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The Secret To Getting More Search Traffic For Your Business

Traffic is the oxygen of the internet. It might not be the only thing you’ll require for a successful website, but it’s definitely one of them.<p>Getting traffic comes down to two options: Buy it or attract it.<p>Buying traffic means advertising – pay per click, display, mobile, native. Attracting …

Build a Freelance Writing Profile: What Every Freelancer Should Know

“I’ll take questions, now,” I said, eager to reach my favorite part of the event. Q&A sessions often reveal what really matters to a group, and …

DADDING DEPRESSED

I took to my Facebook page to ask friends and followers a simple question: What products have helped you with depression and anxiety? The response I …

The Mental Health Issue Men Never Talk About

Three guys reveal what it’s really like to live with this debilitating condition<p>Picture the worst person you can imagine whispering horrifying things in your ear. Now picture yourself believing every single word—so much so, that you start isolating yourself from other people.<p>That’s what depression …

What I’m really thinking: the depressed new dad

I’d never want to hurt you, son, but I was terrified by the thoughts I had<p>You are supposed to be our future, a new chapter in the story of our lives, but I can’t help resenting you. Only a few weeks old, you’re demanding and unreasoning and I’m struggling to see the good that you bring.<p>To start …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off a friend who is persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

When you’re depressed, make something

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We are all subject to its grasp, and remember, it’s not the same thing as sadness.<p>Sadness is when you feel down because things aren’t going your way. …

Los Angeles

No man is an island – How my friends have helped me cope with depression

Life is all about people.<p>As we look back on our happiest memories, for the most part it’s the people that shared those moments with us that made them …

Jamal Edwards breaks taboos around men's mental health – video

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Jamal Edwards, founder of film-making company SBTV, asks why so many men are taking their own lives, and whether society’s stereotypes of masculinity have stopped men from seeking help with depression<p>If you think you need to talk to someone …

The male mental health crisis is real – so why is it still being ignored?

Last month, the Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a rousing speech pledging almost a billion pounds in an attempt to address the mental health crisis which has gripped the UK.<p>And make no mistake, a crisis it is. The four most common mental health issues in under 21s (anxiety, depression, …

14 Places To Find Paid Blogging Gigs

I’m sure you know by now there are plenty of ways to monetize your blog. For example, you can partner up with influencer marketplaces and get paid …

How To Find Clients For Your Freelance Blogging Business

Let me ask you this:<i>When you first started blogging, did making money from your blog ever cross your mind?</i>Maybe not.Many new bloggers view blogging …

Employment

What to expect when you start blogging - From misconceptions to commitment

Blogging is becoming more and more popular. You can blog because you are passionate about a topic, you want to solve an issue or use this platform to …

5 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Build a Loyal Readership

Building a solid reader-base is without doubt something every blogger is striving for. That is the first step to actually converting your visitors …

Marketing

3 Simple Habits That Will Stop You From Procrastinating

We all feel guilty and stressed when we procrastinate. Here are scientific tips on how to never procrastinate again.<p>Admit it - you've procrastinated once or twice in your life. You might even be a habitual procrastinator.<p>You know what I'm talking about: Putting off a task when you know you should …

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

Creative Writing

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get Rid of Your Fear of Failure

A fear is such a special emotion that is pre-programmed into all people and animals as an instinctual response to potential danger. Speaking …

25 Habits That Will Make You a Writer

Hard learned lessons distilled from 25 years of writing<p>1. Write every day.<p>A daily writing habit is thing number one because it is THAT important. …

Envy, Perfection, and the Work of Writing

Picture by Flickr user Cate StorymoonWhen we were children, our every activity was guided by the hedonistic pursuit of pleasure. We felt fulfilled …

Creative Writing

Here Are Some Tips on How You Can Learn to Write Fiction

Learn How to Write Fiction<p>Updated May 07, 2018<p>Anyone who says writing can't be taught is speaking nonsense: inspiration can't be taught, but writing …

Tips for Ending a Short Story

<i>by Sara Kopeczky</i><p>It is a well known fact that short stories should go out with a bang. In shorter fiction, where you have a limited set of character …

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11 Surprising Things Productive Writers Do Differently

You're reading 11 Surprising Things Productive Writers Do Differently, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Creative Writing

These 5 Publications Will Pay for Your Writing (One Pays Up to $500!)

16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners

I’ve heard blogging referred to a couple of times recently as a mixture between an art and a science. If this is true (and I think it is), there’s no …

Marketing

Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for …

Creative Writing

10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety

This post is by Benjamin Foley, Writer @ Observer, CNBC “AdaptThe post 10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation

How to Choose Your Next Job

In 1997 I put a list of Bible texts together to help folks think through what job to pursue. Below I have taken that list and added comments to flesh …

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Get the latest delivered directly to you by subscribing to the <b>RTB Weekly Digest</b>.<p>“I have been able to genuinely express my wonder at God’s hand in his …

Is Masturbation Helping Me Stay Pure?

I remember the first time my dad told me about porn and masturbation. We took a “man’s trip” over the weekend and did “manly” things like …

Mental Health