Since the introduction of the World Wide Web, the internet has rapidly overtaken television, radio, and books as the number one most-used medium the world over. And the rise of blogging, in particular, facilitated a huge shift in the way that we create and receive news. It is no longer enough to simply report the news after it happens. Consumers now expect to receive news as it is happening, as well as a full analysis, video, images, and interactive features. But blogging has also become a useful tool for those who have interesting or unique thoughts to share with the world, voices that would otherwise have gone unheard. Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’
Yes, I think it’s childish to want to earn a “virtual” award. And yes, I do worry that robbers are going to break into my house when I’m enjoying a steak in the city. But despite all this, I will risk it. Yup, I am now a Foursquare user. It’s not because I want my friends (I don’t have that many!) to track me down when I’m out on the town. Rather, it’s to help promote my blog – my brand – ME.
Foursquare and other hyper-local, mobile-connected services are evolving into the next big marketing wave, and if you’re not engaged yet, you will be soon. Close to two million people already are…and growing.
Here are the reasons why I decided to join, and why you should consider as well. Read More
As common and popular the activity of blogging has become there are still many who do not realize the potential and power within it to help achieve success and advance in other areas of life, especially for the younger generation. Getting into blogging has become extremely easy and provides a vast number of opportunities for all, online and off.
So, are you learning from your blogging experiences and have been taking advantage of all opportunities created by your blog? Here are a few pointers to show you how. Read More
If you’ve written or blogged for at least a few months, you know that inspiration comes and goes. It’s not always lack of ideas that stop you from getting that next blog post out — often it’s having too many ideas and having doubts about what to write. Here are a few tips to spark some blogging inspiration, that have worked for me in the past.
Scanning For Ideas
The first step is scan for sources of ideas. Yeah, I know that I said you might have too many ideas, but we’ll take care of that in the next section.
- Scan the blogosphere. The first thing I usually do to start a blogging day is check my favorite aggregators and portals. I like to use Techmeme, Alltop, YourVersion, Google Reader. Depending on the niche that I’m blogging, I might check other similar tools or have my own custom aggregators that I’ve built in WordPress. Read More