We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students
to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Not long ago a blog was simply an online diary. Initially, people decided that blogging was describing, in excruciating detail, how their day went, what they had for dinner last night, and why they spent the whole weekend doing laundry.
Since then, blogging made the transition into the business arena. Now blogs are frequently being used as business journals, tools that can help keep your customers and web site visitors up to date with what is going on with your company. A business blog is an excellent tool to toot your own horn, let the world know about your new products, and tell your target customers why they should do business with you, rather than your competitor.
Don't have a blog for your business yet? No problem! Here is how you can start blogging in just five easy steps:
* Set up a blog for your business. If you don't want to have to set up things on your own, visit Blogger.com. Blogger will host your blog on its server, so that you don't have to add anything to your own web site.
On the other hand, if you'd like to set something up on your own, get blogging software from WordPress.org
* Make your blog an extension of your business identity. The look and feel of your blog should match that of your business web site. Don't forget to include your logo!
* Don't make the blog into a giant ad. Your readers will immediately recognize that ruse and stop reading the blog. Instead, post the items that are of interest to your current and potential customers. Use the blog to post tips and ideas, articles, information about new products, etc.
* Strike a balance between personal and business stuff. While customers like to read the blog to learn about the person behind the business, don't use the blog as a tool to vent, complain and discuss the details of your personal life. You use the blog to converse with your customers, so the blog should be as professional as your newsletter and phone conversations with customers.
It is great to post a story about how you helped a client get an important product out on time, and how proud that made you feel. It might not be appropriate to post a story about an argument you had with a video store clerk over the weekend.
* Leverage your Blog. When you are in business, you realize that many customers have similar questions/concerns. Address these concerns in your blog, and when another customer has the same concern, link directly to the blog entry that answers these concerns.
A blog is an excellent tool to reach potential customers, rank higher in search engines and generate more of the ever-important visitor traffic to your web site.
Biana Babinsky is the online business expert who has helped many business owners attract more web site customers, bring in more online publicity and increase the bottom line. Visit http://avocadoconsulting.com/free_newsletter.html to subscribe to her newsletter full of marketing tips and ideas and join her online business coaching program at http://www.MarketingSalad.com
Blogs are a fantastic way to build a following, grow your expertise, and bring people to your door. In order for a blog to be successful, you should drive people to ...
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Wondering what an RSS feed is and need someone to explain it in plain English? Learn more about this useful form of *content* distribution now!
For the past year-plus, I have been noticing a number of Microsoft bloggers posting that their blogs were either shutting down or moving to private/custom sites.
Revising Section 230 could change the internet as we know it. How about policy decisions based on sound evidence?
I am not a fan of journalists making election forecasts. In the newsroom (and in closed, friend circles), however, I've let myself indulge in the pastime. So, three ...
Ever wonder what blogging tools we use to research and create our blogs and articles? Jack runs through the different tools for blogging that he uses daily.
When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs.
Besides RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Suresh Joshi, Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, V Bhagaiah, Arun Kumar and Aniruddh Deshpande have joined the ...
WordPress is the industry leader when it comes to *content* management systems. In fact, at last check, 29% of all websites are built using WordPress (the next ...
Kibbles 'n' Bits 2/6/19: I have seen the Snappening and it is an RSS feed - The Beat.
Dear Gurumurthy, Intellectually, you are far ahead of RSS colleagues who think the story of Shiva placing an elephant's head on the decapitated Ganesha ...
What else a student would want if he gets free classes and free online test series. CAknowledge.com provide free online courses and material for students.
I am generally very critical of RSS but I agree that people who join it do so because of positive reasons – there can be no doubt that RSS is a genuinely ...
I chanced upon an ancient backup of my RSS feed subscriptions, a cold hard stone of data from my time at Wired in the mid-2000s. The last-modified date on the ...
George RR Martin's platform switch reminds us of an early blogging giant greatly changed.
A recent study on blogging in 2018 shows that the least common blogging tactics are most likely to be successful.
What is RSS? We explain why RSS is not dying and why it is still important. For small business owners and bloggers, we explain the benefits of RSS feeds.
We've sorted through customer reviews and expert recommendations to bring you this list.
RSS was a revelation for blogging and online media; we got our first RSS feed in 2001 and I have relied heavily on RSS feeds to write this site (and stay ...
Is there a love-hate relationship between Marketeers and Social media?
Where are you getting your social media marketing news and tips? Here are some of the top resources on the web where you can keep up with the latest social ...
When people have something to say, they come to Medium, where they can say it at length,” a spokeswoman for the online platform said.
Most of us are active at a number of social media sites. And I bet, we all have a blog (or several blogs). You are very likely to be eager to share what.
Today University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse marks fourteen years in the blogosphere, and she's apparently never missed a day: I'm delighted to ...
Former Discord QA Engineer explains how to build your superfan base with some simple tips from Modus Indie Access. What is Discord? Every once in a while, ...
While most Charleston-area influencers haven't reached a million-dollar level of success just yet, many have tens of thousands of followers and are climbing the ...
Insult, humiliation, abuses, sarcasm and deprivation of the honor and positions were the weapons of violence applied by the invaders, foreign subjugators, ...
Welcome to our new home on the web! For those of you who are longtime readers of Starts With A Bang!, I welcome you to our new location! And to those of you ...
SEATTLE — A 97-year-old blogger is helping explain what happens when we grow old. Some of it might surprise you. Each morning, Doris Carnevali sits at a ...
Shape Theory is a theory we all know apart about and we are aware of it subconsciously. Here I break down how it can be used for level design and how.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Roger Launius about Kerbal Space Program. Topics include the.
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
The games industry is notorious for overloading arbitrary terms in game development, making it very confusing to communicate with others. This post wi.
For Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy we translate generated tile data into natural looking level geometry. Here's how we do it.
by Nanette Senters. For the past 20 years, I've walked at least nine miles a day on the body shop floor of the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where I ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tumblr made the decision to ban all adult *content* and its bloggers from its website yesterday. This decision ...
A new generation of union activists see their struggle as part of the fight for equitable resources for the communities in which they teach.
Ever wonder how EverQuest has stuck around for the last 20 years? This article shares insight into EverQuest's ability to retain players decade after.
Hello fellow level artists and designers,. I recently recorded a podcast about one of the core design principles I use every day - the familiarity principle. You can ...
When Facebook kicks off its annual developer conference with a keynote address on Tuesday morning, we'll be liveblogging it right here.
Bloggers often ask me, what is thing called RSS and is it something I need for my blog. I tell them, only if you want more people to read your blog. RSS Feeds are ...
This blog post is a more friendly and accessible version for our paper (by Ahmed Khalifa, Fernando de Mesentier Silva, and Julian Togelius). Also, we added ...
In this article, I want to talk about our experience of porting our game “Graveyard Keeper” to mobiles and consoles. Some basic information: Graveyard Keeper ...
A look at domain name blogs I read frequently. Earlier this year I published a list of blogs that I subscribe to. That list has changed somewhat over the year ...
Signing with a publisher is a step which shouldn't be taken lightly. Its important to ask yourself the right questions and to set up realistic expecta.
We show you how to become a science blogger and set up your science news site in 4 steps.
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
A little story of a Game Designer who found what type of videos he should make on YouTube.
Andrew F. Pratt and Ryan T. Ward of Venable LLP examine patents from three major companies within the gaming industry to predict what new technologies.
You see a lot of slides at GDC. These are the best ones from the sessions I attended.
Blogs are back! At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the ...
A quick checklist of expert hacks that will help you create a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Out of all articles on game development topics, I find that ones about sound and music design are covered in really vague ways. I decided to get a bit.
Communities like mine, in small-town Michigan, are told to blame immigrants when unchecked capitalism hurts us. We don't buy it.
Welcome to part two of my look into Archero. This time we'll focus on the long-term progression and how that contributes to the fun. Let's dive in!
This Thursday, there were two defining moments at the periphery of the real action that captured my attention. The first was when a greatly excited Arnab ...
Afterlight has a strong narrative aspect that its achieved by a carefully balanced mix of actual Titan's documentation and its creative interpretation.
Let's talk about social media automation, RSS feeds & get a comprehensive how-to on dlvr.it. An RSS feeding tool to automate posts to your social media.
Open The Gates! More and more indies are allowing players to have a say about game updates. Maybe you decided to do this aswell, here are some tips &a.
Security Bloggers Network has been promoting and distributing Cybersecurity news and blogs from some of the leading experts in the security industry for over ...
Turn timers are a contentious topic. You generally don't have enough time to think on your turn, but your opponents on the other hand should ideally be acting ...
If you spend much time online, it's likely you're aware of RSS feeds as a method of keeping up with blogs and websites. But what exactly is this technology? And ...
Magic Arena the last product of the Magic the Gathering franchise, it isn't really MTG, it is a new game, with a different gameplay and a different au.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is event that takes place on the third Thursday of every May, with the goal of raising awareness about digital accessibility.
On May 21, a bill was introduced in the US Senate. This bill, dubbed The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, is a misguided attempt to regulate loot ...
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week held a three-day conference to outline its world view. A lecture by its chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared to signal ...
Skeletons and sharks, two distinct AI systems in Sea of Thieves with their own interesting design secrets.
Is it still possible to break into the games industry as an unknown indie in 2019? James Patton shares the sales numbers for his indie success Spinnor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hour of triumph has been described by some as prolonging a 'nightmare', by others as an electoral demise of secular India, that ...
Does ArtStation bring artists closer together or their art, making it more similar in the process? In this article, I discuss if there is an underlyin.
New Chinese regulations put restrictions on how loot boxes can be monetized. Put simply, the more revenue you drive from selling loot boxes to your pl.
This is our official post-mortem for our latest game, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. It took us 6 years to make this game, and we learned a lot from the.
Having played Return of the Obra Dinn recently, I was inspired to write about historical settings, exploring themes, co-linear storytelling, and ships.
Analyzing the open world design in The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild to break down Nintendo's level design and use of topography to guide where t.
Should you spend money on a Graphic Designer for your Crowdfunding campaign or can you do it yourself? Let's find out!
Though Google Reader addicts are in mourning, they should have seen it coming. It's not the kind of product that makes sense for Google in the longer run.
Following up from yesterday's blog post, you can find here the status for tabletop games on Kickstarter for the first half of 2019. As a reminder, I use the word ...
Since it was announced I've followed Artifact with the intention of writing about it. It's right in my wheelhouse - not only do I play card games but I worked on a ...
The Minority Department in the Congress party organisation is charged to look after the affairs of minorities that include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, ...
What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019?
This very blog forms a large part of a newly published study on research methods blogs in psychology. The paper has a spicy backstory. Back in 2016 ...
Aspiring to climb Everest has never been so big. 77 Indians this year constitute the largest number from any single country. Already four of these are dead, ...
The business of making indie games has always been difficult, but recently it's become a lot harder. On October 5th, Valve introduced changes to Steam.
After several years of instability on this list, 2018 saw things settle down a bit. In past years, blogs would make the list for a flurry of great posts one year, then ...
What it is like to work as a data analyst in a free2play game dev studio? Walk through the week of Katarína and get a grip of her adventurous work!
In his inaugural Independence day speech, India's atheist prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, stated that the soul of the nation had been long suppressed, ...
Given how closely Indian life is bound to family, the unrelenting pressure on young people to marry, and the industry that orchestrates 10 million weddings a ...
In the last decade, our team/as art contractor creates background art for various story games. In this series of posts, I will introduce the key featu.
Is *content* syndication right for you? Let's look at the basics of *content* syndication, what it is and isn't good for, and some tips for getting started.
I did a complete design dive into Sekiro Shadows Die Twice and upon finishing the game, I wanted to share my thoughts on the design.
From “flashy” beginnings to the development swamp and finally launching a console game, this is the story of how Move or Die was made.
In just one short week, we saw two high-profile Muslim women generating dramatically different debates across the country. One for being 'too Muslim'.
We at devtodev collected 10 great links which could be useful for game analysts and game developers and tried to organize them in the most logical way.
Want to start a blog, but not sure how? These free platforms are totally customizable, and will help you publish your first post in minutes.
Rashtriya Janata Dal opposed the constitutional amendment to introduce quotas for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society and is now making it into an ...
Unit testing is often thought to be inapplicable to game development due to randomness, 3D interaction, and unpredictable player input. But in ElemenT.
FIGS is not enough for game localization any more and has been joined by zhCN+brPT+RU to create a “Magnificent Seven Standard” in the loc industry.
Well-orchestrated public statements with high decibel levels seem to be polluting the environment as we await the Ayodhya title suit to be listed before an ...
Hey game devs, I would like to share my story of a game launch. I would like to tell about traps, lie in wait for indie-developer while he works with publisher.
RSS Meets the Needs of Direct Marketers
Contrary to general opinion, RSS meets the needs of even the most demanding direct marketer, actually providing most of what e-mail marketing does, except for the strong push factor.Most direct marketing reasons against RSS are in fact the result of inadequate understanding of RSS by most marketers.
How and Why to RSS
RSS feeds and blogs (and blog and pinging) are part of the latest hyper-frenzy in internet marketing. Tools and services are mushrooming all over.
Its A Blog, Not A Sales Letter
The recent spurt of interest in blogging has begun to ignite the hope that people can make a full-time income from blogging. Although there are a few people actually doing this, there aren't too many business models yet that can support someone making a full-time income from their blogs.
The Right Blog Software Can Make A Blog Stand Out from the Crowd
Blogs are an easy way to get your voice out onto the Net. For the Web-It-Yourselfer, custom blogs are a great way to learn about web technologies and create something from the ground up.
Blogging Your Way To Success Part 3
(Continued from Blogging Your Way To Success Part 2)You have already set up a blog. You have at least 20 pages of content.
How to Use RSS for Free Targeted Website Traffic
RSS (real simple syndication) is the new rage in communication. Why? Because people are beginning to see the traffic and communication potential of using RSS to boost their business.
Shared RSS - Syndication for the Rest of Us
RSS Syndication or RSS Newsfeeds (RSS Feeds for short) all refer to the same thing. There are two parts to the process, the publisher, and the consumer.
RSS - How to Promote and Profit From Your Feed
Let me ask you three questions to get you thinking. Does your website offer an RSS feed? Are you promoting your feed effectively? Are you seeing an increase in profits as a result of offering a feed to your visitors?I'm going to outline several actionable steps you can take to promote your RSS feed both internally on your own website and externally on other websites.
Blogging Your Way To Success Part 1
It has been said that blogging will be the new trend in the 21st century. It is easy to see why.
Blogging for Business
Business blogs are primarily used to improve a company's communication both internally and externally. Business blogs are a type of communication channel that could be used effectively in product launches, team interaction internally within the company or interaction between clients and company.
What is Blogging?
Blogs have been around for many years but have recently become somewhat a new 'craze'. A Blog is short for Web Log is basically an online journal.
15 Top Blog Marketing Tips
1. Place all your feeds on the following website and the directories listed on this page - http://www.
What the BLOG?
Blogs Are the NEW Secret Weapon for Reaching Your Tarket. Just like you, I hate being marketed to.
Bloggin for a Reason
For some it's just a fun thing to do, while some others feel they will soon be left out; they soon join the crowd. Everyone who uses the internet knows someone who has a blog.
Is Your Site Ready For The Coming RSS Revolution?
Recently, there have been many developments in the RSS arena. Changes that will make RSS a major force on the web and a dominant contributing factor to your computing experience.
Blogging for Dollars
Blogging for dollars might sound like the latest game show or some new drinking game, but it's the latest craze to hit the Internet. Bloggers began blogging for a number of reasons, but as the blog movement has increased in popularity, they have found ways to monetize their blogs and are seeing their commitment pay off.
Blogging - What's It All About
A blog usually is a web page that contains brief, discrete hunks of information called posts. These posts are arranged in reverse-chronological order (the most recent come first) and each is uniquely identified by an anchor tag which is marked with a permanent link that can be referred to by others who wish to link to it.
Blog or Ezine? Top 7 Reasons to Blog Now!
Many of my small business clients ask me: "What is a blog and do I need one?" As a marketing consultant and business coach, I too had to address those questions in my own business.A blog is a form of online journal that business owners use to develop customer relationships and establish credibility.
Find Out How Microsofts Plans Could Make Your Subscribers Beg You for RSS Content!
Microsoft recently announced that they will be releasing a new browser version sometime this summer. The new browser version was to be released with Longhorn, the code name for their next operating system to replace Windows XP, but they decided that they needed to release it sooner than that.
RSS as a Change Agent
To better understand how RSS is changing the way companies and individuals deliver and consume content on the macro scale, let us first remember how content is traditionally delivered and consumed.People subscribe to e-mail newsletters or e-mail update services to get content delivered directly to their inboxes.
Ohio Unclaimed freight outlet
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find homes for rent
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It