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I AGREE WITH HON. FRED MUKASA MBIDDE’S LEGAL OBSERVATION ABOUT MAK FEMALE RAPE ALLEGATION: Read on;

 

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I quote:

“I think we need to opine over this Makerere sexual harassment debacle .

People have not Analysedwell the ingredients pertaining the whole story but let’s study them:

1. The Student is a graduate of the January shift
2. She was at Makerere merely for her transcript
3. She had office Sex with a lecturer
4. She recorded part of the phases of the sexual encounter by way of fon pics
5. The recorded picture shows the lecturer completely vulnerable and in an oral activity usually intended for the female partner to getting stimulated to full enjoyment.
6. The whole scene exhibits the full aura of freedoms and choice between the parties .
7. There is not a single sign of a scuffle and all files in the somewhat compact office seem intact

Now :What’s Sexual Harassment?

The following have to be proved :-

a. Un welcome Sexual advances
b. Verbal or physical harassment
c. Bullying or Coercion
d. The harasser must have economic or Social power over the victim

Turning to the instant case ,the most reasonable hypothesis indicates a graduate ,doing nothing other than a visit to her former boyfriend .

Clearance of ones transcript is not in the hands of any lecturer .Its the subject of the Academic registrar at Senate building and once one graduates then by necessary implication all marks already left the lecturers docket and were captured by the registrar thereby graduating the student .At this stage the lecturer has no material obligations or even control over the aspirations of the graduate warranting forcible sexual demands .This being a Staff at the department may however bring in the ingredient of influence over the victim but in the absence of all the above ,sexual harassment isn’t largely probable .

The jurisprudence of this offense is largely related to employee /employer relationship and establishing it in the subject case may sound frivolous and superfluous .

The picture shows nothing other than consensual sex between two adults,two graduates ,one teaching and the other leaving the same university .

That’s my humble opinion”

What do you think?

JUSTICE

The girl that was recently harassed by a Makerere University Kampala administrator, one, Ms. Njoroge Rachael Njeri, has received sympathy with her story running on BBC, United Nations is considering her to be the ambassador against sexual harassment.

The president of Kenya has issued a statement inviting her home (State)- she will be flown in first class. A team of 17 lawyers is ready to take up her case demanding Makerere to pay her 3 billon.
Women activists in Kenya have declared Monday as black Monday to protest against the sexual harassment of their own daughter.
The accused administrator is on the other hand cooling down his sweat.

Reports Complied from: Wandegeya police station, BBC, Live and Citzen tv Kenya.

8 major categories of blogs

In the blogging world, there are different kinds of blogs and bloggers who blog to reach specific goals. If you decided to become a blogger, but you’re not sure what your blog is going to tackle, then identifying the type of blogger you want to become can help.

In this post, we’re going to look at types of blogs and bloggers that exist and how each strives to become successful in the blogging world.

1. Personal Blogs.

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When blogging began in the late 90’s, the first type of blogger appeared was the online diary bloggers. These were people who wanted to take their daily journal online to share their experiences, feelings, and innermost thoughts with an audience. For the personal blogger, there were no rules to follow or themes to adhere.

Their blogs were the open pages of their diaries, entered through a word processor and published on simple HTML pages. Personal bloggers today tend to follow the same trajectory, although they no longer have to fight the barrier to entry of setting up a website.

They can use Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, and similar networks to start a blog in less than fifteen minutes and start sharing their brilliance with the world. So what does a personal blogger write about? Everything. Some will focus on a particular interest, such as a hobby. Some will focus on something they are passionate about, like politics. Some will focus on a cause, like their struggle with cancer. Some will focus on whatever is on their mind at the time they start a new blog post.

Successful personal blog The success for a personal blogger is finding others to share their writing. The best way to build a community for a personal blog is to find other personal bloggers who share the same interest. One you have found them, start commenting on their blogs and connecting with them on social media. As you grow your interactions with other personal bloggers, they will begin to engage with your blog posts.

Examples of good personal blogs: Gregory Ciotti writes about clear communication, collaboration, and creative work. Phil Galfond a pro poker who shares his experience through articles and videos.

2. Business Blogs.

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Business bloggers are those who blog for their business. That could be a business they own or company they work for. The business blogger’s goal is to gain more exposure, traffic, and ultimately customers for their business. Unlike the personal blogger, their writing is less focused on themselves and more focused on their business and their industry. A business blogger will write about the topics that will attract their ideal customers. For example, employees of a printing company will write blog content that is aimed towards other business owners who are in the market for business cards, flyers, brochures, and other printing services.

The blog posts will cover topics like “How to Design a Great Business Card,” ‘Typography 101,” and “Creating a Brochure That Boosts Your Business.”

The Successful business blog. The success for a business blogger is to attract readers that will ultimately subscribe to their email list, submit a lead form, or make a purchase. The best way to build a community for a business blog is to identify people who are most likely to become customers of your business and create content that they would find interesting. Then make sure each piece of content leads these people to want to learn more about your products and services.

Examples of good business blogs: HelpScout blog with everything you need to know about customer loyalty. HubSpot blog provides information about inbound marketing and sales.

3. Professional Blogs

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Professional bloggers are those who blog to make money online. In other words, their career goal is to earn a salary through their blogging efforts. Professional bloggers tend to use a variety of monetization strategies To achieve this goal, including selling display ads, creating information and digital products, promoting other people’s products for a commission, and similar. Professional bloggers tend to either focus on one blog or many niche blogs to generate revenue. Each blog would need to have the potential for attracting a large audience, producing lots of traffic, and being a good fit for advertisers and product sales. Successful professional blog The success for a professional blogger depends on their monetization goals. Those who wish to make money through advertising will need a lot of traffic from an audience interested in a particular topic. For example, a popular personal finance blog would likely attract an audience that advertisers from retirement savings companies, banks, and similar businesses would want to get in front. In addition to advertising, the personal finance blogger could also monetize by creating their course on personal finance or become an affiliate for others who have courses on personal finance. Examples of good pro blogs: 4-Hour Workweek and Lifestyle Design Blog from Tim Ferriss. I Will Teach You to be Rich blog from Ramit Sethi.

4. Niche blogs

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Instead of merely focusing on broad topics, niche blogs are very specific! Some of the niche blog ideas might be food blogging, training programs with your own weight, poems writing, as well as French bulldog lovers. Yes, it can be that specific! With niche blog, you can focus more on a particular topic thus making research rather easy. It’s easier to identify strengths and weaknesses of that niche and write about things you know the best. You can also use that blog and change your passion into a small personal business. Successful niche blog It’s important to pick the topic that appeals to you and the one you are passionate about. Aspire for success, happiness, security, and recognition. By choosing your niche of interest and having your point of view you’ll be able to position and differentiate your blog from the competition.

On the other hand, it’s also important to identify the size of the niche. Even if you believe you have a brilliant blog idea, it would be challenging to succeed unless your niche market attracts enough people. You don’t want your niche to be too small or too big. Examples of good niche blogs: Freshome blog with the latest news on design and architecture. Jamie Oliver’s blog with interesting food recipes and cooking ideas.

5. Reverse blogs

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Reverse or guest host blogs are a unique but modern type of blog. Instead of the owner creating content, the content is supplied by the public. A reverse blog has a team who moderate posts, prevent unpleasant interactions and promote slow topics for greater interactivity. Despite the fact that the guest host blog mostly contains content from guest writers, the owner should also write posts of his or her own. Keep in mind that different types of bloggers share different ideas when it comes to blogging. In fact, any blogger should look for blogs in their field where he or she can become a guest blogger.

It would help you attracts visitors to your blog, and some online readers of the host blog can become your followers. Successful reverse blog The trick here would be how do you attract different writers who already have a reputation online and in most cases, they would help you promote your blog by sharing pieces of content that they’ve posted with their audiences, usually on social media. From your end, you will have to have a good moderation plan in place so that you can display content from the guests daily. Example of a good reverse blog: Medium is a quirky reverse blog with a growing following.

6. Affiliate Blogs

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Affiliate bloggers are those that blog to generate affiliate marketing commissions. Instead of creating their own products, they write blog posts that review products by others. The goal is to encourage visitors to purchase those products using the blogger’s affiliate link, allowing the blogger to earn a commission as specified by the product creator. An affiliate blogger typically writes review posts on affiliate products. Some will write many reviews on one website, while others will create websites dedicated to promoting one particular affiliate product. SEO is an important part of the process, as an affiliate blogger needs their reviews to rank first in search results.

Successful affiliate blog Success for an affiliate blogger is ensuring that their affiliate product reviews read by those who are likely to purchase those products. They also work towards building an extensive mailing list to promote affiliate product launches with dedicated subscribers. Some affiliate marketers will tell you that their email list is the primary source of their revenue. Examples of successful affiliate blogs: Shoemoney blog by Jeremy Shoemaker. JohnChow blog by John Chow.

7. Media blogs

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Media blogs are defined by the content they produce. If you enjoy video blogging, then you’re a vlogger. If you curate content from other websites, you have a linklog. If you post photos or art sketches on your blog, you’re hosting a photoblog or art blog. This type of blog is popular among people of different fields. The younger crowd is recording their video gameplay and sharing it with people interested in that game. Photographers can share tons of pictures they took on the last trip.

People that running podcast can post audio files of the last episode recorded. Successful media blog One of the important factors here would be choosing the blogging platform that would suit your needs. And maybe finding the web hosting provider that would allow you to store bigger size files without charging you a fortune. Examples of successful media blogs: PostSecret blog where people mail in their secrets anonymously on a postcard. Pointless blog is a fun example of vlog that run on Youtube. Photoblog is a platform where you could create a free photography blog.

8. Freelance bloggers

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Freelance bloggers are those who are paid for providing services, for example writing content for other businesses. If you are looking for a way to get paid for writing as a service and have experience in blogging, freelance blogging is the way to go. Freelance bloggers cover topics provided by their clients. Some market themselves as experts in a particular industry or niche, while others market themselves as general writers who can cover anything with a bit of research. Experts within a particular industry or niche tend to be able to charge more than general writers.

Successful freelance blogger is to build a portfolio that makes them attractive to entrepreneurs and businesses who need quality content written for their company blog. With exception to ghostwriters, freelance bloggers can use their work for other clients as a springboard to gain new customers. As they become more in demand, freelance bloggers can get bigger contracts and earn a living as a freelancer. Examples of successful freelance bloggers: Jean runs Catswhocode blog and offers web development services. Pam Neely runs her blog and offers content writing services. Conclusion Now that you know what types of blogs there are in the blogging world, which type do you want to become? How do you plan to monetize your blogging type? Please share in the comments.

Content by: Research Resource and Touchvert Team

Which Type of Blogger Are You?

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#1: The Niche Expert

These bloggers create niche sites on anything that might have a good prospect of making money – something to do with gadgets or celebrities or credit cards, for instance. They run lots of ads, or put in plenty of affiliate links, or both. These bloggers may well have The 4-Hour Workweek on their shelves.

Often, these bloggers are highly motivated and driven. Their content is sometimes of variable quality, but the best niche experts provide real value for readers.

Example:

In a two-step process, CreditCards.com has a blog, Taking Charge, which links frequently to the CreditCards.com main site, which uses affiliate links to make money.

#2: The Business Owner

This blogger is part of a fast-growing movement. She produces high-quality content to support her business (which could be anything from running a country pub to an SEO agency). Her posts may cover a range of topics, but all will relate to her business.

These bloggers often provide some of the best content on the web. They’ve got a reputation to maintain, and they set themselves high standards. Unlike the niche expert (#1) and the blog-to-business writer (#3), they see their blog not as their business but as a marketing tool for their business.

Example:

SEOptimise runs a blog about SEO, and offers client services. Their blog showcases their expertise and their up-to-date knowledge.

#3: The Professional Blogger

The Professional Blogger is at a cross between #1 and #2. They see their blogs as integral to their business. They’re proud of what they’ve built, and they write about a topic they love. Unlike the Niche Expert, they’re unlikely to have multiple blogs.

They use their blogs to make money through a variety of means: membership sites, consulting, ebooks, e-courses, and / or other digital products. They don’t tend to have an offline presence (like a store or office) that you can visit, unlike the Business Owner. Their content is excellent – it has to be, as it’s the cornerstone of their business.

Example:

ProductiveFlourishing offers digital products, and services such as consulting. Charlie and team publish regular, thoughtful posts about leading a fulfilled life.

#4: The Journal Writer

These bloggers have an ‘old-school’ blog – one that’s similar to a personal journal, often covering a wide range of topics, often in a narrative format.

They probably participate in memes, and may have a small or large readership. Some blog irregularly, sometimes posting daily, while at other times not having any fresh posts for months; others stick to a regular schedule.

They’re usually not concerned about ‘monetization’ or ‘SEO’. They might run a few ads or pop in some affiliate links to help pay their hosting costs – but their blog is primarily a hobby and a place to have fun. They see readers as potential new friends, not potential customers.

Example:

IronicMom – who now has a book out, on the strength of her humorous take on family life. Her posts cover a wide range of topics, though, including one of my recent favorites: 5 Job Titles You Can Fake Your Way Through At Parties.

#5: The Platform-Builder

These bloggers are looking to make a name for themselves, with money a more distant objective. They might be authors current or prospective) building a readership for their books, or individuals working in new media who want to impress employers.

Platform-builders, like business owners, have a strong incentive to produce great content. They will usually stick fairly closely to one topic. You won’t generally find ads on their blog, and some will avoid affiliate links.

Example:

George RR Martin’s blog is all about letting his readers get closer to the author, whether by knowing his book signing schedule, or what he’s thinking, doing, reading, watching etc. 

#6: The Product Promoter

These bloggers have something to sell: often a book. You’ll often find them anywhere but their own blog – and some won’t have an online home base at all. Instead, they’re on a blog tour around the web, with guest posts and interviews on different sites.

Product promoters may not see themselves as bloggers at all, especially if they don’t have their own blog. They’ll often have great insights to share, though some may be unfamiliar with how best to write for the web – host blogs can often help by doing a bit of extra formatting on their guest posts.

Example:

Early Jackson, guest blogging here on Dumb Little Man, is promoting his books through his bio (as well as his speaking and teaching).

#7: The Freelancer

These bloggers get paid to write posts for major sites. They may specialize in a particular topic (gardening, healthy eating, personal development) or they may take whatever comes along! Most will write regularly for the same site, often on a weekly or monthly basis.

Their content is usually top-notch – after all, they’re being paid for it! Their employer will often do some editing to ensure a polished final piece. These bloggers may or may not have their own blog; if they do, you will generally find a “hire me” or “services” page there.

Example:

Grymm & Epic’s Steff Green offers blogging services (plus email marketing and illustration) for clients, through a “Hire Steff” page.

None of these personas is the “right” one … bloggers come in all shapes and sizes, and all of these seven types can produce great content.

Of course, many bloggers will fit into more than one of these categories: if you take a look at some of the examples above, you may well find ways they overlap with or take on aspects of different personas.

Today, I’m primarily a Professional Blogger – with my own ebooks and membership site. I’ve got a fair dash of platform-builder and product promoter thrown in. I also do some freelancing, though not quite so much as I did in the past. (Though I started out as a journal-writer and even tried being a niche expert.)

Which one of the 7 types of online writer are you?

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How to become self made digital marketer.

As consumers spend more time using the internet and less time with other channels – advertisers are also forced to follow this trend. The ads have to be there where the eyeballs are.

Unfortunately, digital marketing is not as simple and straight forward as traditional marketing. Digital marketing is best done in-house and cannot be outsourced to a digital marketing agency for various practical reasons. This is the reason that digital marketing experts are sought after all over the world right now and the demand for such candidates will only go up in the future.

Digital-marketing-expert1 If you have a marketing background and want to become a digital marketing expert; you may be wondering which is the best way to go about it. There are several courses on digital marketing which are being offered as workshops, online courses and one-on-one coaching programs. There are even MBA programs with specialization in digital marketing such as this one: NYU Stern MBA Digital Marketing. There are certification exams such as HubSpot Inbound Marketing certification program and Google Adwords certification.

But does attending all these courses and getting all the certificates make you a digital marketing expert? The answer is a big NO. It may help you learn the fundamentals and even some advanced concepts in digital marketing but it does not make you career ready for a position like Digital Marketing Manager. Digital marketing expertise comes with digital marketing experience. The best way to become a digital marketing expert is to start practicing digital marketing from today. The best thing about digital marketing is that you can start doing it at a very small scale. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and a small amount of money to play with. You can learn digital marketing by applying the concepts in your own mini-project.

Here are the things you can do right now:

✔️Applying Digital Marketing on a Small Scale Choose a topic you are passionate about and start a blog about it. Cost: Approx $50 per year for domain and hosting.

✔️Learn a little about SEO and write SEO optimized articles in your blog. Install Google Analytics tracking code and see if you are getting some traffic to your blog. Explore Google Analytics.

✔️Open an Adwords account and do some keyword research to see what people are searching for in Google to find information on the topic you are blogging about.

✔️Write more articles and publish on your blog. Open a Facebook page dedicated to your blog (apart from your personal page) and share the articles on your Facebook page. Promote your page with Facebook advertising. Budget for promotion can be as low as $10. Implement Facebook like box in your blog. Embed social sharing buttons in your blog articles. You can do this using WordPress plugins and it is free.

✔️Sign up for an email marketing service such as Aweber. Costs $20 per month. Also try MailChimp. Embed email signup forms in your blog and collect subscribers. Email subscribers whenever you publish something in your blog. Promote your Facebook page through email marketing and in turn also get more email subscribers from your Facebook page.

✔️Promote your blog via Adwords. Get started with very low CPC bids. Most new Adwords accounts get a free $100 credit for promotion. If you don’t get it, call Adwords support and they will give you free credits to get you started. Sign up for Google Adsense and deploy advertising codes in your blog.

✔️Convert your blog into a mobile friendly blog and create mobile ads in Adwords. All the above steps can be done in 30 days by investing one hour per day. After you do all the steps above your would have gained a bit of hands-on experience in the following areas which pretty much sums up to the following major components of Digital Marketing: Components of Digital Marketing Content marketing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Paid Search (PPC) Email marketing Social Media Marketing Digital Display Marketing (Ad Ops) Web Analytics and Reporting Mobile Marketing 30 hours of experience does not make you an expert in Digital Marketing but you will be a much better qualified digital marketing professional than most of the people out there on the market. After this you can continue scaling up your mini-project and add even more things to it. For example, Google webmaster tools integration is something I have not mentioned in the above list but it is important for digital marketing. Your expertise will increase to the level you are ready to scale up your project. I became a digital marketing expert on my own. As a manager of digital marketing you will be responsible for spear heading the entire digital marketing wing of the company. You may also have to manage a team of people who will be ready to execute specific digital marketing actions.

Digital marketing is most effective when all the components of digital marketing are used in such a way that they complement each other. This is also called Integrated Digital Marketing. If the company is large enough, the job title can be VP of Digital Marketing where several managers report to the VP. Such jobs are coming up fast and can be highly lucrative. If you are not interested in a full time job like I have just mentioned, you can still use your digital marketing expertise to consult, speak in conferences and universities and grow your own internet projects. So what are you waiting for? Get started becoming a digital marketing expert today/Now. http://www.touchvert.com

WebFluential

Hi influencer,

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We’ve seen the following tactics as top performing ways to get noticed by brands in addition to being found through a platform search like Webfluential provides to them. Add “Social Media Influencer” as an experience tab on your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a highly searched platform by brands and professionals, but one infrequently considered by influencers and key opinion leaders. Add a link to your Webfluential media kit and watch the booking requests come running through Place the link to your media kit in your Instagram, Twitter and YouTube bio. Engagement from a brand or agency via this method is typically reactionary – you’ve posted something that in the moment they’re compelled to reach out and contact you.

By providing your audience information and ability to take a booking, you’ll capitalise on the opportunity. Install the Webfluential WordPress plugin on your contact page. The problem with bots means that your contact form, or the address receiving your contact requests, tends to be one you don’t always check. They have created value for you by building a contact form plugin that sends you priority mails from marketers that don’t get caught in the spam folder. There are other tactics we’ve seen influencers use with good effects to win work.

Tweeting a brand or sharing a media kit on Twitter or Facebook work well too. Digital CV’s – who would have thought you’ve never have to use Microsoft Word to get a job?

Have a great day, cheers!