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.
What is a Blog?
Blogs are a type of website often defined as an on line journal or diary. Although there are many blogs where the blog author keeps a log of their own thoughts, experiences and ideas, bloggers also frequently share and discuss information from other sources.
Blogs typically focus on a certain topic and have frequent (sometimes daily) posts (or entries). Posts often link to other blogs or websites that discuss a similar topic. Many blogs are set up so that readers can add comments below each post.
Blogs have been around for about 8 years or so. Business blogs have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, and especially in the last year.
Why Use Blogging To Market Your Practice
Counselors, therapists and other healing professionals often shy away from using technology when marketing their practices. While there are many effective ways to market your practice that don't involve technology and the web, the Internet increasingly becomes an essential method to utilize when starting and marketing a practice.
Furthermore, if you market your practice on the Internet in addition to using offline techniques, you are creating a lot more exposure for your services. Blogs are just one more method of marketing your practice.
Fortunately, much of the technology involved in setting up and managing a blog is very simple. This makes it easy for you to manage and update content on a blog by yourself. You can get a blog up and running in a few minutes without having any technical skills whatsoever.
Blogs also are way to connect with your target market more personally. Because blogs are updated frequently, they allow "your voice" to come through more easily than a static website.
Finally, search engines love blogs because of their numerous and frequent posts as well as the common linking that occurs amongst those in the blogosphere (the blogging community).
How to Use Blogs To Market Your Practice
There are several ways you can utilize a blog to market your practice. You can start by posting interesting information on your blog that is valuable to your clients and potential clients. There is nothing like quality, fresh content to keep your visitors coming back to your site. Building relationships with your target audience is key to having a successful private practice.
You can also market your practice through your blog by linking to other websites or blogs that provide information that your target market wants or needs. You can be the filter for your clients and potential clients, posting up-to-date information on your area of specialization so they can keep up-to-date with their areas of interest.
Posting comments on other blogs related to your topic can increase back-links to your website which is important for your ranking in the search engines.
If you have a newsletter, you can have a sign-up box on your blog and/or you can put up a sign-up form so visitors can subscribe to receive notification when your blog has been updated.
Just like a website, you can also sell your services and products through your blog.
Blogging as a method of marketing your practice can be an effective method for building your reputation, gaining credibility, attracting more clients, and gaining more exposure. It can be a great compliment to a traditional website-- or if you don't yet have a website, a blog can be a first step towards getting one.
If you decide to blog as a marketing strategy for your private practice, you might want to peruse the blogosphere (the community of blogs on the web) so you can get a better feel for blogging and the types of blogs that exist.
© Juliet Austin, 2005
Bio of Author
Juliet Austin is a Marketing Coach, Consultant and Copywriter who assists counselors, therapists, alternative health professionals, and socially responsible businesses in marketing their businesses. She helps her clients overcome resistances to marketing, learn no or low-cost marketing strategies, create compelling promotional materials, and write effective website copy.
Juliet can be reached at: http://www.julietaustin.com or through one of her marketing blogs: http://www.marketingaprivatepractice.com or http://www.websitedesignandpromotion.com
The author grants permission to reprint this article so long as the copyright and by-line remain intact. Informing her of where the article will be published would also be appreciated.
Besides sharing your industry expertise on your own website, submitting guest blog posts and articles to other respected websites can boost awareness of your ...
It does not matter what your motives for blogging are. You can still do it more effectively. Learn useful tactics to improve your blogging.
While the opposition is in a funk, Yogi Adityanath is already focusing on improving his image.
Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas.
Uniindia: New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 1400 hours on Tuesday after paying tributes to its member and Rajasthan BJP Chief Madan ...
Emergency, imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, is considered one of the most controversial periods of Independent India's history. - 'Democratic ...
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.
Kibbles 'n' Bits 2/6/19: I have seen the Snappening and it is an RSS feed - The Beat.
You can take your Wordpress SEO to the next level. Following are 10 ways to make sure your WordPress site and *content* are optimized to the fullest.
Well, 2018 has flown by and today seems like an appropriate time to take a look at the landscape of R bloggerdom as seen through the eyes of readers of ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
A recent study on blogging in 2018 shows that the least common blogging tactics are most likely to be successful.
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 ...
We've sorted through customer reviews and expert recommendations to bring you this list.
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tumblr made the decision to ban all adult *content* and its bloggers from its website yesterday. This decision ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Just two years after taking control of Tumblr as part of its acquisition of Yahoo, Verizon is looking to offload the blogging platform. According to the Wall Street ...
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 ...
In PART 2 the variety of Game Event types are discussed, including what's unique, repeatible, and conditional. Supporting ideas like when they appear.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took potshots at BJP and RSS and called them "God-Se Lovers", in an apparent reference to remarks by Pragya ...
A new generation of union activists see their struggle as part of the fight for equitable resources for the communities in which they teach.
Christie Tate has been writing online about her family for more than a decade. Now, her daughter is old enough to notice. After receiving a laptop for Christmas, ...
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.
Congress leader former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that it was not proper to remove security provided to the RSS office in ...
We show you how to become a science blogger and set up your science news site in 4 steps.
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.
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
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.
Eighty-seven RSS swayamsewaks died fighting the Emergency. More than 80 thousand of them were jailed and suffered physical tortures. Many of them saw ...
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.
In this recent study, bloggers were asked a range of questions, including the time, length and frequency of their blog posts. Here's all the blogging stats.
Ten years ago in 2009, the word influencer didn't bear much weight. Now, it's part of the core approach for the new Epic Games Store - but why?
Scholar, lawyer and author AG Noorani launched his latest book The RSS: A Menace to India, a comprehensive, research-intensive deep-dive into one of India's ...
Afterlight has a strong narrative aspect that its achieved by a carefully balanced mix of actual Titan's documentation and its creative interpretation.
While 99% of the time we're using our skills to make games, sometimes we get to use them to create something truly special—in this case a mural for.
Communities like mine, in small-town Michigan, are told to blame immigrants when unchecked capitalism hurts us. We don't buy it.
It was a high-profile coming out party. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ideological parent of the Modi government, normally invisible in its secretive shakhas ...
At its core, public relations is largely about creating consistency. Anyone who has been in a PR meeting has heard the word 'drumbeat' more than once- create a ...
You see a lot of slides at GDC. These are the best ones from the sessions I attended.
Fact Check:The RSS letter, addressed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Lal, expresses concern over the recent Income Tax raids ...
Squarespace users have more than 90 different options, so we narrowed the field to the 10 best.
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
The RSS and VHP have done well to withdraw from the Ram Mandir agitation till the Lok Sabha elections draw to a close. For one, the movement was finding ...
81monkeys blog post on transition from desktop to mobile game development using GameMaker.
Designing video games in a team is a huge challenge. Despite the fact that we try to follow the same universal principles of game design theory, we of.
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.
Bandersnatch: Netflix's attempt at gamifying cinema is a commendable attempt but leaves more to be desired, ideas on how it can benefit from deep lear.
This article is based on a talk I presented on the Tehran Game Convention. Slides are available here. It is also available in my personal blog, in case you prefer ...
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.
(This article is a repost from my personal blog at https://marccgk.github.io). I recently wrote about why I think Object Oriented Programming is not a good tool to ...
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 ...
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.
Rising numbers of the world's population live in countries that see no need for anti-homosexuality laws. Charts published here courtesy of ILGA, the International ...
Want to localize your next game but not sure how, or don't think you should even bother? Pull up a chair and read these production tips.
Observations and opinions on the current state of Linux as a platform for gaming and game development.
Branding and marketing games is one thing, but indie developers should also dedicated some thought to how they position their studios. In this pos.
The recent gaffe surrounding Assassin's Creed Odyssey frames our talk today about how giving player choices can backfire if you're not careful.
20 pages of thoughts on Artifact cards that begin with the letter 'A'
From “flashy” beginnings to the development swamp and finally launching a console game, this is the story of how Move or Die was made.
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.
Outlines two approaches to picking a target platform: one which begins with your game's design and works upwards and another that starts at the platfo.
Unit testing is often thought to be inapplicable to game development due to randomness, 3D interaction, and unpredictable player input. But in ElemenT.
Editor's note: This story discusses recovery from depression. If you or people you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides ...
An in depth look at what makes the character controller tick in HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! This was done by Covering the game - a terrific game develop.
Apple has announced its new game distribution *service*, Apple Arcade. This subscription-based *service* offers unlimited access to games present in its c.
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.
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.
The family of Lloyd Copper, a disco enthusiast and LGBTQ rights activist, has established a memorial fundraiser in his honor. Lloyd took his own life last week.
Hi! This is my first game blog! I'm currently reading “The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses” by Jesse Schell, and I want to write about the fi.
Tough Questions to Improve Your Leadership is the name of a talk I gave at GDC this year. Along with the talk, there was a handout with questions that.
A recent TV commercial by Hindustan Unilever for its Surf Excel brand triggered an explosion of outrage in the Right-wing universe. The ad shows a group of ...
In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance.
Jamaica refuses to repeal its anti-gay law, but doesn't want to scare away gay tourists. A cartoon in Jamaica's Gleaner newspaper pokes fun at that stance.
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.
The popularity of blogging (which originally derives from 'personal web log') continues, whether for profit, or just to have a voice on the web, since over a decade ...
I'm Scott Brodie, Founder & Creative Director at Heart Shaped Games. Our team recently returned from running its first PAX East booth, and since we benefited ...
Following a request on the Bureau Local Slack channel (join here) I created a tutorial on how to create a Slack bot which would post alerts whenever a new ...
All you need to know about game jams. The Game Jam Survival Kit is actually the name of a Google Drive Folder I created to help jammers all over the w.
The readers and SAVEUR's editors have spoken: here are your winners for the 9th annual SAVEUR Blog Awards. Finalists flew in from as far as West Africa, ...
An addendum to my Designing a Production Process series that describes how to further utilize your issue tracking database to support it.
The Minority Department in the Congress party organisation is charged to look after the affairs of minorities that include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, ...
In the Caribbean, musicians and sexual minorities are interacting in increasingly gay-friendly ways.
Game composer Winifred Phillips discusses ways for new game composers to achieve their first professional gig. Article includes advice regarding the.
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is blogging from his road trip across the country, writing in his latest post that he has "been stuck lately ... in and out of a ...
George RR Martin's platform switch reminds us of an early blogging giant greatly changed.
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 ...
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.
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.
Security Bloggers Network has been promoting and distributing Cybersecurity news and blogs from some of the leading experts in the security industry for over ...
Observations from working on 50+ indie game marketing campaigns in 2018 - and some tips for how to give your game the best chance of success in 2019.
Let's talk about blood in video games, and the 2D pixel bloodstain system developed for a weird narrative experience called NetherWorld.
RSS and Blog Marketing for Real Estate
Earlier this month, Realtor Magazine announced that they would be featuring an article about Tampa Bay Realtor John Mudd and the success he has been having in attracting prospects and media attention with his blog on real estate.Since then, many others in the Real Estate market have been curious about how to implement similar strategies to capture leads in their areas.
Promoting Your Business Using Blogs
Internet marketing using blogs has quickly gained a lot of popularity as a wonderful way to promote your business.There are many ways that blogging can help in the promotion of your business.
Blogging: A Profit Making Internet Option
Blogging is a relatively new form of communication, closely related to the newsletters of days long past. Your thoughts, ideas, and activities are posted for the world (or a chosen few) to view, and if you choose to include the option, leave a comment.
Blogging will Soon Take Over the World
In recent years, it's been pretty obvious that "blogging" (Web + Log = Blog) has simply taken over the internet.Early blogs were first used by creative (bored?) indivuals, and larger news companies.
Start Blogging Now: 10 Reasons Why You Really Need a Blog for Your Business
1. It is perfect for creating a web presence for independent professionals who have something to say and who need people to get to know them and what they can do for them.
Learn how to Create a RSS Feed
Creating an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is really quite a simple process. RSS is a lightweight XML design that is really easy to setup and implement.
17 Mistakes Professionals Make with Their Blogs
Are you getting results from your business blog? Is it getting harder for you to spend time on your blog because you're just not seeing how it is going to pay off? If so, you're not alone. Hundreds of blogs are started each day and many of them are abandoned after several months because it takes time and energy to keep a good business blog going.
Could There Be A New Way Of hearing The News Stories We Feel Are Relevant In Our Lives?
Mainstream media has become a single-minded authority on how we should perceive life. Theirs is a negative perspective.
The 7 Steps to Promoting Your RSS Feeds on Your Website
RSS gets 100% of your content delivered, but it's no good if no one subscribes to your feeds.So your first order of business after planning and creating your feeds has to be promoting them to your visitors.
Dear Web Diary!
Blogging is hot and getting hotter, with more and more web logs (blogs) cropping up online by the day!Since being documented nearly a full decade ago, blogs and associated software have emerged, giving rise to this lucrative and dynamic market.Blogs are highly interactive.
Why You're Not Blogging - And Why You Should Start Today
Those of you who aren't ready to wade into the Blog pool are taking your time for several reasons, according to my informal interviews with people before and after they blog. Others start blogging and then abandon their projects too soon, unaware of the benefits.
Top 6 Reasons for Having a RSS Feed - Come and Explore the Possibilities!
Getting traffic to your website can be hard. No one just randomly types in "make lots of money online quickly and from home".
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.
How Can You Use Blogs To Increase Traffic?
I am conducting my 1st customer appreciation webcast and asked my subscribers list what is their most pressing question they have about blogs and rss.Here's one of the questions I have:How can you use blogs to incease traffic?Blogs can increase traffic through the following:1.
Blogging Can Improve Your Search Engine Ranking
Search engines are after one thing - providing their users with the most relevant and up to date information to match the search term that was used. Search engine results are no good to users when the information doesn't relate to the search term.
Displaying RSS Feeds on Websites
Displaying RSS RSS offers webmasters a unique opportunity to display fresh content on websites. While publishing an RSS feed is a great way to generate site interest and increase communication, syndicating and displaying feeds from related relevant sources can also generate interest, increase traffic and improve search engine ranking.
What is a Business Blog?
Although Blog was the most requested word of 2004 as per Merriam Webster Dictionary Online, there are quite a few people, for whom the word Blog is still unknown.Blog is an online journal of events, raves, rants of the people.
Marketing with Blogs and RSS Feeds
Perhaps you still don't realize or fully understand the power of RSS Feeds as a marketing tool.After all, email works fine, doesn't it?Unfortunately, the truth is:1.
How to Get Started Blogging in 5 Minutes or Less
I put off starting a blog for a long time because I thought it would be hard. I thought it would be technical.
RSS Feeds and How to Use Them
RSS feeds are the most important technology to arrive on the internet since blogging, yet take up of RSS feeds among webmasters and web visitors is still very low. The Sunday Times recent ran a survey to see how home users use the internet, RSS did not appear in it at all.
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