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Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts + #BelleBirthdayBash Playlist

Welcome to the second day of our week-long Birthday Bash! Yesterday you got to know our team a little bit better and we announced details to win our birthday giveaway. Today, we’re sharing a birthday playlist (scroll to the bottom of this post to listen) and we’re recapping our five most popular blog posts over the past year. We still have surprises planned, so check back here daily and don’t forget to follow the #BelleBirthdayBash hashtag to keep up with the festivities on Twitter! Join us as we stroll down blog-memory lane and recap our most popular posts below. A

It's Our Birthday BelleBirthdayBash

Welcome to the second day of our week-long Birthday Bash! Yesterday you got to know our team a little bit better and we announced details to win our birthday giveaway. Today, we’re sharing a birthday playlist (scroll to the bottom of this post to listen) and we’re recapping our five most popular blog posts over the past year. We still have surprises planned, so check back here daily and don’t forget to follow the #BelleBirthdayBash hashtag to keep up with the festivities on Twitter!

Join us as we stroll down blog-memory lane and recap our most popular posts below. A cat, mouse and elephant … perhaps there’s a correlation between post popularity and animal pics?! Sounds like an experiment for this next year …

5. Overcoming the Fear of Rejection

Grumpy CatEveryone faces rejection, but successful people don’t shy away from challenges because of the possibility of a “no” answer. In this post, Kate explains why a “no” is better than silence, and steps you can take to move past the fear of rejection and push for a definitive answer.

4. How to Use RebelMouse to Set up a Social Media Hub

RebelMouse-LogoRebelmouse allows you to aggregate all your social media activity into one, customized “front page.” This page can then be embedded into your website or blog, providing a steady stream of fresh social content. This post shows how to get started with Rebelmouse, create your social media hub, and customize the design and layout your page.

3. 5 Qualities to Look for in a Start-up Intern + Tips for Interns

Startup Interns, Tips for InternsA great intern can be an extremely valuable asset for a young startup. They can tackle special projects and administrative tasks, freeing up the founder and executive staff to focus on business development. This post lists five qualities that make a great intern, which also serve as great tips for interns who want to succeed.

2. Free SEO Tool: Fruition Google Penalty Checker

Free Google Penalty Checker ThinkBelle.com Belle CommunicationsGoogle updates their search algorithm all the time, and these changes can affect your website’s search engine rank.  For anyone who’s not an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), keeping up with these changes can be daunting. Fortunately there is a very handy (and free!) tool to help you make sure your site stays as “Google-friendly” as possible. This post on the Fruition Google Penalty Checker shows how to use this tool to quickly identify areas where your SEO could be improved.

1. 23 Ways to Effectively Use Evernote

ways to use evernoteEvernote is an incredibly useful organizational tool. It’s cloud-based, so you can access your notes from any connected device, and the search feature makes it a cinch to find anything you’ve ever typed or saved. If you’re only using Evernote for note-taking, you aren’t using this app to its full potential. We love Evernote so much that we created this list of 23 ways to use it, and that’s still probably just scratching the surface. This post outperformed all other posts from the past year by a landslide.

Our #BelleBirthdayBash Playlist

We each shared a few of our favorite bands in yesterday’s post, and today we wanted to give you a sampling of music from those artists, plus some other favorite songs of our team. We hope you enjoy this special birthday week playlist!

P.S. Remember to tweet using hashtag #BelleBirthdayBash every day this week to enter for a chance to win our special anniversary giveaway prize pack! See yesterday’s post for details.

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Heather Allen

Belle's first employee. Lover of great food, good books and spreadsheets. Mom of three. Native Floridian and city girl residing in the cornfields of central Illinois.