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Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Allison Volk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Allison Volk

One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me.

No Excuses! Why And How Writers Should Embrace Twitter

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Paul Anthony Jones

"You should get on Twitter, I think you'd like it." Or so said a friend of mine while we were catching up in our local, four years ago. Frankly, I was...

The Real Reasons I'll Never Quit My Job to Travel Full-Time

Carlie Galloway, MSW | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
Carlie Galloway, MSW

As much as I love exploring and adventure, I like regularity and structure, too. I also like my comfortable bed, my personal space, and my regular paycheck. Sure, I'd love a little more independence, and I agree with others when they say that traveling full-time abides by the "you only live once" lifestyle commandment. But truly living means something different to me.

5 Budget-Friendly Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Friends

Brita Long | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Brita Long

Single this February? Significant other traveling for work? Just not into all the overpriced romance? I've put together 5 fun and inexpensive ways ...

WordPress 101 - How to Become a Successful Developer

Rahis Saifi | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Rahis Saifi

Since its humble beginnings, WordPress has grown into a major hosting platform for many bloggers. It is used by big brands such as Google, Facebook, BBC America, The New Yorker and Variety. There are many advantages to using WordPress.

Technology Has Turned Us Into a Nation of Writers

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Steven Shehori

Pretty much everyone is doing a whole lotta writing. Every single day. A small percentage of their work is brilliant. Some is good. And a whole lot is utter crap. But it's writing nonetheless, and we have technology, of all things, to thank

10 Things to Never Say to a Writer

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

The topic of careers is often an interesting one. It's a great opportunity to learn more about other people while allowing you to gain insight about jobs that may have piqued your curiosity through the years.

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published...

3 Must-Read Books for Serious Business Bloggers

Helen McCarthy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Helen McCarthy

Blogging can be tough, right? And incredibly disheartening at times. Especially when you spend hours crafting a great post (to you, anyway) that attracts little, to no, traffic. Or days writing a mega article that fails to hold readers' attention.

5 Lessons for Creatives From David Bowie's Remarkably Imaginative and Prolific Journey

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.

What It Felt Like Interviewing a Youtuber: Jay Guo

Brooke Brunson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Media
Brooke Brunson

As a blogger, one of the main things that i strive to do is to keep my blog as creative as possible. Besides coming up with creative posts or shar...

Former Political Reporter Writes News-Like Blog for Secretary of State

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political reporter Lynn Bartels left The Denver Post last year for a communications job at the Secretary of State's (SOS) office, it appeared she...

Five Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2016

Courtney Patterson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Courtney Patterson

As a blogger, I'm pretty much up for trying anything to keep my little space interesting as long as it fits my niche and style. Catch words to pay attention to here - almost anything. While I consider myself to be open-minded and willing to experiment with new ideas, I've come across a few blogging trends, five to be exact, that in my opinion, need to die. Like, yesterday.

THE One Thing Your Life is Missing

Greg Narayan | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Greg Narayan

There are a few of you out there who have yet to make a blog. Like the thousands who work 9-9 and barely have time to watch TV and hit the gym before returning to work. In this post I plan to shamelessly convince you to start a blog.

Dear Businesses, Here's Why I'm Avoiding Your Blog

Neal Samudre | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

Businesses need to understand where their content is in the purchase funnel, and how they can leverage their position to truly draw people in.

9 Solid Ways to Repurpose Existing Blog Content Into New Media

Ryan Erskine | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Ryan Erskine

You spent all that hard work on your latest article, so don't stop there! You can't make an impact with your writing if nobody sees it.

Why I Created My Own Life and Career

Amber Rose Monaco | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Amber Rose Monaco

Before I graduated from college, I was offered the most stable job: working for the U.S. government. Lucky, right? All I had to do was start working, not do anything crazy, and I had a retirement set for me.

How to Take Charge of Your Search Engine Rankings With These Evergreen SEO Techniques

Neil Patel | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Search engine optimization has always been a tricky thing, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs. On the one hand, it can be confus...

Filling George Gobel's Shoes

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

One of the funniest lines every delivered on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was in 1969 when four famous men were on the set: Carson, Bob Hope,...

Women's Media Center 2015 Media Awards

Madinah James | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Madinah James

Last fall, the Women's Media Center celebrated a milestone marking it's 10-year anniversary during the 2015 Women's Media Center Awards ceremony hel...

7 Things That Will Make Your Blog Shine in 2016

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations a...

7 Things You MUST Do to Help Your Blog Take Off in 2016

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

When I first started blogging, I had no clue that blogging was hard work. I, like most people started blogging to keep a journal of my conversations and experiences with my kids. As I began to enjoy what I was writing and saw that my audience liked it too, I realized that blogging requires not only that you enjoy writing in your niche, but also requires tremendous focus, discipline and a ton of learning -- just like in any other subject.

Ten Years Blogging LGBTQ Pittsburgh: Happy Blogiversary

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

On December 29 in the year 2005, I had a whim -- why not start a blog about LGBT issues? It would be a fun way to share information about the community, I thought. So my website guy got me started on the blogware platform and I was off. I was 35 and antsy.

2 Sentenced To Death In Bangladesh For Killing Blogger

Associated Press | Gabriel Arana | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced two people to death and six others to prison for killing an atheist blogger in 2013...

Confessions of a Blogger

Amber Hill | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Amber Hill

Every time you like something we post, you comment on an article, or you share what we have published, it makes everything we do all worth it! We read every message you send us, every word you type, and like we receive.