Friday, October 29, 2010

Adgitize - World Class Advertising On A Blogger's Budget

Adgitize is an advertising solution for bloggers.

It helps bloggers to get 'world class advertising on a bloggers budget'

The biggest advantage of Adgitize is that it will increase traffic to your blog.

Isn't that why you blog, so that you will be read?

Basically there are three ways to use Adgitize: you register and use the site as an advertiser, blogger, and affiliate.

The whole program is run on a point system; the more activities you do (e.g. posting to your blog, reading other members blogs, advertising, or clicking on advertising), the more points you will accumulate.

At the end of the month, all the points are added together and revenue set aside as payout will be evenly distributed to all the points. The payout is approximately 1 cent for every 5 points.

You won't get rich using Adgitize, but you will make a little pocket money, you will generate traffic to your blog, and you may even raise your Alexa ranking.

Advertisers can place ads in one of two sizes, 125 x 125 and 468 x 60.

Publishers can have up to 10 ads on their site (if they go with the smaller size). The more ads are displayed, the more points they generate.

Advertisers can have their ads displayed for seven days for $7, fourteen days for $10, or a month for $14.

The majority of members find that their points once converted actually pay for their advertising and give them a little extra money.

The affiliate program is very simple. Members make a $5 "finders fee" for every referral that purchases advertising, and they receive $1 each month as long as the advertising is renewed.

So what are you waiting for?

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Guide To A Better Life

Randy Pausch, 47 yrs old, a computer Science lecturer from Mellon University.

He died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.

He wrote a book 'The last lecture' before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007.

In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow.

May you be blessed by his insight.

Points On How To Improve Your Life

  1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don't over do; keep your limits.
  4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
  5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
  1. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
  2. GOD heals everything.
  3. Do the right things.
  4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  6. The best is yet to come.
  7. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  8. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
  9. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with, people you play with, people you work with, and people you live with.

Not only will it enrich your life, but also that of those around you.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Date With A Woman

Someone sent me this story. I was really touched and I want to pass it on.

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out for dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who has been a widow for 19 years.

But the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

“What's wrong, are you well?” she asked.

My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

“I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,” I responded, “Just the two of us.”

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.

When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she too seemed to be nervous about our date.

She waited in the door with her coat on.

She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.

“I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed,” she said, as she got into the car. “They can't wait to hear about our meeting.”

We went to a restaurant that although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.

My mother took my arm as if she were the first lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the menu, large print.

Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw mom sitting there staring at me.

A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

“It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said.

“Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation, nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's life.

We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.”

I agreed.

“How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home.

“Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack.

It happened so suddenly that I didn't have time to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: ‘I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there. But nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, my son.'

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I love you!” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and our family.

Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till 'some other time.'

Pass this along to everyone: with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent, and most importantly, to someone you truly love.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Finally He Stands Up

He is a retarded and autistic child.

His father is in the last and final stage of liver cancer.

His mother is no more; probably couldn’t bear to see her son’s condition of suffering.

He is now 21, a young adult.......

He has lost her mother since he was 8 years old.......

His father is his only hope of support.....

His father teaches him, patiently without complaining, murmuring, or giving up hope.

But sometimes he just can’t follow instruction......

And sometimes he can’t remember his direction.......

He needs his father to cook for him.......

He needs his father to change his cloth.......

He needs his father to accompany him most of the time.......

He just cannot live without his father.......

His father seeks everywhere for help.......

But his son is too old for orphanage.......

Too young for old folk home.......

And there is no other institution wanting to take him.

His father is at his wit's end......

Then a private welfare institution comes to help......

It is a great moment......

The father sews a note on every cloth of his son regarding his son's identity.

The father teaches the son the various daily routines in life......

The learning process is slow, with much pain and sorrow......

The father's sickness worsens, but he continues to help the son........

The father finally dies, and the son knows not what has happened.......

The son is finally on his own......

Learning to do everything on his own.....

It isn’t easy for him.......

But he finally is standing on his own feet now.......

.......Thanks to the father.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

They Are Not Merely Children!

Children are always brimming with anticipation and excitement. There are always things to learn and discover; there are always people to see and meet; there are always ideas to share and develop; there are always skill and ability to convey and express; and there are always feelings and desires to belong and build together.

Through observing, studying, and working with children, we learn many perfect lessons.

We learn of their never-say-die and never-say-quit spirit; we see their persistence, dedication, patience, achievability and search ability. We wonder why we give up quickly and lose hope so easily. A little more time, effort, willpower and precision is all we need to live, survive, thrive and prosper in this difficult and complex world.

We learn of their fighting, winning and team spirit; we see them coming together as one, cheering, spurring on, encouraging and whooping one another. We wonder why we can’t work as a team; be of help and assistance to one another. We tear each other down and apart. A little more kind, loving, caring, and tolerant is all we need to help and prosper one another.

We learn of their pioneering and enterprising spirit; we see them coping with adversity, adapting to changes and challenges, and remained focused and positive in their outlook and attitude. We wonder why we are so scared and decided not to try and venture. We refuse to step out of our comfort zone and we discourage others from doing so. A little consideration, contemplation, reflection, and deliberation is all we need to be more outgoing and daring in life.

Look at our children. They walk and talk together; they play and work together; they venture and try new things together; they laugh and cry together; they sing and dance together. Together we stand – a simple and powerful statement. A rude and arrogant loser and loner will never learn the joy, the pleasure, the comfort, the benefits and the need of coming together.

Look at our children, examine them, study them, and work with them.......

They are not merely children!