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Creating Social Media Images with Google Slides

Yup. Google Slides. It’s free to use, everything gets saved in Google Drive, and there are handy features built in that make it a perfect fit for quickly crafting social media images.

I don’t drive, but I’m not deprived.

I’m not a driver, but people assume I am. I totally get it. I’m a healthy, able-bodied, 28-year-old male living in North America. Kids from around these parts learn to drive when they’re…

I believe great writers are made, not born, so even if you’re not a natural at writing, you can get better. You can be good. The trick is to do as much writing as you possibly can. Take on writing projects. Ask for writing projects. If you dread or fear writing, the advice I am giving you can be hard to take, but the only way to get better at writing is to do lots of it.

Source: How to write great emails in the age of social service | Relate by Zendesk

We need to try building things. Probably, at first, bad things. But the lessons learned while building those “bad” projects point the way to the better version that comes next. Together we can shuffle toward a better way, taking steps forward, back, and sometimes sideways. But history tells us that we do get there.

Source: The Future of the Web · An A List Apart Article

My ad­vice to those of you who are still look­ing for an idea is to solve a prob­lem that you your­self have. Then you’ll know it’s some­thing at least one per­son re­ally wants. And when you’re part of the tar­get mar­ket, you’ll have in­sights about it that you wouldn’t oth­er­wise.

Source: Jessica Livingston’s Pretty Complete List on How Not to Fail · The Macro

Not to mention that you’ll be far more motivated to make it work. 🙂

A commonplace book is a central resource or depository for ideas, quotes, anecdotes, observations and information you come across during your life and didactic pursuits. The purpose of the book is to record and organize these gems for later use in your life, in your business, in your writing, speaking or whatever it is that you do.

Source: How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | Thought Catalog

Personal blogs are a great contemporary successor to the commonplace book, especially for capturing and sharing ideas and content that you find around the web.

Speaking at a WordCamp? Write a post before you present.

Write a post in advance of your WordCamp presentation. It gives the audience a follow-up resource, sends direct traffic to your site, and has long-term SEO value. Best of all? You won’t have…

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