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14. Online Writing and Reflection Activities

To find additional “Resources” for each video, go to: IU Instructional Consulting office: www.indiana.edu In “Online Writing and Reflection Activities”, Dr. Bonk stresses the importance of incorporating meaningful writing and reflection activities in an online class. Details are provided on techniques (eg, individual, group) and tools (eg, wikis, blogs) that can be used directly in your class. Resources General Links National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): www.ncte.org Writing Strategies on the Web: www.ncte.org Faculty Focus: Online Discussion Forums – Assessment www.facultyfocus.com The Purdue Online Writing Lab: owl.english.purdue.edu Doyle Online Writing Lab: academic.reed.edu IU-specific Links: IU Writing Tutorial Center: www.indiana.edu Examples: Suggestions for Assignments: gustavus.edu These videos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 (see creativecommons.org

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Posted by mark - January 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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Can you recommend a good book publishing agency?

I’m looking for someone to publish a book of short stories. Can you recommend me somewhere as I’m now to all this and don’t want to get ripped off.

You could consider to register ISBN for your book on your own.
There are a lot of printing-offices to look up the best for your target. Initially, limited edition. If it’s successful, you could get more copies printed.

For example, Ruby on Rails, serie "Pragmatic Programmer" was privately published by two authors, in Raleigh, NC, and Dallas, TX.

Intermediators (big publishing houses) rip you off. Their salaries are bloated. The really good book will find her readers without them, in the era of Internet.

People spread good word via news conferences, blogs, etc these days.

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Posted by mark - January 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 02 25 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Feb 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 75°/54° 10 %
Sat
Feb 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 75°/63° 20 %
Sun
Feb 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 76°/65° 10 %
Mon
Feb 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast T-Storms 75°/50° 70 %
Tue
Mar 01
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 66°/48° 0 %
Wed
Mar 02
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 68°/51° 10 %
Thu
Mar 03
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 70°/54° 20 %
Fri
Mar 04
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 70°/55° 60 %
Sat
Mar 05
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 71°/55° 60 %
Sun
Mar 06
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 68°/48° 20 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  TGIF!  We are starting off our day with some clouds but the sunwill be out a little later today.  Spring like highs are still around with our’s for today being seventy five.  The low tonight will drop into the fifties again so we are looking around fifty -four degrees.  Another day for me on the set of Looper in the CBD. It was actually quite nice walking over to set  from the French Quarter in the morning. It was warm yesterday but the breeze saved the day.  Looks like we will have more of the same today with the winds five to ten miles per hour according to the forecast. This is suppose to take place in the fall or winter so I was slightly overdressed for the forecast.  Great weather up ahead for the weekend.  Parade going shuld not be a problem.  There is a possiblity of some showers on Monday but the weekend looks clear.  Have a fabulous Friday!

I’ll see you in NOLA!  

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - January 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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Should you Publish a Book?

It used to cost a fortune to get a book printed and published. Today it can all be done online for considerably less than $1,000…and most of that is going to go to your cover designer.

Instead of ordering 1,000 or 5,000 titles at once, you can order 1 at a time using print-on-demand publishing. So it’s not a question of whether you can publish a book or not. It’s a question of whether you should.

Not everyone should publish a book.

If you have the dream of selling a million copies and getting rich through your book, keep dreaming. It can happen, but it’s a million to one shot.

Books have the lowest margin of any information product. A CD costs $1 to $2 to duplicate and sells for $15 and up. A DVD costs $1.50 to $3 and sells for $20 and up. A multimedia course with manuals, CDs, and DVDs may sell for $100 to $1,000 or more.

A book printed in low numbers costs $3 to $5 and sells for $20 or less in most cases. Can you make money from a book? Yes…but I would never want to be in a position where I had to make money from a book.

They’re an entry product and they’re a tool for generating publicity.

I would never recommend a book for someone’s first information product. Start with a CD, DVD, or even an eBook. If that proves successful, then consider a book.

While not everyone should publish a book…every consultant, coach, and information product developer, and professional speaker should!

Let’s say we’re both consultants or coaches and we’re talking to a business owner. You sit down on the plane beside them and give them your card. When they ask me what I do, I hand them my card and my book.

Who stands out as an expert in the field?

Now let’s say we both contact radio stations and offer to do an interview. You tell them how you coach people about success in business. I tell them the same thing and send them my book. Who stands out as the expert in this case?

The book author does…Face it. You might know more than the author right now, but they will often be perceived as the more knowledgable expert because they put it in a book. Will the radio host read the book? Not likely…There are some pretty crappy books that get major publicity.

That’s enough on that before I get myself into trouble.

If you want to be perceived as an expert in your field…create a book. You don’t even have to write it yourself. Put together the materials and hire a ghostwriter to create it if you want.

Now let’s say you want your book to be a profit center. It can definitely be that, but it requires you to create large scale publicity. If you do an interview on a major radio station, you can sell 300 books or more.

If you were published by a publishing house, you might only get $1 per book. So that appearance was worth $300. Using POD publishing, you might be averaging $10 a book…so you earn $3,000. That’s not bad for the hour interview. Get a major TV appearance…and you can sell tens of thousands.

You can also do book signings and other events to sell more books…but remember this all requires you to do something. If you want a fully automated business, books are not the job for you (although you could have a PR agent making the contacts for you). There are other products where this can be done much easier. The math simply doesn’t work out for paid advertising in most cases.

When I work with a author, I like them to have additional products and services to sell on the backend. Sure…it’s nice to make money selling your book. What else do you have? Do you have a CD set or a DVD showing your techniques in more detail? Do you offer consulting or coaching on the backend? That’s where the real money is in books for the average author.

Terry Dean
http://www.articlesbase.com/business-articles/should-you-publish-a-book-123961.html

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Posted by mark - January 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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What is a good WINDOWS software program for publishing your mp3 music collection online?

Not for people to listen to or download, but just to share your what music I have in my collection using html, for say.. a blog or my myspace. Maybe in a way that is similarly organized as the iTunes browser?! and it needs to be available for Windows not OSX.

I would use www.mediamaster.com. This is a great site and its free. You have unlimited storage and can upload music from any computer. So if you dont have that one cd you can always go to a friends house who does have it and upload to your username.

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Posted by mark - January 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 03 22 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast High /
Low (°F)
Precip. % New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast
Today
Mar 21
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Mostly Sunny 81°/64° 10 %
Tue
Mar 22
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 81°/65° 10 %
Wed
Mar 23
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast AM Clouds / PM Sun 81°/64° 10 %
Thu
Mar 24
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Isolated T-Storms 79°/63° 30 %
Fri
Mar 25
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Sunny 80°/66° 10 %
Sat
Mar 26
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Partly Cloudy 82°/67° 20 %
Sun
Mar 27
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Scattered T-Storms 80°/59° 40 %
Mon
Mar 28
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 76°/57° 60 %
Tue
Mar 29
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 77°/58° 60 %
Wed
Mar 30
New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast Showers 76°/58° 40 %

 

Good morning NOLA!  Another beautiful day is in store for the Big Easy today.  The high should reach eighty to eighty-one  with plenty of sun and just a little breeze to get us by.  The low tonight will only drop to sixty-four for a beautiful evening.  This weekend has been just perfect for any outdoor activities you might have.  I spent the day in Palmer Park Saturday for the Save the CDP Fundraiser. It was a gorgeous day with plenty of great people.  If you didn’t get to come and get a signed copy of my books you are in luck. I have more signings scheduled. I was back on Jackson Square yesterday at the 1850’s House Store signing copies of “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” or “I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!   Another amazing day in the Crescent City. I’m thinking there will be plenty mor ewhere that came from. Don’t worry about the rain we won’t see any significant chance of that for about a week.  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by mark - January 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

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How to have profitable conversations 3:Blogging for Business

We’ve heard a lot of business consultants in recent months saying that marketing is becoming less one sided. Yet businesses around the globe are seeing the rewards of conversations with their customers – and the top business advice says blogging is the way to do it.
In this show we speak to a handful of the world’s top online conversation experts, including Penny Power founder of Ecademy, thought leadership strategist David Meerman Scott, blogging guru Shel Israel, Jeremy Wright CEO of b5media, Bryan Eisenberg co-founder of Future Now.

Once you’ve seen this show, you’ll know how blogging can free up the channels for conversation, how that will get people more interested in what you do, and how that can translate directly into sales.

Looking for more free tips and advice on how you could be making more sales? There are hundreds more shows to watch and post up on your own website or blog! See More – just visit http://www.yourBusinessChannel.com

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Posted by mark - January 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 01 10 13

Hello NOLA! It’s a wet and nasty hump day in the metro and surrounding areas.  Light fog and drizzle on the Causeway. This nothing to take lightly.  Be safe y’all. See you out there!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

 

 

 

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jan 10 Heavy T-Storms 70°/64° 100 %
Fri Jan 11 Few Showers 73°/65° 30 %
Sat Jan 12 AM Showers 72°/65° 30 %
Sun Jan 13 Isolated T-Storms 76°/59° 30 %
Mon Jan 14 Scattered T-Storms 68°/59° 60 %
Tue Jan 15 Scattered T-Storms 68°/51° 30 %
Wed Jan 16 Few Showers 60°/49° 30 %
Thu Jan 17 Few Showers 56°/48° 30 %
Fri Jan 18 Showers 55°/41° 30 %
Sat Jan 19 Mostly Sunny 53°/41° 10 %
Last Updated Jan 10 10:24 a.m. CT

Yes it’s wet so if you have to be out, be prepared and park high. According to the weather report for today we will have thunderstorms, accompanied by locally heavy rainfall at times. A few storms may be severe. High near 70F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall possibly over one inch.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by mark - January 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Guide For How To Make Money Online Writing Content Fast

Anyone can learn how to make money online writing articles. If you love to write and spend most of your time writing articles online anyway, then you could enjoy a career in the article writing industry. Just imagine being able to write as much or as little as you want. You can decide how much money you want to make for the day! If you want like to learn how to make money online writing articles, then keep reading:

Article Marketing- Some might knock this approach, but it is the best way to make a full time income! I participate in article marketing on a daily basis and I make an average of $50-$200 a day promoting my own product. You don’t need to be a writing whiz to learn how to make money online writing articles. Here are some tips to start making $50-$200 a day using article marketing.

Step 1: Write about ten articles. Make sure the articles are related to your product or service. Now,, take those same articles and submit them to you favorite 10 article directories. I suggest choosing article directories that have a fast turn around time and will be able to review and publish your article fast. You want to receive steady and fast traffic. Pretty soon, you will be a pro like me and you will know how to make money online writing articles.

Now, blast those articles to those sites. Will you get in trouble for duplicate content? The short answer is no. First of all, the only real trouble you can get into is if Google finds the article and de-indexes it from the search engines. First, they have to find your article, and I’m going to show how to make money online writing articles by avoiding the duplicate content de-index:

Change the title of the article each time you submit to a different directory.  This is how to make money online writing articles. You also want to switch the anchor text keywords in your resource box that holds your link. Make sure to submit to article directories with at least a page rank 4. Google will never find the article, so you will get the most benefit.

You should start to see results to your traffic in no more than 3 days. I have made about $200 a day using this method and still work like a charm.

Paid To Write Sites: There are a couple of sites that will show you how to make money online writing articles. The key is finding the ones that will pay you the most for each article. AC use to be a good choice, but now they only pay like $2 per article. To me, this is slave wages. Even if you could crank out five articles per hour, you fingers would bleed from pain if you had to write those many articles per day! (Keep up with me; I’m going to show you how to make money online writing articles.)

Here is a list of the best sites to write for: Textbroker.com, Brighthub, Junglepage. They have all been known to pay their writers on time and consistently. This is how to make money online writing articles.

 

 To make your first $400 today writing for the web, then visit Writers Needed- $400 Today

Ms. Williams
http://www.articlesbase.com/writing-articles/guide-for-how-to-make-money-online-writing-content-fast-1132113.html

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Posted by mark - January 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 01 07 13

Hello NOLA!  It’s a clear and cold Monday morning out there. So bundle up before you head out to start your day. Have a great day y’all! See you out there!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the RubyRedRiter New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

 

 

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jan 07 Partly Cloudy 59°/51° 10 %
Tue Jan 08 PM T-Showers 66°/60° 60 %
Wed Jan 09 Scattered T-Storms 70°/64° 50 %
Thu Jan 10 T-Storms 72°/61° 70 %
Fri Jan 11 Isolated T-Storms 75°/64° 30 %
Sat Jan 12 Partly Cloudy 74°/61° 20 %
Sun Jan 13 Isolated T-Storms 70°/54° 30 %
Mon Jan 14 Showers 60°/52° 40 %
Tue Jan 15 Showers 59°/46° 60 %
Wed Jan 16 Cloudy 55°/41° 20 %
Last Updated Jan 7 11:09 a.m. CT

 

The high today is only 59 so dress accordingly. We are happy to see the sun even for a short time. Be prepared for even colder temps for the evening. According to the weather report for today we will have sunshine and clouds mixed. High 59F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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