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10 Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Sometimes, we might feel as though we’re “just not very creative”. Other people seem to have better ideas and bigger projects. The truth is that there are plenty of ways to help yourself become more creative. Here are ten of my favorites: Read Widely and Deeply Whatever field you’re in, reading can only help. Go to the library and check out some good books – and don’t make all of them ones in your area of expertise. Why not get a novel you’d never normally read, or a book about a topic you have no knowledge on? This can jump-start your brain into working more creatively as you try to assimilate the new information based on what you already know from your own field.  Try […]

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10 Hard Truths About Blogging

With job satisfaction rates at record lows and more and more people looking to enjoy a higher quality of life, millions of people are desperately trying to leave their miserable jobs and are flocking to the world of blogging and Internet marketing. If you’re already a blogger, chances are you’ve heard of Darren Rowse, Brian Clark, and Leo Babauta. These names are synonymous with blogging success and the dream of living the “Internet lifestyle”. On the surface, blogging as a business seems like a dream job. You get to set your own hours, work from anywhere with little more than a laptop, connect with fascinating people from all over the world, and potentially have an impact on the entire world. Now THAT’S a job!The TruthDon’t […]

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10 Practical Tips To Move Your Blog From Obscurity To Stardom

Written on 8/22/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee. You can catch him at Jeet Blog where he blogs about different Web 2.0 apps and online tools and how they can help you become more productive. Photo Credit: tillwe Popular blog search engine Technorati says that there are 175,000 new blogs born everyday and it is currently tracking 112.8 million blogs. Since spam dominates almost every kind of data related to the internet, you can safely assume that a huge percentage of these blogs are spam blogs or splogs, as they are called. But this doesn’t mean that blogging as an occupation is any less popular. From my own experience, since reading my first blog about 3 years back, I can see that blogs have come a long […]

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100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter

I was literally in the middle of writing a long article for Dumb Little Man that pertained to my method of choosing applicants for an open position I have. As I got half way done typing, one of our company recruiters sends me an email with a PDF containing a dozen or so resumes. I am happy that we are making progress on my job opening but after opening the attachment I was less than impressed. 11 of the 12 resumes had cover letters which is actually pretty good because if you skip that step, you simply look unprofessional. The problem is that they all of the cover letters looked exactly the same and had the same message. ” Blah, blah, blah very qualified and […]

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11 Ways to Generate Ideas for your Blog

Written on 7/15/2008 by Syed Abbas of “Content is King”, it is true to the core. Creating valuable content is a challenge and doing it regularly is a bigger challenge. I meet quite a few bloggers during conferences and events and one of the most commonly discussed issues among new bloggers is, “How can I create content on a continuous basis? Where do I get the ideas from?” This is one of the major reasons most bloggers start with lot of enthusiasm and quit in despair. It’s simple math, content creation on regular basis adds value to a blog which brings more users. Now go in reverse, No content – No Value, No Value – No visitors. I’ve put together few things which have […]

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15 Ways To Break Writer’s Block

Written on 9/24/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee. You can catch him at Jeet Blog where he blogs about different Web 2.0 apps and online tools and how they can help you become more productive. Photo Credit: re birf If you are a writer, I’m sure you have faced situations when your mind seems to go blank and you just don’t know what to write. Every writer or blogger, amateur or professional, encounters this situation every once in a while. This situation is termed as writer’s block and if the writer is not able to get over it quickly, it could easily strip motivation and become very frustrating. Writer’s block is basically a polished term for a lack of ideas. If you don’t obtain ideas, you simply […]

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16 Websites to Super Charge Your English Vocabulary

It won’t be an exaggeration if I say that English is the language of this world. Although Mandarin (Chinese) tops the list of most widely spoken languages, we know that it’s English which connects people around the world. Hence, it can’t hurt to get a deeper understanding of this ubiquitous language and work towards improving your grammar and vocabulary. When it comes to online resources to improve your English language skills, there are millions of tools available. They range from software, tools, blogs, dictionaries, puzzles and much more. In this post I primarily mention websites which fall in the dictionary / thesaurus category. I’ll preserve the other resources for another post. Visuwords Visuwords is an awesome visual tool to find new words and improve your […]

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21 Must-Read Tips To Write Better Web Content

As a full time blogger and freelance writer, writing web content is part of my daily routine. Since it earns me a living too, it’s mandatory for me to consistently polish my skills as a writer and write better content. I am sure a lot of bloggers and web content creators realize the importance of good content and like me, they too try to write better articles everyday. To help them further, I decided that I’ll scour some of the most well known blogs and sites which include content on blogging and writing in general and list 21 excellent articles which could greatly improve your writing skills. Although most of these articles are primarily aimed at helping those who create web content, they could be […]

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3 Ways to Harness the Mental Power of Writing

Writing, in some form or another, is an everyday part of life. Yet few people really understand the deep mental connection inherent to the process of writing. This connection creates a rare cognitive potential. When utilized correctly, we can leverage this potential to streamline our thoughts and actions. Writing is a meta-cognitive activity, meaning it provides access to our mind’s internal discourse. Normally this discourse proceeds at an unnoticeable pace. Ideas rise and fall, merging transparently while unconscious patterns chaotically shuffle our mood and focus. When writing we must stop to translate our thoughts into written words and sentences. These create external representations to which we are able to actively respond. This allows us to structure, redirect and channel our mental thought process more willingly […]

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4 Power Tips To Make Your Blogging More Productive

Written on 6/16/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee, of Jeet Blog. If you are a blogger whose blog is read by a lot of people, you’d agree that it’s always a challenge to be productive and consistently maintain the blogging flow. Apart from writing posts, there are other tasks which a blogger needs to accomplish if he wants his blog to reach a wider audience. Since I am a full time blogger too, I face such challenges everyday and I am always in search for ways to improve my blogging productivity. Today I decided to share some of these no nonsense tips which have helped me and which can help you too to make your blogging more productive. Instead of making it a redundant list of 8-10 […]

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