Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Social Networking - Do I have Time

Maybe I'm different, but the day runs out before I have time for all the "stuff" on the internet. I have a Facebbok page and a LinekedIn page, a website, several email accounts and several chat sites I follow. With having a life outside of my laptop, I just cannot keep up with all these. We were support to have more time in the new century. I remember visiting Disney World several years ago and going to Futureland. There was a display there that showed all the time savings we would have as we moved to this new century. I just don't see it. I spend as much time on our "part-time" business as I did on our full time business a decade ago.

As I see articles for the future of the internet, the way to improve your standing for your website is to be involved in social networking. I don't think this is going to be a time saver! Marketing for your company continues to evolve as the internet matures and it will be necessary to change with it, no matter how hard this may be.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Starting a Blog

Why in the world would I add additional work to my already busy schedule to have a Blog on my website? Well, the answer is that's were the action is today. What do I mean? the action is where people are going to learn about you (or me) and our products. They want up to date information, not last month's or last year's as many website demonstrate. The Blog allows you to keep the customer coming back to your site if you become the expert in your field in their eyes.

I would suggest putting a reminder in your Outlook or similar calender so you add to the Blog at least weekly. More as I become familiar with the medium.