The other day I was watching “Alex & Emma“, a movie about an author who hires a stenographer to help him write a book in 30 days so that he can pay off his gambling debts and avoid bodily harm. As I’ve been writing more, I began to wonder what similar tactics I might use to increase my productivity. In the past I’ve used Android’s Speech to Text feature to quickly compose texts and I began to wonder whether I could exploit this feature to compose longer blog posts, at what rate, and at what accuracy.
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You may (or may not) know that Google uses inbound links to your site to gauge it’s popularity and relevance. The most popular and relevant content shows up on page one of Google search results, while less popular content is pushed down in the ranks. The other day I was to pondering the possible effect on Google Search rankings of inbound links from social media profiles and I inadvertently set up an experiment when I set up social media profiles for my site and experienced some impressive results.
In February 2014, I set up a simple site as a … Read the rest
As I begin to dip my toes into the blogging world, I wonder what success might look like and what techniques or best practices might be used to get there. I began to think of those blogs that I subscribe to and what insight I might be able to extract and derive from publicly available data. This immediately led me to ponder Pat Flynn at SmartPassiveIncome.com (SPI) as he routinely publishes his income reports. These income reports coupled with his publicly available RSS feed gave me some unique insight into the posting quantity & frequency, effectiveness of different media types … Read the rest