The New Year is a great time to take stock of your life, where you’re at, where you (and more importantly God) want to go and what you are doing that you should/shouldn’t be doing. It’s also a great time to level up your life in one way or another. Of course, this motivation is key for your success but there are some handy app tools that can help you out and increase the likelihood of you achieving your resolutions.
Archives for December 2015
Out with the old – in with the new – how about refreshing your WordPress with a new theme from ThemeFuse?
I thought so.
At the end of the year, I will have read around 150 books. What can I say, I simply love reading. It’s not only my preferred method of learning, it’s also my primary way of relaxing.
The advantage of reading so much is that you get a good grasp on what books are good and which are mediocre. That’s because you simply have more to compare to. That being said, ‘liking’ anything is always a matter of personal preference. The simple fact that a book speaks to where you’re at in life may cause it to deeply resonate, while someone else finds it rather ‘mweh’. With fiction, that’s even more the case, which is why I’ve listed non-fiction books only. [Read more…] about My Top 5 Books of 2015
For the longest time I was a strong RSS advocate. I loved the simplicity of the RSS system and the way it allowed me to follow a selection of sites I chose, never missing a thing. When Google Reader went away I started paying for a service (Feed Wrangler since you asked) that would let me track my RSS feeds.
However, in the last month I’ve started cutting down on the distractions and inputs in my life. As part of that I wanted a system where I could dip in and out to find the best news. Not only from sources I specifically choose, but also from popular items other people recommended. Although I knew about Flipboard and how useful many people find it, I decided to give the built in Apple News app a try and really liked it.
The rest of this post is divided into two parts. The first is about the user side of Apple News and the second is about the publisher side of Apple News. If you are looking to publish something (which is a good idea considering this app is now installed on every iPhone running iOS 9 [that’s a lot of devices]) then I recommend you also read the user guide too.
While a small minority of bloggers writes purely for themselves or for pleasure, most bloggers would love to get some social media love for their posts. Yet it keeps surprising me how many posts I encounter that are simply hard to share.
Remember: the more hurdles there are to sharing, the more hoops to jump through, the bigger the chance that somewhere in that process the person sharing it will stop. If you want to create shareable blog posts, you have to make it as easy as possible to share them—and you have to write great content as well, but let’s assume that’s a given for now.
Here are 6 practical things you can do to create a shareable blog post:
You can really increase your productivity and efficiency by learning those commands you find yourself using on a regular basis. The more you know, the faster you get.
I know my email app, WordPress, and Adobe Audition shortcuts fairly well, but when it comes to some of the other Adobe Creative Cloud apps, I could use a little more help (I use the “V” and “T” in Photoshop all the time, but that’s it).
This infographic is just what I need! And I’m sure you’ll get some use out of it too: