Geekalicious Recommends... January 2013

geekalicious recommends, january 2013


Welcome to the first "Geekalicious Recommends..." of 2013.
Here are my favourite geek and tech based posts that I have read this month

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I have recently registered with Sharaholic (you may have heard of their social media share buttons) and my blogs are featured in their channels.  These channels are a great way to discover new blogs as they are collated in themes.  The Sharaholic blog is a great source of information and I've chosen to feature their blog design article, How To Get A Professional Looking Blog.  They use the analogy "Don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want" which is fabulous advice when thinking about the overall look of your blog.  

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I caught some #TwitterTips tweets from @LynnCSchreiber (author of Learn Twitter in 10 Minutes) and one of the recommendations sent me over to the blog of Roger Quimbly.  One feature on his blog explains How To Tweet whereas another tells you How To Do Facebook.  Valuable advice that we should all adhere too.  Let me know if you agree!

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At this time of year (the start of a new year) many blog conferences are announced.  With budgets as tight as they are, careful consideration must be made when deciding which to attend - you want value for money, right?  This post on Kommein gives you a quick glimpse behind the scenes and tells you 13 Things You May Not Know About Organising A Conference. So let's give those conference organisers a huge pat on the back for all the planning and hard work that goes into giving us what we want and need.  Are you planning on going to a conference this year?  Let me know which one. 

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The New Thing For 2013 is going to be more blogging about blogging.  Well, it is on Geekalicious!  Chris Garrett has written about the 80:20 rule for content which gives an opinion on when you should write, how often, how long your posts should be and whether you should have a schedule.

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I know we are a month in to the new year already (time flies!!) but I am LOVING the second calender on the Visualising A Year's Worth Of Time feature on the Visually blog. 

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I'd just like to mention that the +Geekalicious page on G+ has now been verified which means that the content on the page has been authenticated and is considered trustworthy by the amazing people at Google Plus.  If you use Blogger as your platform of choice for blogging and you have your Google Plus account linked (recommende) you can link direct to G+ profiles and pages just by typing a + and the profile/page name.  The link is created automatically which I think is a great integrated feature.  Give it a try.

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And finally... over on the Six Parallel Lines blog is a feature that lists a number of websites where you can concentrate on killing time - *not* in the Facebook way.  There's a few forgotten favourites in there, especially the Uncylopedia recommendation.

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I hope you enjoyed these recommendations.  If you have a blog post that you would like me to include in the next round-up please drop me an email and I'll give it a read through.  I'm always happy to recommend great blogs and find some new blogs to read.

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