a blogger at heart, I can’t keep anything to myself. It’s just in my DNA, as Gary Vee would say$. So I took my Journal/Diary app and put the content into the open web in the form…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin SEO- 6 readers -
  • 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

    …. Animated GIFs from YouTube Videos While many of the online tools allow you to upload a video from YouTube to create animated gifs, YouTube is actually rolling out their own gif making tool. At the time of this post, it’s just in BETA mode but you can: Learn how it works See real examples Watch a video tutorial on… Another Video Option Until YouTube…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 12 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…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 24 readers -
  • Review of Build A Blog Community by Adrienne Smith With Free Bonus

    … What I like most about the course is the simplicity and common sense approach taught There’s nothing complicated about it and it’s a digestible course that you can learn very quickly. I got through the course in just a couple of hours and now I have it to refer back on anytime I want. I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop just chatting…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 7 readers -
  • 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…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 2 readers -
  • 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- 6 readers -