Here are some of the comments we have received of late that may be of interest to the general readership.
I just added this web site to my rss reader, excellent stuff. Can not get enough!
*** Thank you for the encouragement!
Hi! I’ve been reading your web site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good job!
*** Thank you! We try. Some would say that some of us are very trying ;]
I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
*** How is it off topic? Depending on what your plans are for your blog you could start out with a free site like blogger – just google free blog platforms – and that will work for many things. Just make sure that you keep copies of everything you post so that you can rebuild if needed. If your free blog gets canceled for any reason EVERYTHING goes away. We chose to go with www.ipage.com which is a paid host site and we used the wordpress plug ins. Cost depends a lot on what you do for yourself and what you hire out. Either way it is a good thing to learn how to do it yourself. BTW none of us are 100% certain, especially when we are learning. Just learn what you can and then jump in.
Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
*** Thanks! We have not targeted Yahoo News. We do general marketing and some of our subscribers have submitted www.PrepareSurviveThrive.US to sites they like or talked about us on their own sites.
When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Thanks a lot!
*** There should be a spot on each of those posts which will allow you to change the settings. Anything that we would alter would effect the whole site and everyone.
With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help protect against content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.
*** Nope, sure don’t. There ARE ways to enforce copyrights but it involves lawyers and courts typically costing too much for it. What we ask people to do when using our original content is to reference our site as the source.
Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, superb blog!
*** Greetings back to you in Colorado! We have a lot of people who do that, it is one of the reasons we limit pictures and such on our site. Load times when you are mobile is a real big issue.
First of all I want to say great blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Many thanks!
*** Thanks for the complement! The first thing to do is sit down, check the phase of the moon & solar activity, then say HUMMMMm to yourself and hold your mouth just right….. so much for my attempt at levity ;]
Seriously now – it is normal for it to take several minutes to get into ‘the zone’. Brainstorm topics with someone else and do some research. This part is NOT part of your working on your story. Then sit down at a consistent time and place. Limit the distractions and interruptions. Set a timer for 30 minutes and start writing [of typing] – DON’T stop & do not edit! The first while will be hard and the first draft each time will be crap most likely. When the timer goes off, get up and walk away……… let it rest for a bit – just like when you are cooking. Go outside for a walk, even if it is 18 below zero F like it is right now as I type this. When you come back to your missive you can then edit it as you will see the errors and think of better ways to say what you want to. Have someone else read it over to see if it is OK. It takes practice and consistency.