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September 28th, 2013 No Comments

Retiring this blog, check out my new one at DerekRalston.Com

I wanted to write everyone today to announce that I’m retiring this blog. All blog posts will remain accessible here indefinitely. It has been a great five years exploring and sharing my ideas on personal development, health, sleep, and psychology. I will continue to write, but no longer on Life Evolver.

You can find more recent writing and eBooks on my personal website DerekRalston.Com. Thanks for reading!

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January 26th, 2012 No Comments

Free Happiness Handbook When You Join Life Evolver on Facebook

Life Evolver on Facebook
Life Evolver on Facebook

Want the free Evolve Your Life Happiness Handbook? I’m giving it away to readers who join Life Evolver on Facebook.

5 Reasons to Join Life Evolver on Facebook

1. Share: Life hacks and tips with like-minded individuals.

2. Learn: New personal growth tips in Life Evolver blog posts.

3. Exclusive Giveaways: eBook giveaways for members of Life Evolver on Facebook (Free Happiness Handbook when you join!)

4. Make Friends: Meet other personal growth-oriented individuals.

5. Ask Questions: Post your life hack and personal growth questions here for a quick answer.

Evolve Your Life Happiness Handbook

Evolve Your Life Happiness HandbookYou’ve heard the advice, “Go to school, get a good job, get promoted, climb the corporate ladder, and you will eventually find happiness.” All too often, people follow this society-prescribed path to success, falsely believing that it will lead them to happiness.

This mini-book teaches:

  • An alternative blueprint for happiness, based on research from numerous books and scientific studies, along with Derek’s personal experience
  • How to change your rat racer or hedonist way of life
  • 13 steps for finding happiness

Like personal growth? Share life hacks and tips with like-minded individuals. Make positive changes to your life.

To get your free happiness handbook, join Life Evolver on Facebook Now!

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January 25th, 2012 No Comments

5 Reasons to Join Life Evolver on Facebook

Life Evolver on Facebook
Life Evolver on Facebook
Life Evolver is now on Facebook. Why now? I’ve made the long-overdue decision to disable blog comments. At the same time, I want a way to communicate with readers. The Facebook Page (along with Twitter) will replace communication that happened via blog comments in the past. Also, Life Evolver on Facebook will allow readers to share tips and interact.

5 Reasons to Join Life Evolver on Facebook

1. Share: Life hacks and tips with like-minded individuals.

2. Learn: New personal growth tips in Life Evolver blog posts.

3. Exclusive Giveaways: eBook giveaways for members of Life Evolver on Facebook

4. Make Friends: Meet other personal growth-oriented individuals.

5. Ask Questions: Post your life hack and personal growth questions here for a quick answer.

Like personal growth? Share life hacks and tips with like-minded individuals. Make positive changes to your life. Join Life Evolver on Facebook Now!

How Can Life Evolver on Facebook be Improved?

Do you have ideas for improving Life Evolver on Facebook? Post them to the Facebook page or Tweet @derekralston.

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October 23rd, 2009 No Comments

Write for Life Evolver

Life Evolver is currently accepting guest bloggers. It’s a great way to get your name in front of the personal growth community.

If you’ve got a great idea for a post and would like to build a little momentum for your own site or blog, then feel free to contact me.

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September 22nd, 2008 No Comments

30 Seconds of Your Time to Make this Blog Better

Life Evolver launched on July 4th, 2008. Since launch, traffic has quadrupled month-to-month (7,070 unique visitors in July, 29,768 unique visitors in August). Now that Life Evolver has a decent amount of subscribers and return visitors, I’d like to ask you a few questions to make this blog even better.

If you support the spirit of this blog and have gained anything from Life Evolver, then I’d really appreciate your taking 30 seconds to complete this quick questionnaire:

 

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September 8th, 2008 No Comments

The George Costanza Lifehack for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

George Costanza
George Costanza

I am a contributing writer for Stepcase Lifehack, the popular Productivity, Getting Things Done, and Lifehacks blog. Here are some of my recent posts there:

The George Costanza Lifehack for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

3 Ways to Stop Living Vicariously Through Technology

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July 21st, 2008 4 Comments

Three Reasons Why Alltop Kicks Ass

Several weeks ago, I announced that Life Evolver was added to Alltop, a popular news/blog aggregator. If you haven’t visited Alltop yet, I’d encourage you to do so… Here are three reasons why:

Three Reasons Why Alltop Kicks Ass

1) They “help out underdogs and undiscovered gems”

Check out this graph- I’ve plotted the Alltop sites/blogs listed under the Lifehacks category, by their Alexa (popularity) ranking:

Alltop Lifehacks Category: Alexa Rankings
Alltop Lifehacks Category: Alexa Rankings
What does this scatter graph mean? The most popular Alltop Lifehacks category site has a Alexa ranking of 1,077; the least popular has an Alexa ranking of over 13 million… So basically, there is an even distribution between super-popular blogs like Lifehacker, and brand-new blogs like Life Evolver. This creates a level playing field for blogs like mine, which have only been around for a few weeks.

Compared to other methods of getting attention/building traffic, there just aren’t a lot of options for new bloggers. Google largely bases search results on the number of sites linking to your site, so this makes getting traffic from Google with a new blog very difficult. Getting to the front page of Digg requires that you have 1) A Digg-worthy post (usually a list of some sort, or a somewhat sensationalized story) and 2) A strong network of other Diggers to help you make the story popular. Again, this is very difficult for new bloggers.

2) The sites and blogs listed on Alltop are hand-picked, with feedback from the micro-blogging community

The Alltop about page explains, “The Twitter community has been the single biggest factor in the quality of Alltop. Without this group of mavens and connectors, Alltop would not be what it is today.”

Alltop is basing the sites they list on the wisdom of the community. This gives them a much higher-quality selection of sites than any automated algorithm could produce.

3) The diversity of the content under each category gives you a macro view that you can’t find elsewhere

This ties in with reason #1, but when you have super-popular websites, alongside brand-new unpopular websites, it creates a whole new perspective that you wouldn’t traditionally see. One reason for this is because the writers of those different types of sites usually come from very different backgrounds and write about very different topics.

Google couldn’t get away with putting brand-new unpopular websites at the top of their search results, because part of the algorithm for determining relevance is the number of sites linking to a site. But Alltop can put unpopular sites next to super-popular ones, because they are hand-picked by the community.

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