Bloomington’s Startup Community: 10 Years in the Making

Categories: Shoutouts
Published October 18, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Today, Bloomington is considered to be one of the best cities for aspiring business leaders and tech enthusiasts. The city has experienced such major growth that it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the rest of the nation.



NASA’s Lunar Exploration Goals: From Apollo 11 to Artemis

Categories: Uncategorized
Published October 4, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

In 1969, NASA’s groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission allowed astronauts to set foot on the surface of the moon for the very first time (if you believe the moon landing was real, that is). Following this unprecedented success, it’s safe to say that US astronauts got a little starstruck. The incredible chance to learn all about our planet’s closest celestial neighbor led NASA to launch 6 other Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 to collect samples, measure seismic activity, and analyze the atmospheric data of the moon.



Inform, Entertain, and Inspire: 3 Guiding Principles for Business, Writing, and Beyond

Categories: Business
Published September 17, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

If you’ve been on this blog before, you’re probably familiar with the Content Cucumber mantra: “Inform, entertain, and inspire.” However, as writers, we realize that our quick 4-word summary doesn’t really convey the true passion we have for these values.



GET IN TOUCH WITH A REAL-LIFE HUMAN BEING

Categories: Uncategorized
Published September 4, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

If you have questions about your current content marketing strategies, need help brainstorming some new topic ideas, or just want more info about our services, you’ve come to the right place! This brief guideline will help you get in touch with one of our super-cool, real-life humans in no time.



Your Essential Guide to the Best Content Writing Services

Categories: Content Marketing
Published August 22, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Whether you lack the time to create content or you simply loathe writing in general, getting help from a professional writer can be a lifesaver. But of the hundreds of websites, agencies, and companies that promise to deliver great content, which ones are really worth the hype?



Why Do I Write Blogs?

Categories: Writing
Published August 13, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

People read blogs for countless reasons, from learning a new skill to trying to win an argument on Twitter. But have you ever stopped to think about why people write blogs?



The Story of Wojtek: A Courageous Soldier and Gentle Giant

Categories: Writing
Published August 7, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Today, I’d like to share the compelling tale of a rather unusual World War II veteran who served in the Polish II Corps. From the time he was enlisted in the army to the day he retired to the Edinburgh Zoo, his presence lifted the spirits of everyone he encountered. Although his life came to an end when he was just 21 years old, Wojtek the soldier bear left behind a legacy that should be shared for generations to come.



So…Is the Area 51 Raid Actually Going to Happen?

Categories: Events
Published August 1, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

The so-called plan to storm Area 51 initially began as another harmless, albeit bizarre, meme to add to the ever-growing collection of absurd internet content. In just a few short weeks, over 2 million people RSVP’d to meet up on September 20 to raid Area 51, and another 1.4 million people claim to be “interested” in tagging along. The event’s discussion page has inspired thousands of memes, as well as a Storm Area 51 store where people can buy t-shirts with slogans such as, “I was born on the wrong planet,” and “I saw them aliens.”



How to Develop a Strong Brand Voice

Categories: Brand Authority, Writing
Published July 19, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Creating a consistent brand voice tends to be a pretty low priority for most businesses: if it’s even a priority at all. Business professionals can sometimes make the common mistake of thinking that a “brand voice” is just another term for marketing or social selling, but this misconception can lead to trouble as their companies grow.



How to Transform Your Outdated Ads into Evergreen Blogs

Categories: Content Marketing
Published July 16, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

In 2017, digital marketing experts stated that the average American adult is exposed to over 4,000 ads per day. However, people tend to tune out when they hear or see ads that aren’t relevant to them. For instance, do you remember the last commercial you overheard on the radio? Can you name the company featured on a banner ad on the last website you visited? It doesn’t mean you’re unobservant if you can’t remember; it’s just a result of the relentless advertisements you see everyday.