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Last week’s leaked LinkedIn password scandal is just another in a stream of PR disasters that companies occasionally have to deal with. About 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were allegedly posted on a Russian hackers’ web forum, and experts are advising all LinkedIn users change their passwords on the site, as well as any other website where that password may be used. LinkedIn did confirm that passwords had been compromised but failed to confirm the number of passwords affected by the breach. Only time will tell how LinkedIn will recover from this, but they are just one of many businesses who [...]
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Oh you want an explanation as well for my bold claim? Well you are a demanding bunch, but as Charlie Sheen says “I probably took more than anybody could survive. … I was bangin’ seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that’s how I roll”, wait, wrong quote, it was something about winning which I strive to do for my loyal readers.
Sisters. Love them or loathe them, chances are you have one. And if you are unlucky (or lucky) enough not to have one then i feel for you because they really do make life much more fun. Or is that painful? Entertaining? Awkward? Embarrassing? Humorous? All of the above? I can say with confidence that it is all of the above and many more adjectives that would take too long to mention.
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33. Use social proof. Ever entered into a restaurant because the place was packed with people, or didn’t enter one because it was empty? That is social proof in action. If you have a good number of RSS subscribers already (I would say over 500), you could display it on your site using the Feedburner feed count widget. This might motivate people to give your RSS feed a shot.
Did you here the internet is a big place? In fact it is a really, really big place, way bigger than Texas. My friend Kevin is going to go through every single page to make sure there is no naughty stuff for kids to see. He estimates it will take a few weeks but according to Bing, reading every page on the internet is estimated to take 6 million years with over one trillion web pages in existence. So while Kevin prays for some serious advances in medical technologies and the fact that the internet will not have a single change for the next 6 million years, I can’t help but think how easy it would be for internet users to not see my website (despite how awesome it obviously is).
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Recently I had an email about a business opportunity or moving money from a Nigerian bank (it was definitely a life changing, legitimate offer that required almost no work on my part) from someone who had found me via a guest post I did for DailyBlogTips which you can view here.
I have a friend who has written a 1500 page novel, edited it countless times and is now trying to get it published. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with his dedication and patience to complete such an enormous task. As a blogger I am lucky to have enough patience and dedication to read all my emails without being sidetracked with something else. An analogy of blogging I often use is the primary school classroom. The authors and novelist are sitting on the bean bag in the corner quietly reading their books and us bloggers are running around the room, screaming, hitting other kids, throwing toys, opening drawers, and frustrating the hell out of the teacher. So how does a blogger overcome this inherent ADD issue. The answer is setting short term goals.
As a blogger of any niche one of the most difficult tasks can often be trying to find ideas for new posts. It has been discussed many times in numerous blogs but its generally the same advice; write list, top tens, resources, interviews etc. However I thought I will throw my own 2 cents in with some more unique ideas that will will not only provide ideas, but great ones for your new post.