Blogging Tips

Going Full Screen: You, Your Thoughts, And Your Words

Full screen editors, though simple and unexciting at face, are the perfect tool for creative writers.

Last week I wrote about different full screen text editors to choose from and (sort of) promised that I’ll expand on why writing in full screen is at least worth trying.

Well, there is no better time for it than now.

So, what are the advantages of writing in a full screen editor with no formatting options at all, when we have all kinds of word processors with the latest bells and whistles at our command?

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Turbo Charge Your Creativity With These 13 Amazing Full Screen Editors

Full Screen Text Editor

Full screen text editor is probably the best thing I’ve discovered since I started blogging.

When I open up my full screen text editor, my creativity quadruples and ideas seem to flow from every inch of my brain.

A few days ago, Maki wrote about a full screen text editor called Dark Room and explained how it helped him concentrate better and come up with great content. Well, I needed no convincing. On some subconscious level, I badly wanted a writing app like this. I was sold.

Since then, I’ve been writing everything that needs concentration in a full screen text editor. And the results are amazing.

How to write best in full screen is a subject for another post. For now, here’s a list of 13 full screen text editors that’ll help you stay focused on writing. Take your pick.

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Why and How to Get a Blog Logo Dirt Cheap

Do you need a logo for your blog? The answer is yes. It’s little things that make big differences between you and other bloggers.

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Adding Post Thumbnails in WordPress 2.5

WordPress Post Thumbnail

WordPress magazine style themes have been all the rage lately, and everyone seems to want some aspect of their WordPress blog to have a magazine-y look and feel.

So if you have been around blogosphere recently, you must have seen those cool image thumbnails with short excerpts displayed on many blog home pages.

Today I went around searching for the easiest post thumbnail method, and was surprised to see how unnecessarily complicated some of the code junkies make something as simple as adding image thumbnails to posts.

So I hunt around a bit more and came up with an easy as pie way to add pretty little thumbnails to a WordPress 2.5 powered blog.

What you need to know: You need to know how to copy and paste.

What you don’t need to know: You don’t need to know how to open Photoshop.

So let’s get started.

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129 CommentsBlogging Tips, Tutorials And How To's, Web Design, WordPress Themes, WordPress Tips

How to Find Your Audience, Approach Them, and Make Them Your Fan

Audience, audience, audience. Everyone who has something to say wants audience. So few ears and so many voices. It looks almost impossible to find people who can give you what you desire most: their attention.

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The Shower Creativity: How to be Uber Creative Whenever You Want

Ever wondered why the best ideas occur to you in the shower? Or while eating, or driving?

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39 CommentsBlogging Tips, Life Hacks, Productivity

Why It’s Important to Use Keywords in Linkbait Titles

A few days ago I reached the del.icio.us front page for the second time, and the results have exceeded my expectations.

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42 CommentsBlogging Tips, Building Readership, Link Building, SEO Tips, Social Media

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