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Have you ever thought, "I should write a book?" ... chances are, you should.  check out this live webinar tomorrow night to learn how to get started
Live: Sunday, 06 April 2014 at 08:30 PM EDT
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I hate to post this... but I really don't know where else to go.  Who knows of a legitimate company that will help me get my website hits up.  I have been trying to do this myself for 2 years....  reading tons of stuff... implementing tons of stuff... with limited success.  Thanks for your help.
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Have you ever been sooooo incredibly excited to start a new project?  That is how I feel right now! WATCH OUT!
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Ever wondered what Market America is... this is the whole entire explanation
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What is a blog, anyway?

I’ve come to realize that the argument over blogging on Google+ vs not blogging on Google+ comes down to an unspoken disagreement about what a blog is. 

So what is a blog, anyway? 

I’ve been blogging for 13 years. Here’s my first blog post on the Wayback Machine site: 

http://web.archive.org/web/20010306125221/http://www.mikeslist.com/1.htm

At the time, I envisioned the blog as an email newsletter that was also posted on the web. The web version is a blog. 

Later, inevitably, I embraced blogging tools designed for what I had already been doing. In 2005, I spun out a blog separately and called it The Raw Feed. Here’s what that looked like: 

http://web.archive.org/web/20051120120558/http://www.therawfeed.com/2005_07_01_archive.html

To me, a blog is personal, not professional. That’s what separates blogging from publishing. 

I have always published professionally. Even in college I published a newsletter. After college, I worked as a newspaper reporter and editor before getting into the computer magazine racket. 

Starting in late 1990, I and a handful of talented professionals launched Windows Magazine, and we all slaved away on that for the next decade. Since then, I’ve launched a few other publications before finally becoming an independent opinion columnist some years later. 

When you publish, you identify an audience and give them what they want, while simultaneously giving the advertisers what they want so you can make a living. 

When you publish, you have to write things you don’t care about because your readership cares about it. And you have to avoid writing things you do care about because they don’t fit the mission or the business plan of the publication. 

And that’s why I blog. I have a lot to say that my employers don’t let me say -- or won't pay me to say-- for one reason or another.  

After trying to satisfy readers and editors and publishers all day, I would retreat to my blog where I could write what I wanted to write, not what other people wanted me to write. 

Publishing is professional; blogging is personal. 

There’s a lot of confusion about what a blog is because professional publishers use blogging tools. People have come to confused the medium with the tools. 

The Washington Post uses WordPress to publish their news stories, for example. That doesn’t make them a blog. 

And I could use professional content management and publishing tools to post cat videos. That wouldn’t make me The Washington Post. 

Everybody calls sites like Mashable, Cult of Mac and GigaOM “blogs.” But they’re not blogs. They’re professional, online publications that have editorial and design staff, a sales team and a company mission to serve an audience and also an advertising business. 

What difference does it make what content management system they use? 

Fast forward to the Blogs of August argument: Nearly all of the push-back I’m getting about the Blogs of August are coming from people who confuse blogging with publishing. 

Google+ is a lousy place to blog, they say, because you can’t make money, can’t sell advertising and can’t develop a monetizable asset. 

I’ve also been called a hypocrite because my work appears on external “blogs” like Cult of Mac and Cult of Android.

But if a so-called “blog” is a business where you’re serving an audience and selling advertising and if it exists to make money, guess what? It’s not a blog. It’s a publishing business that may happen to use content management tools arbitrarily labeled “blogging” tools. 

I’ve been in the publishing business for 25 years. And I’ve been blogging for 13 years. To me, they are not the same thing. They are opposites. 

Blogging is what I do on my own time for my own reasons. Writing for publishing companies is my profession. 

So if you want to launch a publication, hire a staff, sell advertising and make money, I wish you well in your endeavor. Tools like WordPress, which were originally designed for bloggers but have evolved into professional publishing systems, are usually the best way to go. But please be clear about what you’re doing there. You’re publishing, not blogging. 

Meanwhile, if you want to blog -- for love (or self-promotion), not for money -- Google+ is the best place to do it. 

#BlogsOfAugust   #blogging   #blog   #throughglass  
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What a great exercise... I didn't realize that my business stalled due to fear... and once I knew what I was afraid of... I could then build up the courage.  Courage isn't about NOT being afraid... Courage is about doing something even though you are afraid. (I believe Nelson Mandela said that)

http://healthwellnessandsuccess.com/get-your-real-why-ask-5-times/
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OK. I want to say I'm giving up... but that's not really true... I will say this... I'm moving on.   My dream. (and it's not a bad dream)  but MY Dream... was to have a price comparison website that everyone could go to and they would have access to everything in all of the best and most frequently used stores... and .. the best part ... when they click through my site, I get a small percentage of their purchase.  I would get this from the store itself.  This payment (as you probably already know) is an affiliate payment. 
However.... I'm not a programmer, I'm just really good with software... and I've tried many WYSIWYG apps and settled on Wordpress... 'cause it's easy, fast and free. 
Three weeks ago the sister of a friend of mine posted on Facebook an interesting post... it was something like this:  Finally making money!  Thanks everyone. 
I was intrigued... because, well... I haven't been able to put that post up really... I mean, there was a little spurt of cash flow when Google changed to panda or penguin or whatever... but then... that died down. 
Sooooooo, I contacted Camille (the sister of my friend) and wouldn't you know... she showed me a freaking website that was AWESOME... not only was it a price comparison type thing, and not only could you decided JUST to search Walmart or Macy's as well as shop for the best price and not only was it fast, pretty and easy to use.... IT PAID YOU CASH BACK. 
You heard me...  FOR FREE, YOU GET CASH BACK. 

OK, hear me out. 

So, for years, I have been trying to get a handle on this...  I created www.schoolpromise.com, www.smashingcoupons.com, www.atticstairsshop.com  and more.... I had cottage style websites and www.smashingcostumes.com 

But what my websites were all missing was the great user interface... I liked my websites for what they were... but they weren't this... They weren't.... wait for it..... WWW.SHOP.COM 

Are you crestfallen?  Don't be.  This freakin website ROCKS!   First of all... you look for a product... and there... posted right on the page is the amount of money you will get in cash back.  So, you sign up for free.... you buy something from walmart online through this site... you get that cash back. 

NOW... There's more.  They a tool called ShopBuddy.... With ShopBuddy installed, if you visit a website that is a partner of shop.com you simply click the button and you still get the cash back and the credit... It's FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!

In all of my dreams ......  When ever I day dream about the type of website I want to design ... it's this website! ...sigh....  of course... my ultimate design really had less about you getting the cash back and more about me getting the cash back... but, I'm considering signing up with Market America, I would benefit if you used my email as a referral. 

if you go to www.crcashback.com you land on my sponsors site, let her know I sent you by putting my wendaoneill65@gmail.com in the referral... and I would really appreciate it!
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3 minutes of serenity! :) ear buds in please
 
Today's guided meditation takes you to the river banks as Deepak Chopra guides you through a guided meditation written by Rabindranath Tagore.
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