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Are You Using Facebook Live? You Should!

Are you using Facebook Live? I am! Well, I’m just starting to.

Today — Star Wars Day —  I recorded my second Facebook Live video (see it at the end of this post). Unlike Google+ Hangouts, I didn’t jump at the chance to test out Facebook’s new video app.

First of all, it wasn’t made available to all users when it first rolled out. Only verified peeps got the green light to try it out at the time. And, second of all, I was a little more interested in learning about Blab.

So, now here I am giving it a go. I have to tell you, the experience was pretty good. I think you should give it a try, too.

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Fact Friday: Sitting All Day is Sucking the Life Out of You

“The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you– literally. Around 86% of American workers sit all day at work. If you’re one of them, Alan Hedge, a design and ergonomics professor at Cornell, recommends you change to positions every eight minutes, and take a two-minute “moving break” at least twice an hour.”

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Build a Better Blog: Avoid Keyword Stuffing

Do you know what keyword stuffing is? No worries, if you don’t. Today’s post will explain what exactly that is and why you should stay away from cramming keywords in every nook and cranny of your content.

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Improve the Quality of Your Blog Posts With @Grammarly

If you’re a writer or a blogger, one of the essential tasks you can’t ignore is editing your content. Proper grammar is important for several reasons (more on that in a bit). But, getting it right can be downright tricky.

English can be complicated. Two words can sound the same and have different meanings. Sometimes, two words are spelled exactly alike and yet have different pronunciations. And, the written word can sound like an alien language when compared to the conversations you have with your friends or co-workers.

Nobody said this grammar thing was easy. But, if you know the pitfalls to avoid — and you have the right tools — you’ll be a grammar rock star. Yes, I said rock star.

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Build a Better Blog: Vary Your Visual Content

You’ve probably heard that content is king. But, the images that complement that content rock, too!

One great reason for including images with your posts is that they tend to get more traffic and engagement than those with only text. Images can also reinforce your content and help stir up the emotions of your readers, both of which can make them get up and dance!

And, by dance, I mean help turn them into loyal subscribers. So, why not reward your loyal readers by varying your visual content?

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Blog Faster: How to Save Time When Writing [Part 4] – Free Download

Are you spending gobs and gobs of time writing blog posts? Are you finding it difficult to gather your thoughts during the writing process? Good news! You don’t have to suffer. There’s something you can do to save time when writing.

In this fourth and final installment of my Blog Faster series, I’ll share with you a blogging tool you can use that will help you to be a more efficient writer. See the first three installments in this series below (if you haven’t already), and then take a look at what you’ll learn when this Blog Faster series concludes.

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Blog Faster: How to Keep Graphics From Sucking Up Your Writing Time [Part 3]

Are you including graphics in your blog posts? You should! Adding images to your posts is another step in the blogging process, and a very important one at that.

In this third installment of my Blog Faster series, I’ll share with you ways you can quickly find and edit eye-popping graphics. See the first two installments in this series below (if you haven’t already), and then take a look at what you’ll learn by the time this Blog Faster series concludes.

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Boost Your Productivity: 3 Steps to Organize Your Workspace

Today’s post was written by Emily Johnson.

Nowadays, working as a freelancer is trendy, as you can manage your workflow, time, and wages. Although freelancing seems to be a dream for most people, it might be hard to stay organized while working from home. Thus, you need to do your best to increase productivity.  

If you want to boost productivity while working from home, there is one thing you should do first: organize your workspace. In fact, a well-organized workspace can impact not only productivity, but creativity, concentration, and cleverness as well.

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Blog Faster: How to Speed Up Your Research [Part 2]

As I mentioned in Blog Faster: What to Do Before You Start Writing Your Blog Post [Part 1], blogging is a multi-stepped process (including research) that can take up quite a bit of time. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing tactics and tips that you can use to help you be more efficient when blogging. See the first installment in this series (if you haven’t already), and then take a look at what you’ll learn by the time this “Blog Faster” series concludes.

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How to Tame Paper Clutter in Your Home or Office

It’s said that we live in a digital age and I suppose that we do. We go nowhere without our smartphones, we read books and catch up on the news on our e-readers, and communicate with business contacts, friends and family alike through email. So, yes I guess you can say we are a “wired” society.

If that’s the case, why is it that so many of us suffer from paper overload? From stacks of papers covering our desks, to smaller piles on the kitchen counter, and the ever- growing pile of newspapers that we are going to read “soon.”

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