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A new blog, a new approach

Ok, everyone, so I attended a “webinar” yesterday on web issues, websites, social meadia, etc. and the webinar sort of opened my eyes a little.  Actually, the webinar told me many things I already knew, but it got my head to thinking.  Ordinarily, this results in a lot of steam and someone asking if I am ok, but in this case, it resulted in a mini-revelation.

I know that this sounds like an excuse before I even say it, but in the past posting the blogs can be a bit of a tough thing.  In case you haven’t noticed, the blogs are quite informative.  Which, in turn, means that before I post them, I have to: a) write them (which in and of itself can take quite a bit); and, b) fact-check, double-check and gather images for them.  Now, perhaps, you may understand the delay between blogs.

In the past I have heard some constructive criticism that my blogs can be too voluminous and too detail-driven.  I hear that, but at the same time I have also received a lot of positive feedback on what has been posted to date.  So I will continue to post those intermittent “big” blogs, because I like writing them, I like confirming my research and I think people both get some pleasure from them and information at the same time.

What does all of this have to do with the webinar?  Well, the webinar taught me to stay on top of the ball when it comes to website functionality and interaction.  One of the more interesting aspects of the social media phenomenon and website productivity generally is the use of blogs.  I write the blog because I like to disseminate useful info (and occasionally silly stuff too).  But it needs to be more frequent, not only for website savviness, but also because blog readers don’t like long delays.

So … and there are a few things I intend to push forward as a result of my think-tanking after the webinar yesterday … I intend to update the blog on a fairly frequent basis from here on out.  In fact, I have put it in my calendar!  I won’t simply blog to spam, I will still try to make each posting meaningful and scuba related, however, the interim blogs between large blogs will be much shorter and likely happen two to three times a week.

By the way, if you have any feedback, please, keep it coming ….. you can use either peter@torontoscubaclub.com or info@torontoscubacentre.com