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When To Use A Semicolon

When to Use a Semicolon?

A lot of people are afraid of using a semicolon (;) as they don’t know how to use it properly. It’s neither a comma (,) nor a full stop (.). Some people use it in place of a colon (:), but it works quite differently. A semicolon links independent clauses in a sentence and introduces the reason for the preceding statement while colon is used for a stronger and more direct relationship. In this article, we’ll explore what exactly a semicolon is and when to use it. What is a semicolon? A semicolon is a punctuation mark used to join two independent clauses that are closely related in thought. When you use a semicolon to connect two or more parts of a sentence that are closely related, you give equal rank or position to all of them.  A semicolon connects closely linked ideas and indicates a pause between two main clauses. You should...
writing retreats

What is a Writing Retreat

If as a writer, you’re looking for a peaceful solitude where you can let your creative juices flow without a hitch, consider attending a writing retreat. Going on a writing retreat is not a new concept, but it has taken on a new purpose over the past few years. It’s an opportunity to set your regular responsibilities aside for a few days and focus on testing, eating, and writing.  Most writing retreats are located in awe-inspiring locations offering a combination of workshops and interaction with a small writers’ group.  Benefits of a Writing Retreat Let’s have a quick look at some of the benefits of joining a writing retreat. Break your routine Writing retreat gives you a chance to break your routine and meet talented writers who can support you with your work.  Draw inspiration Since you surround yourself with experienced writers, you draw inspiration, and this helps to feed your creativity.   Free yourself from distractions You leave...
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How to Become a Virtual Assistant

So you’re planning to become a virtual assistant? Awesome! Over the past few years, the virtual assistant (VA) industry has grown quite well in the United States. According to an article published in The Week, there are more than 1,00,000 virtual assistants listed (jointly) on platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, Guru, and PeoplePer Hour. Since a lot of business owners, bloggers, and solo entrepreneurs prefer to outsource their tasks to virtual assistants, VAs have become a well-paid job in the country. According to Indeed, the average salary for a VA in the United States is $16.51 per hour. However, with the right combination of dedication and determination, you can definitely make more than this amount. In this guide, we will walk you through steps you need to take to become a virtual assistant. So read this guide till the end.   Step 1: Take a Professional VA Training Though anyone with experience in an administrative and...
idea generation

Idea Generation Techniques and Tools

No matter which profession you are in, the ability to come up with fresh ideas can help you perform better than others. Don’t forget that an idea is the first step to create something innovative.  Moreover, an idea provides solutions for various practical problems of life and work. In today’s post, we are going to talk about some idea generation techniques and tools that will help you come up with innovative ideas for your business and life.  So without any further delay, let’s get to know about them.  1. Brainstorming Brainstorming is one of the popular idea-generating techniques that has been used for decades all across the globe. For those who don’t know, the brainstorming process involves the contribution of suggestions from all members of a group. We love the random word brainstorming technique. Do you know what makes this technique so popular? Well, the reason is, no one gets laughed at even if he/she...
Best Laptops For College Students

Best Laptops for College Students 2020: Buying Guide & Reviews

Are you looking for a new laptop for college? Want to have a great looking laptop that is both functional and stylish? Well you've come to the right place. We can help you find a great new laptop from our research finding the best laptops for college students. Preparing for college can be stressful enough without having to decide which laptop to buy. Since most colleges require a laptop these days, it is necessary that you buy the right laptop with the right specs. Most colleges will give you the required specs of the laptops they allow, but we've gone a step further with this article to recommend laptops that not only meet the requirements of colleges, but generally exceed them. Given that most college students need to be mobile, we will keep this list to only laptops, but you can certainly get a desktop for college as well when you...

Blogging

Blogging Statistics

Top 15 Blogging Statistics Every New Blogger Must Know in 2020

Are you planning to start a blog in 2020? Best of luck! Blogging is an ideal way to establish yourself as an expert in a specific industry, reach a target market, get organic searches from search engines, and set up sales funnels. In this post, we’re going to familiarize you with some blogging statistics that will not only encourage you but also help you blog intelligently. So, without further delay, let’s get to know about them. 1. Number of Blogs Worldwide There are around 600 million blog sites on the World Wide Web, out of the 1.7 billion websites.  2.Number of Bloggers and Blogs in The United States Over the years, the number of bloggers has significantly increased in the US. According to a survey, there are around 32 million bloggers in the US alone (as of 2020). Talking about blogs, Statista shows that the number of bloggers is expected to reach 31.7...
manage freelance finances

How to Manage Your Finances as a Freelancer

Did you just start your freelancing journey? You must take the necessary steps to manage your finances right from the beginning. Undoubtedly, freelancing gives you the flexibility to choose which projects to work on, what to charge, and when to work, it has some cons in terms of financial independence. Even though you have regular clients, your freelancing income may fluctuate at any moment. Therefore, you must have an adequate budget to cover the dry spells. And for that, you need to manage your finances. In this guide, we’re going to share some tested and trusted tips to manage your finances as a freelancer. So, without any further delay, let’s get started.    1. Keep Your Personal & Business Bank Accounts Separate Most freelancers make this mistake and get into a hassle. When you don’t keep your personal and business accounts separate, you don’t get a clear picture of your finances.  So first, get a...
Podcast microphones

Best Podcast Microphones – Buying Guide 2020

Doing podcasts is always fun and engaging, especially if you would talk about topics that interest you the most. If you are getting enough engagement from fans and listeners, we are pretty sure that you would be inspired to share some more podcasts. But having the right topic is not enough to have a great outcome. It is also important that you have the right gadget. Hence, having the best podcast microphones is a must for you. There are a lot of podcast microphones on the market, most of which come in varying quality. Some may be inexpensive yet rather dull. Others may be excellent but are super expensive. What we recommend are those that would get the job done well while being affordable. In this article, we have curated ten of the best podcast microphones that might fit the criteria. We urge you to read through this article closely...
journaling

Historians Encourage Us to Document Our Pandemic Experiences

University of Virginia Professor and historian, Herbert “Tico” Braun, recently wrote to his class and people of all ages that this is the time for us to be documenting our day to day lives, including emotions, challenges, opportunities, and funny anecdotes. All across the globe, we are going through this coronavirus pandemic shared experience with a whole host of perspectives. While we are in the midst of it and memories are fresh, let’s all document our times each day.  How to write about the coronavirus and your experiences It is easiest to do this by keeping an online journal or blog. However, I know it is hard to keep up with this habit. The best thing you can do is remind yourself that, even if you miss a day of documenting, you should not let that deter you from starting again. We are making history and your writing could someday be...
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Best Web Hosting for Blogs 2020

Finding a web host for your blog can be challenging. While there are several free blog hosts you can use to get started, it's nice to have a website that you own especially once your blog starts growing beyond a few views a month. Below we've ranked our favorite web hosts based on their features, service, and affordability. Don't have a blog yet? Find out how to get started.In the table below we have outlined our favorite web hosts for bloggers. You can read more about the pros and cons of these web hosts below.Web%20Host,Best%20For,Hosting%20Type|1.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fbluehost%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EBluehost%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared%2C%20VPS|2.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fhostgator%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EHostgator%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared%2C%20VPS|3.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fliquid-web%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3ELiquid%20Web%3C%2Fa%3E,Intermediate,Managed|4.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fwpengine%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EWP%20Engine%20Wordpress%20Hosting%3C%2Fa%3E,Intermediate,Manged|5.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fkinsta%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EKinsta%20Wordpress%20Hosting%3C%2Fa%3E,Intermediate,Manged|6.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fsiteground%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3ESiteground%20Hosting%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared|7.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fgodaddy-hosting%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EGodaddy%20Web%20Hosting%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared|8.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Finmotion-hosting%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EInMotion%20Hosting%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared%2C%20VPS|9.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fwordpress-hosting%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EWordpress.com%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared|10.%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalizemytitle.com%2Frecommends%2Fdreamhost%2F%22%20rel%3D%22sponsored%22%3EDreamHost%3C%2Fa%3E,Beginner,Shared%2C%20VPS What Should You Look for in a Web Host? The right web host has the following components which we have evaluated each of the web hosts below on: Support: Support for when things go wrong is a must. You want to look for a web host that has phone, chat, and email support as well as backups. This will...

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