What's a Blog without OPINIONS? Keep checking back. There will be more, and yours, are welcome, too. Which leads me to: Branding.
It's all the rage these days. Everybody needs to have a "brand." Supposedly.
But, does anyone bother to ask Why? Not really. Most people hear other people say it and just follow along. I still remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when most people and businesses didn't even have a "Mission Statement." Or a "Brand."
Think about it. Suppose you have a product. Or an Image to convey. Why not simply focus on Quality, ease-of-use and a 90-day guarantee (for most things) and call it good? Whether it's a new website or tires on your car, etc. Why not simply provide the same quality and service you would want or expect from others? Simple!
I call it "Integrity." And I don't need to spend tons of money, or pay a marketing dept. to agonize over "image. " That will happen automatically (and positively) if:
1. The product is good
2. The service is good
3. The price is good
4. The reliability and smooth functionality is good.
5. The guarantee is good.
Why not just do this anyway? Standard procedure. Good word will get around just fine.
Chances are, you have done more blogging than I have. I thought I'd give Weebly a try. Lots of people use Weebly and it looked easy to use in some youtube videos I watched. But have you used anything else? Like Wordpress? Wix.com or Jimdo? or Typepad? or Squarespace? Which was easiest to figure out and use without asking for help? Which gives you more control over fonts, sizes, colors, backgrounds and columns? Which is easiest to find other users who blog about topics you are interested in?
I would love to hear your feedback or comments. Thanks.
Here’s 5 books everyone (all ages) should read:
1. Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich (How positive-thinking has gotten out of control and gone overboard in business, the media & everyday life. Even more than you think. Reading about her history of New Thought is eye-opening).
2. Self-Creation by George Weinberg (One of the top 3 most useful & believable self-help/psychology books I’ve ever read).
3. The World Almanac Book of the Strange, Vol. ONE (This is the most level, even-handed treatment, pro and con, that I’ve ever seen of all that out-there stuff you’ve ever wondered about, like: The Pyramids, The Bermuda Triangle, Nostradamus, Atlantis, Easter Island, etc.) An interesting read.
4. Philosophy Made Simple by Richard Popkin & Avrum Stroll (I think it helps you to think more deeply and question things). Easy to understand.
5. Difficult Personalities by Helen McGrath & Hazel Edwards (How to deal with & understand the people who aggravate and frustrate you).