Do you have the music in you? You can have the music in the palm of your hand as well with smartphone apps that help you stay in the know about the activities of your favorite bands and help you discover new artists that are playing in your area. The following are some of the helpful band apps. [Read more…] about The Best Apps To Track Your Favorite Band
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Social media is one of the fastest growing, most exciting and unpredictable industries. In just the past few years, it has gone from nonexistence, to something used only by teenagers and lonely singles, to something that is almost as important as breathing for any person hoping to keep in the know. Companies are finally starting to take notice of the importance of social media, and they are devoting real resources to becoming a presence online. It is hard to say exactly what will happen in the near future, as one of the main features of social media is its unpredictability. But what is certain is that it is going to be a bigger force than it has ever been before.
Many literary figures throughout history discovered the cathartic effects of writing. This form of expression can help individuals get their emotions out, relieve stress, and organize jumbled thoughts. The child welfare system has started to leverage blogging as a way to provide a therapeutic outlet for children.
Consider these four ways in which blogging is empowering youth in foster care. [Read more…] about Blogging As An Outlet For Foster Care Kids To Express Themselves
We’ve heard all the horror stories about children left unsupervised racking up enormous bills via the iTunes App Store. While that may turn off some parents from giving their kids free rein when it comes to the iPad or iPhone, there is no doubt that these gadgets can serve as useful educational tools. My two nephews – aged 8 and 2 – have made impressive strides in learning in the past years, and I cannot deny that having access to the iPad has played a huge role. Judging from what I hear from other parents, the same thing has happened with their kids.
Parents already have so much to think about – school, not to mention after school care, eating habits, health issues, tantrums, safety (online and offline), etc. – that adding iTunes bills to the list should really not be. With proper supervision and the right choice of apps, you ought to be able to take advantage of what technology has to offer. To help you with that, here are my top 4 educational apps for toddlers. Give them a go, and see how your kid/s get along! [Read more…] about Top 4 Educational Apps for Toddlers
Without a doubt, the internet has changed many lives in more ways than one. Letters that used to take months to be delivered by regular mail can now be sent and delivered in a split second through email. Instead of just talking on the phone with loved ones in distant countries, you can now have a video call over the internet – and it costs even less than a local phone call. If, in the past, you had to physically knock on your neighbor’s door to make friends, now you can meet and make friends over the internet. A lot of people have developed long-term friendships online and meet personally years after they’ve first made contact over the internet.
However, like almost anything on earth, the internet does come with a few issues. Although the internet has made communication with others faster, it has become little bit more impersonal; video-calling is done so frequently the joy and excitement initially felt when faced with the prospect of talking to family and friends has diminished; and as for making friends online, sadly, most people would rather cultivate online friends instead of caring for off-line relationships. Of all three, the latter is probably the aspect of the internet that brings the most danger.
One of the most disheartening experiences for a newbie blogger is the realization that nobody’s commenting — or even reading — what you’re putting out there.
The vast majority of blogs are abandoned after a few short weeks, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Don’t assume that people will instantly start reading your sterling prose; some PR and outreach are required. After all, how are readers even supposed to know about your blog in the first place?
Even the apparently simple blogs that are successful have a done a lot of marketing work behind the scenes. It takes more than great writing and high-quality pictures to be a success. Here are six ways to get attention for your blog. Ideally, you should use them all to get off the ground floor. Proper blog management requires at least one hour per day apart from the writing. [Read more…] about 6 Ways to Get Some Attention for Your Blog