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Red Skelton Explains the Pledge of Allegiance - 02/26/10 12:43 PM
Red Skelton has always held a special place in my heart. He was a gentle, kind human being with an enormous talent. I had the priviledge of watching a taping of his Red Skelton program way back in the '60s. What a treat! Please enjoy this video. It's typical Red Skelton explaining the Pledge of Allegiance like only he can. (9 comments)
Business Website Mistakes to Avoid - 02/25/10 02:00 PM
Your website is an extended business card that, in many cases, may be the first introduction a potential client has to you and your services. That is why it is important to make sure you have your site set up properly. Here are a few business website mistakes you should avoid: Don't... 1. ...add video or music that automatically starts when your page loads. This can be hard on the ears if someone's speakers are set high and they aren't aware of it. Instead, set up video and audio clips so that they can be turned off and on at the (14 comments)
Vote for Me! - 02/18/10 11:15 AM
Yesterday I received an email from Foodista , an online cooking encyclopedia. They had found my blog post with my Spanish Rice recipe. I have been invited to enter the Foodista Recipe Contest. If I win, my recipe will be published in the Foodista Cookbook. Please click on the Vote For Me! icon below to place your vote.
If you would like the chance to have your recipes published in a cookbook, enter them into the Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook competition. But hurry, the deadline is February 28th, 2010! Enter at http://www.foodista.com/blogbook?src=bo_3 If you participate in this contest, (13 comments)
Connecting the Dots with Carra Riley - 02/11/10 02:31 PM
Today's edition of "Connecting the Dots with Carra Riley". First of all, we at Second Self Virtual Assistance have to give a hearty "thank you" to Carra Riley, the Countess of the Cosmic Cow Pie. We were privileged to be intereviewed by Carra on her BlogTalkRadio program. We were flattered that she recognized the value of what a virtual assistant can do for real estate professionals. As usual, Carra was very complimentary and generous. The time just flew by. There was so much to cover in such a little time. You can hear the entire interview by clicking the play button below. (15 comments)
Many thanks to Carra Riley of Cosmic Cowpie fame for allowing us the opportunity to participate on her Blog Talk Radio series. Please see details below.
Via Carra Riley CRB, CRS, GRI (Carra Riley Inc.- Real Estate Consultant, Author, Speaker ): You Can Have It All Without Doing It All! If keeping up with social media seems like a monkey you do not want on your back, you will want to listen to the Blogtalkradio show coming up.
Our next guests on the Blogtalkradio "ActiveRain member series" will be Pamela Cendejas , Heather Chavez and Crystal Morris of Second (6 comments)
We all know that content is king. That will never change. However, it is interesting to learn how Google ranks page speed when considering the value of a website. While a higher loading page with little to no content will never outrank a page that is full of great info that happens to load at a slower speed, Google can give a little more weight to a page that loads faster than one with similar content but a lower load speed. So, how do you keep good content without sacrificing page speed? Don't overdo it. You want to keep your site (20 comments)
Spanish Rice - It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This! - 02/01/10 03:06 PM
I used to be able to find great Spanish Rice in package made by Knorr. I don't know if they quit making it or my grocery store just stopped carrying it. I came up with this Spanish Rice recipe out of desperation. It's so simple and only takes a few minutes and even fewer ingredients. I am not real big on measurements when I make this, so use your own judgement and taste. Mexican Cooking Spanish Rice Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This Cooking Oil 1 cups white rice 1/2 cup bottled salsa - your favorite brand 1 1/2 cup water (22 comments)
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.