Why I Stopped Using “Actually” and “But” In My Customer Emails

There is a small band of words that take away from your message, any message, and “actually” is their leader, say the smart people at Buffer. It almost doesn’t matter how good the news is; if it comes after “actually,” the recipient feels like they were somehow wrong about something. This article demonstrates this fact…

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10 Simple Tips for Making Your Home Wifi Network Faster

“We often think of wifi networks as virtual, uniform fields that fill our living spaces. In fact, they’re very physical signals that can be blocked or scattered by walls, other electronics, and even people. Where you put your router — and what’s around it — make a big difference in the strength of your network….

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A Primer for Blogging

“If you would like to get further into blogging, here is a brief primer…” A list of quick tips, easy to do, no theory, just practical suggestions that you can do now. For the new blogger or for anyone wanting to improve their blogging, in easy steps…

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Give your posts a higher probability of appearing in users’ News Feeds

The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. 40% of users’ time on Facebook is spent on the News Feed. When a user logs in, there are normally many more posts than can fit in their…

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A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write

“Are your blog posts getting the results you want? When you’re blogging to build or grow your business, you need each post to pull its weight. That means writing articles that draw readers in. Articles that get shared and discussed and linked to. Articles that keep readers coming back for more. Articles that persuade readers…

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These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets

Link: These 7 Simple Tweaks Will Get You More Blog Retweets “Did you publish a blog post this week? If you did, I bet you are slyly checking your retweet count. I’m a religious retweet checker simply because retweets are the one of the best ways to evaluate my blog post’s performance. The good news…

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Anatomy of a Shared Link on Facebook – How to Improve

Link: Anatomy of a Shared Link on Facebook – How to Improve When a user shares a link to your website, the facebook system automatically generates a title, description and image to go with that link and it gets these elements from your website. Did you know that you can tell facebook what title, description…

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