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My Wise Web

Dear Friends:

During our recent workshop, “The Business of Art,” students were asking about websites and blogs.  Blogs are a newer source of communication, so if you’re like a lot of people – you know you should be blogging.

Blogging is a simple, easy way to market your business.  There are well over 100-million blogs in the world today. The question is, how can you as an individual take advantage of this obvious trend?  There is a lot of confusing, contradicting information out there.

Our “Wise Web” program is a design and/or consultation service offered to help individuals, companies, or instructors, or students with internet marketing support.  If you already have a website, MY WISE WEB can add a blog to it and help you develop your internet marketing plan.  Using the Internet to create publicity for your offline business can work a lot faster once you understand the mechanics of the online world.

According to statistics, the average person has to see the same message up to 7 times before they actually digest its content. The principle of network marketing is the same whether you’re talking about images, audio or video. The more you’re exposed to the same message – regardless of the medium, the more ingrained it becomes. What does this mean for your online publicity campaign? Do you want new customers and clients? Of course you do. How can you realistically accomplish this? By staying on message! So what’s your message to the world? What is the #1 reason people should buy your product and not the next person’s?

So, in response to many inquiries, we’ve created a simple, easy-to-use blogging system that can jumpstart your blogging career – quickly, simply and “hands-off” – with all the programming, layout and search engine optimization work done for you.

All you have to do is, purchase a domain name (a dot com name) and we’ll take care of all of the “hard work” for you.  Just follow the simple steps below.

1.       Buy an inexpensive domain name from NETFIRMS.COM – http://www.netfirms.com

2.       Point the nameservers towards our site (We’ll show you how in a simple video tutorial)

3.       Choose from 3 basic color patterns.

We install the blogging script and all the search engine marketing tools for you. All you have to do is login and start typing.

It’s that simple. Video tutorials and email assistance is just a few mouse-clicks way.

Blogging is here to stay. It’s the most cost effective way to marketing your products and services, test new product ideas and build a mailing list of prospective buyers.

Again, all the “hard work” is done for you. All of the software updates are included with the small monthly hosting fee so you never have to worry about your blog keeping up with the continuous changes and upgrades that are so common in the world of blogging.

 

Blogging Package Special

$97 (a one-time fee)

Monthly Hosting Fee

$15

 

Choose from one of these three (3) Blog Designs

http://www.mainstreetwebhosting.com/a

http://www.mainstreetwebhosting.com/b

http://www.mainstreetwebhosting.com/c

 

Contact MY WISE WEB today http://www.omartdesigns.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=O&Product_Code=WWTT&Category_Code=

We will email you to set up an appointment for your first phone tutorial. Let’s get started defining and delivering your message. Now this is a Wise Web decision!

God Bless, OM

 

What is a Blog?

Blogs Are More Than Blahhh, Blahhhh, Blogging

A blog is a blended term meaning web log and is a type of stand-alone website or part of a larger website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual who posts regular commentaries, news, and descriptions and also lists upcoming events (or reviews of past events), together with graphics or video. Since most blogs are interactive, they allow entries allowing visitors to leave comments and message each other, which is its most important and attractive feature. These comments are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.  There are many types of blogs: Personal, Corporate, Organizational, Genre (Travel/Art/Music/Education/Fashion, etc.) which speak about a particular subject; others function as ongoing dialog about more personal subjects. In most cases, blogs will combine text, images, links, and reference to products and related subject matter and very often advertising.

The term “WebBlog” begun in 1997 by Jorn Barger was shortened in 1999 by Peter Merholz to “Blog.”  Evan Williams at Pyra Labs then used “Blogger and To Blog” as both a noun and verb. By 2002 Blogs made their mark of importance on the political playing field and by 2004 Blogs were in the mainstream media making their strongest impact felt in 2009 to the chagrin of the journalism industry that felt Blogs lacked the necessary authoritative voice.

Regardless of the voice against the quality of information found in blogs, they are enormously popular. The process for developing a blogs popularity depends quite naturally on its content and relativity. The Blog community although in most cases unseen and unknown to the main populous, still is dependent upon following copyright and other legal regulations, moral and ethic codes of conduct, and personal safety. Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., is thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In 2004 he wrote a Call for a Blogging Code of Conduct suggesting some ideas such a code might suggest. Try connecting to this link http://blogging.wikia.com/wiki/BCC. You are invited to join in and edit the wiki as well as encouraging others to do so. There is a cool looking 5-star badge you can post on your site to show readers you comply with a Blogging Code of Conduct.

 

To learn more, see the books listed below.  Olivia Marie Braida

If you are interested in learning more about this and follow the dictum of “read directions first” then here are a few good literary picks that will help answer more of your blogger’s questions.

Bloggers “How-To” Guides

Directions First; Blog Second!

 

 

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

http://astore.amazon.com/theomartdesig-20/detail/1412977479

By: Will Richardson

 

 

 

Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

http://astore.amazon.com/theomartdesig-20/detail/0672330652

by: Tris Hussey

 

 

 

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly, 2nd Edition

http://astore.amazon.com/theomartdesig-20/detail/0470547812

by: David Meerman Scott

 

 

 

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

http://astore.amazon.com/theomartdesig-20/detail/B0044DEL7C

by: Bryan Cohen

 

 

 

Blog Schmog: The Truth About What Blogs Can (and Can’t) Do for Your Business

http://astore.amazon.com/theomartdesig-20/detail/078521576X

by: Robert W. Bly

3 Responses to “My Wise Web”

  1. Olivia,
    I continue to be in awe with all the things you keep up with – just to create this ongoing newsletter…. and teach… and paint and, hopefully have a personal life too.
    Thank for continuing to share!

    I miss the wonderful critiques, the cammeraderie of the learning and the class which were part of the Botanical program I participated in.

    I started a class drawing with a model a month or so ago. I see botannical skills transferring and I acknowledge the improvement in my drawing, even in this different application, is because of what I learned under your tutorage and program.
    Thank you.

    Joan Voyles

    • admin says:

      Thank you Joan for your ongoing appreciation for our time together. I am delighted that you continue to find application for the skills you learned with me. I see this emphasis on classical realism as an essential part of learning to create art, regardless of the ultimate genre individuals find themselves working in. I am particularly happy to see young students coming forth to gain this knowledge as they recognize the benefit for their work in college. Happy Spring. Olivia

  2. Great site I was really inspired. Have a blessed day and keep up the good work!