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Note from the writer: To date, this was my all-time best performing blog post. — Ben

Introduction

Have you ever looked at some of the awesome photos posted on sites like Instagram or Flickr and wondered how you could shoot like that? If so, this post is for you. I’m going…

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Note from the writer: I put this piece together as a lead magnet for a short-lived digital marketing side project. — Ben

100 Headlines Guaranteed to Get Clicks

Use these for your Google Ads, your blog, and your social media posts:

  1. The Secret of Making People [do something desirable]
  2. A Little Mistake That Cost [a person]…
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Note from the writer: I wrote this piece back when I had first discovered static website generators and was convinced they were the way of the future. To be clear, I still feel they’re a great option, but I also see the value in more traditional options more so than…

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Note from the writer: This was a piece I wrote on the merits of the Golden Rule in business. — Ben

Introduction

What’s the biggest challenge you face in your small business? If I ask ten people that question, nine of them will say “getting more customers.” …

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Note from the writer: This may very well have been fixed by now, making this post obsolete. However, it’s a decent example of a technical how-to post. — Ben

Introduction

If you work in a field that requires a lot of scheduling — sales, consulting, professional services, etc. — you know…

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Note from the writer: I wrote this back when I first discovered Buffer and thought it was about the coolest thing ever. For the record, I still think it’s a useful tool. — Ben

Introduction

If you own a small business, social media is one of the most powerful tools you…

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Note from the writer: I wrote this back in my Ubuntu heyday. It’s outdated now, but it’s still a decent example of a technical how-to article. — Ben

Introduction

Ubuntu is quite possibly the most popular desktop distribution of Linux ever. It provides a solid experience with a wealth of compatible…

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