Three Useful Resources to Learn SEO from Scratch

When a workmate mentioned “SEO” to me, I Googled the term and found out that the acronym stands for Search Engine Optimization. I have not the least idea about what SEO means. Although I’m no SEO expert, I’ve come to learn that it is an important factor for a blogger, webmaster, or internet marketer’s success. … Continue reading


Sixteen Success Tips for the Online Freelancer

A lot of people welcome the idea of being a freelance contractor so they can work from home, do a job they love, or to earn more.  Would you like to be an online freelancer?  If yes,  here are sixteen success tips for you: I have moved this article to my former blog, Kindly … Continue reading

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Four Websites That Pay You To Blog

In a previous post, I wrote about the three reasons why I blog and mentioned that it’s one way to earn extra money. Today, I’m going to share with you four websites that pay you to blog. I personally signed up with these sites and have been a member since I launched The Shopbug, in 2007. How much … Continue reading

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Are You A Redundant Writer?

Redundancy: a : superfluous repetition : prolixity b : an act or instance of needless repetition the part of a message that can be eliminated without loss of essential information — Merriam-Webster Dictionary When I started writing, one of my biggest writing mistakes was redundancy. Examples of redundant phrases  I’ve been guilty of using were: … Continue reading

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Active Voice vs Passive Voice – Who Wins the Battle?

Professional writers recommend the active style of writing unless you have a very good reason for using the passive voice. Which should you use? I have moved this article to my former blog, Kindly please click on the link to read the rest of this post.

Writer: Use Adverbs With Caution!

I am dead to adverbs; they cannot excite me. To misplace an adverb is a thing which I am able to do with frozen indifference; it can never give me a pang. … –and this adverb plague is one of them. … Yes, there are things which we cannot learn, and there is no use … Continue reading

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Why I Started Blogging and Why Should Too!

If you are passionate about something, then you should definitely start blogging! Personally, I blog for three reasons: 1. I enjoy it. 2.  It strengthens my writing. 3. It’s a good way to earn extra money. (Mind you, some people really make a living out of blogging!) Should you start your own blog too? Why … Continue reading

Basic HTML Tags Every Blogger Must Know

If you want to create your own website or blog, learning basic HTML is an advantage. Why you should learn HTML? Which basic HTML tags do you need to know?  And how can you use these to enhance your writing online? Why Learn HTML HTML or HyperText Markup Language is the primary code used in … Continue reading

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Practical Tips On Editing Your Own Writing

Every writer has the responsibility to make sure that their work is free from errors. This is true whether you are writing content for your own website or writing articles for a client. Nothing is worse than an article with typographical errors and misspelled words.  And if the grammar is wrong, the piece itself loses … Continue reading

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An Interview with Photographer: Scott Hargis

Scott Hargis is a freelance photographer, who is based in the San Francisco Bay area. He specializes in Interiors and Architecture and is a member of the International Association of Architectural Photographers. Scott also teaches workshops throughout the United States and his work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading