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10 Facebook Groups That Bloggers Must Look Into

10 Facebook Groups That Bloggers Must Look Into

When I started blogging, there were not so many avenues to promote my blog posts. Even Twitter was not functional then. Facebook was launched but there were no groups or even if there were Facebook groups, they were not popular. I mean Facebook groups were not used very actively like now.

The scenario is different now. Just like the stars on the sky cannot be counted, I think the Facebook groups also cannot be counted. If you start counting, by the time you passed an hour, another 100 or so new groups would have been added.

These groups are great for networking, sharing your blog posts and social media channels, and for asking questions and learning from other bloggers. There is so much you can learn from others when it comes to blogging and I love being able to network through these blogging groups!

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Benefits of joining Facebook groups:

  • Want more followers? Join a blogging group.
  • Want to learn more about blogging and social media from pro-bloggers? Join a blogging group.
  • Want to grow your online blog and business? Join a blogging group!
  • Want to befriend bloggers of similar interest? Join one of the many groups for bloggers.
  • Want to build your email list? You can search and join a Facebook group that is functional exactly for that purpose.
  • Want to sell your digital information products such as your own ebooks, guides, tutorials, ‘powerpoint’ slides and video demonstrations? You can do that by joining Facebook

Some more benefits of being a member of Facebook groups:

  • You can establish as an expert or an authority of your chosen niche by actively participating in the group discussions.
  • Create a visibility to your online or offline business profile by frequently sharing your blog posts and Tweets.
  • Cross promote your Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest posts by joining relevant groups in Facebook.
  • You can find your own religious groups and network with so many like minded people.
  • Find and join Facebook groups consisting of members from your preferred country or city,

Well, I might have left out a few benefits of Facebook groups. It may not matter as I have covered all the important benefits.

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Here are the links to some of the most active Facebook groups for bloggers. Visit each of them and use your diligence before joining.

  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/255247788015585/(It is a Pinterest re-pin group)
  2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bridgingblogs/(Blogging Network)
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445654905721600/(Pinterest Promotion)
  4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloggerinsightcommunity/(Over 13000 members)
  5. https://www.facebook.com/groups/615156708538701/( Sharing Links for Round-up posts)
  6. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellBoundBloggers.HBB/(Excellent community to ask and answer about blogging, internet marketing etc)
  7. https://www.facebook.com/groups/728236540607997/(This group is for Bloggers who are Courageous Earner)
  8. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1433037763607074/(Paid blogging group)
  9. https://www.facebook.com/groups/191459584553098/(Find Influencers’ blogging opportunity)
  10. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogCommentTribe/(Get genuine comments on your blog posts and reciprocate the same)

As I said earlier, there are countless Facebook groups for bloggers alone but not all worth joining. I am a member of the above mentioned groups and I am happy that I joined them.

Leave your Facebook groups any time when you find it as a pure link yard. It won’t further serve the purpose of the group mentioned in the ‘Info’ section of the group.

One request I want to put before you. After joining in any Facebook groups, don’t just dump your blog post URL and RUN! Leave your genuine input to the group and show interest in others’ sharing.

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Gadgets

LG V30 Likely Launching Next Month at IFA 2017

LG V30 Likely Launching Next Month at IFA 2017

This time LG has created a buzz with the launch of the most stylist phone of the era. LG is about to launch LG V30, the teasers have been released which proves that this time LG is no more pursuing a crippled approach towards the manufacturing of mobile phones. The teasers predict that everything is set for the next magnanimous reveal of the most stylist phone of the time i.e. LG V30.

Since time immemorial LG has been the ‘brand name’ in the field of electronics. It is successfully serving several customers all over the world. Roughly, 60 per cent of every household has at least one electrical appliance powered by LG. In terms of service, LG V30 is one of the best. We have seen that LG keeps on innovating in terms of electronic appliances and the features fed in it. It never fails to surprise its users with its new release.

Recent times, we have seen that LG has shown its power in the field of Mobile phones. Refrigerators, Television, Music System have always been the genre in which LG has left a lasting impression. But with the launch or mobile phones, especially Smartphones, LG has proved that it can show its expertise in all sorts of electrical gadget and with the success of smartphones, LG has taken the notches high and has undoubtedly proved its calibre.

This V-series is sure to turn the whirlwind. The company has retorted that by August 31, this newest invention of the V series will be released in the market. The very first image that the phone will have is of the letter ‘V’. The alphabet will have a shining outlook which will give the feel of the shimmering stars. Sources suggest that the phone will be unveiled during one of the biggest events i.e. IFA 2017’s tech show in Berlin. With this news LG has given a hint that this time it has not taken it leniently.

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The LG V30 is famous for its extraordinary display that moves through the entire display of the phone, which makes it much more trendy and stylish. This is not the first invention of V series. LG has also launched models like V20 and V10, but their price was a bit higher since they had upgraded features in it. News is such that with this new release LG will project a different kind of screen similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S8. LG will provide its customers with curved screen which has an edgy appearance.

LG has decided to not to reveal much about LG V30 as they have opted for retaining the suspense to arouse interest among the customers. This is a very smart technique which is being adopted by many companies. The way rumors have been out it suggests that this time LG will create a sensation with this biggest release. Everyone is waiting for LG V30’s launch in the market. LG V30 is sure to give a tough competition to all the prevailing models in the market including also the upcoming ones.

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Blogging Tips

Blogs vs. Websites: What’s the Difference?

Blogs vs. Websites: What’s the Difference?

Probably this question What is the difference between blogs and websites? has been answered a hundred times but still it continues as and when a new aspiring blogger goes online for the first time. I think just about every blogger who has put in at least two years of blogging would face a necessity to answer this question.

Well, just like the question which is as old as the age blogging, the answer too has not changed much. The old answers might be dusted to update with new features in blogging platform and re-published. Certainly it would satisfy the person who asked the question.

When the Internet came into being, there was a rush among people to have their websites built. There was a big demand for websites but the supply did not match the demand because of shortage of web builders.

In addition, one needed to spend a bag full of dollars to have a website.

That’s why, when blogs were introduced, we all gladly embraced the technology in spite of not knowing the technology.

What are the differences between a blogs and a websites?

Interaction

Blogs are also websites but the major difference is blogs are dynamic whereas most websites are static. It means anyone who reads a blog can initiate a two way interaction with the blog author whereas statics websites offers only offer one way contact form.

You might ask why it is called one way when the webmaster can always reply! All the interactions in a blogging platform are visible to anyone who read the blogs and the comments; but it is not so with the static websites.

Technical knowledge

A blog can be created by anyone without any technical knowledge. With a few clicks, one can publish his blog in a matter of minutes.

A website creation is not simple. One needs to be technically qualified with a few coding platforms and web design skill.

Information update

Blogs are the favorites of the search engines because a blogger (the one who maintains a blog) keeps updating his blog with data in the form of text, image and video. These updates are arranged in chronological order with the latest update appearing first. One need to scroll down to read older posts, Sometimes blog writers even update several times a day while many bloggers maintain a schedule of posting.

On the other hand, websites are not updated on a regular basis. Whenever the website owner changes his policies, contact details or the price of his products, he will update his website but otherwise the data remains the same. Consequently, the frequency of the search engine crawlers’ visit to website will be less because there is really no necessity.

Data is stamped

Since the content on websites does not change often, when a website is updated, usually the entire page is altered.

However, blogs even though gets updated quite often, the older entries don’t get deleted but remain within the database with each entry stamped, tagged with key words and archived for easy retrieval.

Easy to search

A blog post before it is published is tagged with proper and search friendly words to make the information quickly available for the reader by searching. This versatility certainly lacks in static websites.

Blogging is fun and popular

We all know that blogging is extremely popular right now. All age group are engaged in blogging by way of sharing their thoughts with friends and strangers. Blogs are created and maintained by individuals, businessmen, brands, politicians, journalists, writers, poets and teachers.

Cost involved

A blog can be maintained without spending a single penny as they are hosted free of cost and even the domains are free. However, websites requires a domain that has to bought and renewed annually. In addition website hosting also needs money to pay to the host.

As a blogger since 2005, I will always say a blog is more useful anytime than  websites and it can serve all purposes, be it personal or business.

 

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Gadgets

RED’s Modular Hydrogen One Phone Looks Crazier in Its Patent Application

RED’s  Modular Hydrogen One Phone Looks Even Crazier in Its Patent Application

Hydrogen One with High Quality Digital Cinema Cameras

Recently it was learnt that a company – RED, which is best known for making high quality digital cinema cameras intends to dip in the smartphone arena with something known as Hydrogen One.  The company had announced the phone with a hot price of $1,195 and above though revealed little besides the few things such as an offer of 3D and `4D’, visuals together with audio which would `Assault your Senses’.  The phone would be carrier-unlocked running on Android and will be modular. On reviewing the patent application which RED had submitted for a `Modular Digital Camera and Cellular Phone’, they got an understanding of just how modular the company was thinking.  In the pending patent, RED visualises a smartphone such as the Hydrogen One as the beginning point of a segmental camera system which could switch everything from the screen to the lenses to extra accessories. With regards to the phone-focused parts of the patent application, RED has not been working in diverse area from other businesses which tend to make modular phones.  The company envisages a few concrete modules which would link to the Hydrogen One such as a spare battery, a projector or a speaker.

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Single Camera Module – Modular Lens System

The variance between them and same efforts such as the Moto Z phones that in the case of version of RED, these modules seem to be the same shape.  One would essentially be stacking another version of the rectangular shape of Hydrogen One towards the back or front of the phone. RED has been describing the other rectangular supplements as a completely single camera module that tends to have a modular lens system.  One would attach this camera module towards the back of the Hydrogen One smartphone hence covering it rear camera, though, replacing it with a one which tends to utilise an improved image sensor and image process in capturing video at around or more of 8K resolution. This camera module could utilise CMOS, CCD or FOVEON sensors, ranging from half-inch to full frame or could be huge in size.  Moreover, the user could also place other modules between the smartphone and the camera module such as a battery or additional hard drives for example.

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Electronic Viewfinder of Hydrogen One

RED has taken the concept of these rectangular stacks of modules then envisages them as the nervous system basically for bigger setup of a camera which seems somewhat like a DSLR.  Here the users could snap an improved camera module and a battery or two on their Hydrogen One and to that chunk of tech, a number of accustomed photographic accessories can be attached. The company has demonstrated a camera grip with mechanical controls towards the back together with shutter button on the front.  Besides this, there is also an electronic viewfinder which had the tendency of being attached on the left or a second vertical grip towards the bottom.   This notion balances the way up in displaying the Hydrogen One being a shoulder-mounted cinema camera and basically changing a smartphone into a thing which is not too different from the livelihood of RED.  If RED could utilise the Hydrogen One in at least lessening the gulf between a unique camera together with a modular system while providing some showy fresh features also or a quicker upgrade path for users, probably it could make a niche for itself and grow.

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Can ElliQ Robots Solve Grandma’s Loneliness?

Can ElliQ Robots Solve Grandma’s Loneliness?

New age ElliQ robots brings respite to the loneliness

Robotics industry is going through an exciting age wherein it is expanding its target market like never before. Currently it is heavily targeting the untapped elderly target audience market which is known remain indifferent to the ever evolving technologies. A social companion robot called ElliQ has been developed by Israel based startup, Intuition Robotics, which is designed to provide and comfort to the elderly with an interactive companionship.There is no denying fact that our elderly citizens often have to lead their life alone which results in isolation and loneliness. This robot is aimed at doing away with the loneliness in a refreshing manner.

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The team behind the ElliQ companion robot

Intuition Robotics has raised about $14 million from a number of investors which includes Toyota Research Institute. This company is known for investing in a number of autonomous vehicles as well as home robots which would be unveiled within next decade to provide ultimate comfort and assistance to the consumers all across the globe. This funding has been utilized for developing the social comfort robot named ElliQ. Quite incidentally Intuition Robotics isn’t the only one which is looking towards bringing the best of the today’s technology towards aiding the senior citizens and they have to lock horns with IBM and Toyota in future.

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It’s all about comfort and companionship

ElliQ showcases a simple and adorable design and it can be placed right on the table. It is specifically designed to provide comfort and companionship to the elderly users by facilitating the communication with the family as well as offer timely reminders to the users for a number of activities. The best thing about this robot is that it simplifies the process of the sending messages and photos which is quite a difficult and confusing task for the older generation.

Designers have found that younger generation loves to interact with the older generation using the technology rather than meeting in person or talking over the phone. Hence ElliQ is designed to enable senior citizens in comfortably staying in touch with their family and relatives in a simple, smart and reliable fashion. This ElliQ robot not just makes it easier to communicate with other but also reduces the stress of the caregiver by providing constant reminders to the elderly about upcoming doctor’s appointments and other similar things. It even keeps the user engaged active by offering highly personalized suggestion like going for walks and even listening to the music.

ElliQ Companion robot designed with elderly in mind

Intuition Robotics has spent a considerable in ensuring that the form factor for this ElliQ robot is user friendly and can be easily handled by the elderly audience. During the initial they wanted to create such a robot that move around and follow the user around the home but it was felt creepy and uncomforting. Therefore they opted simple resting on the table design which requires coming to it in order to make use of it. The market for elderly audience robots is widely untapped and ElliQ is expected to gain a major share of it by being the first to arrive in it.

 

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