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What Is Steemit and Why Should You Care?

February 10, 2018 // 2 Comments

Steemit is a new and fast-growing blogging platform launched in March 2016. It had some hiccups along the way and some opposition, but all-in-all it built the traction which led to an exponential growth in users and activity. Steemit has the advantage of being built on the revolutionary technology called blockchain. You may or may not know what a blockchain really is, like it or not, but trust me when I say it will be one of the technologies that will reshape the future (along with AI). Steemit is built on the STEEM blockchain, and, as I mentioned before, it is a blogging platform. On the same blockchain there are however other sites that are oriented toward different areas: video live broadcasting social media (Instagram style) forums memes more Which makes the STEEM blockchain suitable for different types of content. Now, let’s get back to Steemit. If you are in online business, at some point you want to monetize your social media account, your blog, your video channel etc. Until now that only worked by placing ads on your blog, or being compensating for promoting a certain product to your audience (mostly if you have an engaged and sizable audience). With Steemit (and other sites on the STEEM blockchain), things are different. Everyone earns, even if you have zero audience. Why? Because good comments and replies get upvotes, and those translate into money. Of course, if you write great content, build a following and relationships, you will earn more, because authors earn a good share for their contribution. Interestingly, you don’t get hundred of spam comments, because spammers quickly get downvoted until their reputation becomes so low that they are no longer showed by the system. Another important distinction: since all the sites using the same blockchain, the same information […]

subject to pick when you're out of ideas

What Subject to Pick When You’re Out of Fresh Ideas?

November 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

As a blogger or email marketer you can sometimes feel you have nothing else to say and you have exhausted every possible idea and can’t find any subject to pick for the next post or email. Of course this is not true and I write this post to offer some suggestions what to do if this happens to you. 1. Ask Your Audience Ask your audience what they would like to know more about. I sometimes ask my subscribers about topics or directions they want to be approached more on Adrian’s Hub. I also had set up a PTD offer which I promote every once in a while asking people what problem do they face earning money online. For this simple answer in a few words, there is a small reward on Adrian’s Hub, and the information gathered can be used to find the next subject to pick or even influence development plans. 2. Write about an Evergreen Topic An example of an evergreen topic is building your own list. The advantage of writing about building your own list is it doesn’t go out of style and it is as important today as it was five years ago and just as it will be five years into the future. The downside is an evergreen topic will rarely create huge waves and massive instant interest. 3. Write about a Trendy Topic If it’s properly advertised, this will create huge waves right away. With rare exceptions though, it will soon be forgotten when the topic will no longer be trendy. It may have a short term impact, and can be more powerful in emails. But blog posts written with trends in mind often have a short term relevance and that’s pretty much against the purpose of a blog post, which should create […]

7 Simple Maintenannce Tips for Your Wordpress Blog

7 Simple Maintenance Tips For Your WordPress Blog

November 11, 2017 // 2 Comments

A fresh copy of a WordPress blog works so smoothly it seems it’s about to take off. Especially if you are already used to your own blog you have for months or maybe even years. Over time a WordPress blog grows bigger and becomes cluttered, which will slow it down. However, regular maintenance will keep your aged blog in a good condition. Here are 7 simple maintenance tips to keep your blog “in shape”: 1. Backup Regularly and Keep More Than One Version Recommended: Daily and Weekly. Unexpected and bad things happen when you have your own site. This is not a vague possibility, it’s a certainty growing stronger the longer you stay “in business”. Even if you have a tiny blog and you only post once a month, more or less. Since I have Adrian’s Hub from 2014, I changed three web hosting providers and was forced to use my backups more than once. So, having regular backups is not optional, not a matter of preference, but the first safety and maintenance tip you should implement. You should have daily backups if your hosting allows the option from cPanel (or using another tool for such a job). But that’s not enough. Let’s suppose your site gets corrupted and you only notice the day after it happens. Your daily backup will contain the corrupted version of the site, which is not useful to you. That’s why you should also make weekly backups. I don’t recommend that you keep these backups on the server for two reasons: you can lose access to the backup if the server fails or gets hacked, and the second less important, it takes up space. If you lose access to the server, you may or may not recover your backup, depending on your hosting provider, but […]

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