OMG!!! This is the FUNNIEST Video I’ve seen in a long time!!! So true too… lol
Dan the Man is THE MAN!!!!
So what did we learn from this video….. ?
On my radio show, “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G, I have a segment I call “Edumacate Me!” where my listeners and I try to learn something new from a guest I bring on. This week’s guests were some TV show hosts and executives at an online job portal who were here to teach us how succeed at finding a job and going on a blind date…. AT THE SAME TIME!
My guests, Marybeth Nave and Fritz Capulong, said that finding a job and going on a blind date are pretty much the same as you don’t know what to expect for both of them, but also, because the way to succeed for both is to “Create That Lasting Impression” that will make your potential employer, or potential mate, remember you.
We had way too many callers with questions and inquiries, but fortunately, our friends gave me more info for you to use before you go out on that blind date, or before you go out for your next job interview.
Hope you learn a lot and get a good “edumacation” from this!
Looking for a job is like going out on a blind date; to get that job or get another date with your dream girl, you must be able to create a positive and lasting impression.
Most of the executives and HR personnel I’ve talked with said, as much as they want to get the possible candidates among all the applicants it is the one whom they remember that they eventually hire. I can same the same thing with dating. Friends and acquaintances that I’ve spoken with said that they go out with the most interesting person they know.
The questions, now, is how can you make a very good lasting impression?
It is your strengths? Each of us are unique. We have different gifts to offer. Knowing your talents and strengths will make you stand-out. A common example is when we see a bombshell that is holding hands and walking with an average Joe. We often see comedians going out with models who are young enough to be their daughters. Why do these comedians stand-out? What makes these bombshells go out with these average Joes?
Comedians know how to play on their strengths. They know how to maximize it for a lasting impression. They make these beautiful women laugh and have a good time. They make people feel good about themselves.
How can you find your strengths? What do you like doing without someone telling you about it? What can you do for hours and not get bored? How can you make a difference with what you like doing?
How do you tell people about your strengths without sounding too proud? Tooting your own horn too loud will cause some people to tune you out or be turned-of. You must be able to do it with such grace that it is almost a soft sell.
When you are applying for a job, use the power of the internet. Blogging is very easy. Creating your own home page is now very affordable. You can ask your prospective employers to look at your site or for artists or creative designers, your portfolio. You can use Multiply or Facebook.
When going out on a blind date, ask your friends to build you up! You can treat this friend afterwards. There is nothing like a testimonial from other people; whom your date trusts, to build up your reputation. The key here, make your date excited to see you.
The key here is to make yourself stand-out.
People create an impression of us from the moment we enter the door to the moment we leave the place. To be able to create a very good impression, we must able to conduct ourselves in a very professional but friendly manner. If you are a casual, people may see that you’re not respecting them.
By being professional and friendly you must have these:
When taken all these three points together, you will be able to sell yourself to your prospective company or your dream girl.
If you want more advice from my guest, you can email email@example.com or check out his blogs at www.findurniche.blogspot.com or you can also contact MarybethNave@gmail.com.
You can also listen from anywhere around the world on Mellow947.fm
WOW! Lots of cool stuff on my show today! First of all, thanks to my guests on my segment “Edumacate Me!” – Marybeth Nave and Fritz Capulong!
Thanks for giving me and my listeners an “Edumacation” today. In case you missed it, they are both TV show hosts who work at an online job portal, Marybeth being the Vice President of Human Resources for that said job portal. They talked about how to succeed at getting a job as well as how to succeed at dating! They compare getting a job to going on a blind date as you don’t know what to expect for both of them and also because for both, in order to succeed, you need to leave a positive lasting impression that makes you stand out.
Fritz and Marybeth promised to send me a summary of things they talked about, so will have that by early next week. Also, you can contact them at MarybethNave@gmail.com and Fritz.Capulong@gmail.com if you have more questions.
On This Day – May 23
1568 – The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.
1853 – Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
1903 – 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1
2005 – The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure.
Mitch Albom, 52, journalist, author (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven), born Passaic, NJ, May 23, 1958.
Drew Carey, 49, actor (“The Drew Carey Show”), host (“The Price Is Right”) born Cleveland, OH, May 23, 1961 (some sources say 1958).
Jewel, 36, singer, born Jewel Kilcher at Payson, UT, May 23, 1974.
#1 Song Today, May 23th in the 80s:
|Forever Your Girl
|One More Try
|With or Without You
|Greatest Love of All
|Everything She Wants
|Let’s Hear It for the Boy
|Flashdance … What a Feeling
|Ebony and Ivory
|Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
|Bette Davis Eyes
Fact or Fiction
You can recover data from a failing hard drive by putting it in the freezer for a few hours and then reinstalling it in the computer.
While this method won’t magically fix whatever is wrong with your computer, it can get your hard drive working long enough for you to recover important data before it gives up the ghost for good. This generally works best when the drive is making a tell-tale clicking sound caused by overheated metal parts that have expanded. Freezing the hard drive cools and shrinks the metal so the drive will mount properly and run long enough (hopefully) for you to copy your files to another source.
DISCLAIMER – I have no clue if this works or for what type of problems this can really work on. Just found this online.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
May 23. An observance sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises, as well as their habitats around the world. For info: Susan Tellem, American Tortoise Rescue, 23852 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.tortoise.com.
Quote of the Day
“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” ~Mitch Albom
Guest on Mellow 94.7
“Edumacate Me” is a segment where I interview interesting people with even more interesting jobs who come with something to teach and “edumate” me and the listeners with.
Today, our guest was Nash Casten and his crew from TroyDizonDating.com.
They talked about the art of “Pick-Up” but more on the dating and lifestyle aspects of it. It was a very fun and cool conversation and I totally didn’t have enough time to ask them all the questions I had.
So to summarize all that, the main thing I got was that to be able to start “picking-up” girls, meeting girls, getting their numbers and even sleeping with them, you first have to love yourself. Girls won’t be able to love you if you don’t even love yourself.
So with loving yourself comes the confidence that will start to attract everyone else to you.
To get started in getting this “confidence,” you need to find out about yourself and be comfortable with yourself. To find yourself, you just need to start doing things you love.
Let me break that down even more for you….
Do things you love = Love yourself = Others love you = Confidence = PIMP!
Yeah… I think that the E=MC2 of dating. Lol. But don’t take my word for it contact the experts, at TroyDizonDating.com, for more info.
(do let me know if you’re going to take a class with them as I’d love to have a follow up on our show with you talking about your experience.)
On This Day – May 9
1785 – British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1899 – Lawn mower patented
1914 – Pres Wilson proclaims Mother’s Day
1946 – 1st hour long entertainment TV show, “NBC’s Hour Glass” premieres
1960 – US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1962 – Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
#1 Song Today, May 9th in the 80s:
|I’ll Be There for You
|Anything for You
|Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
|(I Just) Died in Your Arms
|West End Girls
|The Pet Shop Boys
|Crazy for You
|Ebony and Ivory
|Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
|Morning Train (9 to 5)
Fact or Fiction
For the 2010 Philippine Elections:
Each person only gets ONE ballot to vote. No one will be given a second ballot even if they made mistakes. – FACT
You need to know how to use computers to vote. – FICTION
A voter doesn’t need to touch anything on the PCOS Machine, the Board of Elections Inspector will do it for you! Don’t worry! The BEI’s know how to use them, they have been properly trained by the government. That means that people who don’t know anything about computers can still vote! The only thing you should care about is that you should shade the ovals in the ballots and make sure you insert it to the PCOS Machine correctly.
Do not tear the ballot nor but unnecessary marks on it! This will either not be counted or will be marked as invallid. There is only one ballot per person so use it wisely!
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
Victory Day (Russia)
In Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries of former Soviet Union, the day of Victory over Nazi Germany was celebrated on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender actually entered into force (May 8, 1945 at 23:01), it was already May 9 by Moscow Time. Some post-Soviet countries, most notably The Russian Federation, have continued the tradition.
Quote of the Day
“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” ~George Jean Nathan
“Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.”
Very excited to be at The Digital Lab – internet marketing seminar put together by BBDO and Proximity Worldwide! Great list of speakers and already learning a lot about today’s online media space.
Here are the speakers at The Digital Lab powered by BBDO & Proximity Worldwide:
Richard Fraser – Regional Managing Director of Proximity Asia
Anand Tilak – Head of CPG, Finance, Education & Government category Google South East Asia
George Foo – Chief Operating Officer ihub Media Pte Ltd. Official Sales Partner Facebook in Southeast Asia
Samir Ahmed – Country Head of Deploy Digital
Read more about the speakers here – Digital Lab Speakers
It’s funny how no one is ever really an expert with social media and online marketing. The playing field keeps changing and it keeps getting more interesting.
So far, some interesting fact’s I’ve gotten, while barely 1/4 of the way through this, is that:
Anyway, I’ll write another post later on with new info after I get them.
It hasn’t been too long yet since I started my job as a radio DJ on Mellow 94.7. It’s one of those jobs that I thought could only be a dream, and no more. Fortunately for me, I never really limited myself with my own glass ceiling and instead, naively set out to conquer the world.
Now as most of you know, there are many things in life that seem extremely simple from the outside looking in. This false impression makes many Guinness world records seem easy enough for a child to accomplish, but can be unexplainably complicated when you’re doing it yourself. Well, DJing, is not really one of those jobs. It’s pretty easy, if you don’t stress out like an autistic genius in a room full of network marketers. Well, right now, I’m that autistic dude with pyramid scheming fudgetards approaching me left and right.
I don’t know why, but I have a tendency to want everything to be perfect, and it stresses me out when it’s not. Furthermore, I like planning things out two weeks in advance. So when I’m sitting in that DJ booth, two things usually happen. One – I try to plan the perfect shpeal uhhhh….. stutter… stutter…. I mean…. spiel… the perfect spiel every time I go on air. And two – I try to plan out the next hour full of adlibs, greetings, song requests, music, ads, time checks, sponsorships and the kitchen sink! Often, this results in a cluster f*ck of craziness.
So instead, I sat myself down and remembered the last time I was in a high pressure situation. It was my junior year of college and I (for reasons I still do not comprehend) ran as president for this international business organization, and WON. I was there at the first meeting with my team discussing (what seemed to be) the 500 tasks we had to accomplish within 8 weeks. This included raising a few thousand dollars, organizing two charity events, setting up professional mixers, interviewing about 50 professionals, taking in-depth exams per week, preparing presentations every week and more! Just imagine Donald Trump’s show, “The Apprentice,” with less glamor, more work and MORE DONALDS breathing down your neck!
I almost had a nervous breakdown that night.
With ways unknown to me, I somehow made it through that first meeting. Then, I somehow made it through the first night, then the next morning, the next afternoon, the next day and so on. Eight weeks later, I was amazingly able to accomplish all the goals set out for me and my team. What I realized, was that you have to take things one step at a time.
“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb
I was stressing out when I thought of ALL the millions of things I had to do for the next eight weeks. Coz let me tell you, there was A LOT! But, if I break it down to one task at a time – one phone call, one email, one idea, one little meeting; then the big giant stress ball doesn’t seem so huge anymore.
I realized this while I was at work today. I started to just worry about my next song, instead of the next 240 minutes. There is a lot you do need to do in radio – pick your songs, read some greetings, check messages sent over text, messages on Facebook, read the ads, make sure the right ads are playing, play sponsored songs, make sure your volume is ok, prepare the phone patch, get your background music going, give a time check, talk into the mic, get your news ready, then all back to getting the next song ready again coz the amount of time it took me to write this already caused that one song to pass….
Get it? Lots to do. But, instead of stressing on all that. I just need to take things one song at a time. It makes everything a lot simpler.
Somehow, they haven’t fired me yet from this DJing thing. So I guess I must be doing ok. One song at a time, I’m pretty good at that.
“Yard by yard, life is hard. But inch by inch, life’s a cinch!” -anonymous quote
Anyway, that’s my two cents for the day. Hope it helps you somehow. But I gotta go now…. My next song is up…
“Hey what’s up you’ve found “The G-Spot” Radio Show with me, DJ Vince G!”
“Up next is the song….”
Life Happens… One Song at a Time
Find “The G-Spot” with DJ Vince G
I just found out about this organization, the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI), as I was asked by my friends, at Ex-Link Events to speak and host their awards night.
It’s a cool organization that helps college kids to get a feel for the corporate business world. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of professionalism and drive that the college students had.
See each college / university has it’s own chapter of the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI). Each chapter represents a company that the students need to run and manages just like a regular corporation. They have products to sell, campaigns to market, customers to satisfy and deadlines to meet. At the end of every year, they all come together for an annual toast and awards ceremony to honor the stand-outs of each university.
JAPI IN A NUTSHELL
Junior Achievement is a singular achievement of a unique youth development program for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders.
In JA, you “learn business by doing business”.
JA is a practical economic education program
Organized and manage your own small scale business
Guided by adult advisers/consultants from the business community
You can find out more about JAPI on their website http://japionline.org
It sort of reminds me of my business organization from my own alma mater San Diego State University (SDSU). I was the President of the premier international co-ed business fraternity – Alpha Kappa Psi. This decision of mine to join an organization that promoted growth, professionalism and leadership was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Not just because of all that professional mumbo jumbo, but also because I met like minded individuals whom I know now as my best friends.
Just thought I’d share some thoughts on this in case anyone still in school is reading. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend that you find and join an organization that is in tune with your own personal ideals. Whatever it may be, just get involved. Join an glee club if you like singing, join a cosplay club if you like anime, join a dance club if you like dancing, join a drama club if you like acting. Whatever it is you like, find others who enjoy it to and surround yourself with people who will accept you for who you are and push you to greater heights within that realm.
Just my two cents. AKPsi for life!
And here are some pics from my college organization. The premier international co-ed business fraternity from San Diego State University (SDSU) the Mu Sigma (MS) chapter of – Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)
Speaking at the Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI) Awards Night
First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then, I was dying to finish college and start working.
Then, I was dying to marry and have children.
And then, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work.
But then, I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying……
And suddenly realized, I forgot to live.
To make money we lose our health,
and then to restore our health we lose our money…
We live as if we are never going to die,
and we die as if we never lived….
More on staying young:
If’ you’re not starting your online marketing then you are seriously hurting yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything too complicated or strategic, but simply maintaining a Facebook or Twitter account may be enough to keep you in the loop.
Have a blog? Even better! The digital age is upon us and getting familiar with it is a necessity for you and your business to survive.
It’s quite a different market here in the Philippines where the internet is just now emerging as a platform for advertising and marketing. Even now, in 2010, it still has yet to reach it’s full potential. It may actually be a few more years before we actually see what the internet is fully capable of doing. That’s why the internet bloggers, marketers, twitters and SEOers of TODAY will be the sought after leaders and experts when that time comes for Asia, and the Philippines in particular, to use the full potential of the internet.
Want to learn more about the net? Well I recommend starting a blog, getting a Twitter account and maintaining your Facebook account on a regular basis. Just start with that. On Twitter, follow the experts I mentioned in an earlier post (Top Twitters to Follow on Twitter) and you should start getting info on how to go about with online marketing and branding.
Some interesting facts and statistics from the video:
Very interesting numbers to think about. So, how are you going to communicate to your audience TODAY????
So what do you think is the Importance of New Media Marketing TODAY?
If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears it, did the tree really fall? If you have the BEST blog post in the world, but no one clicks on it… well… you get my point.
Writing an eye catching / click suckling HEADLINE is often more important than the actual content itself. I mean, you can have the best story or blog post in the world, but if no one clicks on it to read it, then it’ll be nothing but another lost blog post in the vast spaces of the internet.
So here we “Digg” for help from Digg.com to see how to write the best blog titles or headlines. EVER. Let’s see which headlines got the most clicks from 2009 and what techniques we can use to get the same results!
(Thanks to my Advance Internet Marketing Mentor, Jomar Hilario, for inspiring these priceless lessons. To find out more about him or to join his Advance Internet Marketing Classes, check out http://jomarhilario.com)
Here are a few tips on how you should draft your next headlines or blog titles! Also, I attached pics of the actual headlines used on the popular news story voting website, Digg.com that got the most Diggs (or clicks) from that Digg community. Let’s learn from the masters.
1. Big Corporations Doing Injustice to Small Things
It’s the classic David vs Goliath story. Everyone wants to hear about, and route for, the less powerful underdog who is somehow being mistreated by the giant tyrant. People will click on that headline of the little guy trying to overcome the injustice brought about by some power-tripping big guy. You click on this title beacause you relate to stories like this and quickly associate yourself with the underdog, hoping to one day overcome your own big corporate injustices. Stick it to the man, just like we want to but don’t have the guts to do!
2. Eavesdropping Stories with Personal Info
As much as you may hate to admit it, we’re all intrigued by personal stories of personal lives with even more personal dirt, drama and secrets. We’ll click on that very real story of something happening to someone else and mock them for how stupid, crazy or idiotic they may be. Laughing at someone else’s expense is always a leisure that we unfortunately enjoy a bit too much. We each have our own little skeletons in our closets and it’s just funny to see how others react when theirs come out. I swear my mouse has a mind of it’s own and clicks on these controversial headlines. Exclusive leaked top secret stories sell!
3. This is Why I Love _____ !!!!!
Good stories that are passionate and well written usually stem from extreme feelings. Loving something so much that you write an article about it is usually a great idea that translates into great writing. Your viewers can relate to you liking or loving something just as they do themselves. So write about what you love and share it with the world. Chances are, they’ll click on this headline to find out more about what you love and why you love it.
4. Best ____ I’ve Seen Today that Will Surely Make You Smile
99.999999% of people like smiling. So why would anyone not want to click on something that will make them smile?
5. Mention “Facebook” “Twitter” or other popular sites
It’s already popular, so ride that wave! You’ll click on these headlines because it possibly holds relevant information or stories to something you use or associate yourself with.
6. “Did you know? It will BLOW YOUR MIND!”
Don’t ask and don’t change anything. This is as good as it comes!
“Did you know?” Well, you probably didn’t know since you don’t even know what this headline is talking about, and mind blowing things are really cool So you’ll click. You know you will.
7. Why ____ should rethink _____
You’ll click on this because it challenges something you like. You immediately relate to it and wonder: “Why the hell should I rethink _____!!??!?!” So you click on it.
8. How _____ should have ended…
Insert popular movie title in the blank for this headline. Again, riding a wave of popularity already. You can plug in whatever advocacy or product your selling as long as you do it in a semi comedic way. Spoof it, and they will come…
9. The ____ of the future has arrived
You definitely want to know what happens in the future. No one really knows this, but we’re intrigued to hear, see and read about predictions. I predict that in the future, you will click on a headline that talks about how things will be in the future.
10. Best. ___. EVER.
If it’s the best EVER, then it has to be clicked on! In fact, clicking on headlines that talk about best things EVER, is the best idea. EVER.
11. Insert “Cat” anywhere
Cat Kitty Kitten Cute-Lil-Kitty-Witty…. doesn’t matter, but in this LOLCATS crazy world of ours, having cats online is nothing but a good thing. Not sure why but it’s been proven time and again, that the internet loves cats and / or little cute furry things. So referencing kitties, bunnies and puppies, as well as adding pictures of them, will just make people smile and want to share that smile with others (refer to: tip # 4 on headlines that will surely make you smile).
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEBBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.
Live your life, with nothing to lose
Whatever you want, whenever you choose
Make a difference, help out
Give some time to those without
Take risks, love, dance and thrive
Enjoy this time we are alive!
And for more tips on How To Stay Forever Young, check out this post from George Carlin with his hilarious thoughts on aging – George Carlin on age
Whenever people ask me, “How’s life?” I tend to always say “Wonderful, busy and fun!”
It’s wonderful because I surround myself with amazing people who love me. It’s busy because I keep it that way so that I can keep growing and learning. It’s fun because I never shy away from adventure and anything that will allow me to tell a funny story after doing it.
Just got me thinking, that if you can’t sum up how life is, in that kind of a sentence with those kind of words then maybe there are changes past due that you need to adhere to in your life.
Life should really be simple, with a few complexities shared with those closest to you. If life isn’t “Wonderful, busy and fun” for you, how would you describe it then?
If you get caught between a geeked out crossfire of tech words, or a blogger gathering of epic proportions, then you may have heard the geekish holy grail known as a high “PageRank.” Being a new web citizen or new blogger, you’ve probably heard this term get thrown out by your internet consultant who continually brags about how his PageRank 5 (PR5) site had gotten a link from some other famous PR7 site… This of course, means as much to you as the meows your cat gives you as he stares at you from his little kitty corner known as your sink.
So to break down the importance and meaning of a “Google PageRank” let’s start off by imagining you have a website that sells cellphones. Now, as you may or may not know, there are a hundred thousand kazillion other sites that sells cellphones online. Which is where our problem arises. Either way, YOU set up an online cellphone store which we will now call “CellPhone Store X“
Now imagine that I’m a consumer, willing and ready to buy a cellphone online. Problem is, I have no clue where to go online to buy a cellphone. So I do what any other average consumer does, I search for it, and as most people do, I would probably use Google as my search engine. Now I type in something like “buy cellphone online” and I will probably get millions (27,300,000 to be exact) of web pages back from good ol’ Google.
Question is, where does YOUR “CellPhone Store X” fall in with the other 27,300,000 sites? Well probably somewhere between 12,563,905 and who-gives-a- f$#%*.
Since you didn’t really do much Search Engine Optimization (SEO) then your webpage just comes out somewhere lost in the kazillions of other pages. On the other hand, those people who did optimize their websites most likely are on the top of this Google search query. Meaning they are the first sites listed after you search for the words “buycellphone online.”
Thus lies the importance of Google’s PageRank. It is a page ranking system that rates how important your page is. A web page can be ranked from 1 -10 with 10 being the highest. The higher your rank = a higher position when people search for terms related to your content.
To check your PageRank, you can check out this PageRank checker site.
Most people will never see a pagerank of 1. In fact, just getting to a PageRank of 1 is pretty impressive since it already entails lots of work and time invested.
How do you get your ranking higher include multiple facets but most importantly are LINKS and KEYWORDS.
Google ranks pages higher if lots of other pages LINK to it. Obviously, a site like CNN.com has countless other sites referencing and linking to it. While KEYWORDS are the number of times the searched terms are mentioned within your site. Be careful with this though as there is an overkill where using the words too much actually hurts your PageRank score.
Anyway, that’s pretty much the importance of PageRank in a nutshell. Will get more into details of how to raise your PageRank in future articles.
Chatting with one of my best friends from San Diego, Gloria Tan, who moved to Australia and I asked her what her plan is? She responded with the quote above and it just really made my day.
It’s nice to know that I’ve surrounded myself with people who have the same values as me. People who enjoy life for what it is and who appreciate the uncertainty and irregularities of existence.
Smile Dance Sing Love Care Dream Swing Run Hear See Smell Feel Taste Touch Experience Breathe
So next time someone asks you what the plan is…
Random Person: “So what do you do?”
Vince: “I do a lot, but mostly I’m a creative writer and a travel blogger.”
Random Person: “Oh… so how do you make money with that?”
Vince: “Ummm… lots of ways. What do you do?”
Random Person: “I’m an accountant.”
Vince: “Oh… so how do you have fun with that…?”
Random Person: ” …… “
Here’s a video of Hannah Villasis, author of the blog FlairCandy.com. Hannah won the 2009 award for “Best Personal Blog” at the Digital Filipino E-Commerce summit (DigitalFilipino.com) held at the Intercontinental Hotel. FlairCandy gives us a brief talk on how to successfully start your own personal blog…
Some highlights from Hannah’s talk:
Famous Last Words
It was provoking for me…so I thought you all might enjoy it too.
*Thanks to Kristen “Ace” Nevarez
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
– Francisco (“Pancho”) Villa
Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
– Voltaire (attributed), when asked by a priest to renounce Satan
Get these fucking nuns away from me.
– Norman Douglas
Don’t worry…it’s not loaded…
– Terry Kath, rock musician in the band Chicago Transit Authority as he put the gun he was cleaning to his head and pulled the trigger.
Is someone hurt?
– Robert F. Kennedy, to his wife directly after he was shot and seconds before he fell into a coma.
Die, my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do!
– Groucho Marx
Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!
– Karl Marx, asked by his housekeeper what his last words were
I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast!
– “Black Jack” Ketchum, notorious train robber
I have a terrific headache.
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage
I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.
– Richard Feynman
Drink to me!
– Pablo Picasso
I have not told half of what I saw.
– Marco Polo, Venetian traveller and writer
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking towards me, without hurrying.
– Jean Cocteau
Dammit… Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
– Joan Crawford. This comment was directed towards her housekeeper who began to pray aloud.
Lord help my poor soul
– Edgar Allan Poe
Thank God. I’m tired of being the funniest person in the room.
– Del Close, improvisor, teacher and comedian, died 1999
I have tried so hard to do right.
– Grover Cleveland, US President, died 1908
I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away. Peace, Love, Empathy. Kurt Cobain.
– Kurt Cobain (in his suicide note), Lead singer for American grunge band Nirvana, referencing a song by Neil Young.
In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first — attempted suicide.
– 30-year-old anchorwoman Christine Chubbuck, who, on July 15, 1974, during technical difficulties during a broadcast, said these words on-air before producing a revolver and shooting herself in the head. She was pronounced dead in hospital fourteen hours later.
It’s very beautiful over there.
– Thomas Edison
Now why did I do that?
– General William Erskine, after he jumped from a window in Lisbon, Portugal in 1813.
Don’t worry, relax!
– Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister, to his security staff minutes before being killed by a suicide bomber attack.
No! I didn’t come here to make a speech. I came here to die.
– Crawford Goldsby, aka Cherokee Bill, when asked if he had anything to say before he was hanged.
I really need a therapist’
– Christopher Grace, an actor who killed himself during a matinee performance of Greece
I know you’ve come to kill me. Shoot, you are only going to kill a man.
– Che Guevara
I’m tired of fighting.
I see black light.
– Victor Hugo
LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.
– Aldous Huxley To his wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death.
I’m bored with it all.
– Winston Churchill, before slipping into a coma and dying nine days later.
I know not what tomorrow will bring.
– Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet
Jesus, I love you. Jesus, I love you.
– Mother Teresa
Don’t disturb my circles!
I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.
– Frida Kahlo
Dear World, I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool – good luck. (suicide note)
– George Sanders, Actor
They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.
– General John Sedgwick, Union Commander in the U.S. Civil War, who was hit by sniper fire a few minutes after saying it
Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
– George Bernard Shaw
– Frank Sinatra
Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius. Will you remember to pay the debt?
My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.
– Oscar Wilde
*Thanks to Kristen “Ace” Nevarez
Driving in the Philippines isn’t quite like it is anywhere else. Here are some things I wish people would think of while driving when in the Philippines.
Patience isn’t just a virtue… it’s a flippin necessity!
You can start your day off by smiling and keeping the little things exactly what they’re supposed to be – little. Or, you could totally BLOW UP and frustrate yourself at that one guy who cut you off on the road. It’ll really reflect the rest of your day. Your choice.
Size doesn’t matterJust coz you drive a bigger car doesn’t mean that you’re the king of the road.
Motorcycles, bikes and pedestrians are people too you know!
Pedestrians should have the right of way
I mean they’re walking… you’re driving…. you hit them… they die…. So can we just wait an extra few seconds to let them cross the street?
Did honking your horn that much really make things move faster?
Like really? Quit being a horn-y-bastard (get it… ‘horn-y’…. no…? Nevermind!)
Mind your manners
If you insist on flipping me off every time something doesn’t go your way, then I insist that you also say thank you during times that they do – like when I let you cut in front of me
The evil stare makes you look like a punkDon’t give me a stare down like you’re gonna do something while you drive off and hide behind your locked car. It just makes you look like a wuss
Try smiling, it makes everyone’s days better
They invented this thing called “Trash Cans”USE IT!
Stop throwing stuff out your window! This is YOUR WORLD and YOUR COUNTRY too!
It would be nice if you were niceIt’ll make this long road trip better for me and you
I know you have somewhere to go and you’re in a rush, so is everyone else. Can’t we all just get along?
Hope you’re all having a wonderful driven and driving day!
*Image #1 photo credits to http://filamfunk.blogspot.com
Another year has come and gone. Once again, we look back at a year of triumphs and trials. We contemplate on what could have been, and what might have become. With the New Year fast approaching, we now turn our sights forward into a new 365 days of possibilities.
With that, the first thing most of us do is set forth a new regiment for ourselves. We set our “New Year’s Resolution!” Nothing wrong with that, right…? WRONG! Let me tell you that time and again, I have seen friends, family and strangers set forth new year resolutions only to abandon them at the first glimpse of Avocado Cakes or Chocolate Covered Bacon, instant diet breakers!
Why do 99% of New Year Resolutions not work? Well, pretty simple, because it’s a promise with a future decree.
It’s always easy to say “tomorrow I will…” Tomorrow this, or tomorrow that. It’s the procrastinators’ cry. What happens when tomorrow actually comes? Well, these non-committed fiends simply push it off to another tomorrow. Sometimes, after realizing the immediacy of tomorrow, they then give themselves more time and say “next week.”
Tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. It will never work. If you want something changed, you have to change NOW. Not after some ill-conceived non-tangible date that just sounds nice like January 1.
There was a two-part study done where the participants had to come in and answer some questions, not knowing what the study was actually about. After day one of questions, the participants were asked what type of snack they wanted when they came back for part two of the study. Their choices were Chocolate or Bananas. Not surprisingly, over 80% of the participants opted for the healthier option, the banana, and went on their merry way.
Come day two of the study, these same participants would be asked again if they still wanted the banana they originally asked for or if they wanted to change it to chocolates, and the results… a surprising 70% of the people that said they wanted Bananas changed their snack to chocolates!
What does this tell us? Well, that it’s always easy to look forward to a future date and think the best for ourselves. These participants, like us, look forward and say that we will quit smoking or start eating healthier or be nicer. Though in reality, once we’re faced with the imminent choice to smoke or not to smoke, right now, we often fall prey to our own lack of self-discipline.
So if you want something changed, don’t expect a New Year’s Resolution to be the resolve you were hoping for. A fancy kiss at the strike of the clock is probably all that the new year can really bring. Other than that, the change in you should start NOW.
As for me, what’s my non-new-year-but-do-it-now-resolution? Well, to write more… but I’ll start that tomorrow…