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How to Revive Your Outdated Blog in Two Easy Steps

Have you revisited your blog lately and saw an unexciting, lifeless site with old text-only content? It’s a common occurrence with blogs, business or personal, whose owners have neglected them and moved on to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If, for practical or sentimental reasons, you want to start again, here are X steps to giving your blog a makeover.

A blog that gets the attention of readers is one with an attractive design, a layout that’s easy on the eye, great unique content and spectacular images. Here are tips to achieve these features, revive your outdated blog and once again draw traffic to it. Continue reading

Why You Should Be Careful What You Blog About

Blogging can be a fun thing to do, and for some people it’s all about business. For either of these people there really are etiquette tips you need to keep in mind. From watching what you talk about and the photos you post, to making sure that you are courteous to commenters no matter how annoying they are.

You will also find that a lot of these tips can be transferred to your social media and website, keeping your good reputation on all online places where you may be recognized as that blogger that writes about whatever it is you write about.

Don’t Offend People

If you’ve paid any attention to the television and the news lately you know that people seem to be even more easily offended these days, and offending people with your blog posts can cause you to lose readers, and business, if you aren’t careful. Continue reading

4 must-have apps for roommates

Even the most basic apps available for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices can make life more manageable. Gone are the days of grocery lists and strings around your fingers – today’s apps do all the organizing for you, so you can give your brain a well-deserved break.

Particularly if you share your home with roommates, keeping up with bill-paying and other tasks can be a hassle. If you want to get a handle on your household’s to-do list, consider the following apps: Continue reading

How web design contests help you to find a design for your website

Choosing a website design can be very easy, but on the other hand, it can also be very difficult. Modern day website owners are more concerned with website design, rather than the contents they have. With multimedia screen effects, and lively video clippings, everyone is out there to get a better website design for their site.

There are few selected ways to choose a website design. One way is to hire a website design professional and get the website design created by the professional. The other way is to design your own website, which could again be very difficult, especially, if you do not know much about designs. The best way would be to go for a web design contest to choose a website design for your website.

Web design contest offers you a bucket full of designs. You can easily choose one, two or three, and even more designs for your website. There are endless opportunities for you to match various designs on the site, and then finally choose the best among the lot. Web design contest is also a little cheaper compared to other ways of designing a website. Consider the case, when you hire a web designer to design your website. You have to pay decent amount to get a single design, but with web design contest, you can get many website designs by paying only a small prize as a gift. Web design contest is indeed the best way to get web design for your site.

What is Your Weapon of Choice?

What is your most constant set of companions when you write? Would it all be things connected to the digital world? Or do you still have roots to the offline world.

Notebooks – Aside from the desktop computer at home. I keep two notebooks. The first one is a computer laptop. Actually, one of the first netbooks or ultralight computers that came out. The Asus Eee 701. Yes. It is still working and with a set of thumb drives and SD cards this is my mobile communication, mobile blogging device and my ‘typewriter’ when I am far away from home.

Having an ultralight it has its advantages. You can almost carry it anywhere.

Another set of notebook I still carry is a notebook. Quite handy when going from place to place or event to event. A pocket notebook is handy. Start up time is fast and it does not crash.

It is also good for brainstorming, mind webbing, doodling and playing tic-tac-toe.

Dongle, thumb drives and SD cards – The dongle is quite handy when connecting to the Internet where there is diffiultu getting wifi. Believe me there are such places. While thumb drives and SD cards are quite useful in storing data and running applications while at the same time not compromising the performance of the computer notebook.

A digital media player and a set of good headphones – Quite useful if you want to retreat into the coccoon of writing. Partially isolates you from the world and enables you to write under the musical environment of your choice. I prefer a different media player than the one in the notebook.

A camera – For capturing those moments in raw or jpeg or any other format. Most cameras come with video recording features. And this can also come in useful when capturing those precious moments and news worthy events.

A USB Microphone – This is good for podcasting on the road or when outside the house. A USB microphone can isolate sound and deliver quality podcast n terms of sound. But the content is still dependent on you.

A Dictionary – No matter how fast the Internet is. I still find it useful when writing and you need to check a specific detail. One of my favorite books.

A book – Of course something to reade during the free hours and when writer’s block descend.

Pens and pencils – These things are quite useful when scribbling things down and when doodling. I always carry a clutch pencil with me that its own sharpener.

Food and beverages – Most important for a scribbler and writer on the move.

Cash

Of course as in all things a sense of humor – a self-effacing one is of great also.

What weapons of choice do you have?