Tagging your entire knowledge Base
What has worked for us in the past is a treasure trove that we are not leveraging enoughDéjà vuI am trying to do something. I broadly know how to do it but I don’t know the exact details. I search for it on Google. Google is a very big name today because it lets you get access to relevant information very fast. But however there is one issue with Google search. There is too much of content. I call this content overload. For example let us say when I search “What is blockchain”, there are about 22,00,00,000 results that are available. How do I know what is good? I really don’t.But Google does a good job at showing the best results at the top. In fact a very good job at it and that is the reason Google has a market cap of 847 Billion USD. But still I am not happy many times as I can’t figure (...)
Since its inauguration by John Gruber in 2004, #Markdown has made its way to the top of #writing methods. By now, there are numerous different Markdown editors from very simple applications that are designed for pure note keeping towards the most complex editors that not only support Markdown but numerous other languages as well.
Zettlr enters this broad field with a clear aim in mind: To provide the ability to take #notes and write scientific #papers for #researchers in the arts and humanities, a group that has been underrepresented in recent developments.
Je suis aussi habituellement sous Typora, mais ce machin a l’air d’aller au-delà du simple éditeur MarkDown, notamment comme organiseur #Zettelkasten de notes et fragments, sans compter le fait qu’on peut aussi l’utiliser comme IDE, avoir des dossiers virtuels ou des dossiers de projets.
J’essaie de comprendre toutes les fonctionnalités et plus particulièrement le Zettelkasten.
Pour les liens, il y a des paramétrages prévus pour cela.
4 #seo #copywriting Tips That’ll Generate Traffic
Credit: Unsplash.com“Marketing and innovation make you money,” said management guru Peter Drucker. “Everything else is an expense.”Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key part of any marketing strategy and it might as well be renamed “Google Listing Optimization”. The tech giant gets 3.5 billion queries daily which represent 90% of global search.Arsen Rabinovich, founder of marketing firm TopHatRank, tells Hacker Noon:Big G [Google] is the world’s biggest directory listing, and writers should make #content appear as high as possible on those search results. Good content that’s invisible is useless. Like brick-and-mortar establishments, online businesses make money from traffic.Traffic really is everything for content and if your content isn’t generating traffic, it’s just sitting idly in (...)
The ever-growing list of #marketing rules I live, work and market by.
I’ve been running Honey Copy for a couple of years now. Perhaps, a little less. That’s me, up above, on a bike.Just kidding. I am part Asian, though.Anyway, living and working with Honey Copy has been lovely. Together, we’ve written words for some pretty incredible brands and just recently launched our very first product. It’s a copywriting guide called, “How to write words that sell like a Florida Snow Cone Vendor on the hottest day of the year.”I’m not entirely sure why I am saying “together” and “we” and “our”… it’s really just me but I view Honey Copy as a living breathing organism like a beautiful bumblebee.Naturally, running and growing my creative #writing #business has come with tons of marketing lessons… many that have been learned in the form of mistakes and heavy-handed knocks. Below, I’ve (...)
Slides Are a Poor Form of #communication, Here’s Why
Source: DilbertI was a management consultant early in my career so I feel qualified to make this somewhat controversial statement:Slides are a poor form of communication compared to written narratives for discussion and decision making.Based on my experience, slides are inferior to narratives in meetings where you need to make a decision with a small group of people. They’re also an inadequate tool for people who missed the meeting and need to get caught up.Slides are a great tool for telling a story or presenting a vision to a large group of people (it’s hard to make 50 people read a narrative on the spot).Before you throw a PowerPoint deck at me, please hear me out on why I think narratives are superior:1. Narratives encourage clarity of thinking instead of busyworkWriting full sentences (...)
Why it Took Me Over 1 Million Views on Medium to Realise the Value of Short Form Content
Why it Took Over 1 Million Views on Medium for me to Realise the Value of Short Form ContentIf you’ve ever found any value from anything I have ever written on Medium, I would preface this article with a request to follow me on Twitter @Chris_herdI’ve migrated much of my interactions there because I‘ve grown increasingly wary of Medium as a platform for discussion and the advance of ideas and topic that I support, believe and get behind.I really don’t understand where this needless adversarial criticality has emerged from or why it’s a necessary component of any discussion online. Each word written isn’t a challenge to your ego, it is an invitation to share knowledge and join in with a conversation the writer is trying to cultivate with their audience. That was my idealistic view, to begin (...)
The publishing gamble for content creatorsImage by Rudy and Peter SkitteriansYour cursor hovers over the post button. This will be the one. You researched it, you checked it, you got the graphics, and you have the audience. Today you’ll have that successful post: thousands of views and followers. Finally, you’ll be on your way to internet fame. You click the button, and it goes live. Within minutes you get two downvotes, and your precious content is relegated to internet obscurity.It’s a reality that faces content creators every day. They didn’t just publish content; they bought a lottery ticket. And they need to win to get an audience. Usually, they’ll lose, or get the pacifying minimal prize. The success of content depends on many factors, but a significant aspect is luck.Call it timingA (...)
How to build a spaceship — my wild voyage discovering the one person company.
How to build a spaceship — my wild voyage discovering the one person company.I’m twenty-one. It feels like forever ago. I’m not all that different from most aspiring entrepreneurs. I want to build a spaceship. A big shiny one, like Elon Musk’s.My obsession began in college, while I was attending the University of Southern Indiana. I had just read Ashlee Vance’s masterful book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.It’s a lovely tale. It’s hugely captivating like Star Trek. Yet, in some very odd way, it feels within reach.Vance’s great #writing makes the idea of building electric cars that can zip from 0 to 60 mph at the blink of an eye and spaceships that can deliver massive payloads to outer-space… achievable.It’s a dangerous combination. In fact, I’d go as far as arguing (...)
Everything is BrokenMy old #writing teacher, Tony Earley, lives in a wonderful little house in Nashville on a leafy green street. He has a little hutch out back where he writes. He’s got a couple of kids, a great wife, a nice life.When I last saw him a few years ago a small spark of anger rose up in him as I told him about what I was seeing online.“These folks didn’t earn it,” he said when talking about all of the self-published authors, the bloggers, the writers who got — or aimed for — fame and fortune outside of the traditional publishing world. He, himself, was lucky. He made a name for himself in the heady days just before the rise of the Internet when publishers sent you out on book tours and the printed page was sacrosanct, when a fresh paycheck from a bad job meant a trip to Borders or (...)
Persuasive #writing techniques that work like #witchcraft.
In 1839, a gentleman named Edward Bulwer- Lytton wrote, The pen is mightier than the sword, leaving his mark on history for creating arguably the corniest line of all time.Give a man a sword and give his foe a pen and we’ll see who lives to write (or fight) another day.But, corniness aside, Edward was onto something. Perhaps, not where it concerned violence. But, rather, how writing has the power to spark action in the reader.Better yet, to spark this action, the reader doesn’t have to read the writing the exact moment a writer writes it. She can read it a week later, a month later and even a decade later and still feel herself being pulled to do something.Timeless books like Think & Grow Rich that have stood the test of time, serve as testament to the fact that good writing can almost (...)
Three and a Half Reasons to be a #blockchain Writer
UnsplashWith so many niches/domains out there to get oneself into, why would a technical content writer specifically choose to be a blockchain writer? Is that the question you’ve been asking yourself?Well, it seems you’re going to have your answer. Read along.Some 12 months ago that I had my first opportunity to write content related to the blockchain and #cryptocurrency. And that was also my breakthrough into mainstream content #writing. I’d been writing content even before, but never really to earn my bread and butter.That is one reason why I’m so inclined towards writing in the blockchain and crypto niche.However, it is much, much more than that.When I started out as a blockchain content writer, I hardly had any idea about the technology and what was all that hype around it. The only thing I (...)
Publish0x — Where Writers AND Readers Get Paid
?? Publish0x — Where Writers AND Readers Get Paid✍? A #self-publishing Platform ReviewI am always on Medium and Steemit. So I am excited to have found another platform where writers get paid for publishing articles. Publish0x is like a mix of the two. What I found unique about Publish0x though is that they consider themselves to be a “crypto agnostic publishing platform”, where both authors and readers are rewarded. It is the only self-publishing platform I have ever seen where you don’t have to be an author to earn. You can earn just by reading. That kind of blew my mind. ?Anyways, the process I went through to get approved to be a writer was pretty easy. I only had to answer a couple questions, include a link to my Steemit/Medium #blog, and I got approved overnight. Since then I have been cross (...)
The Cult Of Personality And How You Are Harmed
Musk On The Cover Of Ashlee Vance’s BiographyThe cult of personality is waging a war in your mind but you many not even be aware of its existence.The cult of personality is designed to stunt your growth and I’m about to show you how. The cult of personality is best personified by none other than Elon Musk. I never thought I’d be #writing this kind of article because I may be one of the biggest fans of Elon Musk. In fact, three years ago, when I came across one of his videos by accident, it was much like being struck by lightning. My mind went on fire. Last year, I even sent Musk a custom-designed portfolio that contained a proposal for Uber drivers to be paired with Teslas.I have a long tradition of sending things to people I greatly admire and respect. I’ve been doing this since I was a (...)
How to manage the highs and lows for creative consistency
The Path to Creative ConsistencyI think you really take on a the bipolar attribute of manic and depressive states when you take on the burden of anything “creative”. I run a creative business, so unfortunately it’s both a personal and professional struggle.Maybe 6 months ago, I was on fire creatively and professionally. I could handle anything coming my way with enthusiasm and execution. It was a wonderful feeling as I’m sure you’ve experienced.Recently, I finally decided to address past sexual abuse at the hands of a family member and deal with it properly. The process opened the Pandora’s box of the feelings of being absolutely worthless and powerless. This took a massive toll on my #creativity and ability to fight resistance to create. I found myself full of so much doubt and negativity (...)
How to Create Beautiful 3D #graphics for Your Stories
Any written piece can be enhanced using powerful visual aids — learn how to make your own!Finding the perfect graphic to match your written ideas can oftentimes be a challenging task. Stock images just seem, well, like stock images, and trying to create your own stock images is a time-consuming process. Instead, you can create beautiful 3D graphics like the one above in next to no time!To accomplish this we’ll be using Autodesk Fusion 360. Fusion is at its core a #cad/CAM program, but it also incorporates a powerful and easy-to-use render engine for visualizing designs. We will leverage this to create our graphics. You can start by downloading Fusion. If you’re a student or educator of any kind you can use the software completely free of charge. If you’re not, you can download the generous (...)
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
Nobody uses horses to get around anymore. Nobody writes on papyrus scrolls anymore. Nobody writes or talks in Shakespearean English anymore. Horses as a mode of transportation, papyrus as a tool for capturing and preserving text, Shakespearean English as a mode of communication, have all been extinguished.Working in the product industry and in the creative industries of #writing and stand-up comedy is all about introducing new ideas to the audience. But every new idea has a singular path to success, that can be summed up in three words — Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.Any new idea will first go through the ‘Embrace’ test. And it passes if the answer is yes to the question — Is it embracing a solution that already exists in the lives of the audience? This is not a sufficient ingredient for (...)
The Thing about Rabbit Holes
The Thing About Rabbit HolesThe dictionary meaning of a rabbit hole is as follows.rabbit holenounUsed to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.While the meaning conveyed by this definition has a negative connotation, the term rabbit hole is generally used in positive connotation in various contexts. Examples of rabbit hole being used in positive connotation include “Alice in Wonderland”, internet, #learning and research. Let us look at Rabbit holes in each of these contexts.Rabbit hole and Alice in WonderlandI first came across the term rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. As a kid who has not fallen in love with the the girl Alice and her story. The story of a girl who (...)
A Procrastinating Blogger
As a blogger, I try to write on various topics like programming, #blogging and #work culture. I always have a big list of topics to write on and I work on them as described below.I get ideas for a new blog post while reading a book, riding my scooter, watching a tv-series or attending a meeting in the office. Whenever I get an idea, I quickly open up my phone and write a one-liner about it.I revisit the to-do list later and try to add more points. I don’t start #writing the blog immediately, I take a break. I keep procrastinating on the blog post ideas until I get the conviction.After a few days, I check the idea list again and pick the one that I feel confident and begin writing the blog in my notebook.Finally, I digitalize the article that I’ve written in my notebook and shape up the (...)
My Homeless Neighbor and What He Taught Me About #observation
I have a quirky neighbor that lives across the street. He’s a middle aged bald man who watches TV on his phone at night and sleeps until 8 am. I know this because he lives out of his car.He’s been my neighbor for a few months, but we’ve never spoken. I’m not sure the stereotypical knocking on the door asking to borrow a cup of sugar applies in his case.You could jump to all sorts of terrible conclusions about this person, but I’d like to believe that he’s harmless. He’s more interesting than dangerous.His car is a nice Wrangler style Jeep. Maybe a Rubicon. I can’t keep up with the Jeep models. But it’s an expensive car. And because I’ve seen him watch TV from his phone while walking the dog I assume he has a cellphone account with wireless internet. Maybe even a Netflix subscription.And even (...)
The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs
How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company GoalsHow did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion in global revenue? Sure, their killer products, ubiquitous search engine, and cloud services played a huge role. But they also had a not-so-secret, secret weapon at their disposal: OKRs.First developed by legendary Intel CEO Andy Grove, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a collaborative goal-setting system that was adopted by Google in 1999. Since then, OKRs have helped Google (and countless other companies) not just build products rapidly, but also stay focused, engaged, and aligned with their company goals.OKRs translate your company strategy into a digestible way that allows every team member to know they’re working on the right (...)
The most definitive way for successfully forming habits
Stephen King, the author of over 54 novels, commits to #writing two thousand words a day.“I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words… On some days those ten pages come easily; I’m up and out and doing errands by eleven-thirty in the morning…More frequently, as I grow older, I find myself eating lunch at my desk and finishing the day’s work around one-thirty in the afternoon. Sometimes, when the words come hard, I’m still fiddling around at teatime. Either way is fine with me, but only under dire circumstances do I allow myself to shut down before I get my 2,000 words.”This is a typical example of the daily practice at play. Of course, committing to writing two thousand words a day and doing it consistently won’t ensure you and I become as good or as successful as Stephen King (...)
here are my top tips on technical #writing after 8 years and 700 posts
Since Dec 26th 2009, I have written regularly on my personal blog theburningmonk.com on a variety of technical topics. Suffice to say that I have had a lot of practice of technical writing!I love learning, and I love sharing. What I learn I like to share through writing, as it also helps me solidify my understanding too.Over the last 3 months, my posts have received around 75K views per month across medium and my blog. So the evidence suggests that my writings aren’t turning readers away at least!So to help more people share their knowledge and insights, here are a few simple rules that I follow when I write.Mind the “curse of expertise”The most important rule of thumb is to always remember you are the expert of your domain. When you share knowledge & experience, you need to be mindful (...)
5 Myths About Exposure I Learned By #writing 400+ Columns For Inc Magazine
Nicolas Cole InstagramI have written over 400 columns for Inc Magazine.Before I landed my own column, I was a Top Writer on Quora with several million views on my work (this was back in 2015). My “claim to fame” was the fact that I had reached Top Writer status in less than 9 months of writing on the platform, had over a dozen of my articles go viral (100,000 to 1,000,000+ views each), and had been republished by just about every major publication on the Internet: TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Slate, Observer, Thought Catalog, Medical Daily, The Chicago Tribune, and Inc Magazine—to name a few.During the second half of 2015, there was a 6-month period during which Inc Magazine was republishing one of my Quora answers every single week.I had found my stride as a writer focused on (...)
Last week, I started jotting down ideas for 2018 in my green-colored pen. Within a short time, twelve ideas, large and small, appeared. From those, new pages were needed to fill out some of the more appealing or practical ideas. (One of them is to finish some outstanding projects.) Amazingly, some of those ideas, after […]