ABOUT THIS BLOG AND ITS OWNERS

Welcome to the Blogging to Drive Business blog, which helps you learn more about:

  • Technical communication trends and news.
  • Mobile computing news and updates.
  • The authors of Blogging to Drive Business and other computing books authored or co-authored by Eric Butow.
  • What these authors are thinking about and feel you should care about

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We’re glad you’re here and we’re looking forward to getting to know you. A blog is always a work in progress so please visit often so you can see how this blog evolves to serve you better.

About Eric Butow

Eric ButowEric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, most recently Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition, My Samsung Galaxy S7, and Samsung Gear S2 for Dummies. Eric has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, Udemy, and Teachable.

When he’s not working in (and on) his business or writing books, you can find Eric enjoying time with friends, walking around the historic Gold Rush town of Jackson, and helping his mother manage her infant and toddler daycare business.

About Rebecca Bollwitt

rebeccabollwitt-nordicaRebecca has been blogging about life in British Columbia (BC) since 2004 on Miss604.com. She has been working professionally in online media for the last 16 years, from producing and managing live event streaming to corporate webcasting and news dissemination.

Rebecca co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, in 2008 and co-authored Blogging to Drive Business (2010) and Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition (2012). With this experience she consults with local and international companies and has recently taken on a mentoring role for other women in business.

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SamMobile Daily Recap: October 20, 2017 — Galaxy S9, Galaxy Tab Active 2 and more!

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of newRead more

Watchface Friday: Here’s our selection of this week’s best watchfaces

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another edition of Watchface Friday! ForRead more

A massive Samsung showroom is reportedly being built in London

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung is reportedly going to open a massive showroom in London’s KingRead more

Daily Deal: Take 60% off a pair of Active InEar headphones

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Amazon has slashed the price of Samsung’s InEar headphones by 60%, so you can cuRead more

[Poll] Should the Galaxy S9 iris scanner be ditched for a display-based fingerprint sensor?

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

There have been countless rumors that the Galaxy S9 might feature an optical finRead more

Samsung Pay updated with support for American Express in the UK

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Great news for Samsung Pay customers in the United Kingdom: You can now add yourRead more

Galaxy J7 Pro October security update rolling out now

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy J7 Pro October security update. BRead more

Better Mortgage customers can now earn Rewards Points

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company attempting to improve access to homeRead more

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong’s imprisonment could have long-term implications

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was imprisoned earlier this year on charges of briberyRead more

Arianna Huffington’s new Samsung app will help you reconnect with life

::  20 October 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post fame is also the founder of Thrive GloRead more

October Job Hunt: Fall(ing) for Jobs

::  5 October 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Craig Cardimon  ::

If you thought becoming a beach bum was a more exciting career move than steppinRead more

Users’ Advocate: Keep it Short(ish), Beautiful

::  26 September 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Phil Davis  ::

Documentation is a beauty pageant. Unless your doc is attractive and approachablRead more

Help! I have to present a writing workshop for my colleagues!

::  19 September 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Erika Konrad  ::

I was talking with my team about how I was graduating with my degree in professiRead more

Manager’s Notebook: Is Work/Life Balance a Misnomer?

::  13 September 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Alyssa Fox  ::

Some people prefer to let their professional and personal lives blend together,Read more

Statement of Work (SOW) Template

::  31 August 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Connie Giordano  ::

The Statement of Work (SOW) template provides the details necessary to ensure suRead more

MDSAP, ASAP: An Accidental Opportunity for Tech Writers

::  16 August 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Dan Goldstein  ::

Depending on where you want to sell your medical device, you can have quite a paRead more

Side Gigs: Extra Cash for Daily Life

::  31 July 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Craig Cardimon  ::

If you have a smartphone, you have access to the web. And that means you don’t nRead more

New Tech Books Help People 50+ This Holiday Season

::  16 November 2015 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Que Publishing and AARP Release Six New Books in SeriesRead more

Que Publishing and AARP Release First Four Books of Series

::  13 November 2014 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New tech books help people 50+ get tech-savvy.Read more

Que Publishing Releases Pottermore Secrets and Mysteries Revealed: The Unofficial Guide to Pottermore.com

::  6 December 2012 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Your Training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Awaits!Read more

Safari Books Online Takes Home 27th Annual CODiE Award for Best Consumer Information Resource

::  30 January 2012 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Safari Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digitRead more

Que Publishing Releases 20th Edition of Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing PCs

::  20 September 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Top-Selling PC Hardware Title For More Than 20 Years Available in Print and eBooRead more

Content is Cash: Leveraging Great Content and the Web for Increased Traffic, Sales, Leads and Buzz

::  13 September 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New Internet Marketing business book from Que Publishing Offers Proven SolutionsRead more

Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World

::  13 January 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New title from Que Publishing offers step-by-step solutions for building customeRead more

Que Publishing Launches New Microsoft Office 2010 Instructional Products

::  17 November 2010 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New books, eBooks, and videos are designed for learners at all levels.Read more

Pearson Introduces New Website for Consumer Tech Audience That Offers a Unique User Experience

::  8 June 2010 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New QuePublishing.com is dedicated to Que's innovative publishing programs, whicRead more

Que Publishing to Give Away Four Asus Eee PC 4G Notebooks

::  15 October 2008 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Contest launches first Eee PC book to market, "Using the Asus Eee PC" by Bill LaRead more

Nothing But the Truth

::  14 August 2008 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New Titles from “Truth About” Series on Social Networking, Email Marketing, IdenRead more

ARTICLES

Useful, supplemental articles for our book readers. Just 99 cents each.

Using Marshmallow on the Samsung Galaxy S6

By Eric Butow

Touring Marshmallow on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

By Eric Butow

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BOOKS

Samsung Gear S2 for Dummies

By Eric Butow

My Samsung Galaxy S7

By Craig James Johnston and Eric Butow

Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition

By Eric Butow and Rebecca Bollwitt