Weekly Roundup: Getting Back On Your Feet

The past couple of weeks have been very hard for the country, but things are definitely starting to get better.

Cities that were devastated by the typhoon are getting back on their feet, while the country also experienced a major victory yesterday with Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Brandon Rios.

For this weekly roundup, we’re featuring some of the best articles we’ve read from Filipino bloggers around the country. We hope you enjoy this week’s collection.

Inspiration

One of the sources of resilience among Filipinos is our ability to exact humor even in the most depressing situations. Just look at this photo that we found from @inquirerdotnet.

funny-yolanda

And for blogger, Arriane, she discovers that being the funny girl has its perks. She writes:

Being funny means putting myself out there, not caring if I was pretty or not. It doesn’t care about bad angles, or the right make-up, or the perfect stride. As Amy Poehler, my life hero and my imaginary best friend, once said “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do”.

There’s power in knowing that fitting in the ideal isn’t everything.

Blogging

Are you a blogger looking for ways to boost the performance of your blog? Then here’s what you can do:

  1. Define “performance”
  2. Keep it personal, one-on-one
  3. Keep it real
  4. Present opinions with fact
  5. Market it like a business
  6. Blog for a reason
  7. Strive for influence
  8. Social Media is your blog #2
  9. Build relationships everyday
  10. Do more than just blog
  11. Keep track of your numbers
  12. Feature prominent people on your blog
  13. Attract and accept guest posts
  14. Build a team of writers
  15. Spread your content variety

Do you want details? Then check out the whole article here: 15 Tips for a High-Performance Blog

Freelancing

One of the challenges that freelancers, including business owners, face is to get repeat sales or simply, how to make your clients come back to you for a second project.

Fortunately, it often costs less to remarket to your previous customers than to generate new leads, and Florante Valdez gives us a few tips on How to Increase Repeat Business from Previous Clients, namely:

  1. Make sure they get a pleasant experience
  2. End the project but not the relationship
  3. Be visible
  4. Be proactive
  5. Go for a package

And this concludes our roundup for this week. Do check out our previous blog posts below in case you missed them.

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