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9 Ideas to Break Through Blogger's Block

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Consider creating a few writing rituals. Rituals can help you set the mood. They help you turn your writing brain on and everything else off. Great rituals range from a cup of coffee and an outline to meditation or a quick walk around the block.

Are Spas Ignoring the Needs of Ethnic Women?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Increasingly more and more African-American, Hispanic, Asian, biracial and other ethnic women are asking a question prior to booking their facial appointment. The question is, 'Do you have someone who knows how to work with my skin?'

How to Write for an Hour

Christine Deakers | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Christine Deakers

Always follow the rules, whether it's a prompt, iambic pentameter or waiting 30 minutes after you eat. Then, suddenly, don't follow them at all. Break rules as many times without creating a trend.

OTP's 9 Favorite Travel Bloggers of 2013

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

This year, we turned away from analyzing website traffic and rank-o-meters, choosing our travel bloggers on merit alone.

13 Of The Most Viral Queer Blogs Of 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices

A large part of The Huffington Post's inclusive ideology is the site's commitment to acting as a platform for thousands of bloggers to voice their opi...

Don't Miss The Best Blogs Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

The spiritual wisdom and religious insights of the bloggers from all faith backgrounds at HuffPost Religion continued to provide the life's blood of t...

Get Your Blog On! The Important Role Blogging Plays in Business Development

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Blogging can help market your business, since blog posts can be shared across multiple social networks. If others find your blog post helpful, your post just might get a whole lot of eyeballs on it.

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats to Help You Reach More Followers

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

In case you're in the same boat with me, I gathered up some really interesting Twitter stats that can help you improve the way you reach your followers.

Relief and Safety for the Sufferers of Many Kinds of Pain

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Alissa Fleck

In addition to not knowing -- and, at some points, not caring -- whether she'd live or die, Hammett was left feeling completely isolated by her condition.

19 Tips to Keep Your Writing Career in High Gear

Tom Lowery | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Anyone who's a writer will tell you it does have advantages but can be tough. For many, the challenges are nearly insurmountable. Whether an author of books, articles or a blog, the best of us embrace those challenges and allow them to shape us.

Jungle Beat: Alice's Fantasy and Tragedy

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Alice hung herself today. I didn't know her well -- in fact, I met her just once, at her home on Mango Grove Road in Hawaii. But her story moved me.

Why Choosing the Best Web Hosting Is Crucial for Your Business

Syed Balkhi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

While most business owners see the value of creating awesome content, the importance of selecting a good web host often takes a back seat.

On the Death of Journalism -- and of My Career at the Independent Newspaper

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media
Christina Patterson

Like most journalists, I want to think, and I want to write. Sure, we can write books, but most writers can't earn a living any more by writing books. We're meant to be blogging. We're meant, in other words, to be giving the thing we used to be paid for away, in the ether, for free.

These Parents Save HOW Much With Coupons?!

Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

Living on a budget is tough enough on your own, but when you add in a spouse, children, pets and home expenses, it can seem impossible. Now more th...

Where You Live Might Change Your Writing Career

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Writers and other publishing types love to give new writers advice about how to be successful. But there's one subject they never mention: location.

Social Media: Obstacle to Friendship/Love

Michael Solis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Technology
Michael Solis

Friendships aren't the only relationships affected negatively by social media. I recently went on a date with a partner of several months who started quizzing me -- not about history or politics, but about his blog.

How to Audit Your Online Presence

Simone Collins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

Auditing your online presence every three to four months, then tweaking a handful of profiles and posts as needed, requires no more than some organized strategizing and simple Google searches.

10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog

Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich It's less about fame and fortune than creating a living legacy This article originally appeared on G...

The Washington Post Buy: Why We Need Jeff Bezos to Save Journalism

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Viviana Hurtado

Mr. Bezos' embrace of invention, his almost neurotic attention to detail, his patience and investment in the long view, give the Washington Post and the industry the best shot at relevancy and survival.

Are You Running a Blog or a Business?

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 10.02.2013 | Taste
Sucheta Rawal

Some bloggers contribute to magazines, write books or restaurant guides, teach cooking classes and even become a local authority on food. A few lucky ones are able to get a job in a related field. But the bitter truth is 75% of food bloggers do not make any money from their blogs.

A Bogus -- and a Good -- List of "Best" Financial Sites

Dan Solin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

There are financial sites and financial journalists that add value to investors. The information they disseminate is based on sound, academically-based data. Here are some of my personal favorites (in no particular order).

Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

#Mompreneurs: Branding Yourself for Business

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Rene Syler is the perfect example of someone who had success on national television and was fired, hit rock bottom trying to stay in an industry that just didn't fit anymore and then created her own career built around her own unique brand online.

10 Romantic Tumblrs We Hope Don't Change

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
HowAboutWe

With the news that Tumblr has been acquired by Yahoo!, Tumblr users have been worried about whether or not the deal will change the nature of the site. While we don't know what the future holds for Tumblr, we've pulled a few of our favorites that we hope don't ever change.

5 Secrets to Writing Memorable Blog Posts

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

Blogging in 2013 is more competitive than ever before. Is it still worth the effort? The answer is yes! If you consistently create memorable blog post...