I'm an American expat
now living in the Philippines
and having a wonderful time. Making the most out of life. I am also an Amatuer Photographer
, Social Networking Promoter
, and Internet Marketer
I have an exciting life in the Philippines. I'm an explorer by nature. I love to discover new things. The best part of living to me is learning something new. I think my mind is probably the strongest "muscle" in my body. Not due to a high IQ just I keep it so exercised.
I work on some websites, blogging about my life in the Philippines, it is important to me that I offer quality information and that people have a reason to visit my sites. The site I am most active on is Exciting Cebu
I am the author of a best seller: Philippines Experience -- Basic Expat Training Manual
. Check it out! Expat Manual.
I am a bit of gadget freak
. If it blinks and goes beep, I'm a fan. Included in this is my love for photography
. My camera is ancient and I need a new one.
My blog has many pictures and there will be a lot more to come. Exciting Cebu
is only a few months old. I've had other larger sites but thought it was time to start anew.
I am also an ethical Internet Marketer and also have a website related to helping others get started in Internet marketing
.I call this website Tantalizing Web
Major Update 03-04-14
Typhoon Haiyan struck the city i lived in on November 8th, 2013. It has dominated my life since then until now, March 4th, 2014. It has brought many changes and many of them are positive. I learned through Shawn Manaher (Link to be added) that I can make an impact via social media that I could never have alone.
I've always wanted to do something for others. The hungry, the homeless and the lonely are of special concern to me. Those that usually don't fit in. The outsiders of life.
My main work now is to help others. I don't know how effective I can be at it but that's what I want to do. I believe the Internet is a place for giving without expectation of anything in return. I try to approach things that way but I am human and I often fail in that noble goal. I'd love to gain from it too, I need to.
I have limited means and that has held me back. My big dream is to feed the people living on the street first. In the Philippines there is very little mental health work. I've heard of mentally ill people being locked in basically a dob cage.
I would love to see what I want to do to grow into an organization that first feeds and then attempts to improve the life of those that wish to make a change. It's a massive task here but I'll dream the dream, all the same.
I cannot do this alone. I have too many issues of my own. Issues with finances and health.
I love circle sharing and usually share one circle that I personally create each day. To get in my circles, you need to engage with me. Plussing, commenting and resharing. The more you do of each, the more circles I'll put you in. I share my circles with the name The Rusty Ball.
Things I Most Often Post on Google Plus
- Articles I write about Living in the Philippines
- Articles I write about Social Networking
- Article I write about SEO
- Articles I write about Internet Marketing
- PIctures that I take in the Philippines
- Love to Share other Peoples PIctures about the Philippines
- Post about Electronics
- Business Opportunities
Suggested Circles to Include me In
- Social Marketing or Social Media
- Social Network Analysis (SNA)
- Travel or Travel Blogger
- Internet Marketing
- Shared Circle Creator
- Economics and Finance
Pages That I Created (Active)
Groups I Created (Active)
I tend to avoid adding people that share photographs that are not their own. Though a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture without words usually leaves me wanting more. I like to know a little about the photograph, especially where it was taken.
I'm not crazy about all the cute graphics meant to grab +1s as I see it as spam. Some is okay but if that's all you do, I probably won't add you.
I'll just briefly mention that I have lupus. I use to spread a lot of information about Lupus and I am thinking about starting to do that again. It is not a rare disease but it seems many do not know about it.