Laugh now, but take that ear bud out of your ear or you will know all too well what the title of this blog really means! Hearing Loss- you think it won’t happen to you? Think again!
A blog is a great way to communicate information quickly and effectively. We have tossed around the idea of using a blog in our organization because we could add videos, text, photos, etc. One of the nice things about a blog is that it is not static like our website so much of what we post on a blog will not have to go through the product review process that is so time consuming and frustrating with the feds. We are currently creating a Trending Topics page for our site and are modeling it after a blog and have different topics users can filter out and follow.
Blogs are popular right now and seem more personal. Even when writing about professional topics when written on a blog it just seems easier to connect with the writer. Often when I read a webiste it feels like the author is some unknown entity and don’t feel personal. When I read blogs I feel like I get a better sense of who the blogger is and what their agenda happens to be.
Another way I would like to use blogs is to allow guest bloggers add stories for us to share. One issue is accessibility. If the person shares a video in ASL (American Sign Language) we will need to get it captioned and voiced before positing it. The same is true if someone submits an audio file- we will need to add captions before posting it. This can be time consuming and costly depending on the scope of the project!