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Monday, May 24, 2021

Blogging is already becoming popular especially to netizens. Netizens are people who are always in touch with their computers, and is very active with everything that is going on around the net. The meaning of a blog is actually a colloquial term from the word Weblog, which simply means writing in a more personal journal about anything under the sun such as travels, food, or just about any topic that comes to one’s mind. After this, it is being published on a particular web page, either by the writer or a different set of people.

Blog definition can also vary into a verb form, such as ‘posting something on a particular blog,” or “ I want to blog about this park,” or anything similar to those. These blogs when posted on some sites can either be commented, or can receive suggestions which is a good interaction between the reader and the blogger.

Some people take blogging seriously, and by doing so, can make money out of it. Companies who employ bloggers would love to be read on blogs just focusing on the business itself, the products and services. This is one way for bloggers to earn, at the same time making their names popular for more blogs.

Others blog for fun. They just enjoy blogging every day, keeping other readers posted on what he had experienced on a daily basis. This is more common to people who travel and who loves to go around places that promotes some attractive tourist spots or serves a particular exotic food.

The meaning of a blog can all be the same, but the purpose of writing blogs varies. If you want to be a professional blogger, you might as well learn the basics. The basic can actually mean, you love what you’re doing and you make money out of it. That is true especially when you read personal blogs of other people who shares their day to day experiences.

There are things better written than talking about. Blogging is some form of expression that can be very beneficial both to the reader and the blogger.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

In 2016, our blog received various comments noteworthy to post.  Here are a few of their insight about various topics:-

Ruby Ann Flores
Ruby Ann 
Feb 16, 2016

I have applied for a medical transcription position. The fact that I’m a registered nurse I still find it a little bit hard for sometimes I forgot the acronym of some of the medical abbreviations and their corresponding spellings. I think it would be easier for me to transcribe in layman’s term rather than in medical. As of the moment, I’m working as a marketing staff in one of the companies here in Makati and I assume that I will find it easier to transcribe business related materials rather than medical.

Feb 14, 2016

For me the easier to transcribe is medical transcription may be its because of my field of profession which is I am graduate of bachelor of science in nursing. As a medical transcription is to listen the dictated recordings made by the physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribe them into medical reports. They listen to recordings by using headset, using foot pedal to pause the recording when it is necessary and key the text into a personal computer, editing as necessary for grammar and clarity. The documents that they produce includes discharge summaries, medical history and physical examination reports, operative reports, consultation reports, diagnostic-imaging studies, progress notes, and referral letters. The medical transcriptionist will return the transcribed documents to the physicians or other health care provider who dictated them for review and signature or correction of the documents. These documents is generally become part of patients permanent files. To understand the accurate transcribe dictated reports, you must understand the medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostics procedures, pharmacology and treatment. Or when you need medical reference materials you can also see it in your medical books if you have available or you can see it in internet. While the general transcription is what they called business transcription or other type of transcription that is not medical or legal. The materials that you transcribe may it come from almost anywhere or anyone but the most general transcription will generally come from types or categories. And that is why I choose to transcribe medical transcription.

Feb 14, 2016

As I have experienced applying / taking exams in General Transcription position.
I noticed that G.T is more likely a business transcription. The audio is all about checking stocks, delivering stocks, appointments, product reservations and for me it is quite easier than Medical transcription because M.T is more specific, e.g. Medical Terms, and I didn’t experience or I am not interested in medical terms. So, for me the general transcription is easier.

Ma. Verna Rica R. dela Peña
Ma. Verna
Feb 13, 2016

Dear Archie,

With your post, now I was able grasp an understanding of the transcription industry. I still would like to pursue a job on this field as this enhances my hearing and typing skills while I am exposed to other industries. I also would like to take the opportunity to be part of other industries, be helpful in their emerging developments and be a part of their way to success. Hopefully, many people will also learn this job in the future and be able to help them in many ways. I think, a mutual relationship can be built on this kind of industries.

Ma. Regina V. Salazar
Ma. Regina 
Feb 12, 2016

I am a certified Medical Transcriptionist and has experienced 18 months of home-based medical transcription. An overview of General Transcription from your site has caught my attention and realized that transcription is not only in-demand in the medical and legal fields but in so many other fields of work as well and home-based at that. I am very much interested and I am willing to undergo tests and/or interview at your convenience.

Lourdes Lapso
Feb 7, 2016

General transcription is easier compared to Medical Transcription because it does not require the applicant extensive training to become an MT. But even general transcription is not that easy. Transcriptionist must posses above average typing speed. Good hearing acuity and proficiency in the English language.

Roselyn Hugo
Feb 3, 2016·

I find it exciting whether GT or MT, though I haven’t experience both yet but when you try to look at it, they both give you experience, knowledge and self development. I may not have any experience in transcribing but I’m willing to try.

Seychell Almarez
Feb 2, 2016

I studied medical transcription initially but I did not end up as a medical transcriptionist. I’m not used to medical terminology because I’m not a nurse or something like that that’s why it’s hard for me have a work in this field. This is the reason why I became a general transcriptionist. I’ve been working as a general transcriptionist for 3 years now.

Ginny Villa-Real
Jan 29, 2016

I’ve had some experience in general transcription in the past. I believe that even though it seems pretty simple and mechanical to be a transcriptionist, one has to have certain skills on hand, such as: language proficiency, comprehension, above average computer know-how (including typing ability), and general familiarity with a wide range of topics. My experience proved to me how useful these skills are in terms of efficiency and quality of output. The scope of topics that usually need transcribing makes it easy to appreciate how useful and lucrative this industry is.

Brian Bentley
Jan 25, 2016

As with anything else specialisation is the key to getting the best transcription, being an expert in the field that is being transcribed helps a great deal because if the person knows what the word actually means they can use better grammar while transcribing.
This is even more true when transcribing into another language, because often a sentence may have to be re-arranged slightly to make sense, or there may be no direct translation of the word so a close approximation will be needed.

mary jade damondamon
mary jade 
Jan 20, 2016

Medical Transcribing is very much difficult for people who are not familiar in medical terms. They find it difficult to spell. General Transcribing may also be difficult if the speaker you are transcribing has a native English pronunciation such as Chinese, Korean, or Japanese people.

Friday, May 14, 2021

There are a lot of attractive and captivating places in the world and many of those are located in Doha, Qatar. If you are planning to visit or if you are just curious about why Doha, Qatar is great place to visit, this article is worth reading. Here, you will know the Top 5 tourist spots in Doha that you should not missed when living and working in Qatar. Don't also forget to collect your souvenirs from Qatar.

  1. Pearl Qatar 

Your vacation would be incomplete if you won't visit the man-made artificial island which is located offshore of West Doha's Bay Lagoon. You can walk and stroll around, buy some souvenirs and try some of their best and delicious foods beside the bay, surely, you will love it.

  1. Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif means a "Standing Market" where you can buy conventional garments. There are also a lot of restaurants to choose from when you get hungry. Modern, yet traditional. It is great to walk around and shop here. Definitely a must, when visiting Doha.

  1. The Museum of Islamic Art 

It is located on the Corniche in the Qatari city Doha. It has all the artifacts, antiques, statues and paintings inside. You will understand their ancient Islamic culture, traditions and lifestyle by looking and appreciating their arts. You can also enjoy the MIA Green Park outside the museum; you can stroll around and try different café and kiosk.

  1. Sealine Beach Resort

Sealine Beach Resort is owned by Katara Hospitality and 40 minutes away from Doha International Airport. Also an ideal location for meetings or family outing. And definitely, you will enjoy their comfortable atmosphere and good ambiance. Indeed, it is a great place to visit.

  1. Corniche

Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade that reshaped Doha's coastline. This is the most attractive part of Doha especially for those who loves to jog in the morning and for those who love to walk in quiet surroundings at night. You will be attracted to its calm water that reflects the stars in the sky. It is surrounded by modern architectural buildings and green grounds. This place will surely complete half of your life.

Indeed, it is a great place to rest, to enjoy and to have fun. Surely, visiting those top tourist spot in Doha, Qatar is definitely worth it when living and working here.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The technological advances made in the industry today allow any computer to be turned into a transcribing machine, including foot pedals and headsets that connect into the USB port.

Audio transcriptionists no longer have to work with physical cassette tapes that are played back with stand-alone transcriber units. The audio files are much clearer, high quality and better clarity. That means the audio that's transcribed is more complete as well.

An audio transcriptionist working with digital files will receive general transcription projects the same way as a medical or legal transcriptionist.

The audio files are loaded into the computer, played back with digital audio software operated by a foot pedal that plugs into the computer, and listened to through headsets that also plug into the computer.

It is a growing field that is not showing signs of slowing down. There is an abundance of audio needing to be transcribed, providing job security for years to come. Nowadays, businesses around the world are recognizing the advantages of availing the services of transcriptionist. General transcription is indeed an industry that will always be in demand.


Monday, May 10, 2021

 Social media has outgrown as a wide platform for promoting your brand. The increasing dependence on internet has made way for the birth of social sharing websites that allow you to reach out to the consumers who’re looking for top-quality products and services.

If you’re running a WordPress blog then it is absolutely essential to manipulate your blog posts so as to make them look great on various social networks. I’ve written this blog to make you familiar with some tips that will work wonders for showcasing your WordPress blogs on social networking websites such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn etc.

Tip No.1- Add Open Graph tags to your blog posts .

Open Graph tags are tools that transform any web page into a rich object in social media. In other words, the Open Graph Protocol (OGP) is actually a set of additional meta tags that are being looked for by social media websites when they are creating links to an external web page.

Tip No.2- Opt for implementing Twitter Cards for rich media tweets from your WordPress site/blog .

The sole purpose behind Tweeting is to receive Twitter users back to your website. Well, with Twitter Cards, you can easily have rich media elements along with a link to your Twitter account with every single tweet of your WordPress website/blog. 

Tip No.3- Pay attention to effective optimization of website text.

If you want to control your text that’s shared on different social networks, you can always opt for using a WordPress module. WordPress SEO by Yoast is a module that makes it easier to manage the SEO title tags and meta descriptions that are being entered along with a blog post.

Tip No.4- Get your content linked to your Google+ Profile 

Google+ has come up as an effective platform for sharing personal as well as company details. In order to make your WordPress blog stand out from the crowd, you must link all your web content to your Google+ profile. This will result in effective optimization of your website as your name, photo and your Google+ profile link will be available next to every content that’s displayed in the Google search results.
 Tip No.5- Watch out for the WordPress blog posts that are shared the most.

By getting an idea about the pieces of content that are shared the most, you can continue to create content that your readers love. Moreover, you can even opt for installing and activating a premium WordPress plugin called Social Metrics Pro that measures the content that’s been shared on social networks. You are able to view the detailed statistics within our WordPress dashboard. Moreover, this WordPress plugin also allows you to filter blog posts based on date, category and author name. 

Tip No.6- Take complete control of Facebook sharing of your blog posts via Open Graph Protocol.

Facebook has become a prime social network for sharing personal as well as business information. While sharing a blog post on your Facebook profile, you have the flexibility of editing the link’s title, description and default preview image. When visitors click on your blog post, they receive everything that Facebook choose to showcase for your post. This can actually turn out to be a disadvantage as Facebook might choose to display something that purely doesn’t suit your profile. By implementing Facebook Open Graph protocol, you can actually take complete control of what all is being posted on Facebook via your link. Your visitors will hence get the chance to share your post with their friends, thereby increasing your visitor count. Facebook’s official plugin named Open Graph Protocol lets you learn a lot about your audience and people who share your content via Facebook insights. 

Tip No.7- Install social sharing buttons from top networks.

Last but definitely not the least, an effective means of drawing people towards your WordPress blog/site is by installing the official sharing buttons in your content pages. You can either choose to add social sharing button buttons using the coding technique or opt for a plugin like Digg that will make the task much more simpler and convenient. You can choose to add the social sharing buttons towards the right, left, top or bottom of your web content.

Wrapping Up

So these were the tips, which if followed seriously can aid you in making your WordPress blog posts popular with social media websites. Hope you’d have loved the collection and would definitely follow these tips the next time you’re publishing content for the social networks.

Please don’t forget to share your feedback/suggestions on the above post, using the comments box below.

About the Contributor:  Liza Williams is a web developer by profession and a writer by hobby and works for OSSMedia Ltd company. She loves sharing information regarding WordPress, Magento, Drupal and Joomla development tips & tricks. If you are looking for WordPress Development Services then just get in touch with her.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

When I conducted previously my series of interviews with people who are working as transcriptionists, I chance upon this beginner transcriptionist who, at that time, was working as a technical support representative in a nearby city in Metro Manila.

When asked how did he start in this profession, he states that he is still starting to learn the job.  He want to start his career as a transcriptionist because the job has less pressure and can be done at home.  He considers himself as a fast typist and he thinks that the job is a good profession with good earnings.

Well, he prefers working at home because it is more convenient away from daily heavy traffic during commute.  He believes he can manage his time efficiently at work and with his my family.  He would like to work on jobs that deal with interviews and/or legal documents.

I continued to ask what, for him, is the most important characteristic or quality to become an effective and productive transcriptionist.  He states that the three qualities that can make him productive are active listening, ability to focus and efficient time management.

He also added that to become a seasoned transcriptionist, you have to grab all opportunities that you can see and use it to gain experiences. The secret of success in life, is for a man to be ready for this opportunity when it comes. Think of it's fidelity it brings to what each day brings.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Shifting from an office job to online blogging and back to office job again is a big decision to make. It is true that working as online blogger gives most freelancers the opportunity to earn more than what they can earn from an office-based work. So, what if a dedicated online blogger decides to get a job in the office? Will it really last for a long time or will turn out to be an experiment only? Try considering these points.

First, working again for one boss in an 8 AM – 5 PM schedule, five to six days in a week, and earning a fixed salary every 15th and 30th day of the month. This is a typical situation of an employee working in an office. Unlike the online blogging environment, you can have one to three bosses since you can have one, two or three online blogs with flexible schedules and paying you on different rates. Salary is also fixed yet a way higher as compared to that of an office employee. Also, fixed salary applies to fixed rate jobs. You can have different projects with different pays. That’s possible.

Second, debts and loans are floating in every corner. These usually happen to office-based employees because they earn a low fixed salary with tax deductions and loans. Daily expenses are relatively higher which mostly include travel allowance, food, and some unexpected trips. Far different with the online bloggers, they do not need to commute to go to the office since they are doing their jobs at the comfort of their homes. No problem if they also want to buy expensive food because they can already afford it. Just always make sure you monetize your blogs and become the  top blogger online.

Last, less quality time for family. Typically, you can  be away from your home for 8-11 hours per day and that’s almost half a day. Lucky for you if you arrive home fresh and not stressed from work that you can still spend time with your family. Comparing from  working as a blogger, despite the possibility that you can have three different online jobs, you can always have the time to take a look at your kids or cook a special meal for your loved one.

There are still a lot of factors that you can consider in choosing office works over online blogging. Well, there are also some good points if you work in an office like earning friendships from your officemates and improving your sense of professionalism. Weigh things out and you will surely get into the job environment of your choice.