Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dizzy Yet?

There is no way I could bike so close to the edge. Could You? Dizzy yet?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Adversity? Obstacles? Turn Them Around

"When everything seems to be going against you,
remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

-Henry Ford -

"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe-

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have."
- Norman Vincent Peale -

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Have You Been Writing For Helium Yet?

A while ago, I discovered Helium and find it very
interesting. I haven't written anything yet,but
thinking about it.

My question today is:" Have You Been Writing For Helium?"
and if so, how do you enjoy the experience?

Thanks for all the readers who will take the time to
answer this question.


Give Literacy To People Who Can't Afford it

I'm So Proud Of A Bunch Of Us Clickers, because thanks to this easy clicking website, we together donated 825 books on August 21st, 2007.

Won't you join us in our quest to help needy kids interested in reading at an early age? I promise, you'll feel really good about it. You'll sleep better at night, knowing that you are part of the solution.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

On My Wish List

I keep adding new things to my wish list and the latest one I added is a new floor for our garage. Frankly, our garage looks pretty bare.

I believe that a new colored tile floor would really perk it up and maybe give us the incentive of using the space in a better way.

I was looking at the samples of some garage floor tile and was quite impressed. So far, my favorite color would be black and white. Of course while checking the site, I found even more things to add up to my wish list.

I better work harder and make more money if I want to get all that stuff, don't I?



Saturday, August 18, 2007

Wow! Another Easy Contest For You To Participate In

It must be the Contest Season as I see them popping up on dozens of blogs.
I just entered this one for a chance to win $200.00 .

If you want to try your hand at it, hurry up as the prize will be handed out on September 1st, 2007.



Curb Appeal

When walking I like to look at people's houses to see what's special about their place.
Recently, I noticed some beautiful mailboxes and address plaques in a higher class neighborhood. So, I checked the Internet to check the prices and see if I could afford one.

I came across Mailboxixchange. Wow! Right away, I saw one that I just loved, but still checked out all the other ones
just in case I would love another better. But no, this was definitely my favorite.

While surfing, I noticed that the company also sell commercial mailboxes,not just residential ones .
Not only do they sell mail boxes but they also can provide you with a beautiful address plaque.In fact,the company has over 1500 mailboxes and curbside decor products. This is
a big plus as you can more easily coordinate the look that you want for your house.

It doesn't take that much to add some curb appeal to your house,a beautiful mailbox with a coordinated address plaque can do the trick.


High School Musical

Having a slumber party? Get dressed for the occasion.

High School Musical Wildcats Pajamas for Girls

Price: 16.99

These fun girl's pajamas feature a High School Musical print. The fabric is 100% polyester and flame resistant.

High School Musical Spirit Pajamas for Girls

Price: 19.99

These fun pajamas for girls feature High School Musical. The fabric is 100% polyester and flame resistant.

High School Musical East High Pajamas for Girls

Price: 19.99

These fun pajamas for girls feature High School Musical. The fabric is 100% polyester and flame resistant. "East High" is printed across the seat of the bottoms.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Grab a Free Subscription to Mini Mag for WAHMs

There is nothing like relaxing and reading a magazine in your favorite chair.
Reading the same articles on the Internet isn't just the same thing.

This is why Kelly McCauley started a print edition of her magazine.
She enjoyed reading a magazine in print and thought that maybe other WAHM's would too. She was right on!

Free Mini Mag for WAHMs
Now the mini mag WC has a subscription base of over 8,000 readers and growing monthly.

I've been a subscriber since the first edition and loved every one of them.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Easy Way To Make A Few Dollars

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Why Copywriting Saves You Time

Why Copywriting Saves You Time & Puts You Ahead of Most of Your Competition

A lot of home businesses owners focus on face-to-face selling, which can be very effective, but extremely time consuming. For the same time you spend giving someone a 20 minute spiel about your products, you could spend that time writing up some highly-effective promotional materials that can be used over and over again to sell your product to countless people. Instead of selling to one person at a time, you can sell to plenty with the same amount of work.

That's what copywriting can do for you. If you're not familiar with the term copywriting, it refers to the words you use to create your various sales messages and promotional tools. Copywriting can be used on everything from your business cards to flyers to brochures to websites.

The problem is, many home business owners don't understand the power copywriting can have in generating more sales for their businesses. They throw together a business card or website and then wonder why nobody follows up with them. Effective copywriting urges your potential customers to take action on your sales messages. If you use well-crafted copy in your business, you're likely going to be ahead of much of your competition.

Here Are Some Starter Copywriting Tips:

1. Understand your target market - The more deeply you understand who you are writing to, the more effective your copy will be.

2. Understand your product - Understand what is unique about your product and why it would appeal to your target market.

3. Focus on benefits - The features of your product are important, but it's the benefits that will sell your products. For example, you may sell an aromatherapy candle in a particular scent and that scent is known to reduce stress. The scent is the feature and the benefit is stress-reduction. People want to know the scent, but they really want to know what they're going to get out of using the candle.

4. Use simple language - Avoid using big words or long, complicated sentences and paragraphs. Respect the fact that the average person's reading level is likely lower than yours and make it easy for them to get your message.

5. Focus on your reader - When we write about our business or products, we tend to focus on ourselves. Instead of using a lot of "we" statements, turn it around and speak to your audience. For example: Instead of saying, "We value customer service," say, "Your customer satisfaction is guaranteed."

6. Prove your claims - Back up claims with real and detailed testimonials, research facts, etc. The more
believable your copy is, the more likely you are to clinch the sale.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

How Washing Laundries Is Like Reducing Debt

There is an excellent post How Washing Laundries Is Like Reducing Debt at Money Ning for August 6/07.

Here is an excerpt:"Many of us routinely wash our laundries at a set interval. We are able to start fresh with an empty basket because we clean up our mess before it becomes uncontrollable. This is the same with debts. Naturally, we accumulate debt through the use of our credit cards but it is imperative to pay them off every month".

Worth spending some time Money Ning to read more.


Saving Money Everyday

A few years back, I subscribed to a fantastic newsletter Living On A Dime. It's all about saving money everyday.

The advice given in that newsletter is like little gems of common sense.
Tawra and Jill, the authors, no only give excellent advice,but have experienced
them over the years. They are also co-authors of a few excellent books which you can purchase on their website.

Definitely, a newsletter not to be missed.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Stretch Your Money Travel

Even though London has kept up with the modern world,it has also kept its historic past for you to roam around.

Places like the London Dungeon,the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the Shakespeare's Globe are just waiting for you to be discovered to mention just a few. One never gets tired of visiting all the attractions in London. As Samuel Johnson
so well said " When a man is tired of London he is tired of life !"

However, London is not the only place that you should visit when in the United Kingdom.

For example Edinburgh hosts The Edinburgh Festival Fringe which is the world's largest festival.It has been running since 1947 and is becoming more popular every year. This year's Fringe runs from 5 to 27 August with performances at over 250 venues around the city. Of course, before leaving for Edinburgh,make sure you check for Edinburgh Accomodation..

In Manchester you can spend hours at the Urbis Exhibition Centre which features interactive exhibits and dynamic changing exhibitions and a lot more to visit in this town. Again, before you leave for Manchester, make sure
that you have reserved a hotel room, even if it's at the last minute Cheap Hotels In Manchester

In Glasgow spend a few hours at The Mackintosh Miniature Doll's house. Take the time to mix with the town people to really get to know the area better. But never forget to book for your last minute cheap hotel room in Glasgow.

And who can miss the Birmingham Hippodrome? "One of the jewels in Birmingham’s cultural crown"? -Birmingham Post- Don't worry about where to sleep when in Birmingham. You can always check for last minute and year round hotels rooms in Birmingham.

While in Cardiff don't miss visiting the famous Cardiff Castle which offers 2000 years of history in the heart of the Welsh Capital.You will sleep soundly if you made sure you checked before you left for Cardiff for year round and last minute deals.

Those outside London cities all have their own charm and should not be missed by travelers.

A good way to stretch your travel money when visiting the United Kingdom is to book your rooms with Cheap hotels in London.You can always count on them for last minute bookings and year round hotel rooms at discounted prices.

A trip to the U.K. could become one of your best memories.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

Make Money Online Free

I was just introduced to a fantastic blog Make Money Online Free by another admirer of this blog Blog A Dollar

If you are kind of new to this world of making money online, you will find excellent
advice on the topic. This blogger explains things in a manner easily understood by the novice. Even if you have some experience, you will still learn a few new tricks to facilitate your learning curve.

A site definitely worth visiting and spending time on.


Friday, August 03, 2007

Contests! Contests! They Are Everywhere On Blogs Now

Have you noticed lately all the contests popping up
on different blogs? I did, and the craziest so far is
the one where you can win $2500.

All you have to do to enter and get a chance at winning is post the following on your blog:
"Over at Ashwin's Blog
you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!"

That's all. Pretty easy, isn't it?

Go ahead, don't be waiting too long now, it
ends on August 20,2007.


Don't Let Your Child Slip Behind

As the new school year rolls around,parents start worrying
about their children's grades. They know the drill. Every night
the kids whine and procrastinate doing their homework.

The education system has changed so much over the years, that
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Free The Children

As part of a weekly new series "Accentuating The Positive", which is the brainchild of Rodney at The Journey
I would like to introduce two young Canadian men who are changing the world at a fast pace. Craig and Marc Kielburger are on a mission, along with their volunteer youths to build schools for impoverished children of developing countries.

Free The Children also provides Clean Water, Sanitary Kits, School Kits and Alternative Income for parents of the school children.

The Kielburger brothers are the founders of Leaders Today. A world renowned leadership training organization.

Two young leaders of today training the leaders of tomorrow.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Do You Have A Few Tips Up Your Sleeves?

Do you have a few tips up your sleeves?
If so, why not visit
and share them with other faithful readers.

If the webmasters at
enjoy your tips and decide to
publish them on their site, you could end up pocketing

a few extra dollars. It's not much, but it's fun to be
published in as many places as possible and it can build up
your published articles portfolio.

Enjoy reading all the other contributor's tips.