Productivity

The Virtues Of Posting Less Often

When I was new to blogging, I kept hearing this advice from the oldies that you must blog on a daily basis no matter what, and that if you didn’t post on a certain day, your angry, shovel-wielding readers will chase you around the blogosphere. However, now that I have some first-hand blogging experience under my belt, my conclusions differ greatly from those respected bloggers. I have also learned that all advice is not necessarily good advice, even if it comes from a reliable source. You should experiment and find out out for yourself what works for you.

Although posting daily is essential for news related blogs (such as Tech Crunch) to feed their readers with the news and reviews about the latest happenings in their niche, it is a big no-no for the blogs that consist mostly of advice, opinions, and researched articles.

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Five Steps To Becoming Smarter – Part Two

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This is second part of our series on becoming smarter and sharper.

In the previous episode, I showed you the importance of reading books and how they can help you learn to live well.

Today, you are going to learn about the second aspect of the secret to becoming smarter.

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Create a Blogging Plan by Breaking Down Objectives into Task List

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This gues post was written by Michael Martine. Michael Martine is a blog consultant who helps others learn how to be better bloggers at his blog and through private consulting for people and companies.

Do you know where you’re going with your blog? Do you have a plan or are you just making it up as you go? If you want your blog to be successful and make money, you must have a plan. If you don’t have any idea where you’re going, how will you get there? How will you know when you’ve arrived?

Start with the end in mind

You need to determine for yourself what the final destination is. Work backwards from your desired end goal to determine the steps along the way. When you are monetizing your blog, this end goal will usually be a dollar amount. If your blogging supports a business (whether you are a business owner, freelancer, or work for a company), you need to think in terms of increased business: more inquiries, more sales, more referrals, and greater profits.

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40 Best Personal Organization Tools To Boost Your Productivity

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Admit it or not, our minds have evolved in a way that they don’t retain information for too long. Even worse, whatever forms as thoughts and ideas is usually a hopelessly jumbled mess unless we lay it out before our eyes, and force it to come out as clear and coherent ideas.

Luckily, with the advent of digital note-taking, to-do lists, mind-mapping, and personal organization tools, undertaking this seemingly daunting task is a breeze. With the help of following 40 best task management tools, you can get the clutter out of your way, be more productive, and get the job done in time with ease.

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Productivity Day Special: Five Steps To Becoming Smarter – Part One

I bet if you were granted one wish, it would be that you want to become smarter.

No surprise there. Smart people always know the right thing to do at the right time, they devise ingenious solutions to dumbfounding problems, they appear to remain calm in nerve-raking situations, and they live happier lives.

The secret is out there though. Now anyone can become smarter, better, and happier just by allocating a small amount of time of their busy lives to the activities that help them become smarter.

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How To Write Web Content That Does Not Suck

How To Write Web Content That Does Not Suck

There is a difference between writing great content and writing content that does not suck. Admittedly, not everyone can write exceptional content, but almost anyone can learn how to write the content that, at least, does not suck.

If you have been creating web content for many years, you must know the tricks of the trade, and must be able to craft extraordinary content with just a little effort. But, if you have just started and you are relatively new in the world of creating web content, you might be writing content that screams, “I suck!”

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