Welcome along to Guild Chat, the column through which many Massively Overpowered readers get the help they need to achieve better balance within their guilds through the help of our commenter community and my musings on their dilemmas. This time, reader Jase has a well-established, small Final Fantasy XIV guild that has suffered from cliques and division since he was forced to take time away from the game after the hurricanes tragically destroyed his home. A small band of officers got very used to doing things their own way in his absence and were neglecting the wider member base and excluding them from endgame exploits at peak gaming times, but none of Jase’s measures to fix the issue has helped and the guild recently had a mass exodus of members caused by these officers. Jase is left wondering how to rebuild at this point: Although the members have rejoined, they only did so to use the resources the group worked on together and they are trying to get him to relinquish full … [Read more...] about Guild Chat: Rebuilding a real-life home and an MMORPG guild all at once
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Creativity is what you see, what you think & finally what you make out of it! Click To Tweet I love going to visit a startup because their office is always full of creativity and enthusiasm. I always end up learning something new from their office setup. In an earlier post, I gave you an exclusive tour of Google’s headquarters and now, as promised, here is a virtual tour of the Coursera office. You may ask, why the Coursera office? Well, credit goes to Rajat. If you have been following ShoutMeLoud since 2008, you know Rajat. If not, let me quickly introduce him to you. Rajat was 18 when he joined ShoutMeLoud’s team. He had a passion for technology. He started contributing for my tech blog in 2009 (CallingAllGeeks) & a lot of that blog’s success is because of his hard work. He also contributed to many articles here at ShoutMeLoud. After 2 years, he moved to the United … [Read more...] about Coursera Office Tour: Ideas & Inspiration for Your Startup
Even as someone who writes for a living, I’ll be the first to tell you that sometimes the hardest part of a project is coming up with a topic—and there’s nothing worse than staring at a blank page. Blogs need regular updates, and whether you’ve been blogging for a few weeks or a few years, you probably know that terrifying feeling that comes from running out of ideas. What should you do when you need new inspiration? Where can you go to find topics? To help solve that problem, here are a few creative techniques designed for everyone from the bored blogger to the truly desperate—five tips to generate great blog topics you haven’t tried! 1. Get Tuned In: Read! When you make it a practice to read what’s being said in your industry, you automatically set yourself up to be inspired with blog topics. Read publications related to your business, subscribe to blogs your competitors are writing and skim major newspapers and magazines. Other ideas: set up … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Coming Up with Post Topics You Haven’t Tried
Web hosting is one of those essential investments that every blogger has to make every month to run their self-hosted WordPress blog. Usually, a cheap and reliable shared hosting for WordPress will cost from $4/month to $20/month, depending on your requirements. The cost increases substantially when you move to VPS or dedicated hosting. When a new blogger takes the initial steps to set up a self-hosted blog, he is often unaware of the costs involved in web hosting. Frequently a new blogger may end up buying web hosting at unnecessarily high cost (and without a discount). Even if he does get discounted hosting, the cost of renewal is excessively high when the time comes to renew. In today’s post, I will share with you a few quick tips which will help you to save money on your web hosting renewal. Some of these ideas may be of use from day one of your first hosting purchase. Others may be used when your hosting time is about to expire, and you have to pay for the renewal. How to … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on WebHosting Renewals For WordPress Blogs?
YouTube is one of the greatest websites out there. There are millions of people who visit YouTube every day. Having all those people in one spot makes it a gold mine for internet marketers. For bloggers, it can be a great source of free website traffic. We’ve talked about making a video show for your blog, and out of all the free video hosting sites, YouTube is my favorite. Because YouTube is now owned by Google, having quality, high ranking YouTube videos is a great way to get targeted visitors to check out your site. You’ve probably seen at least one or two YouTube videos pop up on your Google search for a particularly competitive keyword. An official YouTube channel for your blog is kind of like a video page for your site. Not only can you customize it according to the look and feel of your site, but you you drive insane amounts of traffic from a global audience. Here I’m sharing 50 great tips to help you drive huge amounts of traffic from YouTube. Like this one … [Read more...] about 50 Ways To Drive Huge Amounts of Traffic from YouTube