Well, that's one of the things that I strongly believe in, and that's why I'm always ready to explore new things. I've always considered myself an introvert, but with time, I realized that no one is a perfect introvert or a perfect extrovert. It depends upon the situation, the place, and the people we are with. With certain people, we are very comfortable sharing everything, and with other people, we don't have much to add to the interaction. The latter brings out the introvert, and the former highlights the extrovert. That's one reason why I always suggest you find and hang out with like-minded people. This post is not related to discussing introverted or extroverted characteristics; instead, I will tell you about how I toned-down my naturally introverted nature to become a public speaker. In the past three years, I have given many workshops/seminars on various topics (some with over 200 attendees). Some include: "Starting A Blog To Make Money" in Mohali, India "How Small … [Read more...] about Important Public Speaking Tips For Introverts: Learning from Personal Experience
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I do not know about you but I love a great black and white movie. There is just something so compelling about the classic movies of yesteryear. They are funny, dramatic, romantic and cliché, but they are also a blast to watch. Compared to today’s films they are the epitome of class but they are also a little on the slow and steady side. However, I think that classic films have a lot to teach us about what it means to be successful in life, and in blogging. Here are some blogging tips I have picked up from the classic films I love: Keep it clean For universal appeal nothing can compare to a clean family friendly flick. The same thing applies to your blog posts. A blog that keeps it clean will have the ability to get a much larger audience than one who delves into pornography, foul language, and controversial themes. By keeping your blog work and child friendly, you are giving yourself the opportunity to get a bigger audience and keep off the no-read list of many. Keep it … [Read more...] about Blogging Tips I Learned From Classic Movies
Why am I not earning even a penny a day? What mistakes am I making? What the hell am I doing wrong? Like thousand others bloggers, I’m striving for the same answer. Sometimes it’s so frustrating that I feel like quitting. Sometimes I wonder is it really what I want to do. Is it what really I am intended to do? Do I like doing what I do? Meanwhile, I started reading books, watched inspirational success stories, looked for the answers in TEDx talks. I literally started hunting how to get success. After reading some inspirational books or watching an inspirational video, I get inspired like hell. Here is one such video: It seems all easy then. At first I stay full of sparks. Ideas keep exploding in my head. The next day it slows down a bit. Things get a little calm, and I’m like – Okay enough of the videos, let’s do some real work now. I take out the laptop, sit down and look for a topic to write on. After choosing a random topic, I started writing. … [Read more...] about What am I doing wrong: Letter of a Frustrated Blogger to himself
This post is part of our question & answer series, and this question comes from Ranjeet : I am planning to start an educational guidance blog. And for that we have started to gather all information. What I want to know is; do I need to have good programming skills to start blogging? Since I am not good in programming will it be necessary for me to start learning? If yes, from what should I start and which languages should I learn. Hope you will take a little time to answer my question. Thank you. Thanks to Ranjeet for his question. This is a good question for us to address here, because it is a question that is on the mind of many new bloggers. So — in this article I will answer Ranjeet’s excellent question by laying out all of the information you need to know about programming languages (coding) as they relate to blogging. Some of the questions we will address are: Do you need to learn coding for blogging? Which programming language is important for bloggers? Can you … [Read more...] about What Programming Language Skills You Require For Blogging?
My name is Eric and I’m an editor. I’ve been a freelancer for many years working with various companies, marketplaces, students, professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, copywriters, travel portals, bloggers, musicians, and all other facets of writers. If you’ve submitted a post here at ShoutMeLoud, you may have had an encounter with me. Some of those encounters may have been favorable, and others, well, maybe not so much. First, let me start off by answering this question: Editors are essentially grammar nerds. We seek to make sure that everything the writer is saying is said in the most attractive way possible. But not everyone has a favorable opinion of editors. Here’s why: They nit-pick. They change words and phrases that you think didn’t need to be changed. They’re often at odds with your artistic vision. But there’s one thing you need to remember: Editors are writers, too. I am a writer. Honestly, I’m much more of a writer … [Read more...] about I Will Show You How to Make Your Blog Professional in 15 minutes