TV writers spend a good time promoting upcoming newscasts so the audience tunes in later or stay tuned. They are the best at teasing stories because TV is a very competitive environment: nothing is easier than changing channels.
The internet offers a similar environment now, with so much content competing for the same keywords and reader´s short attention span.
I was about to give up on this blogging adventure right before writing this. I often get frustrated with the technical part, but this time it was worse than adding a widget or changing colors: my blog was very, very (very) slow. A shameful one minute slow.
Google considers any page speed above one second to be slow, so you can imagine how I was feeling.
These are some of the most useful tools, programs or codes that I use everyday because they make my life easier. They are easy to use and most of them are free.
1. Snagit – Is there anything more frustrating than trying to use the print screen button? Snagit allows you to pick the portion you need from a page, edit a little bit to add remarks or notes, and paste it on an email or an office doc (word, ppt). It used to be free, but you can find free alternatives in the web. Great for tutorials.
Are you comfortable with what you do? Then it is probably time to move on.
Once you have finally achieved a publication schedule, a list of topics, a formula to build your content, and a promotional routine in your social network, it is time to find new things to keep your audience growing.