7 Steps to Mastering List Articles

Improve Your Blog and Build Readership with Lists Part 6 of Blogging 101 Is there a writer anywhere who never made a list? A shopping list? A task list? A list of points to make in a blog article or [...]

How to Blog with Curation

Sharing the Web With Others, Link by Link Part 5 of Blogging 101 A couple of weeks ago I was confronted by the fact that I was completely wrong about content curation on the web! Or, more accurately, I was [...]

The Mysteries of Microblogging

Everything You Wanted to Know About Microblogs, But Didn’t Know to Ask Putting Microblogging Under the Microscope Explaining microblogging is difficult because so many people do it in different ways. A microblog post can be well under 140 characters, or [...]

The Five Alternate Blog Types Every Blogger Should Know

More Bloggers, More Ways to Blog Blogging 101, Part 3 In our last post on Blogging 101, we discussed three media alternatives to the traditional written blog: video, audio (or podcasting), and image blogging. But if you thought those were [...]

Blogging Alternatives: Vlogs, Podcasts & Images

Alternatives to a Written Blog How to Use Non-Writing Forms of Blogging Video Blogging, or Vlogging In our first class on blogging, Why Blog?, we focused on writing for blogs. Today, class, let’s look at three blogging alternatives. Gary, you’re the [...]

The LinkedIn Curmudgeon on the Big Merger

LinkedIn Members Need to Meditate This morning, for the first time, employees of LinkedIn, SlideShare, Lynda.com, Skype, Xbox, Yammer, Nokia, Rapportive, and Microsoft (and over 400 million LinkedIn users) are all starting their meditation sessions, in the lotus position, contemplating [...]

Why Blog? – Blogging 101 Part 1

This post is the beginning of a new series, a newish topic, several new personas, and a new style of telling stories for me. Wish me a little bit of luck and I hope you like it. — Andy Why [...]

Protect Your LinkedIn Passwords – Q&A

Questions & Answers: The LinkedIn Security Debacle and You What’s all this about a LinkedIn hack? Wasn’t that years ago? For LinkedIn members, an old hack is coming back to bite us in the you-know-what. Back in 2012, hackers stole [...]

My Fave Frugal Writing Tools

Every writer has a personal way of writing and a specific set of tools he or she feels more comfortable with. Since I often blog about writing and creativity, I probably experiment more than most, but I have a set [...]

April Holidays, 2016

Spring Blossoms in Dover, NJ - April, 2014 Our monthly holiday list is a new(ish) feature on Frugal Guidance 2. It can be used for: Writing prompts for writers and bloggers, Travellers, Meeting planners, Businesspeople, Cooks and menu [...]

Is it time to shoot the LIONs?

Why Open Networkers are Idealists, and Why They Need to Stop It Ever since LinkedIn went online there has been a fierce debate between those who feel you should only connect with people you know, and those who say you [...]

The Siren Song of OneNote Reaches Evernote Users’ Ears

  Can Evernote Still Compete with OneNote? The Seductive Myth The Sirens, as you may remember, were beautiful, feminine, mythological creatures who lived on a rocky island somewhere near Greece. They sang. They sang so beautifully and so seductively that [...]