How to calculate estimated reading time
When publishing an article it is often a nice touch to let users know roughly how long it will take to read, and what level of investment they can expect to make. While every reader is different, the average reader can ingest about 150 - 200 words per minute, depending on the type of text.
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Become more likable
For some people, being likable is a gift. We all know someone that everyone just seems to like. Being likable can make life easier and more enjoyable. It feels lovely when people are happy to see us. Your social life is better, and others are more willing to be helpful. You don’t have to be born likable. It’s actually an easy skill to develop.
Planning your digital marketing strategy
Social media is simple right? It’s not. It’s a complex system that requires a lot of planning. Not only does it require a lot of planning, but it also requires a lot of research. In the next few articles, I’ll give you a few simple guides to help plan your digital marketing strategy.
Quick tips for battling depression
While depression is a severe illness, you can fight back against it and win if you know what to do when it strikes. If your depression is brutal, however, it’s vital to seek the advice of a physician. You might also find that depression is a symptom of a broader issue, such as undiagnosed Autism, or a serious illness that you can’t control.
The Diversity problem in Open-Source projects
The software industry has a diversity problem. Specifically that there isn’t much diversity at all. We are also living in a time where we are hearing about project maintainers engaging in targeted harassment against minorities. This is a problem that we need to address. Why do we as a community have to deal with this, and how can we as maintainers help? Trying to fix a broken system is not a solution, but trying to make it better is the first step.
Becoming an effective open source maintainer
Developing code is not easy. It is a challenge, but it is also a fun thing to do. Maintaining a project, however, is not easy either. It requires a very different skillset and time investment. When I became a maintainer of Selectize, I was able to learn a lot about the project and how to improve it, and I was able to learn so much about how to interact with the community.
Redirecting pages in jekyll (Without Plugins)
Hosting your site on Github Pages is fantastic, easy and inexpensive. Using Jekyll to generate your pages is easy and very configurable. It’s the perfect solution for a static site (as well as what I use for this blog). Sometimes, however, you may run into situations where you need to redirect a page to another page, and without access to your backend to use server-side redirects you need to do it manually.
9 steps for building quality backlinks
For some, backlinks are the number one ranking factor for their websites. If you employ this strategy, building high-quality backlinks to your website can increase your search engine ranking, but it can also result in an increase in organic traffic.