Monday, November 16, 2009
This is a very interesting concept in pools. One would think there should be one in every seniors housing complex as well as in your local Physio facility. watch the video and check out the HydroWorx website.
I do not receive any compensation from HydroWorx and this is not a recommendation to buy the product. They sent me a link to their website and asked if I would link my blog to the site.
I must say that it looks very interesting as I have always been a supporter of water (aqua) therapy.
When people think of olive oil, they almost always think about the Mediterranean diet. That’s because olive oil is a key ingredient in many recipes from the Mediterranean region. However, because of it’s wonderful taste and amazing health benefits, olive oil is also growing in popularity outside the Mediterranean. That is no surprise because olive oil has a way of enriching and complimenting dishes, such as fish, pastas, meats, salads, soups and so forth. It really is a wonderful ingredient to add to almost any dish. So much so, that olive oil has become a staple in my household.
So, today I’m going to share the health benefits of olive oil that led me to fall in love with it and use it in so many of the dishes I prepare. I’ll also cover some important tips I learned in regards to choosing and storing olive oil. And of course, the show wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention a couple tasty ways that you can add a little more olive oil to your diet.
Announcement: Being Healthy for Busy People, my audio show, is a Podcast Awards finalist! Daily voting will run till November 30th. If you have time, please go and vote for my podcast under Health/Fitness as many days as you can! Thank you!
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Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This exercise packs a double whammy. You’ll be shaping and sculpting your shoulders as well as tightening your tummy muscles by working your abs.
Once again I would like you to perform this home office exercise once every hour to increase oxygen flow to your brain boosting your brain function, making you more attentive and less likely to become distracted.
Sweet Shoulder and Stomach Exercise
After you perform the Sweetie Shoulder and Stomach exercise take a moment to write something that you love about yourself. It’s time to give yourself a pat on the back and acknowledge the greatness that you possess.
Do you love your humor, your quick wit, your outgoing personality, your appreciation for nature, the fact that you are a kick butt parent, your persistence, your values, your vision?
Do you love your butt, your arms, your eyes?
Do you love that you are patient, kind, caring?
You have the opportunity each hour after you perform the Sweetie Shoulder and abs exercise to celebrate yourself, your unique gifts, and the impact that you’ve had and are about to have on the world.
This is an especially important exercise for women who tend to put everyone elses needs ahead of their own.
It’s important that you make time for YOU! When you make yourself, your health, and your well-being, the top priority in your life everyone else wins.
Your clients win because you are more productive and are able to complete projects in less time. Your family wins because you have more energy to play with them and give them the best YOU that YOU can be. The world wins because you are living to your potential and sharing your greatness with them.
Combining this home office exercise with an act of kindness toward yourself will reinforce the positive decision that you are making by placing your health as the top priority in your life.
So tell me… what do you love about yourself? Please take a moment to share it with us as well as any thoughts or opinions that you have about the exercise and topic. Your comments mean a lot to me.
Don’t forget that each comment that you share this week will give you a chance of winning the Fat Loss Quickie home office fitness program.
You ROCK! Enjoy the experience,
PS Have you been putting everyone elses needs ahead of your own? Are you ready to turn that around because you now recognize how everyone else will win when you make YOU and your health your top priority?
PPS If you missed yesterday’s guest post you can check it out here: Home Office Fitness Sweetie Style"
Friday, October 23, 2009
Sleepless nights followed up by cranky, frustrated days can get old so much fast. When the ask for is to combat the hassle without using harsh medications, insomnia natural remedy innovations can so much help.Finding the right insomnia natural remedy to suit might take a little trial and error, but the reality is when one of these pays off, it tends to do so without worry of side effects.
Granted, some insomnia natural remedy items can produce allergic results, but that type of impact is few and far between. Some of the top insomnia natural remedy methods include: · Valerian root, other herbs. This insomnia natural remedy might take a few weeks to work, but if it does, it will very well. Some people have mild side effects from this remedy.
If stomach complaints, headache or dizziness presents, valerian might not be the insomnia natural remedy to pursue. Other options on the herbal market exist, as well. Things such as chamomile tea have proven helpful for some people. · Diet changes. This is one of the biggest insomnia natural remedy ideas that works and tends to do so very well. If coffee, soda, chocolate and other foods that contain caffeine are used in abundance, cutting them out of a diet can help immensely.
Another play on this insomnia natural remedy is to ensure that eating does not take place before bed time. Limit food intake to a few hours before bed to reduce acid reflux problems and digestion issues that can keep people up and walking the floors. · Relaxation. Of all the insomnia natural remedy options going, this one might be the best. Learning to use relaxation techniques and mediation can help not only with getting more sleep, but also lessening stress in one’s life.
The powerful benefits of this insomnia natural remedy should not be discounted. It might take some time to learn these techniques, but the effort will be worth it in the long haul. · Aromatherapy. This is an easy insomnia natural remedy that is used by many. English lavender, for example, is used in all sorts of aromatherapy candles, fragrances and even soaps to help people relax.
It is considered safe enough that many baby bath products use this to help little ones sleep sooner and sounder. · Music. Simple, soothing sounds often distract the mind and allow it to relax. This insomnia natural remedy is quick and easy to try. · Acupuncture.
Many people find this insomnia natural remedy works very well for them. It might also help with other issues that are causing the insomnia in the first place. Living with insomnia is not fun. Seeking out the right insomnia natural remedy options can help lessen the strain. The options are many and the truth is people don’t always have to rely on medications to help them sleep faster, sounder and longer. Do your body a favour. Have a good sleep tonight! Download your Cant Sleep eBook now!"
Help With Insomnia
Approximately 10-15% of Americans suffer according to insomnia. The sleep aid world has continued profiting immensely and in the endure few years alone, there has been a 100% increase in the use of sleeping pills. There are hundreds of different brands of sleep aids at last found at the pharmacy and more and more people are purchasing them every day. While everyone does have the occasional trouble sleeping, there are those that have trouble sleeping almost every night.
Some people do manage to fall asleep, but have trouble maintaining it. There are lot of reasons for insomnia, including:
• Caffeine addiction
• Pain or other illness
• Alcohol (although some people drink alcohol to help them sleep, it is known to do the exact opposite)
• Sedentary or inactive lifestyle – lack of exercise
• Erratic hours due to rotating work or by trying to juggle work and school at the same time
• Environmental factors such as loud noises or lights
We are living hectic lives in a hectic world and the reasons that most people are kept from sleeping are innumerable. There are means to help people sleep more, other than just sleeping aid medication but unfortunately some people only rely on the medication and are sometimes so desperate to fall asleep that they could run the risk of overdosing and never waking up! Needless to say, you should be very careful if you use any type of sleep aid medicine.
Many people find yoga and meditation to be helpful when they have insomnia. These can relax the mind as well as the body and yoga classes are available almost everywhere. Try playing some light music at night and do some yoga right before you go to bed or ask a family member to give you a massage when you lie down at night. These may help you relax more as well. Although it may be hard to do, you could also try cutting down on the caffeine, especially a few hours before going to bed.
Some people find that drinking milk or an herbal tea before bedtime will help them relax more as well as a small snack that is low on sugar and protein eaten an hour before bedtime. Do not watch television before going to bed because you may find yourself thinking too much about it when trying to fall asleep. The same goes about reading an exciting book right before going to bed.
Some people claim that a bit of light reading helps them relax more though, as well as having some relaxing music playing in the background. Other tips on getting a good sleep include keeping regular hours, physical exercise throughout the day, lying on your back and concentrating on your breathing. Many of these tips may help you relax and sleep more but if you still have trouble with insomnia, you should consult a doctor. If you are given any medicine to help you fall asleep, please be careful with it and only take it when needed. Do your body a favour. Have a good sleep tonight! Download your Help With Insomnia eBook now!"
Hormonal fluctuations commonly related to menopause are the most routine instigates of insomnia and night sweats. Usually, the hypothalamus, that regulates heat in the body, do its job according with the obtainable temperature. Night sweats and insomnia but happen due to the fact that of the overproduction of heat of the hypothalamus. The decreasing level of estrogen that is connected with menopause, is responsible for the failure of the hypothalamus to regulate body heat, that’s why it perceives an increased temperature in the body.
A malfunctioning hypothalamus may also release chemicals that may lead to the dilation of the skin blood vessels for heat release. Night sweats and insomnia may go hand in hand with cold shivering. Night sweats and insomnia are difficult conditions that menopausal women face. But it becomes even more difficult if women don’t deal with it the right way. The best first thing to do is to know more about night sweats and insomnia so that they are better equipped with the knowledge on how to prevent or control and get help with night sweats and insomnia. The most important thing is to have good hormonal levels. Support your body and give it what it needs to have good hormonal levels. Learn how to have a healthy body. Follow an exercise program or a healthy diet.
A healthy nutrition and enough exercise may not be enough to control your hormones, but this is a good way to start. Not only do you need to have a healthy diet and a good work out program, you may also have to have hormonal imbalance treatment in the form of alternative medicines. Help for night sweats and insomnia may be given by a doctor. But here are some general tips to help you reduce the frequency of night sweats and insomnia: Have a diet that contains fruits and vegetables, grains, fiber and protein. You may also need to sleep in a cool room to avoid too much night sweats. Or if you have no air-conditioning unit, open up your window and use a fan. Before bedtime, take a cold shower first.
Not only will this help you with night sweats, this will also help you freshen up after a very busy day. Drink plenty of water each day and have a cold water ready on your bedside table. Support your body with natural supplements to help you control your hormones. Avoid coffee, sugar, hot soups, alcohol and spicy food. As much as possible, stop smoking. To cut down your stress level, exercise regularly. Engage in sports if you must! Not only will this help you boost your sleeping patterns, it will also help you stay fit and young. Being the most common symptom of menopause, night sweats and insomnia are very inconvenient and may add up to the emotional stress that a women is facing.
Because of night sweats and insomnia, many women wake up in the middle of the night because of bed sheets and pillows that are wet with sweat. A therapy called HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy can help lessen the episodes of night sweats and insomnia. Not all women are good candidates for HRT though. That’s why it is important for women with such sleeping disorders to consult a doctor to find help for night sweats and insomnia. There are many alternative ways to get help with these disorders. Women just have to discuss their symptoms and difficulties with an able doctor to begin treatment. Do your body a favour. Have a good sleep tonight! Download your Sleep Remedies eBook now!"
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The viruses are constantly changing as they spread, so just because someone has caught a cold that going around once, any immunity to that particular virus will be of little use if there is repeated infection. This is because the virus will have mutated into another form.
The herbal approach to treatment focuses on strengthening the body’s immune system, thus helping it to fight the virus, while relieving symptoms. Frequent colds can be a sign of a weakened immunity, they can also indicate a stressful lifestyle or poor diet, and medicine alone can’t help in these situations. Combating a cold at the first sign of symptoms is also important. Rather than trying to ignore the increasing catarrh and sore throat until the cold is full blown, start treatment immediately.
Echinacea is one of the best herbs to take to strengthen the immune system, also add plenty of garlic cloves in cooking. Anticatarrhals such as elderflower and yarrow can also ease symptoms. /cut down on refined carbohydrates ” white sugar and white flour products ” as these tend to encourage mucus, and eat plenty of fruit instead. Taking up to 5 g of vitamin C a day in divided doses can also help."
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Vacations can be a lot of fun, but if we have to fly long distances, the jet lag that comes along with the flight isn’t so fun. So, today I decided to address jet lag and ways to prevent it prior to departure, during the flight and at your destination. Because after all, we all want to feel our best while on vacation.
And don’t forget, the nominations for the 2009 Podcast Awards are still open! Nominations close on October 18th. So, if you like this show, please head on over to podcastawards.com and nominate Being Healthy TV under the “Health/Fitness” category:
Podcast Name: Being Healthy for Busy People
Podcast URL: http://www.beinghealthy.tv/media/podcast/
Being a finalist will help bring more awareness to my podcast. I greatly appreciate your time and nomination!
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Friday, October 2, 2009
In this article I've decided to outline some of the more popular types of weight training equipment that people use. It not a complete list but can give an overall picture of some of the different functions people use their equipment for, as well as the different muscles which they are looking [...]"
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
by Louanne Baelde
The toughest part about an exercise program is getting started. The best way to start exercises is to start slow and steady.
In order to change your lifestyle from sedentary to physically active, you need to have a workable plan.
Choose an exercise that you can practice easily all year round. Most people enjoy walking, swimming, jogging, and fitness videos. If you have a medical condition, be sure to consult your physician before you begin any type of vigorous activity.
Always begin your exercise slowly. Be sure to make it fun, not overly strenuous. Give yourself a chance to get used to the new activity. Allow yourself the necessary time to warm up before your exercise and as well, time to cool down afterwards. Five minutes for warm-ups and cool down times are often recommended. By doing warm-ups first, you will be less likely to injure yourself.
Aerobic exercises are a great way to remain healthy or even to lose or control your weight. Regular aerobic exercises help to prevent heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and cancers. They can improve your muscles and strenghten your bones, and improve your flexibility. Aerobics can also lower your blood pressure, and lessen depression. Aerobic exercises include bicycling, swimming, stair climbing, hiking,running, walking, aerobic dancing and many other activities.
Aerobics use the large muscles in the legs and buttocks to strengthen your heart and lungs. These are called cardiovascular exercises. Regular aerobic exercises makes your heart stronger.
Establish a reasonable schedule by allowing certain days to be off. It is good to exercise at least three times a week. A well thought out schedule will continue and be more productive on the long run. An example would be to exercise maybe every other day with two or three days off every week. Begin your exercise moderately at first with maybe only 30 minutes per day. Make time for several different activities. If you find that 30 minutes is too long of a time at once, break up your session into shorter intervals such as maybe two sessions of 15 minutes. Don’t stop exercising if your muscles hurt at the start; that’s normal and this will gradually decrease and disappear in time. If you experience any severe pain or swelling, make sure to stop.
Choose a convenient time of the day to exercise. When exercising, it’s best to wait a while after eating or to wait till the weather cools off if it is too warm.
Make sure to wear shoes that you can breathe in and that allow enough room for comfort, but yet properly support your feet.
Have a goal in mind and plan to achieve it gradually. A great way to track your success is to use a chart. You could maybe list the minutes you exercise each day.
To succeed, you must stick with your plan of exercise. Make time to reward yourself for each accomplishment. As you progress, you can increase your levels of exertion over time.
Insomnia is a very common and disturbing problem. It estimated that about 15% of the population is currently suffering from insomnia and that as much as 80% of the overall population has suffered from poor sleep quality in their life.
Besides creating tiredness and a general sense of irritability, insomnia is also responsible for considerable working days missed from the sleepless worker. Furthermore, the quality of work dispensed by a person who did not benefit from a sufficient night of sleep is non optimal.
A person suffering from insomnia should always consult her doctor to get the proper examinations and diagnosis. When a diagnosis of insomnia is made, a person should sincerely ask herself what she can do to improve her condition.
Too often people tend to “pop a pill” hoping that the magic will happen and that they will “cure” their insomnia. Studies have shown that sleeping pills do not provide the same depth of sleep that helps the mind and the body to fully recuperate. The artificially induced sleep by pills does not provide the same level and quality of sleep a healthy body requires. Furthermore, many pills have potential serious side effects and should not be taken fro a prolonged period.
There are well known substances that can affect the overall quality and quantity of sleep. Such factors that can cause insomnia or poor quality of sleep are: caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks and the so-called “energy drinks”), tobacco, alcohol, other stimulants, etc
It is a misconception that alcohol helps to sleep. It has a first effect as a depressant but has a rebound effect of diminishing the quality of the remaining sleep during the night.
It is a proven fact that exercising helps liberate adrenaline during the exercises and later natural endorphins, our natural “feel happy” hormones. One should exercise at least two hours before going to bed in order to benefit the most from the exercise and not be excited from the exercises thus interfering with their sleep.
Taking naps is becoming more and more common and North Americans are catching-up with this healthy habit. Naps should be short and not taken after dinner as they might interfere with the actual night of sleep.
A proper sleeping environment is a must: the room should be dark during the sleep and noise kept to a minimum. Proper lighting during the day helps to harmonize with the daily cycles. In countries where daylight is very rare (especially in winter) or for people working during night shifts, the proper lighting during the day can greatly help in achieving a good quality of sleep.
Proper hydration is very important to insure optimal body functioning, sleeping included. It is recommended to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. It is also a very good habit to start and finish your day by drinking a good glass of purifying water.
Stress can be a major contributing factor in the cause of insomnia. The good news is that stress can be controlled and overcome with the proper help. Hypnosis has been proven very efficient in numerous studies to greatly reduce the level of stress and consequently improving the quality of sleep a person feels. By allowing the person to push away all her concerns when night comes and fall into a rejuvenating sleep, hypnosis can be considered a natural and ideal solution to insomnia.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Many people enjoy drinking a glass of red wine with dinner or sometimes dessert. After all, a glass of red wine goes very nicely with meat, red pasta, certain cheeses and even chocolate. In fact, wine is so popular these days that wine bars have been popping up all over the United States. In some areas, they have become the local hangout, competing with coffee shops and bars.
So, since wine is “in” these days, and gets a lot of coverage for its health benefits, this week’s topic is red wine. So, sit back and enjoy the show!
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
I would like you to meet a fellow stroke survivor (Ron
Gardner) who has a mission to help other stroke survivors and their
families deal and recover from such a catastrophic event as stroke.
Ron is being interviewed this upcoming week on XM/Sirius Radio and
if you have access and are able to listen then here are the details from Ron.
"I will be a guest XM/Sirius radio the week of April 6th on
booktalk radio discussing my Take Brave Steps book. I wanted to
invite all my friends to listen. The schedule for "This Is Audible"
on both XM 163 & Sirius 117 simultaneously beginning the week of
April 6 is: Mon. - 8am, Wed. - 7pm, Thu. - 3pm, Fri. - 11pm, Sat. -
8pm and Sun. - 8am, all eastern times. Continued good health and
My hope is to get to know Ron a little better over the next while
and maybe to work with him to further his goals as they are mine as well.
I encourage you to listen if you are able. (Ron will be sharing his story)
If you are not able to receive the live broadcasts Ron has also been interviewed in the past and
here is a link to some of those interviews.
More and more people are being plunged into unexpected catastrophic
events these days such as stroke and they and their families really need the help
of someone like Ron because he has the first hand experience as
well as the skill to apply and share his experience in a way that
can really help.
Here is an excerpt from Ron's book
Till next post,
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Many people in the world today suffer from a condition known as Dyslexia. It can be a very frustrating experience for both the person and his friends and family.
An older edition of the Awake magazine published by Jehovah's Witnesses offers excellent information on dealing with the condition.
It begins this way.
" 'WHAT is your telephone number?' asks Julie. The caller replies. But the figures Julie jots down bear little relation to the number given.
'My teacher tore up the picture I painted,’ laments Vanessa, adding, 'I could never remember what she was saying.’
David, in his 70's, struggles to read simple words that he mastered more than six decades earlier.
Julie, Vanessa, and David have a learning difficulty—a frustrating one. It is dyslexia. What causes this condition? How can dyslexics overcome the frustration it provokes?"Click here to read the entire article that also contains links to other related articles.
Thank you for reading and if you enjoy the subject matter that I research and write about then you can join my Net Friends to receive even more related FREE digital products and recommendations to reasonably priced paid products that I find along the way.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Do you think that diet and exercise is the key to a fit body? Would you pig out every day on a steady diet of fast foods, Rocky Road ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, potato chips and soft drinks? Would you kick back in your favorite chair watching the tube all day, every day? Would you surf the net all day, every day, never taking a break . Just siting there with eyes glued to the screen, pushing the little mouse around and clicking every now and then.
How would your body feel about that? Not too great...Right?
Well what about the three pounds of grey matter between your ears? Do the same thing,..............get the same result!
Let me introduce you to another great web site by Posit Science called Brainfitness.
Here is what they say about themselves:
"Not long ago, most scientists believed the brain became “hard-wired” during childhood, and that there was little you could do to improve its function once you entered adulthood. Not anymore. The scientific community now accepts that the brain retains its plasticity—the ability to rewire itself for better function—throughout life. This website is dedicated to educating the public about the brain and cognition, how (and why) the brain can change during the course of life, and what you can do to sharpen your brain."
So let's go find out just what Brainfitness is and why we need it!...
Click Here to enter the "Brainfitness" website
If you like the site then drop me a comment a the bottom of this post. If you like the material that I research and blog about why not join my "Net Friends".
Just enter your first name and email address in the form to the right and click the submit button.
The list is a double opt in ( to protect from spam) so you will have to look for an email and click the verify link to complete the process after you click the submit button.
Hay I look forward to having you join my "Net Friends" I will be sending you my welcome email as soon as you are verified.
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O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama
Just a litle ditty to get your toes a tappin and put a smile on your face. :o)
Click here to go to the web site.
I hope hat put you in a good mood. If so, now would be a great time to join my "Net Friends" List. Just enter your name and email address in the form on the Right and click the "submit" button.
Go ahead, post a comment if you liked it.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
I ran accross one of Gabor's sites the other day and I have to say I was very impressed by the quality of content contained in his PLR products.
Gabor Olah is one of the most sought after Private Label Rights Goto Guys on the internet.
Click Here to go to his central site. You can start exploring from there.
This is what one blogger had to say about Gabor.
"you’re into writing, and find yourself with writer’s block, or if you need an E-Book that you can’t find, check out Gabor Olah’s site, Private Label Rights Downloads. Here’s what the little blurb says:
Get Instant Access to A HUGE, Ever-Growing Package of Hand-Picked,
Hard-to-Find QUALITY Private Label Rights Articles (9800+), PLR Ebooks (56+), PLR Videos,
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Internet Marketing Training Videos (100+) For Free - Available For A Limited Time Only!)"
So far his e-mails do not offend and actually offer more value than I have been receiving from some of the so called BIG names on the net.
I am in the proccess of working toward making Gabor one of my Net Friends and will definately be inviting him to be one of the twenty six Net Friends to feature in my "Fun And Featured 09" project. (more on that in a future post)
But for now here is a FREE package that Gabor sent to me today. This is an example of the quality that you can expect from him.
Check hin out at Gabor Olah dot com
This post is one in a series of posts that I am doing to introduce you to some Quality Net Friends that are joining my growing list of Friends and Followers.
This year only twenty six of these Friends and Followers will be selected to join in my "Fun And Featured 09" project.
If you wlould like to be one then let me know what you can bring to the table by leaving a comment....Thanks! ( remember quality content is the key along with real value)
Till next post,
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I just happened to meet Rosie the other day when posting a comment on the SWBNetwork site.
I happened to address a couple of lines of my comment to Rosie's previous comment and the next thing Rosie is following me on Twitter (you all know how this web 2.0 thing works)
Well it turns out that Rosie (not her real name) is an author and has written a ton of articles and books on the topic of wight loss.
Her bio starts off this way:
"Weight control diet advice. What would I know and how did I get to know it? Who am I anyway?
My name is Rosie Peters. Actually, it's not - that's my pen name. I've used it over the last 10 years for the educational textbooks I have written in Australia. It's a combination of the names of my older dog and my long deceased cat."
Click Here to read Rosie's full bio
Rosie has a free e book on her site "Weight Control Diet Advise"
Her free book is called "Lose Weight Today" Click Here to get your copy.
Rosie has also written other books and articles. Click Here to read Rosie's articles
I hope that you enjoyed meeting Rosie as much as I have. I am always amazed at the talent of people that we meet on the net.
I will be introducing more of my ever growing group of interesting "Net Friends" in future posts.
If you read my last post you will know that I am working on my newest project "Fun And Featured 09" hash tag FAF09 but more on that in a future post.
In the meantime if you know of anyone (including yourself) that would like to be part of FAF09 just leave me a comment on this post. Thanks!
Till next post,
This is an open invitation to anyone on the web who would like to participate in a marketing test.
The idea is to feature business by products and giving one of them away to one entrant that contributes some content by way of an experience or story relating to the product being featured.
An example might be: If the product were an ebook the entry might require the person to tell us about thier favourite ebook or ebooks. (this builds content)
This is an open letter, however I am limiting the number of participants to 26 (for this test) so if you wish to join in then don't hesitate. Let me know right away.
I must confess this is not my idea. My friend Laura-Jane has been doing this on her blog "Whimfield" for a number of weeks now. I have given her idea a slight twist to see if it will change the results.
This can be a very fun way to increase friends, learn and promote products and businesses all at the same time.
Now here is the letter...
My name is Gary and I have a fun web idea that I think would be of great benefit to your company..
Over the next year I would like to build a list of twenty six web sites that I could feature to my growing group of friends (over 300 now and getting bigger every day) I have chosen to invite your business to be featured.
At the same time I would like to continue to grow a much larger group of friends and have some fun while learning and sharing at the same time by giving away twenty six products. (one every two weeks)
To make this happen I will be using the very latest web 2.0 marketing tools. (yep the social sites like Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Friend feed etc.)
These are very powerful tools and reach litterly millions of readers every day.
How can you be part of my "Fun And Featured" idea?
Simply contribute one of the twenty six products. It could be an electronic, or real product (your choice but the more value the better)
You give me the details of your business and the product and I add you to my list of to be featured sites (your own blog post and link love gives Search Engine ranking) and place your product details in the cue to be given away at the earliest available giveaway date.
Once the product has been given away I will provide the winner's information and you will ship the product to the winner.
Simple, easy and effective. Only the cost of your one product and shipping is your ticket to growing your business on the most effective marketing medium today. (Web 2.0)
I will continue to feature your business (every week, possibly for years) to my growing group of friends and the millions of web 2.0 users, using the very latest web 2.0 marketing tools. An example might be a blog post listing and linking the top 25, 50, 75 or 100 of my favorite all time products.
If you are interested in joining me in featuring your business in this way just respond/comment to this blog post with a statement of agreement, the details of your product to give away and your commitment to ship the product (once given away) to the winner. Also include your contact information. (email etc.)
As soon as I have a commitment from the first twenty six businesses to respond we will launch the project. (this could happen within the next thirty days)
If you have questions and /or require additional information please contact me at any of the following.
2M5 RR3 Harmony Lane
Montague, P.E.I. Canada
Hash Tag: #FAF09
Phone: 1 902 838-3261
Mobile: 1 902 940-0048