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Jeff Rowe
Jeff Rowe
Jeffrey Rowe has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of industrial design and engineering. On the publishing side, he has written well over 1,000 articles for CG, CAD, and other technical publications, as well as consulting in many capacities in the design community. As editor of ShareCG, … More »

MCADCafe Call for Bloggers – Extend Your Reach and Exposure!

 
March 17th, 2014 by Jeff Rowe

Do you have something to share with the MCAD community, such as opinions, thought-provoking topics, or commentary? MCADCafe.com, the leading mechanical design, engineering, and manufacturing portal is seeking the following types of blogging contributor categories:

  • Industry Expert/Consultant Blog
    • Provide thought leadership, industry expertise
    • Benefit by promoting yourself and your expertise
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Guest Blog
    • Tied to an existing blog on MCADCafe
    •  Write one blog post or post periodically
    • No cost involved if the article is not promotional in nature
  • Custom Blog
    • Will have a unique name and identity
    • Produce at least one blog post per month
    • No cost involved if the articles are not promotional in nature
  • Custom Corporate Blog
    • Industry-leading companies, such as software and hardware vendors, service bureaus, etc.
    • Multiple logins for publishing blog entries from multiple authors
    • Cost is $700/month or $6,000/year.

MCADCafe has 60,000 unique visitors per month; as well as 24,000 subscribers to our daily newsletter and MCAD Weekly. Translation: People like to spend time at MCADCafe.

We’re looking for the following types of content from you:

Tips – in other words “how to do something.”

Success Stories – narratives or interviews about projects you’ve worked on, skill development, or how you have succeeded in your career.

What’s On Your Mind – what do you like, not like, what bothers you about the MCAD industry?

Topics for any of the types of content may range and cover the following (but this is just a sampling of possibilities):

  • Money (making or management)
  • Productivity/Performance tips and best practices
  • Team work or professional partnerships and collaboration
  • Awesome designs and how they were created
  • Communications (either professional interpersonal or marketing)
  • Technology (apps, useful websites, tools, etc.)
  • Hardware and software evaluations and experiences
  • Management (of teams, projects, or time)
  • Professional development (training, books, lectures, videos)
  • Other: Any reasonable topic will be considered

Please browse http://www10.mcadcafe.com/blogs/to read the archives and get a feel for the readership, the topics covered, and the general tone of the articles.

REQUIREMENTS: Writers that are published to MCADCafe will receive full credit, retention of rights to republish elsewhere, and a link back to their website. To be considered for publication, please use the following checklist to include in your email:

  • Direct your message to: Sanjay Gangal or Jeff Rowe
  • Email subject line: MCADCafe Blog.
  • Unique title name for your blog.
  • Completed blog ready for posting.
  • Bio (no more than 100 words please).
  • A recent photo of yourself.
  • Link(s) to your blog or published work.
  • Specify the website URL that you would like to be publicly linked back to.

Some things to keep in  mind as you write your blog:

  • Why your topic is timely?
  • Identify new trends or provide a fresh perspective on a classic subject.
  • Is it a first-person essay?
  • Is it a reported piece, that is, you ask a few people questions and then you quote them?
  • An interview?
  • Most important, what is the “take-away,” that is, what will the reader learn?

Chosen blog posts:

  • Average 200-1,000 words, more or less.
  • Should include images and/or videos to support the writing – optional, but preferable
  • Are preferably previously unpublished.
  • Will be edited for formatting and grammar.

If you would like to share your story and have your name(s) or any other identifying information or details changed, we can definitely accommodate those requests.

This is a great opportunity to get your writing out there, to further your online presence, and to introduce your words to a new audience. Above average posts at MCADCafe may be “shared” – reposted and retweeted.

If you’d like to take part and share a blog post, send an email to Sanjay Gangal or Jeff Rowe.

Interested writers are encouraged to submit proposed blog ideas and topics immediately. We want to help you be heard!

About IBSystems

IBSystems was founded in 1994 to provide valuable engineering resources, and to bring software and hardware manufacturers together with extremely targeted high-tech audiences.

Its Web portals provide valuable resources and timely information and job opportunities to professionals in various engineering disciplines:

  • EDACafe.Com for Electronic Design Industry Professionals
  • MCADCafe.Com for Mechanical Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Professionals
  • GISCafe.Com for Geographical Information Systems, Surveying, and Photogrammetry Industry Professionals
  • AECCafe.Com for Architectural Engineering and Construction Industry Professionals
  • ShareCG.Com for 2D and 3D Artists, and Computer Graphics Industry Professionals
  • TechJobsCafe.Com for job seekers and employers
  • Cadalog.Com to resell software from different vendors

Contact:
Sanjay Gangal
President
IBSystems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr, Suite 210,
Campbell, CA 95008
408.850.9202
Email Contact

 

 

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