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One Good Way to Have Hours of Annoying Fun

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Tre9 (Bobby Herring) Needs a Permit to Feed the Homeless

I met "Tre9" on a trip to Houston back in the fall and we've communicated now and then about ministry. He has an awesome ministry not only to homeless people, but Hip Hop Hope, which uses Hip Hop, rap, and dance to reach out to the inner city of Houston with the gospel. They also love homeless people, and there are 10,000 in Houston waiting to be fed. So Bobby (Tre9) and Amanda go downtown each night to the Fifth Ward to feed them - that is, until the police showed up with …

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10 Vital Questions for Diagnosing Your Blog's Health

Blogging has been around for a while now - over a decade depending on how you define blogging. But over that decade, blogging has evolved and changed by leaps and bounds. If you monitor the blogging industry, you'll notice that it's in a constant state of change as new tools and apps replace old ones and as new methodologies emerge. In other words, you don't have it all figured out yet, and neither do I. Reaching success as a blogger requires constant evaluation and …

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16 Websites Every Social Media Enthusiast Should Know About

I received an email from a young guy who is eagerly hoping to jump into the realm of social media for marketing purposes. In my reply to him, I offered some of the links I would want to know about if I were just starting out and I wanted to pass these links along here for my readers. There are a diversity of positions and approaches represented, but it's a well-rounded list of sites that continually offer something like a well-balanced course offering in social media. And …

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I’m Moving from Hostgator to Lunarpages

I've been hosting several dozen sites (a few for me, most for clients and friends) with Hostgator for almost three years, and until recently, things have worked quite well. I would still recommend them as a reliable company to host with, especially for starting or shared hosting packages. Recently I started experiencing problems with which Hostgator's support team was unable to help. They are operating under the assumption that the problem is on my end, and I'm of just …

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10 Places to Write and Earn Money with Revenue Sharing

Running your own blog is great, but there are other off-blog places you can apply your copywriting mojo for an extra income. Will these sites pay as much as the average freelance copywriting gig? Not for most people, but if you have extra time, one or more might be good for extra income, especially if you can write a good blog post in 20 minutes. Be sure to check the terms to see if you can submit non-exclusive content before throwing your old blog posts into the …

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Why I Automate Some Aspects of Twitter

I’ve always been fairly against automating anything in social media. I’m realizing that sometimes I’m fairly against something primarily because of my disagreement with those who are for it, even if it has some valid benefits. My will will attest to this. Since moving to southern California, I’ve met several well-respected leaders in the arena of Twitter and social media. These are people with genuine influence and whom I respect deeply. As we’ve talked about social media …

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9 Tips for More Effective Facebook Marketing

Facebook is NOT welcoming of the marketing efforts of its users, and often, family and friends on Facebook are ANNOYED by marketing efforts. Both of those statements are undeniable. So trying to “market on Facebook” requires good sense, strict moderation, and an understanding of how Facebook might work for marketing purposes. Personally, I rarely post any marketing messages on Facebook. I post them on Twitter frequently, but I also try to make sure that 75 – 90% of …

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7 Tips for Flipping Websites for Income

Flipping websites is a lot like flipping houses - except that they're totally different. When you flip a house, you buy it for $100,000, spend $30,000 more than you expected fixing it up, which takes three months longer than you hoped to make mortgage payments, then sell it for $120,000. Or so I've heard from some folks who have been a little burned. With flipping websites, it's a bit different in that you're dealing strictly with digital goods, so to speak, so there's no …

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