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Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac – The Verge

Microsoft is going to be moving its Edge Browser to use the Chromium engine. This is big news because now most browsers will be using the open source version of Chrome.

Is this a good thing? I’m not sure. On one hand, as a Web designer/developer I’ll need to test sites on one less platform. But on the other hand there is less competition and Google’s, albeit open source, browser engine will be dominant?

What do you think?

Source: Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac – The Verge

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Embrace The Suck – Scott DeLuzio

In fact, a study by U.S. News found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That study goes on to say that the reason why those resolutions fail is because we don’t change our mindset first.

Source: Embrace The Suck – Scott DeLuzio

This is so true. If you don’t start with setting your mindset up for success you’re not going to succeed. This is a great article.

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Your Most Common Gutenberg Questions Answered

Joe Casabona is a WordPress expert and has taken to the new editor like peanut butter on bread. (Ugh bad analogy) If you don’t already know about Joe, this article (link below) is a great intro to him and his plethora of knowledge!

I’m proud to say I know Joe personally. He’s as jolly, friendly and knowledgeable in person as he appears online.

Source: Your Most Common Gutenberg Questions Answered

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12 Completely Outdated SEO Practices You Should Avoid

If you’re still doing these. Just STOP. You will do more harm than good. Some things like Keyword stuffing have been a no-no for a while now. Others like Keyword Density are a little newer. Regardless, as Matt Cutts (the former Spam-Killer at Google) has always said: “Write good content.”

Here are 12 SEO practices that used to work (to some extent), but now could do more harm than good for your brand or website.

Source: 12 Completely Outdated SEO Practices You Should Avoid

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6 Effective Tips on How to Take Care Your Mental Health As a Freelancer

I’ve learned a lot being on my own running a small business. One of the biggest things is taking care of myself. It seems like an easy task, but it’s not. Not at all.

Below is a great article from TorqueMag.io with some tips.

Preserving mental health is as important for freelancers as for everyone else. Yet, self employment brings its own challenges. Learn how to address them now.

Source: 6 Effective Tips on How to Take Care Your Mental Health As a Freelancer