Saturday, March 10, 2007

Life Learning Today Moving Soon!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but I have been busy with setting up my blog with Wordpress. I've finally gotten too frustrated with the Blogger posting tool. I've had to type in posts numerous times and when I edit them parts just go missing. That's just not acceptable. I still like blogger. If you can have patience, it is free.

But I'm moving to a hosted solution. This has been a bumpy ride too as starting with Wordpress is not that easy. I had problems with the first host and have had to switch to another one. The host will be installing Wordpress for me. I will keep you updated on my experience so you can benefit from the bumps I encounter and any mistakes I make.

For those of you recieving an RSS feed of this blog, I will have that updated. But please check in with the new blog.

Here is the address:

If you've ever made the switch to Wordpress and have some advice please add a comment! Thanks!


Monday, March 5, 2007

Why Join AGLOCO Today?

The answer is simple. If you sign up now you have that many more people who have yet to sign up who can potentially sign up as one of your referrals.

Bloggers are signing up in droves for this. Don’t be the last one on board.
What is AGLOCO?

AGLOCO’s story is simple:

Do you realize how valuable you are? Advertisers, search providers and online retailers are paying billions to reach you while you surf. How much of that money are you making? NONE!

AGLOCO thinks you deserve a piece of the action.

AGLOCO collects money from those companies on behalf of its members. (For example, Google currently pays AOL 10 cents for every Google search by an AOL user. And Google still
has enough profit to pay $1.6 billion dollars for YouTube, an 18-month old site full of content that YouTube’s users did not get paid for!

AGLOCO will work to get its Members their share of this and more.

AGLOCO is building a new form of online community that they call an Economic Network. They are not only paying Members their fair share, but they’re building a community that will generate the kind of fortune that YouTube made. But instead of that wealth making only a few people rich, the entire community will get its share.

What's the catch? No catch - no spyware, no pop-ups and no spam - membership and software are free and AGLOCO is 100% member owned. Privacy is a core value and AGLOCO
never sells or rents member information.

Sign up for AGLOCO right now! I would be grateful if you use this link to sign up, as I automatically get credit for referring you and helping to build AGLOCO. Thank you!

How Long Does it Take to Sign Up? About 1 minute! What could be easier.

Wishing you much success!


Friday, March 2, 2007

Good Parenting Resolutions

Here are some great parenting resolutions to try. Just because it’s March doesn’t mean you can’t come up with new resolutions today!

  1. No More Yelling.
    Make this a non-negotiable pledge. No matter what is happening with your child, commit to remain calm and rational. Remember that you’re the one in charge. You only lose control of the situation when you lose your cool. This practice will make you and your child much happier. (And no yelling between spouses/partners either! Children will follow the example you set. And kindness between parents makes a child feel
    secure and loved.)

  2. Get Enough Rest.
    Being a parent means being tired. It’s part of the job description. But there are many ways that you can get the rest you need to be the patient loving parent you want to be. When you get the rest you need you’ll be a better parent, but also a better friend, spouse and worker.

    1. Rest your mind by doing something you enjoy like reading a novel or chatting with an old friend.

    2. Rest your body and mind by getting enough sleep, usually 8 hours is best. Make this a non-negotiable top priority.

    3. Rest your mind by taking 10-15 minutes when you feel your energy waning to close your eyes and meditate (translation: let go of your thoughts worries for this time). You will be AMAZED at how much of a lift you get from this
  3. Say No. Say no to those things that are a drain on your time. Success in life means
    achieving your priorities. What are yours? Write them down. Then when other things come into your life, (invitations, magazines, books, TV shows, new technology, surveys, etc.) if they don’t fit in with your priorities then pass on them even if they seem interesting or if you feel obligated. You are obligated to yourself and your family first.
    By passing on things that don’t fit in with your priorities, you will avoid a lot of frustration because you won’t fall behind on the things that are most important to you. Every once in a while review your priorities and the time you have allotted for each to see if you need to update them.

  1. Play with Your Children.
    This is the greatest gift you can give to your child. When you find your child asking you for the millionth time to play or talk or take them to the park, it might be time to put the chores aside and play. Even if it is for 15-20 minutes, that can really make a difference for your child. It builds their confidence, self-esteem, and creativity. If there is something you must finish, like the dinner or the dishes, involve them. It may slow you down a bit, but it’s a great time to teach and listen to them. During playtime, let the child lead. Listen, praise, dance, sing, enjoy!

  2. Tuck Your Kids into Bed. Take time out to read, count your blessings, review the highlights of the day focusing on the positive events and the learnings from difficult things. Tell them you love them, how great you think they are, and why you are proud of them. Smile and feel the joy that parents are so blessed to have. This is the reward for all your hard work! Good job, parents!


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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Using Blogger to Make a Six-Figure Income?

I’ve read in a few articles that claim if you really want to make a six-figure income from your blog that you need to use Wordpress or something other than Blogger, such as Steve Pavilina’s article How To Make Money From Your Blog.

I’d like to conduct a survey of my fellow bloggers out there who either use Blogger or have used it in the past and who are making an income from their blogs.

I invite you to share your experience. In return I will add a link of your blog to mine. I will post the results of this survey in 1 month. If you want to ensure that you see the survey
results, please feel free to
subscribe to my feed via email.

Just copy/paste the survey into the comments field.

  1. Do you use Blogger?

  2. If not have you ever used Blogger?

  3. Do you monetize your website/blog?

  4. What is your average monthly income range from your blog? (If you choose to share this info I will not publish your comments on this website. I will “reject” it and it will never be shared with anyone, only as part of anonymous data sets.)

  5. General comments regarding this topic: (i.e. Do you think you have as much earning potetial with Blogger as with other platforms, like Wordpress?)

Thank you!

(Update: Thanks to AProBloggerMom for sending me the link to the post from where Darren Rowse found that Blogger was the #2 blogging platform used by his readers. Click here to see the full results of his poll.)


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Learn Foreign Language Free: Podcast Style

Did you ever want to learn a new language, but thought that those audiotape
programs were too expensive? Well never fear, free podcasts are here!


These are offered in 5 minute segments. The downloads through iTunes are free. There is also supplemental info available for a fee at their website.


Weekly 10 minute podcasts offered by British writer Ben Curtis for free. Conversation based. Supplemental info offered for fee.

Lessons include French language, culture, book & song reviews.

Free download. Beginner Italian. Supplemental material offered for fee.

This free daily podcast is based in Shanghai. Beginner to Advanced Mandarin offered. Supplemental materials offered for a fee.

Free occasional downloads available by a Natvive Russian living in the USA.



Saturday, February 24, 2007

YouTube - Free Hugs Campaign. Inspiring Story! (music by sick puppies)

YouTube - Free Hugs Campaign. Inspiring Story! (music by sick puppies)

Watching this will make you feel happy. Try it.