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The Best Blogging Advice

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I pretty regularly perform searches for things related to blogging and entrepreneurship. I do it because I usually end up learning something new, but also because it helps motivate me. Whenever I feel like procrastinating or delaying my writing or content creation , I look for things (often blogger success stories ) which help me keep my larger vision of running a blog with a large readership in mind. I was doing that sort of motivational searching today and found a few great videos that share some great advice to bloggers about how to grow and find success. I started my search in YouTube for Yaro Starak. Yaro Starak on Creating Pillar Content Yaro Starak is an online entrepreneur and blogger who helped a lot of other bloggers get their start by teaching them how blogging and monetizing a blog can work through his "Blog Profits Blueprint". That Blog Profits Blueprint is a free e-book that he gives away in exchange for joining his email list. I mostly know ab

Geothermal Energy is the Renewable Energy Answer

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The world runs on energy.  Without a steady supply of ready-to-use energy, the world would fall apart very quickly.  The progress humanity has achieved and the abundance and standard of living we’ve become used to is possible because of available energy. When we discovered fossil fuels and the many sorts of products that could be distilled from crude oil, we had found our cheap and abundant energy source which would power invention, innovation, and industrialization.  Fossil fuels have been abundant and cheap and therefore have been factored into the use of anything whose priorities have been widespread adoption, mobility, and cost-efficiency. Most notably, fossil fuels are heavily used in the production of electricity and in powering transportation in the form of cars and trucks. Fossil fuels have a major downside, though. They aren’t renewable. When we’ve used all there is, there won’t be anymore coming around. If one totally ignores or sets aside the entire iss

What Is the Purpose of a Blog Post?

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When people are new to blogging and they are trying to research what makes a good blog post or how to improve their blog’s performance measures through their content, a certain type of advice comes up almost every time. “Write the BEST content on your article’s topic.” “Make your article better than every other article on the web.” “Make your post the definitive, most detailed resource available.” “If someone finds your article, they shouldn’t need to look for any other information anywhere else because your post will be so complete that they will have learned all they need to learn about the subject.” This is a wildly intimidating goal to set for your content, and unfortunately, while the intention of setting a lofty goal is that you will end up achieving better results for it, what most often happens is that you will develop a fear of failure and that will prevent you from even starting. Which is the worst possible outcome. Even a failure that gets finishe

How Many Blog Posts Do You Need to Rank in Google?

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The question of how many blog posts or articles a blog needs to have posted before they begin to see any real traffic or first page rankings in Google is a really common question, especially among new bloggers or people who are considering starting a blog.  This is pretty reasonable because a person who is new to blogging has not tried all that many blogging related activities to find success, so they haven’t seen any success or results, and they are wondering if things will improve or if they have been wasting their time.  For the person who is considering starting a blog, they might have read other articles and blogs about “How To Make Money Online Through Blogging”, but wonder if it is all false hype or if it is truly possible, and what it might take in order to achieve any real success. And even if it is possible on the whole, what sorts of blogging activities are most effective in producing measurable, useful results? For as reasonable as this query is, and as many p

Why Dave’s Killer Bread is my Favorite Bread

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When I was growing up my family only ate white bread. The cheapest kind of white bread we could find.  I didn’t feel shorted or disappointed in this choice of bread, partly because it was all I’d ever known bread to be, and also because white bread is genuinely pretty tasty. The white bread toasts well and is great for making sandwiches. I loved my bread and I had no motivation to seek or try other types of bread. When I started living with my wife, she taught me that white bread is not very healthy and that the bakers who make it remove basically all beneficial parts of the underlying grain when they make it. She insisted that we buy and eat only healthy bread. That would be some kind of multigrain bread.  Most bread is made from wheat, which is ground to make the flour which is combined with other ingredients to make dough. The wheat naturally has a very starchy part and a fibrous part, and with white bread the fibrous part is filtered out, leaving only the starchy par

How to Use Wikipedia Citations in Research Papers

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Research papers are a staple project in almost every level of academics. Research papers are a great learning exercise because it is less structured than a fill-in-the-blank or multiple-choice type of homework and because it requires deep immersion and self-navigation of a topic.  The topic of the paper may be assigned by the teacher or may be chosen by the student, but other than the topic choice and the style of reference citation, the direction of the paper is often decided by the student.  In order to write a good paper that will achieve its purpose and earn a good grade, the student must read lots of articles and documents, many source materials, and learn a lot about the subject. Once a broad understanding of the topic is gained, an outline of the final paper may be drafted that can help direct further research into specific aspects of the broader topic.  From that point, it is important to read even more about the subject, and to keep track of quotations and