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- 23 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- 19 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- 21 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- 18 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

    … sitting here at my desk (fully clothed – trust me), working on the massive task of migrating my entire email list from AWeber to GetResponse$ (You can bet I’ll be blogging about that very soon), when my brain wants to start getting all creative on other ideas – unrelated ideas. Yep, my mind sees I’m working hard in my brand new Get Response dashboard…

    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

    … — 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- 12 readers -
  • Create Shorter Vanity Tracking Links With A Custom Domain

    … for the same video: http://youtu.be/3gt3YfB2OVQ More on Pretty Link tracking: Watch – Video tutorial for setting up your vanity domain Choosing a short URL for your link shorteners and tracking links Finding a great URL for your vanity links is much easier, and even more fun, with the new gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains) that have been rolling out…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 26 readers -
  • Review of Build A Blog Community by Adrienne Smith With Free Bonus

    … to understand lessons. Downloadable .PDF versions. Great for taking along with you on your phone, laptop, or tablet. No-fluff worksheets and, yes, homework to solidify what you’ve learned. And my favorite, Adrienne even included an audio version for each lesson. Bonus? I’m not going to spoil it but there is a pretty cool bonus at the end of the course. Why…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 7 readers -
  • What They Don’t Tell You About Dedicated Servers

    …, program and cPanel on it. WHM makes cPanel look like grade school match compared to advanced algebra. I found it very overwhelming – and still do. By February 2011 the server was getting a little neglected, and even unsecure. I wasn’t updating the security features, extensions, or plugins. I had no idea how to do any of this and, truthfully, have…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tips- 2 readers -
  • Getting The Most From Swipe Files & Quick-Start Guide

    … together a very easy-to-follow quick-start guide that shows you exactly how I collect swipe files for creating great blog/content titles; all with one simple free tool (Two free tools if you count Evernote). Top swipe file tools Tools are always fun but they often become more of a roadblock than a streamlined route to productivity. We all have our own…

    Brian Hawkins/ Hot Blog Tipsin Google- 7 readers -