Posts by Tyler Hurst

Show Your Work By Austin Kleon

In Steal Like An Artist, creative Austin Kleon gave his industry permission to steal. In Everything Is A Remix, Kirby Ferguson told us that all art is derivative of what came before it. "It comes down to trying to expose yourself to…
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Why Most Bloggers Fail

Most bloggers start with the best of intentions. We buy domains, set up hosting, customize layouts and start posting. And then we look at our page views. Then we look at our page views again. And again. If we're lucky, we have…
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Favorite WordPress Plugins

We all have a few, from SEO checkers to cache functionality and Like/Share buttons to WWSGD. Plugins, used to add functionality to a WordPress install without substantially changing the existing setup or programming much of anything yourself, are a great way for…
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Let’s Talk Best WordPress Blog Hosting

Everyone can have a blog. No, really, there can be space for everyone in the world to have their own little corner of the Internet, with some variation or a word or phrase they like, and they can make that site look…
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Hosting Your Own Blog: The Upsides

The beauty of publishing on the internet is that it's so easy, nearly everyone can do it. With a plethora of free options out there, from Tumblr to WordPress.com and Blogspot to YouTube, getting your words/images/video/audio out there can be extremely beneficial…
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Blog Like A Journalist

Many bloggers will say that writing like a journalist is hard. Saddled with "fact checking" or "multiple sources", journalists, or at least they used to, tend to be trusted more than most people writing online. While that distinction has blurred over the…
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What Every Blogger Should Know

For the sake of a long, drawn out argument, let's say a blogger is defined as a person who publishes content somewhat regularly at a dedicated URL (name.wordpress.com counts) using some kind of blogging software. Some of these people are mommy bloggers,…
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Working From Home Needn’t Mean Working Alone

Not everyone enjoys working in an office — even a shared co-work or collaborative workspace. While plenty of remote workers have found great success in doing such, plenty freelancer, work-from-home types just don't want to have to deal with driving or biking…
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Living The Freelance Writer Life

To outsiders, the freelance writer life is one of long morning workouts, daytime TV watching, never having to wear anything except pajamas, and no bosses to contend with. Also, because of a variety of clients, outsiders may also think the work never…
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Did GMail Tabs Work For Content Marketers?

Something good has happened on the internet. While the initial outcry was mighty, Gmail's change to a (semi) permanently tabbed inbox has seemingly improved engagement rates for newsletters and other such marketing content. While open rates themselves are down, full reads and…
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