What would you like to write about? What can you do that others will benefit from reading your blog posts?
In my opinion there are 2 types of people who start blogging.
The first type starts a blog from a genuinely interest of solely connecting with people sharing valuable information on the same interests.
His main goal is not to make money but to form a community and help others.
The second type is represented by the ones who want to earn an income online blogging. They make their goal to make money, but usually their blogs lack that precious information that visitors are looking for.
I now present you the third type of bloggers, which are a mix of the above two. They make their priority helping and providing a solution to common problems in their niche while also making a profit from their work.
Pick a blog topic that you know and you are comfortable writing about. Ask yourself : “can I write something interesting about this topic?” How can others benefit from my knowledge?
It’s much easier to write about something you know rather than constantly researching topics that you have no interest for.
Write about something you love, something you are passionate about. You can turn your passion into a blog in no time.You can write beautiful content with lots of personal insight on your favorite passion. There’s always someone who appreciates the personal approach.
Don’t think you have to be formal when you write about something.
If you are an expert on a particular field you can start a blog on that topic.Provide your expertize to people and they will love to read your posts.Being an expert takes your blog posts to a whole new level, the kind of insights you are going to offer will not be matched by your competitors. Your visitors are going to recognize your expertize and they’re not going to want to check another site.You’re going to love building your website and everything will seem effortless.
Last but not least if you can’t think of a good blog topic that you are comfortable writing about or you don’t have that much knowledge about it you can always write about something you genuinely want to learn more about.Start by doing in depth research on a particular subject and after and only after you mastered it start writing about it. Also don’t forget to ask your visitors their opinion. After all you want to learn too right?You don’t have to be an expert, but at least you should have a reasonable amount of knowledge about that topic to start in the first place.
Your first priority should be your visitors, nothing else.Make sure to keep in touch with them on social media platforms and always make an effort to give them what they want, that is answers, solutions to their problems.
Make sure you add a touch of personality to your blog, don’t be formal, be yourself. Write as if you are talking to someone in front of you.The reason most blogs are successful is because they give a fresh spin on a particular topic they write about a certain topic in their personal way which makes it attractive.
Don’t be afraid to express yourself.
Last but not leas, have fun! Don’t take it so seriously and interact with your visitors, as long as the subject is of interest to you things tend to be more fun, you will enjoy writing about it and responding to comments.
I recently had a conversation with an astute Health Care Interactive Marketing Executive about her plans for the year. She mentioned that her current website was roughly two years old and that now was the time to start thinking about a redesign. She had quite a few items on her redesign wish list (upgraded CMS, trimmed down Flash elements, etc.), but one thing that stood out to me was her keen interest in making sure that mobile users were accounted for.
Sure, she wanted the core website to render well on mobile browsers, and for good reason. After all, the balance has shifted in favor of consumers with smart phones as opposed to “dumb” phones.
That’s more or less standard fare, though. (Note: If your site isn’t optimized for mobile browsers, then perhaps a redesign should be on your agenda.)
What really struck me was her insistence on making sure that her core website experience and functionality could be mirrored on tablets.
The following statics are an important consideration:
Redesigning your website can help you capture the shifting tide in the way consumers use technology and use it to your advantage. Here are five important things you need to include in your website redesign.
You don’t want your website to feel like the waiting room at the dentist’s office with those old and outdated magazines sitting on the table. If you want to attract visitors to your website, there has to be a reason for them to stop by!
Sharing fresh content on your website through a blog is a great way to draw new visitors from search engines and from social media sites.
Mobile Responsive Design
More and more people are using tablets and smart phones to access the Internet. When a visitor comes to your website on their smart phone, a responsive design will resize your website to fit their device. (Mobile responsive design)
Check this out, if you’re reading this on a laptop or desktop, take your cursor over to the far right side of the page. Now shrink the size of the Internet window. See how this post is shrinking and reformatting. Pretty cool, huh!
If you want to test your website to see how it looks on different devices, check out this site: Studio Press Responsive Test.
Social Media Channels
20% of the time spent on the Internet is on social media sites. LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +, Facebook, and Yelp have become the place where people go to get answers and recommendations.
Your potential customers may feel more comfortable communicating with you with a tweet rather than a phone call. We recommend making it easy for a prospect to connect with you by placing links to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn on your site.
So what’s the takeaway?
In a year that seems destined to further usher in the era of mobile devices as the mainstream computing platform (as opposed to the old desktops and laptops of yesteryear) companies must seriously consider a two-tiered approach to web design. Maybe even three-tiered when you take into account the difference between smart phones and tablets.
If your current web presence is still one-dimensional, focusing only on traditional computing devices, make sure to add these quickly developing dimensions into your overall redesign plan. And if your current design and development agency isn’t properly taking these dimensions into account, well, you know what to do…Please call us we can help you get your site Mobile Responsive..203-483-4598 ask for David on extension 306…You will be glad you did.
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Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a solid object. A future in which we can have tangible goods as well as intangible services delivered to our desktops or highstreet shops over the Internet. And a future in which the everyday “atomization” of virtual objects into hard reality has turned the mass pre-production and stock-holding of a wide range of goods and spare parts into no more than an historical legacy.
Such a future may sound like it is being plucked from the worlds of Star Trek. However, while transporter devices that can instantaneously deliver us to remote locations may remain a fantasy, 3D printers capable of outputting physical objects have been in both development and application for over three decades, and are now starting to present a whole host of new digital manufacturing capabilities. 3D printing may therefore soon do for manufacturing what computers and the Internet have already done for the creation, processing and storage of information. Such a possibility has also started to capture mainstream media attention.
The following provides an overview of 3D printing technologies and their present and likely future application.
Current 3D Printing Applications
Most current 3D printers are not used to create final consumer products. Rather, they are generally employed for rapid product prototyping, or to produce moulds or mould masters that will in turn allow the production of final items. Such printing of 3D objects already enables engineers to check the fit of different parts long before they commit to costly production, architects to show detailed and relatively low-cost scale models to their clients, and medical professionals or archaeologists to handle full-size, 3D copies of bones printed from 3D scan data. There are also a wide range of educational uses.
The range of products that have employed 3D printers in their design process or to produce final moulds or mould masters is constantly growing. To date such products include automobiles, trainers, jewellery, plastic toys, coffee makers, and all sorts of plastic bottles, packaging and containers. More usefully, some dental labs have for some years been using 3D printers to help create appliances, for use in the creation of crowns, bridges and temporaries by dental technicians. Using this technology, even long-term temporaries can now be created, meaning that 3D printers can quite literally already print you new teeth! 3D printers are now also widely used by many major hearing aid manufacturers to produce ear moulds and shells for final consumer use.
Medical uses of 3D printing:
Direct Digital Manufacturing
While most 3D printers are currently used for prototyping and in pre-production mould making processes, the use of 3D printing to manufacture end-use parts is also now occurring. This is becoming known as direct digital manufacturing (DDM), for low-volume manufacturing DDM is more cost-effective and simpler than having to pay and wait for machining or tooling, with on-the-fly design changes and just-in-time inventory being possible.
Many believe that 3D printers have a great future in the creation of fashion items including jewellery and shoes. For example, with injection moulding set to give way to 3D printing to allow maufacture-on-demand and higher levels of customization. You can see even more 3D printed shoes.
It is also already not just a few specialist plastic items that are being made using a 3D printer. For example, engineers at the University of Southampton recently 3D printed a flyable aircraft (well, aside from its electric motor). A driveable prototype of a new electric car called the Urbee has also been 3D printed. Mainstream automobile makes are also already in on the DDM act, with Audi now 3D printing parts of its cars using Objet Polyjet 3D printers.
Some artists are now also using DDM to create their masterpieces. For example, sculptor Bathsheba Grossman already uses 3D printers to create her works. In the future, museums could also print out exhibits as required from their own digital collection — something that the Smithsonian is already working on — or indeed from a global archive of artworks scanned from long-lost or too-delicate-to-display originals.
Future 3D Printing Applications
Whether or not they arrive en-mass in the home, 3D printers have many promising areas of potential future application. They may, for example, be used to output spare parts for all manner of products, and which could not possibly be stocked as part of the inventory of even the best physical store. Hence, rather than throwing away a broken item (something unlikely to be justified a decade or two hence due to resource depletion and enforced recycling), faulty goods will be able to be taken to a local facility that will call up the appropriate spare parts online and simply print them out. NASA has already tested a 3D printer on the International Space Station, and recently announced its requirement for a high resolution 3D printer to produce spacecraft parts during deep space missions. The US Army has also experimented with a truck-mounted 3D printer capable of outputting spare tank and other vehicle components in the battlefield.
As noted above, 3D printers may also be used to make future buildings. To this end, a team at Loughborough University is working on a 3D concrete printing project that could allow large building components to be 3D printed on-site to any design, and with improved thermal properties.
The following video is a good example of 3D printing on the construction site:
Another possible future application is in the use of 3D printers to create replacement organs for the human body. This is known as bioprinting and is an area of rapid development. You can learn more on the bioprinting page, or see more in my bioprinting video or the Future Visions gallery.
In an age in which the news, books, music, video and even our communities are all the subjects of digital dematerialization, the development and application of 3D printing reminds us that human beings have both a physical and a psychological need to keep at least one foot in the real world. 3D printing has a bright future, not least in rapid prototyping (where its impact is already highly significant), but also in the manufacture of many kinds of plastic and metal objects, in medicine, in the arts, and in outer space. Desktop 3D printers for the home are already a reality, and should cost no more than a few hundred dollars by 2015. 3D printers capable of outputting in color and multiple materials also exist and will continue to improve to a point where functional products will be able to be output. As devices that will provide a solid bridge between cyberspace and the physical world — and as an important manifestation of the Second Digital Revolution — 3D printing is therefore likely to play some part in all of our futures.
For a fascinating glimpse at a wide range of amazing and unusual printers — including concrete printers, glass printers, bioprinters, and printers that print on toast! — click here.
Welcome to the world of 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution
Regardless of how you feel about it, the maxim “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” should be top of mind in every content marketing conversation.
Tracking these five performance indicators to determine whether your content is a boon or a bust with prospects:
1. Traffic: the number of people who visit the page on which your content resides. Factors that move this metric include: your number of social followers; size and quantity of your email database; how highly search engines rank the page (for quality and relevance), which you can learn more about in this Google Hummingbird post).
2. Engagement: the duration and quality of user interaction with content are measured by indicators such as bounce rates, time on site (or page), and abandonment rates. Comments, feedback forms, and even results from your search box provide supplemental insight into visitors’ content likes, dislikes and preferences.
3. Social Shares: that good (relevant, useful, credible, interesting) content gets shared is a universal truth among social networks. If you’re active on social media, set aside time each week to measure activity and results.
4. Backlinks: the quality and authority of pages that link back to your content are another measurement of success. Connections to reputable, legitimate sources help in a big way. Linking to questionable sites (those with no traffic or Google Page Rank, for example) can hurt your content marketing efforts.
5. Conversion Rates: content’s ultimate goal is conversions, which marketers define as moving visitors to take some action, such as: request information; schedule a demo or appointment; download a brochure; or perhaps best of all, place an order. You can increase conversion rates by making the desired action clear, quick and easy, with simple navigation as well as “visual cues” that might include the (judicious) use of colored buttons, frames or other graphic elements.
View our full archive of content marketing posts for more tips on creating, promoting and leveraging your content.
(PRLEAP.COM) Branford, CT January 13, 2014 SeaGrass Grill is new to the Branford restaurant scene. Whether it’s simply a ripe, red apple picked right from the tree, or a four-course meal prepared straight from the garden, you can taste the difference when it’s fresh. That’s why Sea Grass Grill is here to share the best picks in dining that offer fresh, local ingredients.
Kim Dziubinski, the owner of SeaGrass Grill in the Indian Neck neighborhood of Branford is making her mark on the local restaurant market. Her intention is to create flavorful, comfort food that is served in an unpretentious and relaxed environment.
Kim states “Let’s put it this way, we don’t have a freezer because everything will be made by hand, the way we look at is if we can’t make it in our little kitchen it will not be served to our customers. Only the freshest ingredients are used.”
SeaGrass has recently caught the attention of the New York Times. The New York Times article points out that Ms. Kim Dziubinski does a nice job of turning her limited pantry into inventive creations. Appetizers can be amazing. At one meal, we enjoyed delicious clams stuffed with an improbable mix of cubed polenta, butternut squash, spinach and herbs; another night, the clams were steamed and served in a tasty white-wine vegetable broth. Turkey soup was outstanding: thickened with potato and a bit of cream, full of over-sized chunks of turkey and sugar pumpkin, it tasted as rich as Thanksgiving gravy.
“Now I know this is nothing new and we are not creating the wheel, this is how our forefathers…and mothers lived; we are simply getting back to the basics. What we feel is a healthier way and we hope you agree.” Kim stated.
SeaGrass Grill is located in Branford CT, open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, on historic Route 146, 3 Linden Ave, Branford, CT 06405, 203-315-3325.
Enjoy a great meal prepared with local farm fresh ingredients and then take a leisurely tour of historic RT 146. The 12.2-mile tour is along the shoreline towns of Branford and Guilford. Enjoy the cool, sea breezes as you pass salt ponds and scenic marshland. See dreamy summer cottages, magnificent beach front homes, and the popular Thimble Islands just offshore. For all the ‘salty dogs’ out there, this is one Connecticut road you won’t want to miss.
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