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Choosing a Japanese Name to Honor Your Child’s Her...

There are a variety of unique baby names for your new little one.  People select names for varying reasons.  If you are sentimental, you might want to choose a name that honors your heritage and commemorates where you came from.  If you are Japanese, make sure to honor your heritage properly with a Japanese name.

 

Family History

 

It can be difficult to come up with the right name without a little research.  One of the best places to start is with your own family.  Look back through your family history.  Determine if there are any names you like.  These names are all great ideas for your child.  Most likely they are Japanese names since they are members of your Japanese family.  If you do not have access to your family tree, ask your mother or father.

 

Online

 

In addition to your family history, you can find Japanese names online.  There are many sites that focus on name origin.  You can go to a generic name site and find Japanese names.  Or you can look for a site that focuses solely on Japanese names.  In addition, you might find it helpful to look through Japanese name websites.  Keep in mind that many of these sites will be in Japanese.  If you don’t read Japanese, try using an online translator to determine what the name should sound like in your home area.

 

Meaning

 

Finally, make sure to evaluate the name meaning.  Nearly all names have a meaning attached.  You can use these meanings to help you narrow down your name selections.  Most likely you will want a name that means something to you.  This makes it more special and will help you honor your Japanese heritage properly.  There are books and websites that can help you determine the meaning of names.  This will make it easy to determine which name is best for you.

 

A name is important.  Do not overlook this important aspect for your new child.  Instead, take the time to choose a name with meaning that will properly honor your Japanese heritage.   This name will mean a lot to your family.

Food Writing Requires Hands on Experience

Writing food articles at one time was a job for people in the industry, however the demand for these specialized articles has decreased in time and now many articles about food are found on personal blogs.  Writing a blog is basically writing about the things you do, ideas and tips on a blog are diverse.  On a food blog the writer will offer recipes, food buying tips, and plenty of other related information.  A blog, food or otherwise is usually a reflection of the writers’ passion.  Being able to write effectively enough to covey their passion to the reader is a learned process.  You can actually teach yourself how to write by practicing.  Repetition is the key to success, not repetition of one article, but writing everyday will result in better writing.  It may not happen overnight, but if you write every day, for four to six days at least a couple of hours each day, you will see improvement in your writing skill.

 

Writing Food Articles

 

Perhaps in your search for a how to make banana bread recipe after reading several blogs you thought, I can do that, a business venture might result from this experience.  Writing food articles used to be very exclusionary, but with the emergence of blogs on the internet a competitive arena has resulted.  Most blogs not only write about food, they offer recipes they have tried, and work to build an audience, followers of their food blog.  Many sites not only offer written material, but also food photography.  When you look through a cookbook it’s the food pictures that lure you to read the recipe and perhaps try a new dish.  Writers make their money from the advertisers that pay to reach a particular audience and so the more alluring your site the more potential for making money.

 

Doing Your Homework

 

Anyone can write a blog, but it must be able to capture an audience, so the more you know about a subject the more informative and relative your articles will be to the reader.  You want the reader to return for more ideas and information.  If you are writing a food blog it should be eclectic, diverse, but the writer should also be knowledgeable, be acquainted with the foods they write about, experience them yourself.

Keeping Your Blog Community Clean

A true guest posting service that deals in guest blogging offers packages that contain certain elements. Trusted sources offering quality links that allow you the value that you are looking for is only the first step.

 

How Do They Do It?

 

Your service will need to do the following: guest posting promoted across social networks and the web; ensuring correct links and live posts by following up with publication and blogs; verification that they are meeting all necessary requirements make sure that the target blog receives the submitted content; their writing staff must submit blog exclusive written content previously agreed upon; collaborate on preferred publishable content; reach out to media targets for guest post targets; identify publishers, blogs and guest post targets that are highly valued; consider your business area and your site content and investigate niche blogs. You could write your own stuff, of course, but won’t you be busy enough trying to monitor comments and outbound links from posters in order to prevent search engine punishment?

 

Facebook Jumps Onboard The Censorship Wagon

 

Facebook has now decided to curtail its users from posting comments, which it considers to be inappropriate or irrelevant. Seriously? I’m not really sure how much relevant information I’ve ever actually seen on Facebook. They tell us that it is for the protection of those who share and connect on Facebook. And from what I understand it’s all done through some type of automated service. No more malware, no more spam, no more ‘bad actors’. (What?) Reportedly, if your post doesn’t meet the standards for “contribut(ing) to (a) post in a positive (manner)” you receive an error message. What next? The Twitter Police? Granted, you don’t want to face unnecessary penalties because of someone else’s comments, but censorship? Maybe we could get a 3-4 second delay set up like they had to during the Super Bowl airings due to that nasty old wardrobe malfunction.

 

Personally I derive great pleasure paging through my You Tube postings on a regular basis just to delete the unwanted comments. BAM—you’re history! It’s an amazing power rush.

Write What You Know—Financially

Some successful writers say you should always write about what you know in order to have a hit publication. The same may be said for your financial projects. In these uncertain economic times it becomes increasingly important to know where and how your money is being spent. We need to keep an even closer eye on spending and cutting down on things we absolutely just don’t need. No one really knows where our economic climate may take us so it’s doubly important to do what we can to be prepared.

Budgeting

When you’re thinking about either revamping or setting up a home or personal budget, be as thorough as you can. The more you document of how you spend your money the more efficiently you can maintain a budget. We tend to throw away more money on seemingly insignificant items in our lives, but sometimes they get to the point of adding up to quite a tidy sum. Little pleasures like everyday meals out or coffee drinks…look for alternatives to expensive guilty pleasures. They can add up quickly.

Financial Profile

In your financial profile, make sure you look toward the future when listing income and expenses. Changes in lifestyle or family members coming or going; these can all affect how your financial picture shapes up. If you have a home business, make sure you are properly documenting the space allocated for your office and any expenses you may incur while running your business. All of this will come very handy at tax time and also if you need to speak with a money lender; the more you have documented on spending and expenses, the easier it will be to get financing to expand or add office supplies or tools for your business to grow.

Writing Advertising Copy

Writing for any type of advertisement can be very stressful especially if you do not have a great deal of experience. You always need to think of all of the things that people would be interested in when it comes time for advertising. Obviously keywords that are very important in advertising are sales and promotions. Everyone is always looking for a great sale or deal so that something that you should take into consideration when you are writing advertising copy. If you are able to create a budget where you can afford to hire a company to do all of your advertising then that might be something you should consider because that will relieve you from a great deal of stress.

Budgeting

Anytime you need to budget for some type of service you always should think about how well the services going to help your business. If you have more pros than cons when it comes time to hire a Baltimore ad agency then that is definitely an indicator that you need to purchase the service so that you can now focus your attention on other things for your business. By allowing the Baltimore ad agency to do all of your advertising needs you can work on getting your inventory put together and also perfecting any customer service issues that need to be ironed out.

Launching Your Company

Once everything has been done in regards to your advertising from the Baltimore ad agency that you hired you should be ready to go. You need to think about a launch date and start advertising aggressively. Social media websites are going to be a great help in the advertising process for your launch date. Another thing you should think about is making sure you have plenty of people to help you with customer service.

Working on your own company is always going to be hard work especially if you are not very experienced in certain areas. You should never be afraid to hire a company to come in and do the work for you if you have the budget allotted for the work.

Getting the Best Angle on MSG Sports

You want the best angle on New York’s Madison Square Garden sports? How about a 17% angle increase in the seats contained in the newly renovated upper bowl? It promises to bring you 10 feet closer to the action taking place beneath you.

 

Bigger and Better MSG Seating

 

Take a look at the Madison Square Garden Seating Chart and you’ll see what I’m talking about (at least on paper). You’ll want to experience it in person, no doubt, the angle and closeness of these seats is only one aspect of the 3-part renovation taking place at the Garden. Nostalgia has won out in the re-installation of the ‘Blue Seats’ of old. While you’re enjoying the new angle of the ‘cheap seats’ don’t forget to take a break in the newly remodeled concession area and restaurants on the more spacious 8th level, but also the and bigger and better sports team shops (in the now roomy lobby at the 7th Avenue entrance).

 

Sports Aren’t All Madison Square Garden Is Known For You Know

 

How many of you have attended a concert at the Garden? Some of music’s biggest celebs have performed there and all have marveled at the reportedly perfect acoustics. But with the seating remodeling, the ceiling overhaul and all the other alterations taking place one may be left to ponder: will the sound be as flawless as it once was or if in reality the renovators have failed miserably to improve on perfection (at least as it relates to acoustics). Regardless of how concerts go over, sports fans should be ecstatic about all the new and wonderful changes that are taking place at Madison Square Garden.

 

And if you’re a sports fan that prefers to watch the game in luxury you’ll be happy to hear that 58 new suites have been added as yet another aspect of the renovation project.

Sending a Message in the Language of Flowers

There exists a florist that has been telling us to ‘say it with flowers’ for decades now. They aren’t too far off either because flowers and other gift baskets have a way of conveying almost any emotion or message. Do you have something to say that would be explained better (or more easily) by a Boston Flower Delivery? Fear not, that delivery is as close as your laptop or smart phone.

Flower Writing: The Language of flowers

Who knew that every day we express ourselves with flowers? Not just ‘hi Sweetie, love you’…no we can ‘say’ things far more expressive and succinct with flowers. Here are a few examples: to Mom, with love—cinquefoil; may your family be fruitful/abundant—fig tree; comfort for sick/grieving—pears; all the kisses in the heavens—mistletoe; let this home be filled with happiness—garlands of holly; you are beautiful—a single rose; I am the bride—orange blossoms; and to congratulate someone on their new little bundle of joy—Dittany of Crete.

Things You Never Knew You Could Say With Flowers (if at all!)

Thanks to Florigraphy you won’t necessarily have to hand these bouquets over with your left hand, but you should: “I shall have revenge” can be conveyed through some bright and cheery looking bird’s foot trefoil; “consider us at war” can be whispered with 4 York or Lancaster roses (check that dozen roses carefully next time!). These could work well for the person who stole your boy/girl friend, the lazy jerk at work that just got the promotion you deserved…you name it. No you may not include poison ivy as part of the green leafy stuff.

One has to wonder if that decades old floral service that coined their little catch-phrase knew anything at all about florigraphy or if they just got a lucky hit.

Don’t Just Maintain a Personal Blog – Consider a B...

Blogging is a fun career that offers exciting rewards for many people.  And one of the best ways to enhance your blogging career is through freelance efforts.  Instead of maintaining your own blog, expand your opportunities and blog for others.  The more people you blog with, the more well-known you will be.

 

Guest Blogging

 

Many people blog hop with their writing skills.  They write for a variety of blogs in the form of a guest post.  It’s easier than you think to get opportunities to guest post.  You can use a Guest Posting Service or work with companies you already know.  When you are guest posting, make sure you are specific about your skills and areas of expertise.  This will help you find the right opportunities for you.

 

Promote Yourself

 

When you blog hop, don’t be afraid to promote yourself.  Although you don’t need to write an entire post about your blog, you can link to your blog and discuss it briefly.  This way, readers of the other blog will get to know you.  It’s a great way to find new readers and increase the traffic on your own blog.

 

Advertise Your Skills

 

Furthermore, guest blogs are a great way to advertise your skill set.  When you post on a variety of different blogs, you are developing a great portfolio.  This is a great resource to have.  It might help you gain more writing jobs in the future.  In fact, having write ups in multiple blogs is almost better for your portfolio.  It will help you to showcase your diversity and it will highlight the skills you have better than if you were constricted to one blog or one topic.

 

While a personal blog is great, a blog tour will help you take your career to a new level.  So find a few blogs who will let you post for them.