June 17, 2018
Instagram Provides Insight Into How Its Algorithm Works

In a news briefing Instagram outlined to a group of reporters in its new San Francisco office what its news feed algorithm looks for when displaying content to its 800 million active users. Before its update in 2016 to ditch the reverse chronological feed, users were missing 70 percent of all posts and 50 percent […]

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June 17, 2018
2018 Photography Challenge: Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Hi there and welcome back for week 16 of the 2018 photography challenge! This week’s prompt explores Rembrandt Portrait Lighting: Portrait Lighting Whether Butterfly, Rembrandt, Split, or Loop Lighting, choose the technique which best flatters your subject.   The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this week is... Technical […]

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June 12, 2018
Using IFTTT Recipes to Save Time On your Social Media Calendar

For those of you who took programming courses in high school, the If/Then statement might be one of the first things that you think of when reminiscing on what you learned in class. While the If/Then statement refers to programming or geometry, we use If/Then statements in our every day lives. “If I wake up […]

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June 11, 2018
Photography Challenge 2018: Rule of Space

Hey there and welcome back for Week 15 of the 2018 Photo Challenge! This week’s prompt is Rule of Space: Your subject should be facing the frame, walking into the frame, this keeps your subject "in" the frame and engaging with it. Give your subject room to move. The challenges for each week are also […]

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June 3, 2018
Has Reddit Passed Facebook as the 3rd Most Visited Site in the US?

In the past few weeks you may have viewed numerous headlines noting that Reddit overtook Facebook as the 3rd most viewed website in the United States. This is true according to the Alexa Traffic Ranks, which often differs in reporting from that of Google Analytics, but it fails to tell the full story of website […]

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June 3, 2018
How to Use Planoly to Auto-Post on Instagram

In the past Instagram’s API made it impossible to schedule content and auto-post on your behalf, forcing users to set post reminders and physically submit photos and premade captions to the platform for upload. With the latest API changes you can now auto-schedule content using services like Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Planoly. While I’ve […]

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June 3, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Diptych and Triptych Photography

Hey there and welcome back for week 14 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week’s prompt explores the concept of triptych photography. Diptych or Triptych Connect 2 or 3 images together, creating one image, to provoke a thought or tell a story. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories.The category for this […]

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May 29, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Leading Lines in Photography

Welcome back for week 13 of the 2018 photography challenge! The theme for Week 13 of the 52 Photo Challenge is leading lines in photography. Back by popular demand, use lines to lead the viewer to your subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this week is... Creative […]

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May 28, 2018
Why Passion Projects Make You Stand Out From The Competition

Passion projects are creative side projects that we undertake outside of what’s required from school, work or our daily routines. Whether it’s learning how to play the violin, writing novels, shooting photos, creating apps or performing 30 random acts of kindness, all it takes is some inspiration and a bit of dedication to start working […]

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May 20, 2018
Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress For Building Your Website | Laz's Lounge

WordPress runs more than 30 percent of the internet and holds 50-60 percent of the global content management system market, making it one of the best options when starting a blog or website. It’s versatile, user-friendly, mobile-responsive and fits all shapes and sizes, whether you’re just entering the digital world or are a seasoned veteran […]

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May 19, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Macro Photography Equipment | Laz's Lounge

Hi there and welcome back for week 12 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week I’ll be covering macro photography equipment and how to shoot macro photos: Macro Life is in the details. Get in close and show us the details we usually miss. You don't need a macro lens to shoot a macro shot. […]

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May 16, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Negative Space Photography | Laz’s Lounge

Hey there and welcome back for week 11 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week’s photo shoot explores negative space photography techniques: Negative Space Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category […]

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May 13, 2018
Four-Step Guide On Buying Podcasting Recording Equipment

With more than 525,000 active shows and 18.5 million episodes of podcasts on the internet, it’s encouraging to start your own podcast and cultivate a weekly audience of listeners interested in your content. The hardest part about starting a podcast isn’t sitting down to record on a consistent schedule, but rather figuring out all the podcasting recording […]

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May 7, 2018
11 best practices on Instagram hashtags for followers and reach

Every social media platform has specific rules in place that should be followed to maximize your engagement and following, whether its with varying post-lengths, size-dimensions for photos or traffic-times. Hashtags are no exception and have become an integral part in content curation on these platforms, especially Instagram. Below is a quick guide with 11 best […]

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May 6, 2018
Photo challenge 2018: selective color photography editing

Welcome back for week 10 of the 52-week photo challenge! This week’s prompt involved performing selective color photography editing: Selective Color I know, I know. Selective color can be cringe worthy, however, when done right, it brings compelling focus to the subject. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for […]

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May 4, 2018
How to create and set examples of SMART goals for employees

All businesses have goals that they work toward, whether it’s increasing sales effectiveness, reducing shrink, producing more visibility or enhancing their digital efforts. There’s one problem that most of them run into: they don’t have any examples of SMART goals for employees to replicate and work toward. In a previous podcast I discussed why we […]

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May 2, 2018
Photography Challenge 2018: Abandoned and Forgotten Prompt

HI there and welcome back to this week’s photography challenge 2018 entry! The prompt for Week 9 of the 52 Photo Challenge is: Abandoned and Forgotten were favorites in the past. Let's revisit the idea the idea this year with forsaken. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this […]

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April 30, 2018
7 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn't Getting Traffic

After setting up your blog, you feverishly write post after post with the expectation of dozens of visitors checking out your content. Several months go by and you check out your site’s analytics, only to be crestfallen as the numbers are hardly reflective of the time and effort you’ve spent publishing the pieces you’ve written. […]

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April 24, 2018
LinkedIn's Find Nearby Feature Offers New Ways to Network

In the past few weeks LinkedIn has launched a new feature that allows users to connect with people they meet during meetings, conferences and events. LinkedIn's Find Nearby Feature allows LinkedIn to scan nearby devices using Bluetooth for their approximate location and is only available to users who choose to opt in and stay discoverable […]

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April 24, 2018
VSCO X: Ultimate App For Mobile Photo and Video Editing

With social media algorithms favoring visuals through increased engagement compared to text-based posts, the importance of creating striking photos and videos is greater than ever before. VSCO is a fantastic mobile photo editor that allows users to add custom filters to their photos and perform various edits without introducing a steep learning curve. This free […]

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