general blogging advice
A first post demands an introduction. Here it is: My name is Peter Meng and I am not a journalist - in fact I have never worked for any kind of journalism based organization. I am, however, a two-faced geek - tech and marketing. I love both and I'm hoping to blend these two loves to test an idea I've been playing with for a while. My Fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute provides the perfect platform for researching, building, testing, and validating this idea. My project is based on a problem that's been annoying me for a long time.
The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even soft-spoken students. But we’ve already made our case for teachers should consider using social media in their classrooms . What about the ? Even when people say they want to incorporate social media, they don’t always know the best ways to do so. It’s especially daunting when those efforts can affect the education of your students.
Type-A Mom Conference – Know Your Numbers: Putting Together a Media Kit - Cutest Kid Ever - A Mommy BlogNext up is the Type-A Mom Conference session about putting together a media kit. Our speakers are Wendy Scherer and Katja Presnal. Wendy says that media kits are a promotional piece that have been used by newspapers and magazines for a long time. It helps people take you seriously.
Want to increase your website’s conversion rate? Want more subscribers, opt-ins, members, customers? How about doing less work while you’re at it?
How To Create An Editorial Calendar to Publish Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, and Email Newsletters | Reach Customers Online | Connect with Low-Cost Tools and Know-HowHow To Create An Editorial Calendar to Publish Blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, and Email Newsletters This article is an exhaustive overview of how to design, create, and use an editorial calendar with links to additional articles, templates, and more. It brings you up to date on how best to create an editorial calendar and process to manage online and offline publications, including content published in email newsletters and social media sites Twitter and Facebook. This article strives to provide a comprehensive overview of all possible resources online compared to other articles which may be publication-specific or focus on one viewpoint of how to create an editorial calendar.
A few years ago, you might not have pointed out during a meeting with a potential client that you maintained a blog. Over time, though, blogs have evolved from the being a personal hobby to a serious work tool. In fact, today, web designers are supposed to know much more than just how to design and build websites. Customer’s expectations have increased, and unless you are in position to choose your favourite clients, meeting these expectations requires hard work. Hence, it’s important to keep learning about the variety of design-related fields every single day — be it marketing, psychology, business, copywriting, publishing or blogging. This article doesn’t cover “traditional” web design discipline as we know it, but goes a bit beyond it, exploring various writing, blogging and online publishing strategies.
Wouldn’t you like your next blog post to become your most popular post ever? If you’re trying to build a big audience, that’s something you should always be shooting for. Keep striving to outdo yourself with each post, and you’ll maintain a level of quality that will keep readers coming back.
today we’re fortunate to be sharing what has to be one of my favorite biz ladies post we’ve ever run. amanda from the stylish copywriter and Better Than Chocolate Web Design is sharing her complete primer for building a website in only one weekend using wordpress . amanda will be breaking down the process step by step and, as a user and huge fan of wordpress, i’m really excited to see all of this information written out so clearly and simply for everyone to use. it’s rare that someone sits down and shares all of this detailed information so freely, so i’m incredibly thankful and grateful for amanda taking the time to do this. this is a MUST READ if you’re considering opening a shop/site/blog and need to get started without spending a lot of money. in the article amanda will cover:
Starbucks is offering free Wi-Fi to all customers, at every location, starting today . Whether you're clicking connect on Starbucks' Wi-Fi or some other unsecured, public Wi-Fi network, here's how to stay safe and secure while surfing a public hotspot. Just because most wireless routers have a firewall to protect you from the internet doesn't mean you're protected from others connected to the same network. Lots of wireless hotspots these days are completely unencrypted, usually so they're easier to connect to (baristas don't need to be giving out the internet password to everyone that walks in).
I’m so excited about SU.PR , it’s hard to contain. For the last few weeks, the brilliant team at StumbleUpon and I have collaborated on the creation of a new product designed to do one thing: get you more traffic in less time. It might just become the hub of your social media empire… Prior to SU.PR (pronounced “super”), I had to use ping.fm for updating Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn at the same time, bit.ly for basic analytics like click-through, scattered tools for viewing retweets, and nothing allowed me to schedule tweets well.
As a site owner, possibly the worst experience that you could serve upon your visitors is a frustrating wait whilst the clock spins and the page loads. In most cases, most of your potential customers would have pressed the back button in their browser and headed off somewhere else; this inevitably means a loss of potential business. Site speed is predicted to become one of Google’s next ranking factors , although as per normal, the company tends to keep the nitty-gritty close to its chest. In a presentation in Las Vegas , when pressed on the subject of site speed integration into the Google search ranking algorithm, Matt Cutts, member of the Search Quality group at Google and a highly-regarded person in the SEO community, described this as one of his "what to expect in 2010" bullet points. He went on to explain that the company wanted search to be "real fast, as if you are flipping through a magazine."
The premium theme market has really exploded in the past few years. There are now many of premium themes sites (i.e. WooThemes ) for WordPress alone, and that’s not even counting the hundreds of authors who publish themes on marketplaces like Themeforest or Mojo Themes . With so many options out there, it can be hard for buyers to know which theme to buy, so here are a few key elements to pay attention to when shopping around.