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Your Comment System Is Killing Your Discussions And Community Building Efforts

by in Lifestyle on Jun 2nd, 2014
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There once was a time when no comment system existed. You’d just go to a site, read the post, and leave your Name, E-mail, and URL address (optional) to leave a comment. If your browser was smart enough, it would remember all your details so you could go directly into leaving another comment instead of […]

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Fine Tune Your Blog For Maximum Results

by in Lifestyle on Nov 29th, 2013
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Fine tune your blog: missions and writing styles Author’s bio: Maria Nedeva is the blogger behind The Money Principle: a personal finance blog that will ‘make your head hurt and your wallet sing’. There she writes about money management, wealth and the changing rules of money.  There is no point beating around the bush: we […]

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How To Write The Whale Post

by in Lifestyle on Nov 17th, 2011
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One of the reasons why public writing is so addicting is because there’s a chance somebody important out there might read what you’re writing and highlight it to somebody else important.  Your traffic starts to surge and your site might even crash due to server overload.  If this happens, congratulations!  You have found your Whale […]

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Does PageRank Still Matter? It Sure Seems Like It Doesn’t

by in Lifestyle on Jul 29th, 2014
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The other day I was having a conversation with a tennis buddy of mine whose wife has a fitness blog. Her site receives about 30,000 pageviews a months. Not too shabby at all. I mentioned I do some blogging too, and he asked me the address for my blog and I told him Financial Samurai. […]

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How To Make Good Money Freelance Writing

by in Lifestyle on Jul 21st, 2014
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Since January 2014 I’ve been in charge of building out a corporate blog as part of my part-time consulting duties. It’s been a good challenge that has effectively lowered marketing costs for the company, improved the company’s authority, and allowed the company to tell their story the way they want. So far so good. Instead […]

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When Is Enough, Enough In The Online World?

by in Lifestyle on Jul 6th, 2014
When is enough enough?

For five years in a row I’ve been posting on average 3-4 times a week. I just went with this posting schedule frequency because that’s what I had in me. But as I get older, I’m beginning to lose a little steam in my enthusiasm for writing a lot as frequently. Search engine traffic makes […]

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Smart Couponing: How to Maximize Your Savings on Amazon

by in Personal Finance on Jun 30th, 2014
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Coupons. The very word conjures up mental images of being stuck in line behind an elderly lady rifling through her purse for an eternity to save 2¢ on a package of gum. Fortunately for all of us, thanks to the global superstore of the future, the Internet, today’s shopping experience is far quicker and more […]

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The Best Job For Bloggers Today

by in Lifestyle on Jun 23rd, 2014
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One of the fears many people from many different industries have is whether their skills are transferable to another occupation. They say people change jobs on average seven times in their lifetimes. The older I get the more I believe this statistic. Despite getting an MBA and working in finance since 1999, I wasn’t sure […]

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