Oh boy, we (bloggers) have overcomplicated things. Watch this video originally shared by Matt Mullenweg for a refreshed perspective. I think it’s time we simplify things again and get back to our original intentions. Yes?
An update to some of the newer guidelines for bloggers as per Google guidelines. The focus is on trustworthiness and transparency. Also a quote from Kevin Spacey about content is included. By Amanda Ricks
In the spring of 2014, I started my first solo blog, and I named it Surprising and Powerful Lives. My first post was about people’s different appetites and how activity could affect your appetite throughout the day. It was awful. I diligently continued to write more posts and a few kind hearted people read them …
Find out the easiest and most important tips for setting up a successful blog or website. Theme, colour, and layout options are explained. By Amanda Ricks via surprisinglives.net
When you venture onto Social Media, it can often be intimidating, especially if it’s new or you have a few different accounts to manage. There is a lot to learn about each network’s do’s and don ‘ts. But knowledge is power, as they say, so with that in mind, I wanted to share some great …
This was one of the first headers I used for this site back when it was a blog called Surprising and powerful Lives! Surprising Lives has undergone quite a few changes in 2016. Some of these changes may have left a few regular readers confused, and others possibly annoyed. My deepest apologies. I would like to …
Did you know that there is an astonishingly grotesque amount of top YET CONFLICTING SEO and Website Mangement information? There are no actual, hands-on help, just planet destroying quantities of information. Read this humorous blogging story.
An examination and personal interpretation of Jeff Goin”s advice to find your voice. The author explains and looks at how this advice has affected her life. By Amanda Ricks @surprisinglives.net
This post is currently being updated to provide the most current information. Thanks for your patience. A specific and clear description of what creative commons means and what all of the different attribution requirements are. Great information that every kind of blogger and person on social media needs to pay attention too.
Tags and categories can be easily confused and used incorrectly. If not used properly it can result in being dropped from the WordPress reader and even search engine results. Here is an infographic created by Amanda Ricks which outlines the basics of tag use in a clear and concise manner .
An original Infographic explaining and laying out the top tips to creating a post targeted to receive top views, likes and shares. Created and written by Amanda Ricks
An extensive explanation of what actually constitutes Content Marketing. Written in straight forward language for everyone to understand. Resources include The Marketing Institute, Seth Godin, Robert Caruso, Brafton, Robert McGuire, Neil Patel, Jay Baer, Copyblogger, and Socially Sorted’s Donna Moritz . By Amanda Ricks Re-edited from an original article of March 3. 2016