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This Is What Happened When I Pocketed My Phone for a Week

I’ve never seen my co-worker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I’ve called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the …

Episode 632: The Chicken Tax

German families in the 60s loved tasty, cheap American-raised chicken that was suddenly coming in after the war. And Americans were loving fun, cheap Volkswagen Beetles. This arrangement was too good to last.<p>Today on the show, how a trade dispute over frozen chicken parts changed the American auto …

The Dribbblisation of Design

Only one of these weather apps is attempting to solve the real problem.<p>There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design …

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p><b>Pay for reach with Facebook ads.</b><p>Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the …

Social Media

Getting started with Google Photos

You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo library. I have used Picasa for years to share photos …

What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News Feed, which is filled with expertly targeted ads. Right …

Facebook Tips You Should Be Using Now! - A Renaissance Woman

As an interactive content consultant my job is a two fold process. First, to fill in the blanks so that your information is easily accessed by your …

Facebook: If your feed is an echo chamber, you need more friends

Facebook wants you to know that you've only got yourself to blame for the lack of diversity in views on your News Feed. The social network has recently conducted a study to find out why people mostly see posts that mirror their own beliefs and to find out if a "filter bubble" is to blame. "Filter …

Not So Secret Awesome Marketing Plugins for WordPress Photographers

If you have a photography website driven by WordPress then this is one article you won’t want to miss.<p>Why?<p>There are a lot of plugins out there that …

Review: NextGen Gallery

<b>This review is on the NextGen’s Gallery WordPress Plugin</b><p><b>The Deets</b><p>“NextGEN Gallery is the industry standard for WordPress galleries, with over 10 …

Legal Sales Tools Photographers Need

Often times it is believed that the photographer/client relationship is governed by either a model release on its own, or a contract and a model …

Customer Service

Top Mistakes Photographers Make (but you don't have to!)

Not everyone goes into business having all the answers. Okay I’m sure there is no one. If you are – simply delete and go on your way! 😉 Ah good …

Small Business

Sales tax, insurance, business licenses oh my!

<b>Q. Are a business license and a retail license the same thing? Other local photographers say to have a license for each city/county you live in, but</b> …

If I imitate a photography session is that copyright infringement?

<b>I came across a great location and gained permission from the property owner to use it. A well-known photographer has used that location for a few</b> …

Organizational Tips for Photogs

<b> <br>As the end of the year quickly approaches I know that many are still in the busy season that photographers face every year. This does not mean that</b> …

Productivity

Taking the plunge | Seth's Blog

Maybe that's the problem.<p>Perhaps it's better to commit to <i>wading</i> instead.<p>Ship, sure. Not the giant life-changing, risk-it-all-venture, but the …

Handshakes and contracts, the future and the past | Seth's Blog

If you lease a car, borrow money for school or engage in some other complex transaction, there's a contract to sign. It's filled with rules and …

The Power of "TK" in Content Writing (and How it Can Help You)

Sometimes blogging is just slooooww…<p>If you’ve <b>ever been struggling</b> (painfully) to write a couple of <b>paragraphs that would make sense</b>, only to find …

How NOT to pitch a guest post http://t.co/XVBFqtCDuq

11 Tips to Breaking Bloggers Block Through Solving Reader Problems

<i>Have you ever had bloggers block? If so – you’re not alone. Almost every blogger I’ve ever asked has admitted to having it at least once!</i><p><b>Below is</b> …

Hey photographers! In particular those who write and/or teach also! +Digital ...

I'll take this as a prompt to get off my ass and finish that half-completed article that you already know about...<p>Oct 3, 2014<p>Oct 3, 2014<p>Oct 3, …

How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

<i>This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy.</i><p>Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to …

Rebranding Your Blog: The Resources

Last week we had Jodi from Practising Simplicity talk us through the decision behind rebranding her six-year-old established blog.<p>Many of you had …

Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

<i>This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu.</i><p>So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great …

Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

<i>This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter.</i><p>Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always …

Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all …

The Language of Selling - Are You Using It?

<i>This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov</i>.<p>Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not …

Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

<i>This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros.</i><p>What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s …

How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

<i>This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You”</i> …

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Writers often ask me how they can get more people to read their writing. I prefer to tell them what causes people to stop reading what they write.<p>Things like bad sentence structure, comma misuse, spelling and grammar errors, using the wrong word, and poor …

Writing