Well, that's one of the things that I strongly believe in, and that's why I'm always ready to explore new things. I've always considered myself an introvert, but with time, I realized that no one is a perfect introvert or a perfect extrovert. It depends upon the situation, the place, and the people we are with. With certain people, we are very comfortable sharing everything, and with other people, we don't have much to add to the interaction. The latter brings out the introvert, and the former highlights the extrovert. That's one reason why I always suggest you find and hang out with like-minded people. This post is not related to discussing introverted or extroverted characteristics; instead, I will tell you about how I toned-down my naturally introverted nature to become a public speaker. In the past three years, I have given many workshops/seminars on various topics (some with over 200 attendees). Some include: "Starting A Blog To Make Money" in Mohali, India "How Small … [Read more...] about Important Public Speaking Tips For Introverts: Learning from Personal Experience
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I do not know about you but I love a great black and white movie. There is just something so compelling about the classic movies of yesteryear. They are funny, dramatic, romantic and cliché, but they are also a blast to watch. Compared to today’s films they are the epitome of class but they are also a little on the slow and steady side. However, I think that classic films have a lot to teach us about what it means to be successful in life, and in blogging. Here are some blogging tips I have picked up from the classic films I love: Keep it clean For universal appeal nothing can compare to a clean family friendly flick. The same thing applies to your blog posts. A blog that keeps it clean will have the ability to get a much larger audience than one who delves into pornography, foul language, and controversial themes. By keeping your blog work and child friendly, you are giving yourself the opportunity to get a bigger audience and keep off the no-read list of many. Keep it … [Read more...] about Blogging Tips I Learned From Classic Movies
Why am I not earning even a penny a day? What mistakes am I making? What the hell am I doing wrong? Like thousand others bloggers, I’m striving for the same answer. Sometimes it’s so frustrating that I feel like quitting. Sometimes I wonder is it really what I want to do. Is it what really I am intended to do? Do I like doing what I do? Meanwhile, I started reading books, watched inspirational success stories, looked for the answers in TEDx talks. I literally started hunting how to get success. After reading some inspirational books or watching an inspirational video, I get inspired like hell. Here is one such video: It seems all easy then. At first I stay full of sparks. Ideas keep exploding in my head. The next day it slows down a bit. Things get a little calm, and I’m like – Okay enough of the videos, let’s do some real work now. I take out the laptop, sit down and look for a topic to write on. After choosing a random topic, I started writing. … [Read more...] about What am I doing wrong: Letter of a Frustrated Blogger to himself
Earlier I have shared some interesting Youtube facts and numbers, and extending the series today I will be sharing some mind-blowing facts and numbers about Facebook. Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most popular Website at this moment, and despite the fact that it usually is very unproductive for me in terms of time-killing, I still love it. If you have seen the popular movie “The social network”, you must be aware of how Facebook was evolved from a simple site to world’s most popular Social-networking site, and what all Mark Zuckerberg has gone through to reach where his company is at this moment. Do you know the most popular social networking website “Facebook” derived its name from the informal name for the book given by some American universities to the students at the start of academic session every year? The purpose is same; to help users to know each other and in turn build a network. There are a lot of things we know about Facebook … [Read more...] about 21 OMG Facts About Facebook That You Should Know
I love reading blogs that offers tips for freelancers (especially freelance writers). Primarily because these blogs publish awesome content on productivity, writing tips, and marketing tips too. So many interesting blog posts are there on these blogs, which might interest you as a writer or even as a marketer. Do you want to become a better writer? Then start reading a lot. I mean a lot. 15 (+ Bonus 5) Must-Read Blogs For Freelance Writers In this post, I have decided to feature some of the blogs that I care to read any time. These blogs lets ideas to flow. Infact, there is never a dull moment when you read any of them. I’ve also included some blog posts from each blog, so that you can get started. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or an experienced writer. They have immense value. Apart from these blogs, you must always follow the top 10 blogs in your niche. For example, if you are writing topics on Internet Marketing and Technology, then you can also … [Read more...] about 15 Blogs You Should Really Read If You Are A Freelance Writer
Blogging is a platform to share self-experience and expressing new ideas to your readers. Blogging can be a big platform for personal identity and to share tech surroundings. In blogging, we help other people to follow our tips and to get the success without tested ideas. You must be aware that there is a much bigger platform than blogging that is called as Forum. Forums are as much older as blogging is, but they have more users online at a time and helping each other than blogging sites. One major difference between Blog and forum is community building. Forums are solely run by users, whereas a Blog is run by an individual and if you manage to get yourself a top member rank in popular Internet marketing forums, you will see many advantages which includes: Traffic, Backlinks, Branding and exposure. I was in big dilemma before I joined few Internet marketing forums that whether they are going to help me, whether they are going to work for me, will I will be able to create my identity … [Read more...] about Why I Joined Internet Marketing Forums & Why you Should Too?
Nowadays many students are opting for blogging as a full-time career. Since professional blogging is on the rise, people still find themselves in the confused stage before selecting Blogging or job as future. If you are one of those, who are planning to opt for Blogging as full-time profession, here I’m sharing five questions that you should ask yourself before deciding your future: Why are you blogging? Is it Fame, money or passion. If blogging is going to be your full-time profession, money should be one good reason apart from passion, interest and Fame. But before the money you must give priority to passion. People who start blogging for money, they give up soon as making money from Blogging requires lots of time. Moreover if you are not passionate about blogging, you will find yourself in writer’s block situation soon, and you will not be able to enjoy your full-time job. 2. What’s my Blogging Goal? Before adopting blogging, you should set your goals that you … [Read more...] about 5 Questions One Should Ask Before Selecting Blogging as Career
A content delivery network (a.k.a CDN) is one of those things you hear whenever someone is talking about speeding up a website. But what is a CDN and why is it useful? CDNs have become one of the easiest ways to make your site load faster. In fact, all speed checking tools like GT Metrix and Google Page Speed suggest using a good content delivery network (CDN) to improve a site’s performance. People with technical backgrounds are aware of what CDNs are and the benefits of using a content delivery network. But for non-technical people, the concept can seem alien. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because, in this blog post, I will be talking in-depth about content delivery networks and why you should be using one. Also read: Does Website Loading Time Matter For SEO? Let me start out in layman’s language. We bloggers and website owners usually use shared hosting, and all of our files are hosted at a data center. For example, my site is … [Read more...] about What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and What Are The Benefits?
This post is part of our question & answer series, and this question comes from Ranjeet : I am planning to start an educational guidance blog. And for that we have started to gather all information. What I want to know is; do I need to have good programming skills to start blogging? Since I am not good in programming will it be necessary for me to start learning? If yes, from what should I start and which languages should I learn. Hope you will take a little time to answer my question. Thank you. Thanks to Ranjeet for his question. This is a good question for us to address here, because it is a question that is on the mind of many new bloggers. So — in this article I will answer Ranjeet’s excellent question by laying out all of the information you need to know about programming languages (coding) as they relate to blogging. Some of the questions we will address are: Do you need to learn coding for blogging? Which programming language is important for bloggers? Can you … [Read more...] about What Programming Language Skills You Require For Blogging?
My name is Eric and I’m an editor. I’ve been a freelancer for many years working with various companies, marketplaces, students, professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, copywriters, travel portals, bloggers, musicians, and all other facets of writers. If you’ve submitted a post here at ShoutMeLoud, you may have had an encounter with me. Some of those encounters may have been favorable, and others, well, maybe not so much. First, let me start off by answering this question: Editors are essentially grammar nerds. We seek to make sure that everything the writer is saying is said in the most attractive way possible. But not everyone has a favorable opinion of editors. Here’s why: They nit-pick. They change words and phrases that you think didn’t need to be changed. They’re often at odds with your artistic vision. But there’s one thing you need to remember: Editors are writers, too. I am a writer. Honestly, I’m much more of a writer … [Read more...] about I Will Show You How to Make Your Blog Professional in 15 minutes