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It’s time for a bit of honesty

My intention when I first wrote for this blog in 2010 was to entertain and educate my readers, and establish myself as a tech expert.  Of course I didn’t actually write for a living at the time, but that didn’t factor into my thinking.  After reading books about blogging, that I decided I needed to get out there, like the guy who decides to get out there date online because everyone he knows  is hooking up.

So with no good plan, I plunged in.  Cannonball style!  I wrote about tech stuff mainly, especially mobile.  And of course I wrote fake humorous news storys about fake apps that allow wives to spy on their husbands by tapping into their phones remotely,  see  iHusband .  And who could forget the dancing Brazilian baby with Moves like Jagger – just for fun!

So here comes the HONESTY: Looking back now in last half of 2012, it is clear to me that I made three pretty big mistakes.

  • 1st: I underestimated the time required for proper research needed to write about technology.  I had almost NO strategy or forethought.  My thinking is this.  If I the time to share my opinion with the world, and you take the time read it, at least I owe it to you to educate myself first, then base opinions on facts and experience.  As a business man and entrepreneur, I did not always have the time needed to produce the quality needed.  This leads me to the 2nd mistake…
  • 2nd: I reposted other sites’ articles and links to those articles way too often.  While this is a time saver for me the writer, it cheapens the value of the site.  Readers want my opinions not just data from other publishers with no context.  People ask, “tell me what this information means to me, and why.  Dont just spit out facts.”  The essential value of a consultant (which is what I am) is to tell you what you should and should not do.  The word “should” has so much meaning and power, yet too many in our field, believe it or not, are afraid to use it because it comes with risk that you could tell someone to do the wrong thing.
  • 3rd: I hired an SEO to start writing articles for me that were more for Googles search bots than real people.  These people sit in cubes and compose bland but accurate articles that give Google the impression we are bigger than we are and that we must be a credible resource for their searchers. My plan was to have traffic on our site to enhance our search equity so we could promote our brand to those who might one day need our consulting services.   I fired them last year for many reasons, but mainly I just woke up one day and asked myself, “would I want to read this stuff?”  Nope.  I would not.  It may work for search, but they have no place on a blog.  That was a big fail for my blog, but did help my search.
There are many quality blogs out there with slick videos and links and all kinds of sexy resources.  But I believe they all share some common qualities
  1. Authors are genuine
  2. They speak from the heart
  3. They post stuff they care about, know about, and have opinions about.
  4. They care about quality and their readers
  5. They seek to add value to the readers’ lives.
  6. They are consistent and make sure they tell stories that matter to them and their readers
I want to thank you for allowing me to be honest.  While this is not how I started it is how I will conduct my blog today and forever.
Clearing the air here as I have attempted to do, is the first step toward building a genuine relationship with you my reader.  My commitment is write from my heart, and to write about the stuff I really find exciting and interesting to me.   My hope is to build a real community, with no concern for size or fame.
You will still read about tech, my experiences in consulting, and things that will benefit entrepreneurs.  Of course I would wish that you give me your honest feedback as to how I am doing and suggestions for articles.
If you have read this far we are off to a great start.
 

Beats + (Beats Plus) Instant Drum Loop Machine

BEATS+ is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment. No assembly required! Ranging from 1 to 4 bars in length, these loops are great for casual practice or exploring song ideas. Plug into Hi-Fi speakers for the best sound (or just play right from your iPhone!).

 

 

FEATURES:

✓ Gorgeous, Simple Design
✓ Over 50 Drum Loops (Various styles)
✓ Beat Pack Store (coming soon)
✓ Includes “Hit Song” Pack
(remakes of beats from 12 chart-topping songs)
✓ Easy Tempo Changer (60-190BPM, intervals of 10BPM)
✓ Loud and Clear Sound (Professionally Mastered)
✓ Save Favorites
✓ Randomizer Button
✓ AirPlay & Multitasking-enabled

   

 

Measuring Mobile Usage During the Super Bowl

INMOBI, Feb 11, 2012

Taimour Azizuddin

People are using mobile to consume media, now more than ever. Even while they watch big-ticket, live events such as the Super Bowl. InMobi conducted a Super Bowl survey that shows consumers were highly engaged with mobile during the game. How exactly does mobile usage complement TV watching? To find out, we measured mobile usage throughout the game. This chart shows when during the game people were most likely to use their phones:

Usage started off strong; almost one in five mobile data users were using their phone most during the 1st quarter. As the game started heating up in the 2nd quarter with a couple of touchdowns usage dipped, but then spiked during halftime. In the 4th quarter, mobile usage slowed to a crawl. Viewers were probably too glued to their TV’s to use their phones. Immediately after game time, mobile usage jumped back up. To see what people were actually doing on their phones, click for  full results here.


 

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Organizations which lack resources in their IT departments often need help with new ideas for improving their website or reaching more users. In these situations, these companies will turn to third parties which offer web application development services. These services can include updating web content with new material, giving a complete overhaul to an existing website, expanding features available on the website, or making the website compatible with multiple browsers and operating systems.

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Mobile Web Development is Still a Growing Technology

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Custom Application Development Help When You Require It

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Companies Lacking Resources Use Web Development Services

Often when organizations need to cut back on expenses and resources, the first place they start to make cuts is in their IT departments. They will cut support staff, development staff and other non-essential employees in order to reduce head count and expenses, which will later hurt the organization when things improve. Companies in this situation often need the help of web development services because they lack resources and can no longer manager their own IT development projects.

Web Development Services Available for Anyone Needing Help

There are so many different types of applications available with a growing library of new apps on a regular basis. Consumers have the ability to choose from a variety of apps for all their computing devices, including their home computers, mobile smartphones and tablet PCs. New apps are the result of people, like you, coming up with an idea and turning it into a useable app. You can use web development services, like those offered by Logical Design DBS, when you lack programming experience but have an idea for the next hot app.

 

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With a variety of different web-enable portable products available on the market today, it is important to be able to offer consumers access to information, products and services all from their mobile device. When considering mobile development projects to reach consumers, you will need to consider all the different operating systems in use. You can choose to develop your project for one specific operating system or make the application cross-platform compatible.

Get Help with Your Mobile Development When You Need It Most

With mobile computer operating systems and programming languages changing at a fast pace, it can be difficult to remain on the cutting edge of technology. When you have mobile development ideas and projects underway, you can run into situations where you will need to make changes in order to have a workable finished product which is compatible with current mobile operating systems. Should you find yourself in a bind or in the need of help, you can always use Logical Design DBS.

 

Different Web Development Services

When you think about web development services you often may picture creating a website page with links to other pages and content within a website. However, this is only one type of web development. Another type of web development is creating an application for use on a mobile device, such as a GPS app or the app you use to get the latest sports scores. There even is web development projects used to create specific functionality within social networking sites.

Third Party Support for Web Development Services

When you have a web development project sitting on your desk which you believe will enhance your business in some way, and then you need to find the resources needed to get the project completed. If you find that your IT department is already stretched too thin with other projects, then you can check into web development services offered by an outside firm, like Logical Design DBS, which has over a ninety percent customer retention rate.

 

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You can create a variety of different types of web-based technologies using web application development services. You can create the next hot application that everyone will be downloading to their smart phone or tablet PC. Or you might want to enhance your current e-commerce site with easier shopping tools or quick check out options for your repeat customers. Keeping current on the latest technology trends is important to remain competitive these days.

Web Application Development Services Require Programming Skills

Learning different programming languages takes time, skill and the ability to understand how one string of code flows to the next. You will need to know how to handle exceptions and plan for errors when people do not use the application correctly. Today, there are so many different operating systems for mobile devices that it is often not possible to keep up with every single program language. Web application development services are available from Logical Design DBS, which is experienced in all the current operating systems, to help you create all your new apps.

 
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