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35 Awesome DIY Photography Hacks

35 Awesome DIY Photography Hacks | Communication design | Scoop.it
You can save some money and create awesome photos with the help of these clever DIY photography hacks.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 3, 2014 4:11 AM

In this post you’ll find tutorials and guides for 35 different DIY projects and hacks that can not only save you some money, but also get the great results that you’re after.


And one thing more, some of this creativity will make you laugh ;-)

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The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter

The Art of Discovering Pearls Inside the Sand: How, Tools and Skills Advice from Beth Kanter | Communication design | Scoop.it

Content curation - the process of finding, organizing, and  sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit's engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with "Spotting the Awesome." 


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Robin Good's comment, May 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Thank you Beth, hehe. It was meant to be "in the ocean", but then I found that great picture and decided to move onto "sand".

Thank you so much for referencing my work and for highlighting, as we all must learn to do more often, the good stuff you found in it.
David Collet's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:24 PM

I like this.

 

Long ago, in a former life, I used to get newspaper articles passed to me each day that were relevant to my job and/or my aspirations. I would take the necessary hour or so each day to remain current with world affairs related to what I did or where I wanted to go.

 

Curation is a lot like that except it is more global in concept. 

 

This article talks about how to do this in the best way.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:58 PM

How did this dog "spot the awesome"? A nose for it…That's what good content curators do.

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25 Ways to Wake Up Early

25 Ways to Wake Up Early | Communication design | Scoop.it

“I know.. getting out of bed can be so hard. But there are ways to make it a lot easier for yourself. And yes.. it is possible to get out of bed easily in the morning. Getting into the habit of rising early gives you some time that you can really devote to yourself. Starting the day with some positive activity or just some time for yourself can shape the rest of your day i a very positive way. Just give it a try, in the beginning it will be hard to get into the habit to get up earlier but very, very soon it will be easier, I promise!”
~Sophie

 

25 Ways to Wake Up Early


If others can be out of bed really early and make great days ahead, so can you! It’s all a matter of changing routines, learning the benefits of being an early riser and practicing the new habit positively.

 

Here’s how:

 

Read more: http://dailyhealthboost.com/2012/01/20/25-ways-to-wake-up-early/


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Want More Copywriting Clients? Here’s a Surprising Way to Find Them

Want More Copywriting Clients? Here’s a Surprising Way to Find Them | Communication design | Scoop.it

As a freelance copywriter, I’ve put together a nice portfolio of major corporate clients, ranging from Bay State Gas to Pizzeria Uno. And I found most of them in a rather unusual way.


I didn’t use SEO or pay-per-click. I didn’t go to networking events and shake hands with half the Rotary Club. And I didn’t take out billboards by the highway that said AWESOME COPYWRITER FOR HIRE.

 

I got most of these lucrative gigs in a way that wouldn’t cross many people’s minds — a way that’s unconventional and highly effective.

 

I sent them a sales letter.

 

Not the kind that’s an HTML page, but a good, old-fashioned paper letter in an envelope with an honest-to-goodness stamp.


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Stuck? 25 Questions That Will Help You Find and Follow Your Passion

Stuck? 25 Questions That Will Help You Find and Follow Your Passion | Communication design | Scoop.it

Finding and following your passion takes hard work, and it isn’t for the faint-hearted.

You need courage to go for it, despite all the fear, overwhelm, and uncertainty.

 

While this path may not be the easiest, or the most comfortable, I do it because it is the only path that I can see myself taking. It makes me happy, fulfilled, and satisfied.

 

In this article, I’ve compiled some of the questions I ask coaching clients, friends, and anyone who needs help finding and following their passion.

It’s like a mini-coaching session. You can use these questions for anything, so they aren’t just for finding and following your passion.

 

Before you read on, grab a pen and a blank sheet of paper and write down the answers to each question, because it will help you eliminate some of the overwhelm, uncertainty, and fear...


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7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts | Communication design | Scoop.it

Facebook recently changed the way users interact with content on fan pages: any user, including non-fans, can now post on fan page walls and like/comment/share fan page content. In other words, a Facebook user does not have to first like your fan page before they can interact with your content. This is a good thing!

 

Since this change, the emphasis has shifted slightly from gaining more likes (fans) to increasing the number of shares on each piece of content. When you craft your fan page updates in a manner that naturally inspires fans and their friends and visitors to your page to share with their networks, you set in motion ripples of viral visibility. Basically, free additional exposure...


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John van den Brink's comment, December 14, 2011 12:15 PM
Thanks again! Great scoops everyday.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 14, 2011 3:18 PM
You're welcome John! I'm glad that you like my scoops and that they are useful for you. Cheers! Martin
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Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE

Stop Focusing on your Facebook PAGE | Communication design | Scoop.it

This is a dangerous topic and I’m heading down a steep slope on this one as people may misunderstand, but it’s important to get it out anyway. Your Facebook page is important to you business, but it should only account for a small portion of your social media marketing day.

 

Period.

 

Most businesses that we work with have a strong leaning towards Facebook, just as they should. Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, even Google+ have a role in the social media strategy for most businesses, but Facebook covers most of the needs simply because it’s where most of the people spend most of their social media time. The challenge is no longer with convincing business to use Facebook. It’s in getting them to stop thinking that their Facebook page is their Facebook presence...


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Why Your Brand Needs To Be More Visible On Facebook

Why Your Brand Needs To Be More Visible On Facebook | Communication design | Scoop.it
Traditional marketing still works, but working smarter means your brand maintains high visibility on the pages of Facebook.

 

The numbers are in — and they’re high. More than 800 million users have declared Facebook their digital home and anyone with a brand should be forging it on the social network.

 

Of those nearly billion users, half of them are actively trolling Facebook each and every day, making Facebook the poster child of the old saying, “if you build it they will come.”

 

And, apparently keep on coming, with 50 million users discovering the social utility every two months. Additionally, 350 million mobile users log on each day...


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50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level

50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Take Your Photoshop Skills To A New Level | Communication design | Scoop.it
Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. Thus, I have put together 50 beauty-retouching tutorials for you to learn Photoshop techniques and study examples of how you can do it in practice.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 18, 2014 4:02 PM

. Here, you'll find both image-based tutorials as well as video ones. Most of them are before vs. after comparisons and you can just follow all the edits with your Photoshop step-by-step.

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10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts | Communication design | Scoop.it

For all those who have this kind of blog they often arise the question, how to thrive while meeting the comfort and the interest of all. This post, very interesting, will give you some information about it and encourage you, if necessary, to go outside the box... I like that! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?


Keeping creative and informed means you are working efficiently to produce content that’s engaging, informative, and, of course, profitable for you. After all, time is money when you are managing a number of blogs and clients.
Here are my top ten tips for fueling that creativity, generating ideas, and managing your time and resources.

 

Make the info come to you—start mass reading Filing it cleverly: Other Inbox Dump it! Brain dumping for multiple sources Getting creative Find your zone and stay in it Map it! Reach out Step away from the machine! Illumination needs you Unblock yourself on time If you are really stuck, go outside the box and freestyle

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Aa6D36


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6 On-Page SEO Strategies That’ll Boost Your Rankings

6 On-Page SEO Strategies That’ll Boost Your Rankings | Communication design | Scoop.it

If you’ve been around the SEO world for any amount of time, then you are probably pretty familiar with the basics of SEO. You know to do good keyword research and you have to do on-page optimization.

 

Sometimes, though, that on-page optimization can go to a deeper level than just making sure your meta tags are filled out… and you can go to that deeper level without having to be a veteran SEO.

 

Here’s how:

 

Tactic #1: Search for synonyms using Google

The use of synonyms in creating an SEO plan for your blog or website is pretty common. Finding those synonyms is not always easy or done properly.

 

I think the best way to search for these terms is to use Google. The reason is you get to see not only the synonyms but how they are ranking in competitors pages....


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John van den Brink's comment, January 8, 2012 10:03 AM
Thanks Martin for another great post!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 9, 2012 5:33 AM
I'm glad you like it John. Have a great week!
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11 Guaranteed Ways to Get Others to Retweet Your Content

11 Guaranteed Ways to Get Others to Retweet Your Content | Communication design | Scoop.it

After creating content -- whether it's a blog post, an ebook, a webinar, or a video -- it's important to promote that content through social media channels.

 

And when you do promote that content in social media, you cross your fingers that it generates a ton of shares, tweets, and interaction. For the sake of Twitter, if you follow a few simple best practices, more people are likely to retweet and spread the distribution of your content, giving it a much broader reach and a better opportunity to get found by a new audience of prospective customers beyond your direct followers. Marketers should know how to retweet the right way, but it's also critical for them to learn how to get others to retweet their content, too.

 

11 Tips for Getting People to Retweet Your Content...


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 20, 2011 10:43 AM
Thanks Tom, I'm glad that you like it :-). Have you seen the new post I published on Billboards?
Tom George's comment, December 20, 2011 3:12 PM
Hey Martin,

Hey the new post was great and I was happy to share it. Thanks. I have some new updates on the site you might like.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 20, 2011 3:50 PM
Hey Tom, Cool, I'm glad! OK, I'll take a look tomorrow, today it's a bit late 10PM and I have not finish my work from today... Cheers!
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Don't Say It: How to Get "Can't" Out of Your Vocabulary

Don't Say It: How to Get "Can't" Out of Your Vocabulary | Communication design | Scoop.it

When someone says, “I can’t do it” . . . I say to myself, “What do you mean you can’t do it?” Maybe you don’t want to do it, but saying you “can’t” do it is a completely different story.

 

With the right mindset, positive attitude, and a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, the only thing that is holding you back is yourself.

 

Can’t is a terrible word and it has to be taken out of your vocabulary.

 

By saying you can’t do something, you’re already doubting yourself, submitting to defeat, and you’re making that barrier around your life tighter.

 

So today, right now, we are going to remove this word for good.

 

From now on there is nothing we can’t do.


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Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg | Communication design | Scoop.it

As a business owner, do I really have time to blog? I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time. We are responsible for everything, including finding new business, working with our existing customers, interfacing with suppliers, running our books, and infinitely more.

 

Attempting to convince a business owner that we should add yet another task can understandably seem like a herculean endeavor. For anything that is going to take more time, the rewards must be tangible and immediate. As many of us cannot clearly identify what the rewards are that can be reaped by blogging, it is not placed high on the list of priorities. It should be...


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11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog

11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog | Communication design | Scoop.it

How often should I post on my blog?... How long should my posts be?... Can I have other people write articles for me?... How far can I stray from my chosen topic?

 

How do I create incredible content that attracts hundreds of comments and shares? How do I keep people coming back to read everything I publish?

 

At some point, all bloggers have these and dozens of other questions about developing content. Maybe you’re struggling with some of them right now.

 

As we gear up for the launch of our new blog Expert Enough as part of the Million Dollar Blog Project, we’ve been thinking a lot about content strategy. I’m going to share our content strategy for the new blog later in this post, but first, here are 11 of my top tips for developing outstanding content for your blog:


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Tom George's comment, November 3, 2011 11:06 AM
Excellent thanks for sharing this today.