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10 Great Quotations from George Bernard Shaw on His Birthday

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him. – Preface to Pygmalion

When I was a young man I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures. 187 more words


bookheathen reblogged this on Bookheathen's Right to Read and commented:

A man of great wit indeed! My favorite is "Do not do unto others....."

How to start a blog the right way

1. Platform. I covered this briefly, but the gist is:

  • Get as many of the people who visit your blog as possible to sign up to a mailing list and follow you on social media.
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Three things blogging advice bloggers tell you, and three things you should do instead

1. “You need a paid theme.” Every single one of these people either sells a theme or works for someone who does. This isn’t to say they’re… 700 more words

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How to write linkbait without being linkbaity

The sites that push the big traffic, like Hacker News and Reddit, are based on velocity. A submission that gets enough votes in the right amount of time is propelled to the top. 470 more words

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How to integrate WuFoo forms and MailChimp

The documentation is hard to follow, so I made this short guide to setting up a WuFoo form and adding MailChimp integration. I don’t know why you would want to do this, but both sites integrate with each other. 225 more words

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6 Things I learned before starting a novel

I want to get this down on digital paper before I become a world-famous novelist. Maybe you’ll find it useful.

1. I didn’t start with a novel. 452 more words

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A Quintet of Literary Genius: North American Women and the Magic Realism Wagon

I grew up relating magic realism to Gabriel Garcia Marquez alone. Little did I know that a mounting number of women in Europe, Asia, and American continents were jumping on the magic realism wagon. 716 more words