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New Posts on AABlog

5 Mar

Rather than simply re-iterate here what I’ve already written elsewhere, I’d like to simply point you to my main website which has several new posts you might like to read.

Check it all out at Annie Anderson | Blog.

And also, look for some new stuff next week! I’ll be back writing about my experiments with the 30dc methods as well as other methods I’ve been learning lately.

As always, I’m interested in your comments, so please post!!

See you soon!

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The Father of Guerrilla Marketing — TODAY!!

28 Feb

Jay Conrad Levinson, the marketing mind
responsible for the Marlboro Man, and author of
the best selling marketing book series of all
time will be answering your questions

You can get the details to listen live tonight at
www.FeBeNe.com/jayspeaks.php?rid=117

and also…you be able to submit your questions
for the training…and get the Guerrilla Balance
Sheet if you haven’t for $7.

I’ll be listening,…

Regards,

Annie Anderson

PS This is not the same-ol’, same-ol’ interview.

Jay rarely speaks on webcasts and it is the only
one he has scheduled so far this year. So be sure
to go now to
www.FeBeNe.com/jayspeaks.php?rid=117

PPS And if you miss it, you can get the replay at
www.FeBeNe.com/jayspeaks.php?rid=117 as well…

Weight Loss & Marketing

3 Feb

Do weight loss and marketing have anything in common?

Absolutely!

How is that?

Well, they both require commitment, they both require a system that must be followed and they both take time. This year, my plan is to go full tilt on both.

But it’s not all about weight loss, really. It’s more about a lifestyle change – exercise, healthy eating, mental clarity – they all play a part. So, to document what I’m doing for health, I’ve created a new blog called The Weight Loss Papers. You’ll find it at http://theweightlosspapers.com. And I’ll continue to track my marketing progress here at internet marketing & more.

I’ve just secured an internship to learn more about internet marketing. I’ll be able to implement what I’m learning there into my own businesses. It’s not a paid internship but I think it’s going to work out well nonetheless, especially as things really get cooking with my own business efforts.

This year in addition to marketing, I’m focusing on my writing business. I’m just now beginning a new marketing campaign that promises some good results. My mentor is sure I can make upwards of $10k per month very soon. And I’m so excited about that!

What are your goals for 2008? Feel free to post in the comments or post on your own blog with a link back here. Whatever you do in 2008, remember to HAVE FUN!

~ Annie

DealDotCom & Twitter

13 Sep

DealDotCom

I just signed up for this. Thought it was pretty interesting. I found it at – Entrepreneurs Journey – originally which is a blog I just began following.

And speaking of following – I’m sorry I’ve been rather quiet twitter lately. Just had so much going on, I keep forgetting to update and post stuff. I’m now following some additional cool folks like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Seth Godin and Marlan Sanders to name a few. I thought it was pretty cool that within 5 minutes of adding Scoble, he added me! (Thanks, Robert!) I appreciate that. I think I’m now following everyone who’s following me as well.

Feel free to add me if you’d like. There’s a post here somewhere with all my “social” accounts but here they are again:

Facebook
StumbleUpon
Twitter
del.icio.us
9rules
Mashable
YouTube
Slideshare
Pownce
Flickr

Oh! I know what else I wanted to write about today. This coming Saturday, the 15th, Dr. Mani is doing his annual Heart Kids Blogathon and I’m going to participate for a 4-hour chunk of time if I can. Not sure what time yet, but probably later in the evening unless my husband takes the kids to the park or something.

I think that’s it for now. I’ll let you know a little more about Dr. Mani’s project tomorrow.

Sleep well! I’ve been up since 5:30 when my 3 year old decided it was time to get up. UGH! I’m *not* a good morning person. 😦 So, I’m off to bed here shortly.

~Annie (lsandrsn on the forum)
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Other blogs:
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Writing
Website

The Usefulness of Twitter, ala Gapingvoid.com

8 Sep

Gotta love it –

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~Annie (lsandrsn on the forum)
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Twitter
GTalk – silverlunace

Other blogs:
Main
Writing
Website
My New Site!

Rant: Partial Feeds

6 Sep

Ok – here’s my currant rant – partial feeds. I hate partial feeds! It’s annoying. I mean, I use a feed reader to make it easier and faster to read all the blogs I love and enjoy. But ya know, when you only offer a partial feed, I have to break my momentum to go to your page and finish reading.

Small annoyance? Hardly. My time is just as valuable as yours. If you’re going to take the time to write the blasted thing, have some respect for my time too and allow full feeds.

Really. It’s gotten to be that I’m deleting feeds from my Bloglines because even though I love the blogs, I just can’t take a bunch of extra time to go surfing all over the place to read them. That *IS* why I use a feed reader to begin with – to save time so I can read all the blogs I like. Not just yours.

So – please. Do your readers a favor and allow full blog feeds so those using a reader can be as efficient as they need to be. I doubt you’ll lose any readers over it.

But I bet you WILL lose readers over partial feeds. Like me.

~Annie (lsandrsn on the forum)
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GTalk – silverlunace

Other blogs:
Main
Writing
Website

Should the personal be kept out of business?

23 Aug

060110_macbook_pro.jpgA few years ago on one of my other blogs I wrote a post about what was appropriate content for a “business” blog. This was in response to a then colleague spouting off that I should not be so “personal” sounding on my business blog.

Well, for those of you who don’t know me – I’m fairly outspoken when necessary and quite opinionated most of the time. And while I am not afraid to speak my mind, that’s not to say I just go off or that I am impolite about it. In fact, many people have told me they’ve never heard someone put another person in their place so kindly or efficiently before or with such grace. But, really, that’s beside the point. I just wanted to tell you this up front so this will make better sense to you.

Anyway – back to the topic – here, in a nutshell, is what I think about keeping personal stuff out of your business blog or website.

Don’t.

Why, you ask? That’s a great question!

Well, because you don’t really want to sound like a stuffy 5,000 employee company that doesn’t give a rip, do you?

No, I didn’t think so. But that is what you will sound like if you keep it strictly business. It turns many a customer off. Some of us more than others.

When I go to someone’s website, unless they are a major corporation like Amazon.com, Wal Mart, or Macy’s, I want to know there’s a real person behind that business mask. A real person who cares, who is involved with their company, who appreciates the customer and genuinely wants your patronage.

I want to know when I land on someones blog, that they are a human with emotions just like me. And they’ll have a better chance of getting my business if they speak to me like they think I’m a thinking, feeling, intelligent human being too. Nothing turns me off more than corporate sounding bunk on the blog or website of mom and pop operation. If I want that, I’ll go shop with the “big boys” at Nike or Old Navy or whatever.

Just be real and people will follow you.

~Annie (lsandrsn on the forum)
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Twitter
GTalk – silverlunace

Other blogs:
Main
Writing
Website