A web developer by profession, i spend my spare time blogging and making money online. I blog and tweet about marketing and personal finance.
Why Web Development Is Still a Solid Career Choice. Why Web Development Is Still a Solid Career Choice. Startup Ideas: It All Starts With Defining the Real Problem. Backblaze will be celebrating its ten year anniversary this month.
As I was reflecting on our path to get here, I thought some of the issues we encountered along the way are universal to most startups. With that in mind, I’ll write a series of blog posts focused on the entrepreneurial journey. This post is the first and focuses on the birth of Backblaze. I hope you stick around and enjoy the Backblaze story along the way. What’s Your Problem? The entrepreneur builds things to solve problems – your own or someone else’s. Brian Wilson, now co-founder and CTO of Backblaze, had been doing tech support for friends and family, as many of us did. Marketing and comms campaign category: award winner and runners up. Winner: University of Sheffield Project: Thieves Inc.
When staff at Sheffield University read responses to their student communications survey, they identified a problem: students felt they needed more information on how to stay safe. After researching similar campaigns that had been produced nationally, the university found a tendency to rely on scare tactics to provoke a response. But instead of portraying students as the victims of crime, staff decided to instead focus on the perpetrators, creating a comedic and entertaining video that would convey the key messages. Thieves Inc. is a video with a strong narrative and memorable characters at its core. The project not only strengthened ties with other teams across the university, it improved relationships with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Hallam University, creating a partnership that benefited students city-wide.
Personal Finance and Investing Advice with Jonathan Pond. Intro to Agile Marketing: Work faster and smarter by changing how you work. 10 Blogging Commitments You Should Make for a Better 2017. The Definitive Guide to SSL and WordPress. Conversational Design Essentials: Tips For Building A Chatbot. Most shared ads of 2016, IAB mobile ad updates & holiday emails.
What Pokémon Go Can Teach You About Creating Buzz. Pokémon Go has achieved huge success in recent months.
In fact, it's managed to win more than 75 million downloads and is now one of the best-selling apps online. The buzz surrounding it hasn’t subsided and players all over the world are still obsessed with this relatively simple app. Related: The 5 Most Ridiculous Pokémon Go Stories of the Week Your business might not produce anything on the scale of Pokémon Go, but you certainly can learn from how the game created a buzz and went viral. Here are some of those things you can learn from the success of this app. Use native functionality to stop people from leaving.
12 best web development blogs to read! - Usersnap. Creating software isn’t that easy.
This Blogging Sensation Explains How Aspiring Bloggers Can Find (And Delight) an Audience. For aspiring bloggers, “Wait But Why“ is the stuff of dreams: it’s attracted over 10 million unique visitors during peak months, and garnered the attention (and patronage) of some of the biggest names in tech, such as Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
And this is a feat that Tim Urban, the blog’s founder, achieved without a huge advertising budget or elaborate marketing strategy. With little more than his words and now-iconic stick figure drawings, Urban has grown his email list to well over 400,000 subscribers, and has managed to make blogging his full-time gig — a journey he’ll recount as a featured speaker at the upcoming INBOUND event in Boston.
The 5 Words That Changed My Content Marketing Strategy. You know those times where you read a book and one line seems to stop you in your tracks and pierce your mind?
“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” -The Road. Master These 7 Essential Elements for Winning Content [Infographic] Cheat Sheet. 50 Of The Best Email Newsletters For Designers, Developers and Product Managers - Mokriya Blog. Mindfully subscribing to email newsletters is one way to tightly control the information you consume.
Along with using Twitter lists or an RSS tool like Feedly. A Web for Everyone: Interviews with Web Practitioners — Fyrd. In recent posts, we’ve explained why it’s important to make the web work for everyone.
We’ve spoken with several top web developers about how they do that. And in between, we’ve shown how browser makers can advance compatibility by adopting living standards. Today we’ll show how a single individual can dramatically improve the tooling space, helping to make the web work for everyone. In 2015, we asked MDN visitors which tools they use most when working on cross-browser compatibility issues. 600 Million Users Can’t be Wrong… – Medium. 600 Million active users and counting, Instagram is growing rapidly and has shown no signs of decelerating their growth rate.
According to eMarketer, Instagram is expected to grow 15.1% this year, compared to a 3.1% growth expected for the social network sector as a whole. In addition, eMarketer said the platform will add 26.9 million new users over the next four years.