I don’t know about you…but, I grew up with Barbie and Ken. You know…of the plastic doll fame, Ken and Barbie? They were allegedly introduced to one another on the beach in Malibu back in 1961. They have been through it as a couple. For most of 43 years they were an item. Then, back in 2004 after all of those years together…another man caught Barbies eye. Talk about drama. Well, last night the drama of Barbie and Ken escalated as they have chosen to reunite in a very public way…through the world of media. Can we say ick? Continue reading here: Write Where You Are
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Posted in accomplishments, Blogging, communication, ideas, marketing, media, news, online traffic, Opportunities, publicity, service, writing, tagged accomplishments, algorithms, Alpha Inventions, benefits, blog, Blogging, communication, development, dominant, experiment, First, invention, marketing, media, news, phases, publicity, real time, talented, tools, traffic, transition, visitors, website, writing on November 30, 2008| 6 Comments »
Alpha Inventions, I wondered if you have heard of them yet? I discovered them the other day when they made an appearance on my stat counter on my blog site. I wondered who are they and; how, and why are they referring so many visitors to my blog. Not that I minded the traffic; in fact, it was quite wonderful. However, sometimes sites connect to your site that you wish had never heard of you; you know what I mean? Some of them bring traffic that i don’t want associated with my blog.
Anyway, i did a little sleuthing and found out it is a site that is relatively new. From what i understand…it is a site that brings exposure to a multitude of sites-in real time. So, as soon as you post to your site/blog others can see it at that moment. In doing so, they are current on what information or products you are trying to bring to the world wide web. I don’t understand all of the ins and outs of their algorithms…but, thankfully, it isn’t my job to understand it. I am benefitting from someone else’s brillance. That is ok with me. In return, i hope that my blog brings something to them as well.
Interesting though when you stop to think about the name. Alpha Inventions…when I looked it up there were many definitions for Alpha. Of course, we all know about the Alphabets…a listing of letters that begins with the letter A. Then, there is the definition of Alpha as first or beginning-beta (as in beta testing). Then, there is the definition of top of the line or dominant. And finally, to be the most prominent, talented or aggressive. Congrats to Alpha Inventions for thinking outside of the box. Think of it as free media publicity for your writings or your business/marketing site. It is another tool to use to bring attention to your goals that you are trying to accomplish on your site.
When you stop and think about it…all of those terms apply to http://www.alphainventions.com . It is an experiment in transition i think. However, a brilliant one…I think it will be fine tuned and will catch on like wildfire. Like any invention…it will go through several phases of development. In the meantime, enjoy the extra traffic that they send you…you won’t be sorry.
Posted in Business, ecology, economy, emotions, encouragement, environment, finances, Frustration, Green, Impact, inspiration, life, marketing, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, respect, tagged address, Business, credit card offers, debt, direct marketing, envelopes, environment, finances, financial world, green living, Happier, home equity loans, identity theft, Impact, junk mail, landfills, leadership, Less, marketing, MONEY, motives, names, personal information, sales, solicitations, trees, unwanted mail on November 9, 2008| 3 Comments »
This is interesting news to me; and, not altogether unhappy news, it has come to my attention that as a direct result of the financial crisis in this country…we are all going to be receiving less junk mail in our mail boxes! Isn’t that wonderful? It is just sad that it took something of this nature to reduce all of these unwanted solicitations.
Now, I have to admit, i hate junk mail. It piles up and seems to breed when I am not looking, before I can dispose of it. I could build a miniature high rise building with the stacks of envelopes that I get each week. It is frustrating, as my shredder is broken; and, many of those envelopes are attempts to get me to sign up for credit cards, home equity loans; and or, other means of putting me further and further in debt.
Hello people, where is the common sense here? I hate getting those pieces of mail; because, if you open them up…they have multiple spots on the applications with personal name & address information. As I said, without a shredder…i must hand tear them into small pieces so that no one else can activate them if they come across the applications. That is highly annoying to have to go through all of that extra work because of no fault of my own. However, it is necessary with all of those warnings that we all hear about on the news programs of identity theft. It is too easy for someone with ulterior motives to make use of that private, and personal information they find inside of those envelopes that everyone tosses away.
It also goes against my growing sense of green living. There is no reason to slaughter thousands of trees a year just to bombard people with mail that they don’t want or need; which only ends up in landfills anyway. I want to protect the environment and be a good steward of the world that we live in. Let’s take a moment and compliment those companies that are cutting back on wasting trees and money by curbing the direct marketing sales envelopes that we all receive. Thank you for cutting back, I want to encourage you to continue this practice even when the economy improves! I admire your leadership in this area of your business (yes, i know you are mainly doing it to save money…that is ok…we both benefit).
Of course, we all want the financial world to get back on it’s feet. Let this small step of reducing unwanted mail be the first positive step in the right direction, as far as using common sense, in the business world. I believe that the impact is far reaching. I for one, appreciate the fact that I will get less unwanted mail. How do you feel about the matter? Will you respect a company for taking this step?
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I don’t know about you…but, doing something new is more than a little bit scary. I don’t know if you are like this or not…but sometimes, I stop myself from doing things just because I get a little bit intimidated or fearful. I also had a slight case of a fear of failure…and even worse…a fear of success! Yep, I am definately my own worse enemy at times. How many things in life do i miss out on, because the voice in my head has cautioned me to step lightly or turn around and go back to the same old status quo; just because it feels familiar and safe? How many times have I cheated myself out of something wonderful and positive?
Geez, I just bet I can’t count that high, LOL. I think about this blog in particular…when I was moved in my soul to start disciplining myself and write on a regular basis; I knew it was something that I needed to do. Yet, can you believe I almost talked myself out of it?
If I had allowed myself to continue to doubt…then, I would not have had the pleasure of helping supply information to so many people about triple negative breast cancer and have had the impact on lives that had not heard about the disease. There were people who contacted me on that subject who were going through scary times and needed support. There were other readers who had experience with TNBC and were able to be a support to others, through my blog. Then, a subject i hold near and dear to my heart which is fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has had an impact on lives because of the information in that post. I consider it an honor to have the priviledge to possibly steer someone away from picking up an alcoholic beverage while pregnant; and maybe, preventing someone’s child from having a lifetime of disabilities that could have been avoided. That is the power of positive impact.
That very first post was so very intimidating that I sat and worked on it for hours…hours I tell you! 🙂 Finally, i confessed that it was intimidating and just jumped in with both feet and did it. Scary, yes…am I glad that I took the chance and have since been blessed by the experience…YES!
Tonight, I did something else that I wasn’t sure I could do. I got on a live tele-seminar and spoke with businessman Michael Penland. He had more than 100 people on that call, listening to his guests speak. You can hear a replay of that call here: http://instantteleseminar.com/?eventid=3926631 The listeners on that call were hungry for information on how to build their businesses and their websites; so that their dreams can come true. Sometimes, it just takes a little encouragement for people to believe in themselves.
Michael is a special person who goes out of his way to help others succeed in their own businesses. He helped my husband get started in marketing over a year and a half ago. He helped to build my husband’s confidence and opened new doors for him. Now my husband is a respected marketer who has helped to encourage and mentor so very many others in ways that have changed their lives for the better. It is like a chain reaction when people set out to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Michael has a live seminar coming up in Orlando, Florida on Sept 19th-21st. Check him out and see what he can do for you! http://www.instantcashmarketing.com/jeff.html The speakers at this event are powerful and have the skill to teach you how to achieve your dreams in a way that will open your eyes to the talents and skills you already own inside of yourself. You may recognize some of the marketers by name, there is Willie Crawford, Matt Bacak, Brad Fallon, Dr. Mike Woo Ming, Howie Schwartz, Joe Sugarman, Debra Thompson, Jason Pearson, Frank Garon, Keith Wellman, Jeff Wellman, Dale Calvert, Alan Bechtold, Drew Miles, and Jeff Herring and of course, Michael Penland.
The title of the seminar is Magic 17-Billion Dollar Marketing Dream Team. You will learn things at this live event that you may never have another opportunity to experience. Do yourself a favor and click on this link and see how you can get yourself going in the right direction. Empower yourself to do what you have always wanted to do; you can do it if you only dare, to not be intimidated or doubt yourself; I know you can! http://www.instantcashmarketing.com/jeff.html