Making Email Simpler

Going through emails can become a huge hassle because the amount of spam and influx of emails that we are sent. Weaving through what emails are important and which ones are not can take a very long time. This can even cause important emails to get “lost” in an inbox. These problems can be avoided with filters.
Filters allow email users to easily find important emails based on the date, sender, subject, etc. I used a filter with the tag “CA 260.” The process was simple and effective. This tool pulled up emails only pertaining to my Digital Writing and Production course.
Emails were created to make communication quick, simple, and professional. An increase in spam and the quantity emails has made the organization of inboxes a time-consuming process. Using filters helps eliminate these issues and ensures that no important emails will get lost in the influx of unnecessary emails.
Being professional in emails is also important in college and professional careers. A professional email should make sure all the necessary information is presented in a clear and concise way. For example, if I was unable to attend a class, this is how I would write the email sent to the professor.
Dr. M. Delwar Hossain,
I will not be able to attend your class on Tuesday, October 8, 2018. I have come down with a stomach virus. Will we be covering anything other than what is outlined on the syllabus or doing any assignments that I will miss? Please notify me if there is anything I need to make up. Thank you for your time.
-Samuel King

Organization is Website’s Salvation

Organization of a website is one of, if not the, most important parts of creating a website. How a site is organized can be the difference in an individual having interest in the page or loosing interest in the page. There are certain guidelines that one can follow to ensure that their website is organized in a way that will maximize its purpose.
First of all, a web page should be logical in its organization. As Jordan Dick said in his article, “Organizing Wed Content,” a website should be organized “like a restaurant menu. Most menus are usually divided into categories, and subcategories.” Websites should be organized in the same manner by separating these subcategories and categories into separate pages. For example, the three most common pages found on a website are the home page, contact page, and about page. Organizing a website into different categories and pages is a key part to building a good site.
How many pages should a website have? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. However, Dick’s article did provide us with this explanation, “every service you provide needs its own landing page. Lumping all of your services on one page is a missed opportunity for your business.”
Another important aspect of designing a web page is identifying a target audience and catering to their needs. This helps in deciding what type of content needs to be published on the sight and how accessible it should be.
The organization of a website is a major part of web design that is often over looked. Success can be reached by simply organizing a web page in categories and services and then catering them to a target audience.
This is a good example of well-designed website. I plan to model aspects of my own site like this.

Dos and Don’ts

Creating this blog has made me realize that there is more that goes into posts than I originally thought. According to Brian Klems’ article, there are quite a few “dos and don’ts” of writing a blog. The dos are somewhat straightforward. Finding my focus while be relatable to the viewers are the most important of the dos. Including images while reposting to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will add to quality and viewership of the blog. One aspect that I did not realize that can make such an impact is responding to comments. This will provide a more personal connection with the readers. The don’ts are also very straight forward. Grammar mistakes, being negative, and setting unrealistic goals definitely will not help. Writing too much can also hurt a blog because most viewers do not want to read too much at once. The one don’t that surprised me was avoiding new things. I have been told to try new things my whole life. When it comes to a blog however, staying consistent is a key component. To make sure I follow these “dos and don’ts” as I continue to post in this blog, I will refer to the article for every post.
In my chosen career field of strategic communications, blogging can be a very useful tool and resource. A business or organization can benefit from blogging because it attracts old and new consumers by using new content. This content can be shared and reposted across multiple social media platforms, further promoting an organization’s brand. Blogging is also interactive with consumers; a business can see which posts get the most views and positive feedback to cater to their customers’ needs. This will increase customer satisfaction while creating a positive brand image which in turn creates positive long-term results.