Saturday, December 15, 2007

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Tracfone Unlimited Carry Over

Tracfone has had a change of heart. They have always allowed your minutes to Carry Over.
If you have 80 minutes left when you have to add activity time when you add your new card the 80 minutes will carry over and add to the new minutes.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another 10 Tips blog

So now that I have posted one of my favorite tongue in cheek blogs here is another serious one---Rick

Top 10 Blog Writing Tips By Denise Wakeman
Most of the "rules" about writing for ezines and newsletters apply to writing posts for your blog, but there are some important differences. Keep these 10 tips in mind and you'll be publishing great blog content that attracts prospects and clients in your niche market.
1. Write with the reader in mind. Remember WIIFM? It’s marketing jargon for What’s In It For Me? That’s what you should be keeping in mind. Your reader will read your post looking for what’s in it for them.
2. Make it valuable and worthwhile. Don’t waste people’s time. If you don’t have anything to say, no problem, plenty other people do. So share their articles, do an interview, review a book.
3. Proof-read for typos and glaring grammatical errors. You wouldn’t go out of the house with dirty hair or missing a sock, so why would you publish spelling mistakes? Respect your readers by polishing up your stuff.
4. Keep it short and simple, sweetie. (KISS). Most people are scanners. You may have a lot to say and think it interesting, and it may be. But people are reading online and out of time. Get to the point quickly. Publishing short posts more frequently is a better format than publishing lengthy articles every few weeks.
5. Keep it lively, make it snappy and snazzy. Even if you aren’t a natural born writer, you can write for your blog. Just write like you’re speaking to your friend…or to yourself! Remember though, get to the point quickly. Keep in mind the journalist’s rule of 5 W’s in the first paragraph: who, what, why, when and where.
6. Link often. This builds credibility and positions you as an expert in your field. People don’t have time to know what others are doing, you should tell them. Linking to other blogs and websites also helps you build a network of associates who will in turn link to your blog.
7. Use keywords often. This will help you stay on purpose, and the search engines will love your blog. Your rankings will go up. This is one of the reasons we have you write out your purpose statements before beginning your blog. The clearer you are about your purpose, the more consistently you will deliver messages that are on target. And the more often your keywords show up, the better your search engine results.
8. Write clearly (short sentences, only one concept per sentence). No double speak or jargon; no more than one idea in one sentence- don’t make your readers have to think about your meaning. Spoon feed them. Use commas and dashes liberally.
9. Write like you talk. It’s okay to use common expressions from speech.
Go figure.
Don’t even go there…
Now, I ask you…
Gotta love it…
(And, remember the age group of your readers…)
10. Use a clear headline, and don’t be afraid to make bold statements (but don’t mislead people either). Make it snazzy and use key words. Example: Ex-Techno-Weenie Masters HTML Code
BONUS: After you write a post and BEFORE you hit the save button
Use this checklist to ask yourself a few questions as you are reading through for typos and grammar:
__ Is the topic clear to someone who only reads the headline?
__Does the lead paragraph tell who and what the story is about and why the reader should care about it?
__ Is the angle you've used likely to seem newsworthy?
__Would someone who knows absolutely nothing about this topic understand this post?
__ Is the post free of jargon?
__ Is it written in journalistic style and does it make an effort to be objective?
__ Have you peppered the headline and the post with keywords and phrases that will be attractive to search engines?
__ Did you remember to ask your readers a question at the end, or something to stimulate readers to comment?
__ Did you remember to write with the reader in mind, always keeping in mind WIIFT? (What’s in It for Them?)
Patsi Krakoff of Customized Newsletter Services, and Denise Wakeman of Next Level Partnership, have teamed up to create blogging classes and marketing services for independent professionals. You can read and subscribe to their blogs at, and
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A terrible Blog

Creating a Crap Blog in Ten Easy StepsBy Craig Harper
* Note: This post is a bit of fun with a (not very) subtle message woven through it. It's not intended to be a serious piece of journalism, it's no personal development gem and it's certainly no scientific review of the art of blogging. I absolutely acknowledge that I am a novice blogger... but even novices can make observations and have opinions. For my non-Australian friends it's probably pertinent for me to share with you that many Aussies are given to frequent bouts of tongue-in-cheek communication.This article is what we would colloquially call, a piss take.
So I've been living in the blogosphere pretty solidly for a few months now; clearly still a novice with much to learn but... I keep coming across this statistic:"there are 55 million blog sites".Now admittedly I've only reviewed 54 million of them but I think after much exploration and quality research, I've un-earthed many of the secrets of creating a truly crap site.
You don't get this type of quality information every day so you best print it out, highlight the numerous good bits and put it on the fridge (where all valuable information is kept). Even if you're not a blogger at the moment, file this in your really-important-stuff file because when you decide to develop your own crap blog, this will give the edge; a running start.An unfair advantage.Call it an ergogenic (performance enhancing) post.
Here we go; pens at the ready.
Step OneAlways use numerical titles for your posts like:
"Ten steps to......."
"The top seven reasons for...."
"Eight reasons to ....."
"100 ways to...."
Titles like this show the reader that 1) you know lots of stuff (very important) and 2) you can count (never trust people who can't count).
Step Two
Avoid original content and thought, at all costs.If you do have an original idea for your blog... ignore it.Regularly steal from others, change a few words and call it your own.See what most other bloggers are doing.... and do that.Why be an innovator when you can be an imitator?
Step Three
Call your blog something weird, ambiguous, mysterious and kind of ... stupid.Creepy even.That way readers will be so distracted and confused by your ridiculous blog name that they won't notice the crap content on your site.
Step Four.
Definitely don't have a point of difference for your site.Do your best to make it indistinguishable from all the other crap.If possible, make it look and sound like all the others.
Step Five
Take no risks.Be safe.Don't have an opinion.Don't get off the fence and definitely don't hurt anyone's feelings.Don't be controversial and absolutely don't disagree with any of the experts.Rather than write about what you passionately believe in, compromise your standards and values regularly and write about anything that people will read.
Step Six
Do your best to find an obscure, niche market and create a blog for it.If it can be in some little-known language; even better.
Step Seven
Write on things that you really don't know about, understand or have any experience in.For example, if you've never run a successful business, then you would naturally have a blog called something like "Business Success with Jimmy".Don't let the fact that you have no practical experience or real understanding of the subject matter hold you back.That whole 'successful track record' thing is so over-rated.
Step Eight
Have heaps of ridiculous crap on your site.Not only heaps of crap posts but also millions of ads, weird little things that walk across your screen, flashing stuff, noises, and heaps of you-tube videos which take four hours to down-load and buffer (whatever that means).You should have so much crap on your site (especially your home page) that people struggle to find your daily post. If they find it within five minutes, you're not trying hard enough.
Step Nine
1) Don't have an about section.... or if you do
2) Be as vague and evasive as possible.
People love the whole mystery thing.Readers don't really want to connect with the blog author.Obscurity is cool.If you do feel compelled to write about yourself, lie and exaggerate.
Step Ten
Write really short, infrequent posts (preferably less than fifty words) and talk about nothing in particular. If you post every day people will think your boring and predictable.Also, talk about your cat or dog using that special name you have for them; if you can weave the name 'Pooky' into your post, you'll definite get extra points on the Crap-O-Meter.
Good luck.
Craig Harper (B.Ex.Sci.) is an Australian motivational speaker, qualified exercise scientist, author, columnist, radio presenter, and owner of one of the largest personal training centres in the world.
He can be heard weekly on Australian Radio SEN 1116 and GOLD FM and appears on Australian television on Network Ten's 9AM.
Australian Motivational Speaker - Craig Harper
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