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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 7th of November 2015 Blog News, Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Reading Roundup: What's new in blogging this week / ProBlogger.net

Think Reddit is a Productivity Killer? Here are 9 Subreddits That Will Help Your Career // Hootsuite

You don’t need to tell me twice Reddit is required reading! Bookmarked nearly all of these pages.

How to Create a Fan Content Campaign in 7 Easy Steps // Social Media Examiner

Crowdsourced content can work really well – from fostering a sense of community to giving readers more ownership over the content of yours they’ve come to love. SME gives you the lowdown.

Can Email Finally Be Killed off? // The Telegraph

Not for life, but for work? Seems like everyone’s jumping on the email-killer program bandwagon. Stay tuned…

9 Types of Blog Posts that are Proven to Boost Traffic // CoSchedule

Not just list posts! I bet you could do any one of these and make it work. Plus a free downloadable worksheet!

10 Things I’ve Learned While Learning Facebook Ads // Moz

“I’m obsessed because I’m convinced Facebook Ads are one of the most powerful tools we currently have as digital marketers,” says Kane Jamieson. I kind of agree. Love the way they’ve set out the learnings in the ‘quick guide’ too.

Reading Roundup: What's New in Blogging Lately? (favourite photo editing tools)

The Best Photo Editing Apps Chosen by You // Hootsuite

Speaking of crowd-sourced content, Hootsuite asked their followers what their favourite mobile editing apps are – the usuals are represented (Snapseed, VSCO Cam etc) but also a couple of surprises. Check them out if you’re bored with what you’ve got.

Goodbye Socality Barbie: Instagram’s Greatest Star has Quit // Social Media Today

Oh this is sad. RIP Socality Barbie. Thanks for the laffs.

Dropbox’s Google Docs Competitor is Launching Next Year // Mashable

If you’re a rabid Google Docs user (they’re just so handy!) or someone looking for an alternative, Dropbox’s code-named ProjectComposer has turned out to be a Docs-like program called Dropbox Paper and you can sign up for the beta here.

15 Ways to Maximise Your Productivity with Google Drive // BetterCloud Blog

If you’re still here, though… why not boost your productivity? Can’t hurt!

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule // Paul Graham

An oldie, but a goodie. I refer to it often. Is your schedule running you or are you running your schedule? Tim Ferriss in his email this week said he got to a point where “my agenda became a list of everyone else’s agendas”, and I know plenty of you out there will understand that feeling. Are you spending too much time answering email, doing tiny tasks, catering to others instead of creating? Let’s make a change.

So what have you learned this week? Ready to ditch email? Boost your productivity? Going to make a change with your schedule?

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Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama or be entertained on Facebook.

About Stacey Roberts
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama, follow on Pinterest for fun and useful tips, peek behind the curtain on Instagramand Snapchat, listen to her 90s pop culture podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.
  1. Facebook ads are rumored to be more effective than Google AdWords.

  2. Thanks for sharing on what you read, this will be really helpful for many newbie blogger like me.

  3. I always come back here for your round ups, i’ve never been disappointed. I just started experimenting facebook ads, i’ll really want to learn from Moz. Thanks for sharing.

  4. After a long time i got an informative round up. its definitely helps to learn startups and others also. Well done!

  5. Thanks for the updates!
    I was glad to read ‘Write Research-Backed, Data-Driven Posts To Grow Your Traffic’ in the 9 types of posts

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