The Growth of Blogging

Some time ago, I read an article about blogging and there were some interesting numbers listed there. The article stated that Technorati, a search engine that monitors blogs, indexed around 150 million blogs, up from 100,000 just a few years ago. It seems that a new blog is created every few seconds, which adds up to thousands new blogs a day, hundreds of thousands of posts a day, and thousands of updates an hour. As you see, the growth rate of blogs is really impressive. But what are really blogs? I think that blogs are lowering the cost of publishing, enabling the rise of content, which is replacing the centralized, controlled content done by professionals. I am not saying that some bloggers do not go pro, but most bloggers are only blogging part-time. Blogs are becoming more and more popular with each passing day. One of the reasons is that very often bloggers allow their visitors to ask them questions, leave comments, etc. A user that visits a blog can actually interact with the writer and that is not possible in case of newspapers.
The article had the conclusion that blogging is still in its early days and it is analogous to where the Web was in 1995 and 1996, so it is not clear how it will turn out. However, as a blogger myself, I am predicting that the popularity of blogging will not cease to grow and some bloggers will become even more influential.

Protecting Your Fingers

If you have ever tried to play your guitar, you know that you need a way to be able to protect your fingers from the damaging effects of the guitar yourself. I know that your fingers can hurt a lot especially if you just started playing your guitar for the very first time. It is a normal thing and it happens really to everybody. Top remedy the situation, finger caps can be worn.

Online Transactions

Online banking is convenient and can be very useful, so I am sure that it will be more and more popular. But the question that people are asking is whether it is really safe? While I appreciate that banks are taking security measures such as adding secret questions and having strong SSL encryptions, there are some weaknesses that hackers may take advantage of. One of the best ways for users to protect themselves is to use proper logins and passwords. For example, your email or social security number should not be a login name, because the password would be easy to guess. The same rule applies to passwords. Do not use any names, dates of birth, or any other information of this type. There is no way to completely protect yourself from hackers, however, you can at least reduce the risk significantly. Having said that, there is always a risk that some hacker will find a way to access your bank account. That is why a strong password should only be the first line of defense, and you should make sure that your bank also offers some additional protection. You should also be aware of the fact that there are many keyloggers on the Internet. Keylogger is a malicious software that is able to record any key strokes a computer user inputs.

Industrial Electronics Supply

You might operate a business that performs repairs on a wide variety of electronic items. This means that you might not always have all of the parts you need in stock at your repair shop. In this case, you will need to order your parts from a company that supplies them. There are many of these companies out there. Unfortunately, the quality of service and inventory that they offer can be very different. This is why you need to check out a supplier very carefully before you start doing business with them. Here are several ways you can go about deciding which electronic parts supplier to use.

1. What is the size of their inventory?

This is the first question you will need to ask any electronic parts supplier. There is a chance that your repair shop deals with repairing many obscure items. These items will most likely require parts that are not easy to find. Therefore, you will need to locate a parts supplier that always has the parts you need in stock. Otherwise, you will be forced to spend a lot of your time on the phone to various suppliers in an attempt to find the parts that your repairs require. Take a close look at the parts supplier’s inventory online to get a good idea of what they carry on a regular basis. Do you see all of the parts that you usually need? Do they carry many parts that are difficult to find at other suppliers?

2. Speed of delivery

It is great if you can find a electronic parts supplier with the parts that you need in stock. However, this will not really matter if it takes an eternity for these various parts to be delivered to your shop. Therefore, you need to find an industrial electronics supply company that immediately ships the parts you order so you will receive them quickly. This will allow you to complete your repairs faster and keep your customers happy in the process.

3. Quality customer service

It would help if the parts supplier you choose also offers outstanding customer service that makes you want to keep doing business with them again in the future. For example, it should always be easy for you to get someone on the phone when you have a question about a part or one of your orders. They should go the extra mile to please you.

Blogging Requires Sacrifice

We do not have enough time in our lives to do everything we would like to do. If we discover that blogging is fun and gives us satisfaction, we might decide to become dedicated bloggers. Blogging might require us to sacrifice other things in life that will seem less important. If you have a full time job, do not let blogging interfere with your workplace. You might want to write posts while at work, but do not let it become more important than performing your duties. If you decide that your job is important to you and you do not want to blog while at work, some of your hobbies or even personal life might get affected. Make sure that you are ready to become a blogger. Decide carefully on things in life.