This guest post was written by Nicholas Cardot from sitesketch101.com.
Imagine with me for a moment that an individual decides to create a blog on the topic of becoming a complete and utter failure at whatever you attempt in life. After a few months, or perhaps a year, this blog becomes wildly popular. This failure blog has tens of thousands of readers, hundreds of thousands in revenue, and more social media fans and followers than can be counted. Was this blog a raging success or a monumental failure for not accomplishing the very thing it set out to teach?
Although some in the world of art can get away with flinging paint at their canvas in random splotches, working toward success in the world of online business requires a bit more planning and work. Enter the three pillars, or the ABC’s, of online business: amazing content, brilliant design, and commanding influence. These principles provide a sweeping framework that will guide you as you plan and execute your online activities.
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Our trusty old pal Google Reader’s July 1st demise is ever upon us. While many are in mourning, to be honest, I was never really a huge Google Reader fan to begin with. Did I just lose points on my geek card? In fact, I preferred to receive many of my RSS feeds by email (gasp!). That is, until the tech world was shaken by the news of Google Reader’s impending death, and I started looking at other options.
Enter stage right, Feedly
. Did you hear the angels singing? I’m in love. I love Feedly on my PC. I love Feedly on my Mac. I love Feedly on my phone. I love Feedly on my iPad. I love Feedly while taking long walks along the beach…well, maybe that was taking it a little too far.
Why do I love Feedly so much? The visual interface. For some reason it’s not as daunting and sterile as the long list of blog post titles staring me in the face in my Google Reader. I like the pretty pictures and it looks pretty across all of my devices. I find that I actually check my RSS feed more often now. … Continue Reading