5 Tips for a Better Blog, Wearables Continues to be a Hot Topic, 420+ Active Partners

Update on the Community

Besides this new community being a great resource to find answers to your ARM-related questions, participate in discussions and read fantastic blogs from industry leaders - the ARM Connected Community also allows members to search and interact with ARM Partners that provides solutions based on the ARM architecture. We are happy to announce there are now 420+ active partners in the community! Each of these partners have an employee that is waiting to answer your question(s).

To search for an ARM Partner, visit Find a Partner and then filter by keyword(s) - happy browsing!

If your company is not yet an ARM Partner, complete the simple steps to join.

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Featured User

imrehg created a thermal printer photobooth in less than a day.

Are you working on an ARM-based maker project? If so, we'd love to read about it - share it with the rest of the community by posting a blog about your project in the Embedded Group.

Featured Partner

Going to COMPUTEX TAIPEI? Stop by the eyeSight Technologies booth to learn about their innovative touch-free technology

Tip - 5 Tips for a Better Blog

Like anything, you can always make it better.

Now that you've created your blog, it's time to take advantage of all the useful features the community platform provides. Below are five tips on how to better the look/feel of your blog as well as some tricks on how to get more eyes on your post.

  1. @mentions: When you use an @mention, it alerts the mentioned member, partner, and group that you’re talking about them and a notification of the activity flows into the Connections stream of the person or people in the group or place - thus, allowing your post to be seen by a wider audience. You can use @mentioning in blogs, status updates, direct messages, discussions, documents, and comments on content. This short video will teach you how to create an @mention.
  2. Rich Text Editor: The text editor has features to help you create content consistent with the rest of the community with little effort - such as, using the Syntax Highlighter to insert lines of code, embedding images and videos, and the ability to easily add a table. A complete visual 'how-to' can be seen here.
  3. Publish in a Group: When relevant, it is advised to post in one of the groups in the community (Android, ARM Processors, ARM Mali Graphics, Software Development Tools, Embedded, Internet of Things, SoC Implementation). See Where Should I Post My Content?  for the advantages of posting in a group. Note: In order to post/comment in a group, you must join that group first. To join, look at the right column in the group overview page and click join.
  4. Tags and Categories: After you select the place where you want to post, you see two additional fields: tags and categories (a category is a filter making it easier for member to filter content they view). Tagging your content is important, it allows you to tell the search and recommendation engine what is important in your document which then makes it easier for a future member to find your blog. The search indexes the full text, but by adding tags to your content, you can emphasize what is the most important in your content. Use the Recommended Tag List for reference.
  5. Provoke Discussion: Add an open-ended question to the end of your blog post to get the reader to comment with their thoughts. Each time a member comments on your blog, your blog will reappear at the top of the Activity Streams - which again, will get more views on your blog.

Thank you for all of your contributions - remember, a blog doesn't need to be a novel. Best practice is to keep them over 250 words and less than 1,000 words.

What Next?

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Brad Nemire