The Bloggers RoadMap is Live Today by Dan Sumner

 

Changes Happen.

You can download The Bloggers Roadmap for Free Today!

Updated part of this page, including the download link.  Daniel Sumner has been busy doing other things, so he gave out a link so you can check out and download this great program gratis! 

If he changes the link again, you’ll be notified when you get there, so read a little and maybe even watch my primitive video (one of the first I ever made) and then get this terrific program and use it to properly set up your blog. 

Excellent tips included in there!

 

If you want to be a Blogger and do it right, I’d recommend   that you check out The Bloggers RoadMap released today by Dan Sumner.

It is on offer until October 8th. for only $5.95 for the basic course.   There is a companion set of Videos for under $20.00, but I bought the course, downloaded the eBook and it has everything you will ever need to set up a Blog and if you work at it, become a Pro.

Blogging is like anything else…Practice makes perfect, so don’t expect to buy the program and push a button….it doesn’t work like that!

Below is a video I did, showing some of the members area, the sales page (just a peek) and  part of one chapter that I downloaded.  Enjoy!

  • To Pick up your copy before the link expires  pick it up free now at this link:    Click Here!
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD LISTED BELOW, IT IS FREE  THE ABOVE IS ONLY $5.95  till Oct 8th.
  • Here is a Free Download that I acquired from Dan. This program  is so different you won’t believe it.  It completely redefines the concept of eBook construction.

If you want to create your own eBook, then go here and download
this program….my gift to you for watching the video.
CLICK HERE FOR INSTANT DOWNLOAD

 

 

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The Challenge: Mindset and Making Choices

Mindset and Making Choices..

Bloggers and Marketers make choices every day that affect whether they succeed or fail.  Mindset and making correct choices is an integral component of real life and not limited to what you do on the internet.

Sergio Celebrating

Ever watched a friend struggling to change their mindset and habits or make a decision to go in a different direction to meet the challenges facing them?

Cheered them on and hoped they would make it when they issued a very public notice that they intended to do something as as “Experiment” just to see if that particular solution would make the difference that could change their life.? 

After watching the very, very public struggle of my friend Sergio Felix to put a new wrapper on his private life and change a behavior that for many people takes over their life to the complete detriment of success in business, personal relationships and attaining goals in either, I couldn’t resist issuing a challenge.

Hmm…was hoping you could outdo John Thornhill and make it 60 days. Well, you can always start over and see if you have the moxie to make it for 60 days.


Challenge!


I Want a written (not video) assessment of last 30 days compared to the 30 days prior. Then make your video.
Not asking for much…you can write in your sleep, like falling off a log, it just flows. Have been missing your written words of wisdom.
“Hey, how are you doing?
I have both good and bad news for you…
Basically, the bad news are that I haven’t posted anything here for a really long time.
The good news are that I’m going to make it up to you!”
What I like about the written is the above.
Read the Rest here

 

FaceBook Post.

I am not revealing private information about Sergio.  If you check out his Facebook postings they are filled with videos regarding a challenge he made for himself and invited the world to watch him win or lose!

The challenge wasn’t just about whether to exclude alcohol from his life, but to also do some positive house cleaning regarding his clothes, knick knacks and The Big Clutter in what he was doing with his off time when not working at his job.

Along the way Sergio shared some updates from his 9 to 5 job that he decided to take to add a more stable income into the mix.  Sometimes laments, sometimes pride.

Sergio Certified a Goal Met

Sergio Certified a Goal Met

 

Life is a puzzle, an interactive slate, ever changing, always reflecting what we have written on the chalkboard.  We can take an eraser and remove what we have written, but the shadow of what was there remains.

Our mindset, our decisions and what we do with both have a great influence on what happens or doesn’t happen in our lives.

Sergio has an advantage over most Bloggers and “Wanna be” Internet Marketers.
He is blessed with an encyclopedic mind filled with all that technical IT information that is necessary to design and maintain a website using WordPress, Html or even create a server.

All acquired through study and hard work.

Sergio also has an enviable writing talent that seems to magically explode his innermost thoughts into words that people line up to read.

But, like most of us, Sergio is still struggling.

Why?

Because even with all his talents, he is also blessed with some roadblocks!

Believe it or not…Ethics, Trust and Honesty seem to have overwhelmed his ability to Sell or even Market if you want to call it that.

I always went to his blog to read when he was still actively posting, because the information in one article was often worth more than what was included in a paid offer from someone else!

Wondered how he ever made any money!

He didn’t have his own product that he was selling, no banner ads…(they were all hidden on a page called “Resources”) and even though he laid it out very clearly in an article titled
How To Achieve The “Know, Like & Trust” Factor Almost Instantly With Video
back in May, 2013 he didn’t do it!

A learner not a doer?

I can recall one December when his advice to me was, “You’ve learned enough, now start doing.”

Seems that it took a long time for Sergio to begin changing his mindset and begin using some of that wealth of information rattling around in his head along with his good advice to me.

I think that his Experiment has been a big Boost for Sergio even though he is still not admitting that the item in question was detrimental for him, other than it was a financial drain that he could not afford because he was determined to get out of debt.

Sergio's Detox

Sergio’s Detox

He was very persnickety with me one time (well one time of many..I’m opinionated and have little restraint in voicing what I think) when I mentioned Seth Larrabee and his success since eliminating Alcohol from his life and using the time and money to do something more with his life.

 

Seth Larrabee Living From the Outside In Inside Out

Seth Larrabee Living From the Outside In Inside Out

Here is an excerpt from a post Seth did on Facebook February 26, 2015.
“How do you create massive success in your business and your life?
You start by designing what you want to be, do, or have – ONE MINUTE AT A TIME!
Creating new empowering habits is never easy because we all start off comfortable with the habits we have, whether they are good for us or not.
So the key is to just start doing SOMETHING that will begin moving you toward the outcome you desire a little each day.”
Post is here

Seth goes on to say that small actions done with regularity will produce measurable results.

Seth’s picture is a picture of what you can do if you create new habits, new ways of thinking and start using what God has given you in your personal life as well as your business.

Mindset and Making Choices can Become A Habit

 

Mindset and really working to accomplishing a goal have to become a new habit in your life…replacing the old. Or else you will look up and a few years down the road, you will be sitting in the same seat you are glued to now. Dreaming and wishing and not accomplishing.

Applies to personal as well as financial goals, but the Personal and mindset come first.

Question? Do you think Sergio is going to accomplish what he wants to this time?  Or does he still have that unacknowledged “Experiment” hovering around waiting to re-establish its self and a habit?

This article definitely wouldn’t be a part of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” but perhaps could be classified like one of my Facebook groups…Sharing is Caring and Caring is Sharing.

What is your advice to Sergio?  Other than find another friend!
Cararta

 

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Getting to Know You!

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Reality Hacks Daytime Fairy Tales?

Reality Hacks Are they real or imagined?

Some say that reality hacks are the processing of communications which is information.
Deep!
Try this one on for size.  It is found at (http://www.realityhack.net/)

.helloworld
Posted on 02/16/2012

Reality is an information substrate between observer and observed, between actor and that which is acted upon. All interaction between entities involve the exchange of information through the medium of this substrate.

The act of modifying this substrate is termed ‘reality hacking’.

The first program most beginner programmers learn involves the display of the following string of text:

HELLO WORLD

The execution of this code is an important moment in any programmer’s life. It allows the communication of a greeting, addressed to the world as a whole, through the information medium of a computer language.

It is a declaration of existence, just as this first post is.

Hello, world.

Well we are skating down the fast slope…things are rushing past …
We aren’t talking about coding WordPress or anything else, we are discussing Reality .

Since I saw Reality Hacking called something like the art and science of manipulating the information substrate.
And then found this, all wound up with computers and coding instead of knowing and thinking:

Reality hacking is an intentional cultivation of neophilia.
It is a conscious love of uncertainty and randomness.
Reality hacking is hacking open the calcified knowledge structures that prevent the introduction of entropy, on the individual and the societal levels.

 

Perhaps one of my favorites is this: 
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein
Hacking Reality

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I Am Now Officially a Coding Geek-Appointed by My Hosting Company

Have you been appointed as a Coding Geek by your Hosting Company?  Here is the notice I recently received from Host Gator on my shared hosting account..

Dear Valued Customer,

Regarding your shared hosting account on gator3089.hostgator.com with the primary domain name joellafightsdiabetes.com, We’re writing to inform you of an important change in your server’s default configuration that may affect your websites.

The default version of PHP employed by our servers will be updated to PHP 5.4 on 5/19/2014.

We will be attempting to automatically detect the compatibility of joellafightsdiabetes.com and any other addon domains you have, but we want to ask you to please log into your cPanel and test all of your sites using PHP 5.4 by following the directions given in this article:

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/php-configuration-plugin

FAQ:

1) Why are you making this change?

The default version of PHP that our servers are currently utilizing; PHP 5.2 ; has been deprecated for some time. As such, we would like to see your sites enjoying the security and performance benefits of the newer versions of PHP which we already have available on your server.

2) How can I make sure my sites will work?

While we are taking every possible step to try and automatically assign the right version to all of your scripts, we do want to ask you to please login into your cPanel and test all of your sites using PHP 5.4 yourself.

Here’s a more detailed explanation on how to test this using our plugin available via cPanel.

The default behavior of your account is for PHP settings to be inherited by sub-directories.

That means that you can easily test all of your site’s compatibility with PHP 5.4, by setting the PHP handler for your home directory for your account to PHP 5.4.

Then simply test your websites by opening them in your browser.

To test this using our plugin please do the following:

  • * Login to your cPanel at https://gator3089.hostgator.com/cpanel* Click on the “PHP Configuration” icon, which can be found under the “Advanced” group of icons in cPanel. * From the drop-down of Available PHP handlers, please select “PHP 5.4” without changing the target directory from the current setting. It should be displaying / (Current Folder). Click on “Update”* You should see a confirmation message that reads: The “.php” file extension will be processed by PHP 54 for this account. Clicking on “Back” you should now notice the dropdown listing PHP 5.4 as the active Handler * At this point you will want to test your sites by opening them in your browser. If you do not notice any issues or visible errors, this means your sites are compatible with PHP 5.4 and you do not need to perform any further actions to ensure they continue to work once the PHP upgrade is performed. You will simply want to leave the Handler that was just set as the active one without any other changes. * If on the other hand, you do notice issues during your test with your sites and the PHP 5.4 Handler that was enabled, you can then simply toggle the active Handler via our plugin and set it to use “PHP 5.2”.

 

This should set your account to specifically use the the current default version of PHP in our servers and ensure they continue to use this version once the PHP upgrade process is performed.

Our upgrade process is set to honor the current Handler settings you set via this plugin to ensure your scripts continue to work once the upgrade is completed.

Please note: Selecting “No custom Handler (Sys Default)”, will NOT ensure your account stays using PHP 5.2 once the PHP upgrade is complete.

While PHP 5.2 is currently the system default version, once the upgrade is complete, the default version will be PHP 5.4.

If your applications require PHP 5.2 you will want to make sure to specifically select the “PHP 5.2” option.

3) Will my site’s experience any down time?

The switch between PHP versions is simply a configuration change in your .htaccess file(s) as such, there is no maintenance which must be performed on the server itself that would cause any service outages.

Applications that are not compatible with PHP 5.4 will fail to load properly once the change is performed.

While we will make every effort to automatically perform compatibility checks for each accounts and set the appropriate Handler, it’s imperative for you to please do the compatibility tests from your end as well using the steps listed above, before 5/19/2014 .

4) Who can help me update my site/script to use a newer version of PHP?

While we can assist you with changing the version of PHP your script utilizes, we will not be able to recode your site to be compatible with newer versions of PHP.

You should contact the script’s author/developer to inquire as to whether or not they currently have or plan to re-design their code to utilize later versions of PHP.

 

I’ve got to go to school and study up.  Not sure I have enough time left in this world to rewrite the scripts on my websites. 

Funny, I had something that wasn’t working last month and went in and changed my PHP version to 5.4 per the instructions of the author of the program that wasn’t working. 

As Luck would have it, everything else in my shared account worked with the new version of PHP. 

Don’t recall any instructions to “fix it” if is broken other than that ominous phrase…”contact your site designer”. 

Since that is me and I haven’t yet graduated to being a professional IT guess it would have been  Sergio Felix time.  So if you aren’t a coding Geek…make sure you have friend that can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

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Google Searches in a Graph: Blogger, Money, WordPress

What is going on at Google.

Searching Google for Blogger, Money, and WordPress and ended up with the searches displayed in a Graph. Similar to this one.  

Google Trends Over the Years

Google Trends Over the Years

Graph of three searches.  Think you know what is popular?

Have had this graph on my site for almost two years.

What is interesting about it is this one fact, for two years WordPress and Money have battled it out for the number one position on the graph and Blogger rides the bottom.

Since February, 2014 this battle between the keyword Money and WordPress changes every day…

When I click and go to Google, I can access trends and get other types of  up to date information.  Related searches include some interesting stuff…  Have a look: this was a continuation of the search for “money”. 

Google Charts and Trends

Google Charts and Trends can show some searches related to what you are searching for.

You can pick up your own graph from Google if you would like to display it somewhere on your site.

I’m posting Google Graph in this post because the widget space at the bottom of the page isn’t large enough to display the dates at the end of the lines. 

Previously displayed the chart at the bottom, but removing because of page loading considerations.   Always something! 

By the way search in Google Trends to find the charts.   Sometimes have good suggestions for another article on what you are searching for. 

Not sure I’m interested in getting results for “cheating in video games”.

Just a whimsical offering today.  Get tired or everything always being serious.  Life is Fun.

Hope you had some here today.

Cararta

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Review: Dave Nicholson Says What are the Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online

Well, What are Some of the Ways to Make Money Online, According to Dave Nicholson?

I can tell you upfront, from reading what Dave Nicholson has to say, a way to make money online isn’t spending your day reading blogs and flitting around Facebook and Twitter making comments…

Don’t know about you, but I put some thought into the comments I leave on others blogs and their posts that I read, Facebook and other Bloggers  Website included. For months now I’ve “played” the game of blogger.

As a result I used up all that creative energy that I formerly put into posting on my “sites” as I call them. Looking back I can see the error of my ways. No updates and a steady decline in what little traffic and authority I had built up.

Picture of World WordPress

WordPress is used all over the World

Just so you can take a look and decide for yourself, here is a small sample of some of my sites:

  • http://SkipperWorks.biz
  • http://SkipperWorks.com
  • http://ArthritisReview.net
  • http://SkippersBestBuy.com
  • http://SkippersBestBuy.biz
  • http://InternetMoneyStore.biz
  • http://sugarcontroldiet.info
  • http://SugarControlDiet.com

How to get Started All Wrong!

I didn’t set out to comment here and there and thereby gain back links to my own blog (actually just glossed over any mention of “back links” didn’t know what they were, didn’t care).

What I discovered was a treasure trove of information, offered freely and with good intentions by some blogger Super Stars (in my opinion).

I never commented except occasionally to say Thank You for some helpful information I found in someone’s post or page.

And since I was looking for some information and help in correcting some problems that started showing up on some of my “sites” started paying attention to people who knew a lot more than I did about what to do to fix things.

How I got to Where I am Today With My Help and of Course Google’s Birds

As I have noted before in another post, I started taking a John Thornhill course and acquired my very first Human comment.

This was on the “site” I was working on and the comment by none other than Sergio Felix  from http://marketingwithsergio.com/video-branding-101/ not his old Place of Business, but where he is now.

Note that Sergio has a background and education as an IT so his advice should be taken seriously!

Then followed.

After this  I  became acquainted with Barry Wells http://barry-wells.com/  who seemed to always have experience and a ready solution for many of my oops with WordPress that I was trying to solve!

Host Gator is very helpful, but as they are quick to tell you, they don’t support WordPress..talk to your website designer…(which is me, so talking to me wasn’t helpful).

How to end up without a working Blog!

  • So I continued on my merry way,
  • reading and commenting.
  • .Facebook,
  • Twitter and on a
  • growing list of favorite blogs,

but I started leaving something out:  Writing and posting on my own sites. 

This new direction, along with the continuing problems with my sites and spending hours doing repairs and endless chats with HG support,

left me without the motivation, creativity and Time needed to do what I should be doing to maintain my sites.

Where Did I Spend my Valuable Time?

http://adriennesmith.net/

http://www.dansumnerblog.com/

http://www.johnthornhill.com/blog/

I could acquire a list each day of ten or more other bloggers who had commented on these blogs with shared information that was useful to me.

But if all I’m doing is reading, learning and then commenting to show my appreciation for what I have learned….

there is no time left to implement what I have learned.

Of course Sergio and Barry were on this Must Do list (never made a list, just went where I wanted to).

For example, clicking on the above links to verify they work, I spent some of my valuable writing time reading and commenting on Dan’s post about

Here are the Top 10 Prioritizing Tips you don’t want to Miss!

http://marketingfromscratch.com/top-10-prioritising-tips-dont-want-miss/

And Adrienne’s Blog is loaded with her Thankful Thursday post which consists of  links to exciting things you need to know and put on or fix or update on  your blog….ooooh.

John Thornhill is a little behind..he was still on a rant about JVs that you promote for, but when you do a launch they somehow seem to be missing.

Well, JVs are  something to keep in mind for someone getting ready to do a launch, but I need something to launch… so it is filed in that dungeon of things I might need to know...

However John does have a pre launch check list that you can download that is Roast with the Gravy so if you are in that mode..check it out.

So since none of the above made any contribution to Making Money Online, but actually shows how to not make money or add value to your sites, lets get back to my review of Dave Nicholson’s 2008 offering.

So, How Do You Make Money Working on the Internet?

 

Dave has an h2 way down the page and this is how it reads:

What are the Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online

Dave Says:

I often get asked the question “how can I make money online”, the answer in short is to do a little work each day, creating, adding to and increasing your streams of income.

Great Tip, but it sounds like you already need a “stream” of income flowing!

OK, so where can you get started creating these ‘streams of income’?

Dave continued with his advice.

I have listed a few of what I consider the simplest and best ways for you to get started, don’t try to bite off more than you can chew, simply start with one method at a time and gradually increase after you feel you have completed one method to the best of your abilities.

Remember, these methods will possibly create you an income for many years to come, so keep that in mind when you are creating.

– See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

Dave lists several methods along with a description that fills out and amplifies the information.
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Provide a Service
  • Social Networking
  • Advertising
  • Create Your Own Product

Then Dave goes on to give the Advice you need to pay attention to.

All of these methods will create a stream of income. 

He also believes it is smarter to have more than one stream of income.

But.  In order to make this work…pick one..Just ONE and try to implement it and get it going.

In other words, we are back to Focus and Prioritizing your goals, your work, your time management, your mindset…..

Straight from Dave Nicholson’s Mouth:

“Now take one of these methods at a time and try to implement it as best you can, try to do as much as you can yourself, that way you will learn more and it will save you money.”

So, what should you take away from this?

Number 1.  Don’t do what I did.
Number 2.  Do what Dave and just about any good Marketer will tell you to do.  (if you can’t remember, see above!)
What he is telling you to do, still works in 2014, 2015 just as well as it did in 2008, just update the methods a little here and there and
Most Important…Do It, because you can make money on the Internet.
From a Webinar I watched last night…45 minutes of continual talk.
The Gold?
Here it is:
to make money on the internet
all you need
1. product
2 converting page
3. targeted traffic: you need (according to the statistics) 100 real people
to look at your product
to get just 1 (one)
to buy.
So one more time
1. product
2. converting page
3. Targeted Traffic

Can you do this? 

Have you done this?
I’d like to know.   
Did any the above suggestions work for you?  Were any of them on the table when you were learning how to create an income for yourself by taking advantage of using a computer and the internet?

Share!

Now take one of these methods at a time and try to implement it as best you can, try to do as much as you can yourself, that way you will learn more and it will save you money. – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.zG2gl7p8.dpuf

I often get asked the question “how can I make money online”, the answer in short is to do a little work each day, creating, adding to and increasing your streams of income.

OK, so where can you get started creating these ‘streams of income’?

I have listed a few of what I consider the simplest and best ways for you to get started, don’t try to bite off more than you can chew, simply start with one method at a time and gradually increase after you feel you have completed one method to the best of your abilities.

Remember, these methods will possibly create you an income for many years to come, so keep that in mind when you are creating.

– See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

What are The Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online? – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf
What are The Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online? – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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Pinterest What? Find the How at Marketing MiniClasses

Review: Marketing MiniClasses-What You Get When You Join!

Helping you to Succeed with all the Support you Need

is blazed across the top of the membership home page, if you just type in the url and go to see what it is all about!. Or just click here to take a look!   http://MarketingMiniclasses.com/

 

Marketing MiniClasses

Marketing MiniClasses

or later if you want a detailed list of what is in this Membership see it on
the Sales page and check it out here: http://cararta.com/likes/MarketingMc  This is my link to the sales page, so if you want a complete  explanation  of what is on offer this is the  place to read about the Marketing MiniClasses and how it is set up.

Since I was surprised with a gift of membership….picked by Barry Wells….I was aware that part of
the gift required a review of the Membership posted on my Blog as part of my acceptance and use.

Unfortunately at the same time as I acquired this opportunity to become a member of a group that promised help when you need it...just ask a question and get an answer, I became involved with Host Gator in having to redo almost every blog or website I had listed in my account with them because I was using to much CPU.

Never occurred to me to come back to the membership and ask for help….just kept plugging along on my own.
Used almost three months of time that I could ill afford to eventually solve the problem!

At the same time, there was a hiccup with the Membership site…they decided to change their setup and did, so sometimes
when I came back to watch a WordPress video or look for something…I sometimes had a problem logging in, because my Gmail
email address that I use to get updates from the membership kept hiding them so, finding what I wanted to use was a chore!

But, I really wasn’t alone.

Barry Wells, my chosen mentor…(I abducted him from Facebook and could always manage a comment with his name
highlighted so I’d get an answer or suggestion to help me out with my struggle with Host Gator!)

Also because he was added onto the Membership staff, he noticed
my unsuccesssful login efforts and got my correct log in information to me via Facebook Chat which meant I got it right away and didn’t need to depend on an overloaded email box!

I do a lot of posting, sometimes on Twitter and my Facebook Fan pages, but felt I had a problem with using Pinterest!
So today,  I’ll not be doing a complete review of this whole membership program.

Barry did a great review of the Membership and posted it on his Blog
You can read it here:  Marketing Mini classes All is Revealed  that details every thing on the site!

Plus there is another great review written in May by Donald MacLeod :  Marketing MiniClasses   Which details every hidey hole on the site!

I like this small excerpt from Barry Wells article (Link Above):

Sharing is caring…
If you’ve enjoyed this post and the tour of Marketing Mini Classes then please use the tools available to share it with your friends and followers. Who knows, it could be just what they have been hoping for.

Now down to the real business of this post.

I decided that since I am a member (still in good standing) to use the course that is provided on how to use Pinterest.
Found my new credentials, logged in, opened up the course…and starting watching the videos.
One thing I’m happy with is that they are short!

Learn How to Really Use Pinterest!  The Easy Way.

It makes it much easier to go sign into my Pinterest account and work along with the videos as
I learn things I never knew about Pinterest!

Since we are all involved with blogging for two good reasons….helping others learn what they need to know to hopefully become successful bloggers and at the same time earn some income to help support our efforts, then using Pinterest as a Social sharing place seemed logical!

I was grateful to discover that Pinterest at this time doesn’t seem to mind links to your website or even affiliate links!

A Membership With Great Support

A Membership With Great Support

So I went to Pinterest and made some changes…edited       some of the descriptions, because you can put a working  link in a description!

Take a Look!

Now that is a great  improvement over what I had there     before!

I still have some more work to do to finish the complete

Pinterest course,  more than half way through.

Sharing on Pinterest is the clue…just like sharing on

Facebook is important.

Something important I found out in this course is the

importance of using keywords….even on Pinterest SEO

counts.

If your curiosity isn’t peaked yet, I think you need to go

to Facebook and join our group….comment and get  acquainted with some of the members or our group.

Here, I’ll make it easy:   Marketing MiniClasses on Facebook 

If you know a friend who is having a hard time learning what they need to know about Blogging, Using Videos, Marketing and trying to make money on the internet…then share our Marketing Miniclasses with them.   Since I am only about one half way through the Pinterest program, I’ll come back at a later and update on what else I have learned.  Cararta Likes Marketing MiniClasses

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Google Died Everything was gone!

In the middle of the night…really  Yesterday, April 23, 2013, 7:16:46 PM except it was really 1:16  in the morning a.m.  for me…..

I’m working on my site still trying to get rid of those ru sites that have infested it, or at least two of my sites…..all of a sudden all my work pages began  to not load….

Google Graph Died

Google Graph Died

getting either a server error or timed out……so  tabbed over to the front of Skipper Works to get a copy  of something,  scrolled down to the bottom:   Saw this, so I took a screen shot just in case….It had been working fine 5 minutes earlier.

Take a look:    As you can see, the graph went from working to  nothing is just a few minutes!   While I watched the page, the graph stopped and started its slide down to the bottom and then quit.

Absolutely quit working.

Nothing else was working either.  Page by page, using FF and Chrome  I ended up with nothing open and a computer desktop full of  timed outs and server can’t finds.

 

Cashed it all in and went to bed, expecting to see a huge headline about Google going down in the middle of the night…but zero, zilch…nada….not a word.

Google either didn’t hiccup or I imagined this…???

Well, you decide.   I did watch that graph just stop and slide down to nothing.

It was back on  like the next day….was live when I started on this post….scroll down to the bottom of the page…should be on the left….Alive and Well!

My Imagination?  well….not quite…there is that screen shot….  what was earthshaking was watching those lines start to slide….then hit bottom…first time in months that the inquiries for WordPress have been under about 98 on the graph….they started slipping a couple of days ago….down to 89…..might have something to do with all those

HACKER attacks on  WordPress.

What Do You Think?  Guess the Internet really hiccuped and I’m the only one who noticed?

What else is funny is the times are wrong in the graph but think they use a different time zone that US central which is my time….

Were you snoozing at about  1;45 a.m.  and missed it too?

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Know What You Want From Your Blog!

You are ready to start setting up your blog: You’ve got your domain name, hosting and even set up Aweber!

You might even know what you want to Blog about,  but one intriguing element is missing!

Very often, this one thing is over looked and is so essential to this process of creating a blog that it can determine the success or failure of a blog before it hits the whole wide world!

What am I talking about?

This: did you ever go sit in the corner and decide what you want from your Blog?

Do you know what you want from your Blog?

I mean other than the obvious: you want to blog about something that interests you or is in your field of expertise

and you want to earn some cash while showing off what you know!

Did you ever give even one little thought to what you would get out of all this work?

Other than  earning  a little cash if you are lucky and investing  hours and hours of work creating content, dealing with mishaps and the eternal house keeping that comes with a WordPress Blog,  have you found your prize, your reward….that elusive intangible that will keep you going?

Altruistic concern for your prospective readers and potential customers may even be part of the foundation of this blog that you are creating or if you are like me…..already created!

That’s nice, but it is not enough.

I’ll be completely honest. I never really thought about what I wanted from my blog.

Not this one,  not the one I created before this about Diabetes.

What changed?

I had a visitor  named Sergio  come visit this  “website” and leave a comment.

I always visit a site and check out the commenter before approving so over I went.  

I loved his blog…filled with posts that people seemed to line up to comment on and even comment on each others comments.

Friends,  from all over the world, talking to Sergio and each other using the comment box to leave their approval or disapproval of his latest post or interesting program or camera or what is changing on Facebook or Youtube or what Google has gone and done Now to help all the bloggers out (Ha! OUT is the word, out and gone!).

I’ve finally decided what I want from my Blog, other than the items listed above.

What do you want from your Blog?

Do You Know yet?

You need to get this right, now before you go ahead with creating your Blog.

I’d like to know what you have decided is essential for you to get out of your blog,  if you know!

Share your thoughts on What my Blog Gives me in the comment box!

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Viral Videos How This One Happened

Viral Videos, Accidents or Planned?

Was this one Planned?

I couldn’t take my eyes off this when I first ran across it on YouTube.

The Number of views in less than a week are astounding.   Now it turns out that it is a project created by College Students completing their Media Degrees…..to be deemed successful required 100,000  views.

Since their category included animals and children  the two most popular categories on YouTube…they probably did it in 20 minutes!

Here is a video with the  disclaimer stating that the video was the work of students.   The original video posted by another student explaining about how it was done  was removed, but here is a very short one from the school showing how they “constructed” the Eagle.

Cararta

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Barry Explains How to Add Affiliate Banners to Your WordPress Blog SideBars

Ever wondered why some blogs have such nice, neat, organized side bars?  I know mine get out of hand often, when I get carried away!

Recently I went over to visit  a Facebook Friend at his site called Barry Wells’ Blog and really liked his idea of placing 4 smaller sized banner ads in one larger ad to help reduce the clutter in the  sidebar.

Considering that it is done with a Free to download software (Kompozer)  and Barry’s instructions in the video embedded below, the Price is absolutely right!

This process is new to me, and may be new to you, so I borrowed his video that tells you exactly how to do it and installed it here!   His post had several other very functional ideas to help with this side bar organization so you might like to take a read, after you find out how to make 4 ads into one!

I know that I am guilty of finding something new, can’t live without it , so into the sidebar it goes.  At one time I had two side bars on this blog,  both loaded with things!  Give away offers, things to buy and just things to go and read!

We really should put as much thought and planning into the side bar as we do the layout of the whole blog!  Coordination of  ads to blog content should be mandatory!  Also, I have reached the point where I am setting up to begin building an email list.  In the course I’m looking at by Dave Nicholson there is the mention that people must be able to see your optin  or request to join your list and not be distracted by other things on the page.

If Google  AdSense can connect ads to content and  do it while not even sitting there looking  at our Post…surely we can do it while typing in a post or page!

Our Sidebars on our blogs, should be a directory of desirable  places to go and things to check out,  Not a huge Neon Blinking  Sales Sign dragging our visitors off into the Netherlands never to return!

Watch the video below and learn how to make four affiliate ads into one banner ad on your blog sidebar.

Redoing  your sidebar should make it more productive by creating a  blog that is  neater, organized and attractive to visitors thereby increasing your subscriptions and membership.

So make some changes today to  enhance your blog!

Take a look around, if you have a suggestion for us, please hit the Comment Box and let up know!…. Or if you think we are on the right Track, give us a LIKE!

Cararta

 

You can visit Barry here:  http://barry-wells.com/are-your-sidebars-working

 

 

 

 

 

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Video How to Create a Blog Site

Video number one in our series.

I’m working on a series of articles,  made a challenge for myself,

Must write and publish on Ezine and this site 10 articles related to

“How to Create a Blog Site!”

Here is a link to the  first….submitted to Ezine and approved and now posted here

Read

As I continue, I’ll return here and update with a link to the video and article….

Wish me Luck.  a monumental task.

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Hurry Up Run and Get Healthy

For all those guys and gals who are sitting behind a computer all day long. I didn’t really mean for you to hurry up and run to get healthy. Think I really meant just hurry up and do something for yourself!

Here is something to watch to get you

MOTIVATED TO GO

 5 Exercises To Fix Hunchback Posture Caused by Slumping Over a Desk or Computer All Day

I haven’t really lost it. but after blogging around a lot lately, I kept reading these little bitty comments  like:

  • “think I need to head back to the gym,”
  • been so busy lately haven’t been outside,
  • need to watch my health,
  • not enough exercise…

so…maybe get motivated…

I was very lucky to find this video by Marc Perry the founder of Built Lean!

It is just what the doctor ordered!

We all tend to do the same things…get so engrossed in finishing a task like uploading all those emails, writing a new blog post, updating plugins!

The list is endless.  But our time and good health aren’t.

I also noticed that my back and “computer posture” weren’t so great.  When you get into

the habit of slumping over while sitting and working it can become painful after awhile.  5 exercises to fix a hunched back will work…if we take a break and do them.

Mini or little workouts can be scheduled through out your day, even if it is just getting up and walking around for 5 minutes at a time.  Be surprised when you aren’t so tired and sore at the end of your working day.

Hunch back exercises aren’t going to fix a real hunch back if you don’t start them before your bad posture becomes permanent.

What do you do for a break or exercise while working?

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How to Delete a Video from YouTube

How do you Delete a Video from YouTube?

 

I ran into a problem with YouTube.  They wanted a lot of information, like going to court! about a video I made on my computer and uploaded!

The video was about using Backup Creator a plugin I have and use and LOVE!   (used it before I started this because I needed to update WP version and 4 other plugins)  Always use it before working!   If interested go look here just Click.

 

Back to Deleting a Video on YouTube

Anyway back to YouTube.  Couldn’t figure out how to get rid of the video so did a YouTube search expecting to be directed to YouTube help……Found this video and loved it.  You don’t need to be a Geek….you just need to do.

Watch and and Enjoy!

 

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An Offer From John Thornhill You Can’t Refuse

From: John Thornhill & Dave Nicholson.

John ThornhillDave NicholsonI can Verify that I have bought from John Thornhill in the past, still going through some of the coaching program.  To be exact this site is my coaching experiment.  Sometimes I don’t always follow directions, but that is just me!  I have learned a lot and have access to ways to make money.  I do think this is the best buy I have ever seen (except for the festive offer you just missed!) to really get on track to make money on the Internet.   Cararta

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