Wednesday, December 29, 2010
:) Google & Open Office, Etc.!
Google: Open Office!
I started blogging for “fun” and my “green purposes”. I intend for my blogs try to make you think critically about “green” ( an undefined marketing term ) and my “green perspectives” on “government inaction on the good green stuff”. Some of it is controversial. I feel that certain environmental issues need to be acted upon, not advertised.
I feel it is important to innovate and profit while providing solid revenue streams for investments. The Green Economy is growing quickly and I feel our governments need to rethink the term investment.
Green Energy is the new gold? I assert yes. It is a tangible asset, unlike gold that was linked to currency in days gone by. Green energy investments should accomplish two things: reduce operating costs and provide a long term revenue stream. If a tax incentive exists now, what is holding progress back?
These “green” innovations can also represent a direct cost savings or a “leaner cleaner” company for honest marketing ( if there is such a thing? ).
Myself, as an independent designer find this is a tough business. On top of doing the work, marketing is always a challenge. Networking is the challenge... never enough time and it is expensive.
Of course my marketing is controversial, but, it illustrates my “ability as a designer to deconstruct a complex issue and identify solutions that add direct green value to all products”.
My value is Green Innovations: Strategies, Designs, Intellectual Property and Green Cost Reduction.
I always think it is important to thank those that help my small business.
I would like to thank Google and Open Office! Oh, free "stuff"! You simply rock!
All the tools I use for marketing are free! I use Open Office for my documents, design spreadsheets and presentation stuff.
Thanks Open Office :)
Google provides the platform for my blog. It is seamless with my iGoogle homepage. There I have my Gmail account, Google Chrome Browser. Chrome is fast and has a clean configurable interface. Snazzy!
Just when I thought I was in “free land bliss”: I got Google Analytics. This is a powerful and simple tool. I use it to measure my blog traffic. These are powerful tools for a small company. I can track the numbers and visitors and reports are easy to make. The “cut and paste approach” has finally caught up with my philosophy : “Cut and Paste your way to success!”
It is a simple tool for me. Gives me some cool reports on my blog stuff. I collect numbers of visits and use Google Analytics to see where this traffic is coming from. I installed it for fun, but, I am keeping it!
I track traffic locations: where in the world is my visitors are from, how many blogs they read in a row. I now have an alert for anyone that reads more than 8 blogs in a row, 6 is the current record! Thanks to who ever that was! Hope you learned at least one nugget of knowledge.
I have learned many important facts about my blog using this tool. The drag and drop rule sets are excellent compared to other marketing software I have seen. Nice job. Thanks Google!
So, thanks all you freebies out there! You understand that a great lost leader benefits everyone!
Oh, I also added the free newspaper below this blog. It does have some advertising, but, for the content it has, I thought it was fun thing. Just do not look at the advertising ;)
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