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What does a Leeds web developer think about and get up to on a daily basis? Find out in this Journal which is part of a #100blog posts in 100 days challenge.

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52 Things I Learned By Trying To Post A Blog Post Every Day For 100 Days

52 Things I Learned By Trying To Post A Blog Post Every Day For 100 Days

I tried to post a blog post every day for 100 days. I almost succeeded, I posted at least something for 99 days. And in the final, 100th post I list the 52 things I learned during the whole process.

Stock Images? No Thanks!

Stock Images? No Thanks!

If you look through this site you will not find any stock images​​ Stock images are photos, illustrations, videos, and audio​ files that can be bought on sites like ​iStock​. ​You'll have seen them before. Two business men shaking hands. A well groomed woman smiling and looking at a laptop. A graph of sales going up, up, up! They are generic and bland, bland, bland .

Leeds Is A Good Place To Base Your Business

Leeds Is A Good Place To Base Your Business

9 reasons to run a business in Leeds There is abundent office space in Leeds from huge office buildings to cosy co-working spaces. Much of the city centre has been redeveloped. Two large well regarded universities. A workforce of over 1,000,000 people in commuting distance. The housing is affordable.....

Perform To The Audience Not The Cast

Perform To The Audience Not The Cast

Perform to the audience not the cast ​​​This is advice for actors. ​​Because they spend all their time with other actors​​, the other actors become their peer group. They watch other actors and judge themselves by them. But what about the audience, they are the ones you need to impress, after all they are the people that pay your wages.

You Need To Be Bad At Something Before You Are Good At It

You Need To Be Bad At Something Before You Are Good At It

If you want to be good at something, you need to be prepared to be bad at it. So write some content for yor website. It might not read too well to start with, but you can change it over time, add a bit here add a bit there. Accept that it won't be perfect to start with, but also see that it will improve as you put the work in.

Get Feedback

Get Feedback

When someone buys your product make sure you ask them why they bought it. Then you can use that feedback to deepen your understanding - and you can use it in sales copy and testimonials

Social Media Overwhelm

Social Media Overwhelm

It's easy to get overwhelmed. Trying to have a presence on all the different social media platforms. You are better off focusing on the one or two that are appropriate to your audience, and you feel comfortable using. For me it's Twitter, and a few forums. Remember Apple has done very well without having a Facebook page.

Options And Power

Options And Power

If you have more options you have more power. Onsitenow use MODX to build websites. MODX gives you lots of flexibility in the look and programming of your website. It gives you more options. It gives you more power.

Mistakes

Mistakes

"Only those that are asleep make no mistakes" - Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA

An experiment in blogging

This is an experiment to see what effect posting a blog post every day for 100 days will have on this website's Google ranking.

If you would like to receive a full search engine optimisation (SEO) report on the results of this experiment and the techniques I used at the end of 100 days then leave your email in the form below.



 

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