Structured Data For Art Gallery

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

Structured Data Is King!

Or is it? I have been reading about how structured data lets Google understand your site better. This understanding will appear in results as a “Rich Snippet” and give your users a better experience and hopefully mean better statistics from Google Analytics.

I have spent the best part of yesterday afternoon and most of today implementing Structured Data in my site Australian Art For Sale Art Gallery. The browser address is simpler, artsales.co

Please take note, however, that it is my personal website for selling my art. The dot co bit is just less expensive than .com.au!  All the art on the site was created by me. But I am wandering off subject (again).

I am now sitting back waiting for my humble site to jump up the rankings and land on the first page on Google results when you search for art for sale.

Well, I can only try (and hope).

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Internet Day

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Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Internet Day

When the internet first began it consisted of just two computers that were linked together. The internet crashed for the first time on the day it was invented. The user was trying to send a message but the system crashed after just two letters, L and O. You can see the original internet (or first ever website) here. Fabulous stuff, NOT!

But seriously, that first day led to us being able to talk and see people on the other side of the world almost as if they were in the room. And it is improving daily.

But on the flip side, the internet has been very damaging. We are addicted to our screens and would find it very difficult to get through a days work without the support blanket of our mobile phone.

In addition to this, we have lost the ability to communicate with each other.

Yes, we talk and text all the time. today’s generation would find it a challenge to actually write a letter. A new type of bully has appeared, the cyber bully. It is all too easy for anyone to write something derogatory. Then there is the person who posts regularly to social media. If they do not get any likes on the post, they feel like they are being sent to what I refer to as Cyber Coventry.

Kids are bullied by text or photos being sent to them once the “nasties” get hold of their phone number. This means that the child cannot escape the bullying at the end of the school day, as you or I may have done in the seventies.

For all the good the internet has brought, it is difficult to reconcile that with the increased suicide rate of our youths.

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August – Part Of Tradies National Health Month

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Tradies National Health Month

Aimed at Tradies this national health month promotes the health and well being of our tradesmen.

Thousands of tradies put their health at risk daily. Below is a list of injuries that the Australian Physiotherapy Association lists as frequently happening to our tradies.

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Calf tear
  • Dislocated finger
  • Fractures
  • Groin strain
  • Hamstring tear
  • Knee cartilage injury
  • Knee ligament injury
  • Quadricep tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist Sprain

Who would have thought that a tradie could be at risk of so many injuries? Some of them would put an AFL player out for a season. Yet the average tradie would get back to work the day after a dislocated shoulder was fixed.

Tradies are the backbone of our country. Without them nothing would get built, our electricity supply would go offline and our water supply would fail.

We need more trade apprenticeships to ensure the future maintenance of our critical resources. Our school leavers tend to sway towards city jobs or IT positions. Our schools could perhaps encourage more students to consider a trade position.

We can’t all be rocket scientists.

Today Is Moon Day With Neil Armstrong’s Famous Words

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Moon Day

Moon Day is a celebration of Neil Armstrong being the first man to set foot on a celestial object.

Everyone has heard the quote “One step for man. One giant leap for mankind”. However, the mission was not without it’s drama’s.

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The Mission Lead Up

The Apollo spacecraft was tested in 1966 after 5 years of intensive research. This led to a manned test on the launchpad where a fire erupted taking the lives of 3 astronauts.

NASA continued with it’s research and succeeded with a manned mission which orbited the Earth and gave them the opportunity to test systems that would be used for the Lunar Landing in an environment without atmosphere.

The craft was named Apollo 7.

Later that year Apollo 8 was to repeat the exercise, this time going to the dark side of the Moon.

The following year in 1969, Apollo 11 landed in the Sea Of Tranquility on the surface of the Moon. On board were three astronauts, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong.

Both Buzz and Neil actually slept that night on the surface of the Moon.

There were 5 more missions to the Moon. Now that America had beat Russia to the Moon the missions to come were to prove more costly than their worth, and so the space race was over.