Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mayon Volcano

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There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are active. Among them, Mount Mayon, with 47 eruptions since 1616, is the most active one. Mont Mayon is located on Luzon Island, 500 km (310 miles) south of Manila, the capital city. From July to October 2006, the 2,462-meter high (8,077-foot) Mayon volcano, which is located in the central Bicol region (Island of Luzon), spewed ash and lava sending about 30,000 people away from homes. In 1993, Mount Mayon's eruption killed 79.

Behind the beauty of the Mayon, is its fearing condition of a near eruption. On December 20th, the alert level around Mount Mayon was raised to number four on the five-point scale used by geologists (level four means an eruption is imminent while level five means an eruption is in progress). Over the past 24 hours, the volcanic activity increased, with 222 volcanic earthquakes reported. On December 20th, the no-go zone was extended and troops were called in to forcibly evacuate if necessary those people living within the 10-kilometer restricted area. Since December 14th, Mount Mayon, Philippines' most active volcano, has spewed ashes, burning mud and rocks, leading the local authorities to order the evacuation of 50,000 people living in the 10-kilometer (6-7 miles) danger zone around the volcano.

Praying for those people near in the said volcano is one we can do for them. Their safety and ample convenience in their evacuation centers are essential for their survival. We can do it for them!

Competing for Growth

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Competition is central in every business. It is indeed essential for the overall growth of a business enterprise. It is inevitable. Competitors have different strategies to get into the flow of completion. Formulations of diverse competitive strategies are essential to have the so-called advantage over those businesses that are in competition. This includes product differentiation, low cost pricing, high quality products etc.

Here are some tips:
1. Have a healthy mindset about competition
2. Know how your business is currently doing
3. Check the competition - both old and new
4. Build your strenghts
5. Improve on your weakness
6. A price war should be a last resort

As business continue to evolve, innovations and changes are needed in the long run. As regards, phone answering service help meet business goals and increase sales by customizing their service for individual client needs - giving one an additional competitive advantage.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Have your Product Stand Out!

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Competition in business is constant. It is evident in all business, whether small or big ones. This so-called competition provides businesses, especially the persons behind that business to use their creative side... to do something, to be able to stand out among their competitors in related business industry they are in. This is whenadvertising and product differentiation play a major role in the life of a product.

Advertising, with consideration to the business' sufficiency of fund must think of its cost, if it can be afforded, then why not try to advertize? Through media, such as TV and internet, advertising could take place! And it will help a lot to promote your product help your product be recognized!

Product differentiation is another competitive strategy. Because of various product of the same kind and use, product differentiation provide an opportunity to have your product possess uniqueness among the other products in competition. Thus, it may pull consumer attention and loyalty eventually if it become effective.

These are only few of those things business may consider as strategies in competing in business. Low cost is another. But what is important is that choosing a business strategy requires deep understanding of its cost and benefit.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Back after a Long Busy Days

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"After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done."

It's nice to be back!

It made me worry not to visit my blog...and I missed blogging.

Now, I will do again my task... and I hope I could do it even more bettter than before. =)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Web Hosting Services

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When my Aunt introduced me to blogging, I get very excited! She told me I could gain friends as well as earn money by just blogging. Since I need extra money for my schooling; I agreed with her to do it only during my free, time, that way I wouldn't be able to neglect my studies. It's been awhile now and I can tell that blogging helps me find friend as well as gained money by doing sponsored posts. I am now thinking of getting a domain for my blog so I can get more sponsored posts. Web Hosting Geeks can help me find the right provider that will fit my need. Anyway, if you are looking for a reliable web hosting for your blog or even business, you should check the Web Hosting Geeks, for they provide an independent reviews of top web host providers and rate them appropriately based on their price-value ratio, host reliability, uptime, key features, bonus features, customer support, past and current user feedback, user-friendliness and the awards that are received by the companies. These features are very important especially if you want a reliable website for your business. I urge you to read Web Hosting Geek's blog for they have many articles that will help you know how important it is to have best web host provider for your blog or business website. So, wait no longer for Web Hosting Geeks has the right provider just for your blog needs.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stars

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One of the best in this world are the stars... they are one of the most beautiful things God created, and that's why I love stars.

Looking them above at night makes me feel that life is beautiful. I got sad when I don't see any stars at night especially when it rains. I love tracing the big and small dipper... and the Orion too. The Orion's Belt is comprised of 3 stars known to us as the "3 maria". The rosary patterned stars is also one I love to see.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Taste the Experience of Winning!

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"When It Rains"

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This is one of me favorite songs. I just recently heard it. It was sung by the band "Paramore". Actually, it is always raining in our town and this song can suit my mood every time I got bored specially when it rains... steady only inside our house... watching the rain falls.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Review on Visual Design Characteristics and Usability

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Visual design is indeed an important factor on web design. It adds beauty and appreciation to a web site as it enhance its visual appearance. The aesthetic or being artistic of a web design is only one of those characteristics that a web site must possess. On the other hand, usability will greatly adds value to a web site.

The article mentioned Jakob Nielsen, a usability guru that have traditionally expounded that web sites should be usable, not pretty. I agree. I understand his point that it is on the “usability” criteria as seen in his view. Usability factor make a site functional, yes, and it is the “usability” of a site that makes it essential and worthy. For what is a site if it is not useful? But, accordingly, what is a site if it is dull? Unexciting or dead? While, usability is important, the visual design makes the site a “mark”. And this mark will help a site memorable and establish a focal point for where it will be known.

For best results, as the phrase entails… all the essential characteristics that a web site must posses, must be present. Therefore, balance of “form and function” is important. The site must establish and maintain usability in many aspects, and at the same time, the site must also have a good visual design.
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