Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. was arguably the greatest American fiction writer of the last half of the 20th century.
Fortunately for his book sales, most think of him as the archetypal drunk, misanthropic male pig.
Don’t let the hype fool you, though. Bukowski possessed the secret to something nearly every blogger wants: what makes truly immortal writing.
Few things in life are guaranteed. This is especially true if you are a writer.
But this one rule — The Rule of 24 — is guaranteed. Iron clad.
Doesn’t matter who you are, what you write, how you write, or how hard you try to prove this wrong.
Security has always been a hot topic. Offline, people buy wired homes, car alarms and gadgets to bring their security to the max. Online, security is important, too, especially for people who make a living from websites and blogs. In this article, we’ll show you some useful tweaks to protect your WordPress-powered blog.
Almost every major web designer faces this dilemma at some point: either continue working with “mom-and-pop” style businesses, enjoying effortless marketing and relatively simple projects, or transition to working with larger businesses and reap the benefits of bigger budgets.
It’s a question of experience, and with enough design work under your belt, new opportunities start to present themselves.
I’m sure most web designers would love to get more done in a given day. Those that don’t probably wish they could get the work they do have done faster, giving them more free time. The good news is that you can do both: shorten your work day and get more done.
There are hundreds of articles out there that talk about how to be more productive. Most offer the same kinds of advice: cut distractions, stop procrastinating, and stick to a regular schedule. But those things alone won’t make your more productive (and they’re all harder than they sound). The tips below, however, will make you more productive.
Social media isn’t something that we’re born to do. Yes, we’re social creatures by nature, but let’s face it… you were plenty busy before Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn came along.
The truth is, most marketers simply don’t have the time to use all of these tools on a daily basis.
How many ways are you leveraging your blog posts?
Most people write a post and that’s the end of it. You’re probably syndicating your blog feed to the usual places: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, at the very least. And that’s a good thing.
Last week was a big week in the world of phone services. The Apple faithful got their hands on the iPhone 4. New Droid phones were announced. And Google Voice announced that anyone can sign up for its free service.
What, you don’t know about Google Voice? That’s probably because it has only been open to people who get invited to use it. You had to know someone who knew someone who invited them.
Pull up a bean-bag chair and let me tell you a story. Everyone runs out of inspiration some days. When it starts to happen, I step away from the screen and head to my bookshelf or local library for a kid’s book. There’s nothing like feeding your inner child to get the creative juices flowing.
Children’s picture books take you back to that time in childhood when you were not afraid to try new things. They also inspire with beautiful artwork, design, and storytelling. They’re filled with uncluttered inspirations and creative thoughts.