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Like most other businesses and entities within the public sphere, pubs are still figuring out how to negotiate the vaping scene. Do they treat it the same as smoking? Or do they recognize that it has a far better health profile, is more environmentally friendly and does not have a negative impact on the health of others, as cigarette smoke does with second-hand smoke?
The extent to which pubs and clubs have embraced vaping culture will usually depend on whether the management is aware of vaping, and whether they perceive a demand from clientele to support vaping in their businesses.
These do’s and don’ts will help you negotiate the vaping scene within the context of your favourite drinking establishment.
The first and most important step to vaping in your favourite pub is to find out what their rules are regarding vaping both indoors and out.
To avoid any conflict, it makes sense to ask what the rules are. Your bartender, the manager or proprietor may not be informed about vaping and how it differs from smoking, which gives you the opportunity to share some education as well. This could potentially lead to vaping being permitted inside your preferred establishment or having the rules relaxed to allow vaping in different areas.
Do: Offer to Share
Sharing is caring, and if you intend to vape in a public social space, make sure you are prepared to share your stuff with others.
Do: Develop Rapport with Your Bartender
Perhaps the most important step towards being able to vape with ease inside your favourite pub is to develop a solid relationship with the bartender.
This includes basic courtesies like waiting your turn, being patient while you wait for drinks, always paying your tab at the end of the night, not ordering drinks that are unnecessarily complicated or inappropriate for the location (mojitos, we are looking at you) and always saying thank you. It also includes tipping well and consistently, preferably in cash.
By making sure you have a good rapport with the people who are the eyes and ears of the establishment, you will have the highest possible chance of getting your request to vape granted. Pubs never want to risk losing an excellent customer, so your requests will be more strongly considered.
Do: Support Pubs that Support Vaping
Supporting pubs that support vaping is a great way to promote the community.
Not only do many pubs in the UK and across Europe allow vaping in either an indoor setting or outdoors on a terrace, but many of them have moved specifically towards advertising themselves to the vaping community.
This often includes selling vape hardware and eLiquid to interested vapers, as well as having vape-friendly areas inside and outside with comfortable furniture.
This should be obvious, but it is rude and probably inappropriate to vape when you are explicitly asked not to, or when there are signs posted that prohibit vaping.
Friday, 2 March 2018
Don't believe me that content and SEO matters? Read a London SEO Expert success Story You'll Never Believe as well as my article below!
Getting The Readers attention
When you create content, whatever subject it is on – you’re creating something that will be read by a variety of people. This means that you need to write something that is going to catch peoples attention. Great content will do this on its own, which is why the right text is so important.
Keeping on Topic
You can write the best article in the world, but if the title is about content marketing tips but then you start to write something more suitable for a parenting blog you’re going to lose peoples attention really quickly.
Whatever topic you’re writing about, you need to consider your audience and who you are going to be reaching. Sometimes it can be hard to guess who you’re going to be writing for, so you need to keep it generic – other times you know you’re for a lifestyle blog and reaching people who work in a certain profession, so you need to write for them.
How To Write Great Content
It is really easy to talk about the important of writing great content, but what exactly makes content so great? Of course, a lot of this will be personal option but there are some points that really matter.
Content Lay Out
One of the most important things is to make people want to read what you have written. A long page of text will have people clicking off quicker than anything. You need to make the page look readable with small paragraphs, different headers and if appropriate photos. This breaks down a massive wall of text and makes it much more likely someone will read it. If it is simply a page filled with words, this can seem overwhelming and time consuming, which means people simply will not bother
Doing Your Research
Thanks to the internet, researching content really is easier than ever. If you’re writing an article about wedding planning you just need to browse a wedding blog or two and you’ll soon have a head full of ideas on what to write about.
It is always recommended that you check content from more than one source, so you can make sure that your fact checking and what you are writing is factual and accurate.
Creating Unique Content
Although it is recommended you read other websites and blogs for inspiration, it is really important that whatever you write is unique. For starters, copying someone else’s idea is really frowned upon so you should definitely be avoided.
However, when you’re putting content online search engines such as Google are paying attention.
They choose how to rank websites on their pages using a number of factors but high quality, unique content is one of the most important. If they see that you’re lifting content from other websites you’ll be really downgraded and that is not what you or your website want long term.
No one wants to read text just for the sake of it. It is easy to be tempted to exaggerate claims and make things seem more fantastic for the sake of getting readers attention. However, if you’re creating content – you want to be seen as a great source of wisdom so it is important to be accurate.
As well as this, always make sure you read back over your content to check for spelling and grammar errors. People do not want to read poorly written content, they want something that is easy to read and a big part of this is about high quality content.
However, whatever you’re writing – enjoying it! Creating content is really fun and you get to learn new facts about all sorts of topics. Take your time and create something that you would enjoy reading. If you know it is something you would like to read, you know that others are more than likely to enjoy it too – and that is important, because who wants to create content that no one wants to read?
Long before I started by own blog, I used to write content for other peoples websites and blogs. I feel that this really helped me perfect my writing skills, mostly because I used to write such varied content. This taught me how to get creative, think outside of the box and create content for us about anything and everyone. A lot of this was content marketing for companies much like content marketing company, Content Mother, which is about to launch its services of social media marketing and management.
Don't forget that getting paid on time for any paid content is essential too! The money side of things can seem daunting, so don't be afraid to get help or read up on how to efficiently collect payment too!
Friday, 23 February 2018
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Against gendered expectations
Against the dress code
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