Friday, June 30, 2017

What Happens at a New Citizen Swearing Ceremony?

There is one question that I am often asked about becoming a citizen of the United States of America.

American flag, the stars and stripes surrounded by the words, new american citizen.
New American Citizen Badge
What happens during the oath swearing ceremony. For many Americans this ceremony could be as familiar as swearing a Masonic Oath. Few natural born Americans ever go to a Naturalization ceremony, the few may be friends, spuses of a naturalizing citizen.

The one thing that it is simple to say is there is no secrecy to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Most naturalization ceremonies are massed group events with dozens or tens of dozens taking the oath at the same time.

This video shows a Naturalization oath taking in Clovis, California.

As you will see there are lots of people taking the oath on this occassion. One of the new citizens is also a serving member of the military, so few  people realise that many who serve our country in our military are not actually citizens. But the military has proved a valuable entrance point for new citizens



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Make Money Online

There are dozens of books available to  you telling you how to make money online.

So where  do you even start to look for the right book.
Image of one of the books available at the make money online bookstore, the link to the store is in the caption below.
Make Money Online Bookstore

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

'Before You Write Another Blog Post: Kindle Book Review

Before You write  Another Blog Post is written by  Jeffrey Kranz and was published at the end of May 2016. Kranz knows what he is talking about, he is a content marketer and has many years experience in blogging and writing.
Jeffrey Kranz book on blog writing and  on how to write a blog
Book Cover: Before You Write Another Blog Post

Who Is This Book For?

The book is subtitled;  A Content Strategy Guide For Corporate Bloggers. But don't be fooled by that,  in my opinion this book is for anyone who wants to write a blog.

Whether you woke up this morning and said  "I want to write a blog." Or if you are like me and began blogging five or ten years ago, I believe you can learn something new from this book. I definitely learned some new ideas.

Kranz writes simply and directly, he does not blind you with science and jargon. The aim of this book is to help you  generate blog posts. Not to  frustrate you by sending you to a dictionary to research every buzz word.

What Does the Book  Tell You?

The book begins by telling you exactly what you will get. A plan on how to creeate  detailed blog posts.  Kranz takes you away from the old idea of the three hundred word or less blog.  The false  promise of 'click bait' titles. With Kranz you should plan and organize a post. Yes do your research and Kranz tells you how. Then plan, have a start to your blog, set a road map for where you will take the reader then deliver your reader to the destination safely and have them satisfied by the result.

This takes a lot of planning and imagination on your part but the result is a blog post that exceeds the readers now depleted expectations. By delivering on a promise you will have created a reader who will come back for more.

Why Should I Have To Plan?

Yes, I know, planning is hard, planning is tiresome. While you are planning a post you are taking time from posting dozens of quick posts.. But what are those quick posts getting for you?

Quick posts may get lots of eyeballs viewing you but those views are often transient, look, bounce, click on to another page. Your readers, your customers are let down each time you post a quickie.  Don't give them a cheap fast food burger, give them a delicious, mouth watering, juicy, flavorful prime steak with all the trimmings. They'll be back for more.

What Can This Book Teach Me?

This book is full of advice. The first thing you may notice though is that Kranz barely talks about search engine optimization (SEO) Why? Because search engine optimization is a house of smoke and mirrors. Good SEO is planning, not quirky tricks like the old days of keyword stuffing.

Search engines are the good bloggers friend, the good blogger plans, creates, informs and writes good copy. If you construct a good post the SEO is already there. No need for gimmicks, SEO happens and that is one of the most importantthings that I have taken from this book.

So ...

How Can I get This  Book?

You can read Before You Write Another Blog Post on any amazon Kindle device or Kindle app on your tablet or smart phone.

How  Can I Read  This  Book For  FREE?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In the Green Screen Studio

Variety is the spice of life, or so they say.
William Elliott seen on control room monitors during the recording of his latest program, remember, remember. He is wearing a burgundy colored shirt and stands in front of a green curtain which will be taken out of the shot later as graphics are incorporated into the program.
William Elliott  In Front of the Green Screen

So for a little variety and to learn some new techniques I recently moved from behind the scenes to infront of the camera. Working with a green screen or chroma key and introducing my own one off program to be aired in a few  weeks time.

Here is the story of my experience in front of a full on television camera for the first time and it proved to be a fun time, working with a great crew.

William Elliott A Life with Blindness: I Am On Screen In The Studio: Last night at the CMAC studio I was talking explosives. Big bangs, fireworks, pyrotechnics, black powder whatever you want to call it, to m...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Excellent Way To Read Kindle E-Books: Review of Kindle Unlimited

If you are like me, when I come across a new idea, I like to buy every book I can on the subject and I own an amazon Kindle or use the Kindle apps on my iPad or iPhone  so even if I am not  certain of the worth of a book I will often just say "Oh Well, It's just a couple of dollars." and buy the book.
Kindle Unlimited allows you to borrow books for one fixed price per month. Then just return them when you have finished, check out a book without having to buy it.
Kindle Unlimited is a whole Library of knowledge

Then of course I can suffer a lot of buyers remorse. A couple of dollars several times per month becomes tens of dollars per month and especially with Kindle Books, lots of try this marketing books end up as a series of affiliate links, that I don't want or need and I have now just paid for them!

I have recently come across Kindle Unlimited  from amazon. You can "borrow as amny books as you like from the thousands published on Kindle. You may read the book as many times as you wish and can have up to ten books on loan at any one time.

So for instance the latest book on Pinterest Marketing looks good, it is oof those listed at $2.99 to buy or is available for free with 'Kindle Unlimited.

You know that you are interested but don't know what exactly you will learn. With Kindle Unlimited you can borrow the book, read it, use the information that you have acquired and then borrow another 9 books from the kindle library. Then as you go along return any book for a new book.

So in my first months FREE  Trial I have read over twenty books, gained lots of information and saved myself between $40and $60 Having read so many books I can say about two thirds of those had very little to offer me, but without Kindle Unlimited I would have wasted much of my money.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Wanelo Experiment?

Have you heard of a website called
Customers may come from to your store and leave you some cash.

Well I have been seeing a little link to this site appearing on my zazzle product pages for a while now. It is in the more links portion of the link this page to ... Where you find a link to Tumblr and Google1.

So today I decided to  take a look at what has to offer as far as marketing goes. Here are my initial findings and thoughts.

What does Wanelo stand for?

Wanelo is an acronym of three little words. Want. Need. Love.  That is simply the case. You  want it, you need it, you love it.

What is Like? is very similar to pinterest in that it is a visual pin board of products. All products must be physical products, no downloads  or software. All items must be shippable through the mail and  Wanelo was designed for retailers to sell their products, visitors go to wanelo to look for items to buy.

Is it Easy to Create an Account?

It is very easy to set up an account. Follow the link to (This is not an affiliate link)  Click create an account and enter your details or set up with Facebook account.

Then you are able to save links from a affiliate account simply, by posting the link as you would on Pinterest.

At the moment it doesn't seem very simple to create amaazon affiliate links.

Wanelo also links to Shopify Stores if you have one.

How does it work?

Customers may find an item they want linked on your page. They elect to Save or Buy the item.. If they buy then they take a 15%  introducers fee and pay the rest of the money to you when you ship an item.

I have posted several items of my own design from my zazzle store to see what happens, I guess they will take the standard 15% from zazzle and I get my own set percentage for the item?

We will see.

I will update you all in a few weeks when the new links have had toime to work. It will be interesting just to see how works out.

Let me know what you think, if you have tried it or if you are thinking about opening an account.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Are You Ready For Thanksgiving?

With the coming of September we should turn our thoughts to darker evenings and the frosty bite to the air.

Thanksgiving is a time for parties and pumkin pie. Thanksgiving party invitations need to be ordered now to allow for printing and mailing to your guests before they receive an invite from someone else.

In just a few weeks Thanksgiving will be here and so we should consider looking at getting our dinner party  invitations out in the mail before all our friends take other places.

Here is a pin board from my friend Ann with some of the latest and best Thanksgiving Party Invitations around the web.

Take a look at Ann's Choice Thanksgiving Party Invitations on Pinterest and share the Thanks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle

Pinterest Marketing Guide was published on Kindle just a few days ago. I was intrigued by the title and decided to give the book a try. After all it was not very long, just over 80 pages and was not too expensive, Free if you have a free reading account with your Kindle device.

So I actually chose to buy this book. When I buy things and have spent my hard earned dollars I feel that I have "skin in the game" and am more critical of the book.

So my verdict on this book?

It was worth my dollars!

The book assumes no knowledge of Pinterest, so the first couple of chapters  are not required reading if you already have a Pinterest account and are a regular pinner.

As the book moves on from how and why to set up an account for your business it brings together lots of ideas including building on the social media side of Pinterest as well as explaining the new and varied use of Promoted Pins and how they work to analysing your traffic analytics to find what your audience is really re-pinning and liking. A great help when you are trying to create an audience and drive traffic to your monetized sites

I immediately took some of the ideas from the book to try on my Pinterest boards and now just 48 hours later I am seeing increased traffic moving on from my Pinterest pins and going to my various affiliate accounts and a increase in sales through those affiliate links.

So to read what others say about the Pinterest Marketing Guide click here

 Pinterest Marketing: Drive Customers to Your Site With Promoted Pins, Buyable Pins, and More Kindle Edition
Pinterest Marketing Guide on mazon kindle