New Technology News and Instruction Blog

The new small business technology blog at FunctionalTech.com is really going to be a fun project for me.  It will help to illustrate not only my writing ability, but my tech knowledge and blogging consulting expertise as well.

Check it out, as it is filling up with great information and training videos on all aspects of technology for the independent and small business person.

Business Management and Growth Articles

When it comes to entrepreneurship, starting, growing and managing a business, I’ve done it several times.  I’ve been my own boss my entire adult life.  Writing about business and how make it successfully are my specialty.

Whether it’s starting up, customer development, marketing, advertising, technology, and so much more, get a thorough look at my knowledge and writing ability by checking out the many articles I’ve placed (all are mine) at the About.com site.

Writing About Blogging and Marketing with Blogs

Dozens of articles about blogging and using it effectively illustrate my expertise on the subject and my ability to write about it both conversationally and as instruction.

When you visit the link above, you’ll find a huge amount of information about how blogs can be utilized to build a business, communicate with customers, and build community good will.

Software and Online Services Writer

My articles at RealEstate.About.com have instructed thousands in the use of all types of software and online services in their business.  With technology evolving at such a rapid rate, a technology writer needs to have the interest and resources to keep pace.  Otherwise, articles will be old or out of date before they ever hit print or the web.

More than 40 articles at this link will illustrate, not only my technology knowledge, but also my ability to articulate tech subjects for the average person.

Technology Articles for Realtors

Agent Direct News, a print publication with more than 100,000 Realtor subscribers, also has a subscription only online version of their articles.  I am a regular monthly contributor to this newspaper.  Articles are around 800 words and are intended to help Realtors to embrace new technology and use it to help them be more successful.

Here’s a link to one of the article’s text.

Technology and Real Estate – Intranets for Real Estate

With a circulation of more than 1.2 million readers, Realtor Magazine is quite careful in their editorial acceptance and writing policy. I am gratified to have been asked to contribute two articles to their Tech@Work feature column in the past. One is the use of an intranet in the management of a real estate brokerage.

Here’s the link to the online version.

My Own Technology Blog – Finding Tech Gems

Though I ran out of time and I finally just had to quit posting to Functional Technology.com, I leave it up for the purpose of showing my tech writing skills, as well as my knowledge in the implementation of technology in business.

As you’ll see in my posts, the purpose of the site is to demystify technology, as well as to point out free or low cost solutions for business. Though the target audience was originally Realtors, the tools and instruction are applicable to any business.

If your writing project involves technology, you can get a good feel for my style at that blog. You can also experience my tone as an online instructional resource. My style tends toward the informal, with a little humor thrown in when appropriate.

Another skill illustrated by this blog is my ability to ferret out the latest in information on any topic on the Web. I set up alerts and RSS feeds with the appropriate key words and phrases to bring me the most up-to-date information on a daily basis.

Blog Posts for Innovative Text Message Marketing

I was hired to write two to three posts a week for Ugotitfirst.com, a SMS text messaging marketing company with an innovative approach.  They solicit opt-in consumers for products, services or specific businesses.

When a consumer opts to receive messages with coupons or special offers about a certain product type, advertisers can text those consumers with time sensitive offers.  The response rate is amazing, as these text message recipients have asked for these offers.

I am currently writing for this client, and my posts are here.