Getting close to my 500th post is exciting. This is number 497!
This week’s roundup has something for everyone from serious to humor. I hope you will find time to read and comment here on just one!
Introvert Inspirer Blog Roundup: blogging mistakes, websites to make you smarter, Pope Francis
5 Blogging Mistakes That Make Your Readers Switch Off
If you’re blogging for your business, you probably already know the stats.
B2B marketers who blog receive 67% more leads than those who don’t. Marketers who prioritise blogging are 13x more likely to see positive ROI. Businesses who blog receive 97% more links to their website.
But you know all that. You know that there are a million reasons why blogging can be extremely beneficial to your business.
However, you also probably know that every time you post one of your thoughtful, insightful, carefully crafted blog posts, a million other bloggers are doing the exact same thing. (That’s not an exaggeration, by the way. In 2014, there were 1.5 million posts on WordPress every single day.)
That knowledge can be disheartening – after all, with so much blog content being pumped out every day, how do you make sure the content you’re putting out there stands out from the rest?
Note: With so many new blogs entering the world wide web scene, it’s going to be important to switch ON our readers.
Facebook Enters Blogging Market with Redesigned Notes Section
Revamped Notes section actually looks like a blog this time
Facebook has started rolling out a redesign of its Notes feature which allows users to share small texts with their friends, outside of their Facebook timeline.
The Notes feature was introduced on August 22, 2006, and from the beginning it was advertised as a blogging system, even if it looked nothing of the sort.
As time went by, Facebook added support for tags and embedded images, and it also allowed users to import their blog content from sites like LiveJournal, Blogger, Xanga, and a few others (a feature which they dropped around a year ago).
Facebook Notes failed to endear itself to users in the past
Despite all this, Facebook Notes failed miserably, not only at becoming popular with users, but even worse, failed at looking like a blog.
Just admit it people. Whenever you visited someone’s Notes section, didn’t you think that someone’s blog entries were regular Facebook posts? You probably did.
With yesterday’s update, Facebook has improved Notes even more, allowing users to add a huge cover photo (banner, header image, hero image, or whatever this feature is called in 2015), format text with headers, insert quotes, and even add bullet lists.
Additionally, the image embedding process has been boosted with the ability to add captions, and even resize photos accordingly, to better fit the content.
17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter
Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?
Note: I already subscribe to a couple of these! WooHoo – go to the head of the class.
This month is International People Skills Month, and even introverts want to celebrate theirs.
Wait, are you thinking (or saying out loud) anything close to “introverts and people skills, hahaha!”
If you are thinking this, then you might miss out on the full potential of your introvert entrepreneurial advantage.
Here are just three introvert people skill truths for your consideration and appreciation.
Note: This post has 204+ total shares. It’s one of my monthly guest posts with sheownsit.com
Life and Laughs
Tiny Toddler Gives Impromptu TED Talk on World Peace, Being Nice
Meet the world’s youngest marriage counselor.
A very passionate little girl made an adorable plea with her parents “to be friends” in a video that has gone viral.
After a heated fight with her ex-husband over a shoe rack, Cherish Sherry’s 6-year-old daughter, Tiana sat her down for a long overdue talk.
Dressed in Barbie-pink pajamas, Tiana makes a compelling argument for her parents to get along.
Note: Incredibly smart 6 year old.
POPE FRANCIS MEETS BABY POPE ON PAPAL PARADE
Daniel Madden has quite a story to tell and so will his daughter when she learns how to talk.
Madden tells 6abc Action News he was at the papal parade Saturday on the Ben Franklin Parkway with his wife Dana and baby daughter Quinn — who just so happened to be dressed like the pope.
As Pope Francis rounded a corner in his Popemobile, he chuckled when he saw 4-month-old Quinn.