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Hello there, my beloved readers! Things are again going to change, so I thought I should create this community post and explain what’s happening behind the scenes. This time I will discuss with you two topics – 1. I am searching for guest writers and 2. I received amazing partnership from Iconshock Projects company! But take your time and read this article through to understand what I mean, I am sure you’ll like these ideas!
Site is slowly continuing to grow, if last month it got ~400k uniques, now there is ~450k, but yeah, again I feel it’s not enough.
I promised you before month, more tutorials and more frequent posts, but yes things don’t happen so fast as I would wish. This month was a little bit more silent because I’ve got to go to my design academy studies, learning how to drive auto..and yes, I started to go to Salsa lessons as well. Right, but what about blog? In terms of increasing traffic and article quality I am searching for guest writers. Good thing is, now I will also split my budget and start to pay guest writers, at first it won’t be a whole lot comparing to other sites, but at least it will be good beginning.
I must say – big thanks to people, who already wrote to e-mail wishing to contribute in order to get experience and promote their own site by getting some backlinks. To be honest I am planning to do the same on several very popular design blogs as WebDesignerDepot, SmashingMagazine and more. Why it is good thing to do? If your blog is new, without many subscribers and unique visitors, you need to get that attention! Popular design blogs have got huge traffic, thousands of subscribers already – there must be a way how to get part of their traffic and subscribers! And you guessed, guest writing is the best thing to do in early basis if you want to get noticed! And did I say, “in content” links are much more powerful from SEO point of view, than for example sidebar partner’s links?
Let’s drop down again, what do you get from contribution:
Well, I haven’t got very good English skills just yet, but I hope you got my point! :)
If you would like to be part of 1stwebdesigner, please write to [email protected] and I am sure we will think of something!
I am really hoping on little relief, so I can stop producing never ending list posts, but start to work on quality web design photoshop tutorials to really bring value to this site!
By the way I am still working on *.pdf document with roundup of all the posts done in the last year, you will be able to download soon. And as soon as I can I will start e-mail newsletter, but I will tell more about it later.
As always I keep the best at the end. I received amazing partnership proposal from IconShock Projects company. IconShock Projects is specialized in professional stock icon for web and software application creation, I really love their website! So to the point – they are offering to give away FREE icon sets (specifically designed for 1stwebdesigner website and our audience) each month without any restriction to use in your own projects!
Almost every icon set will consist of 5 individually designed and unique icons and the best thing of all is that you will be the ones to choose what kind of icon set you want to see here created!! Sound pretty cool, right? To prove quality, check these examples Iconshock Projects company did for Smashing Magazine.
I welcome you to suggest your own ideas, what kind of icons you want to see here created, but to get started I created poll with 5 different icon set suggestions.
That’s it for now – please be active and cast your vote so you can get free icon set you want the most!
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Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!