Friday, December 11, 2015

Contact Pages Matter More On Political Sites

Contact Pages Matter More On Political Sites

Operating a politically-themed site is a challenge. Because of the volatile nature of the subject matter, it's even more important to have a clear line of communication between authors and readers. Once someone reads a political theory or position, they usually have something to add to the discussion. It might be an opposing viewpoint or additional thoughts that expand on the original content. Site owners need to encourage this kind of discussion because it helps create a clearer picture of the specific issue. 

A site that proposes a theory about neoconservatives, for example, needs to have a welcoming and open-minded contact page that explains how to reach the author for further discussion. For example, if the author believes that conservatives discouraged discourse about Iraq war horrors, it should be willing to hear from the other side about the matter, too. By hearing what the opposition thinks, the author can then clarify and continue the discussion with further evidence to bolster his theory. This kind of discourse is great for everyone. As long as it's friendly and helps discussion evolve, it's the best way to reach agreement and decide what actions should be taken to improve everyone's life from this point forward.

A good contact page has a few very simple characteristics. It's straight-forward and friendly. It explains the purpose of the site in general and the owner or owners in particular. Then it goes on to explain how to contact the author or owner of the site in a way that invites people to do so. Most people who write online want to hear from their readers, even if those readers don't agree. Wording an invitation for viewpoints means ushering in comments from dissenters, too, who want to argue an opposite point. Invite them to do so but be respectful in their communication. Once they see that you're open, it's likely that they will also be open to listening to someone who disagrees with them.

Options for contact include inviting them to email, fill out a form, or in some cases even call. The more options for communication the better because not everyone wants to call but many people would email an opinion. Once they've got the method of communication, they can contact the author and help a site grow. A site with a good relationship with visitors usually grows and is useful.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Giving Back With World Vision Gift Catalog! #Giveaway

One holiday gift idea that I have enjoyed sharing with my readers for the past several years is World Vision's gift catalog. What a great way to give back during a season when more and more people are bit by the bug of materialism, and this time of giving turns more into a time of "What can I get?" When you shop the World Vision gift catalog, you are helping someone in need!



I received the Drops of Turquoise Jewelry set for review. This set comes with a necklace, bracelet, and earrings, and each piece is available separately in the catalog. These are handmade by artisans in Delhi, who are given the opportunity to support themselves and their families now. The necklace is honestly something that's more bold and eye-catching than I would normally wear. I tend to prefer the smaller jewelry that really isn't noticed much. However, I'm a turquoise fan, so I decided to try it out-and found that I really liked it! The turquoise adds that western touch I love so much, and I have enjoyed wearing the necklace and bracelet with various outfits. I have received multiple compliments on these pieces too! (I don't have my ears pierced, but the earrings are beautiful too-I'm passing these on to a friend).


World Vision has a large selection of gift ideas that will allow you to not just find gifts for your family and friends, but at the same time, help out those less blessed than ourselves. Jewelry, tote bags, and headbands are just a few of the beautiful handmade pieces you can order-check them out today!!


One of my readers will receive the Drops of Turquoise Jewelry Set!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mold Remediation in Washington DC

Mold is a very serious problem that can have negative health consequences for people who are exposed to it on a regular basis. Therefore, it is important to have it removed immediately if it is discovered in your home. However, this is not a job that you will be able to handle on your own. You will need to bring in a professional company to make sure that your mold has been completely removed without any residue remaining behind. Do you think mold is in your home? It is important to act quickly if you suspect this is the case. Here are the steps you should follow.

1. Find a mold inspection and removal company

The first thing you will need to do is find a company that specializes in looking for mold and removing it when they find it. You should find out how long the company has been in business. Be certain that they have plenty of experience. You must be sure they know what they are doing so you will not need to call another company later.

2. Get your home inspected

Now you will need to make sure beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is indeed mold in your home. You will need to hire a professional mold inspection company in order to do this correctly. They will use their equipment to go through your home and look for areas where mold is present in locations that are not easy for people to see. This usually includes the use of devices that are capable of diagnostic and visual inspections. Areas such as attics and crawlspaces will be looked at because these are places where mold is known to grow undetected. The inspectors will be on the lookout for any places where water is leaking into your home and moisture is accumulating. Obviously, mold needs moisture to flourish. This is why it is so important to stop moisture from penetrating your home. For mold remediation near Washington DC, you can visit http://www.moldgone.net/ to learn more information.

3. Get the mold removed

Hopefully, you will not find any evidence of mold in your home. If you do, you will need to set up an appointment to have it removed. The mold removal company will give you instructions about how to handle things and what precautions should be taken. Have your home inspected again in six months to make sure the mold has not returned.