Posts tagged ‘Blog marketing’

A Lesson From “The Twilight Zone”

January 1st, 2010

We were watching  “The Twilight Zone” marathon on Sify and saw the stopwatch episode (“A Kind of Stopwatch”) — where Patrick Thomas McNulty gets a most unusual stopwatch that can freeze time. What struck us was the scene — the black and white  office life of the early 1960s. All of the employees — each at his or her desk — each doing seemingly monotonous, repetitive tasks — only to be interrupted by the favor of a breakfast cart, with coffee and a coffee cake. The protagonist, McNulty, is the oddball — in a world where oddballs do not fit in. In his narration, Rod Serling calls McNulty “the biggest bore on Earth.” He fills the office suggestion box with all kinds of ideas — oddball ideas — that have no place in this world (but could perhaps be a fantastic product for an internet store, a half-century later). It’s like this episode is a parable (or fable) in which the stopwatch is the key to escaping this black and white world. Only the story was written by someone from this world, so the stopwatch becomes immoral (McNulty uses it to rob a bank).

But this is what really struck us: Human beings are still doing the same damn thing a half century later — the same habits, the same lifestyle patterns. Of course we have and use the our technology — the internet, email, etc  — but we use it in ways that essentially reinforce obsolete routines. For example, we all get in our cars to sit on the highway during rush hour, to go to and from offices — back and forth, nine to five. We spend hours at our desks and hours in meetings. When we should be harnassing our ideas and dreams, like so many McNultys, using current technology to build internet businesses instead of filling suggestion boxes.

(original content by Rich Dog Millionaire.com)

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Bloggers, Others Could Be Sued Under New Regulations

April 3rd, 2009

The Financial Times is reporting:

Revised guidelines on endorsements and testimonials by the Federal Trade Commission, now under review and expected to be adopted, would hold companies liable for untruthful statements made by bloggers and users of social networking sites who receive samples of their products.”

“If a blogger received a free sample of skin lotion and then incorrectly claimed the product cured eczema, the FTC could sue the company for making false or unsubstantiated statements. The blogger could be sued for making false representations.”

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Easily Publish Video On Web Pages, Blogs, eBay Auctions And More

March 26th, 2009

Here’s a very cool,  handy tool..

As Gareth explains:

“Let me show you my simple ‘1-2-3’ method for putting ANY video on ANY web site in mere minutes.”

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Buzz Bin: Submit Articles to Over 200 Directories With 1 Click (UPDATE)

March 6th, 2009

This product caught our eye. If you are a blogger, you know the value of getting your articles picked up and spread throughout the world wide web.  Here are a couple of the main directories: www.ezinearticles.com and www.goarticles.com. But if you want to cover the universe with a click, check this out.

UPDATE: Here’s another product for submitting articles: Article Submission Wizard.

 

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“Blogging to the Bank”

March 2nd, 2009

As bloggers, we’ve been asked if there’s any product — ebooks, videos, etc — we’d recommend for how to make money blogging. One of us recently got Rob Benwell’s “Blogging to the Bank.” The package includes several e-books that focus on specific, singular things you can do to maximize the profitability of your blog, step by step. He has some cool ideas that will jump-start your blog. We like that he focuses on the marketing of blogs, and it costs only $37. We’ll let you know about some other resources as we come across them. BTW, if your blogging for dollars, you definitely need to bookmark Problogger.net — where the professional bloggers go. Darren Rowse has built a fantastic site for learning how to add income streams to your blog.

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