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Windows 10 Upgrade On My Home Based Business PC

Not looking forward to it.

Seriously.

But…

That is one of the thrills of working from home, being on several learning curves at once. Proper diet and working from home I am certain is a good recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s.

I hesitated for a bit but everything I read said 4GB was plenty on my PCs.  My next incarnation is going to be a 32GB memory monster but I am so busy with other projects right now I cannot put in the time. I like building my own boxes although I am might tempted to just buy one that is DONE.

Wish me luck!

Tim

UPDATE:

Well, I have to say, I am pleased. The interface is different, but I think I am going to like it. I could not for the life of me find Internet Explorer 11 for a couple of reasons.

  1. That Edge is its replacement was something I missed. I tend to be focused on the intricacies of SEO, social media and the price of gold and silver. That being the full plate that it is, I missed out on Internet Explorer being retired in Windows 10.
  2. I am hard headed and don’t like being told what to do and to use. I saw my Google Chrome links on my desktop and did not want to use it.

Then, I did a genius search asking Google ‘What is the best browser for Windows 10?”

I came up with this link, which, not really surprisingly said Chrome was the best. What did surprise me, again, because of my being focused on other things besides the latest fashion hysterics amongst Microsoft Corporation Interface fashionistas was that Internet Explorer came in dead last on nearly every performance test.

Also, this link gives you the option of joining ZD Net and getting a free guide called ‘How To Get The Most Out of Windows 10 File Explorer.

I  mean, wow.

Edge did come in a dragging second, but judging from the way it opens my pages, I frankly hope everyone uses Chrome. I will re-optimize, of course. Thing is, with Chrome, little seems to me needed.

Best Regards,

home based business

Tim Singleton

 

What To Write About In Your Blog

writers-block-37580802What Do I Write About In My Blog?

Not knowing what to write about is a common complaint amongst those who are new to the world of blogging. They may be new to blogging, or maybe not so new.

A couple of general tips on what to avoid going in:

  1. Write about whatever you are interested in.
  2. Just write everyday
  3. SEO is a waste of time.

Write About Your Interests

While it is true you should write about that which interests you, you really should make sure your topics are in the same area. For instance, writing about the best dog house one day  and the best mac and cheese recipe the next is not going to earn you many points with Google.

If you are into gold sales, affiliate marketing and MLM, as I am, then all your posts should be along the lines of those subjects.

Just Write Everyday

Writing everyday is a wonderful goal. Unless you don’t have a job there are going to be nights where your eyes are just so sandy you will not be able to keep your focus long enough to do anything but wake up ever 15 minutes when you head hits the keyboard.

I know. I have literally banged my face on my keyboard trying to blog while exhausted from being at work all day.

A much better approach, seems to me, is to write 3 to 5 good quality posts a week. Put some thought into an article. Do a YouTube video and tie them together with links. Add some relevant photos to the body of the blog.

I really do believe, Facebook notwithstanding, that a little attention to detail, to proper grammar and to interesting content that has some real value to your audience will have huge returns in terms of trust between you and your audience.

People buy from those they trust.

SEO Is A Waste of Time

The folks who say SEO is a waste of time are wrong. Sure, there are a few folks who do not do SEO and have enjoyed a world of success. Learn it and prosper more quickly is all I can say.

Learning Google’s likes and dislikes can do nothing but increase your profitability in a much shorter time frame.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Easy as pie, something you can do to recoup some of your investments in all those courses you have bought and paid for.

Do a scan of you hard drive …let me rephrase that. Do a ‘search’ on your hard drive for all files named *.pdf.

You invested time and probably some time into them. If they were profitable to you in any way, take some time and figure out how it was this material helped you. Determine what it was you learned.

Write a blog and teach others what you have learned. This makes you an expert in eyes of the 99% of folks who do not know what you now know and you are providing them with value in return for them reading your post.

Top Ten Lists

All those motivational and business books you have been reading and collecting? The lion’s share of them have some kind of top five or ten lists on some business related issue. Take that top ten list and turn it into a blog post.

Top Ten Lists Rock for Blog PostsFolks love top ten lists. A list takes a ton of information and condenses it down to a quickly mastered distillation of valuable knowledge.  These lists often give you a road map for discovering things you need to know.

Don’t have so many books or are in a tight? Your public library astonishingly has most of these books on their shelves and that is free. Make a run by your local bookstore to see what is hot and then check with your library. If they don’t have it they can generally get it by inter-library loan in a few days.

If this helps you, please comment and share.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Article Marketing Strategy – Proven Systems Part 2

Ezine@rticles

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

I promised you a free resource that can help you quickly get into the habit of writing good articles from scratch and which gives you skills you can easily adapt to your own blog.

That free resource is Ezine@rticles1.

If you already know about it, but are not using it, then you need to re-evaluate that decision. Backlinks and views from this domain have weight and authority because they are very strict on the articles they accept.

A good, free primer on article creation

Go see how Ezine@rticles forces their authors to structure2 a post. Keep their guidelines in mind when posting to your own blog. The info is free and it will help you become a better writer.

Because you are writing to your own blog, you can also include a call to action in the final paragraph of the post rather than only including it in the resource box along with the author bio. Unless you tell your reader to take action, they will not know to do so.

Read This Now!

Headings should be brief, but indicative of what is to follow. Some folks will be tempted to just skip to the sections which seem most relevant to their search. For this reason each header should be equally well crafted. After all, if it is not relevant or important to what led the reader to your post, why is it in the article?

Make your article headings relevant to the problem your article is trying to address.

You do realize that this is what an article is supposed to do, right? Your article needs to provide enough information to actually be of use to the reader as well as give them a reason to take some action such as getting on your mailing list, signing up for some free ebook or instructional video you have provided or clicking through to your buying page.

The Body of Your Article

Your keyword or keyword phrase should if at all possible be in the first sentence as well as in the core of the text as well as the last sentence. This is not a hard and fast rule because it can make your writing stilted if you adhere to these guidelines at all times and in all articles.

Just keep in mind that the search engines have ways of searching and these guidelines cover what the search engines are looking for. Don’t let this pattern keep you from writing a quality peace, though. Although you are writing to appeal to the main search engines, don’t forget that it is individuals who’re reading your articles.

On some article sites they encourage you to put your call to action and your links in your resource box. If you are writing to your own site or blog, you can use the final paragraph of the article for this, it seems to me.

Appropriate white space, focused, tight paragraphs and bullet lists all make for easy readability.

It is possible to write articles in such a way that they can be spun and distributed to various article sites, but such seems to me to be going the way of the wooly mammoth. With the every growing focus on SAO (Social media Authority Optimization) rather than SEO, I question the wisdom of spreading a hundred thinly rewritten articles linked to the same page.

It just seems to me to beg for a Google Slap.

Rules I violated in this article: It is too long, but sometimes that happens.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Again, if you want to see how to save time on creating articles, click here now.

1 Also, go to http://ezinearticles.com/ and create your Ezine@rticles account now.
2 One of the rules I broke in writing this article was it was WAY too long. Rule of thumb, just over 500 words is the perfect length but sometimes the subject needs more. One hack to overcome that is to split an article in two, as I did here.

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