MOP reader and Patron Brett has a burning question about the lessons we’re learning (and not learning) from playing MMORPGs. “In his book Theory of Fun, Raph Koster suggests that games are really just systems of learning things in a way that we enjoy with fewer consequences. In his words, ‘That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.’ If that’s true, then modern MMORPGs and their narratives would seem to be a pretty mixed bag of lessons – individual power can be accumulated like wealth; evil can be conquered through solo and group acts of courage; violence is a feasible solution to almost every problem; your race, nation or profession defines a lot about who you are; and accessorizing with the most expensive bag is possibly the most crucial decision to make before leaving home. “So with so much opportunity at the moment for our real-world societies and communities to be better, I’d like to … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: What important lessons are MMORPGs failing to impart?
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Are your sales pages leaving much to be desired? With tanking conversion rates around every corner of the web, it’s vital for marketers to create high-converting landing pages. Easier said than done, right? Wrong! Despite what you’ve been told, it really isn’t that hard to create sales and landing pages that close the sale. You just have to stop thinking so hard about it. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out: Online marketers always over think the landing page. They get so caught up trying to create a hallmark for their product or service, that they forget to tell the prospect how the offer can actually benefit their life. In other words, they’re too close to the product. So before you lose your hair over landing pages, take a moment to step away. Think about what you’re offering from an organic perspective. If you were a customer, what would get you to click? This is the first step in a process we like to conversion optimization. Conversion … [Read more...] about 7 Quick Tips for Building High-Converting Landing Pages
In the post-penguin era, it has become one of the safest ways to build links. However, some SEOs and other internet marketers have jumped on the bandwagon a little too quickly. Sometimes we get so excited to see those three precious words – write for us – that we fail to really think through our article pitch. We are so anxious to get a valuable link on a good site that we don’t give the guest blogging process enough thought. Meanwhile, blog owners are feeling Google’s wrath too. Webmasters have started paying more attention to what gets posted and linked to on their site. Plus, they are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of guest bloggers contacting them. As more and more writers pick up their pen, blog owners get more and more requests to post. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that guest bloggers and blog owners tend to butt heads: Guest bloggers constantly feel the sting of rejection. Blog owners are constantly annoyed by subpar work. So how can … [Read more...] about 9 Guest Blogging Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make
For any used Keyboard, it’s important to clean them and sanitize time-to-time. Here I will share some tips to clean keyboard and later on how to sanitize Keyboards. Hand washing is the number one prevention to sickness causing germs. However, this is just not enough eespecially when one tends to forget to wash their hands often. For those who own a computer, here’s one way to keep you one step ahead from those bacteria. Being a blogger, you must be working on your computer day and night and obviously you don’t even count how many times you have used Keyboard and mouse. Most of the time, you might find people eating and using their laptop. It might be just one single click on your Keyboard, but guess what you just made a contact with your Keyboard while eating. How many times you have dropped water or any other liquid on your Keyboard? All I’m trying to say is, being a blogger you end up working with your Keyboard and mouse throughout the day and to maintain … [Read more...] about How to Clean and Sanitize Keyboard
If you are regularly blogging, you will encounter a lot of images. Sometimes you will use royalty free images, but many times you will use screenshots. For how to tutorials and visual guides, a lot of good screenshots are useful to create a helpful blog post. There are hundreds of tools available to take screenshots. Some are good, some are not. Some are paid; others are free.With this guide, I will show you which are the best screenshot tools available and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each of them. Before I list the tools, I’ll jot down the basic features that we as bloggers need in any screenshot tool. Save images in multiple formats Take screenshots of specific resolution Annotations (Arrows, Highlight, Tags, Blue, Text) Easy Share to cloud services Fast Loading and Lightweight Full-Screen Capture (For Long Web Pages) Screen Recording5 excellent high-quality tools to capture screenshots Support for shortcut keys Basic Image Editing Features like cropping, … [Read more...] about 5 Best Tools For Taking Screenshots For Bloggers [ With Pros-cons]