Freelancing

So what should you include if you’ve got nothing to show?

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Let me start by telling you this. My entire so-called “writing career” was shaped by the oddly adequate relationships I have with the people I’ve worked with.

I never had to show my portfolio to a stranger inside some cold and distant office that took three hours of insane traffic…

Tropical Fruit

Everything About Pineapples You’ve Always Wanted to Know

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I’ve created this article as part of my Tropical Fruit Inspiration Series, listing a number of curious things about some of my favourite tropical fruits and vegetations. They are my endless source of inspiration for practically anything, from design to culinary, even spiritually. …

Cryptomnesia

Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency around, and mining them isn’t the only way to earn.

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Creators everywhere are earning multiple cryptocurrencies for what they’re able to create. Rewarded directly through various monetization methods, powered by numerous digital currencies.

They now even have the means to create new currencies of their own to support a small but loyal following. …

You can settle for good-looking, or you can be a hedgehog. Up to you 🤷

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Your social media profile is your chance to make a first impression that lasts. Because online, that photo can sometimes be the only picture of you the other person will ever really see.

(If your profile picture is a meme, please just skip this part.)

What does your profile picture represent?

In this day and age…

A mentoring session in an office setting
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Only less than six percent of learners who took an open online course between 2014 and 2016 from HarvardX and MITx earned a certificate.

If you’re one of the ones who followed through a course online, then you should take full advantage of that by adding your online certifications to…

Hashtags

The most popular Twitter hashtags every writer needs to know and probably use on the social media.

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The hashtag can be an incredible resource on social media. It helps people discover your content and can connect you with like-minded people and industry experts. Therefore, writers need to know more than how to slap one random hashtag at the end of a tweet.

Let’s look at some of…

I hate to say it, but most people dislike Git from their first try. This girl is no exception.

A group of people in a warehouse
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As soon as the course finishes, I uninstalled Git for Windows from my desktop and only used the GitHub repository to slowly make sense of GitHub Pages and host my own personal website, which is still a work in progress. (Trust me, it looks a lot better now.) …

I’m taking you on a quick tour of the diet trends that are behind why people say “no” to what others say “yes” to.

Mmm… Diet Coke
Photo by Matthew Kenwrick, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr.

When you say, “I am going on a diet”

Dieting is tough. Who knows what you’re going to get? When you follow a dieting system without really understanding how weight-loss works, you are almost blindly relying on hearsay.

What seems to have worked for other people might cause another to gain weight. Or other unwanted consequences. …

Code Snippet

Working with long texts can be a huge challenge, especially when you need to include code snippets within your documents. Here are three ways to confidently and conveniently do that in Microsoft Word.

Working with code snippets

Imagine having to write a document in MS Word that is filled with:

  • text
  • bullets
  • visuals
  • graphs, and…
  • links

That’s already a handful to layout, isn’t it?

But somewhere in the middle, you’re also required to show code changes that you’ve made on a project. …

Some are pretty well-known, while others are outright bizarre.

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You don’t have to be working in IT to encounter tech jargon. Technology is known for coming up with new (and sometimes funny sounding) words and popularizing them in a blink of an eye. Old terms quickly become outdated, replaced by new ones, and newer ones. …

Lovelli Fuad

A cultural #creative >> a full-stack #freelancer | #storyteller, poet at ❤, short story-ist — lovellifuad.com

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