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1 year, 8 months ago on 5 Things You Wanted to Know About Me
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1 year, 8 months ago on Why I Believe in Social Media: Of Hope, Lost Dogs, and Bucket Lists
Mac OS X Lion was designed to save time with its Mission Control view, iOS-like Launchpad and ability to run several apps at full screen. Apple put a lot of thought into how the hardware and software work together to maximize user productivity and minimize extra work. With these battery-saving tips, you won’t have to worry as much about your Mac running out of juice when you need it most.
2 years, 7 months ago on Top 15 Ways to Extend Your Laptop's Battery Life
Did you know that over 97% of your thoughts are negative? That's huge!According to Pam Ragland of Have Anything, in the average adult 97.4% of your thoughts are self-limiting (or negative). Most of these negative thoughts are in your subconscious, so you may not even be aware of them.Since 95% of what we do is by habit, and since so many of our thoughts are negative, can you see why it's so hard for most people to make changes?
2 years, 7 months ago on 5 Elements of the Law of Reciprocity That Control Your Life
A vision board is a great tool for activating the law of attraction by keeping your goals and dreams in front of you at all times.It's also a great way to keep your thoughts positive, or to change negative thoughts to positive thoughts.Basically, a vision board is a visual representation of your goals. It is a collage of the things you want in your life.
You need to create a squeeze page where the ONE AND ONLY purpose of this squeeze page is to get visitors to give you their email address in exchange for the Freebie you give away.
When you’re just getting started, you’re NOT going to be able to build a high converting squeeze page right off the bat.
This is totally fine. The most important thing is to just create that first squeeze page and tweak it along the way to make it better. In other words, we’re NOT aiming for sky high conversion for our first squeeze page and instead we’re looking for INCREMENTAL improvements.
2 years, 8 months ago on Top 5 List Building Techniques for Massive Lead Generation
List building techniques – there is no doubt that you’ve seen and heard it time and time again that “the money is in the list”. While that statement is only partially true (the REAL statement should be “the money is in the RELATIONSHIP with the list”), you should, nevertheless, start building your own list if you haven’t started doing so yet.
Carefully pull the entire battery pack forward to remove it, and set it aside. Do not dispose of a spent or broken battery pack, but instead return it to the nearest Toshiba dealer. Additionally, do not store the battery in direct sunlight, heat, or near metallic objects. Instead, keep it in a cool, dry place where it is not likely to be punctured or crushed in any way.
Depending on the model of laptop you own, there will be different guidelines to follow for replacing your battery. Please consult you user’s manual before installing a new laptop battery for specific directions.
So if your 312-0416 battery doesn’t have the lifespan it once had, maybe it’s time to switch it out.
2 years, 9 months ago on Top 15 Ways to Extend Your Laptop's Battery Life
Everyone needs time to recharge their batteries on occasion. But for laptops to run optimally, they need to change them. Most laptop manufacturer’s suggest swapping out your laptop battery about every two years, which is largely dependent upon how much the battery is used. To get full value out of your power source, be sure to keep in mind the following guidelines before making the switch.
In order to remove the battery, save anything youâ€™re working on and turn the laptop off. Make sure the Power indicator is off before proceeding. Remove any and all cables attached to the laptop and turn it over so that the back of the computer faces you. Slide the batteryâ€™s locking latch to the â€˜unlockedâ€™ position, and slide the release latch to free the battery.
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I wish that I would’ve transferred to a different instrument. I was looking at the music123 site today. I like that it solves multiple problems especially with the Learn to Play music tools. The instruments often come in packages including a case but also with manuals. My favorite part of the site was the Cash Out section. Trade-in options are also available which I hadn’t heard about now but it would work well in my situation. This means that I may be able to trade the gear that I can’t play anymore into something that I can actually play. Have you either lost or revived any hobbies since you got sick?
2 years, 9 months ago on 6 Reasons to Keep Your Hobby a Hobby (and Not Make Your Hobby a Business)
I have had to sacrifice a lot of hobbies just because fibromyalgia so oftentimes is all about survival. However, losing hobbies also means a loss of self. I think that most hobbies can be modified. For instance, I used to play violin before I got sick. However, I was too tired to go to lessons or play in an orchestra. Plus, my fingers wouldn’t move that way anymore.
The first motivation killer is a lack of confidence. When this happens to me, it’s usually because I’m focusing entirely on what I want and neglecting what I already have. When you only think about what you want, your mind creates explanations for why you aren’t getting it. This creates negative thoughts. Past failures, bad breaks, and personal weaknesses dominate your mind. You become jealous of your competitors and start making excuses for why you can’t succeed. In this state, you tend to make a bad impression, assume the worst about others, and lose self confidence.
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2 years, 10 months ago on Health Driven By Fear is a Major Motivator
Marketing your brand, even on a budget is very doable, you just need a few tips to get you going in the right direction.
How do you build a strong brand?
How can you consciously construct how people think of you and your company, without having a corporate advertising budget?
2 years, 10 months ago on 3 Effective Ways Photo Sharing Improves Social Media Marketing
Yes, using the right photo on your blog can re-position audience. You see, a lot of people have no say in life, they find it very difficult to make decisions. Often times, these people resort to counselors to help them. I had a course Marketing while in College and one thing we learnt was that, consumers may not take action unless you ask them to. When someone is confused, the right photo can brighten up their life. I could recall an experience I had with Amazon. When the kindle Fire was released and started selling, in had no intentions of buying it. But when I came to Amazon, the mere sight of those lovely kindle fire photos caused me to flip out my credit card and place order immediately.
Researchers from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia, recruited 58 overweight people (19 men and 39 women) to complete a 12-week exercise program designed to burn 500 calories per session, five days a week. The exercise—performed on the treadmill, stationary bike, or step or rowing machine—was supervised in the lab and adjusted to make sure each participant continued to burn 500 calories per session as the study progressed. Before working out, the participants ate a fixed breakfast specifically designed for each of them, and answered questions about their appetite and, after breakfast, about their satiety. They ate whatever they wanted for lunch and dinner, and tracked their total calories for each day.
2 years, 10 months ago on Does Exercise Make You Eat More?
Eat right and exercise - that's the tried and true weight-loss formula... Right? Not according to Time magazine's cover story this week! The story, titled "Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin," examines the scientifically-supported theory that exercising won't help you lose weight because, even though you burn calories, most people just compensate by eating more than they burned.
I began my site to fill a need for a one stop place for trusted information on products rather than spending hours going from site to site. Â Prior to that, I had become so frustrated at the massive amount of information available on every topic which took hours in research gathering and sorting – so much that by the time I found what I was looking for, I didnâ€™t even want the product anymore.
I began with high expectations and was highly motivated to make it an instant success. Â I wanted to save my readers the time and hassle of research, but I knew I had to find ways to organize my searches in order to do them quicker and more efficiently.
2 years, 10 months ago on 5 Blogging Tools to Make You More Productive
t know if you ever thought about it but the most potent factor in any business is time. Â No matter what your field of endeavor, it takes time to do the tasks associated with making it a success. Since time comes in the same quantity to everyone, how you utilize your time is of the utmost importance in growing a business or building a satisfying life.
In blogging or any other business, productive time equals success whereas wasted time equals lost revenue. Â But you must find a balance between doing the work necessary to build a business and still have time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Â If you spend all your time building your business so you will have the resources to enjoy life, what have you accomplished if you donâ€™t have time left to enjoy it?
It might seem obvious, but it never hurts to re-emphasize the importance of personal discreetness online. Personal addresses, financial information, phone numbers, and other sensitive information should never be revealed on a public profile (or written on walls, tweeted, or even privately messaged). And while Twitter and Facebook location trackers are all the rage right now, think twice about broadcasting that information — you never know who is waiting for you to leave your home.
2 years, 10 months ago on Wildheart Social Media in 2011- The Year in Review
Social media is hotter than ever right now, and it’s not showing any signs of going away either. Don’t believe us?In 2008, Reuters announced that social media sites had overtaken porn as the number one Internet search. Since April 2010, Twitter has gained forty million users, and Facebook reached its 500 million member marker this past July. And 57% of Internet users visited a social networking site in 2010.Unfortunately, our increased access to others across the Web also means increased risk of exploitation. Here are a few tips for social media security that social networking fiends should probably take advantage of: They’re everywhere (especially on Facebook): games, music, dining, book, film apps, location apps and they’re certainly tempting. But just because someone sends you an invitation to participate in an app doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Remember that accepting an app gives third-party developers access to your personal information. You can scan Facebook’s list of applications for reviews, tips, and warnings about applications that might generate spam in your account.
Write at least five major pillarÂ articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good “how-to”Â lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn’t news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.
2 years, 10 months ago on 8 Blog Traffic Tips
And Adwords will allow you to get targeted traffic within minutes of setting up a campaign. It also allows you to quickly test what your target market wants and is willing to pay for. Whether your run an offline or online business, using Google Adwords for testing or getting traffic is high. Adwords will allow you to get targeted traffic within minutes of setting up a campaign. It also allows you to quickly test what your target market wants and is willing to pay for. Whether your
run an offline or online business, using Google Adwords for testing or getting traffic is high.
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Kick-Butt Ways to Achieve Your Business Goals in 2012
If you establish a strong position on something, think long and hard before changing it. While there are times when you should change such a position, if you frequently flip flop on the positions you take, then you'll have problems. People need to know, in general, what to expect from you.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Important SEO Tips for #blogchat Bloggers
Search engines try to measure personal (or organizational) authority the way people do. Your ability to obtain real links, fans, likes, +1s, or shares will be driven by that perception. In other words, don't go buying likes, +1s, links, shares, or whatever.
To suggest that company websites will soon be inside Facebook is to suggest that you give the everyday operation of your business to someone you don’t know, you haven’t vetted and someone who has no accountability. How long do you think you’ll stay in business. Also, some of the biggest web companies have disappeared or faded into the woodwork. This can happen to Facebook. If Facebook craters or they decide to change their model, what will happen to your website. Don’t forget when Google changed their algorithm what happened to the page rank of thousands of websites and the negative impact it had on revenue generation for all those owners.
Build your website and make it the foundation or home base of your web thrust. Then use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and all the rest of them as outposts to spread your reach outwards.
2 years, 11 months ago on Top 10 Reasons To Start A LinkedIn Group
Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter and all the rest are being stormed upon by marketers who use the draw of 500 million users as an excuse to convince their clients that there is potential for increasing brand awareness and pushing out content to these poor unsuspecting potential customers. What should be happening is that companies should be spending their time listening to the pitter patter on the sites and trying to understand what the customers want as opposed to trying to push more stuff out at them. Let us agree that it is fairly simple to build a Facebook page, but remember that your website is the equivalent of the reception room in your company headquarters or the storefront of your retail business. Would you build a great billboard to bring clients to your uncompleted or your as yet not started storefront. Yes people will notice your Facebook page like they’ll notice the billboard and you’ll possibly get great online visibility. They’ll still want to visit your website to validate your existence and you’ll be non-existent.
The reality of controlling your reputation online basically boils down to one thing – doing ethical business on the internet and tracking what others are saying about you.
Check your website hourly and filter all feeds into one RSS Reader for time and efficiency in monitoring. Also track your message boards and forums consistently. All of this may seem like a lot of work, but it’s not an option if you truly want to protect your online reputation.
Finally, accept the inevitable bad review but be proactive about directly addressing the concern. Leaving it unmanaged could damage your stellar reputation. Therefore, do what you have to do as a business to keep your reputation spotless and professional at all time.
2 years, 11 months ago on How Your Virtual Assistant Can Ruin Your Online Reputation
So you have built a strong online presence that has you climbing to the top of major search engines. Business is expanding and new leads are pouring in uncontrollably due to the work you’ve done to build your online marketing efforts.
But it doesn’t stop there….
Now, that you’ve built your online exposure to serious levels, it’s time to manage and feed it by staying on top of what is being said about your company online.
Without respect from customers and prospects you could lose everything you have built. Whether you are right or wrong, customers tend to leave in droves when negativity comes up surrounding a business.
So if you want to start establishing your authority in social media, you need start a Google+ business page right now. Compared to Facebook, Google+ is still fairly empty, which means you can carve out a name for yourself. When the average consumers sign up, they’ll be impressed that your page is already established on the social network.
While I can’t promise that starting a Google+ brand page will bring you instant new business, leads, or conversions, several social media experts predict that it will be vitally important for businesses in the future. Get a jump on your competition: start a page today and start circling.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Page on Google Plus
So, if you are struggling in your business and would like to work closer with a team of people to help you get to where you want to go, make sure you take action and get in contact with me fast.I'd love to hear your feedback and comments about the webinar ESPECIALLY BASED ON WHAT I COMMENTED OVER HERE. You may also see below and click on the Facebook share and Twitter share buttons + the Facebook Like button to share this webinar comments with your friends.Your Friend & Time Saver. Don't get me wrong, this is just a suggestion because I heartily love this topic.
2 years, 11 months ago on The How To Make Money Now Webinar!
Before timeline went live, it was actually possible to undo an upgrade to this advanced profile: Uninstalling the Developer application from your Facebook account would remove the timeline. But now all of this has changed.
A spokesperson for Facebook explained in an email to us:
Once you click “Get Timeline,” you will have seven days to review everything that appears on your timeline before anyone else can see it.
If you choose, you can publish your timeline right away. If you decide to wait, your timeline will go live automatically after seven days. Your timeline will replace your profile.
Eventually everyone on Facebook will be rolled over to timeline.
2 years, 11 months ago on How to Take the Suck Out of Facebook Timeline
Rashid Ali a college student from Delhi university said whenever there is a terrorist attack he is quick to criticize it, however, when it comes to links related to stories of atrocities committed on Muslims , he prefers to remain silent for the fear that he may be branded as anti national or even Pakistani.He was of the opinion that, though social media sites have the potential to help the moderate section to raise awareness about the correct image of Islam, such voices are far and few. He further added that unless and until main stream media highlights the same or takes some initiative only that could bring a substancial change in the mindset about Muslims, in the masses in general.
2 years, 11 months ago on Politics and Social Media Clash: Sam Brownback vs Emma Sullivan
Clash of Civilizations a theory, proposed by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, says - people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War Era. When America was attacked on 9/11 this theory came to the core and since then has been used to explain the deteriorating image of Islam as a creed among the western powers. Over the period of time Islam has emerged as one of the most misunderstood religion of our times. The community is left with two choices. Either indulge in the blame game, to find who is responsible for the current mess or better try and fix the issue and make a fresh start.
As marketers get sophisticated with planning and measuring their campaigns, we’ll find businesses paying close attention to their existing community members. An increased emphasis will be placed on building an engaged community as opposed to simply amassing numbers. This means community managers must energize their community members as well as engage members for a variety of things like product development, market research, and special product discounts, to name a few.
Community building and management is all about people, content, and consistency. This tactic will be widely adopted in 2012 and will become an integral part of community management.
3 years ago on 12 Most Overrated SEO Tactics (That Don’t Work!)
With Facebook on pace for a billion users, playtime is over. Businesses had in the past put lot of emphasis on the somewhat superficial numbers like number of Facebook fans without taking into account the quality of that fan acquired. What we’ll see instead in 2012 is businesses focusing more on profitability and a laser-sharp ROI focus when it comes to Facebook contests, Facebook ads, and Facebook only promotion.
Businesses will also realize that there is more to Facebook than measuring a linear conversion path from a fan to a paid customer. Marketers will be open to measure non-linear path of ROI measurement like creating Facebook-only promos to drive offline traffic. Retailers are a classic example, where lots of buzz and Facebook-only promotions will be done to drive foot traffic into retail stores. Besides large retailers, we’ll see an increasing number of small and medium-sized businesses adopt this strategy.
Knowing where to focus your time and energy when it comes to executing SEO tactics that will have value and drive rankings, traffic, and conversions is key to building a long term strategy to grow your online business.
Below you will find the 12 most overrated SEO tactics that don’t work. I am sure some of you will disagree with me on some of them, which is ok, but if you disagree with me, ask yourself if the tactic you disagree with is a long term strategy that aligns with building a quality online business and brand.
One reason that short sightedness is so common is that people feel that they cannot accurately predict the future. While this is a legitimate concern, it is also possible to use a whole range of business prediction techniques currently available to estimate future circumstances as best as possible.
3 years ago on The Near-Sighted Brand
Some commentators have suggested that its publication marked the beginning of the modern marketing movement. Its theme is that the vision of most organizations is too constricted by a narrow understanding of what business they are in. It exhorted CEOs to re-examine their corporate vision; and redefine their markets in terms of wider perspectives. It was successful in its impact because it was, as with all of Levitt's work, essentially practical and pragmatic. Organizations found that they had been missing opportunities which were plain to see once they adopted the wider view.
Besides accessing educational material, students will also be able to take notes using iBook, which will then be consolidated for easier reviewing. They will additionally receive notifications on information regarding their classes. Educators will be able to create their own courses using a variety of media, using existing Apple programs such as Keynote, Pages, Numbers, or now, iBooks Author.
Both iBooks 2 and iTunes U are available today as free downloads, from the App store.
3 years ago on Apple Introduces iTunes U: Digital Catalog for Education Content
This morning at New York City's Guggenheim Museum, Apple announced the launch of its iBooks 2 for iPad system. The technology is intended to replace traditional paper school textbooks with interactive digital textbooks, that students would access on their own personal iPads. Educational publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill and Pearson will supply content on the iBookstore, with most titles priced at no more than US$14.99. Mac users will also be able to create their own digital textbooks, using the authoring tool, iBooks Author.