The June 2010 report released by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development confirms current news trends: traditional newspapers have been declining since 2008 and their conservative estimate that “about 5% of all Internet visits are related to reading news online.” Whether you intend to have your blog picked up by Google News or you’re just realizing the benefits of getting picked up by a news service, you’ll want to be sure your blog is prepared for submission.
By paper I mean every disposable thing you use in your house and then some. Paper towels? Use rags instead, and toss them in the laundry. Ditto for facial tissue. If you really want to be hard-core, use cloths instead of bathroom tissue for cleaning after urination, and conserve on that as well! When you wash windows, use some dry lint-free cloths instead of paper towels, or recycle some old newspaper instead. A good shake of a towel will get rid of a lot of lint, if you don’t have specialty towels lying around. I get white terrycloth shop rags in bulk and use them for cleaning and drying everything – just bleach them when I’m done! A little blueing added to the water keeps them nice and bright, and so we rarely use paper towels for anything these days!
From a broad niche, you can easily narrow it and dig deeper. Search for son xeber on the subject and check out those with the most views. This is likely to shed some light on what people are searching for and love to read. Article directories and email news groups are ideal as well.
While you may choose to have separate Facebook or Twitter accounts for business and personal, it shouldn’t mean that you keep all social media activities personal, and opt-out of using it for business.
Instead of washing partial loads in a washer, wait until you have a full load to wash, or wash those items by hand. Some who wash small loads on a frequent basis have invested in a device called the Wonder Wash, which uses very little soap and water and no electricity to clean clothes, but others just use a washing board or wash them totally by hand. The object is to clean your clothes with a minimum of energy and water usage, not to accumulate another gadget, so use discretion when deciding on how to launder tiny amounts of clothes!
Could you perhaps mix things by hand and eliminate that mixer? What about using a knife instead of a food processor? Little things add up to big energy bills, to try to choose non-electric devices whenever possible. This is a big deal on modern children’s toys!
When you have a good understanding of the people in your market – and what they want – you are well positioned to help more people and make more money.