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.
Over the past number of weeks I have been advocating the importance of taking a break. Not a big hiatus or taking breaks every other week but when the opportunity rolls around it is important to take that time to disconnect, recharge and get ready to go out and crush it again.
Christmas is a special time of year for many people. Food, drink, family and gifts over the month makes for a jolly month and it is also the perfect time for reflection and planning. It is the perfect time for you to start planning for the year ahead.