"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao Tzu (and anyone that has ever managed a blog.)

As with exercise, learning a language, getting into yoga or anything else that us humans tend to promise to tomorrow, starting a blogging routine is one of the hardest parts of blogging itself. Mr. Tzu was onto something, but he forgot to mention just one thing; walking a thousand miles isn’t for the unprepared or faint of heart. The same goes for managing a blog.

Read more: 10 Sanity-Saving Ways to Make Blogging A Breeze (Part I)

To say we are "big fans" of data here at Altos is an understatement. We collect a lot of it and use it on a daily basis. Recently, while working on a project for a client we noticed something interesting. So, we did a little digging in our analytics accounts (we have over 200 to look at) and found an interesting trend. What is more interesting than discovering a potentially disturbing trend? When Google confirms those findings.

Read more: Are Consumers Moving To A Single Device? Google Says Yes

Are you fed up with irrelevant content in your Facebook News feed? Facebook is listening loud and clear. Now Apple iOS users can choose up to 30 of the friends and brands that they want see first in their News feed -- with an Android and desktop roll out expected in coming weeks.

Read more: New Facebook Update Puts Users in Control and Brands on Notice

When time is in short supply, social media is often the first thing to fall by the wayside for most business owners. But consider this: You go to a Facebook page full of engaging, daily updates and a competitor that hasn’t posted since 2012. Which business gets your vote of confidence?

Sharing and curating useful content with your online community doesn’t just happen by itself. And generating your own share-worthy content is an entirely different headache that requires a lot of work that may seem to provide little in terms of ROI.

Read more: 5 Free Tools To Save You Time & Boost Your Social Media Game