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What are good Online Writing Communities?

I am wondering are there any good online forums where writers can post their works in progress and receive critiques/suggestions and advice. I found one that is a sub-set of a forum I already use but I am wondering whether their are dedicated websites for this kind of thing?

Here is Hatrack River.

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Posted by mark - September 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

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Writing your Online Dating Profile

So, you have joined an online dating service and now you must write a profile. But where should you start? Writing probably isn’t something you think you do that well. Don’t worry, even so, you can write a great profile.

The most important thing is to be absolutely honest about yourself. Never, ever lie. Many men and women lie about their age, height, weight, their marital status, employment, other things in their profiles. In fact, according to a recent study, about 52% of men, and 39% of women lie about their height. Slightly more women lie about their weight (64%), than men (60%). When it comes to age, 24% of the men are untruthful, compared with 13% of the women.

Lying is a huge mistake. If you find a person who you are really interested in, sooner or later, he or she will find out that you lied. And there goes any possibility of the relationship progressing. There is someone out there who will love you – the real you. So, be honest.

Don’t forget to emphasize the things that make you unique. Also, describe the things that are important in your life. Examine your previous relationships and list the things that you liked and the things you did not like.

Improve your online profile by hiring a professional photographer for your online photo. This is essential because the photograph is the first thing people see. The second thing is that they read what you have written about yourself. Your favorite online dating site might be able to provide you with a list of photographers in your area that specialize in online dating site photographs.

You have so many choices online when it comes to dating. Before the Internet, the choice of friends and lifetime partners was limited to those we came in contact with through work or college. Today, you can go through hundreds of profiles to find the right person for you. Enjoy.

Pax Shumway
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Posted by mark - June 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

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Pain In Heel Of Foot And Self Treatment

Pain in heel of foot self treatment can be done at home if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Common causes of pain in heel of foot conditions are inflammation and/or tightness in the plantar fascia, which is the tissue on the bottom of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis pain is often felt at the front part of the heel on the bottom of the foot. This heel pain spreads along the bottom of the foot towards the toes. If the ligaments of the foot bottom have tightened up overnight due to inflammation, putting your weight on your foot to walk when getting out of bed in the morning becomes painful. The tight foot area is stretched as you put your weight on your foot, which causes a ‘hot’ kind of pain that runs along the heel toward the toes.

Besides having pain when getting out of bed in the mornings, you may find that the pain in heel of foot condition is only a problem after being stationary for a while, or late in the day or while doing certain kinds of activities.

Here are pain in heel of foot treatments that help reduce inflammation of the plantar fascia:

? Use Ice Massage – fill a sports water bottle with water, freeze it and place it on the floor. Roll your foot over it for 20 minutes two times a day. Doing this will both help decrease the inflammation causing the pain in heel of foot condition while stretching out the arch.

? Use a Contrast Bath – to help decrease chronic inflammation, try contrasting treatment between ice and heat. Pay attention to how the pain in heel of foot condition feels when alternating between ice and heat since some people find they do better with ice while others have better results with heat.

? Take Anti-inflammatory Medications – medications such as ibuprofen will help decrease inflammation that occurs in the fascia. However, don’t simply mask the pain with a medication. If you reduce the pain with the anti-inflammatory medication but keep on participating in activities which cause tearing and inflammation of the plantar fascia, you are not healing and will likely not improve. Continue resting, icing and stretching while you take the medications.

? Reduce or Avoid Activities that Aggravate the Condition – climbing stairs, walking or running on hills, squatting, lifting heavy items and walking on uneven terrain all can make the pain in heel of foot condition worse. Limit the number of times you go up and down stairs and try to avoid hills and uneven terrain. If you have to squat down, keep the inflammed foot flat on the ground and in front of the other. Do not lift heavy items.

Besides reducing pain in heel of foot inflammation, stretching exercises can be effective in helping treat heel pain. Learn as much as you can about self treatments for pain in heel of foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis pain can be just annoying or it can become so serious that you cannot walk. Understanding heel pain causes can help you know how to find relief. Foot surgery should always be considered the very last resort.

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David Buster
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Posted by mark - June 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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Has anyone had success with self-publishing company Xlibris?

I was considering self-publishing with Xlibris. They contacted me numerous times for over a year now. I’ve told them I may be interested in the future, so they call from time to time. I’m wondering if there are writers that have had a good experience with the company.

If a publisher is that desperate to find a client, you can bet they are not a traditional publisher.

Real publishers do not have to beg for manuscripts since agents provide them with enough good ones to choose from.

Vanity presses make their money selling printing services to naive authors (not by selling books to readers). It annoys writing groups to find out a self publisher has copied their member list specifically to spam them with promises and half-thruths.

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Posted by mark - May 12, 2017 at 2:16 am

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What blogging sites allow posting of tables and charts?

I need a blogging site where I can put tables (like the ones in Microsoft Excel) and charts. Please help me. =(

Livejournal allows nearly all html formats. So, tables would definitely work.

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Posted by mark - March 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

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Truly and Surely, You Can Make Money Blogging

It seems like new information is discovered about something every day. And the topic of blogging is no exception. Keep reading to get more fresh news about blogging. For more detail go to: www.atoz-about-rss.com.Indeed this is true. If the first outburst of blogging in the Internet was introduced for hobbyists, now, you can enjoy doing it, while earning thousands of dollars.

Yes, truly and surely, you can make money blogging. Realistically, the most you can make is a few hundred dollars a month that cannot be found on trees or scoffed at. Nowadays, the Blogosphere, a social network of bloggers, have provided more options and ways wherein you can maximize you’re earning potential by blogging.

Do you want to make money blogging? Then, choose an ideal blog site that will cater to your requirements for a blog, sign up, create a blog and publish it right away! Blogging sites allow you to build Blogs according to your tastes. Others have HTML and link options. Others have customized templates where you can change your blog page’s color and design.

In between signing up and creating a blog, though, you must know what subject to blog about. Your subject is an important consideration, so take your time conceptualizing before jumping into the fray. If you must know, the subject will be the determining factor how much money you can earn with the blog you is going to create.

Try to look for subjects or topics that pay more from per click among others. Check out Google Ad Words and Adsense to know how much each clicks on a subject costs. Google Adsense then allows you to place ads on your blog. Once a user happens to open your blog and click on the advertisement, you will earn money on it. Just that!

There is also the BlogAds services wherein allows you to gain control over the ads appearing on your blog. This service is not based on a pay-per-click system, meaning it will allow you to make money blogging regardless of the number of clicks on the ads.

This is because Bloats pay companies for the space of their ads for a certain period. Their sign up options are free and after joining, you can then determine what your advertising prices you will charge.

Once your offering is announced to companies, consequently, they will contact you for an ad space on your blog. Google, meanwhile, will place any ad that has keywords related to your blog. For more help visit to: www.your-own-blog.com.Any which way, you are guaranteed to earn.

Other ways to secure earning from your blogging activities is to become an affiliate partner to another company. There is a popular affiliate program, which provides commission to its partners for every click on the ad, placed on their site/blog. You will also get a percentage from the sale of their product made in your blog.

There are plenty of affiliate programs with varied commission percentages. Others even offer profit sharing.

If you are blogging for a specific cause, you still can take advantage of it in a positive way. You can earn money blogging for a cause. You can ask people to give donations for a specific cause, though most of it will go to you.

You can use the Papal donation button and put on your site. There is also Amazon with its honor system that sets up a donation button for you.

Are picking up nice ideas already? Well, here is one you will definitely enjoy, how about making money through blogging about unique merchandise and then offering them up for sale simultaneously in your blog site?

There are people who would gladly spend for merchandise that are custom-made, unique and totally out of this world! Edit your blog headline into a catchy one, create your very own logo and then offer up these kinds of items with your logo in it. It will be a sort of brand tag.

There are online companies that allow you to design your own items and those that allow you to custom design your logo, too. You will see how it will boost your blog once people start wearing and using your items with your logo attached in it.

Do not just concentrate on one way of money – earning opportunity. You can even combine these methods and earn more.

As the photosphere develops, evolves and takes with it lots of internet users, so as earning opportunities increase by blogging. Just think, you will enjoy blogging as a hobby and earn in the outset, too!
That’s how things stand right now. Keep in mind that any subject can change over time, so be sure you keep up with the latest news.

samir
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Posted by mark - February 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

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Best Tips For Book Marketing For The Self Publisher

Assuming you’re a self publisher or book publisher and you’ve already published your book, you need to immediately implement a strong, no-holds barred, book marketing and promotion strategy to sell your books fast. Your book selling, book marketing, and book promotion planning should begin before the manuscript is completed. Self publishers need to have a good marketing plan to sell books and should be written prior to writing your book and in place a year prior to publishing your book.

Your book press release should not be written as you would a sales letter or flier, it should be written for the editor and tell about your book in a factual way, no opinion or glowing remarks. Press releases can generate thousands of dollars in sales when picked up by national trade or print media. Using press releases can be a very effective marketing tool if used properly.

Make sure you have at least one good press release, written in AP style, which you can send out for the lifetime of your book. Send out the same press release to the editor of your local daily newspaper every week until you are called for an interview or are written up. When picked up by wire services, a press release can easily end up generating hundreds of mentions for your book.

Mail a press release to all the trade journals in your field over and over again; you can use the same release. Don’t underestimate the value of a good press release for making book sales.

When you get a nice write up or feature about you and/or your book, have it laminated and set it up on an easel at trade shows. Create an online contest and list it in online contest directories to drive traffic to your website. Remember to make sure your book is listed in Books-in-Print; don’t assume it’s already listed.

Get as many testimonials about your book, as possible, from experts in the field relating to your title, not customers; use on your fliers and back of books. Market your book to your number one market first, and then go after the secondary markets. If your book fits a specialty market, find a store that fits the genre and offer to leave books on consignment; many publishers have sold thousands of books this way.

Build a web site that provides another avenue for ordering, a virtual online press kit and link exchanges with sites that relate to your topic. Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book’s topic to drive customers to your website. It’s important to publish a website that focuses on your title; you’ll be able to refer editors and customers and all interested parties to your book information with the click of a mouse.

Make sure not to overlook the Internet; get yourself interviewed or profiled for sites both about writing, publishing and about the topics covered in your book. Every day it’s important to focus on a variety of marketing approaches. Offer to trade writing a monthly column in a trade publication in your books’ genre, in trade for display ads on the same page.

Local radio shows and television appearances are good but are often forgotten within hours of the broadcast; make sure to make or get a copy of any television broadcast for future promotions. Make five telephone calls a day that relate to marketing your book.

Print and online publications provide longevity to your marketing campaign in terms of having something tangible for people to reference ongoing. Make sure your sales letter or flier is first class; this is your formal presentation of your title to the prospective buyer.

Make sure to test, test, and test some more before you lay out large sums of money. The success of any book marketing effort depends on a good book and just plain hard work; its been done many times before and you can do it too. I hope this article has provided you with helpful tips to accelerate your book marketing and book promotion efforts.

Helen Hecker
http://www.articlesbase.com/publishing-articles/best-tips-for-book-marketing-for-the-self-publisher-137140.html

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Posted by mark - January 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

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Publishing books online for free?

How can I publish a book online for free, and then the website takes a cut from the profits or whatever?

You can put your book on Scribd.com or 4shared.com, but don’t expect to ever make money on the book.

And if you do, real publishers are not likely to put you under contract to publish the book.

But you might make some fans. Just not any money.

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Posted by mark - November 28, 2016 at 5:37 pm

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Online Publishing (Statistics Question)?

Publishing scientific papers online is fast, and the papers can be long. Publishing in a paper journal means that the paper will live forever in libraries. The British Medical Journal combines the two: it prints short and readable versions, with longer versions available online. Is this OK with authors? The journal asked a random sample of 104 of its recent authors several questions. One question was "Should the journal continue using this system?" In the sample, 72 said, "Yes." What proportion of all authors would say "Yes" if asked? (Estimate with 95% confidence.) Do the data give good evidence that more than two-thirds (67%) of authors support continuing this system? Answer both questions with appropriate inference methods.

large sample confidence intervals are used to find a region in which we are 100 (1-α)% confident the true value of the parameter is in the interval.

For large sample confidence intervals for the proportion in this situation you have:

pHat ± z * sqrt( (pHat * (1-pHat)) / n)

where pHat is the sample proportion
z is the zscore for having α% of the data in the tails, i.e., P( |Z| > z) = α
n is the sample size

in this case we have zscore of 1.96 because:

P( -1.96 < Z < 1.96 ) = 0.05

meaning 95% of the data is in the center and symmetric about the mean.

phat = 72/104

the CI is:

pHat ± z * sqrt( (pHat * (1-pHat)) / n)

72/104 ± 1.96 * sqrt(72/102 * (1 – 72/104) / 104)

= ( 0.6027374 , 0.7818780 )

because the value of 2/3 is contained in this interval it is plausible that the true mean is 2/3.

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Posted by mark - November 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm

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Online Affiliate Program: Why Most People Fail in Affiliate Programs

If you search the internet you’ll find millions of free and also paid online affiliate programs.

Most people have signed up in these online affiliate programs and tried to make money from them but failed miserably.

They don’t know why.

Are you one of them?

If yes, read on to find out how to locate the right top affiliate program and how to promote it to start making money.

All affiliate programs are not created equal.

Some will make you money if properly promoted and others will not, no matter what you do.

Why?

Below are some reasons why.

(1) The Right Affiliate Programs To Promote

Most people are under the mistaken notion that just because an affiliate program is free that they can promote it and get rich.

Nothing can be farther away from the truth.

The bitter reality is that if an affiliate program is free, then most likely thousands of people will want to sign up to promote it.

Since thousands of people are promoting it, competition will be stiff and so the likelihood of getting rich from it will be slim because there will be more people promoting it than people who wish to buy it.

When supply is greater than demand, profitability will nose dive.

This is economics 101.

So stay away from free online affiliate programs which hundreds of thousands of people are already promoting!

The best online affiliate program which will likely make you rich will be the one that very few people are promoting and which is in great demand. The demand MUST be greater than supply.

Most likely, such an affiliate program will not be offered free!

You will have to pay for it to promote it.

When people are required to pay to promote an affiliate program, then most people will not sign up for it, so only few people will promote it.

This will then guarantee that the demand for it will be greater than the number of people who promote it and this means that the profitability for it will skyrocket.

This is the kind of online affiliate program which can make you rich!

There are few people online who are getting rich from online affiliate marketing and this is one of their sacred hidden secrets of success!

(2) Build Landing Pages For Your Online Affiliate Programs

You must create a landing page at your website for any affiliate program which you desire to promote.

At the landing page, you will then include a short introduction of the affiliate program, preferably, your own personal experience of using the program or a short review.

Then at the bottom, include the link to the affiliate program website.

This affiliate program landing page must be optimized also.

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You may also add Google Adsense ads and other pay per click ads as well as Clickbank products on this page to monetize it.

This way, if your customer doesn’t click and go to the affiliate program, they may click on any of the pay per click ads such as Adsense or Clickbankbuddy or pay per click ad and you’ll make money.

If you don’t know how to monetize your website with Google Adsense, Clickbankbuddy ads and pay per click products and ads, please contact us for free help.

By having a landing page for your affiliate programs at your website, you have the advantage of not losing all the traffic you’ve built up if the affiliate program is stopped.

If the affiliate program which you’re promoting is discontinued, you may replace it with another similar affiliate program and continue generating income from it.

(3) Secret To Promote Your Online Affiliate Program

Online marketing has become more difficult than rocket science.

During the past couple of years, most affiliate marketing strategies which used to work 6 yrs ago don’t work anymore.

E-mail marketing has been dead for many years now.

And the ISPs have added salt to the injury by creating so many filters which filter away your e-mail offers and so they don’t reach their destinations.

Besides, most people don’t read their e-mails anymore.

Most people have been bombarded by thousands of spams and offers and they just don’t have time to read these offers anymore.

So e-mail marketing is completely dead.

Free For All, FFA promotion is dead too.

Banner advertising is dead too, unless you have thousands of dollars to promote it at highly trafficked sites.

Search engine marketing, SEM doesn’t work any more because the search engines are constantly changing their optimization rules.

It takes both Google and Yahoo several weeks to even index your page and include it in their system.

You may optimize your website properly and attain a top ten position in a few keywords.

But they never last long.

In a few months when they update their search ranking, all your positions may likely disappear and your traffic will be gone too.

You may try to promote through Google Adword campaign.

But the truth is that not all programs can succeed in getting traffic from Google Adword or any other pay per click advertising.

If you try to promote an online affiliate program, which hundreds of thousands of others are already promoting using Google Adword and pay per click advertising, you’ll end up squandering thousands of dollars! This has happened to many people already.

So stop squandering your money in pay per click advertising.

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You may also try to use article writing to promote your affiliate programs.

But very people know the “SECRET” on how to write a highly optimized interesting article which will attain top ranking in the search engines and therefore produce traffic and sales for your online affiliate program.

To succeed in doping this, you must know how to optimize the article, it must be interesting and you must post it where many people will read it.

If you write and post an article but it can’t be found in the search engines when people search for the affiliate program which you’re promoting and if people are not reading it at the article directories where you posted it, you’ll not generate any traffic or sales!

This is what many people are doing and among the TOP reasons why they are not making any money in their online affiliate marketing.

(4) Traffic Is The Lifeblood Of Success In Online Affiliate Marketing Program

There are so many naïve people who have spent tons of dollars buying internet marketing e-books, programs and videos from so called internet marketing gurus and as if that is not enough, they have been suckered into squandering thousands of dollars attending seminars organized by these so called gurus only to find out that what they are peddling are outdated and archaic internet marketing strategies which don’t work any more.

These suckers never to think about the truth.

The truth is that no right thinking businessman will sell a secret on how to generate thousands of traffic daily to you for $50, when he knows he can keep his secret, use them to promote hundreds of affiliate programs and make millions.

The real truth is that these so called gurus have no secret that really work. But what they have is a large e-mail list which they have built through e-zine and newsletter publishing for many years.

So they make their money by marketing their e-books and affiliate programs to these mailing lists.

If you have 50,000-100,000 e-mail lists which you have generated over 6 yrs, you’ll always manage to make a few thousands of dollars marketing any program to them especially if it is about internet marketing!

In conclusion, there are still a few online affiliate programs which are easy to market and generate obscene income and there are still many jealously guarded traffic generating secrets which work and which can explode your website traffic and sales and so make you rich instantly.

But they are not free. They will cost you some money.

If you’re ready to pay to sign up in any of these few online affiliate programs, and to get the powerful traffic generating secrets of millionaire webmasters, then you’re serious about getting rich from online affiliate programs.

May these insights about affiliate program, best affiliate program, free affiliate program, affiliate marketing program, top affiliate program, free online affiliate program, best free online affiliate program, online affiliate program, make money with affiliate program help you to attain success in your online business.

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Posted by mark - October 6, 2016 at 1:58 am

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