Blogging is Dumb, Here’s Why

More than once I have been advised that the way to have a popular blog is to narrow the focus, and craft your writing for a more immediate takeaway.

This is true. Mostly.

People are drawn to read something by the promise of what’s in it for them. People share with their friends because they believe it will be of benefit to them.

That might be to make them laugh. Sometimes it’s to make them think but usually? It’s to inform them.

What’s so wrong with that? Informative is but one style of writing. While I can accept that blogging is a different practice than writing, I cannot so easily toss out so many other great styles and approaches.

Many …

500 Startups Infographic

500 Startups is a well-known early-stage seed fund and incubator/accelerator program that focuses on consumer and small- and medium-sized online startups. 500 Startups was founded in April 2010 by Dave McClure with 5 other people and is located in Mountain View, California, United States.

This handy infographic summarizes their activities.
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500 startups invests mostly in the internet businesses, rightly so.
The Internet is a great resource for students, and offers a wide
range of helpful websites that can provide you with study aid material to help broaden your learning for a whole range of subjects from chemistry through to foreign languages.

You can also take many courses online these days, which give you the opportunity to work from home …

6 Weak Leadership Styles and 6 Antidotes for Positive Outcomes

In part 1 and 2 of this series we collectively looked at the Incompetent, Know it All, Intimidating, and the Unorganized weak leadership styles.

5. The “Micro-Manager” Leader

We all know the Micro-Manager. This is the manager who has to be involved in everything you do.  These leaders are very detailed oriented, take ownership, have solid memories and a strong ability to multi-task. What they don’t get is that their success as a manager is dependent on their ability to empower their team – which to me, is a prime.

“Micro-Managers” lead by holding hands, not by: providing concrete direction, empowerment, and making good decisions.  This is a leadership style that is purely innate, and nearly impossible for one who …

What Is a GED and Why It Is Important

GED certificate is a  designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school getting a credentials that will help them in the future. The  GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General Education Development) was established during WW II to support returning military personnel with becoming educated and get better employment possibilities.

Preparation is very important, check some websites to find locations close to you where GED prep classes are offered. This website uses a geolocation technology that finds GED schools near you. You just need to click on “GED classes near me” and the website will …

What Are The Best Ways to Prepare for Job Hunting

Job hunting is not so easy in the present economic scenario. You could search the job in any place but the fact is the job you want has become a difficult industry which converts the job hunter to stand out above the rest. If you want to land into the job that you dream then you have to gear up the best resume and cover letter for the company you are seeking. Now, let’s proceeds to take a close look on the subject of cover letter and resume.job-search-prep

Skills

Writing for cover letter is a part of job seeking and this is not as easy as it has seems to look. In order to get the outplacement you can write …

Communication in the workplace. Difference between upward and downward

The term communication simply means passing of information and ideas to anotherUpward_Communication person. Any type of communication becomes successful when the receiver of the communication completely understands the meaning of the message of the sender. Yet it’s not as simple as it sounds like. Moreover effective workplace communication is the most significant things which are required in every growing business. So, improving communication in the workplace is significant for the success of any business. I have seen many examples hugely successful communication solutions implemented  and having well set-up communication is a success or failure factor.

The effective communication in the work place is always important for the smooth functioning of any organization. The superior of the organization must communicate clearly …

Learning How To Take Notes In College

Taking notes during class is an important part of any course. Whether the instructor writes everything down on the board or does no writing at all, you should be jotting down notes as you go. A lot of times we take notes that really don’t explain anything. Just about everyone has gone to their notebook to study for a test and found that the notes they took are disjoint or just don’t help to explain the material. Many times you understand something during class and jot down a quick note but by the time you go back to study you forget the details.

Split page note taking is a technique that allows you to take two different sets of notes …

How to Increase your own productivity

I run a blog about a blog, and it keeps me really busy so I often hear my friends saying  that there’s not enough time available to do everything they truly want to do: to start that dream project, to get a better degree, to research possibility of changing a job. If I said to them: “You can have that, but you need to stop reading feeds and outsource comment moderation,” most people would respond: “It’s not that simple.”

But it is. If you can eliminate three hours of the inessential from your week, and doing your dream takes three hours a week, you can have it. I’m not suggesting that you do all the below, but I’d like …

Learning a foreign language: Which should I choose?

15008706_s_1Many high schools offer different foreign languages for students to take. Taking a foreign language looks great on college applications (especially if you stick with it), and it’s neat how many different choices high schools can give you, including Spanish, German, French, Punjabi, and even Japanese. Of course each school offers different languages, but usually you at least have a couple of options to pick from.

Currently, Spanish is pushed pretty heavily in schools. The Latino population in America is always on the rise, and so many believe that learning Spanish becomes far more beneficial than other languages. While it’s true that learning Spanish might some more perks, if your heart isn’t set on learning it, then choose another language