Sunday, February 14, 2010

New neighbourhood inc. designer

Sooo for all your prospective blog owners to be, I would like to introduce Mickey Ross from Micimage who will be offering is talented graphic ability to any of you wanting super styley custom headers and branding to go with your new neighbourhood inc. site.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Just to quickly introduce myself...

My name is Julia Atkinson and I am self taught blogger of sorts. In a burst of curiosity a couple of years ago, I went exploring the internet to learn more about design blogging phenominum. My passion for writing and supporting young creative talent gave me the enthusiasm to have a crack myself and Studio Home Creative was born. The site has slowly developed in its popularity as I have learnt more about the wonders of marketing on the internet and the amazing power of blogging communities. SHC was also an experiment in self promotion as a way to open up further opportunities for myself and my fledgling interior design business, Studio Home. Well. It worked. I now write for numerous online and hard copy publications and have found myself constantly motivating talented young artists to get cracking and create a blog. I have discovered however, that what comes naturally to me and gives me a kick (ie.blogging) does not hold the same excitement for others. Thus. Neighbourhood Inc. is born.

"And why blog?" I hear you say??

Blogging is no longer the depressing domain of emo teenagers and their black eyeliner obsession. It is the most affordable and personable way to reach your internet savvy target market and improve your business's exposure to a massive potential client base and network with others in your field.

A blog can compliment an existing website or be your sole home on the internet. It is easily updated, low cost and the perfect format to communicate the background, story and aims of your business. Use it to keep your customers (and new followers) informed with news, special offers, recent press, updates on location and products. You can create a culture around what you are trying to do by posting outside your immediate business with interesting links that may appeal to your readers, or keep it simple with contact details and basic updates.

If this is sounding somewhat tempting, it should be...
The internet age can not be ignored and whether you are an artist, small business owner, athlete,  furniture designer, boat builder or candle stick maker you have to be in (the internet) to win!

That is where neighbourhood inc. will get you started on the RIGHT foot and if you want, continue to hold your hand and keep you on track in the blogging wilderness.

Neighbourhood Inc. would rather you were here and not at your desk!
Neighbourhood Inc. here to help!

*creation of blog
  • design
  • layout
  • establish analytics for readership and activity
  • subscription software

*promotion of blog
  • submitting to search engines
  • promoted to appropriate sites, blogs and other online media in line with your specific target market.

*social media options
  • creation of Facebook page
  • creation of Twitter account

Neighbourhood Inc. here to help for as long as you need!

*on going management of blog
  • regular contact with you the client to retrieve updates, news, press, reports, special offers.
  • posting and maintenance of links with appropriate sites and online media.

*management of social media
  • regular contact with client to retrieve info for social media sites.
  • regular updates of these sites and promotion to appropriate sites, blogs and other online media in line with your specific target market.