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I think every person that works in online marketing is asked THE question about duplicate content — there is so much wrong information out there about many facets of internet marketing, but the bogus info about duplicate content has to be one of the biggest problems.

I was very pleased to find that Jeff recommends the same thing that I’ve been telling clients and it works :) Without further ado – here’s Jeff….

Are you looking for ways to boost your Facebook “likes” – off of Facebook? I was looking around and found a plethora of WordPress plugins – but they are had lots of tech hoops that I had to jump through — so I was on the hunt for something easier.

Here’s what I found — http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

You can create a feed for your page, a way for blog guests to register through their Facebook account, collect fan page “likes” on your blog – and much more. Its not too hard – but you will need to be able to add “image” code into your site or FBML code. Take a look at the page, there are lots of instructions.

I just read this and had to share — great points : ) See – and I started with the 12 benefits to social media :)

20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Social Media

Written by jeffbullas on August 10, 2010

Social media marketing for business is new and not for everyone. It is being implemented by the innovators and the early adopters that love to lead the pack. It is also a very different way of communicating your brands message and with that comes challenges, opportunities and threats.

There is also the joy of learning new ways of marketing, with that there is often the accompanying pain of mistakes that comes along for the ride.

So maybe you should not use social media because it is not for you just yet!

Here are 20 reasons not to use social media

  1. You are a traditionalist and value the “good old days”
  2. You don’t want to be found
  3. You don’t want to be heard
  4. You have shares in the “Yellow Pages”
  5. You like spending thousands on media you can’t measure
  6. You highly value your perceived privacy
  7. You don’t want to hear what your customers are saying
  8. You don’t want any new customers as you are already too busy
  9. You’re afraid people might say nasty things about you
  10. You want to give your competition a head start
  11. Its a waste of your valuable time
  12. Because its only a fad and it will go away
  13. I like to keep things simple and it’s all a bit complex with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and all that stuff
  14. I am a real person and I don’t believe in those fake online social networks
  15. Social media sites are largely populated with people who have nothing better to do with their time
  16. Social media is at an evolutionary stage I will wait until it is more mature
  17. I don’t want to be overexposed
  18. If I subscribe or join I will be spammed
  19. There is something better around the corner, I can afford to wait
  20. Social media will reduce real face to face opportunities because I would waste my time online

Are there any other reasons you shouldn’t use social media?

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2010/08/10/20-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-use-social-media/

This is not promotion related – but a great resource for any writers. I have never tackled a screen play – but I’ve been on this call a couple of times and there is all kinds of great rewrite and editing tips on this call. Of course they are trying to sell a screenwriting class – but you will pick up some great rewriting tips – it also has tips to help you write tighter.

Last Chance for “21 Powerful Rewrite Strategies” Teleseminar

Have a screenplay to rewrite?

Using a professional rewrite process can:

    • Triple the quality of your screenplay.
    • Cause you to win contests.
    • Attract producers to your writing.

The more effective your rewrite strategies, the better your script will be. In this two hour teleseminar, I will present strategies to make sure your next rewrite will be your best so far.

“I have never heard of such a comprehensive step-by-step rewriting process before finding you. I started not to even get on the call because I just found your website a few days before the teleclass. But, boy, am I glad I did!”
— Dolores Wix

Best of all, there is no charge.*

Here’s some of what we’ll cover:

  • A step-by-step process anyone can follow to create a professional level screenplay that will be respected by agents and producers.

  • The #1 Key to Rewriting Success. Change this one thing and rewriting gets so much easier.
  • Three ways to turn ordinary characters into extremely compelling story people.
  • The most important question you must ask to turn dull scenes into dramatic and valuable scenes.
  • The #1 Reason writers won’t cut bad scenes. Don’t be guilty of this.
  • And 16 other Advanced Strategies for rewriting.

Whether you are entering contests or promoting your script to Hollywood, this call will give you valuable tools for improving your chance of winning and/or selling.

“It’s the best rewrite class I’ve taken. I’ve taken three, one was 2 months, another 2 days and the third six weeks. I learned more high quality tools in two hours with Hal than all of the other courses combined.”
— Kymber Yung, Writer/Producer

Limited to 100 callers

PRICE: Nothing…*except the long distance fees you pay to your own phone company. (Usually around $5 – $8)

TIME: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To sign up for one of these teleseminars, go to http://www.scriptforsale.com/rewrite_conference2.htm

I hope you’ll join us.

Hal Croasmun
http://www.ScriptForSale.com

OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT THE REWRITE CALL

“Took an (amazingly free) teleseminar last night on rewriting screenplays. Check out http://www.scriptforsale.com for a whole variety of classes, including — if you’ve been living right — a repeat of the one last night, giving 21 steps to rewrite your script, with lots of meat on those bones. Presented by Hal Croasmun, whose emphasis is on winding up with a script you can sell.”
— Chas Ridley, Author of 11 books

“Of all the classes and seminars I’ve taken, this was the most informative and valuable insights I’ve ever received. And I have been paid well, writing scripts for years.
— Ruth L Ratny, REELCHICAGO.COM

“Just a note to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I was on the
teleconference call last night. To say I thoroughly enjoyed it,
is an understatement. I really liked the way you went through
everything and the GREAT examples you used.

I learned more in our call than I did in a weekend seminar
with Robert McKee.”
— Ed Gillow

“It’s the most comprehensive and systematic source of
information about the rewrite process that exists.”
— Chuck Loch, Optioned Screenwriter

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Sharing a post by my friend Kathleen Gage about a call she is offering later this week –

Are You A Wimp?

My friend Sam Crowley hits you where it hurts with this video. He talks about the people who die at 25 but get buried 50 years later. Don’t let this happen to you.

Are you merely existing or are you living your life with passion? Are you saying, “Someday I will do what I love and live my Saturday?” or are you among the sleep walkers of life? Join Sam and me oh Thursday, May 21st at 3 p.m. PST, to find out how to move your life in the direction of your passion.

http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Sam.htm

Originally Posted at http://www.themarketingmindset.com/2009/05/dont-watch-this-if-you-are-a-whimp-.html


On the 18th, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. The book is about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. On Monday, the 25th at 3:00, Dave will return to the show along with, Kenny Fields, one of the men he rescued. Call in number is (347) 215-8201. You don’t want to miss this one as the two of them share the rescue details with Nikki Leigh. Callers will have the chance to call in and ask questions.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at http://www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net


On the 18th, Nikki Leigh interviewed Dave Richardson, author of Vietnam Air Rescues on BlogTalkRadio with Nikki www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. The book is about his experiences as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. On Monday, the 25th at 3:00, Dave will return to the show along with, Kenny Fields, one of the men he rescued. Call in number is (347) 215-8201. You don’t want to miss this one as the two of them share the rescue details with Nikki Leigh. Callers will have the chance to call in and ask questions.

For a preview of Dave’s book, download a free sampler which includes excerpts from the book and the complete first rescue story. The sampler can be downloaded at http://www.nikkileigh.com/var.htm

Amazon Link for Vietnam Air Rescues: http://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Air-Rescues-Dave-Richardson/dp/1434891348

For more information on Dave Richardson, visit his website www.vietnam-air-rescues.com.

Donna Sundblad
Tour Coordinator Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours
www.theinkslinger.net