My mission is to help you succeed online.
So my brand is my name but when I bought my domain the dot com was already taken. I bought my dot net back in 2008 and no one has ever had any site attached to the dot com. They've been trying to sell it to me for years for $350. The thing is that their is an actress and a doctor with the same name so someone could grab those other domains and it not even be geared toward me.
That just seems like a lot of wasted money just to be on the safe side. If someone wants to stick it to you down the road, they'd find a way don't you think?
1 day, 16 hours ago on Protect Your Online Reputation with Domain Names
That sounds like a wonderful program Lori and I sure wish I had the time to listen to the entire thing. I will honestly say though I don't spend time dwelling on the past. I use to I will admit but I eventually learned that all I'm doing is hurting myself because the past can't be changed. We can do our best to rethink things or wish they were different but the bottom line is that they're not.Do we have to like it? Well hell no and I'm sure you know the area I'm speaking of the most. When we lose a loved one. I want them back so badly but no matter how many times I go over that in my brain it's just not going to happen.I'm all about the now, the present moment and enjoying it to the fullest. We're all so very blessed just to have another day on this earth so embrace it and enjoy it for the gift that it is. If we can help one person with a problem or just feel good about themselves today then our time hasn't been wasted.Thank you for this Lori and I think I'll bookmark your post for if and when I can find the time to listen to this series. I would love to hear what he has to say because I can always learn more.Enjoy your day and have a fabulous weekend okay!~Adrienne
1 month, 1 week ago on Why It’s So Hard to Change
I've noticed this when I've done a few searches so I'm not surprised at what Google is up to now. What, just saving some lazy people from actually going to the site and checking out even more information. Go figure!
Thanks for the heads up and what we all should be doing about this. Sure appreciate this.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Google is Keeping People from Clicking on Your Site, and What You Can Do about It
Thanks for sharing this information with us Frederic. I was familiar with all of it but the reviews. I guess you have to have your page set as a business instead of a public figure because I know that it's not available on mine or a few others I've seen. I might be a public figure but I'd appreciate a review. Huh!
I stick mostly with the organic traffic and I do ask questions every single day on all of my sites actually. I also share fun videos and inspirational quotes. People love those so you're definitely right about that. It's the interaction and the interest that you want people involved in and they'll just get more curious about you.
Facebook isn't my favorite site anymore with some of the things they've started doing that I don't exactly approve of. They can draw in the traffic though when you do things right.
Great share and I'm sure everyone else will appreciate learning these things as well. If you love Facebook then you have to stay in the know.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 4 Key Elements of Your Facebook Marketing
Hey Jack, trust me on this one my friend. 50 is NOT old. I'm way past that now and heading into the home stretch of the big 60. Still got several years to go but man I can't believe how close it is now.
My uncle is gay too and the only boy in that family. He's still with us and still has a regular partner. I still love him just the same, he's family.
We had our family reunion in July as well and had almost 40 of us there, still not everyone. We can never seem to get them all there no matter how far in advance we plan but I love my family. I'll see some of them again in a few weeks when we make that drive to where my Dad is buried to pay our respects. It's hard for me to understand those people who aren't close to their family either. That's just not how we are.
Enjoy your life every single day my friend and cherish the moments. I lost my best friend two days after our family reunion and he had just celebrated his 44th birthday. We just never know when our time will come.
Enjoy your weekend Jack...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/10/17/fifty-isnt-old/
You know Frederic, you make some good points here. I've used them in the past and each time I had good results. I didn't have to go in search of the best deal and when I got to one of my locations and found out they'd put me in a hotel with no air conditioning, I called my travel agent and was immediately moved. I guess with the internet everyone is searching for the best deal. I'm one of those people I admit because I was brought up that way. Most of my trips though for the most part are short weekends visiting friends and relatives so an agent really isn't necessary. The last big trip I took was 15 years ago and I did use an agent. If I take another one, especially out of the country, I would be inclined to use an agent for that one too. Just a time saver for me.Thanks for sharing this information and you definitely brought up some good points here.This is my first time to your blog by the way and I enjoy reading your post. I can tell where your love is. Have a great weekend.~Adrienne
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 3 Reasons To Still Deal With A Travel Agent in 2013
Well thank you Ileane for sharing my post here and I know that this is an area that some people feel they can't change but I wanted to be sure and walk them through just how easily it is to change.
I appreciate this share, thank you again and have a wonderful weekend.
2 months, 1 week ago on Pro Podcasting
Now this does sound interesting Tom and I've gotten probably a good ten minutes in but I don't have another 30 to listen to it right now but I will. I think this would be pretty important to know.
Everything continue to chance and evolve so I'd love to know where YouTube is headed now.
Thanks for this share.
2 months, 1 week ago on Where YouTube Is Headed
Hey Jayme,I saw this post in the Triberr stream and had to come by and comment on this one myself.Now you KNOW I love Dino and Dan and definitely approve of what Triberr has to share but I'm not doing the reblogging because I don't want more then one commenting system in place at my blog. And speaking of comments, I have not seen a drop in them at my place so I'm not sure what's actually going on with everyone else.I can appreciate everyone being busy and so many darn blogs to read but I'm bit on building relationships so I think that has something to do with why I continue to receive so many at my place. It's not that I have to have them but I do appreciate hearing the views of my readers.Great topic and thanks for sharing. Too many posts and not enough time! Yikes!~Adrienne
2 months, 3 weeks ago on No Comments On The Blog!
Oh @Lori ,
I know it's been a year and I can't imagine losing a child.
Unfortunately, this Thursday will mark a month that I lost my best friend. He just celebrated his 44th birthday and mine was fast approaching, three days from that day. We were seven days apart although I had many years on him. It was tragic and unexpected and had he not been my neighbor for the past three years I think the loss wouldn't be so fresh every single day.
I'm constantly looking back at the good old days now and wanting him back so badly. I saw him less then an hour before he passed and it's still a shock to me. I have tried my best to process this whole thing but I suppose like losing a child you don't want it to be true.
I can't imagine my life without him but that's exactly what's happened. So now I have to move on with things and keep him in my memory. My prayers and thoughts are with you Lori.
3 months, 1 week ago on Do You Miss the Good Old Days?
I don't necessarily worry about it Josh because I have nothing to hide and I'm a good person. Now on the same not I've been bashed horribly in the past but of course it wasn't warranted and it ended up hurting the other guy instead of me. My community was nowhere as big as it is now but they rallied to my side because he judged me not even knowing me.I think it's kind of funny though because there is an actress with my same name and I beat her in the search engine. I do love that.You know how I feel about having blogs though. I think it's the best place for people to get to know the real you and have those conversations so that way it won't go ugly on the social platforms. Okay, we hope it won't but we can't control everyone.Love the new theme by the way. I know I haven't been by in awhile. Rough start to this month. Oh and I LOVE the pics too Josh! Nice my friend. Now have a good weekend okay!~Adrienne
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Who Is In Control Of Your Online Identity?
I remember when I first started on Twitter I was so confused Tom and couldn't for the life of me understand how 140 characters could benefit anyone. Once you learn how to do this properly then it's really one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site.
I've never used Tweet Adder but I have used a similar software especially in the beginning to build up my following. Knowing the best times to tweet is so important too because it's not going to do you any good if no one sees what you share.
Really great post, chalked full of great tips. Thanks for sharing, Twitter is a powerhouse and people need to learn how to use it properly.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Twitter Marketing Using Twitter To Market Your Business
I'm horrible with hashtags Tom! I still haven't used them the way I should although I know they are the "thing" now. I understand that when people are searching for topics they use the hashtags but I know that whenever I've done the same thing it was like a bad search result on Google, nothing I was looking for came up. I seriously don't know why people love them so much because I've never had good luck with them but obviously everyone else has.
Thanks for sharing this and I loved the video. Very funny. Now, if we all just had a late night talk show right!~Adrienne
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hash Tags Find People With Similar Interests Quickly
My Mom is the worst about this @Lori. She holds onto things so much and she worries about things she has no control over. I'm always telling her to let it go because it's not doing her any good at all. I've gotten so much better about it because I know my future has already been planned out. All I can do is stay on the right path and know that it's in God's hands. He'll do what's best for me when he chooses the time and I need to just go with the flow. You're right, it's no easy task but it's the only way.
Thanks for bringing this topic up cause it's definitely an important one.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Let Go
Great questions Tom and answers too. I'm sure that the training that you shared here is by people who are having massive success so I'm not going to disagree with anything they said, I just know what works for me and I think that everyone is a little different.
I know for all the social media platforms that you have to find where your target audience is because they may not be on Facebook but instead on LinkedIn and Twitter. I mean until you do that research you'll never really know for sure. Once again, it may not be the same for everyone.
Love what you shared here, great to include questions and answers that people have been wanting to know. Very very helpful indeed.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How does a Twitter user obtain more followers?
Well I had commented on this post over on Google+ but finally made it by here after no internet for the past few days.
As I had mentioned then, I never use the auto follow mainly because I like to keep closer tabs on the people I follow. I know that a lot of the people who do follow me aren't in my niche so although I do like to venture to other content away from what I share too much of that is just out of control.
I'm sure there are a lot of people though looking for an alternative Tom so I'm hoping this will be helpful for them. Way to go!
5 months ago on Twitter Follow Back Tool
Wow, that really sounds fun having both of those events right there together. I'm not much on art but I can appreciate it's beauty. The circus performance sounds like more up my ally and I bet that was really amazing as well.
I don't know, I live in a very large city but I think I would still like to experience something new every once in awhile. Your town sounds delightful.
Thanks for sharing this and love the pictures.
5 months, 1 week ago on Some Circus And More
Wanted to stop by and check out your blog. I finally found the link and not sure why you're not putting it everyone on your social sites. But anyway I agree with you on the outsourcing.
I have issues giving away access to my site too. But when I started I was on a very limited budget so outsourcing the work wasn't even on my radar at that time. I also love to learn and I'm now glad I did it all myself because I teach a LOT of that on my blog now. I think it's great to free up your time so that you can do the important tasks as hand. I also know that Frank and Mark are definitely experts in this area too.
Hope the webinar was a good one. There aren't any dates on this post at all so I have no idea when it even was. lol...
Hey, enjoy your weekend and hope to talk to you next week.
5 months, 1 week ago on Overwhelmed? Outsourcing May be Your Answer
I've definitely been both @Lori but for the most part I'm an adventurer. I still may kick and scream at times but I'll end up going whether I want to or not. Some things I'm not as excited about moving forward, I'd rather stay where I am but we all know that's not always possible.
I have learned to live in the present moment and not stress over things I have no control over. It's no easy task that's for sure but it's doable.
Great lesson here Lori and I also love @Julie Barrett's attitude. Man oh man I would have kicked that goat out! lol...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Are You a Victim or an Adventurer?
Oh @Lori you're not alone at all. I use to beat myself up all the time as well because I just couldn't quite my darn mind. I finally got in a class probably about three years ago and that's when I learned that no one fully quiets their minds. Not even the monks so if I'm able to do it then they want to meet with me. I got a good laugh from that one.
I did learn that there are so many different forms of meditation. Anytime you are just quite even if it's just for a moment that is a form of meditation.
Each morning when I talk Kayla (my dog) outside to do her business I have a little talk with God. I thank him for everything, everyone, you name it. I think that to myself I'm the most peaceful when I'm having that conversation so I don't beat myself up anymore. I'm content, I'm happy, I'm in a very good place, I'm talking with the one and only so you just can't get much better then that.
So that's what I do to meditate whether that's right or wrong.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Is Meditation the Only Way to Realize Divinity?