How to Hire a Freelancer Online

Posted on November 22, 2013
Hire freelancer online

While I'm a big fan of the Jack of All Trades approach, it's safe to say that no one can feasibly do everything. There are going to be times when you need something done that you haven't the slightest clue how to do. Do you leave it be, decide it's not worth the effort? Heck no! You call in the big guns and hire someone to do it. Now I know what you're thinking, sounds expensive, right? Not necessarily. With the advent of fantastic sites ...

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Is Social Media Making You Even More Lonely?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? This was the question Sherry Turkle raised last year in her fantastic TED Talk that delved into the complexities of building our emotional lives around technology. Turkle argued that the editing and overall put togetherness of social media posts, texts and other online communication robs us of the skills to conduct spontaneous, engaging conversations with others in real ...

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Today’s Technology Roundup

Posted on November 10, 2013

A rundown of today's top technology stories from around the web.

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The 10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Blogging is all about keeping it fresh. Speaking clearly and directly to your audience is important to ensure your message is easy to understand and reader-friendly. But that's no excuse to neglect spelling and grammar.

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Confessions of a Wannabe Novelist

Posted on October 28, 2013

Is anyone really good at writing? I mean, is it something that comes naturally or a well-honed skill that needs to be developed over time? I used to believe writing was an innate craft of mine simply because I surrounded myself with the written word from a young age.

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How to Protect Yourself From Google’s Shared Endorsements

Forget using models or cheesy testimonials, Google now has a better way to coerce your friends and connections: You. As of November 11, Google will be rolling out it’s new function Shared Endorsements. The feature makes it possible for your name and profile photo to appear alongside advertisements and Google product reviews based on your past activity.

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Being Thankful for the Little Things

Posted on October 14, 2013

We’re always talking about how to expand your audience, grow your social media presence and generate more traffic. Bigger is better and more is more. And if you’re not improving, you’re not successful.

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What Your Facebook Posts Say About You

Posted on October 11, 2013

Craving attention? Determined to show everyone how great life is? Or just plain old lonely? Well, chances are your Facebook posts are a reflection of these less-than-subtle motivations.

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4 Ways to Amp Up Your Blog This Autumn

Posted on October 5, 2013
Autumn Blogging

It’s October which means Autumn is officially upon us and it’s time to start getting ready for sluggish mornings, extra layers and limited time outdoors. Interestingly enough, these very conditions happen to be extremely conducive to blogging as there are fewer reasons to be seduced outside into the sunshine.

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Why Being a Jack of All Trades is No Longer a Choice But a Necessity

Posted on September 30, 2013
Jack-of-all-trades

In my first year of journalism school, we were all taught a sobering lesson: traditional journalism as we knew it was dead. TV stations could no longer equip everybody with their own cameraman, boom operator or assistant. International publications were cutting back on all those sought-after foreign correspondent jobs. If you wanted to make news, you had to go out there with your notebook, camera and mic and get it yourself.

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