Newagejourno is back and better than ever: Top social media, SEO and news sites

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Just in time for the turn of the new year, Newagejourno has been completely overhauled, revitalized and refreshed so he can spout off on a slick, aesthetically pleasing platform. 

Offering opinion based on perception and fact, Newagejourno won’t hold back with his viewpoints of the world.

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News sites

Newagejourno covers most topics, but he prefers to delve into sports, travel, opinion, or anything that is in trend-setting or in the news. The New York Times, Guardian, BBC and Al Jazeera are some of his go-to news outlets, while he consumes sports-related information on Sports Illustrated, SB Nation and Fansided, among many others.

SEO & content marketing sites

For SEO-related news and information, Newagejourno frequents the following blogs: Ahrefs, Moz, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Round Table, Search Engine Journal, SEO By The Sea, Marketing Pilgrim, Dave Naylor, SEO All Top, Search Engine Journal, Copy Blogger and Neil Patel.

Social Media sites

Let’s not forget about the social media buzz. Here are some sites Newagejourno peruses for his social media needs:

QuoraSocial Media Today, Social Media Examiner, Reddit, Stumble Upon, PopURLs, Hootsuite, Marketing Land and, while it’s not wholly social-specific, Mashable offers cutting-edge online information along with particularly advantageous tech news.

While the aforementioned sites are just a drop in the vast internet ocean, they provide a superb platform to pole vault off of.

Newagejourno tirelessly consumes sound, factually based content to increase his knowledge base.

He finds the mere mention of fake news abhorrent, and believes strongly in standing up for reputable, reliable journalism, no matter the form. Fake news needs to be eradicated for the main tenets and principles of journalism to prevail.

Training rigorously, Newagejourno writes continuously to avoid carpal tunnel. Everything in moderation is an important adage to follow, just not when you’re chasing your dreams.

Overcast, dreary and drab in London this morning, I thought it best – to avoid the debilitating symptoms of cabin fever – to amble down the street to my local coffee shop for a stimulating brew.

And while it sounds like an ordinary run-of-the-mill activity, I cross into a bustling dimension where kids dance merrily in the doorway, music pulsates pleasantly overhead, friends congregate and discuss the week that was, individuals hone in on their laptops or get lost in their latest read while the baristas take pride in consistently producing liquid, arabica inspired, forms of art. 

A model Qantas jet sits imperiously on a stand at the entrance, reflecting the establishment’s Australian roots. Wishing I could shrink to the size of an ant and hop aboard to a destination far flung, I come back down to Earth and settle for a chart topping flat white. 

I’m not coffee connoisseur by any means, but it’s nice to have found Artisan – through a mate’s recommendation (cheers Tonks) – a coffee shop whose lively ambience is trumped only by its barista’s coffee-making skills. 

It’s a far cry better than festering indoors hoping the sun makes its long-awaited cameo, which is a trap I too often fall into. 

For who knows when the temperamental star (by classification and not performance) will extend its warm touch.

But when it does, thanks to the stimulating nature of a triple flat white, I’ll be outside in a flash, like a cheetah ramped up on speed, to welcome the sun’s far-reaching, albeit sporadic, embrace.

Artisan, a coffee shop in West London, teems with activity on an overcast and drizzly Saturday afternoon in London. ©

Artisan, a coffee shop in West London, teems with activity on an overcast and drizzly Saturday afternoon. ©

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Five types of people watchers

Opinion

Maidenhead, of all places, bustles with activity on this mild and temperate, albeit overcast (no surprise there), English spring Saturday.

Sipping on a flat white I find myself scanning passers-by, fascinated by people’s mannerisms, movements and the way in which they interact.

Locating someone with a smile amongst the clusters is as unlikely as catching a glimpse of a tiger in the Indian mangroves, more rare than an alcoholic passing on a free drink.

A slice of Brisbane’s storied past

Travel

Many locals and tourists alike are unaware of Brisbane, Australia’s storied past, in part exemplified by MacArthur Central, an ornate Renaissance-style building heralding the city’s wartime association with General Douglas MacArthur.

Known more for its laidback, short-and-singlet wearing inhabitants than its celebrated history, Brisbanites will often walk by the ornate building unaware of its historical importance.

MacArthur Central, located on the corner of Queen and Edward Street in the city’s core, was the Allied forces’ Southwest Pacific area headquarters during the final two years of World War II.

General MacArthur, according to his biography and other verifiable accounts, arrived in Australia in March 1942 after narrowly escaping the Philippines. He arrived in Brisbane, after a brief stint in Melbourne, where he resided until war’s end.

Brisbane’s daily newspaper, the Courier Mail, never got wind of the General’s clandestine arrival, preventing the daily publication an opportunity to report on a headlining story.

Brisbane celebrated the 70th anniversary of MacArthur’s arrival in July 2012. As Commander in Chief of the South West Pacific region, MacArthur oversaw the Allies’ war efforts from his Brisbane offices.

His offices, now located at MacArthur Museum, were chosen due to the building’s central location and spacious interior.

And while MacArthur Central has since been turned into a commercial shopping complex, the former General’s surname remains inscribed on the building for all to see.

Modernistic and aesthetically pleasing, Brisbane is gaining worldwide recognition for its hip and happening culture, its quaint watering holes and its propensity for fun in the sun, but one needs to claw deeper to appreciate its opulent historical riches.