Category Archives: Blogging

Stop With the Links! What New Media Writers Can Learn From Print.

Just because you can write a thoughtful article on your blog and throw in links to further reading, doesn’t mean you should. It’s a pet peeve of mine to read a post filled with links referencing more detail if having to read elsewhere to get that detail is necessary or worse—critical to—a better understanding of…

      

5 Ways Blogging Improves Your Business Skills

Developing Discipline Blogging requires that you write regularly.  I may not write as regularly as I should, but having written roughly 50,000 words in the last year for blogs, after barely writing since college, I’ve greased an old and rusty wheel that makes it easier to write today. The commitment to blog is a commitment…

      

How I Turned My Kindle Into A Blog Post Generator

I debated with myself about getting the first iPad.  I hadn’t used Apple products and the first iPad didn’t have much going for it beyond elegance, but when I went to the Apple store and saw a demonstration of the Kindle app I fell in love.   I love books and I’m an avid reader so…

      

How To Decide If You Should Blog

A recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine article tells us that blogs are the “it” social media vehicle of the moment. On the face of it I find it hard to believe when in fact Pinterest is the “it” social media vehicle of the moment and at least one study claims that blogging is on the…

      

5 Tips To Get (Real) Work Done Everyday

Thanks to Tea Silvestre, The Word Chef, for inviting me to participate in The Word Carnival, a monthly event where several bloggers write on the same topic.  This month, the prompt is about productivity. Raise your hand if your default day looks something like this: Check email—both work and personal.   Good morning! This is the…

      

Do You Want To Get Published?

getting published

They say you can’t throw a rock in a Starbucks without hitting someone who has a book manuscript sitting on his computer or in the top drawer of a desk. When pressed just a little, most people I know say they would like to have a book published.  They’d like to tell their life story…

      

How To Tell An Internet Marketing Scam From Marketing Advice

make money online

Knowing that I work in digital marketing,  a friend of mine asked me this question: “How can I make money online?”  If you have been wondering the same thing, this post is for you. He had been searching for answers and found a number of sites that described a system of making money called affiliate…