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.
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 ...
Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg joins The Vergecast to talk about the future of Tumblr, his plans for the site, and why the porn ban will stay in place.
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi her on Friday urged the international community to pay attention to the agendas of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ...
Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi recently made a startling admission, not just about himself but also about his fellow ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Kibbles 'n' Bits 2/6/19: I have seen the Snappening and it is an RSS feed - The Beat.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is there a love-hate relationship between Marketeers and Social media?
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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 ...
Insult, humiliation, abuses, sarcasm and deprivation of the honor and positions were the weapons of violence applied by the invaders, foreign subjugators, ...
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 ...
When people have something to say, they come to Medium, where they can say it at length,” a spokeswoman for the online platform said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tumblr made the decision to ban all adult *content* and its bloggers from its website yesterday. This decision ...
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 ...
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.
Most of the oldest board games that have been found are Race Games, and they are found all over the world. They are also incredibly popular, being pla.
The games industry is notorious for overloading arbitrary terms in game development, making it very confusing to communicate with others. This post wi.
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
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 ...
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.
For Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy we translate generated tile data into natural looking level geometry. Here's how we do it.
When Facebook kicks off its annual developer conference with a keynote address on Tuesday morning, we'll be liveblogging it right here.
We show you how to become a science blogger and set up your science news site in 4 steps.
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 ...
Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of immersion, comfort and identity in their characters whi.
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 ...
When we talk about responsive controls in games, we talk about the time between a button press and the action being completed. And yet Bloodborne is s.
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
The top 5 reasons indie game marketing falls on deaf ears - and how to steer things back on track for your game!
A little story of a Game Designer who found what type of videos he should make on YouTube.
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.
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 ...
Communities like mine, in small-town Michigan, are told to blame immigrants when unchecked capitalism hurts us. We don't buy it.
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 ...
You see a lot of slides at GDC. These are the best ones from the sessions I attended.
Quick guide to some of the programming that goes into creating a rhythm game. The article uses Unity to build a game, but the principles could be appl.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Back in 2010, I published a blog post about the choices bloggers gave their readers when it came to how they consumed that blogger's *content*. The gist of the ...
Skeletons and sharks, two distinct AI systems in Sea of Thieves with their own interesting design secrets.
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.
Making your game profitable is one of the most desired goals for any game developer. If monetization comes too late, you won't make it back. Here ar.
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.
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 ...
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.
Should you spend money on a Graphic Designer for your Crowdfunding campaign or can you do it yourself? Let's find out!
From “flashy” beginnings to the development swamp and finally launching a console game, this is the story of how Move or Die was made.
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 ...
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.
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
The Minority Department in the Congress party organisation is charged to look after the affairs of minorities that include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, ...
I posted this poll on Twitter few weeks ago: Entity systems won by a long shot, so that's what I'm going to be writing about today. In particular, I'm going to outline ...
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!
What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019?
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.
In just one short week, we saw two high-profile Muslim women generating dramatically different debates across the country. One for being 'too Muslim'.
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 ...
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 his inaugural Independence day speech, India's atheist prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, stated that the soul of the nation had been long suppressed, ...
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.
People don't tend to listen to rap for polite music. And a rapper going by the name Hard Kaur you expect to be hardcore. Her not very polite social media posts ...
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.
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.
A question I hear pretty often is, What is a meta-game?. There are two pretty similar but also quite distinct and different answers which we're going.
Rashtriya Janata Dal opposed the constitutional amendment to introduce quotas for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society and is now making it into an ...
Troll/raging games can teach us a lot about how to the design a golden path and how use it to motivate the players.
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 ...
Senior Analyst Matthew Bailey shares insights from Ovum's latest Game Console Device Forecast - analyzing key trends shaping the future of the home.
Today's counting is just an academic exercise. The oracle of the exit polls has already spoken. The re-throned PM's first 'thank you' letter must be to Pakistan ...
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.
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.
In the aftermath of the growing tension between Iran and the USA , everyone was predicting a strong military retaliation from the US. However, no such ...
Between 2004 and 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced the 'no strong leader' problem. Party elder LK Advani's prime ministerial candidacy in 2009 and the ...
Apple has announced its new game distribution *service*, Apple Arcade. This subscription-based *service* offers unlimited access to games present in its c.
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