Sunday, July 31, 2016

Are You Promoting Your Blog on Your Owned Online Real Estate Only - It is a Big Mistake

Ryan Biddulph  wrote this point in

If you are only using your blogs and social media profiles, you are ignoring a big online space which can be yours if you make some effort. Comment on others blogs, write guest posts, share others' social media posts and comment on them.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cumulative Visits for A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2016 Posts

NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2016 - Reflection by NRao

1 August 2016 - 5136
16 June - 4221
29 May - 3214
25 May   -  2956
30 April 11.30 pm  - 2581
6  April 10 am               1569
4 April night 10.50pm - 1459
1st April Morning:  917
27 March           :  660
26 March 2016  :  531

I can expect 5000 hits by end of the event. Only 50% of the target is reached. But I was busy during the month with other activities related to the job.

Updated on  1 August 2016, 16 June 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

National Gold Medal Award for Use of Knol to Support Courses at NITIE, Mumbai, India

Dr. Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. , Professor, NITIE, Mumbai, India, who was using blogs to create study materials and also using them disseminate student created learning materials appreciated the power and potential of Knol platform early and created number of course knols and encouraged the learners to post their assignments on knol.

What are the unique features of Knol?

1. Wiki technology.

Wiki technology makes collaboration possible and also makes it easy. Groups of authors can come together and write articles or prepare lists.

2. Author identification

Very essential for identification of course plans and course materials by individual faculty members. Also when students post their assignments, author identity is very essential. Author identity on a popular  wiki platform is a unique feature of Knol. Google's ownership makes it a popular platform. Authors join it without hesitation once they appreciate its utility.

3. Scope for diverse articles on the same topic.

Different faculty members from different institutions have to post their materials and course plans. Hence the platform must have the willingness to support many different knols/articles/essays on the platform. Another distinct feature of the knol that makes it ideal for use by faculty members.


Facilitates interaction among learners, subject faculty, other faculty of the same institute, other faculty of different institutes, alumni, and practitioners. Provides evaluation of learning of any institute by a global  community

5. Knol Collection Facility

Provides an ability to assemble Globally best study material support for any course.

Gold Medal Award Winning Initiative at NITIE, Mumbai, India



The unique features of Knol were put to good use at NITIE, Mumbai, India by Prof Narayana Rao, Prof T. Prasad and Prof S.M. Dhume. They built communities of learning in their subjects. The learners liked the initiative and involved themselves enthusiastically in posting their assignments on knol and in participating in the online discussions. They gave a positive feedback on the exercise.

The initiative was presented for innovation award event of Association of Indian Management Schools Management Education Convention 2010. The initiative was appreciated by all present and it was awarded the Gold Medal. The professors are motivated by the recognition and are now in the process of promoting the idea among 2500 B-schools of India in the first instance through personal presentations in these institutes as well as through online media. Invitation was already given to these professors to visit engineering institutes and promote the concept there also.

More details about the concept of communities of learning and the presentation made at the AIMS convention are available in Community of Learning and Practice on Knol.

Presentation on Use of Knol at NITIE on 23.10.2010

Use of Knol to Facilitate Faculty to write custom course material and Learners to develop useful content for peers as well as summaries of books, articles and papers




Updated on 30 July 2016,  23 March 2012

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tips to Self Publishing Authors

April 2015

Simple Steps to Self-Publishing Success

Website Errors and Fixes

Blogs and Websites can have errors. So knowing and fixing them can be important.

This is an interesting post from a website with focus on errors.

One more post.

Blog Posts by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. in June 2016

June 2016 Posts by Narayana Rao

RIO 2016 Olympics - Schedule - Brazil Time
Creating Lean Corporations - Jeffrey Morgan - Book Information
Evolution of Lean Philosophy from Industrial Engineering Philosophy
Yoichi Ueno - Japanese Leader in Efficiency - Productivity Movement
Rear Admiral Takuo Godo - Productivity Promoter in Japan
Productivity Movement in Singapore

Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering (JOIE) Winter 2016
Industrial Engineering Methods - Classified Articles with Links
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912 - Book Information
Industrial Engineering Methods - Case Studies
Social Media Marketing for Blogs
Python Programming Language

Text Processing and Hive - Blog Post Collection
Best Business Analytics and Intelligence Blogs
Increasing and Helping Your Blog Followers
Google's Advice and Suggestions to Bloggers and Website Owners
IoT - Internet of Things - Innovative Uses - News Letter - June 2016
Success Stories of Industrial Engineers

Learn Marathi Conversation - Videos - Collection 2
Bees Sal Baad - 1962 Super Hit Bollywood Film - Video
International Day of Yoga
Future of Industrial Engineering
System and Human Dimensions of Industrial Engineering - H. Harold Bass
Industry Week Updates on Manufacturing Technology, Management and Productivity

A to Z Blog Writing - Blogging Tips
A to Z 2016 Blogging Challenge - 801 to 900 Blogs Revised List
4 June Telugu NRUTube Video Theater - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Birthday Special
Building India - Make in India - Expand Public Sector
What is Social Media Optimization and Social Media Marketing?
Birthdays - Telugu Film Personalities

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Continue Blogging for Satisfaction - Even if No Money or Fame Comes

Saroja Vasanth expressed the journey of a writer well in a blog post.

not getting any richer or not becoming any famous, still finding the joy of writing my thoughts

Stay motivated!

Happy writing! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Communicating About Your Blog on Twitter

Getting traffic to your blog is as essential as writing.

Attach Images to your tweets

Images will make your tweet STAND OUT from the crowd as your followers scroll down their timelines


12 Formulas: How to Use Twitter to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

If you don’t promote your blog, how will anyone know about your great content?

Driving traffic to your blog is about as essential to your blogging success as your writing itself.

Include an Intriguing Quote from Post

Include Statistics from the post

Ask a Question Related to Your Topic in the tweet

Tweet about Your Blog-Hosted Contest

13 Hot Tips for Promoting a Blog Post on Twitter

4 Methods To Get More Blog Traffic From Twitter - ProBlogger Guest Post Article

6 Top Tips for Promoting Your Blog with Twitter

Blogging Playbook: Promoting Your Blog With Twitter

Promote your post 2-3 times:
Make two to three tweets of the same message well spaced out to catch the morning, afternoon, and evening crowd.

Visit blogs popular in your area. Find the posts that have received the most retweets. Find the retweet button and click on the number.  You will get  a list of the people who retweeted that post.  Follow these people and they may follow you and retweet your posts if they like them. Basically you are trying to find out people with the retweeting attitude.

How to Extend Your Blog Reach Via Facebook and Twitter

Five Ps of Blogging: plan, pen, publish, promote and participate.

105 Content Promotion Tactics - Yes Every Blogger Has to read them

I am also learning by writing these blog posts. Please indicate your favorite ways of promoting blog on Twitter through comments.

Using Hash Tag

Use of hash tags is recommended on Twitter. It is recommended on other social media platforms also.
I am giving a serious try this month with hash tag use.

The hash tags I am using this month  #BlogTop10, #Management, #IndustrialEngineering, #IndiaInformation, #IndiaHistory, #Analytics

My twitter account
@knoltweet   Follow me and I shall follow back and we can continue the relationship on Twitter.

Happy to see 2,208 followers on Twitter at 11.50 am IST on 5 April 2016.
Very happy to see 2,376 members in my contact list on 26 June 2016.

It is an A to Z Challenge Blog Post
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Basic Understanding of Basics of Marketing will make you a better marketer of your blog.

Updated  9 July 2016, 26 June 2016,  3 April 2016