Leaning with Intent

Internet, blogging, technology, gaming, business, and other topics.
July 26th, 2013

How to Print Things Easily

There must be some convenient and easy way to print things these days. With all the technology available to us, including this Web To Print Software, nobody really has an excuse for not being able to print anything he wants. I am glad that printing has become so hassle-free recently thanks to all the programs that are available on the market to people like me. I am going to try to take advantage of such programs as much as possible so that I find printing even more enjoyable and user-friendly than ever. What do you think on the topic?

July 2nd, 2013

Find Things to Blog About

When it comes to blogging, bloggers want to have the most interesting articles and information posted on their site. While there is a lot of cooperation between bloggers, you can sometimes feel the tension, especially when a blogger feels that some harm was done to him. This is often provoked by copying and pasting articles from other blogs and posting it on your own. Writing an article is not an easy task, as it requires time, focusing on your task, and original ideas among other things. Nobody wants to have his articles posted all over the Web without permission, and this also includes technology blogs. That is why I encourage bloggers to write their own articles of which they can be proud. Not everyone knows that Technorati has an interesting feature on their website called Topics. Topics is a way to navigate the conversations on the Web, based on the categories you select. You can visit one Technorati Topics page and see live streams of the newest blog posts about the topic you want. Topics pages are being updated very often, so they are different every time you visit, and the posts you see scrolling down the page, will keep you informed about what is going on right now. I think it is an interesting feature, and many bloggers are using it quite regularly to research any topic they are interested in.

July 2nd, 2013

Immigration Concerns

I have always believed that immigration attorneys were doing a great job helping some people stay in the country. Most immigration laws can be hard to understand, and only a qualified and experienced immigration attorney can help a person in his predicament. Life of many immigrants is a lot easier when they have somebody to help them such as an immigration lawyer. I know it, not from my personal experience, but from the experience of others who had to go through a long process in order to become American citizens.

June 21st, 2013

Finance

The topic of finance is vast and there are many places that discuss it. Many young people who start living on their own have a very big decision to make: should they apply for a loan even if this will mean less favorable conditions for them, or simply start renting an apartment or a house. With recent mortgage crisis it seems that renting might be a better option to many people, but still a lot of us will look for a loan to finance our house or apartment. After all, there is something very nice about living in a place that belongs to us and which we will not leave in a few months. If you live in a place of your own you can invest some money into it by renovating it and buying the necessary equipment. You do not have such opportunity if you just rent an apartment. The desire of people to have their own place makes many mortgage companies offer more and more attractive mortgage products. Whereas there are some disadvantages of having a loan, if you research all the possible loans before you apply for one, you will have the satisfaction that you got the best deal possible. To find the best deals on mortgages, you simply need to put some work into it.

June 21st, 2013

Small Niche Blogs Making Money

While the biggest reward of blogging is the fact that you can share your thoughts with the rest of the world, there are also other things that some people hope to achieve. Maintaining a blog can be quite expensive, especially if you spend money on promotion and web design. That is why making some money from your blog is often necessary to keep it online. Here are my thoughts about blogs targeting a small niche, and their ability to make money:

  • You have a small audience, because you just target a particular niche. This does not mean you will not have many visitors, but you need to keep this in mind. You have to focus in order to avoid writing off-topic posts.
  • There are not many affiliate programs to choose. On the other hand, those which will really fit into your site can give you a big profit. It is all about targeted advertising.
  • It might be harder to have other sites linking to you, so consider link exchanges with sites dealing with a similar topic. Such sites may be very pleased that you are suggesting a link exchange, as they probably do not receive such a request very often. On the other hand, sites dealing with very popular topics might have a lot of competition, and may not be that eager to agree to a link exchange.
  • June 21st, 2013

    Monitor Stands Help

    Life of a musician is definitely an enjoyable one. You get to go to all those places where you perform on stage, you get to shop for Monitor Stands, and you really have a chance to enjoy your life to the fullest. I have never heard of anyone who is a musician and who wouldn’t like the idea of performing or playing his guitar for example. I guess when you are a musician, you are one for life.

    June 21st, 2013

    Writing Problems

    Today I would like to discuss how to overcome writing problems and how to deal with them. You will know that you need some encouragement when you have problems writing articles, feel unmotivated to be creative, forget the point of your post, or even feel like abandoning your blog into which you put so much work. Here are some guidelines that should put you back on the right track:

    1. Think about changing the topic of your blog. If something excites you, you will always be willing to write about it even if you feel tired or exhausted. I cannot emphasize this enough, because this is the most important point. Write about the things that you love.
    2. Read other blogs that will give you inspiration. Visit only those blogs that you enjoy reading. There are many interesting blogs on the blogosphere so you should not have problems finding one.
    3. Make your writing fun and experiment a lot. Try different styles of writing, use different fonts and pictures. You might learn a lot this way.
    4. Do something on your blog that you have never done before. Create a poll, organize a giveaway, or get involved in a traffic exchange. All of those things will get you more exited about blogging.
    5. Get some rest if you feel that you need it. After a few days you will find yourself refreshed enough to continue working. Maybe it is time to take a vacation? Being rested is very important when it comes to blogging.

    June 11th, 2013

    Harley Fun

    Summer is a perfect time to get some harley accessories in case you are a biker. A friend of mine absolutely adores his bike, and it seems to me like he has every Harley accessory under the Sun. I can fully understand his enthusiasm for biking. After all, it is a wonderful hobby that allows you to spend your time surrounded by fresh air and do something entertaining after work.

    May 27th, 2013

    Choosing Between Browsers?

    Which browser should I choose? This is the question which many people ask, while others spend hours upon hours in order to prove that their browser is superior. While I also have a browser preference, this is not really what I wanted to talk about this time, as I rather want to point out something else. With so many browsers advertising that they are the best, we often feel like we have to make a specific choice, and that is not really the case. Some people might not know it, but you can actually have multiple browsers installed on your computer. You can use Firefox, IE, and Opera interchangeably, and you do not have to be limited to just one. You may wish to use Firefox when accessing dangerous sites, as Firefox is considered to be the safest browser. On the other hand, you may also want to use Internet Explorer when you want to open some of your bookmarked pages, because most websites are compatible with IE. You can use Opera when you feel like you want to quickly jump from one tab to another, as Opera is a very fast browser. Remember that you do not have to limit yourself to just one browser.

    May 27th, 2013

    Nicaragua Cigars

    One of my uncles has been smoking cigars for a very long time. He likes the idea of importing them from various parts of the world. I am sure that I have heard that nicaragua cigars are some of his favorite cigars he likes to smoke. He might like to smoke Cuban cigars as well, but to him, there’s something very enjoyable about smoking Nicaragua cigars as well. It seems that he never has enough of them.