Welcome to today’s Notebook post – a round-up of some useful links from the world of blogs, content and social media in January 2015.
On the Site
First things first, here’s a quick round-up of blogs on the site this month:
2014 in Review – in which I share some of the projects I created and collaborated on in the past year.
Tips for Content Curation – so you know what you’re going to write, photograph and film… but what other value are you adding to your content schedule?
My Top File Sharing & Collaboration Tools – some golden oldies and some highly customisable apps for you to try.
… and here are some links to catch up with if you haven’t already!
Props to The Productivity Pack for making me make an impulsive $60 purchase recently. A few of my favourite paid apps got together to create a deal on 1 year subscriptions to Pocket, Evernote, Wunderlist and LastPass, along with a free 8-week subscription to New York Times. I didn’t even want them all, but it was worth it for just Pocket and Evernote. Fire in.
Ever wondered what a full-time blogger does all day? Femtrepreneur gives us a glimpse into her daily schedule.
Blogs & Social
The problem with social media advertising is the social part, says Mike at Velocity Digital. I tend to agree.
Speaking of which, did you know that 56% of people have unfollowed a brand for being too salesy or boring? Well, they have, so… don’t do that.
Some creative ways to grow your mailing list, from Sarah von Bargen.
10 little things that make a BIG difference in your blog design, from xo Sarah.
Just as I’ve been teaching you How To Schedule Your Social Media Updates and some Advanced Techniques for Content Planning, CoSchedule has some ways that you can increase traffic to your blog with a social media editorial calendar.
What are some of the most useful posts you’ve read this month? Shoot me a link on Twitter @robotnic.
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