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click the gem to go to my shop
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Amazing Boy Scouts

One of the boys in my son's troop is working on his Eagle Scout project.
He was able to obtain a piece of the twisted steel beams from the WTC 9/11 attack. It will be the focal piece in a memorial garden. Because more than 90 countries lost citizens in that horrific attack, each of the Scouts also made a glazed tile representing on of the countries. These will be part of the memorial.

This weekend, the Troop will gather to clean out, prep and plant the garden where the memorial will be installed. Some of the 175 families who live in Florida and lost family members in the attack will be there.
The official dedication will be in February when the beam arrives.
To be sure, there won't be a dry eye in the house.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Part 2 I Choosing and Using Forums

Choosing Forums

Not just any forum will do. You want to find forums that pertain to your target market. For instance, if you sell lighting fixtures, you’ll want to look for DIY (do-it-yourself) forums for a start. Also, look into forums for contractors and builders. They certainly use lighting fixtures in their line of work.

In these forums, half of the work is done for you. You are already accessing your target market, but the rest is up to you. That is why conducting yourself well on these forums is an important cog that makes this type of website promotion run smoothly.

Using the Forum

Before you jump into talking about your business, think about one thing. If the tables were turned and you were just a regular forum member, what would build your trust and what would break it down? People spamming would probably make you mad, but people who participate and also help others, would inspire your trust.

Interact with people in the forum. There is a wealth of knowledge there. You can offer expert advice and get help yourself. Their advice to you can help you implement changes that benefit your business.

Use your signature line to promote your website. Include a link here along with your name. The more you post in existing threads and your own, people whose trust you gain will begin to click on that link and check out your website.

Internet forums that cater to your target market have a two-fold benefit. First, they help you get in touch with the type of person you seek for your business and second, you can establish yourself as an expert and use your signature line to promote your website.

Friday, January 29, 2010


My hubby just signed up a new client!!!

A New Day

Another new and lovely day. Lots to get done. Renew my DL. Work on some new pieces.  Draft a new article. Register my blog...hey that reminds me  WSVBNAH4RVCE ........
Register your blog.

Be back later.
Happy Day to you.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Uplifting stuff

Every so often, I hope to write something here that you might find helpful...
so here goes part one:

Connect and network with Internet Forums.....
i.e. Get your face out there
With so many people looking for jobs, new lines of work, to market their website, social outlets, etc.,
Internet forums are one piece of the pie. Are you using them?

Forums are places where people with similar interests can meet, exchange information and chat online. To become a member of an Internet forum you usually have to sign up on a membership site. This doesn’t involve any money. Sites want to keep up how many members they have.

The sites include other perks and ways to join in but the forum is where most people go to congregate and talk. You can use these forums to not only promote your website but also get a little extra that can add up to big benefits for your business.

Here’s how they work. Once you join the membership site, you can access the forum by creating a username and password. When you log in, you have access to all the different topics and threads (each conversation started by forum members).

Become a Familiar Face on Forums Where Your Target Market Hangs Out
Do you have the gift of gab and a lot of knowledge to share? Then you can promote your website business for next to nothing. That has to sound good especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on advertising right now.

Next: Choosing and using the right forums

New to the Blog world......

A little about us: We are a family of 3 with various new adventures going on in our lives. My son is an active Boy Scout. My husband and soul mate is a wonderfully talented architect, who now hangs out his own shingle. And, me? Not too long ago I started a handmade jewelry business which has opened up a whole world of new learning avenues. Not only jewelry techniques and design but web site management, FaceBook, twitter and now this blog. I love learning new things and along the way, I have met a ton of wonderful new people on line who are anxious to share what they know...
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