Usually around this time every year I am looking forward to the unveiling of the next iPhone, I have been an Apple fan for years but I am also no stranger to Android and I have always kept an eye on what they were up to. For the past number of years I have maintained that the pure Google experience on Android is best but the S8+ has me extremely interested.
One of the questions I get asked almost every single weeks now is, “How much should I pay for someone to write a blog post?” So you realise that blogging for business is important and you want in. It is good for your SEO and a great way of generating new content every week.
One of the biggest mental challenges we face when we start a new blog is “who is going to actually read this?” You have got yourself fired up over the idea, you have a name, organised the domain and claimed social media accounts.
I have been been using WordPress to create websites and blogs for as long as I can remember. Through my teens it was more experimentation and learning, I opened countless websites using the free WordPress hosted servers just so I could learn about CMS and how to do the basics.
It is our first weekly roundup of the new year. A small change to the weekly roundups we have been running in the last couple of months is that we will no longer be creating Twitter moments around them. Previously we created a Twitter moment and shared it alongside the roundup article however we have found that there has been little to no return in doing this so we have decided to stop.
This post is the best way I can think of starting this year. It is going to be brutally frank, honest and in your face because over the past number of years I have been learning more and more of who I am and in the last year I have really honed that knowledge.
With another week coming to a close and Christmas edging nearer and nearer, it is now time for me to sign off the blog for 2016. Time for a well earned rest and a much needed break before hitting 2017 hard. This year has been a grind, difficult decisions made but when I look back I am happy with every single one of them.
To round off the week we have a selection of the top ten blog posts from the Mark Dalton Media blog over 2016. Again, thank you for all the support since March and here is to another big year next year. No explanation in this piece, just a run down of the top five in no particular order.
It has been an interesting year for YouTube, there are many creators unhappy with some of the changes the platform has made. It appears to have possibly implemented an algorithm to the subscription inbox (either that or it just chooses not to show all your subscriptions anymore)
Ted Talks are always a great source of knowledge and entertainment. Each year they never fail to deliver a truly great set of talks. There are talks that I come back to again and again which are years old because they are so entertaining and full of passion and knowledge.