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Writing never gets easier

Writing for a living seems like a dream job to anyone who isn't one. No clock to punch, pants are seldom required and no boss asking about TPS reports. Professional writers scoff at this. Sure, their "office" may not be in a…
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At scale, everything breaks.

I don't fancy myself a developer or a sysadmin. I pay people far more talented than me to wear those titles. However I do consider myself a steadfast hacker, CEO, customer support agent, biz dev, janitor, bookeeper....etc... Entrepreneur. Our managed WordPress hosting…
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Write Like An Expert In Three Easy Steps

There is no more ubiquitous display of contempt AND admiration than labeling someone an expert. If you are someone who's been promoted as an expert in a certain field, my condolences. The admiration from those who need your services and disdain by…
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Why aren’t more people reading your blog?

Not every blogger is good enough to write for a living. Hell, blogging doesn't require a ton of writing skill, as it's often used as a platform for promotion, education and connecting, rather than as an writing outlet. To those non-writer bloggers…
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Riddle me this – who cares what you write?

Write what you know. Write what your audience needs to hear. Write something helpful. Write about what happened. Write about stuff no one else knows. [caption id="attachment_2837" align="alignright" width="300"] Copyright Gaping Void. Used because it's awesome.[/caption] This is all great advice, but…
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Read This Before Our Next Meeting – Al Pittampalli

Corporate types will tell you meetings are a necessary evil. Solo freelancers will tell you meetings are cancerous. Al Pittampalli will tell you that we have too many meetings and far too many bad meetings. While technology has certainly helped reduce the…
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Better Writing By Reading

Writing is a glamour profession, right? The endless parties, the traveling and the fancy cars all writers have access to allow us to write fantastic pieces that inspire and delight. What, you thought writers make up everything? Okay, I'm lying. Most writers…
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Stay Writing, My Friends

Of all the questions writers, marketers and communicators get from people just starting a blog or trying to maintain one ask, there's one that stands out above all others. It's a fairly obvious question, so obvious you'd think people would be able…
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Own Your Content

Social networks like Facebook and Google+, along with free blogs like Blogger, Tumblr and Posterous are deceptive ways to share posts. They have built-in audiences, are easy to set up because of a lack of real options and let you share posts…
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Pagely by the numbers: Theme usage. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Editor's Note: This post is from our archives, and not all content is still relevant. For a fresh look at our company & tech, we recommend these sections: Our Managed WordPress Hosting Service Articles on WordPress for Business Industry-specific Hosting Solutions Data…
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