Having good-looking graphics is one of the best ways to attract readers to your blog or website. But coming up with professional-quality graphics on your own is easier said than done. Graphic design software is often expensive, complicated, or both, and if you’re already busy working on your blog then … Continue reading »
There’s probably no consensus on what the top 10 video games ever released are but most of us have an inkling based on review sites and word-of-mouth. As for my own yardstick of exceptionally good games, they must either have hugely impacted the development of subsequent titles or that they … Continue reading »
The release of Windows 8 was met with mixed reception; while some liked the new interface, there were others who just preferred its predecessor. Microsoft subsequently released Windows 8.1, which features several improvements, some of which were covered in a post we published recently. And to help you get even … Continue reading »
Freelance writing is a profession that can be as harsh and unforgiving as it is alluring. Even the title, freelance writing, is deceiving. It sounds like a carefree form of creative expression. If there is one thing that almost every new freelance writer learns rather quickly… it is that freelance … Continue reading »
These days, everyone can be a creator. Technology has democratized the creative process, and almost anyone can now sell creative products such as music, photography, videos, eBooks and artwork online. But while online marketplaces will guarantee you a lot of visibility, there’s a lot you have to give up in … Continue reading »
Have you ever pitched a guest post idea to a blog, only to get a polite rejection in return – or worse, no reply at all? It hurts, doesn’t it? Rejection can either embitter you (“But this is an awesome idea! How could those blog owners think otherwise?”), or fill you with self-doubt (“Well, I guess this was a stupid idea after all.”).
Photoshop actions can be a brilliant time-saving tool, especially when one needs to edit and apply the same settings on a huge number of images in quick succession. With Photoshop actions, you can do things like retouching portraits, converting photos to black and white, and dramatically changing the look of … Continue reading »
To develop WordPress locally in our computer, we need a local server with Apache and MySQL installed in our computer. The easiest way to get these is by installing a packaged application, such as WAMP for Windows, and MAMP for OSX. However, installing WordPress within it is less straightforward. First, … Continue reading »
Aside from a nice-looking website with interesting and regularly updated content, SEO is essential to bloggers. While it’s entirely possible to do SEO on your own, due to the complexity of SEO rules to adhere to, it’s probably a lot more efficient to fall back on tools out there that … Continue reading »
At the present time, everyone is hosting a personal or portfolio website to showcase his information on the Web. If you wish to host your own personal website but don’t really have to budget for it, this post is right up your alley. This simple tutorial will show you how … Continue reading »
The technique of mind mapping has actually been around for centuries, but Tony Buzan, a psychology author from the ’70s, was the most recent advocate of mind mapping, explaining that jotting down ideas in a branch-like fashion is much more conducive to the way we automatically skim a page when not conformed to linear note-taking. And it makes sense.
One of the thing that frustrates Windows 8.1 users is the fact that they are not able to search for their files using the Metro inbuilt search features. For some reason, you can only search for files that are available on your desktop and your library, but not anywhere else. … Continue reading »