With age, one is promised that wisdom comes But in my case, this last couple of weeks has delivered a dose of inescapable reality. Wisdom perhaps may have arrived, well possibly; but it’s hard to know, as I am having trouble confirming the fact. Either, in fact, or in writing. Let me explain. I received two books from friends in the last fortnight, and of course, I looked forward to reading both of them. However, when I opened the books and thumbed through the first few pages, the reality of what is exchanged for the gift of potential wisdom suddenly hit me, as my heart sank in disappointment. Both books were printed in
How do you connect with blog readers? When I started blogging, the only route to gaining readers for a blog was by encouraging visitors to subscribe. Either by RSS feed or by email. The logic was simply that the more subscribers you had, the more readers you had. While this is still popular with many blog readers who like to follow every post, there are so many alternatives available to attract readers that subscriptions are now only a small percentage of my readership. It had been some time since I checked the traffic sources statistics for my blog and I was staggered at the change. Less than a year ago,
More Really Stupid Book Titles In the literary world, there are some book titles that really make on wonder what was going on in the editor’s brain that day. I recently posted some of the worst. Well, I thought I had, until I noticed that I had some that didn’t make the first cut due to a lack of space. That they didn’t make the first cut may tell you how bad they were. But instead of just deleting them, I thought, what the heck, go for it! So here we go with part two of the very worst book titles.
Does Twitter automation work? As a long time user of Twitter, I have been around the block and back many times and have tried automation in a number of forms. Some successful, some moderately successful, and some abject failures. For those newer to the platform, automation is a tempting alternative to spending hours building a sizeable following and adding content to a Twitter stream. While there are many ways to automate your Twitter account or accounts, Tweet Adder is probably the most known software available. Either by coincidence or planning, I’ve read a number of blog posts very recently by authors espousing the virtues of this program and have to