Hi folks…sorry that I haven’t posted any updates lately. Most of my recent blog efforts have been behind the scenes. You’ll probably notice a few updates recently. Here’s a list of new features at the Canadian Safety Blog:
- One thing you’ve probably noticed is that I’ve made the blog more…Canadian. The banner pic was actually taken while I was in Ottawa back in 2006 at a CSSE Conference (check out the CSSE Conference page for more information about the 2011 CSSE Professional Development Conference in Whistler BC). It was a wonderful event and I had the chance to go out one late summer afternoon and get some nice shots of our Parliament buildings and some other interesting sites. Check out the gallery in the sidebar for some cool photo’s that I’ve taken over the years.
- I’ve added an email subscription area on the sidebar. If you’d like an email sent to you to let you know when there’s a new post please enter your email. I don’t sell or use your email for any other purpose.
- You’ll notice a graphic slider at the top of the post area. This slider links to some of the more popular posts on the blog. I’ve been watching the google searches that point to the blog and these posts seem to be the ones getting the most traffic. Check them out by clicking on the graphic of interest.
- I’ve added some Google ads to support some of the costs of the blog. Over the last 6 months or so I’ve made $19.06..total. Once I reach $100 Google will send me a cheque. I’ve got a long way to go before I see any money.
- I’ve also added a couple of Twitter widgets in the sidebar – one for my personal account @safetyforge and the other one (in red) is actually a summary of all tweets with the words “Canada” and “Safety” in them. Please do check out the blog on a regular basis to see what’s happening on Twitter.
- Paper.li is a fascinating web-based Twitter newsletter. It takes information from a Twitter account or from a search term to put together a daily summary of the more popular happenings on Twitter. I’ve added a Canadian Safety and Safety Forge paper.li widget to my blog. Check out the links to see what paper.li is all about. This is a great way to view Twitter content!
- A number of RSS feeds are in the sidebar as well. I’ve selected feeds from most of the provincial safety jurisdiction, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Canadian Business Online news and safety jobs in Alberta. Another great resource for safety jobs can be found at the CSSE Career Depot. If you have a job opportunity and are looking to attract candidates please do consider using the Career Depot to post a opportunity.
- I’ve updated my profile information in the About the Author tab at the top of the blog. You’ll find a photo of me and some information about who I am. Not only that, but I’ve added some motivational theme music (fully licensed) that will start up once you go to the page. Turn up your speakers and enjoy!…I know…I’m a little weird sometimes…
So again, thanks for reading. I’ve found the blogging experience to be wonderful and I’ve learned a lot about the web and social media as a result of this effort. The blog provides me an outlet for my thoughts, opinions and creativity. My hope is that it provides you, the reader, with some interesting safety and health information and ideas on how you can leverage social media to get your message out there. I am firmly convinced that we all, as individuals, can make a difference in this world. We just need to stand up and speak our minds.
I’d be interested to get your thoughts on the Canadian Safety Blog…like me, it’s a work in progress.
Thanks for listening to a Canadian Safety Guy trying to cause safety to happen at work…..Andrew