Melissa Blevins Bein

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Prospero’s Precepts: 11 Rules for Critical Thinking from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

It’s been argued that Shakespeare changed everything. Yet even if this is true, it’s true of the literature we consider Shakespeare’s legacy — which, it turns out, might not be Shakespeare’s after all. So holds the Authorship Question — the age-old debate about whether or not a single man we refer …

Copywriting 101: How to Craft Compelling Copy

How to Strategically Deliver Words that Get People to Take Action<p>Copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective online …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

23 Hacks To Learn Anything Faster And Better

<i>By Nick English</i><p>Learning hacks -- they're a thing, and while the college kids are heading back to school, it's a good time for all of us to rethink the ways we learn. Student, professional, or parent, we're all learning every day -- whether it's how to play guitar, use new software, raise a child or …

How To Get Half Of A Wharton Education For Free

In addition to the five electives already offered through the Coursera platform, Wharton is offering what it's calling the "Foundation" series, made up of introductory courses in financial accounting, operations management, marketing, and corporate finance, taught by some of its best-known and most …

Getting the most out of Google Now voice actions

Google Now gets more and more powerful every day, which is aided by the fact that much of the processing it does is handed off to a Google data …

50 One Sentence Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

The blogosphere is stuffed with tips for bloggers, but if you don’t have time to sift through 100,0000 articles, this quick-hitting post is for you. …

Copywriting Essentials from A to Z

Where do you begin?<p>I wondered that as a fresh-faced, new copywriter, staring at the blank page and a phone that wouldn’t ring.<p>There was so much …

21 Blog Post Writing Tips for Ad Agency New Business

This is my collection of writing tips to help you consistently generate great content that produces inbound leads for your agency’s new …

21 Reasons You Must Become an Expert - Copyblogger

For years the search economy built by Google (and others) allowed many people to make decent money by simply executing on certain SEO tactics more …

15 Copy Editing Tips That Can Transform Your Content into Persuasive and Shareable Works of Art

What’s special about the compelling content you retweet, Like, bookmark, and email to your friends?<p>Those articles serve the <i>audience</i>, not the content …

Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue

A while back, Elliot Nash discussed the responsibility of the designer. Designers “want control of the entire user experience,” he said. “We want to …

5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence

Average copywriters write average sentences. You, I’m guessing, don’t want to be average.<p>You want to be great. You believe you can be <i>remarkable</i>.<p>That …

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5 Traits All Successful Content Marketers Share

Everyone is into content marketing these days. You can’t do well with Google or directly with people without creating valuable online content. …

Here’s How Brevity Can Crush Your Copy - Copyblogger

We tell you the importance of tight editing all the time.<p>We tell you lean writing is powerful and effective.<p>We tell you it just plain works …

How to repurpose content across multiple platforms

Are you tired of constantly creating new SEO content and want to save time? Learn how to intelligently repurpose your content and tie everything you write into your sales cycle.

How to Write Copy Like Google - Copyblogger

Have you ever wondered who writes copy for Google … who puts together the words on the landing pages or in the video scripts for products like Gmail, …

Content Marketing

Everybody's A Lifestyle Designer

Up until a year ago I had never heard the term “lifestyle design.” I had also never heard the terms “solopreneur”, “location independence”, or …

How to Effectively Promote Your Content - Copyblogger

“If you write it, they will come,” right?<p>You’ll pour your heart into writing the very best content that you can. And in the middle of the night, the …

How To Build The Perfect Google Plus Profile (Infographic)

How many of you want to use Google Plus but don’t know how to get started; even if it’s only creating your Google Plus profile? Setting out to use a …

5 Tips on the Effective Use of Copywriting Swipe Files - Copyblogger

Smart copywriters use good tools to make themselves more productive, and one of those “power” tools is the swipe file.<p>Used properly, it can get you …

SEO Copywriting Tips, Secrets, and Strategies

SEO copywriting has traditionally been about optimizing web page copy by targeting keyword phrases in certain frequencies and densities. And yet …

Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Save the City of San Francisco

Today, a 5-year-old named Miles Scott is having a day he'll never forget. Battling leukemia since he was just one, Miles is fulfilling his dream of becoming Batkid with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands upon thousands of supportive fans who are in San Francisco. (See original post, …

Apps overtook music in less than five years—all of big media is next

<i>This originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow Horace Dediu here.</i><p>Last week Apple reported that 60 billion apps have been installed since the iTunes App Store opened in July 2008. In May Google reported that their Play Store download total had reached 48 billion. Overall therefore it would seem that …

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Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

Patent Suggests Your Future Apple Device Could Convert Solar Power

Could the MacBook one day incorporate solar power? An Apple patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests the Cupertino company is exploring a power management system that charges from a wall outlet and solar panel while keeping devices portable.<p>By foregoing …