How to Use This Blog

I’m finding that many dentists and team members are unfamiliar with blogs as a medium, so I wanted to explain how to get the most out of this blog.  I apologize to all those who find this rudimentary. I’ll be back next week with my regularly scheduled programming.

1) Subscribe! 

Simply go to the box at the upper right hand side of this blog and put in your email address and click “subscribe”. You will then get an email that will ask you to verify your email address. Click that link in the email and you’re done. From then on, whenever I do a new blog post, you will get an email notifying you.  And don’t worry, I’m not going to use your email for anything else or sell it.

2) Use the Hyperlinks. 

When you see text that is blue, like this, you can move your mouse over it and click on it, and it will take you to a website with more information about that specific thing.  It will open in a separate page, so you will still have my blog open in your browser.

3) Comments.

You can add comments, or you can read other people’s comments. Your comments will not automatically appear (I have to approve them first), but I will always reply to them if you have a question about that topic, or something to add to it. I welcome your input, and other people appreciate what you have to add to the discussion.  To see the comments on a specific blog, click the little number in the balloon just to the right of the title.

4) Search.

There are almost a hundred blogs posted here, and they cover a wide range of topics, from social media and online reviews to best practice behavior and business concepts. On the right hand column if you scroll down just below the word “Archives” you see a search box.  You can put any word or words in there and it will pop up the relevant blog posts.

5) Share. 

At the bottom of each post are several options for sharing that post: you can email it to someone, print it, post it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, and more.  Feel free to spread them around, use them for morning huddles or training classes for your teams, or just show off that you know me.

6) Other Pages.

There are pages that you can go to by clicking one of the buttons at the top, where you can see videos, find resources like white papers and recorded webinars, and read more about who I really am. Check them out and see for yourself.

7) Other Details.

When you click on the pictures, they get bigger.

You can buy my book, in audio or hardcover, or find the link to get the e-book. Or read a sample of it.

You can see my speaking schedule for the next six months.

You can see my favorite sources in the dental world.  None of them pays me to be listed. (Cheap bastards!)

 

That’s it.  I hope this helps you get more out of my blog!

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One thought on “How to Use This Blog

  1. Blogging is so easy to start, but hard to maintain. I’ve started one on Dentaltown.com for dental students: goo.gl/okao3

    I plan to have one on my practice website, both for patient education and SEO reasons. Thanks for your content Fred!

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