Blogging Lessons

Most newbie bloggers, like me, are searching for simple, focused and meaningful tips to become better at what we are doing.
Here you have it. April E Sutton shares her Blogging lessons.

April's Perspective

As a newish blogger there is a lot to learn: how to post a blog, links, adding pictures and other media, and what the heck is a pingback and a blogroll? I thought content would be my big problem. You know, thinking of things to write about. It turns out I can always find something to write about, but is it something you would like to read about? How do I figure out what you like to read? So I entered the world of stats.

Stats is a mysterious land that tells me how many people actually visit my posts each day. I think. I really wasn’t sure. So I started clicking on anything that could be clicked on and was surprised at what I found, and what I learned.

Lesson 1: Write from passion. Have something to say.
The idea to start a blog came to me in 2010…

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Kicking Puppies and Taking Names: Why We Misbehave in Elevators

I love everything written in this article, from the brainy and humorous content to the unique and enticing writing style; even if it brings some people to thesaurus – hey, isn’t that great to know something new, even if just a word? It may open new horizons…reblogging Erin J. Bernard!

If I could ride in an elevator with anyone, either living or dead, I would most definitely pick Sigmund Freud.

Not because a 30-seconds-long vertical journey would be time enough to permit any kind of meaningful psychological exchange between the Good Herr Doktor and I – it’d be time enough to summon a pithy, off-cuff interpretation of last night’s bad dream, perhaps, or if he had his pocket watch on hand, to flirt with the stirrings of hypnotic stupor, but then it’d be time’s up.

And not because I have Daddy issues (Hi, Dad!), or because I enjoy ingesting the stink of stale cigar smoke within an enclosed space (which is always how I imagined Freud to smell, based on what he looks like in photographs).

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Nay. I pick Freud because, if the events of the past two weeks are any indication, elevator shafts are unpredictable kinds of places…

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Waving to the Future

Fantastic analysis. worth sharing it!

The Standard Deviation


While we are sitting around chatting about the Wave of the Future, it has already washed up onto the shore, left a heap of sand on the beach, and gone back out to sea.

Restricted to a one-way street on our plane of existence, we are very much a future-centric species, we humans. The present is either spent planning or conjecturing about the future or ruminating about the past (mostly with an eye to assess the future).

As a result, when someone talks to me about something new, I know full well that that the “new” thing belongs to yesterday and the next big thing is being cooked up in a lab, a poet’s pen, or a scientific brain. This is our essential paradox.

E-commerce has been around for a very long time. I remember watching my high school friend sitting in front of a massive looking computer back in…

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