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The Importance Of Building Trust With Your Readers In Your Blogs

Blogging is a dynamic and rapid way to share your opinion or expertise on a subject,  as well as a powerful way to build your business. According to The West Program, “Blogging Statistics,” 77% of internet users read blogs and, according to BlogHer:

81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs.

In the article Top Blogging Statistics: 45 Reasons to Blog, they clarify the value and impressive statistics about the true power of blogging and the potential it holds for building lasting positive relationships with visitors.

The article explains that visitors may be reading the information presented in blogs, but whether an ongoing positive relationship is created with that visitor is another matter. Because people are often manipulated and led astray by information, they have become increasingly skeptical about information presented in all forms of media.

It is important that we realize our first impressions leave lasting impressions on readers as well as potential clients. It is true that trust is built, and when it is lost, it is incredibly difficult to regain. Continue reading The Importance Of Building Trust With Your Readers In Your Blogs

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How I was Introduced to WordPress

The purpose of this post is to articulate how I became aware of WordPress and was attracted by WordPress as a solution to a problem.

This article is not written from the standpoint of a web designer, programmer or developer. This article is not  written from the standpoint of a blogger, although I see the potential benefits of blogging on several levels. This article is written by someone who runs a business and is trying to solve a specific  problem. This may resonate with some of the other students in this class. Or not.

Many of the students in this class have expressed an interest in leveraging their WordPress expertise into a job, career or business opportunity. The nature of the final project in this class involves pitching a WordPress project to a potential client. This indicates that the developers of the Clark College curriculum understand that listening to a potential client, identifying the problem, communicating with that client the value that the student can bring to them is an integral part of the student being successful. The class provides real world experience in a forgiving environment. Continue reading How I was Introduced to WordPress