+ Rough Diamonds Web Developers

Rough Diamonds Web Developers

Rough Diamonds

High skilled Web Developers are the Rough Diamonds of today’s digital world. We found the top Full Stack Web Developers for you and your business ideas. Get the best of the best digital skills and minds in your service by hiring www.roughdiamonds.io

They can provide a tailor-made service to meet the needs of your business in terms of Web Development. All thanks to their partnership with Social Hackers Academy, a coding school which trains vulnerable groups into Full Stack Web Developers.

Rough Diamonds Web Developers

 

Do you have a website or web app idea and you are looking someone to bring your idea to fruition? Then you’re in a luck as Rough Diamonds possess the right mix of experience and creative ideas to produce the best outcome based on your needs.

 

Full Stack Web Developers

We understand how things are. The deadline is coming and you need someone to support your project remotely for the next couple of months?  Rough Diamonds is here to support you by providing a great addition to your team.

In Rough Diamonds, they create perfectly designed websites in terms of UX / UI and SEO. Built with WordPress the world’s leading content management system they create websites that are accessible to all and bring real profits to your company.

They pay attention to all the details. Nowadays having a responsive website is a necessity. As 52% of all website traffic comes from mobile devices. This is why in Rough Diamonds they ensure that their client’s websites not only look good on all browsers and devices but also load extremely fast.

✅ Easily win over “mobile” customers
✅ Increase the number of visitors & conversions
✅ Customer-friendly business

They help businesses around the world reach eCommerce success.  In terms of custom e-shop design, they follow the big “picture” approach because e-commerce is much more than just selling: it’s a wholesome experience. Rough Diamonds will build the foundation of your e-shop and support you in every step of the way.

✅ User-friendly
✅ Speed optimized
✅ Powerful selling features to increase conversion rates

 

Rough Diamonds Web Developers

 

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WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018

WordCamp

Join WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 on 15 – 16 December. WordPress tribes will meet and share their knowledge!

More than 30% of the websites you visit on a daily basis are built with the WordPress open source software, a platform the usage of which is rising constantly, especially in Greece. This is the reason why this great event is organized in so many locations, every year! The WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018, is a conference about WordPress, open software and digital skills in general. 

WordCamps hold discussions on various topics: Startups, e-Commerce and Βlogging are just some of the topics covered at conferences like the one getting prepared at the moment.

Globally, WordCamps are supported by the WordPress Foundation—the official nonprofit organization the purpose of which is the preservation of the openness of WordPress—and this conference is approved and recognized by the Foundation.

 

Why should I attend a WordCamp?

A WordCamp is for anyone that works with WordPress, at any level of experience and knowledge, but not only. The conference is addressed to any internet user interested in getting informed on the news around WordPress, including but not limited to Web Developers, Web Designers, Βloggers, Journalists, Content Editors, Web Editors, Social Media Managers and many more fields of expertise or professionals.

 

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 Organizers

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 is organized by volunteers, members of the WordPress Greek Community. In particular, 15 members of the community (who you can see in more detail here), have shared the responsibilities and work to give life to the conference for the third year in a row, after two successful WordCamps in Athens.

 

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 Financial Sources

The WordPress Foundation is the valuable partner and supporter of their efforts. While a big part of WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 is financed by Foundation’s global sponsors and supporters, they also have the ability to seek out local sponsorships, monetary or providing a service, by companies active in Greece.

For that purpose, there are 5 sponsor packages available to anyone interested to pick one up and support the conference. Of course, these packages include a varying set of benefits.

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018

 

How to Attend

The tickets to attend the conference for both days, including meals and coffee breaks, will have a symbolic price and are available here>>

Stay informed for all the news around WordCamp Thessaloniki on Facebook and Twitter, and also through email, by subscribing to their Newsletter.

 

Venue

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 will be hosted at Thessaloniki Concert Hall and more specifically in the M2 building and Maurice Saltiel Hall on the 5th floor, while coffee breaks and lunch break will take place in the foyer and the impressive café-restaurant Allegro at the same floor.

Designed by the famous architect Arata Isozaki, the M2 building gives the city a unique structure that summarizes the virtues of modern architecture. Geometric lines, large glass surfaces, and metallic elements make up a picture of imposing simplicity, contrasting but standing equally next to the neighboring M1 building.

Thessaloniki Concert Hall is located at the junction of 25th March with the beach, right next to Posidonio Athletic Center.

Individuals with special needs can have an easy access inside and outside both venues of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

Access: You can reach the Concert Hall from all the neighborhoods of Thessaloniki with the Public Transport.

Bus: The Megaron is located 100 meters from the «March» stop, from which the buses 5 / 6 / 8 / 33 pass, while about 200 meters away, the 30 / 78 busses pass from the «Georgiou» stop. www.oasth.gr

Taxi: There is a Taxi stop in front of the Concert Hall entrance, where there are always taxis at the end of the performances.

Parking: The underground parking of the Megaron Music, located in the M2 building, is 11,800 m² in size and 230 seats. Parking will be available free of charge to all attendees on the day of the conference.

Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 March and Beach
54646 Thessaloniki

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018

 

Call for speakers

Please, fill in the form below in order to send them your presentation proposal for WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018. If you wish, you can send them more than one proposal. Please, make sure that you have read the code of conduct for participating in a WordCamp first. The organizing team will try to contact you shortly.

The call for speakers of WordCamp Thessaloniki will expire on October 15th, 2018. All submissions will be considered and answered by October 30th, 2018, regardless whether they are accepted or not.


What they seek:

People who love their work and carry it out with care and craftsmanship, experienced individuals who possess a deep knowledge of their field, and finally, those who have a knack for public speaking. They just seek people who can tell a beautiful story!

Examples of the themes they seek are (non exclusively):

The basics (for novices and professionals)
Web development, website building
Web Design (HTML, CSS, JS, front-end)
Design (UI/UX, typography)
Blogging, content creation, journalism
Marketing, branding, strategy
Something new, that we do not know about yet

 

Are you interested?

Then go to the Presentation Submission Form here>>

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018


WordPress Foundation

The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.

The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the software projects we support. People and businesses may come and go, so it is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, that they may create a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come.

As part of this mission, the Foundation will be responsible for protecting the WordPress, WordCamp, and related trademarks. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the WordPress Foundation pursues a charter to educate the public about WordPress and related open source software.

They hope to gather broad community support to make sure that they can continue to serve the public good through freely accessible software.

They are inspired by a number of other organizations and non-profits:

  • Free Software Foundation, the creator of the GNU GPL license they use and promote.
  • Mozilla Foundation, making the web and email more accessible and built on open standards.
  • Public Code, demanding legislation requiring that publicly financed software be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software license.

 

Show some love

Hey, You!

You won’t be able to join the WordCamp? No worries! You can still support the WordCamp Thessaloniki through sponsorships. You can also use the magic hashtag each time you post something relevant to the WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018.

#WCTHESS2018

 

 

 

+ Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips by Areti Vassou

Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips

Crowdfunding

Let’s define what is crowdfunding: “Crowdfunding, in general, is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”

Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and alternative finance. In other words, you are trying to convince a large group of people to donate to your mission a small amount of money. Crowdfunding can provide to your startup or business or idea the needed cash. Also, it can build a base of a loyal community who will feel like a part of your mission.

 

Strategy Tips

For starters define your goal. Get your numbers on a piece of paper and set your priorities straight from the beginning.

Now that you know what you need, do your research on everything related to crowdfunding in your topic. Which platforms are the best for your mission? Read the reviews. Check their social media impact and community reactions. Double check if there were any complaints about your chosen platforms. Have a look at this guide.

Define your goal

 

Keep your supporters close

Before you launch any campaign make sure that you have a dedicated group of friends and supporters. In case you can spend some available resources, hire a pro team to handle your campaign.

  • Create an organized network of friends and supporters
  • Share the workflow schedule
  • Also, share responsibilities
  • Make clear who is in charge of the project
  • Have a written guidebook for all possible crisis scenarios
  • Keep your supporters satisfy with cool perks or money (if possible)
  • Set your business plan and make it public
  • Shout out your mission, your plan, your goals and your achievements
  • Celebrate all single steps
  • Send dozens of press releases
  • Organize a press conference
  • Make PR Agencies your best friends!!! Beer and good wine can help…
  • Show your success in social media
  • Talk to events and show yourself – and your mission – to the public
  • Use Newsletters to spread out the word
  • Let the public know what you and your team has offered so far. Make the story as personal as possible. When people relate to your feelings, then they can relate to your mission.
  • Use videos. A huge amount of everyday moments. Show your failures. Expose your pitfalls. And the day after…
  • Make brand videos with one certain action call.
  • Have levels of rewards. Publish them.
  • Commit yourself to thank personally each person who donates to your mission. Send them a letter, give them a call, find them and hug them, invite them over in your offices, have dinner with them, say hello with no reason and remember their important days. Be on alert for the devoted donors.

You will breathe in and out for several months and the only face you will see, it will be your reflection on your laptop’s screen. You will live online, until the end of your crowdfunding campaign. Trust me, I have been there and done this!

That’s why you will need all the friends and family you have, really close. It’s gonna be a seriously very long period.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips by Areti Vassou

 

Find the best platform

The good news is that you can find a lot of crowdfunding platforms. The headache starts when you are trying to sort out which is the best fit for your cause. My personal favorite is the GOFUNDME.

If you visit their website you will understand why is my top choice. GoFundMe platform is one of the most popular and friendlier fundraising websites for personal fundraising causes. They provide a high-level personalization in campaigns. They have three models for fundraising: personal campaigns, charity fundraising and all-or-nothing campaigns.

 

If your cause is more in enterprise mood, you will have to do some digging on the internet for the best fit out there. You see, some crowdfunding platforms are focused on specific industries and niches. Take into consideration your project’s category and characteristics before you make up your mind. Finding the best match equals to reach out to your best target audience for your cause. Have a look at this guide.

 

Show your numbers

If your idea is a running project then show your journey. Share your growth with the public and the platform. Talk about the results and the real impact to the society.

Be proud of your milestones. Celebrate your wins and invite the community into your cause. It is always nice to belong in a positive mindset group!

The numbers, the goals and your core mission will shape the qualities of your target audience. You will attract similar mind people to support your cause. Make it clear before you start your campaign. What you need, how you want to send the message and to which people. These parameters are the cornerstones of your marketing strategy.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips by Areti Vassou

 

Yes, you will need a marketing strategy

You want to attract the attention of the right people. You will need a well-shaped marketing strategy. Ask your grandparents if they understand your cause. If it is hard for them to understand what you are doing and why you need financial support, then you are doing something wrong. It shouldn’t need extra effort to communicate your idea with people that are not familiar with your niche.

Keep it direct and simple

Use your website and social media channels to spread the word. Every single day.

If you don’t have social media assets then create, now! Your marketing actions should be organized accordingly to your cause awareness and crowdfunding goals. Have a content and posting calendar and stick to your schedule.

 

Own your mistakes

Life is unpredictable, so is the digital world, too! Most probably a moment will come that you will mess things up… Bite the bullet and own your mistakes, and then go on. Never try to put the blame on other people. It will cost you more than you can ever think.

 

Open your ears

Embrace feedback, even if that means that you suck in your duties. Feedback can help you and your project to make the next step. Maybe, you should hear out the complaints about the language or pictures you use for your cause. Feedback can make you way better and stronger.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips by Areti Vassou

 

Honor your words

What else can I say? When you promise something then you should fulfill your promise. If you don’t mean it then stay silent. People remember everything, especially how you make them feel. Unfortunately, we tend to forget happy feelings quite easily… but we never forget what or who or how someone let us down. Disappointing or poor decisions could terminate your cause.

 

One last tip

Evaluate the qualities of your team. In many cases, the founders of a cause or project are really bad in making healthy decisions. They should appoint someone else to be on top of the project. Or they should choose to invest their energy in PR & Marketing actions. Knowing who is the best choice for each role, can work wonders. But if you are not in the position to share hats, then seek for a mentor. Will guide you and will help you save energy and money.

Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Tips by Areti Vassou

 

Experts Tips

We have asked some of the top experts their golden tip for creating a successful crowdfunding campaign. In the following days, we will gradually add their point of view.

 

Iliada – Evangelia Kothra

Well, everybody is talking about ”crowdfunding”. A lot of people would claim ”its about easy money!”. To tell you the truth it is not so easy. It is not so quick. And, yes, it takes a lot of tips to ”gain the game”. But for me, some of them are extremely important.

First of all, let’s start with ”focusing” on the target. On your audience. Your campaign must look like ”a full-time job”. Wake up early! Work on your campaign. Send e-mails. Respond to them. Be connected all the time. Build your own relationships. (What do you mean by ”I wanna stay in my bed all day?) The campaign should be your whole new ”family” at some point.

Practice your patience. Patience is a priceless virtue. Wait, wait, wait… But remember to set the right expectations. Be passionate and realistic at the same time. Don’t be afraid to be exposed, it’s about your dream after all! Share the effort with the right people. (Not with those that would love to see you fail. What do you mean by ”all my friends love me??”)

Above all, you have to understand that success is 90% preparation. Clear goals. A unique idea. Passion. Good co-workers (What do you mean by ” I do everything by myself, I don’t trust anyone. Really?”)

Trust your inner voice.

Good luck.

Iliada – Evangelia Kothra is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Living Postcards. She is a devoted traveler and celebrates the joy of life with her charismatic character. Meanwhile, you will find her between amazing projects and wearing many hats. She is the Whole Sales Director at MED Company. She also finds time to be an active writer at HuffPost Greece and at the Adorn Magazine in India. A few weeks ago, she launched an outstanding campaign to prevent violence against women: #DontAcceptit

 

 

+ Top Destination Weddings in Greece by Fiorello Photography

Top Destination Weddings in Greece

Wedding Season

If you are dreaming to get married in Greece and you are wondering which day would be perfect during wedding season, we ensure you that all days are spectacular! There are so many wedding locations that look absolutely amazing all year long.

The mild weather makes it possible to get married in Greece all 12 months, depending on the theme of your wedding. Although the official wedding season in Greece starts from the beginning of Spring and ends mid-Autumn, we have seen breathtaking weddings in December or January. Greece has a sweet Mediterranean climate during all 4 seasons. Isn’t that great?

Choose your wedding theme and we will tell you the perfect period for your wedding ceremony. After all, it is always wedding season in Greece! And between you and me, all film wedding photographers adore wedding season under the Greek sunlight.

We would like to thank Fiorello Photography and Monika Kritikou for her kind gesture to let us re-publish her post. 

 

Wedding in Tinos

Tinos is famous for its Churches, but few people are familiar with the astonishing wild beauty of its small, far away little Chapels of the island. On the Wedding day, a nice summer breeze was keeping us cool. The horizon was full of Cycladic colors and I couldn’t wait to start photo shooting their special day.

Top Destination Weddings in Greece by Fiorello Photography

 

Fiorello Photography: “Although I am a Wedding Photographer for more than 10 years, every single time I feel the excitement of the first day… something is coming over me and I get in their shoes… I feel like a part of their soul. Maybe, that’s the reason why so many brides and grooms – after their wedding – refer to me as an old family friend.

We connect! Their wedding photography albums are full of memories, not just photographs. It is so touching, when couples say to their friends, that their wedding photographs look like a magical fairytale.”

 

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This incredible light in Tinos island is always on my mind… The colors of the sky and the open air backdrop are almost unbelievable… so pretty and calming! Like a painting that stays with you… I still remember the graceful movement of the bride. What a marvelous experience to have a wedding photography session in Cyclades! . . Wedding photography: @Fiorello Videography: @chrisandpanos Invitations, Printables: @loveme_do Wedding Dress: @madebride by Antonea Wedding decorations: @levanta_events Location: Tinos, Cyclades, Greece . . #WeddingPhotography #TinosWedding #greecewedding #FiorelloPhotography #WeddinginGreece #cyclades #WeddingDay #weddingstyle #weddingideas #destinationweddingphotographer #weddinginspo #greecedestinationphotography #photooftheday #destinationwedding #gettingmarriedingreece #luxurywedding #stylishwedding #brides #she_saidyes #weddingphotoalbum #photographeringreece #weddingphotographer

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Wedding at Vouliagmeni Lake

Sigrid and James came all over from the UK, to celebrate with friends and family their special wedding day. Vouliagmeni Lake is a special place for the family so it was decided to be the set-up of their private ceremony! And what a set-up it was!

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Starting from Lake Vouliagmeni, the Athenian Riviera is a beloved destination wedding for Greeks and foreigners visiting the country’s capital. It’s natural and archaeological beauty is quite inviting for all visitors! It is one of the top destination wedding venues in Athens, Greece. www.fiorellophotography.com Visit our blog and enjoy it: https://bit.ly/2v3v3kZ . . . . #fiorellophotography #bride #weddingphotography #fiorelloinspo #weddingdress #weddingday #weddingphotographer #bridal #destinationwedding #bridetobe #weddings #instawedding #weddingideas #свадьба #weddingplanners #marriage #theknot #weddinggown #weddingphoto #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #brides #bridesmaid #ido #instabride #realweddings #stylemepretty #she_saidyes #greeceweddings #elopementphotography

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A perfect background for their special ceremony that was inspired by the Greek traditional wedding ceremony with some touches that Michaella from   yourceremony.gr  arranged beautifully for the couple. Touching words and loving moments made this day a perfect one. The sun gave us the most beautiful light to celebrate those moments.

 

Wedding in Lefkada

Fiorello Photography: “I am so happy that through my lens I have the opportunity to capture life moments and true emotions. My photography camera is the media that helps me tell a couple’s life story and protect memories from fading out. I am a memory keeper. Ready to freeze time and the beauty of life in every single click. Priceless moments that are the treasure of every wedding and can be shared with loved ones in the future to come.”

The couple found this ideal location for their romantic wedding in Lefkada, at the moment they first laid their eyes in this breathtaking pure greek scenery. In Ancient Greece, it is believed that the island was Homer’s Ithaca, and the palace of Odysseus was located west of Nydri on the south coast of Lefkada.

Top Destination Weddings in Greece by Fiorello Photography

 

Wedding in Mykonos

Every wedding is a fairytale… It begins with a romantic gesture by popping the question, it has its ups and downs until everything is ready and running and finishes with a happy ending by saying “I do”… imagine having as a background the amazing island of Mykonos!

The wedding day was everything it could be: romantic, emotional, chic, full of love and positive energy! Every little detail was carefully planned and implemented by the amazing team of Rock Paper Scissors Events. All decoration and planning left nothing to be desired as all was so elegant and in place.

Top Destination Weddings in Greece by Fiorello Photography

 

Wedding in Paros

Paros is an island for relaxing vacations, beautiful beaches, frenetic parties… and some more: an excellent location for destination romantic weddings, like the wedding of Ioanna and Dimitris…

The fishing boat of Captain Zeppos was the chosen way for the bride to reach the beautiful church of St. Fokas straight to her beloved… The amazing blue of the Aegean, white flowers, sea breeze, kind words… what an excellent way for a loving couple to start their common life, isn’t it?

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Looking at the future with a heart full of love and happiness… it is so uplifting when I see true love in the couples that they start their new life together! I love weddings and wedding photography. It is a blessing that as a wedding photographer I meet people on their most beautiful day of their lives! www.fiorellophotography.com . . . . . #WeddingPhotographer #FiorelloPhotography #WeddingIdeas #GreeceWeddings #Brides #GreekWeddingPhotographer #SheSaidYes #Greece #DestinationWedding #GettingMarriedinGreece #WeddinginGreece #LoveforWeddings #WeddingDay #WeddingDress #instawedding #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #photographeringreece #weddinggown #photooftheday #weddings #weddinglook #bridetobe #instabride #instawed #bridalshoes #weddingphotography #weddingseason #weddinginParos #weddingincyclades

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Photographer’s Note

I am so happy that through my lens I have the opportunity to capture life moments and true emotions. My photography camera is the media that helps me tell a couple’s life story and protect memories from fading out. I am a memory keeper. Ready to freeze time and the beauty of life in every single click. Priceless moments that are the treasure of every wedding and can be shared with loved ones in the future to come. – Monika Kritikou

Now booking for  📷 2019! Jump into my contact page and save the date to get my camera on your big day.

Now booking for 2019 Fiorello Photography

 


Tip: Are you looking for a wedding dress in Athens, ready to wear? You do? Then have a look at Tsourani Atelier Wedding Dresses www.tsourani.gr (the owner speaks Greek, English, French).

+ My Sweet September

My Sweet September

September

September marks the beginning of the academic year in many countries, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month. Stating the obvious, almost no child is excited for September.

The Education Act of 1899 made school compulsory for all children. This caused a public expression of outrage especially for working class families who needed their children to work on the farm. A long holiday in the summer months meant that children could work on the fields and return back to school in September.

Religious squabbling continued in the elections for School Boards and in the attempts, particularly by Anglicans in county areas, to forestall the imposition of the School Boards. Initially the advantage lay with the existing voluntary schools and even by 1880 only one sixth of children were in board schools but the potential for growth lay with School Boards and by 1900, 54% of the elementary school population were in their schools.

Many of the larger boroughs imposed bye-laws making education compulsory, that in turn increased revenue, since grants were still related to attendance, and it was partly as a means of helping the rural voluntary schools that Disraeli’s ministry turned its attention to compulsion.[1]

For these schools, Lord Sandon the Vice-President, told the Cabinet in 1875 it was a matter of ‘life or death’. The result, in 1876, was Sandon’s Education Act that set up School Attendance Committees and placed the responsibility for ensuring attendance firmly on parents. It also gave voluntary schools the right to make attendance compulsory.

Various loopholes were removed by the incoming Liberal ministry when Mundella’s Education Act 1880 made attendance compulsory for children between five and ten. By the early 1890s, attendance within this age group was falling short at 82%. Many children worked outside school hours: in 1901 the figure was put at 300,000 and truancy was a major problem due to the fact that parents could not afford to give up income earned by their children.

Compulsory education was also extended to blind and deaf children under the Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act of 1893, which established special schools. Similar provision was made for physically-impaired children in the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act of 1899. Further legislation in 1893 extended the age of compulsory attendance to 11, and in 1899 to 12.[2]

My Sweet September

September walk in the woods

 

September Nights

September (from Latin septem, “seven”) was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC.  After the calendar reform that added January and  February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

The September equinox takes place in this month, and certain observances are organized around it. It is the Autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The dates can vary from 21 September to 24 September.

Meteor showers that occur in September include the Aurigids, the Delta Aurigids which occur from mid-September to early October, the Southern Taurids, which occur from September 10 to November 20, and the Andromedids which occur from September 25 – December 25. [3].

The Delta Aurigids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Auriga. The meteor shower occurs between Sep 18 – Oct 10 with the peak occuring on the Sep 29 every year.

Delta Aurigids are a minor annual Meteor Shower. The source of the meteors is unknown and it has a low rate of hits which could imply that the source is a long period comet and therefore it’s not been here for some time as the meteors debris is getting fewer and fewer.

My Sweet September Nights

September Nights

 

September Equinox

The September equinox (or Southward equinox) is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. Due to differences between the calendar year and the tropical year, the September equinox can occur at any time from the 21st to the 24th day of September.

At the equinox, at the equator, the Sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. Before the Southward equinox, the Sun rises and sets more to the north, and afterward, it rises and sets more to the south.

The equinox may be taken to mark the end of summer and the beginning of autumn (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere while marking the end of winter and the start of spring (vernal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere. [4].

september equinox 2018

 

September Important Days

Some of the most important days in September:

  • September  7:  World Forgiveness Day
  • September  8:  World Literacy Day
  • September 10: World Anti-Suicide Day
  • September 21: World Peace Day, International Day for Peace and Non-violence (UN), World Alzheimer’s Day
  • September 27: World Tourism Day
  • September 29: World Heart Day

Read more details for important days in September here>>

 

Why I love September

For starters, I like the smell of rain during September. I adore the way nature is changing colors and how leaves are creating a magnificent carpet of various green and yellow tones. How not to mention that the sea is warmer and less crowded. Next to that, my favorite cupcakes taste much better when are a bit hot.

The weather gradually gets cooler, and that creates the best atmosphere to read more books while listening to music. I have to confess that I prefer traveling to faraway destinations in September. Better prices and more free spaces in airplanes makes life brighter! Even outfits and fashion choices are less crazy in September. And here is one of my favorite songs about September: Barry White – September When I First Met You.

 

September in Greece

Holidays in September mean that you can find the best prices for amazing properties with stunning views, high-end facilities, and incredible design. Discover the best destinations to visit, the most beautiful beaches to swim and the most fascinating things to do, during your September holidays in Greece. Have a look here:  www.septemberingreece.com

There are plenty of reasons to love September. Tell us yours!

 


  • [1]. Ibid, Jackson, Patrick, Education Act Forster: a political biography of W.E. Forster (1818-1886), pp. 181-206 considers the implementation of the legislation through to 1874.
  • [2]. See, Roper, H., Administering the Elementary Education Acts, 1870-1885, (Museum of the History of Education, University of Leeds), 1976.
  • [3]. September in Wikipedia
  • [4]. September equinox in Wikipedia
  • Cover photo credits: Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst
  • “September walk in the woods” photo credits: Photo by Samantha Hurley from Burst
  • “September Nights” photo credits: Photo by Brodie Vissers from Burst

 

 

 

+ Fashion Event Atelier Tsourani

Fashion Event Atelier Tsourani

Wedding Fashion

No woman can resist the beauty of a handmade dress or wedding dress. Atelier Tsourani, downtown Athens, has created some of the most iconic wedding dresses of the last 20 years. Style is always in fashion!

If some of our female friends out there are getting married and are looking for the perfect wedding dress, then this Fashion Event at Atelier Tsourani, is for you!

 

Fashion Event Atelier Tsourani

 

 

Win a Wedding Gown

Visit the Fashion Event, subscribe here and take part in the draw for a handmade wedding dress for free!

Come to Atelier Tsourani Fashion Event on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 6 pm, and discover the collection of bridal and evening dresses by the well-known designer Sabrina Tsourani.

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Η σχεδιάστρια κα.Σαμπρίνα Τσουράνη μπορεί να σας βοηθήσει να βρείτε το νυφικό των ονείρων σας. Υπάρχει η δυνατότητα προσαρμογής ακριβώς πάνω στο σώμα σας και άμεσης παράδοσης εντός 2 εβδομάδων. Υψηλή μόδα στα μέτρα σας! Κλείστε ραντεβού στο +302107018232 – 4. Atelier Tsourani www.tsourani.gr . . . . . #FashionStylist #WeddingDress #AtelierTsourani #weddings #weddinginspo #dress #dresses #bridaldress #weddingstyle #weddingday #weddinggown #fashion #fashionistas #νυφικό #fashionstyle #fashionaddict #fashionblog #weddingblog #greecewedding #νυφη #νυφικαφορεματα #νυφικάTsourani

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You will be able to try fashionable dresses and one lucky lady will win a wedding dress by Sabrina Tsourani Collection, after a draw that will take place in the ateliers’ room.

Sign up for the participation in the draw, here: Google form   https://goo.gl/forms/n9i42UpTCHzs2hjH2

Don’t miss this amazing Fashion Event. Limited seats available! 

Fashion Event Atelier Tsourani

 

Atelier Tsourani

Sabrina Tsourani created the Atelier Tsourani, 25 years ago. Her love for fashion and beauty urged her to design her fashion forward collections. Tsourani Dresses are famous for their elegant style. Most of her designs are consider to be a must-have vintage outfits.

Younger generations of women keep as a treasure at least one piece of Tsourani Collections. Sabrina Tsourani has created outstanding evening, cocktail and wedding dresses, fashion accessories, timepieces, while maintaining her stylish tradition and originality. Her products are sold throughout the Atelier & Showroom Tsourani (Alketou 1, Athens 11633) as well as through her online store www.tsourani.gr

Atelier Tsourani provides tailor-made Haute Couture

 

New Fashion Ideas

Fashion has a huge impact on our culture as well as in our everyday life. It has a very strong impact on the social culture. As a matter of fact, as the fashion industry is changing, it also influences the frame and code of our thoughts inside the society we live in.

It also influences how we communicate or how we determine the most popular trends. It shapes the way we combine fabrics, colors, the way we travel, the way we communicate or work. Fashion in the long term is forming the way we live, in the most unexpected details.

The effect of Fashion in our life gives us the benefit of trying something new. Through fashion, we are able to re-establish new options of ourselves. A very good example are celebrities. They collaborate with famous fashion designers in order to build their personal sense of style. They pay a lot of money to have the best result and they aim very high. Celebrities want to be recognized as fashion icons and they invest time & energy so they can close better marketing or business deals later on.

Read Dimitris Katris (Co-Owner of Atelier Tsourani)  interview about Fashion and Social Media here>>

Visit Atelier Tsourani official website www.tsourani.gr and follow them on their social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+

+ Hey Google, tell me something good

Google Assistant

Hey Google!

“Tell me something good” isn’t meant to be a magic solution. But it’s an experiment worth trying because it’s good info about good work that may bring some good to your day. Give it a go yourself on any Assistant-enabled device, including your phone, Smart Display, or Google Home.

Tell Me Something Good is your daily dose of good news direct from your Google Assistant. Get a 2-3 sentence news summary about people who are working to solve problems for our communities and our world.

The stories are curated through the lens of solutions journalism by our partners at Solutions Journalism Network. Tell Me Something Good is an experimental feature for the U.S.

The stories come from a wide range of media outlets, curated and summarized by the Solutions Journalism Network. They’re a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to spreading the practice of solutions journalism, which highlights how problems are solvable and that doing better is possible.

Solutions journalism empowers and energizes audiences, helping to combat negative news fatigue. It’s an important part of a balanced news diet, so we’re exploring how to incorporate more solutions journalism wherever you access Google News.

 

Good News

This is good news like how Georgia State University coupled empathy with data to double its graduation rate and eliminate achievement gaps between white and black students, how backyard beekeepers in East Detroit are bringing back the dwindling bee population while boosting the local economy, and how Iceland curbed teen drinking with nightly curfews and coupons for kids to enroll in extracurricular activities.

 

Google News Initiative

Read more updates on Google’s effort to help news organizations and journalists thrive in the digital age. Discover the magic here>>

Google logo

Meet Google

The Google company was officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to market Google Search, which has become the most widely used web-based search engine.

Page and Brin, students at Stanford University in California, developed a search algorithm – at first known as “BackRub” – in 1996. The search engine soon proved successful and the expanding company moved several times, finally settling at Mountain View in 2003.

This marked a phase of rapid growth, with the company making its initial public offering in 2004 and quickly becoming one of the world’s largest media companies. The company launched Google News in 2002, Gmail in 2004, Google Maps in 2005, Google Chrome in 2008, and the social network known as Google+ in 2011, in addition to many other products. In 2015, Google became the main subsidiary of the holding company, Alphabet Inc.

The search engine went through numerous updates in attempts to combat search engine optimization abuse, provide dynamic updating of results, and make the indexing system rapid and flexible. Search results started to be personalized in 2005, and later Google Suggest autocompletion was introduced. From 2007 Universal Search provided all types of content, not just text content, in search results.

Google has engaged in partnerships with NASA, AOL, Sun Microsystems, News Corporation, Sky UK and others. The company set up a charitable offshoot, Google.org, in 2005. Google was involved in a 2006 legal dispute in the US over a court order to disclose URLs and search strings, and has been the subject of tax avoidance investigations in the UK.

The name Google is a variant of googol, chosen to suggest very large numbers.

 

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Never stop educate yourself. Knowledge has no age limit… Code is my poetry since childhood. I am really grateful that Google has been a true leader in digital technology and has provided equal opportunities for all women who wish to work in technology. Thank you Google! Everything is doable! . . . #Google #googleads #contentmarketing #blogging #ideadeco #AretiVassou #SEO #SEM #SMM #Digitalmarketing #Socialmedia #SEOexpert #businesswomen #ilovemywork #marketingtips #inboundmarketing #marketingstrategy #marketing101 #marketingagency #marketingplan #marketingsocial #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #Entrepreneurlife #startup #SuccessTip #successmindset #digitalmarketingagency #digitalmarketingtips #digitalmarketingstrategy

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There are no limitations if you are willing to get out of your comfort zone!

– Areti Vassou

 

 

 

+ Hire a Personal Photographer in Greece

Hire a Personal Photographer in Greece

Personal Photographer

Hire a personal photographer as part of your digital marketing strategy and skyrocket the content of your blog and social media.

When a professional photographer is in charge of capturing your precious memories (personal or business), permits you to dedicate all your energy to the moments and memory-making process.

In my humble opinion, there is nothing worse than spending all your attention on checking how does any picture look before you publish it on social media or on the internet.  Being a Digital Media Pro or any kind of celebrity doesn’t justify your absence from the present.

Hire a personal photographer and stop focusing on checking your captures through any mobile. Be present and network with real people. Let the photographer take the pictures.

Take out the photo-anxiety from your everyday life if publishing great pictures is part of your personal branding strategy and content marketing. Trust your pictures into the hands of a personal photographer. It is certain that he/she will do it much better than you and the final result will look way more professional.

When I am on business trips or even personal trips, I always hire a photographer for taking all the pictures I need for my blog and social media. When you are in Greece, I strongly recommend Monika Kritikou, as one of the top photographers in Greece. 

Monika has a genuinely gentle and calm character, with a warm aura around her. She is so careful with her photography approach that you will not notice that a professional photographer is taking pictures of you and your activities. At the end of the day, she delivers the best digital photo album, ready to be published and amaze your audience. She has a photography eye that gives away your true colors with the most natural light. For me, that is exceptional… I can recognize myself in her pictures!

 

Who is Monika Kritikou

Monika Kritikou is the founder of the awarded www.fiorellophotography.com  and one of the top wedding photographers in Greece. She is an unstoppable personal storyteller and a film wedding photographer. Monika Kritikou was born to chase the light!

Monika: “What else can I say? Taking pictures makes me feel that I have found my mission on earth. I am driven by love for beauty and real emotions. Being an active storytelling wedding photographer for more than 10 years keeps me always on the road for photography adventures. “

Monika: Photography is my passion, is my lover, my art, my poetry… Sometimes I love photography and sometimes I hate it. Why? Because the thing that attracted me to it was the magic of the darkroom… The excitement that a picture that you envisioned could appear on a blank paper in seconds! This love and excitement never ceased to burn inside me.

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When I am in Greek islands, between wedding photography projects, I spend some hours wandering in the narrow streets. Some people go building watching.. I go life watching and admiring. There are so many beautiful corners covered with flowers in Greece… One day I’m gonna invite all of you over for a summer photography party to go and hunt the light… . . Let me know in the comments below if you have some breathtaking memories in Greece while visiting. Do you adore summer weddings in Greece like we do? . . Use #fiorelloinspo in your photos if you have discover a magical corner while you are visiting Greece. . . . #weddingphotography #fiorellophotography #filmphotography #fujifilm #weddingsingreece #greecewedding #shootandshare #VisitGreece #Greece #destinationweddingphotographer #greeceweddingphotographer #weddingplanner #gettingmarriedingreece #weddingbloggers #weddinginspiration #weddingday #gettingmarried #say_saidyes #weddingseason #europewedding #weddingphotographer #stylemepretty #europeweddingphotographer #weddingreception #summer #summeringreece #summerweddings #summer2018 #bougainvillea

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Monika: But digital photography has built a huge bridge between photography and that original feeling of amazement through the film. That’s why I have turned back to my routes (and photography routes) which is film photography. Now I am officially a wedding and destination film photographer with all my heart and equipment.

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You are my secret paradise… you! Only you! I didn't know what love is until I saw your smile… You rocked my world. You had me at hello! . . . . . . Workshop Organizer: @miltonphoto Workshop Organizer: @lesanagnou Event planner: @thinkhappyevents Bespoke Wedding Stationery & Calligraphy: @paperocelot Wedding blog and magazine: @magnoliarouge Hand dyed silk ribbons:@songbirdsilk Hair & MUA: @frantzeska_makeup_hair Model: @frida_melh Model agency: @iconic_mgmt Photographer: @fiorello . . . . #boudoirinspiration #belovedstories #boudoirphotography #boudoirphotos #boudoirshoot #intimatephotography #beautyandboudoir #bridalboudoir #weddinnggift #couplesphotography #couplesboudoir #coupleshoot #AUTHENTICLOVEMAG #loveauthentic #destinationwedding #weddinginspo #loveintentionally #instawedding #adventurouswedding #intimatewedding #weddinginspiration #thatsdarling #personalphotographer #fiorellophotography #weddingphotographer #visitgreece #photographeringreece #phosworkshop #filmphotography #fujifilm

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Monika Kritikou Story

Monika: After getting my MBA and working in the marketing departments of big firms for almost a decade, I realized that the only thing that made me happy was the creative process… being creative gave me purpose and a feeling of being free!

Growing up in a multicultural family that showed me how to love art, I learned from my childhood how to appreciate its diversity. Photography gave me a medium to combine my love of freedom and art, my love for beauty…

Beauty in everyday things: flowers, a love song, my favorite mint scarf, a day by the beach, magical gardens, the blue of the sea, the smell of coffee, the wind as it rustles in the leaves, a genuine smile, the sand under my feet, a hug…

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This amazing couple is every photographer's dream! Relaxed and in love up to the sky! My wedding couples and me, we always have the best time together. Loved every moment of this engagement shoot. . . . . #weddingphotographer #shootandshare #greeceweddingphotographer #weddings #fiorellophotography #photographeringreece #Filmphotography #Canonphotography #filmlovers #ishootfilm #weddingphotography #fujifilm #ilovegreece #greecephotography #destinationweddingphotographer #loveintentionally #she_saidyes #muchlove_ig #loveauthentic #anotherwildstory #belovedstories #greeceweddingphotography #loveandwildhearts #wanderingweddings #engagementpictures #engagementphotographer #authenticlove #adventurouslovestories #realwedding

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Yes, I am a Photographer

Monika: The beauty in weddings is the reason why I chose to be a wedding photographer, to witness all the authentic moments and being able to capture them for you to remember. I want to show through my images you how precious your story is, how beautiful you are…

I want to become the storyteller of your wedding and let the important people of your life see the beauty, the passion. To portray the excitement, the joy, the magic… the dreams and wishes that come true on your wedding day!

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I am always ready to fly to the other side of the planet for a new wedding photography adventure. Fortunately, this one was in Spetses, so I was there for this amazing and in love couple. They were dancing with the wind and they absolutely rocked it! I am so grateful for all my newlyweds that make my ideas come true! A moment captured in Spetses island by @fiorello . . . Workshop Organizer: @miltonphoto Workshop Organizer: @lesanagnou Event planner: @thinkhappyevents Bespoke Wedding Stationery & Calligraphy: @paperocelot Wedding blog and magazine: @magnoliarouge Hand dyed silk ribbons:@songbirdsilk Wedding dress: @samuellecouture Flowers: @jimlabrako Hair & Make-up: @frantzeska_makeup_hair Model: @olgagrinzel . . . . #weddingphotographer #shootandshare #greeceweddingphotographer #weddings #fiorellophotography #photographeringreece #Filmphotography #phosworkshop #Canonphotography #filmlovers #ishootfilm #spetseweddingphotographer #fujifilm #spetses #ilovegreece #greecephotography #destinationweddingphotographer #loveintentionally #she_saidyes #muchlove_ig #loveauthentic #anotherwildstory #belovedstories #greeceweddingphotography #loveandwildhearts #wanderingweddings #engagementpictures #engagementphotographer #authenticlove #adventurouslovestories

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Film Photographer In Greece

Monika: Being located in Greece I have the opportunity to perform many wedding photography sessions in different wedding destinations inland but also in islands. Each location has its own unique beauty. The element that transforms a wedding photography into a masterpiece is the bond of love into the couple’s eyes.

I am so happy that through my lens I have the opportunity to capture life moments and true emotions. My photography camera is the media that helps me tell a couple’s life story and protect memories from fading out. I am a memory keeper. Ready to freeze time and the beauty of life in every single click. Priceless moments that are the treasure of every wedding and can be shared with loved ones in the future to come.

The best compliment I have ever received in my professional life was from a Wedding in Tinos. The couple told me: “Monika you have a warm quality that makes people instantly relax and smile…”

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Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir? Effortlessly beautiful. Always be beautiful for the one person who matters most in life… you! Accept and love yourself… Confidence is the key to sensuality. . . . . Organized by: @weddingtales Photographer: @fiorello Bridal Lingerie: @aerakis_lingerie, @intimissimiofficial @penkylingerie @womensecretofficial Makeup & Hair: @vasilikilivadioti Flowers & feathers: @redboxdays Location: @cocomat.hotel.nafsika Model: @nataliagaraiko – @fashioncult_models . . . #boudoirinspiration #boudoirsession #boudoirphotography #boudoirphotos #boudoirshoot #intimatephotography #beautyandboudoir #bridalboudoir #weddinnggift #confidentwoman #confidenceiskey #goddesssessions #womenarebeautiful #loveyourskin #naturallight #nophotoshop #realwomen #sensuality #personalphotographer #fiorellophotography #weddingphotographer #greece #photographeringreece

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Fiorello Photography

The power of photos does not stop at the feelings you experience when you see the subject that appears on them. It goes much deeper by remembering the beauty of the moments behind the camera, the exact jiff you’ve made that tiny, little, instantaneous click.

For me, photography brings into my mind the most wonderful, joyous, relaxed and happy moments spent with my special one or family or friends… So, to an extent, you can say that a good photographer has superpowers… being able to recreate priceless memories that otherwise can be misplaced in our labyrinthine minds… And Fiorello Photography is here to keep your memories alive!

Fiorello Photography provides high-quality film photography services for:

Upon request, Fiorello Photography is available to be your personal VIP Photographer or Personal Photographer in Greece and worldwide. Our experienced PR Team can manage your exposure in the Press, Digital Media, and Social Media. Fiorello Photography is an established brand since 2008 and can offer you a unique experience of photography and PR services. Top VIP vendors trust us for their high-end photography projects.

Fiorello Photography Monika Kritikou Film Photographer in Greece

+ GIVMED Share medicine, share life

GIVMED Share Medicine

Share Life

Do you have leftover medicines? Donate them! Share medicine, share life!

GIVMED is the first network for utilizing medicines for the benefit of socially vulnerable groups. It connects medicine shortages of welfare institutions (social pharmacies, elderly houses, NGOs to medicine donations by individuals, pharmaceutical companies or other welfare institutions through the internet platform for mobile [ Android, iOS ] and computer (https://www.givmed.org/signup/).

Everyone can donate medicine. Whoever has leftover medicines, smartphone and computer with internet access can become a member of GIVMED network as long as s/he is over 18 years old.

GIVMED Share Medicine Share Life

 

GIVMED Goals

In a nutshell, their goals are:

  1. All of our fellow humans to have access to the medicines they need.
  2. To utilize society’s leftover medicines appropriately to the benefit of socially vulnerable groups.
  3. To make sure that everybody knows what medicines they have when they expire and how they should manage them.
  4. To make sure that the society is appropriately informed concerning the management of household medicines (either leftover or not).

GIVMED Share Medicine Share Life

 

How can I donate my medicines?

GIVMED is approachable through a mobile and web app for smartphones. It is very easy to donate:

  1. Scanning the barcode or typing the 12-digit vertical password in the box you want to donate.
  2. Choosing whether you will hand in the medicine immediately or three months before it expires.
  3. Choosing how it will be delivered (if you will deliver it on your own or with the help of the beneficiary institution).
  4. Registering all medicines in order to create the personal online pharmacy, so that you know what medicines you have in your house at any time.

 

If you do not have a smartphone but you have leftover medicines. This is how you can donate:

The process is very simple! GIVMED now gives you the option to donate your medicines through your computer. Visit the website www.givmed.org set up your account and start your first donation today.

GIVMED Share Medicine Share Life

 

What medicines can you donate?

All medicines, before their expiry date, regardless of whether they are open or closed and prescribed or not.

GIVMED cannot accept:

  • OPEN syrups, creams, inhalation medicines, drops
  • Medicines that need to be kept refrigerated.
  • Narcotics. (Eg. Psycho-pharmaceuticals or epilepsy medicines)

The reason they are exempted is due to the fact that the partner-institutions do not accept them (social pharmacies, NGOs).

 

Who can benefit from the medicines?

The medicines end up exclusively in beneficiary institutions that support socially vulnerable groups and employ pharmacists who can check the medicines. Such institutions are social pharmacies, NGOs, elderly houses, orphanages and any other institution that fulfills the prerequisites set by GIVMED.

 

Who checks the medicines?

The pharmacists of the beneficiary institutions (social pharmacies, NGOs) are responsible for checking the medicines. Medicine monitoring is NOT conducted by our network.

 

Can I bring my leftover medicines in your premises?

No, GIVMED is a network for medicines utilization and does not work as a gathering space for medicines. For the appropriate maintenance and direct transfer of the medicines to those in need, we suggest delivering the medicines directly to one of the partner institutions. Further information for the partner-institutions can be found in the map we created for you here.

 

More Info about GIVMED

GIVMED consists of a young team full of goals and dreams to help those in need. Do you want to learn more about their team? Check hereGIVMED is financed exclusively by donations from individuals, beneficiary institutions and the budget of companies of corporate social responsibility.

Like GIVMED page on Facebook and sign up for their newsletter so you can stay informed about their latest news.

GIVMED Share Medicine Share Life

 

+ Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

Medical Doctors Media

Flying from London to New York for approximately 8 hours is quite challenging. But flying in an airplane full of Medical Doctors for 8 hours adds a whole new level of weirdness in travel conversations. Who can relax and enjoy a neverending flight when most of the talks have words like “open heart surgery” or “brain trauma” or “clinical data” or “terminal stage cancer”?… Medical Doctors belong to a tribe where words like “MRI” or “EMR” are so common as “sugar” or “milk” for the rest of the human race.

 

Doctors Talk

Believe it or not, Doctors love to talk and enjoy the company of their friends. They are also people with the same need for communication like everyone else on the planet. They also like to use social media and share their opinion on about every topic. But… here it comes… they are not familiar with the rules of the digital game.

So, when they play with social media, most of their posts could send a lot of us in the restroom with a stomach ache. Come on… who can watch an open belly with dozens of surgical equipment around? Or a knee surgery? …or brain surgery? Please, give us a break! When we are scrolling down on social media and medical posts appear with no warning, it can really ruin your day.

But Medical Doctors have no intention to make us feel uncomfortable. What is normal for a Doctor, could be flagged inappropriate for most people. So, social media and digital marketing for Healthcare Providers and Doctors, need a delicate and more sophisticated approach.

Some clever people out there created dedicated Digital Networking Worlds that let all Medical Professionals express freely and connect on their terms! Let’s have a look at the best digital networking destinations for Doctors.

 

SERMO

More than 800.000 Medical Professional exchange knowledge and medical wisdom. SERMO accepts only verified doctors and healthcare providers. It is considered to be the top option for high-status doctors.

SERMO

 

DOXIMITY

You will mingle with over a million U.S. healthcare professionals as verified members. Largest network of MDs and other healthcare professionals. Doximity is the Paradise for Doctors!

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

DAILY ROUNDS

The largest digital academic community – more than 300.000 members – for medical cases and discussions. Daily Rounds is the best place to share and find medical knowledge.

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

QuantiaMD

QuantiaMD is a free mobile and online community and collaboration platform for physicians with more than 200,000 registered members who spend an average of 19 minutes per session collaborating on the site. Which is a significant time frame for the daily routine of an active Doctor!

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

FIGURE 1

View and discuss real-world medical cases with healthcare professionals from every specialty in Figure 1. In other words, it is the small talk for Medical Doctors!

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

 

MomMD

MomMD is the largest and best site connecting women in medicine. Check out their forum, blogs, jobs, CME courses and articles. Join the community today!

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

AMONG DOCTORS

Here you can join your Exclusive Physicians Network. Connect and collaborate with reliable colleagues across the globe. Also, you can find and apply for international career opportunities in Hospitals, Practices and the Academia. Yes, indeed, you are Among Doctors!

Digital Networking for Medical Doctors

 

Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Find guidance and top resources for medical-related social media content and strategy. Learn from the best!


 

The World of Nurses

Nurses and Doctors are part of the medical chain. You can’t have one without the other. Both play a crucial role in clinical treatments. It wouldn’t be fair to leave out digital networking media that are useful to nurses.

  • AllNurses:  is the #1 site for nurses and students. Become a member today and exchange industry and career-related information and advice.
  • NurseZone: all nurse related topics & news

 

For Medical Students

  • Incision: the best option if you want to improve your surgical skills
  • StudentDoctor: a Non-profit website that supports medical students

 

LinkedIn based Medical Groups

LinkedIn is the Top place to manage your professional identity. You can build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities. Today it has 500 million+ members.

 

LinkedIn Seminars for Doctors

LinkedIn Seminars for Doctors

➡️ Did you start using LinkedIn some years ago but you never saw any profitable results from this social media channel?

➡️ Do you find yourself wondering what to do with all the connections that you have collected up today?

This seminar is for you if you seek ways to improve your LinkedIn account.

✔️ You have plenty of invitations from colleagues or patients but you don’t really feel comfortable to accept because it seems like you won’t have something to share with them on LinkedIn. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of useful topics in the digital interaction that can boost your authority.

✔️ You hear from friends that they successfully increased their revenue and clientele through LinkedIn and you would like to find out their method.

✔️ You are interested in a new collaboration with a certain medical or research organization but you don’t know where to start and with whom & how to connect.

✔️ You want people in your country or from all over the world to find you between the top medical profiles.
You will learn how to accomplish all of the above!

Together we will set up your LinkedIn account or optimize it to reach your full potential. And you will start to use the best communication strategy within LinkedIn in order to be easily discovered.

For registration visit the website: www.linkedin4doctors.com
Registration page: goo.gl/XMQqie
The schedule: goo.gl/w6nbCq

🔜Stay tuned! More details are coming!

 

+ A Digital Nomad in Frankfurt by Areti Vassou Ideadeco

A Digital Nomad in Frankfurt

What to do in Frankfurt

What to Do in Frankfurt between Bussiness meetings? Walk and discover the city. Talk with the people and ask for recommendations from the locals… when in Frankfurt let the city guide you. I was born near this city so I have a soft spot for every corner… what can I say. I love Frankfurt!

Frankfurt has a number of exciting seasonal events worth noting on your calendar, all year long. There is always something interesting happening in Frankfurt! Although I don’t have much free time today, due to the lecture I am giving later this evening on Digital Marketing and SEO, I will enjoy my walks early in the morning, tomorrow. Is there any of my friends today in Frankfurt?

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What to Do in Frankfurt between Bussiness meetings? Walk and discover the city. Talk with the people and ask for recommendations from the locals… when in Frankfurt let the city guide you. I was born near this city so I have a soft spot for every corner… what can I say. I love Frankfurt! . . Frankfurt has a number of exciting seasonal events worth noting on your calendar, all year long. There is always something interesting happening in Frankfurt! Although I won’t have much free time today, due to the lecture I am giving later this evening on Digital Marketing and SEO, I will enjoy my walks early in the morning, tomorrow. Is there any of my friends today in Frankfurt? . . . #Digitalmarketing #SEO #SEM #SMM #AretiVassou #Ideadeco, #frankfurt, #wearefrankfurt, #frankfurtcity, #instafrankfurt, #igersfrankfurt, #frankfurtevents, #frankfurtliebe, #igfrankfurt, #frankfurtlife, #frankfurtnow, #onlyfrankfurt, #frankfurttodo, #cityoffrankfurt, #deutschland, #visitfrankfurt, #frankfurtstyle, #frankfurtinstagram, #meinfrankfurt, #digitalnomadlife #digitalnomadlifestyle #womenintechnology

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German Travel Phrases

It’s good to be familiar with some basic German phrases. Try to memorize them and use them with a smile. You can learn more German basic phrases here>> 

  • Hallo! – Hello!
  • Guten Morgen! – Good Morning!
  • Guten Tag! – Good day!
  • Guten Abend! – Good Evening!
  • Ich heiße… My name is…
  • Wie heißen Sie?  – What is your name?
  • Wie geht’s? – How are you?
  • Mir geht’s gut.  – I’m doing well.
  • Mir geht’s nicht gut.  – I’m not doing well.
  • Ich komme aus…[den USA/Kanada/Australien/Großbritannien].
    I am from…[the USA/Canada/Australia/UK].
  • Wie lange bleiben Sie in [Deutschland/Österreich/der Schweiz]?
    How long are you staying in [Germany/Austria/Switzerland]?
  • Ich bin da für [eine Woche/zwei Wochen/drei Wochen].
    I am here for [one week/two weeks/three weeks].
  • Bis später! – See you later!
  • Tschüß – Bye!

 

Visit Fountain of Justice

An old man told me that this is the Fountain of Justice. Legend has it, that the Goddess Justitia sees everything and it is the oldest fountain in the city. This one was built in 1611 by the sculptor Johann Hocheisen.

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It is located right in front of the Römer and it is a wonderful spot to have a coffee with friends. The statue will amaze you!

Fountain of Justice, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany

Fountain of Justice, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Römer is a medieval building in the Altstadt of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and one of the city’s most important landmarks. The Römer is located opposite the Old St. Nicholas church and has been the city hall of Frankfurt for over 600 years.

Old St. Nicholas church Frankfurt

 

Visit Goethe House

The Goethe House is a writer’s house museum in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The original building was the family residence of the Goethe family, most notably Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, until 1795.

 

Visit Palmengarten

The Palmengarten is one of two botanical gardens in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is located in the Westend-Süd district. It covers a surface of 22 hectares.

 

Visit Main Tower

Main Tower is a 56-story, 200 m skyscraper in the Innenstadt district of Frankfurt, Germany. It is named after the nearby Main river. The building is 240 m when its antenna spire is included.

städel museum frankfurt

Visit Städel Museum

The Städel Museum, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt, with one of the most important collections in Germany.

 

Visit St. Paul’s Church, Frankfurt am Main

St Paul’s Church is a Protestant church in Paulsplatz, Frankfurt am Main with important political symbolism in Germany. It is a parish of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, a United member church of the Evangelical Church in Germany.

 

Visit Frankfurt Cathedral

Frankfurt Cathedral, officially Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew is a Roman Catholic Gothic church located in the center of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

Alte Oper, Frankfurt

Visit Alte Oper, Frankfurt

The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper, a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981.

 

Visit Naturmuseum Senckenberg

The Naturmuseum Senckenberg is a museum of natural history, located in Frankfurt am Main, It is the second largest of its type in Germany.

 

Visit Museum für Moderne Kunst

The Museum für Moderne Kunst, or short MMK, in Frankfurt, Germany, was founded in 1981. The museum was designed by the Viennese architect Hans Hollein. Because of its triangular shape, it is called “piece of cake”.

 

Visit German Architecture Museum

The German Architecture Museum is located on the Museumsufer in Frankfurt, Germany. Housed in an 18th-century building, the interior has been re-designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1984.

 

Visit Liebieghaus

The Liebieghaus is a late 19th-century villa in Frankfurt, Germany. It contains a sculpture museum, the Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, which is part of the Museumsufer on the Sachsenhausen bank of the River Main.

 

Visit Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

The Schirn Kunsthalle is an exhibition hall in Frankfurt, Germany, located in the old city between the Römer and the Frankfurt Cathedral. The Schirn exhibits both modern and contemporary art.

A Digital Nomad in Frankfurt - grüneburgpark frankfurt am main

Visit Grüneburgpark

The Grüneburgpark is a park in the Westend district of Frankfurt, whose name derives from the “Green castle”, which stood on the site in the 14th century.

 

Visit Historical Museum, Frankfurt

The Historical Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, was founded in 1878, and includes cultural and historical objects relating to the history of Frankfurt and Germany. It moved into the Saalhof in 1955, and a new extension was opened in 1972.

 

Visit German Film Museum

Innovative film museum showcasing the workings of cinema with artifacts & interactive displays.

 

Flea Markets in Frankfurt

Alternating every two weeks, flea markets at the Sachsenhausen riverbank and the Osthafen attract bargain-hunters and second-hand enthusiasts from near and far to find real deals and, sometimes, antique items of rare beauty.

 

Discover Frankfurt Startups

Known as Germany’s business capital, Frankfurt is also a powerful digital innovation hub, as these 12 start-ups prove. Read more…

 

Find WordPress Tribe

Ein lockeres Treffen von WordPress-Fans, die sich mit WordPress beschäftigen. Der ungezwungene Austausch zum Thema WordPress steht im Vordergrund, daneben gehören auch kurze, themenbezogene Talks zum Programm.

A Digital Nomad in Frankfurt

 

Frankfurt

Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main, is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. Frankfurt was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire; it lost its sovereignty in 1866.

Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. See more ideas on what to do in Frankfurt here>>

Frankfurt has become the new center of Europe. They call it “Mainhattan” for a very good reason.  For its super central location on the European map. Most travelers tend to use this city as a pass-through point or as a Getaway to Europe. The last years has become one of the dearest travel destinations for Art and Technology lovers. It has only 700,000 residents (compared to London’s 8.6 million),  but has won its place among the most popular international cities in the world.

 

Emergency Numbers in Germany

If you need urgent medical treatment at night or at the weekend, go to  Notaufnahme  (Accident and Emergency) in the nearest hospital or call an emergency doctor (Notarzt).

The emergency numbers in Germany are 110 (Police) and 112 (Fire Brigade & Ambulance). You can dial free of charge from any public call box. Note that you can’t call 112 with a phone without SIM card. Through the 112 number, you can call for an ambulance (Krankenwagen).

In an emergency on a major road (motorway, highway, secondary road), look at the white kilometer stones or posts by the side of the road for arrows pointing in the direction of the nearest emergency telephone.

If you have any questions about Frankfurt Airport then visit Frankfurt Airport official website.

 

Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt Germany

My Favorite Hotel in Frankfurt

Villa Kennedy offers elegant, contemporary rooms, fine dining, a 4-level spa with a swimming pool and more. Located a short stroll from Museum Embankment and River Main, the sophisticated hotel is a stylish retreat away from the busy city streets.

Once a grand family home, Villa Kennedy is now the embodiment of a modern Frankfurt. Built in 1901, the attractive Frankfurt hotel was renamed in honor of President John F Kennedy’s visit in 1963.

It has been extensively restored but still retains its family feeling. The hotel’s tranquil Villa Garden in the center of Frankfurt is ideal for al fresco dining and drinks in the warmer months.

Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt Germany

 

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Hello WordPress Gutenberg

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the new editing environment in WordPress. It’s the new way of creating your posts or articles while using WordPress. We are counting days before it’s upcoming installation into the platform. Take a deep breath and give yourself and your team the time to get used the new experience of editing.

My personal opinion is that changes are a good thing. Of course, we all gonna need some practice and a bit of effort to work around it. But everything is doable! WordPress Gutenberg is about to arrive and we are welcoming the new editing experience.

 

WordPress

It is not a secret that I belong to the WordPress Tribe since their opening day. I use and work and earn my living through the WordPress. I have dive into frontend and backend and deep code and whatever you can think of – regarding WordPress – done it, tried it, use it, taste it, hate it and love it.  No matter how much I have tried to work with Joomla, Drupal, MODX, Magento etc I keep returning to my first love: WordPress.

 

Gutenberg

WordPress.org official presentation declares:  “We call the new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media-rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.” 

You can give it a test drive at this spectacular demo looking environment: Gutenberg

WordPress Gutenberg

 

Blocks and Blogging

If you have never before seen this type of editing, there is nothing to be afraid of… It is very friendly and easy to use editing behavior. Blocks are a great new tool for building engaging content.

WordPress Gutenberg

 

Be your own builder

With blocks, you can insert, rearrange, and style multimedia content with very little technical knowledge. Instead of using custom code, you can add a block and focus on your content. Without being an expert developer, you can build your own custom posts and pages. Here’s a selection of the default blocks included with Gutenberg:

WordPress Gutenberg

Gutenberg Developers

Gutenberg is built with modern technology. It was developed on GitHub using the WordPress REST API, JavaScript, and React. Read more…

Ready to Fly

WordPress recommends migrating features to blocks, but support for existing WordPress functionality remains. There will be transition paths for shortcodes, meta-boxes, and Custom Post Types. Read more…

Discover the flexibility to use media and content, side by side, driven by your vision.

 

When will Gutenberg be merged into WordPress?

Gutenberg will be sufficiently polished, tested, iterated, and proven enough to be merged into WordPress 5.0, with an estimated release date of 2018.

The editor focus started in early 2017 with the first three months spent designing, planning, prototyping, and testing prototypes, to help us inform how to approach this project. The actual plugin, which we can install from the repository, was launched during WordCamp Europe in June.

There is still plenty of work to do, but WordPress Developers are moving fast. New updates tend to be released on a weekly basis. Let’s all help in this process by giving feedback, surfacing issues, testing, or even contributing so it can be ready in time for WordPress 5.0. (Source: WordPress)

 

What are “blocks” and why are we using them?

The current WordPress editor is an open text window—it’s always been a wonderful blank canvas for writing, but when it comes to building posts and pages with images, multimedia, embedded content from social media, polls, and other elements, it required a mix of different approaches that were not always intuitive:

  • Media library/HTML for images, multimedia, and approved files.
  • Posted links for embeds.
  • Shortcodes for specialized assets from plugins.
  • Featured images for the image at the top of a post or page.
  • Excerpts for subheadings.
  • Widgets for content on the side of a page.

As we thought about these uses and how to make them obvious and consistent, WordPress began to embrace the concept of “blocks.” All of the above items could be blocks: easy to search and understand, and easy to dynamically shift around the page. The block concept is very powerful, and if designed thoughtfully, can offer an outstanding editing and publishing experience. (Source: WordPress)

You can give it a test drive at this spectacular demo looking environment: Gutenberg

 

What browsers will Gutenberg support?

Gutenberg will work in modern browsers, and Internet Explorer 11.

The list of supported browsers can be found in the Make WordPress handbook. By “modern browsers” it is generally meant the current and past two versions of each major browsers. (Source: WordPress)

 

WordPress is already the world’s most popular publishing platform. Why change the editor at all?

As an open-source project, WordPress believes that it is critical to continue to innovate and keep working to make the core experience intuitive and enjoyable for all users. As a community project, Gutenberg has the potential to do just that, and the WordPress Team is excited to pursue this goal together. If you’d like to test, contribute, or offer feedback, they welcome it here.

 

Visit WordPress Gutenberg FAQ page for more information

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