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I just posted this to the entrepreneur's community and thought I would share it to my own stream as well.   Not sure how well I explained it here, but this really is a good deal.   Let me know if it is something that might interest you ore any of your associates. 
 
Special Offer: $125 - long form blog post or article.  Many people believe that the era of "content for contents sake" is over.   There isn't much value in writing endless 500 word  blog posts that supposedly "showcase your expertise" but in fact  may do the exact opposite.   What you really need it well researched and well written content that showcases your knowledge and puts your business in the best possible light.   This kind of longer form content has several advantages- an article in Search Engine Watch lists them this way: 

* Google has a dedicated ranking mechanism for long articles
* Keeps audience on site longer increases engagement
* Supports evergreen, foundational content
* Presents a broader, deeper view on the topic
* Caters to a deeply invested audience
* Provides quality backlinks
* Establishes credibility and thought-leadership.

I would add another one though - the learning process you go through when you are the producer - not necessarily the writer, of longer form content.   Instead of portraying yourself as an expert, this helps you become more of one.  Also,  long form content has a way of "greasing the skids" - other blog posts and written products can spin off from good original research and content.

I have made several of these "special offers" in both this community and on my own profile here but this one is a little different.  The other offers were a great deal and were priced competitively.  This one is also a great deal but might seem to not be priced competitively on first glance.   Can't you get a longer blog post or article written for less than that?

Absolutely you can - we have seen posts here offering written blog posts for as low as $40.   In fact, I have an associate here who pays some guy in South Africa $1 for a blog post - one dollar!   While these are definitely not  long  you do get what you pay for,  and I can pretty much guarantee you won't find anything this good at this price no matter how long you look.        

I have developed a highly effective way to approach the development of long form content.  , and a way to collaborate on the development of these pieces without requiring much work on your part.    The process takes a little time - the fastest delivery time is about a week, but the quality and value is high and is well worth the price. 

Every business should have some effort to "organize knowledge" in their industry or domain of expertise and this a great way to get started on that.   Simply let me know any idea, topic or theme you would like to explore and we can decide the best way to tackle it.   Once you give the go-ahead, some really thorough research will be conducted on your behalf before the writing even starts, and this is of value in and of itself.  

Then, after identifying the most significant or interesting work that has been done on your topic we work with you to set a theme, and key points you want covered, and from this, a rough draft will be produced.  At this point, you can jump in and hack at this draft material and become the "lead writer" with me as your assistant - or you can just review to ensure it is going in the direction you want.    From this, a "publication ready" first draft will be produced.
 
The piece developed for you will be at least 1,000 words in length  - with the caveat that  content length for the sake of length by itself makes no sense - if we think we have come up with something fantastic at only 850 words we will tell you - or it might go to 1,200 or even 1,500 words (but probably not much longer than that unless you are producing an ebook).   The piece will be well researched, readable and informative, and it should have some "staying power" - still being useful and relevant months or even years later.     

Instead of trying to present yourself as an expert, why not actually become more of one?   By sponsoring the research on this topic and participating in collaboration you are the "producer" of this work without having to do all the writing grunt work.   The final product will be your intellectual property and the authorship attribution is completely up to you - it can be published with you as the author or your brand , or not citing authorship at all - or if it is to your benefit, it can be published as a guest blog under my name.    

So what are you waiting for?   Every business has a need for well researched long form content, and I am sure you have writing projects you have thought about.   Why not pass them by me?   There is never a charge for this kind of consultation and I love exploring writing ideas.    Let me know it this is something that might interest you.    
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I really need to kick ass this week. 
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This really inspires me. Time to get my own Big Bat.
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That's all I've got for this #sexysaturday  folks.  Till next time. 
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Mexican Actress Eiza Gonzales for #sexysaturday  
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Time to transition from #caturday  to #sexysaturday  - you have been warned. 
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Special Offer: $125 - long form blog post or article.  Many people believe that the era of "content for contents sake" is over.   There isn't much value in writing endless 500 word  blog posts that supposedly "showcase your expertise" but in fact  may do the exact opposite.  

What you really need it well researched and well written content that showcases your knowledge and puts your business in the best possible light.   This kind of longer form content has several advantages- an article in Search Engine Watch lists them this way: 

* Google has a dedicated ranking mechanism for long articles
* Keeps audience on site longer increases engagement
* Supports evergreen, foundational content
* Presents a broader, deeper view on the topic
* Caters to a deeply invested audience
* Provides quality backlinks
* Establishes credibility and thought-leadership.

I would add another one though - the learning process you go through when you are the producer - not necessarily the writer, of longer form content.   Instead of portraying yourself as an expert, this helps you become more of one.  Also,  long form content has a way of "greasing the skids" - other blog posts and written products can spin off from good original research and content.

I have made several of these "special offers" in both this community and on my own profile here but this one is a little different.  The other offers were a great deal and were priced competitively.  This one is also a great deal but might seem to not be priced competitively on first glance.   Can't you get a longer blog post or article written for less than that?

Absolutely you can - we have seen posts here offering written blog posts for as low as $40.   In fact, I have an associate here who pays some guy in South Africa $1 for a blog post - one dollar!   While these are definitely not  long  you do get what you pay for,  and I can pretty much guarantee you won't find anything this good at this price no matter how long you look.        

I have developed a highly effective way to approach the development of long form content.  , and a way to collaborate on the development of these pieces without requiring much work on your part.    The process takes a little time - the fastest delivery time is about a week, but the quality and value is high and is well worth the price. 

Every business should have some effort to "organize knowledge" in their industry or domain of expertise and this a great way to get started on that.   Simply let me know any idea, topic or theme you would like to explore and we can decide the best way to tackle it.   Once you give the go-ahead, some really thorough research will be conducted on your behalf before the writing even starts, and this is of value in and of itself.  

Then, after identifying the most significant or interesting work that has been done on your topic we work with you to set a theme, and key points you want covered, and from this, a rough draft will be produced.  At this point, you can jump in and hack at this draft material and become the "lead writer" with me as your assistant - or you can just review to ensure it is going in the direction you want.    From this, a "publication ready" first draft will be produced.
 
The piece developed for you will be at least 1,000 words in length  - with the caveat that  content length for the sake of length by itself makes no sense - if we think we have come up with something fantastic at only 850 words we will tell you - or it might go to 1,200 or even 1,500 words (but probably not much longer than that unless you are producing an ebook).   The piece will be well researched, readable and informative, and it should have some "staying power" - still being useful and relevant months or even years later.     

Instead of trying to present yourself as an expert, why not actually become more of one?   By sponsoring the research on this topic and participating in collaboration you are the "producer" of this work without having to do all the writing grunt work.   The final product will be your intellectual property and the authorship attribution is completely up to you - it can be published with you as the author or your brand , or not citing authorship at all - or if it is to your benefit, it can be published as a guest blog under my name.    

So what are you waiting for?   Every business has a need for well researched long form content, and I am sure you have writing projects you have thought about.   Why not pass them by me?   There is never a charge for this kind of consultation and I love exploring writing ideas.    Let me know it this is something that might interest you.    
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Fitness app / calorie counter?.   I have just decided I am going to try something I am loathe to do - count calories.  What I wanted to find was a simple app that helped you estimate your calories and maybe charted your daily intake.   What I found instead is that these apps seem to be integrating "exercise planning" - design of "health programs" for you, and even "community contests" and that kind of thing.

I really just wanted the data, but if one of the more all encompassing apps has the basic calorie counting function I will take a look.  Can anyone recommend anything in this genre.  
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you don't have to do eveyrthing any software uses.

honestly, my only actual issue with myfitnesspal (and a few others) is that they don't track well with a paleo or induction phase VLC diet.
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Now there is a badass for you. 
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A great save! on #sexysaturday  
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I am cracking up... that's a good flippin save...
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Yes, she has a bucket on her head - but we don't care, because this is #sexysaturday  
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I'm not sure that's a bucket. I think it might be the latest D&G portable fashion cone. ;)
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A magic trick, for #caturday  
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Only can cheat the cat! :)))
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    Business Strategy, 2012 - present
  • Michigan State University
  • San Diego State University
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Birthday
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Introduction
I'm a friendly and outgoing guy, currently single, living near the beach area of San Diego.    I like meeting smart and creative people and want as much positive energy in my life as I can possibly get.  

There probably won't be much rhyme or reason to the posts I make here.  Sometimes I write about things going on in my life, other times I post business or political material, and sometimes I like things that are spiritual or related to self  improvement and personal growth - and I almost always like things that are funny or off beat.

I grew up in the American Midwest - Michigan, so I have the common attribute of being a little slow to make friends but then doing my best to hang onto them as long as I can.  I am an open book, but it still takes a while to get to know me  Once you have my trust though I will have your back.  I am fiercely loyal to my friends. 

My nationality is Irish so I like a good stiff drink now and again, and have a penchant for dive bars.   At the same time, I am also trying to get more health and fitness oriented and am working on my own personal growth.  I don't think we should ever stop growing.

Politically, I am a progressive libertarian - figure that one out.  I like yoga but also martial arts.  I am shy but outgoing - open minded but skeptical - tough but sensitive.  I am a patriotic American who considers himself to be a world citizen,  I am nonbeliever on a spiritual path.   Yes, I am a contradiction. 

Business Interests

I have a several different business interests, ventures and practice areas.  Since I am self-employed, I have used the "employment" section of this profile to describe my two major practice areas: Project Acceleration Services and Content Creation Services, as well as two of my ventures: World Startups and the California Trade Network.  These are active and current so contact me if any interest you.or if you see a way we might work together.   My other business interests include:
  • Entrepreneurial Collaboration
  • Small Business Development
  • Startup Venture Acceleration
  • Open Source Development
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • International Business & Trade
  • New Economy / Self-Employed
  • California Economy and Politics

Communities

I run several different communities here on Google+ - some are large and well established, some are small and experimental - all are intended to get people working together for mutual benefit.

Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed, and Small Business.  This is a large and growing public community - more than 60,000 members now -  that I founded for entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup founders and the self employed  It provides a platform where entrepreneurs from all around the world can meet, share information, engage in discussions and sometimes cooperate for mutual benefit.   Some have told me it is the best managed business community on Google+. All are welcome no matter how small or humble the business or venture. 

Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative.  A private community here on Google+ called the "Virtual Brain Trust Cooperative" where we each volunteer of offer a small amount of our extra "brain power" to help each other advance in our lives, business or careers.  

Personal Growth, Self-Improvement & Life Balance.  An open discussion of personal growth and self improvement in all its aspects, from the pragmatic, to the ethereal.  Includes discussions about self improvement, personal effectiveness, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and even spirituality - anything that involves growing to our full potential and leading better lives.    


Favorite Quotes

"He attacked everything in in life with a mixture of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence and it was often difficult to tell which was which".
Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you... But first, they must catch you"
Richard Adams, Watership Down

"Your mind. Your slow, plodding, tenacious mind. There has never been one quite like it, in all the history of the world. Perhaps in the history of creation." 
Stephen King - the Gunslinger.

DISCLAIMER:  I use Google+ as my personal micro-blog to post "whatever I want".   If you are offended by unconventional political and business ideas, unpopular opinions that sometimes go against the crowd, irreverent views about religion and morality, or a lack of respect for the status quo, I suggest that you not follow me.  While I am not totally insensitive to cultural norms, I will not "self censor" to accommodate anyone here.  In addition, I occasionally post material that is only appropriate for adults here so don't follow me if you are underage or might be offended by such materials.  See also: photo and image sharing policy: http://goo.gl/U0ICt

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Program Management, Community Management, Entrepreneurship, Startup Acceleration, Content Creation, Content Automation, Small Business Strategy, International Business, Economic Development
Employment
  • Action Planning Associates
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Professional service that uses the latest generation of project management and scheduling applications along with collaborative brainstorming to help startups, small business and entrepreneurs accomplish their objectives much more rapidly. Please request a capabilities statement or schedule a Google+ hangout with me if you would like more information There is no charge for any initial consultation.
  • World-Startups.com
    Founder, 2011 - 2014
    This is an community platform designed to enhance collaboration among early stage startups and entrepreneurs. While still under development, it is fully operational and provides a sophisticated matching service that can link entrepreneurs seeking partners and co-founders, as well as match them with the needs of larger organizations. Please see link on this profile for registration or contact me if you would like more information.
  • Content Creation Services
    Owner, 2011 - 2014
    Professional service that helps business with their content management, content marketing and content automation needs. I can supply customized content to your blog or website on a regular basis at low cost and with little involvement on your part. Ongoing market research is provided as part of this service and it is ideal as an adjunct to the regular content creation activities of you or your organization. Technical writing and documentation services are also available. Please request a capabilities statement or schedule a Google+ hangout with me f you would like more information There is no charge for any initial consultation.
  • California Trade Network
    Co-Founder, 2000 - 2014
    This is a business portal for exporters and internationally oriented entrepreneurs in the state of California. While this project went dormant for several years, it is currently being relaunched with a new partner at a time of renewed interest.
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Currently
San Diego, California
Previously
Lagos, Nigeria - Cairo, Egypt - Lansing, Michigan - Detroit, Michigan
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