After observing the users of promotion sites like TIP'd on Twitter, I've come to the conclusion that there needs to be an endless amount of self-promotion to initially move up the rankings. Nobody really cares more about you than you though. It just feels weird asking for votes. So I don't think I'm going to bother participating too often. I'd rather just focus on publishing good content here.
Tomorrow we'll talk about how a new hoard of students will grow up to be ardent fiscal conservatives and agree with our flat tax argument. We'll also talk about work place equality, dealing with cock-ups and one of my favorite inspirational videos for the rest of the month so stay tuned!
I enjoy posting every other day because I'm selfish and like reading other sites on my “days off”. Furthermore, there's such a good amount of community participation, it's fun to learn from all of you.
BG, David, LeanLifecoach, and Credit Card Chaser were particularly insightful this week, highlighting hybrids could actually be WORSE for the environment than gas guzzling SUV's.
Nobody Really Cares About Blogging Except Bloggers
Blogging is the best thing that I discovered in my career journey. It gave me the freedom to escape the corporate grind. Not only that, it's taught me so much over the years. And I really enjoy helping others along the way too.
In case anybody was wondering how to get an Avatar next to their name when they comment and input their e-mail address, simply go to GRAVATAR and follow their instructions. It's so easy to sign up.
Finally, publishers and readers should really think about installing the Alexa Toolbar owned by Amazon. For those who don't know, it's a nifty tool which gives you a ton of traffic data about the site you're visiting (supposedly 50mil+ have signed up). For publishers, it's particularly fun to observe your own rankings and see if they improve.
Favorite Posts Of The Week
* “How I Fixed My Water Heater Without A Plumber & Saved $400” from Len highlights his handyman skills. I learned that a water heater's bottom literally gives away over time due to rust, and it's best to replace it sooner rather than later.
* “Fight For Your Right To Be Miserable Once In A While” from Neal tells us it's ok to be miserable, grieve, and reflect. Bad stuff happens to us all, and we just need to soak it in, before we march forward. Neal says he's unplugged, so I wonder if he'll see this.
* “What Is The Average Cost Of Long Term Care?” from Jeff highlights some very important data for all who have parents or who are over 50 years old. The AARP estimates that 60% of people over 65 will require LTC, and the costs are $50-80,000 year if you don't have LTC! Parents, please read this post, and let's talk later about what you have so I don't have to worry. Thanks!
Publishers, please send me an e-mail if you ever highlight any of our posts, as trackbacks don't work sometimes. We want to know so we can thank you and help contribute to your site!
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