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By lemaster 22 Sep, 2016
Driving can be intimidating and should always be taken seriously, by new and experienced drivers. Here are some safety tips that will help keep you (and others) safe on the road.

  1. Don’t talk on your phone/text. This should be pretty obvious. Texting while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on the road. More than one million car accidents can be attributed to cell phone usage, each year! Looking down for even a moment can greatly increase your risk for a car accident. Talking while driving isn’t much better. Even if you’re using a hands-free set, the conversation itself can be distracting and cause you to not pay attention to the road.
  2. Avoid distractions. Along with texting or talking on the phone, there are many other distractions like drinking, eating, playing music loudly, reading maps or using a navigation system, doing your makeup, brushing your hair and many more. It is important to always keep your eyes on the road and if you drop something or need to make an adjustment while in your vehicle, it’s best to pull over to the side of the road.
  3. Don’t drive when tired. Studies have shown that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Being drowsy can lead to slower reaction time, impair judgement and decision making.
  4. Obey the speed limit. When you’re a new driver, you may feel pressure to keep up with traffic, even if they are going 10-15 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit. Pay attention to the speed limit and stay in the right lane, especially if you’re on an unfamiliar road or one with lots of traffic.
  5. Always wear your seat belt. This may seem obvious, but it’s important to wear your seat belt EVERY TIME you get in a car.
By lemaster 05 Aug, 2016
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
By lemaster 22 Sep, 2016
Driving can be intimidating and should always be taken seriously, by new and experienced drivers. Here are some safety tips that will help keep you (and others) safe on the road.

  1. Don’t talk on your phone/text. This should be pretty obvious. Texting while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on the road. More than one million car accidents can be attributed to cell phone usage, each year! Looking down for even a moment can greatly increase your risk for a car accident. Talking while driving isn’t much better. Even if you’re using a hands-free set, the conversation itself can be distracting and cause you to not pay attention to the road.
  2. Avoid distractions. Along with texting or talking on the phone, there are many other distractions like drinking, eating, playing music loudly, reading maps or using a navigation system, doing your makeup, brushing your hair and many more. It is important to always keep your eyes on the road and if you drop something or need to make an adjustment while in your vehicle, it’s best to pull over to the side of the road.
  3. Don’t drive when tired. Studies have shown that driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. Being drowsy can lead to slower reaction time, impair judgement and decision making.
  4. Obey the speed limit. When you’re a new driver, you may feel pressure to keep up with traffic, even if they are going 10-15 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit. Pay attention to the speed limit and stay in the right lane, especially if you’re on an unfamiliar road or one with lots of traffic.
  5. Always wear your seat belt. This may seem obvious, but it’s important to wear your seat belt EVERY TIME you get in a car.
By lemaster 05 Aug, 2016
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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