If a mini TARDIS materializes in a forest and no one’s around to hear it, is it still adorable?
Best Thing About Summer Vacation #46: Visiting grandpa Bernie’s horse, Little Joe, who has grown a lot since we saw him last Summer.
Beyond that, what would you think if I told you that you could develop a base of prospects that that would look forward to hearing from you? You can do this, and more, by starting a blog for the help. Since the landmark CANN-SPAM legislation, I think the spam situation has gotten worse instead of better. I continue to get more new spam than I can effectively filter, and the “marketing gurus” who send me newsletters from time to time, are bemoaning the fact that as much as 46% of their outgoing e-mail is never getting to its intended recipients because of spam filters; either on desktops, or at ISPs.
Worse, in an effort to get through the filters and into your inbox, those same gurus are reduced to sending their messages using words like `s*p*a*m‘, or `free‘, or `guar*an*teed‘. For me, this is a turn- off that makes their messages look unprofessional, and in my eyes, costs them credibility. And here is where a blog begins to solve those problems.
What is a Blog?
The word is a loose contraction of the term, “Web Log.” A blog is–at a minimum–”a journal that is available on the web for more details go to.The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger,” according to the WWW Dictionary.
What is Blogging?
Blogging offers the opportunity for people to tell the world what‘s on their minds, to share their passions, or to simply inform them of current events–no matter how uniquely focused. Or…to tell them what‘s going on in their business. A blog is a hybrid e- zine/newsletter that keeps you and your contacts in touch with each other.
1.) Responsibility/Commitment – Daily Posts
Regular updates require children to be disciplined and responsible.
2.) Communication – Increased Communication with Friends and Relatives
Blogging or journaling gives children the opportunity to connect with relatives who might live some distance away, communicating important timely issues.
3.) Technology – Exposure to Internet Technologies
Children are growing into technology-laden world. Exposure to innovative Internet technology will help them with communication skills and résumé-building.
Getting children acquainted with keyboards at a young age will help them become familiar with their layout and function, quickly making them proficient typists.
Within the blogosphere, there is a new trend called microblogging. These microblogs will help you grow and maintain your business or enhance your productivity.
Microblogs are a new form of social media that allow you to keep in close contact with friends and coworkers in real-time. You can send entries or tweats if you use twitter from your mobile phone. There is a limit of 140 characters or less with microblog sites. The most obvious advantage of microblogging for business purposes is the ability to know about small problems in real time and provide solutions to your customers, or coworkers working in the field.
The official purpose of a microblog is to answer the question “What are you doing?” This is hard to get past at first. However, you don’t have to specifically answer that question. What if you’re working on a new project, or you have a new idea? Tell your clients what you’re working on via your microblog. Ideally, the perspective client should already be lined up to buy it. The upside of the “what are you doing” question relates to schedules. You can instantly know if a coworker or client is unavailable with a simple tweat or you can find out when the person will next be available. This saves valuable time and increases the productivity of your business.
Another great feature for businesses is “follow me”. This is similar to your ability to have friends, or regular readers of your blog. If you have a group of followers, you can inform them as soon as your new project is finished.
Does your business or service have a website? If so, consider using microblog services to promote it. In general, this won’t generate as much traffic to your site because of the character limit, but it can get you more traffic than you have now. Since many sites allow you to build a friends list, take advantage of it by promoting your microblog. When you set up your new microblog, let all the people on your contact list know about it. Make sure to put a link to your website on your profile. You can also “friend” every user you see on twitter, but this practice isn’t considered good netiquette. The user has no idea why you are friending them. Friend requests are important because the users cannot see your profile and link otherwise.
Another good way to promote your site is to synchronize updates with both your microblog and website. Every time you update your blog, your friends will know to come read your new update at your microblog. IF you own multiple websites, Twitter will allow you to create an account for each of them, but consider how much time it takes to maintain each account. It is easier to put all links, and updates together on one account.
Whether you are an employee or business owner, let a microblog grow your business today.