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The Blogger’s Guide to Buffer

Because it is designed primarily for maximizing social media efforts and overall exposure, Buffer is not always a top choice for bloggers looking to make the most of the information they have to share. However, Buffer capitalizes on the fact that social media matters to bloggers, and it should be in the toolbox for any blogger wanting to take their efforts to the next level.

Consider the following tips for using Buffer to increase your blog’s online exposure and potential.

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Use Simplicity to Your Advantage

Buffer describes itself as “a personal, more efficient solution to handle sharing on social media.” It also makes the lives of its users easier while increasing their social media presences. The reason it’s successful is because it’s simple. Gone are the days of complicated apps that require in depth research to see results. When looking for something simple and nearly thoughtless, Buffer is the place to start. Read More

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Ramp Up Your Freelance Writing Career – Visit the FWJ Resources Area!

Freelance writing has never been as popular as it is these days. After all, there is such a huge demand for writers who can provide quality content – both online and offline. The online realm is, understandably, booming, and while there are lots of opportunities, the competition is also rather stiff.

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Of course, you can always find writing jobs that will bring you a little bit of money. If, however, you want to be more serious about your freelance writing career and rely on it as your main source of income, you have to be able to stand out and get the higher paying jobs. Read More

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Top 30 Responsive WordPress Templates for Your Business

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Starting something new is always quite complicated. Most people think that it is their unique product that is valued by customers, and it is hard to argue with that. But they should also understand one thing – people do not usually go far before judging you. So it does not matter if you have great content on your web page. If it looks scruffy, there is no way you will strike home.

Appearance does matter!

If you are thinking about running your own site by yourself, you probably have already thought about the design. You might have certain experience in the area, but making it from scratch is rather complicated. And it is rather natural for people to expect the results sooner than later. That is why using a ready-made template seems way more reasonable than spending much time and money on developing a new design. We are not saying it is not the way to do it – hand-crafted things are usually valued (many times) more – just don’t forget that everything comes at a certain price. Read More

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Making Your Blog Mobile Friendly

imagesYou’ve done the hard bit, your blog is set up and you’ve even managed to reach a decent number of regular visitors, but who’s happy with decent these days? If you want your blog to achieve more, you need to make sure you’re reaching as big of an audience as possible, and today that means one thing: mobile.

Microsoft has predicted that by 2014, mobile internet usage should take over desktop internet usage. It is therefore essential that you roll with the changes.

Making your blog mobile friendly isn’t as difficult as you may think, whether it’s self-hosted or not. By following a few simple tips, your killer content can be seen and appreciated on devices big and small. Read More

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Blogging with Graphics and Digital Artwork

To write an enticing blog piece you need to start with a concept and possibly a final conclusion. Writers should usually have a focus on the direction that a particular article should follow. By using colorful vocabulary and laying out your arguments in a concise manner, it will provide the groundwork for a very well-written post.

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But consider the addition of graphics in articles where you need to break up the page. How do these affect the flow of reading? I have always enjoyed when articles break with imagery because the interface is often so cluttered. A small photograph or complimentary graphic helps add some white space in-between large blocks of text.
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Streaming Music on your Blog: Livestream your Soundtrack

Embedding a playlist on your blog can really amp up the mood of your blog post. Making your site visitors listen to the music you like is much better than eagerly talking about it.

There are a lot options out there on how to stream music on your blog besides embedding a video music playlist from YouTube. Given that Spotify, Groovetube, Rdio, Last.fm and BearShare are the popular ones, there are a lot of music stream services that make sharing and creating a catalog of music on your blog easier.

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Blogging for Bargains: Why Couponing Can Save You Money

Couponing is the easiest and smartest way to clip your way to big savings. If you’re very good at it like some bloggers are, you may go home with a bag full of free groceries every time you visit the store. Sure it maybe an extra can of tomato sauce or tuna you may not need at the moment, but stocking up your pantry with food won’t exactly hurt your budget.

Growing up we may remember our moms clipping away at flyers and newspapers for rebates. Today, all we need to do is go online and find printable and reedemable coupons.
With the economic downturn, there’s no shame in becoming quite frugal or crazy with the coupons, as you might have notice coupons have an interesting way of popping up on the internet- you have these extreme couponing sites, your fave mommy blogs and online deal sites like cheapsally.com to thank for! These sites update you with their latest coupon finds on the web, they even have digital coupon holders where you can sort the value of your coupons and best of all, you can even go out and trade coupons with other pennypinching bloggers.

Bloggers may also stretch their dollars not just on food, but on personal hygiene products and other wares. In the long run, the money you save through couponing, can free up your wallet to buy items you really need.

And when you do finally get to redeem those online coupons at the supermarket, don’t forget to be kind to the cashier, after all you are going home fully loaded with freebies.

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5 Fun Halloween Widgets for your Blog

Halloween will fall on a spooky Wednesday this year, so get your terrifyingly terrific costumes ready for some nonstop partying! For bloggers wanting to savor the Halloween experience, maybe a countdown plugin is in order, so why not put one of these Halloween widgets on your site and just count the days until fuzzy bats, ghouls and monsters will rule the night.


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Browser Breakthrough: A Smarter Approach in Downloading YouTube Videos

All copyright considerations aside, no one wants to bookmark, like or share a Youtube video- No,  deep inside we really don’t! Just like a sneaky fat online hobbit: We wants it, we needs it. We want our Youtube videos downloaded on our hard drive and pronto! Where’s the fun in Youtube when we can’t grab that hot, viral video for the day? Or watch that latest music video while on a road trip?


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What to Consider When Choosing a Web Hosting Service for your Site

Choosing a good web hosting provider for your site or blog can be tricky. There are lots of things to consider and the foundation of a good website is not with its design or its code, but with the server where it’s hosted. A reliable web hosting service has the best combination of features put together this includes bandwidth, storage, security, customer support and a good price to go with the bundle.


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